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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 12-18-2011, 03:11 PM
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eml dashboard light

i am brand new to this site and i am having a sporadic problem with my 99 528i. every once in awhile the eml light and the yellow triangle light ( i think it is traction control ) light come on. when this happens the car becomes very sluggish and seems like it is going to stall. i have tried disconnecting and reconnecting the battery sometimes it solves the problem sometimes it doesnt. the car has about 140,000 miles on it and when the light is off it runs great. i would appreciate any help anyone can give me.
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Old 12-18-2011, 06:57 PM
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Old 12-19-2011, 12:53 PM
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EML light and traction control / ABS light are ofter throttle body or throttle position sensor related.

Here is a Bimmerfest thread on EML lights

Another EML posting HERE

.. and another HERE.

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