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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 02-07-2013, 07:50 PM
stephen bruke stephen bruke is offline
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I cant start my car. please help.

i have a 2001 bmw 540i dinan5 and about to weeks ago i found out that it has an immobilizer function. so i put in a code i want to use and saved it. i used the code about six times and then it massed up. i got it the car and put the code in and pressed deactivate and it did not responds. it went into an emergency code with a count down clock of ten mins. except the clock is frozen at 9:59. i tried unhooking the batter for 20 mins and still the same issue occurs. if any can assist please do so.

thank you.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:28 AM
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This has been covered. Have you searched this site?
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:59 PM
stephen bruke stephen bruke is offline
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i cant find the same issue on the site can you post me the link?
the car is at the shop and the mechanic is telling me i need to replace my instrument cluster.
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