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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 Yesterday, 10:59 AM
turbotog turbotog is offline
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Brake bleeding help URGENT

Hi guys
Got my car booked in for MOT tomorrow so need to sort this tonight - not easy when it's now pouring with rain.. just great.. but this is the only time ive had to do it ..
anyway..had to bleed brakes and trying to cycle/purge the ABS unit..
Been looking online but haven't found the right info..
Car is a 2001 535i v8.
I have located the fuse box below the passenger pollen filter but have no clue which relay is which.. I've read I need to remove the DSC relay and use a wire to connect two pins together..
But which pin is which and where is the dsc relay?
Thinking it may be easier and quicker to just take the car out and slam the brakes on for abs to kick in then just re bleed. . But was trying to save some time.
Anyway help is appreciated - the amount of repair work ive had to do to this car is unreal.. bmw reliability is a myth! Lol
Cheers, James
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Old Yesterday, 11:41 AM
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Easier and quicker to just bleed the system without worrying about the ABS unit. The small amount of old fluid remaining isn't going to hurt anything, and it will get mixed in between now and the next bleeding. That is, unless you have a new empty ABS unit or otherwise suspect air in there.
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Don't know hoe complete your car is but the first 30 seconds of the video show location of the fuse/relay decipherer. Hope I'm not being redundant, happy bleeding and happy MOT'ing.

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Old Today, 11:27 AM
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Thanks for the help guys!
I bled brakes without cycling abs and everything is fine.. car failed mot , but only on windscreen washers not working. . Just fixed it.. hose had popped off.. so easy repair..
I've got a few other problems but ill start a new thread as the topic is different.
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