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





Equipment of salon

Window regulators

Use of window regulators perhaps after turn of the ignition key in situation 1.
If to press the on-off switch without transition for a point of the increased resistance, then glass will move during the whole time of keeping of the switch in this situation.
By short-term pressing the switch with transition for a point of the increased resistance the startstopny mode at which the movement of glass happens automatically is implemented.
For its stop it is necessary to press the switch once again in the same way.

On a door of the forward passenger and in a back part of a body (at a complete set of back doors power windows *) under glasses installed separate switches.

Going out of the car, always take with yourself the ignition key that, for example, children could not put window regulators in action and put itself a trauma.

After switching off of ignition the possibility of use of window regulators remains if:
- the key is in situation 1 or 0
- it is taken out from the lock, and also at some export modifications before opening of forward doors
or
- within 15 minutes after their first opening

About automatic opening and closing of glasses by turn of a key in the lock of a door or by means of remote radio control address the Section Locking devices and the anticreeping alarm system.

Travmozashchitny function of power windows

If at the time of raising of glass to concern rack contact at the upper edge of an aperture, then glass will stop and will a little be lowered a little.

This function can be turned off (for example, in attempt of the stranger to get into the car outside) if to hold the window regulator switch in the provision of startstopny control mode.

Switch safety lock

With its help you can prevent inclusion of window regulators from a back seat, for example, by the children who are there.

If on a back seat there are children, then always press a safety lock key. Uncontrollable closing of glasses can lead to injuries.

The hatch with a lifting and movable cover *

Management of a hatch cover perhaps after turn of the ignition key in situation 1.

 •  Rise: press the switch. The cover in an upholstery of a ceiling will move only on several centimeters back.
  •  Opening: shift the switch to resistance point back.
  •  Closing: shift the switch to resistance point forward.

Uncontrollable, without appropriate care closing of a lifting and movable cover of the hatch can lead to injuries. Going out of the car, always take out a key from the ignition lock that, for example, children could not involve a cover of the hatch and put itself a trauma.

In salon there will be no depression and drafts if at the opened or lifted cover of the hatch pressure-blowing openings are completely open and - in case of need - air supply will be increased.

After switching off of ignition the possibility of use of the hatch remains if:
- the key is in situation 1 or 0
- it is taken out from the lock,
and also at some export modifications:
- before opening of forward doors or
- within 15 minutes after their first opening

About automatic opening and closing of a cover of the hatch by turn of a key in the lock of a door or by means of remote radio control address Section materials Locking devices and the anticreeping alarm system.

Automatic * opening and closing

The cover of the hatch opens and closed automatically if you shift the switch in the corresponding direction for a point of the increased resistance and then release it.

At an open cover the switch contact in the Lift direction allows to shift a cover in the final provision of rise.

At the raised cover the switch contact in the Open direction allows to shift a cover in final open situation.

The repeated contact of the switch allows to stop the movement.

It is impossible to raise the closed cover in this mode.

Travmozashchitny function

If in the course of closing the hatch cover approximately in the middle of the course encounters an obstacle, then it will stop and will slightly be removed back.

This function can be turned off (for example, at the heavy course of a cover on guides in frosty weather, or in attempt of the stranger to get into the car outside) if to translate the switch for a point of the increased resistance and to hold it in this situation.

De-energization or malfunction

After a de-energization (for example, as a result of an accumulator plug detachment) it is possible to raise a cover only. In this case:

1. Lift a hatch cover against the stop.

2. Within about a second hold the switch in the pressed situation.

At malfunction in electric equipment the hatch can be opened or closed manually. For this purpose:

1. Take out a plafond, give a hand in an aperture and squeeze out a cover.

2. Having removed the cap (shown by an arrow) and having taken from a set of the driver's tool a key for internal hexagons, rotate them the mechanism of movement of a cover of the hatch in the necessary direction


Lifting and movable cover of the hatch with a glass blind

Management of a cover and its work are carried out in the same way as is described earlier. To open the raised cover, hold the switch in situation "Open" until the cover reaches required position.

