Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > E39 (1997 - 2003)

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-08-2012, 08:48 AM
xdjscri xdjscri is offline
Registered User
Location: new jersey
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 3
Mein Auto: 2001 525i
Hurricane Sandy

my 2001 525i took in some water, enough to get my passenger underseat fuse holder wet/covered. Car cranks but won't fire and have some electrical issues. Got to the fuse holder, has some corrosion. Should i spend time/money cleaning/replacing the underseat fuse holder and fuses or is everything fried. No flood or comprehesive insurance. Thanks, Dennis
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
  #2  
Old 11-08-2012, 09:28 AM
edjack edjack is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: San Jose, CA
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 9,432
Mein Auto: '97 540i 6 speed
You could try that, but be aware. The car may never be right again, and may plague you with electrical problems.

Can you determine where else the water got, or how high it was in the car?
__________________


Ed in San Jose '97 540i 6 speed aspensilber over aubergine leather. Build date 3/97. Golden Gate Chapter BMW CCA Nr 62319.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-08-2012, 09:49 AM
Jason5driver's Avatar
Jason5driver Jason5driver is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Middle of a corn field
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 4,465
Mein Auto: E39 hamster w/ pin-wheel
Let the car dry-out completely first...
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-08-2012, 02:50 PM
xdjscri xdjscri is offline
Registered User
Location: new jersey
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 3
Mein Auto: 2001 525i
Thank You. I got to clean all around the fuse box today. The two 3 wire terminals were badly corroded and disconnected from the box altogether as were the studs on the box. I disconnected all the wires from the box, the wires and the box are numbered so it makes it easy to reassemble them. I removed the box for closer inspection. The gunk/water only came up to the bottom third of the box where the two 3 wire terminals enter the box. I tested all the fuses and they were good. I cleaned the box, stripped the corroded wires back, rigged them to the box terminals and the car fired up with no check lights(praise the lord). I called Bavaria Used BMW parts and ordered a new(used) fuse box complete with wire pig tales. I told them my story and they shipped for free(nice of them). I can't wait to get it all back together and put all this hurricane crap behind me. Hope I don't have any further issues. Thanks again for the advice. Dennis
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > E39 (1997 - 2003)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms