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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 05-09-2010, 04:38 PM
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Washer System...

Hi:

The washer & high-intesity washer are not working. (Wipers are fine), fuses are good.

When I press the washer button on the stalk, I do hear a click sound located somewhere around the passenger side area.

Where is the GB module for the wiper actually located?

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Old 05-09-2010, 06:09 PM
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Check the washer pump for functionality. There's information from CN90 regarding this subject if you search for it. It's common for the pump to die.
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:54 AM
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Hi:

Only reason I don't think it might be the actual pump, is the case that the high-intensity pump is not working either. Every fifth regular screen wash, the HI should wash the headlights and they are as dry as a fiddle?

As was mentioned before, weird if both pumps opted to die at the same time.

Will check this weekend.
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:40 PM
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My hoses were bad, could not figure out why no fluid... it was all going under the hood sound insulation! FL car so lots of heat under a black hood... after the hoses, realoem.com and others have schematics showing the two pumps we have.
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Anyone ever switch the two pumps so the Hi- Int washer system has a bigger bucket to pull from??? I find myself using the Hi-Int system all the time, over regular hold the stalk and what not...
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Eddie,

Very very rare for the module to go bad, so go after the hoses and reservoir first.
I wrote a DIY for washer reservoir, search for it.
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