If the cover of the hatch rises, then the cover in a ceiling upholstery moves a little back, and when opening it opens together with a hatch cover. It remains in open situation and if necessary can be closed at any time.

Sun-protection curtain *

For turning on of the drive of a curtain press a key. The drive works after turn of the ignition key in situation 1.

Sun-protection curtains of back side glasses *

Each of curtains is extended for a loop and fixed in the fastening.

Seats

Seats as the most important element of the chain connecting the person, a running gear and the road were developed with special care. At the same time the most modern methods as, for example, SAPR (system of automatic design), methods of final elements, and also control systems with electronic control were used.

Extent of depreciation of shock influences from the road was carefully brought into accord with characteristics of a running gear. The stable bearing design of seats provides together with seat belts, natyazhitel of belts and, certainly, inflatable safety cushions the highest level of safety. Thanks to multilayered structure of a filler of seats, high percentage of natural fibers and difficult internal system of ventilation of a seat of people during the movement - and even on long trips - feels it is weakened and is not tired. Lumbar and humeral support provide optimum position of a backbone.

Adjustment of seats

For the sake of your personal security we appeal to you to follow the following rules of adjustment of seats.

Do not regulate the driver's seat on the run. Its unexpected shift can cause loss of control over the car and lead to accident. The seat belt has to as it is possible to adjoin to a body more densely. Otherwise at head-on collisions the zone belt can come off up hips and injure the lower part of a stomach. Besides at leaky adjacent belt its holding effect is implemented with delay.

Inadmissibly, that during the movement of the car the back of a front seat deviated far back (it concerns first of all a passenger seat) as at the same time in case of accident there is a danger of "slipping" of the person under a seat belt which in that case will not be able to execute the protective function.

Front seats cannot be shifted back if the car moves under a bias (for example, on a ramp of multystoried garages or on mountain roads) as at the same time unhitching of system of automatic adjustment of a belt on height is possible.

Seats with manual adjustment

1. Longitudinal adjustment: Having pulled for the handle, shift a seat in situation, convenient for yourself. Having released the handle, slightly shake a seat back and forth that it reliably clogged.
2. Adjustment on height: Having pulled for the handle, adjust seat height, loading a pillow with a body weight or standing up from it.
3. Adjustment of a back: Having pulled for the handle, adjust a back inclination, leaning back on it or moving forward.
4. Adjustment of a tilt angle of a pillow (only for the driver's seat): Having pulled for the handle, displace a pillow to the necessary situation.

For unloading of vertebral disks you sit down with the maximum shift back, leaning all back on a seatback. The pose at which the head settles down on one straight line with a backbone is considered ideal.

To reduce tension of muscles at distant trips, it is possible to increase a back inclination several. At the same time, however, the possibility of driving when the hands lying on the highest point of a wheel are slightly bent in elbows has to remain.

Lumbar support *

See the description of a company seat of the increased comfortableness below.

Head restraints

Head restraints can be regulated on height, extending them from nests or pushing back.

The inclination of head restraints can be regulated, turning them around a horizontal axis.

Head restraints weaken traumatic consequences of accidents for cervical vertebras.

The middle of head restraints has to settle down approximately at the level of ears.

Seats of sports type *

This seat has an additional possibility of adjustment of a popliteal support.

Having pulled for the handle, establish a popliteal support in situation, convenient for you.

Seat with electroadjustment *

1 — adjustment of an inclination of a pillow

2 — longitudinal adjustment of a seat

3 — adjustment of a seat on height

4 — adjustment of an inclination of a back

5 — adjustment of height of a head restraint

The tilt angle of a head restraint is regulated manually.

For the sake of your personal security surely observe the instructions on adjustment given above.

Company seat of comfortable type *

For this seat adjustments of provision of lumbar and humeral support are in addition provided.

1. Lumbar support

Pressing the switch in front or behind reaches respectively increase or reduction of camber of a contour of a back.

