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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 11-02-2012, 12:42 AM
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questions about lights(front)

1. the other day i took off my one headlight ( i was replacing the bumper with a m5 rep), and once i put the headlight back on, turned on the car, instead of angel eyes my turn signal was on. steady, not flashing. turn signal itself worked too( 2003 stock headlights), so i twisted the angel eye bulb a tiny bit and it went back to normal. so my question is, was that my electrics going or...?

2) so i have a 525, i got the m5 rep bumper, it came with fogs and fogs came with bulbs. but those bulbs got a different connector, therefor i had to zziptie my old bulb into the m5 fog to have light, how can i fix that problem? new harness?

3)AND last question, i know my daytime running lights are highbeams, so to keep just the rings on i disconnect my highbeams but is there a way to not have day time lights and still have high beams when you need em?

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Old 11-02-2012, 06:30 AM
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1. the other day i took off my one headlight ( i was replacing the bumper with a m5 rep), and once i put the headlight back on, turned on the car, instead of angel eyes my turn signal was on. steady, not flashing. turn signal itself worked too( 2003 stock headlights), so i twisted the angel eye bulb a tiny bit and it went back to normal. so my question is, was that my electrics going or...?
You just didn't plug in the connector tight enough for the AE bulb. All is good. I don't think there is a problem with your electronics.

2) so i have a 525, i got the m5 rep bumper, it came with fogs and fogs came with bulbs. but those bulbs got a different connector, therefor i had to zziptie my old bulb into the m5 fog to have light, how can i fix that problem? new harness?
I would cut off the old connectors and solder new ones in its place and use the new bulbs. Your fog light won't aim right with your old bulbs ziptied in place.

3)AND last question, i know my daytime running lights are highbeams, so to keep just the rings on i disconnect my highbeams but is there a way to not have day time lights and still have high beams when you need em?
You need software to code the LCM to have DRL turn off.
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There you have it.
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:59 AM
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So are you saying if i unplug ae bulbs my turn signals would be on? I actually liked the amber look when it happened

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Old 11-02-2012, 02:34 PM
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^and the "check side light" warning on the cluster too
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:12 PM
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well i think i like it..
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