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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 11-01-2013, 04:08 PM
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Mein Auto: BMW 525D E39 Touring 2003
GM 5L40E ZN transmission - What transmissions are suitable donors?

OK , sorry if this has been covered on another tread but haunt been able to find the answers my questions below. if you know of a link or answer to below queries id be great full for your response.

I have a 2003 E39 525d touring with a GM 5L40E auto transmission.
Torque converter and transmission are both knackered. I cant afford the cost for a rebuild at moment so I've been searching for a pre-owned donor transmission but cant find a transmission with the same part number as mine.

My part number is GM 24007520851 - ZN (A5S 390R)
This has been replaced with the GM 2400 7530443 ZO (A5S 390R)
and the GM 24007511009 WZ is also a matching donor

I have managed to track down GM 24001423897 WG (A5S 390R) and .
From what I can see this is the exact same transmission as mine albeit from a 2001 530d saloon but it should fit perfect.

My problem is that I don't know what effect the broadcasting code WG will have , if any.
Will my ecu recognise the WG transmission?
If the electrics are not compatible is there an easy work around?
Is this transmission a compatible donor in place of my knackered transmission?

Thanks in advance for any advise.

Last edited by firefly2122; 11-01-2013 at 04:19 PM.
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