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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 12-11-2016, 05:37 PM
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in opertaive wiper blades

Cold weather just struck in Chicago and my wiper blades refused to operate when I first started the car. There was frost on the windshield so I warmed up the car and blasted the windshield heater with the blades turned off. Then the blades started working. Over the next few days they worked, then didn't work. Now, after another cold night, only the fast speed works-not the slow speed or intermittent. I'm thinking this is an electrical connection issue rather than a faulty mechanical one. The day before this started I had new blades out on by BMW, which I don't think is related but I mention it anyway. Any ideas???
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Old 12-11-2016, 07:13 PM
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Check your wiper relay. It's a common fault
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Old 12-11-2016, 08:00 PM
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Take out the wiper relay and clean the contacts with some sandpaper and reseat the relay - happened to me over the summer
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