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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 11-28-2014, 03:39 PM
louisin louisin is offline
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No Electrical Power to Turn On Engine

I had an issue with window elevator. I just unplug and plug in back and then I try to start the car but all electrical power was completely shutdown (no lights, no windows, no engine, no dash board lights, complete Dead) then I check all trunk fuses and all are fine. I just try to jump with 10A 12 Volts charger and all electric system come on for a minute and No Injection at all...
What I need to check in order to get the electrical system back in order to start the car ..?

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Old 11-28-2014, 04:28 PM
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A charger isn't very good at jumping. Jump it with a running car or let the battery charge for a few hrs.

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Old 11-28-2014, 04:39 PM
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What is the battery voltage? A fully charged battery is 12.6+

If yours is much lower, you need to charge it overnight at that rate, if not longer.
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Old 11-30-2014, 03:44 PM
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Smile thank you guys.

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MKJS texas.
I follow your instructions,check the battery voltage was only 9 volts charged overnight
today I have 13 volts,install the battery and start the car,all systems on......... GREAT GUYS
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