By pressing the top or lower part of the switch the convex zone of a contour is displaced up or down.

The contour of a back can change so that its acting part fitted into a hollow of lumbar department of a backbone, creating a support for it.

Thus, the support of the top department of a basin and a backbone promoting the correct and free landing is provided.

2. Humeral support

By pressing the on-off switch the tilt angle of the top part of a back changes.

Thanks to such adjustment the opiraniye of a back is provided also in a humeral zone. It does landing more free and unloads muscles of shoulders.

Installation of seats will be optimum at observance of the recommendations given below.

For the driver and forward passenger:
1. Take away the top part of a back to a limit back.
2. Adjust a seat on optimum landing according to the description above.
3. Bring the top part of a back forward, having created a convenient support for shoulders.

For the forward passenger at the back rejected back:
1 Take away the top part of a back to a limit back.
2 Slightly increase a pillow inclination.
3 Slightly increase a back inclination.
4 Displace the top part of a back forward.

Changing the longitudinal provision of a seat, achieve that the seat belt, as before, densely adjoined to a body, otherwise it will not be able to execute the protective function.

Heating of seats *

For heating of a pillow and a seatback it is necessary to turn previously the ignition key in situation 2. For inclusion and switching off it is necessary to press a key.
At the included heating of a seat the green control lamp which is built in in a key burns.
Intensity of heating is established by a corrugated castor - regulation happens in the thermostatic mode.
Minimum temperature
Maximum temperature

Adjustment of provision of a steering wheel

Manual adjustment

1. Take away the lock handle down.

2. Having occupied the correct pose on a seat, adjust the longitudinal provision and a tilt angle of a steering wheel.

3. Return the lock handle to a starting position.

In order to avoid accident do not regulate a steering wheel on the run.

Electroadjustment *

Adjustment of a steering wheel is possible in four directions, the relevant provisions of the lever of the switch.
In order to avoid accident do not regulate a steering wheel on the run.

About operation of the device which is memorable installation of a steering wheel, and also seat and mirrors address materials below in this Section.

Heating of a steering wheel *

For heating of a steering wheel it is necessary to turn previously the ignition key in situation 2. For inclusion and switching off it is necessary to press the button shown by an arrow.
At the included heating of a steering wheel the control lamp which is built in in the button burns.

If on the car the multipurpose steering wheel without heating button is established, then the button of the recirculation mode is at its place (address the Section Governing bodies and devices).

Mirrors

External rear-view mirrors

1 — the switch for adjustment of provision of a mirror in four directions

2 — the switch from one mirror on another

3 — a key for closing and a dehiscence of mirrors (only in combination with a set of no-glare mirrors *, see below)

As a result of pressing a key of a mirror nestle on a body or get divorced in the parties that is convenient at journey through a sink, at movement along narrow streets, and also for return of mirrors to a starting position if they were earlier incidentally displaced forward.

It is possible to press mirrors to a body only at the motionless car or at a speed no more than 10 km/h.

The provision of mirrors can be regulated and manually, turning them for a fringing of glasses.

About operation of the device which is memorable installation of mirrors, and also a steering wheel and seat address materials below in this Section.

External, aspherical a curved part of a reflective surface provides at some distortion of the image the bigger sector of the review in comparison with an internal, convex part. As a result the corner of a rearview increases and the so-called "dead" zone is reduced.

The mirror, distant from the driver, has more convex reflective surface in comparison with a mirror on the driver's door. The objects seen in it seem more remote, than actually. Therefore it is only conditionally suitable for distance assessment to the vehicles moving behind. Told treats also a curved part of a mirror external aspherical.

Electroheating

Heating of both mirrors is carried out automatically depending on air temperature at turn of the ignition key in situation 2.

Rear-view mirror in salon

For reduction of the blinding action of headlights of the cars going behind it is necessary to turn a small rychazhok.

Cosmetic mirrors with illumination *

To use a mirror, cast away a sun-protection peak down and if the mirror is closed, shift its cover aside.

