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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 06-06-2010, 05:49 AM
YWChg YWChg is offline
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How to check if my car comes with Cruise Control?

Hi, I just brought a 2003 525i, and I'm not sure if my car is comes with cruise control as those button on the steering wheel seems not working...
I just know that you can easily know if your car is equiped with cruise control by looking for the cruise control actuator located near the intake filter for ealier model without electronic throttle. But since I think my car is comes with electronic throttle what else can I looking for?
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Old 06-06-2010, 06:40 AM
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You are from Malaysia?

Post a picture of your cockpit, incl. the steering wheel.
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Old 06-06-2010, 08:57 AM
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My understanding is if there are buttons, it came with cruise control, so photos won't be helpful. Perhaps it is just broken.


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Old 06-06-2010, 01:43 PM
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Is the cruise ON-OFF switch still on the dash under the cluster?
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Old 06-06-2010, 01:48 PM
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Start with the photo.

BMW is known to ship all kinds of different features to all kinds of different countries.
Government regulation varies from country to country so BMW (and any other car makers) must comply with those.
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Old 06-06-2010, 04:34 PM
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It's possible that the steering wheel was changed also. Last 7 digits of VIN will tell if the car was originally produced with cruise control.
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Old 06-05-2016, 08:31 AM
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Old 06-05-2016, 11:40 AM
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Wow! Six years and we almost got a reply from the OP. (LOL)
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Old 06-05-2016, 02:30 PM
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He did reply . He's sent a T in morse code (-)
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