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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 09-16-2012, 09:53 PM
Engrish Engrish is offline
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Central Locking System fuse

OK, I did some research on this and try to diagnose the problem.

1. Disconnected fuel door actuator cable and replace #53 fuse. Blown after a few remote lock & unlock cycle.

2. Notice external trunk pressure switch no longer work while doors are unlock. Unlocking from inside press switch make a weaker than usual sound.

3. Disconnect trunk actuator cable and replace #53 fuse. Blown after a few lock & unlock cycle using remote.

So what am I looking at here? Is it possible to disconnect the power the the door like TIS 41 51 080? May be I should lock and unlock the driver door a few times to see if it's the rear actuators gone bad?
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:41 PM
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What is the problem you are trying to fix?
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:23 PM
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My key remote no longer lock, unlock, and pop the trunk but I can still lock/arm & unlock/disarm the car via the driver side lock.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:36 AM
Stuart 214 Stuart 214 is offline
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Check your trunk wiring that goes from the trunk lid into the trunk area for a broken wire. There is a rubber boot that contains a bunch of wires. Gently pull the rubber boot away from the lid and carefully check the wires. You will probably find a broken or frayed wire. Reattach the wire if one is broken. If not broken then next step.
The spring on the trunk lock may be broken. Remove the trunk lock inside the trunk and look at the spring that puts pressure on the lock parts. You can replace the spring at a hardware store OR you can get some pliers and pull a piece
from the broken side and create a hook and reattach the spring.
I have had both of these problems in my 97 e39.
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