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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 10-16-2019, 02:54 PM
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Not sure what this does

I found this in the spare tire tool kit under the trunk lid. Asked the guy I bought the car from and he has no idea what it's for either. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!!
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Old 10-16-2019, 03:26 PM
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Reset inspection and oil service lights.
A search https://www.amazon.com/OBD2-Reset-In.../dp/B00O7NDO22
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Old 10-16-2019, 03:54 PM
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Reset inspection and oil service lights.
A search https://www.amazon.com/OBD2-Reset-In.../dp/B00O7NDO22
does it come with all e39 or he's just a lucky guy and some old owner forgot it ?
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Some old owner forgot it.

And the other 2 pieces look like the lights on the bottom of the doors.

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A past owner forgot it...or gave it away because they no longer had need of it based on their new car.

If the two lights you have in the pic have BMW or some other icon on the button that the light shines through...they may be path lighting to shine an emblem/icon down on the ground when you open the doors (it's hard to tell in the pic due to the glare from the camera flash).

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Old 10-17-2019, 04:36 PM
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Thanks guys for the replies. I'll check on the lights and see if they are the same as those pictured. Do I just plug it in and the lights will go out? Or do I have to perform some actions,like turn the car on and off twice and blow the horn lol
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Old 10-17-2019, 06:34 PM
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if you googled or looked up the reset tool on youtube, itll tell ya everything you need to know. its a common aftermarket tool.
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