BMW 5 Series E39

since 1996-2001 release

Repair and operation of the car



BMW E39
+ Introduction
- Maintenance instruction
   Governing bodies, devices and control lamps
   Locking devices and anticreeping alarm system
   Equipment of salon
   Security systems
   Gas station of fuel, start and stop of the engine
   Parking brake
   Manual Box of Gear Shifting (MBGS)
   Automatic Transmission (AT) *
   Tempostat
   The alarm system of emergency rapprochement at the parking (PDC) *
   System of automatic stabilization of stability with the regulator of traction effort (ASC+T)
   Electronic adjustment of rigidity of depreciation (EDC) * and adjustment of a road gleam
   Lighting
   System of heating and ventilation
   Automatic conditioner *
   Autonomous systems of heating and ventilation
   System of self-diagnostics *
   Traveling computer
   Running in
   Catalytic converter
   Anti-blocking system of brakes (ABS)
   The movement with the trailer
   Luggage carrier on a roof
   Automobile phone *
   Radio reception
   Readjustment of headlights
   Cowl
   Automobile radio receiver
   The Hi-Fi audio system with DSP *
   Sign of an emergency stop *
   First-aid kit *
+ 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
+ Schemes of electric equipment
+ System of onboard diagnostics





Governing bodies, devices and control lamps

Governing bodies and devices

* the asterisk in this Section marked special autoaccessories, elements of the additional equipment or a complete set of export models. All models and all types of a complete set which BMW offers the consumer are described.

Description

1.

switch of light (Section Lighting)

2.

the switch of indexes of turn (further in this Section)
parking fires (Section Lighting)
driving beam (Section Lighting)
light signal (Section Lighting)
controls of the traveling computer * (Undressed the Travelling computer)

3.

switch of fog devices of lighting (Section Lighting)

4.

the lever of the switch of system of screen wipers/windscreen washers (further in this Section)

5.

the button of system of the uniform lock (Undressed Locking devices and the anticreeping alarm system)

6.

the button of inclusion of system of the alarm light system (further in this Section)

7.

key of inclusion of heating of back glass (further in this Section)

8.

sound signal, all panel

9.

lever of the switch of electroadjustment of a steering wheel * (Section Equipment of Salon)

Depending on a complete set on the car one of two options of an instrument guard is established.

Control panel. Option of execution 1

Control panel. Option of execution 2

Description

1.

the index of a reserve of fuel with a control lamp of a reserve

2.

control lamps of indexes of turns

3.

speedometer

4.

control lamp of driving beam

5.

tachometer and эконометр

6.

the index of temperature of cooling liquid with an alarm lamp "Too high temperature of cooling liquid"

7.

control and alarm lamps:
- parking brake
- ABS
- level of brake liquid / wear of brake shoes
- inflatable safety cushions
- tempostata
- reminders on need to be fastened *
- AT *

8.

position of the lever of the selector and the indicator of the chosen program of gear shifting for AT * (The section Automatic Transmission (AT) *)

9.

indicator of the forthcoming maintenance

10.

display of the indicator of temperature of external air and traveling компьютера*:
average fuel consumption the approximate stock of the course and average speed - management from the switch of indexes of turn, Undressed the Travelling computer.

11.

control lamp of the regulator of a road gleam *

12.

control lamp of system of automatic stabilization of stability with adjustment of traction effort of ASC+T *

13.

the counter of the general run and the measuring instrument of a run from the moment of dumping

14.

display of system of automatic diagnostics * (Section System of Self-diagnostics *)

15.

button of dumping of indications of the measuring instrument of a run

16.

control and alarm lamps
- fog lights *
- back foggy lamps *
- oil level in the engine
- category of the accumulator
- oil pressure in the engine
- преднакала* / digital electronic control system of the diesel engine (DDE) *

17.

control and alarm lamps:
- parking brake
- level of brake liquid / wear of brake shoes
- ABS
- inflatable safety cushions
- tempostata
- reminders on need to be fastened *

18.

button of a call of indications of system of automatic diagnostics
(Section System of Self-diagnostics *)

19.

control lever and the indicator of the chosen program of gear shifting for AT * (The section Automatic Transmission (AT) *)

20.

indicator of temperature of external air

21.

the display of system of automatic diagnostics, the traveling computer and - at equipment by a multipurpose steering wheel - also the radio receiver and phone (The section System of Self-diagnostics *)

22.

