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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 02-27-2013, 12:17 PM
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Question bmw auto adjust steering wheel makes noise

bmw auto adjust steering wheel makes noise. When I get in, turn the key, the steering wheel moves, and it makes bad sounds, should sound nicer... is there something that needs lubed?


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Old 02-27-2013, 12:47 PM
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Next time grab the plastic steering column cover while its moving to see if its that . I currently have that problem and I need to figure out how to stop it.
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