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BMW 5-Series is a mid-size, executive car of BMW manufactured since 1972. It is the second best selling BMW model after the 3-Series and represents nearly 50 percent of BMW’s total profit.

Asked in Flats and Tire Pressure, BMW 5-Series

What is tire pressure for BMW 530i?

Guessing and following advice from others is not the correct tire pressure. The correct tire pressure for your BMW is listed in the owners manual and on the drivers door post. That is the pressure recommended by BMW who designed your car and know what pressure is best. ...
Asked in BMW 5-Series, Crankshaft Sensors

Where is the crankshaft sensor located on a BMW E28?

There are three on most of the 535i's. One up front which is only used on diagnostic. The two used by the ECU are nearest the clutch ( if standard) or on the drivers side lower bellhousing. Two connectors run up to the metal brace, then into the firewall. Two are identical. Each is REQUIRED for running. ...
Asked in BMW, BMW 3-Series, BMW 5-Series

What does ignition lock mean on BMW?

i believe that means that the steering wheel locks up in park for safety, until you put in the key and jiggle the wheel to unlock. ...
Asked in BMW 5-Series

How do you change glow plugs on a BMW 325tds?

I just changed my glow plugs in the same car. It's a 97, though, so it may be a little different. 1) Remove the piece of plastic that covers part of intake manifold 2) Remove the intake manifold taking note of of the small hoses underneath the manifold and disconnecting the large intake air duct at the front. 3) Remove the electric wire on the top of the plug. Try not to loose the nuts. 4) Remove the glowplug itself 5) Insert new glowplug 6) Attach electrics 7)...
Asked in BMW 5-Series, BMW

How do you reset an abs light on 1997 BMW 540i?

how do I reset tne brake pad sensor light on a 1997 BMW 318i
Asked in BMW 3-Series, BMW 5-Series, VW Golf GTI

How do you reset the oil service light manually on a 2000 BMW 323 E46?

Found this on another site. It worked on my E46 2002 Compact. BMW 2001 to current  Ignition Off (Position 0)  Press and Hold the trip odometer button while turning key to position 1 (ACCESSORY)  Keep the button depressed (about 5 secs.) until you see "Oil Service" or "Inspection" with "Reset" or "Re" in the display*  Press the button again and hold for approx. 5 secs. until "Reset" or "Re" flashes  While the display is flashing, briefly press the...
Asked in BMW 5-Series

What is p1065 BMW fault code?

Just type in BMW p codes and go through them.
Asked in BMW, BMW 3-Series, BMW 5-Series, VW Golf GTI

How do you reset the oil service light manually on a 2003 BMW 325i E46?

The only way I have found so far is to buy a service reset tool. Go to and you can buy one with a built in code reader as well. I would imagine there is a way to do it without the tool, but I have not discovered it as yet. edit by copteaser: There is a manual way and it's farely easy. the source of my info you can find at the following urls: RESETTING OIL SERVICE INDICATOR: If your...
Asked in Dashboard Lights and Gauges, BMW 5-Series, Land Rover Discovery

What is wrong if the ABS TC and Down Hill warning lights are all on but the vehicle runs just fine?

I had the same problem - the LR dealer changed the sensor on the front left wheel and reset the computer: it was the sensor on wheel Answer You will find that your traction contol has failed or your abs system has a failure, probably a sensor on your wheel or the abs module ,regardless ,it needs disco is in for same problem at the moment ill keep you posted on the exact findings. Rob... Answer it was the sensor on wheel Answer Rob here again...
Asked in BMW 5-Series, Radio

Why does 1992 525i radio say CODE?

You have had a loss of power to the radio (such as when the car battery is changed), or the radio has been replaced or disconnected from the car's wiring harness. This is a theft deterrent because the stolen radio is useless to someone without the activation code. This code can be obtained from a dealer or it is found on a small plastic card that is part of the original owner's materials. Number is usually 5 digits. When you turn...
Asked in Power Steering, BMW 3-Series, BMW 5-Series

Where is power steering fluid reservoir in BMW 330xi?

Next to the oil filter inside the engine bay
Asked in BMW, BMW 5-Series, BMW X-Series

How do you add speed cameras to a BMW navigation system? has a (free) manual way of doing this, or has a tool that can automate the process. ...
Asked in Head Gaskets and Valve Covers, Chevy Blazer, BMW 5-Series, Chevy Blazer S-10

How much should it cost to replace the head gasket located on a 1995 Chevy Blazer?

It should have the head checked for cracks otherwise it should run ok. The price depends on what part of the country you live in. ...
Asked in Ford Taurus, Thermostats, BMW 5-Series

Where is the thermostat located on a 1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L V6?

