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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 06-06-2014, 02:38 PM
530iGuy55 530iGuy55 is offline
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General module in 2002 530i

So for the past week I've had three electrical issues:
Central lock system does not work (key, button on console, trunk and fuel door)
My windshield wiper and wiper jets do not function
Interior lights turned on by opening of door.
I've been through all fuses, all relays, I even went to the dealer and had no luck. I'm now out 200 dollars and am still having issues. I was thinking it was the general module so I had it reprogrammed. Did not work. Also I should mention this happened after my battery died. If ANYONE has had this issue, please help.


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Old 06-06-2014, 02:53 PM
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Did you replace the battery or just charge it?
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Old 06-06-2014, 03:05 PM
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If the battery drifted off and died by itself, it may be that one or more modules have become latched up.

Disconnect the battery, fully charge it at 10 A overnight. Reconnect, and let the car go to sleep. After 16 min, the trunk light will go out. Disconnect. A few minutes later, reconnect.

If this does not "realign" the modules, you'll need a system reset by a BMW computer.
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Old 06-07-2014, 05:00 PM
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Why wouldn't the dealer do this, know this, or suggest this?


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Old 06-19-2014, 05:03 PM
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If the battery drifted off and died by itself, it may be that one or more modules have become latched up.

Disconnect the battery, fully charge it at 10 A overnight. Reconnect, and let the car go to sleep. After 16 min, the trunk light will go out. Disconnect. A few minutes later, reconnect.

If this does not "realign" the modules, you'll need a system reset by a BMW computer.

Well I took out the module and sure enough I can hear something moving around inside like its detached


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