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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 10-18-2014, 10:56 PM
thuzithanwn thuzithanwn is offline
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2003 BMW E39 525i - What are these warning lights?

Hey fellaz. These warning lights pop up when I switch my ignition. What I meant by inginition is that the key is positioned 1 turn before the starting position.

But when I start thr car these light just vanish. What does this mean? I sort of can't follow what the manual says. Do we need to consider about these lights when the car is started or in ignition position? Can any one please help me out here

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Old 10-18-2014, 11:09 PM
Sergius Sergius is offline
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Oil pressure, battery/alternator. They turn off when you start the car.
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Old 10-18-2014, 11:37 PM
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^ This. Reason being, since the engine isn't running, the alternator isn't generating any volts and there isn't any oil pressure.

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Old 10-19-2014, 08:23 AM
AV8R4AA AV8R4AA is offline
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Ooooh okay

Those lights are on all the time on my car!

Interestingly, the engine has been making a lot of racket lately.... NOT
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Old 10-19-2014, 01:17 PM
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Seek to understand,^Value
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See also:
- List of all possible BMW E39 instrument cluster 20-digit alphanumeric display warning/information messages (1)
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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