Control and alarm lamps of fog lights *
back foggy lamps *
category of the accumulator
oil pressure in the engine

Control and alarm lamps

Working capacity check

The control and alarm lamps marked with a sign" - ", light up for some time for check of working capacity from the moment of turn of the ignition key in situation 2 and die away practically at once after launch of the engine.

 WORKING CAPACITY CHECK

Index of turn, green
The lamp blinks at inclusion of indexes of turn. At the movement with the trailer the lamp blinks also at inclusion of indexes of turn on the trailer. The speeded-up blinking testifies to defect in system.

Driving beam, blue
The lamp burns at the turned-on driving beam and use of a light signal. For details address the Section Lighting.

The parking brake, red -
The lamp lights up at the tightened lever of the parking brake. For details address the Section the Parking brake.

Level of brake liquid / wear of brake shoes *, red -
At fire of a lamp it is necessary to check the level of brake fluid or a condition of brake shoes. If the level of brake fluid fell below norm (on the display of system of automatic diagnostics the message "Bremsflüssigk appears. prüfen"
or
Brake shoes wore out (on the display of system of automatic diagnostics the message of "Bremsbelag prüfen" appears)

Anti-blocking system of brakes (ABS), yellow -
If the lamp lights up during the movement, then it serves as a signal of shutdown of ABS because of malfunction of system. At the same time normal efficiency of brakes remains without restrictions. Address for check on CTOA BMW. For details address the Section Anti-blocking system of brakes (ABS).

Inflatable safety cushions, red -
Check of operability of a lamp is made after turn of the ignition key in situation 1. If at the same time it does not light up or lights up during the movement, then the request to address on CTOA BMW for check. For details address the Section of the Security system.

Tempostat *, green
The lamp burns at the included system. The system can be operated from a multipurpose steering wheel. For details address the Section Tempostat.

Please, be fastened *, red -
Depending on a car complete set at fire of a lamp are possible simultaneous giving of a sound signal * or emergence of the message * on the display of system of automatic diagnostics. Depending on a car complete set the lamp burns up to fastening. For details about seat belts address materials of the Section of the Security system

Automatic transmission *, yellow Yo
Because of malfunction of AT gear shiftings are carried out only according to the emergency program. The request to address on the next CTOA BMW. For details address the Section the Automatic Transmission (AT) *.

Regulator of a road gleam *, yellow Yo
If the control lamp lit up or on the display of system of automatic diagnostics there was a message of "Niveauregel inaktiv", then it means that the regulator of a road gleam is faulty.
Stop and examine the car. If its back part is located much below than a lobby, or the car costs slantwise (compare right back and left back speak rapidly), then address on the next CTOA BMW. Carefully continue the movement.

ASC+T Stabilization of stability with adjustment of traction effort, yellow Yo
The system is disconnected as a result of pressing of a key or because of malfunction. At malfunction emergence a request to address on CTOA BMW. For details address the Section System of Automatic Stabilization of Stability with the regulator of traction effort (ASC+T).

Fog lights *, green
The lamp burns at the included fog lights. For details address the Section Lighting.

Back foggy lamps *, yellow
The lamp burns at the included back foggy lamps. For details address the Section Lighting.

Oil level in the engine *, yellow
At fire of a lamp check oil level. For details address the Section Check of Levels of Liquids.

Category of the accumulator, red Yo
Fire of a lamp serves as a signal of lack of accumulator charging. Defect of a maple belt in the drive of the generator or violation of a chain of charging current in the generator can be the cause.
It is impossible to continue the movement as there is a danger of damage of the engine as a result of its overheat. At defect of a maple belt the effort which needs to be put to a steering wheel when driving increases.

Oil pressure in the engine, red Yo
If the lamp lights up on the run of the car with simultaneous emergence of the message "Stop! Oldruck Motor" (Stop! Oil pressure in the engine) on the display of system of automatic diagnostics * (if the car is equipped with this system), then it is necessary to stop, kill at once the engine, to check the level of oil and if necessary to bring it to norm. If level appears normal, then address for consultation on CTOA BMW.
It is impossible to continue the movement as there is a danger of damage of the engine as a result of insufficient lubricant.

Preheat of candles of an incandescence *, yellow Yo
It is possible to start the engine only after the lamp goes out. For details address the Section Gas Station of Fuel, start and a stop of the engine. If during the movement the alarm lamp of the DDE system lit up or on the display of system of automatic diagnostics there was a message of "Einspritzanlage", then it means that in electronic system of injection there was a malfunction. If the engine did not decay, then it is possible to continue the movement as control of operation of the engine will be exercised according to the emergency program. However at the same time power will be reduced. Therefore at the first opportunity repair system of injection.