Answer the thermostat is located on the drivers side of the motor underneath a large wiring harness and is difficult to see. try following the top radiator hose backwards. ....not too hard to change either. DEPENDS. If it is the 24 valve OHC engine, the thermostat is on the passenger side, front, bottom of the engine. It's a little hard to get to but just two bolts. ...
Asked in BMW 5-Series

How do you remove the radiator from 5 series BMW?

easy to raise car on stands remove lower splash shield remove hoses even snake hose under shroud remove fan 32mm REVERSE THREAD dont pull out yet allow to rest on bottom shroud unclip two clips on fan shroud unsnap both braces holding radiator pull up on shroud pull rad. up out of cassette installation reverse of removal IT IS ESSENTIAL TO FOLLOW BLEED PROCEDURE ON THESE ENGINES THE COOLING SYSTEMS ON THE M52 AND M52 TU ARE DIFFERENT REFER TO BMW TIS ONLINE ...
Asked in Head Gaskets and Valve Covers, BMW 5-Series, Dodge Stratus

How much does it cost to have a blown head gasket replaced?

It varies with what part of the country you live in. Call a couple of local garages and get estimates. Goodluck. Joe The cost is also going to depend on the make/model of your vehicle and other repairs that may be necessary. Cheaper repairs may not include resurfacing or complete diagnostics, so cheaper is not always better. If you are not going to consider doing the job yourself then call around to a few "brand name" mechanics and then a few small...
Asked in BMW, BMW 5-Series

Fuel capacity on a BMW 523i E39?

bmw e39 fuel tank capacity
Asked in Acura SLX, BMW 5-Series, Saturn S-Series

How much should it cost to replace the headgasket on a 96 Saturn SLI 1.7 L?

I was told by a mechanic I called that to replace the headgasket for a 95 sw1 will be around 800-1100 depending on how much machining is needed. SOHC engine is known for cracking heads. Reman head from Saturn is approx $300. If you need a head I/d say at least 1000 ...
Asked in BMW 5-Series, Volvo S40, Ford F-150

How do you change the in dash push in cup holder on a 2001 S40 Volvo?

WHERE DO YOU GET A REPLACEMENT IN DASH PUSH IN CUP HOLDER FOR THE 2001 S40 VOLVO? FIRST :) I already have the new cup holder from Volvo! How do I replace it? You have the actual guestion listed, now where do I find the answer???? ...
Asked in Car Fuses and Wiring, BMW 5-Series, Club Penguin, Vehicle Cigarette Lighters

Where is the fuse box for a 1998 BMW 528i?

Answer In the trunk. Open the compartment closest to the trunk door on the right side of the trunk, the fuses are in there. There is also one in the glove compartment. Look for two white knobs and turn them. The fuse box should drop down ...
Asked in Head Gaskets and Valve Covers, BMW 5-Series, Chevy Camaro RS

How much does it generally cost to have a blown head gasket repaired at a dealership or at an independent auto shop?

Well it will cost an avg about 600-800 dollars to get it repaired depending on the the type of car and size of engine and some the will look at it and add on some money for how hard it will be to get access to it. ...
Asked in BMW 5-Series

Where is the trunk button located on 528I BMW 1998?

Left of the sterring whell, down near hood release.
Asked in Car Fuses and Wiring, BMW 5-Series, Ford Escape, Ford Escape XLS

Is there more than one fuse box on 2000 BMW 528i?

I believe there is. I drive a 99 model. I was trying to fix my cigarette lighter last night and the owners manual indicated that there are fuse boxes in one of the side compatments in the boot (it is a touring model) and one other location. Sorry I can't be more precise but I'm away from the car right now. The fuse panel for cig. lighter is in the right rear of the trunk, above the battery. ...
Asked in BMW, BMW 5-Series, BMW X-Series

How do you replace keyless remote battery on BMW x5?

you do not ever have to replace the battery because there is no servicable battery to replace, there is a capacitor inside the key and that is used for the buttons to unlock and lock the. the way the capacitor charges is when its in the igntion and the key is turned on a antenna ring charges the capacitor. if the key does not work you may have to drive the vehicle a while, about 30 mins to charge the capacitor,...
Asked in BMW 3-Series, BMW 5-Series, BMW 7-Series

What does eml warning light on a BMW mean?

The "EML" warning light in a BMW indicates a problem with the "drive by wire" throttle control system." "EML" is an acronym for "Elektronische Motorleistungsregelung". Loosely translated from the original German for the BMW owner means Electrionic Engine Power Control. "EML" is BMW's system name for electronic throttle management. The "EML" system, in it's most basic sense consists of an accelerator pedal (with an electronic position sensor), a computer module (usu. integrated with the main engine computer), and an EDK (Elektronische Drosselklappe or Electronic...