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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 10-30-2010, 08:01 AM
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528i fuse diagram

Need a glovebox fuse diagram for a 1998 5281
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Old 10-30-2010, 10:21 AM
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:34 AM
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doenst work
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:35 AM
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SEARCH forum, I posted the diagram before!
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:38 AM
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Do I go by the first number or the 2nd
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Old 01-26-2011, 12:46 PM
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At this point...perhaps you should provide a bit more detail...like what are you doing and why do you need the fuse info...especially since the simple fuse diagram causes you to ponder a question.

With a better understanding of why you need the info...we can provide more detail and perhaps answer a question that you may have in the future....or even direct you to a DIY that will give you a step by step procedure.
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2006 E53 X5 4.4i (Sterling Gray) 12/05 mfg date <<~>> 97 740iL (Arctic Silver) 3/97 mfg date
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99 540iT (Orient Blue) <<~>> 95 525IT (Alpine White)
91 735iL (Schwarz Black) <<~>> 85 325e (Bronzit)

http://imageshack.com/scaled/grid240/822/e38e532ndsigpic.jpg
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Old 01-26-2011, 06:01 PM
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why do you need the fuse info...especially since the simple fuse diagram causes you to ponder a question
I know NOTHING about the fuses ... (I've never replaced a single one in my 2002 525i); but I do know that Q is right on in that there are various specific 'fuse-related' tribal-knowledge issues that you might be having ...

For example (from the VERY best of E39 Links):
- Secondary air pump, troubleshooting and the famous fuse #107
- How to test the cooling system auxiliary electrical aux fan & the infamous fuse 75 (1) (2) (3) (4)
- Low oil level, the oil level sensor sends a signal to blow fuse 15, so you cannot start the car (1)
etc.
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:27 AM
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i was going to try to figure out what is wrong with my wipers. as they dont work. i replaced the 2 relays under the passenger filter under the hood. the 2 fuses for the wiper system. i think its 4-2 they are good. what esle is there to check
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:58 AM
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Here's one set, not sure how generic it is .... use at your own risk.

http://www.540i6.com/fuses.html

Some more links in this thread....

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...ad.php?t=41315


And for manuals....

http://www.bmwtips.com/OwnersManuals/manuals.htm

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Old 09-14-2012, 11:16 AM
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Rearwindow Heater quit working

I have a yr 2000 528I. My rear window heater quit working also the push button for the heater on the dash. I cant seem to find any fuses blown either. can anyone steer me in the right direction?
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:13 PM
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what is the external temperature guage showing?

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I have a yr 2000 528I. My rear window heater quit working also the push button for the heater on the dash. I cant seem to find any fuses blown either. can anyone steer me in the right direction?
if it if -40 degrees external temp sensor is bad, /that will cause malfuntion for rear window heate and heater.
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:11 AM
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Extranl temp seems to be acurate. I live in NEB and the temp has been 50 in the am and 80 in the pm so there is no reason not to belive the guage. Any other suggestions?
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:51 PM
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Extranl temp seems to be acurate. I live in NEB and the temp has been 50 in the am and 80 in the pm so there is no reason not to belive the guage. Any other suggestions?
There is a big fuse for the rear window at the end of the fuse block in the trunk. It's a big one, iirc it's a 40 amp fuse. It's at the tail light end of the fuse block, think its green.
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:55 PM
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We posted a picture of every single fuse in the E39 with a description over here:
- Where to find E39 fuse boxes (1) (2) (WDS) (WDS.ru) & how to find the front passenger seat undercarpet fuse panel (1)

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Please read the suggested threads, where the best always add value to those threads, either by pictures or by descriptions, so the next person with the same problem stands on your shoulders.
See also: E39 Bestlinks & How to easily find what you need
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Old 09-16-2012, 04:18 AM
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That's not the one I'm talking about.
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I have a yr 2000 528I. My rear window heater quit working also the push button for the heater on the dash. I cant seem to find any fuses blown either. can anyone steer me in the right direction?
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There is a big fuse for the rear window at the end of the fuse block in the trunk. It's a big one, iirc it's a 40 amp fuse. It's at the tail light end of the fuse block, think its green.
Alandra516...are you sure that fuse #66 (40 amp fuse in the trunk) is NOT blown? Check your car's trunk fuse index in case there's any difference between e39 models

(images previously posted & linked to above...in this thread...that leads you to the trunk areas fuses and fuse index)

(trunk fuse index...should be on back of battery compartment door)


(page from owners manual that shows the location of the trunk fuses above the battery)
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2006 E53 X5 4.4i (Sterling Gray) 12/05 mfg date <<~>> 97 740iL (Arctic Silver) 3/97 mfg date
(SOLD)
99 540iT (Orient Blue) <<~>> 95 525IT (Alpine White)
91 735iL (Schwarz Black) <<~>> 85 325e (Bronzit)

http://imageshack.com/scaled/grid240/822/e38e532ndsigpic.jpg
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