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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 08-11-2019, 06:14 PM
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OK, let me start this with, I'm about to dive into this Car Naked. Meaning, I have no knowledge of this Car as if it was a EG Civic. Now, my Father is the owner. He wants to go Fast. I've found that the Vanos M62 does not have much Aftermarket Options for it. My thought is "LS Swap." Cool, whatever. When I think of that, I'm thinking that I'm going have to run the Motor on a Standalone Harness. Cool, whatever. Again, not knowing anything about the Car. Let's say we pull the M62 and Trans out. Let's say the Chassis Harness and Engine Harness may be seperate. (I have no idea if they are or not. Haven't even been under the Hood of it.) If the Engine and it's Harness was both removed from the Car, and the Chassis/Body Harness is left and only the Chassis Harness, is the Body of the Car going to have any Power to it? With the Engine Harness being gone? (If it does even in fact seperate/Unplug from the Chassis Harness? Need Answers from someone who has actual personal experience with this please.
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Old 08-11-2019, 08:44 PM
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Old 08-11-2019, 08:50 PM
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Im not quite sure what your asking.. but i think i get it... let me say it another way and ask if this is what you mean..

your asking if once the bmw engine and transmission are removed.. and you leave power to the car, will the interior work ?

yes , windows, radio. headlights tail lights... trunk...

yes it should.. the only thing you need to be mindful of is the whip for the starter (*which will be hot) and the whip for the cooling fan (*which will also be hot)

the engine harness will have to be de pinned at the box in the front of the car (*it will not just unplug) its not modular


can i make some suggestions ?
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