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I got this free Pdf manual from reliable-store for free and I don't think Ive visited a mechanic or fixya for help for more than 3-4 times out of the 20 times I fixed the chipper in these 4 years

BMW 530xi Cars &... | Answered on Feb 09, 2019


Check first to see if the brake lights work, the brake light circuit is what powers the Park safety lockout solenoid. If no brake lights then it will not come out of park position.

BMW 530xi Cars &... | Answered on Jan 09, 2019


Hi Allen, In addition to removing the covers did you remove anything else? If not, reassembling should do the trick. If yours is the engine with VANOS and Variable valve lift (with electronically controlled motor, make sure all connection and pick up sensors are good. If you've lost spark and injection, check the crankshaft and camshaft pickup sensors. Regards John

2006 BMW 530xi... | Answered on Jun 22, 2014


use the FSM, buy one, it covers this. reset what is reset?
does the book say reset>?
what country.
here we (USA)
login to alldata.com and see that. if there is that.
not the engine for E60/61? car?
four-cylinder petrol
six-cylinder petrol (my guess) N54 ? my guess is this.....
V8 petrol
V10 petrol (M5)
four-cylinder diesel
six-cylinder diesel
my guess is based on.....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_N54

M54?
no symptoms posted, zero
no context, doing what? and why?

no 535xi in my book just 530xi.
N54 engine.

servo ? you mean VVT or
VANOS (abbr. from German variable Nockenwellensteuerung)?
this, and is it a turbo?
535xi 3.0L 6-cyl.
VVT parts? is that it?
the VALVETRONIC system.?

please ID exact engine, and say symptoms or service you are doing.

ill stop. here and post this, are you here?

http://www.carthrottle.com/10-surprisingly-unreliable-cars/

If FSM free, why do that with a $50,000 car??? odd that.?
if desperate, try google. using the N54 (or as approp.)
in the search, and guess what lots of hits.
how about VANOS N54

http://vod.com.ng/en/video/Rkr79T6yHKk/BMW-Vanos-Solenoid-Replacement-Intake-and-Exhaust-N51-N52-N52K-N54-Faults-2A87-2A82-2A9A-2A98

60k hits.
https://www.google.com/webhp#q=BMW+N54+VANOS


2006 BMW 530xi... | Answered on Jun 20, 2014


In the boot or side panels. Only has rear airbags

BMW Cars &... | Answered 6 hours ago


You will need to use an appropriate scan tool

BMW 745Li Cars &... | Answered 6 hours ago


Yea.. Silly electric door locks.
I used a set of slims to open the door. Roadside a dust or traffic cop s may be able to help

BMW Cars &... | Answered 6 hours ago


If its the v8 these have been known to blow head gaskets.
Do a head test or get a local garage to do one. Expensive job.

BMW Cars &... | Answered 6 hours ago


Possible switch gear unit has malfunction. Need to get it scanned to fully check this out. Don't just replace parts on a guess.... Very expensive and will cause issues when you take it to a professional

BMW X5 Series... | Answered 6 hours ago


Get facia removed and sent away for repairs. These do fail

BMW 316 Cars &... | Answered 6 hours ago


Either on bulkhead near hinges or in the locking mechanism

BMW 116i Cars &... | Answered 6 hours ago


Pull the out and test to make sure they are getting power.

BMW X5 Series... | Answered 2 days ago

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