Run counters, indicator of temperature of external air

Execution of counters and the indicator variously depending on a complete set of your car.

Counter of the general run

At installation of the ignition key in situation 0 you can cause indications of the counter on indication by pressing of the button on an instrument guard (it is shown by an arrow).

The run measuring instrument from the moment of dumping

Dumping on zero happens when pressing the button shown by an arrow if at the same time the ignition key is in situation 1 or 2.

Indicator of temperature of external air

Since installation of a key in situation 1, temperature of external air is brought to indication. A conclusion to indication at switched off зажигании*: press the button.

Warning of ice

At temperature drop below +3 °C are distributed a warning sound signal, and indication some time blinks.

The prevention repeats if after the last giving of a signal temperature at least rose once to +6 °C, and then again fell to +3 °C.

Despite existence of system of the warning of ice, the possibility of its education (for example, on bridges and the shaded sections of roads) as well is not excluded at a temperature above +3 °C.

Tachometer

Avoid bringing turns of the engine to values of the red sector of a scale.
In this range for protection of the engine fuel supply is interrupted that is noticeable by falling of power.

Ekonometr

Ekonometr registers the actual fuel consumption in l / 100 km. You can control at any time, your manner of driving is how economic and eco-friendly.
At a stop of the car of the shooter comes back to zero.

The index of a reserve of fuel in a tank

For check of operation of the device its control lamp for some time lights up at inclusion of ignition.
If the lamp burns constantly, then it means that in a tank there was the following amount of fuel:
about 8 l - BMW 520i, 523i, 528i, 525tds
about 10 l - BMW 535i, 540i
Data on the filling capacity of the fuel tank are presented in Specifications.

Various tilt angle of the car (for example, at long movement along the mountain road) can cause insignificant fluctuations of instrument readings.
The request to refuel in due time as driving "to a last straw" can lead to damages of the engine or catalyst.

Index of temperature of cooling liquid

Arrow on the blue sector
Engine still cold. The movement has to happen at moderate turns and speeds.
Arrow on the red sector
If the control lamp blinks or on the display of automatic diagnostics * there is a message of "Kuhlwassertemperatur" (Temperature of cooling liquid), then it means that the engine is overheated. In this case it is necessary at once to stop and allow to the engine to cool down.

Scale zone between color sectors
Corresponds to normal working temperature. At high temperature of external air or at big loads of the engine of the shooter can come very close to the red sector.
Check of level of cooling liquid is carried out according to recommendations of the Section Check of Levels of Liquids.

Indicator of the forthcoming maintenance

Execution of the indicator variously depending on a komlektation of your car.

Green signals
The less remains the shining green signals, the maintenance term is closer.
Yellow signal
This signal appears in combination with messages of OILSERVICE or INSPECTION. Lights up at approach of term of the corresponding maintenance.
Red signal
Term next THAT is passed.
Symbol in the form of hours
Reminder on approach of term of replacement of brake fluid.

The indicator does not consider time of the parking of the car with the disconnected accumulator plugs.

However for respect for the established frequency of replacement of brake fluid it is necessary to consider this time.

Switch of indexes of turn and driving beam

The switch has the following working provisions:
1 — Driving beam (after inclusion the blue control lamp burns)
2 — the Light signal
3 — Indexes of turn (after inclusion the green control lamp blinks and the relay clicks)

The speeded-up blinking of a control lamp and clicking of the relay serve as a signal of malfunction of one of lamps of indexes of turn (at the movement with the trailer - also malfunction of a lamp of the index of turn on the trailer is possible).

Unstable inclusion of indexes of turn
Slightly press on the lever, without translating it for a point of the increased resistance. If to release the switch lever, he will return to a starting position.

Screen wipers and windscreen washers

0 — a starting position (screen wipers do not work)
1 — work of screen wipers in the interval mode / the sensor of intensity of a rain *
2 — work of screen wipers with normal rate
3 — work of screen wipers with the increased frequency
4 — single inclusion of screen wipers
5 — work of windscreen washers in the automatic mode
6 — work of windscreen washers in the intensive mode *
7 — the regulator of an interval of inclusion of screen wipers during the work in the interval mode / sensitivity of the sensor of intensity of a rain

1. Interval mode / sensor of intensity of a rain *

The interval between inclusions can be regulated in steps by the corrugated castor 7 having four provisions. Besides, there is an automatic control depending on the actual speed of the movement.

