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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 10-21-2014, 06:33 AM
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Hi Guys I have a very strange thing happening the last two weeks, when I disarm the alarm in the morning I get a loud buzzing for around 30 sec from the rear of the car, then it stops, the only thing around that area seems to be the fuel sender unit and pump, the car is a 1997 E39 Estate 528i with 182.000k on the clock apart from this the car runs great, any ideas out there
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Old 10-21-2014, 10:29 AM
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Disconnect the fuel door lock and observe the result.
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Old 10-21-2014, 10:36 AM
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I typed /fuel door f3 in the bestlinks and this popped up.
- How to debug central locking trunk release fuse F53 due to a stock fuel door solenoid (1) (2)
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Old 10-22-2014, 05:13 AM
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Thanks for the reply I will try that, had a feel round the other morning and the vibration and buzzing is louder near the fuel sender unit but I have never heard of a alarm system priming the fuel pump
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