Illumination of mirrors joins already at installation of the ignition key in situation 1.

Sun-protection peaks

It is possible not only to throw back peaks down, but also to take aside to side glasses.

No-glare rear-view mirror * in salon

Reflective ability of a mirror automatically smoothly decreases depending on brightness of the general lighting and the blinding action of headlights of the cars going behind.

At inclusion of transfer of a backing or at transfer of a control lever of AT to situation R the mirror automatically switches to the mode of full reflection without blackout.

For normal work of a mirror it is important to cover with nothing and to keep clean its photo cells. The light sensor directed forward measures intensity of light in front of the car in the case of a mirror. The second light sensor is in the mirror. The electronic system of adjustment compares values of intensity of light in front and behind. The difference of values is the defining size for change of voltage on a liquid crystal layer of a mirror. This layer reacts to change of tension and provides smooth blackout of a mirror. Thus, need most disappears to regulate mirror blackout degree that allows the driver to concentrate the attention on the road completely.

Set of no-glare mirrors *

Both external rear-view mirrors are executed also with a possibility of automatic smooth reduction of reflective effect. Besides, using a key 3 (illustration), they can be put and again to open in the parties.

The device which is memorable provisions of a seat, mirrors and a steering wheel *

Storing and reproduction to three options of installation of a seat, mirrors and a steering wheel is possible (if its electroadjustment is only provided).

Use of system of storing of provision of a lumbar support is not provided.

Storing

1. Having inserted a key into the ignition lock, turn it in situation 1 or 2.
2. Adjust a seat, mirrors and a steering wheel, having established them in situation, convenient for themselves.
3. Press the MEMORY key (Memory). At the same time the control lamp which is built in in it will light up.
4. Press at discretion a key 1, 2 or 3. At the same time the control lamp will go out.

Restoration

The ignition key is in situation 1:
Press, without holding, the necessary key (1, 2 or 3).
At impact on any switch of electroadjustment of a seat or when pressing one of memory keys process of installation will immediately be interrupted.

The door of the driver is closed, and the key in the lock of ignition is turned in situation 0 or 2 or in general will take out from it:
The necessary key (1, 2 or 3) should be held the installation pressed before full completion of process.
Having unintentionally pressed the MEMORY key, press it once again that the control lamp went out.

Automatic correction of provision of a mirror at the movement by a backing

1. Translate the switch of management of mirrors (it is shown by an arrow) in situation "Fahrerspiegel" (A mirror on the party of the driver).

2. At inclusion of transfer of a backing or at installation of a control lever of AT in situation R the mirror, distant from the driver, slightly will deviate so that, for example, at arrival on the parking it was possible to see the lower part of a board of the car and the edge of curbstone.

You can turn off this function, having transferred the switch of management of mirrors to situation "Beifahrerspiegel" (A mirror on the party of the passenger).

Ware box

 • Opening:
Pull for the handle. At the same time box illumination will join.

 • Closing:
Slam a cover the movement up.

 • Locking:
For locking of a box it is necessary to use a key from the uniform lock. After that it will be possible to unlock it also only a key from the uniform lock.

In order to avoid injuries at accidents it is recommended not to leave a ware box without need open.

Accumulator portable lamp *

The lamp is at the left in a ware box.

Thanks to existence of the device protecting its accumulator from a recharge it can be stored constantly included in the socket.

It is possible to insert a lamp a fork into the socket only in the switched-off state, otherwise there is a danger of an overload and damage of a lamp.

Compartments for storage of small things

The box cover in front on the slanted party of the average console is executed movable.

At a car complete set the holder of cartridges * each office for cartridges opens pressing of the small button.

The open compartment is to the left of a steering column.

If the car is completed with a compartment with a folding cover *, then to open it, it is necessary to pull for the handle down and to close - it is necessary to slam a cover the movement up.

Compartment on the average console between two front seats. To open a compartment, it is necessary to undertake dredging in front and to pull a cover up. In this compartment a telephone is installed if you wish to equip with it the car.

