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E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 02-09-2017, 05:51 PM
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Engine malfunction

Ok so I'm having trouble, so I'm looking for some help. I have had my BMW for about 3 years now. And the past month it has just gone crazy. So it started when I went to go to work and it wouldn't start at all. Lights worked everything worked just wouldn't even click so I figured it would have to be a starter issue. Well I replaced the starter 2 weeks ago, it ran ok it just seemed the fans were running pretty loud. So tonight my wife and I were on our way home from dinner and all hell broke loose engine malfunction light, break light, service engine soon light all came on and wouldn't allow me to drive over 15 miles an hour. I have no clue where to start. Any suggestions?
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You'll need to pull the codes using an OBD2 reader, preferably a tool that can decode BMW specific errors. That is where you need to start.
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Ok so I'm having trouble, so I'm looking for some help. I have had my BMW for about 3 years now. And the past month it has just gone crazy. So it started when I went to go to work and it wouldn't start at all. Lights worked everything worked just wouldn't even click so I figured it would have to be a starter issue. Well I replaced the starter 2 weeks ago, it ran ok it just seemed the fans were running pretty loud. So tonight my wife and I were on our way home from dinner and all hell broke loose engine malfunction light, break light, service engine soon light all came on and wouldn't allow me to drive over 15 miles an hour. I have no clue where to start. Any suggestions?
You need a fully-compatible BMW code reader. Cheapest/best for the money is Carly for BMW. Less than $100 all in.

Also, we have no idea the specifics of the BMW you have. Read the PDF "so you just bought a BMW" on how to describe your car and stop back.
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