BMW 5 Series E39

since 1996-2001 release

Repair and operation of the car

+ Introduction
+ Maintenance instruction
+ Current leaving and service
+ Engine
+ Cooling systems, heating
+ Power supply system and release
+ Engine electric equipment
+ Manual transmission
+ Automatic transmission
+ Coupling and power shafts
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
- Onboard electric equipment
   Diagnostics of malfunctions of onboard electric equipment - the general information
   Safety locks
   Fusible inserts
   Chain breakers (thermal relays)
   Check of the relay
   Check of glow lamps
   Check of electric motors
   Check of electric switches
   Check of switches of lamps and electric motors
   Check of sensors
   Check of the electric motor of a screen wiper
   Check of a stoplight
   Check of a heater of back glass
   Removal and installation of the switch
   Removal and installation of the sensor of temperature
   Removal, installation and check of a sound signal
   Initialization of remote control of the uniform lock
   Adjustment of range of light of headlights
   Removal and installation of the electric motor of adjustment of range of light
   Replacement of safety locks
   Arrangement of safety locks
   Lighting devices
   Replacement of glow lamps
   Removal and installation of a headlight
   Adjustment of headlights
   Removal and installation of a back lamp
   Removal and installation of the block of the dashboard
   Replacement of lamps of the block of the dashboard
   Removal and installation of the switch of signals of a turn/screen wiper
   Removal and installation of the radio receiver
   Screen wiper
   Replacement of brushes of a screen wiper
   Removal, installation and adjustment snuffled windscreen washer
   Removal and installation of the drive of a screen wiper/cover
   Removal and installation of the electric motor of a screen wiper
   Check and replacement of the pump of windscreen washer
   Work with electric circuits
+ Schemes of electric equipment
+ System of onboard diagnostics


Lighting devices

Treat devices of lighting: head headlights, back lamps, stoplights, backing lamps, turn signals, foggy lamps, lamps of illumination of registration plate and lamps of salon. Illumination of governing bodies is described in the Section "Governing bodies".

Glow lamps reduce a light stream eventually. Therefore each 2 years them need to be replaced even if they are still efficient. It does not belong to the halogen lamps applied, in particular, in head headlights. Their service life significantly longer. It is necessary to replace them only at failure. A sign of weakening of a light stream of the glow lamp is formation of a black raid on a glass flask.

Before replacement of a lamp it is necessary to switch off the corresponding consumer.

Do not take the glow lamp naked fingers. The print left fingers evaporates and besieged on a reflector, reducing its capacity. When replacing it is necessary to apply a lamp only the same type. The spots left as a result of a casual contact are removed the pure towel moistened in alcohol.