You will find pockets or niches for small things also on any of doors and from the back of backs of lobbies сидений*.

The holder for cans with drinks *

On two holders for cans with drinks are in a compartment from the face of the average console, and also behind, at the end of the average console under lattices.

They open simple pressing and to close them, it is necessary to push holders back.

Ashtray in front *

Opening:

The ashtray opens simple pressing in the direction shown by an arrow.

You extinguish a cigarette in a reception nest of an ashtray without excess effort, previously having shaken ashes.

Cleaning:

Press edge of a cover (as shown an arrow). The ashtray will move up then it can be taken from a nest.

Lighter *

Press deepening (it is shown by an arrow) and drown the lighter in a nest.

As soon as it is pushed out back, it can be taken out.

You hold the hot lighter only for the handle, otherwise there is a danger of receiving burns.

The lighter remains in operating state and after extraction of a key from the ignition lock. Therefore never leave in the car of children unguarded.

Lighter nest

This nest can use as the plug socket for connection of a portable lamp, the vacuum cleaner and other consumers of current with a power about up to 200 W and with working voltage of 12B. On the car in a complete set for non-smoking the lighter is closed by a removable cap. In order to avoid damage of a nest of the lighter do not try to insert into it an improper fork.

Ashtrays behind *

Opening:

The ashtray opens pressing dredging.

Cleaning:

Press edge of a cover (as shown an arrow).
The ashtray will move up then it can be taken out.

The device for transportation of lengthy objects *

The back of a back seat is divided in a proportion 1/3:2/3. For laying of lengthy objects you can cast away each of these parts of a back.

To cast away a part of a back, undertake deepening and pull a back (arrow 1) forward.

At the return installation you watch that the back was reliably recorded on the place. At the same time the red toddler has to go down (arrow 2).

You can block each part of a back, using a key from the uniform lock.

Thereby access to a luggage carrier from salon that is convenient when you transfer a key 3 from a door and the lock of ignition (address the Section Locking devices and the anticreeping alarm system) to the employee of parking in hotel is prevented.

Cover for transportation of skis *

In a cover it is possible to transport, without being afraid for their safety and purity of salon, to four couples of skis.

Taking into account length of a cover and additional space in a luggage carrier it is possible to load skis up to 2.10 m long in the car. When loading skis 2.10 m long the capacity of a cover is reduced so it can include no more than two couples of skis of the specified maximum length.

Removal of a back dividing armrest
(It is not provided when using on the device car for transportation of lengthy objects. Address materials below).

1. Cast away the central dividing armrest.

2. Remove the facing panel fixed on "flypapers", and put it on an armrest.

3. Undertake one hand a forward part of an armrest, and other hand for its back part and sharply lift it up (as shown an arrow).

Installation of an armrest

Insert an armrest from above and press it down so that it was heard as it will be latched in holders.

You watch that side pins did not damage a seat upholstery.

Loading

1. Press the button shown by an arrow 1. There will be an unlocking of a folding cover of the hatch in a luggage carrier.

2. Having reduced the clamps shown by arrows 2 cast away a cover.

3. Straighten a cover and lay it between front seats. The fastener like "lightning" is intended for simplification of access to the things loaded into a cover, and also for its accelerated drying.

4. Fix a folding cover of the loading hatch from a luggage carrier on the magnetic holders who are available from the lower side of the shelf behind a back seat.

The request to watch that skis were loaded into a cover only pure and to avoid damages of a cover by keen edges.

The skis or other lengthy objects loaded into a cover have to fasten the belt sewn to a cover tightened by means of the buckle intended for this purpose.

To remove a cover, it is necessary to work in the return sequence.

Cover for transportation of skis in combination with the device for transportation of lengthy objects

1. Cast away a back dividing armrest, remove the facing panel fixed on "flypapers" and put it on an armrest.

2. Press the button 1 down and cast away a cover forward.

3. Press the button 2. The cover in a luggage carrier will be unblocked.