Sensor of intensity of a rain

The sensor allows to regulate automatically the frequency of work of screen wipers depending on intensity of a rain and, certainly, snowfall. It means that if you turned on the sensor, then you should not care for inclusion and switching off of screen wipers and switching from one mode of their work to another any more. You can concentrate the attention on the road completely. It is especially convenient under bad weather conditions.

The radiator directs infrared light to a windshield surface in such a way that at dry glass this light is reflected completely. The sensor measures intensity of the reflected light.

If glass is covered with water drops, then extent of reflection decreases as infrared light partially passes through glass. Intensity of the reflected light allows to define extent of moistening of a windshield.

If screen wipers are included in the interval mode, then they react at once if, for example, on a windshield of your car water from under wheels ahead of the going car got. Thus, the sensor of intensity of a rain promotes bigger traffic safety and increase in convenience of driving.

Turning on of the sensor

 PERFORMANCE ORDER

1. After turn of the ignition key in situation 1 or 2 transfer the switch lever from situation 0 to situation 1. Anyway as confirmation of turning on of the sensor there will be a single operation of screen wipers.
2. You can also turn on the sensor, having transferred the switch lever to situation 1 of any other situation or having involved automatic (5) or the intensive mode (6) in position of 1 switch
3. The corrugated castor 7 will allow you to regulate sensitivity of the sensor according to your wishes.
4. Switching off of ignition leads to shutdown of the sensor.

If you want to leave for a long time the switch lever in situation "Sensor of Intensity of a Rain", then after turn of the ignition key you can turn on the sensor in situation 1, having turned a corrugated castor 7.

At a sink in the jet washer switch-off the sensor as inadvertent operation of screen wipers can lead to their breakage.

2. Work of screen wipers with normal rate

At a stop of the car there is an automatic switching to an interval operating mode (it does not belong to cars with the sensor of intensity of a rain).

3. Work of screen wipers with the increased frequency

At a car stop screen wipers work with normal rate (it does not belong to cars with the sensor of intensity of a rain).

5. Work of windscreen washers in the automatic mode

Spraying of a windshield the washing liquid is followed by short-term inclusion of screen wipers.

(Short-term impact on the switch lever the washing liquid moves on a windshield, but screen wipers do not join).

6. Work of windscreen washers in the intensive mode *

Windscreen washers work as well as at installation of the lever of the switch in situation 5, but with the advancing spraying of a windshield strong detergent.

Faroomyvateli *

If devices of lighting of the car are switched on, then at every fifth operation of washers of a windshield in the automatic or intensive mode there is an automatic washing of headlights.

In order to avoid deterioration in visibility it is necessary to use washers only if freezing of the washing liquid on a windshield is excluded. Use special nonfreezing liquid (address Specifications). In order to avoid damage of the pump of system of windscreen washers it cannot be included in the absence of liquid in a filling tank.

Heating snuffled windscreen washers

Heating is carried out automatically if the ignition key is at the same time in situation 2.

Heating of back glass

Inclusion
Press a key. While the control lamp burns, heating of back glass works in the mode of the increased power (the accelerated defrosting).
When the lamp dies away, the power of heating is reduced, and its shutdown is made automatically.
If it is necessary, press a key once again. The accelerated defrosting will be included again while the control lamp burns.
Switching off
At the burning control lamp press a key.

Multipurpose steering wheel (MFL) *

1 — Phone: to remove/hang up, begin set, to stop a conversation
2 — Radio/phone: switching
3 — Radio/phone: search of the station / telephone number down range/list of phones
4 — Radio/phone: loudness
5 — Radio/phone: search of the station / telephone number up the range/list of phones
6 — the Sound signal, all panel
7 — Automatic equipment of maintenance of the set speed: inclusion
8 — Automatic equipment of maintenance of the set speed: input of the actual speed as set and its subsequent increase (+) or reduction of speed and input of the reached value in memory (-)
9 — Automatic equipment of maintenance of the set speed: switching off
10 — Inclusion and switching off of the mode of recirculation of air or heating of a steering wheel

In a multipurpose steering wheel the keys allowing quickly are built in without distracting from the events on the road, to use:
 • some functions of the radio receiver
 • the conditioner in the air recirculation mode
or
 • system of heating of a steering wheel
 • automatic equipment of maintenance of the set speed
 • some functions of phone

For management of various systems from their multipurpose steering wheel it is necessary to include previously.

On an illustration the possible example of a full complete set is shown. Details contain in descriptions of concrete options.

Alarm light system

Button illumination periodically blinks at the switched-on alarm system.
At the included lighting of the car the button is highlighted that allows to find easier it.