Is my car cursed or am I just out of luck? When my actuator was failing, my alarm would go off at random when I locked the car via the key remote but the drivers door would not actually lock button did not go down. For a 24 valve 6 cylinder that is very good mileage. If you think this E39 525i is pounding on your pocketbook wait until you get your hands on that E60 535Xi. Oct 10th update: the alarm went off again so I disconnected the plug under the hood. The M60 and M62 V8 engine went in a few different chassis but they all have an issue with a seal between the cylinder heads.
Additionally, all six-cylinder models get a standard moonroof. Well where do I start. I am now in need of fixing the central lock issue. You should be able to figure it out by counting from the first location from the left. Some of the expenses can get expensive, but having a good rapport with your local dealer was enough to manage this problem. Since disconnecting the sensor I have not seen the alarm go off again. Rain-sensing wipers are now included with the optional Premium Package.
When they go bad, they will rattle and cause sluggish acceleration, bad idle, and hesitation. Are all the doors locking unlocking in this case? Now the strange thing is, that you say the tank flap works. What do you guys think? Here are the parts you would need to bulletproof your E39 and avoid being stuck on the side of the road like so many sad drivers before you. It does have a part number and is located behind the glove box. What would you do in my situation? Do you have the fuse index on the back side of your battery compartment door? Since I needed to add oil because add oil symbol came up — does this mean some damage has been done to the engine because there was lack of oil? The German automaker also offers a 530i sedan with a larger six-cylinder engine, as well as a 540i sedan with V-8 power and a high-performance M5 sedan. When you said general module, is it an actual part and how to validate whether it is functioning or not? Does it sound like an actuator or fuses or others? General module is a unit which controls the doors and windows.
But I think you are braining yourself into that mindset, anyone can wrench a car that has a pulse and is willing to put in the time. As it stands right now: The key can. I have 12v and I can turn the key on and listen to the radio for hours and have left my lights on for long periods with no problem starting the car. With all of the doors fully closed and everything mechanically O. There are kits to allow you to replace the screw, but they all require you to take the headlight apart by baking it, melting the glue, taking the mechanism out, finding an aftermarket solution, and then gluing it all back together with an airtight seal.
We've taken it on several long trips and it just loves the open road. The suspensions are undeniably firm, but ride comfort remains pleasant over most pavement surfaces. Do you have the fuse index on the back side of your battery compartment door? Also called a tension arm, this control arm effectively reinforces the geometry of the front wheels, specifically under braking. Im actually thinking of another to keep mine company in the driveway. When this ball joint is bad, you can hear clunks, feel the rear of the car wander, and occasionally squeaks as well. General module is a unit which controls the doors and windows. Standard on the manual-shift 540i and optional with the automatic is a new sport package that includes 18-inch wheels, a revised sport suspension, front and rear spoilers, visible exhaust outlets, black side molding, a black headliner, titanium-ringed gauges and an M footrest for the driver.
The ride and handling qualities differ little between the 5 Series sedans and wagons. Later models with the transmission range sensor located in the valve body are a different ball. This is not a project for the faint of heart, and although you will save some money expect to spend a weekend day on a project like this. The automatic gearbox in the 525i wagon incorporates a Steptronic mode that permits manually selected gear changes by tipping the shift lever fore and aft. Hope to keep this beauty for the foreseeable future. Before starting below, be sure to check out our ultimate cooling kit that replaces all common failure points in the E39 525, 528, and 530 cooling system, including hardware.
Ive been in your shoes, I diy'ed all you have mentioned and some. This will require a complete reconditioning of the automatic transmission. Fog lights and cross-spoke 16-inch wheels are standard. If any major problem re-occurs after this by the end of this summer, then sadly I'll just get rid of it…. Performance is eager, but not sporty. Note: Turn ignition off, open the trunk, wait 16 minutes and then disconnect the battery. If you have a high mileage car and have never changed this, it is time.
Radiators crack, expansion tanks leak, thermostat housings deform, water pumps and cooling fans explode, fan clutches seize. I cannot help you with your central locking issue. Multiple simultaneous actuator failure would be rare so a different cause is likely. Please post back your findings. I expected the fuse no would be clearly labeled as the fuse box under the glove compartment.
Turns out they installed a battery that wasn't exactly the right fit. And is that the only fuse I need to be concern about? You have two choices: 1. The first is the best, everything works fine and the window goes down. I could not find it. What would you do in my situation? Basically this is a plastic valve in your intake manifold that diverts air around separate passageways to improve power throughout the rev range and flattening out the torque curve.
That's probably why he sold it, to avoid the expense of upcoming repairs. Try resetting it by leaving the battery disconnected for an hour. Engine is whisper quiet at idle and has a nice exhaust note when accelerating. Drivers can expect the precise maneuverability and control of a smaller 3 Series sedan, coupled with quite a few luxuries. I have 12v and I can turn the key on and listen to the radio for hours and have left my lights on for long periods with no problem starting the car. Note: Turn ignition off, open the trunk, wait 16 minutes and then disconnect the battery.