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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 09-27-2012, 03:08 PM
premo421 premo421 is offline
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Please help!!!.. Ses,eml,traction lights. Codes p1542 p0601 possibly throttle body??

About 2 weeks sometime i started my car and my eml, service engine soon and traction control light all came on. My car sputters when i press the gas as it seems like it goes into limp mode. I tried driving the cr with the lights on but the car wont go pass 50mph and 2rpm. I then reset the codes using the key trick but after a while codes come right back. The codes are reading

p1542 pedal position sensor
p0601internal control

i am in desperate need of help as i am going away in 2 weeks and need my car to be fixed. All help will be appreciated
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:19 PM
jigga1 jigga1 is offline
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About two days ago my boy had sumthing similar.. his traction control light and abs came on. He didnt get a cel but the car wouldnt go over 25mph and almost redline..
We check the abs sensor on the driver front. Clean it and make sure it was connected properly and that fixed his problem.
Not a pro at this but hold it helps you are sum1 else

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Old 03-18-2014, 05:41 PM
beam95530i beam95530i is offline
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i have the same code and similar problem about a week ago. After i got home and sat for a little bit, i restarted it and everything was fine. I think the part is telling me that it's slowly dying. I'm not taking a chance so i'm just going to replace it. the part is not cheap but i think it's something i can tackle. i have a car-md dianostic tool and it told me to replace the throttle body assembly. Evidently there's a part inside the body that goes bad. i'll let you know how it turns out. i hope this helps.
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