20 Most Recent 1990 BMW 5 Series - Page 3 Questions & Answers

What happens if you turn the VOLUME to MAXIMUM?

If still no sound , then suspect problem with the speaker , connections or wiring

If loud hissing etc. then speakers appear OK so suspect a radio fault

1990 BMW 5... | Answered on Jun 28, 2010

Quite easy job.

Locate top radiator hose, follow it to the engine, undo the hose. What it is connected to is the thermostat housing. Undo 2-3 bolts connecting it to the engine block. Lift out the thermostat which is a diamond shaped unit.

Replace it with a new one. And refit the pipe. You might need to bleed the radiator in case of any air bubbles. Run the car with the radiator cap off. Top up the coolant level until the fan kicks in twice (20 mins).

Hope this helps and please vote for me, thanks.

1990 BMW 5... | Answered on Jun 28, 2010

That's it...that's all it took to knock out the electronics?

Not enough info....whaddya mean won't start? wont crank to start, cranks but doesn't start? Where can we start if we don't have enough info. You know exactly what you mean......no one else does.

1990 BMW 5... | Answered on Jun 20, 2010

check for a spark if no spark and engine cranks ok then renew the ignition module

1990 BMW 5... | Answered on May 31, 2010

You will have to use a steering wheel puller.

1990 BMW 5... | Answered on May 16, 2010

Well it could just be the photocell,,, Have a look at the photocell to see if its working..

1990 BMW 5... | Answered on May 12, 2010

I would remove the belt first. It probably needs to be replaced anyways. Better to do it now , than pay a towtruck later.

1990 BMW 5... | Answered on Apr 15, 2010

no fuel. check fuel pump/ fuel pump circut

1990 BMW 5... | Answered on Apr 14, 2010

Hi there,

Well you can please follow the below link to know how to reset oil service light -

http://www.unofficialbmw.com/repair_faqs/sil.htmlPost comments for more help or informaton.......

Good Luck!!

1990 BMW 5... | Answered on Mar 27, 2010

do you hear a brief buzz when the ingition is turned to the on position? if not then check the fuel pump relay and fuse.

1990 BMW 5... | Answered on Feb 21, 2010

Your relays are or should be in the engine compartment under a plastic box or under the dash board on the driver's side or on the side of the dash board on drivers side.
I use to own a 2003 BMW 325i sweet cars

1990 BMW 5... | Answered on Feb 06, 2010

might be in the trunk what year

1990 BMW 5... | Answered on Jan 27, 2010

You need to find out if your car is leaking water onto the ground or if it is consuming it internally.

Here is a suggestion: When your car engine is cool, top off the radiator. The next day, before you start it, make sure the radiator is still full, and check under the car for puddles to see if it has leaked. Next,find a dry patch of pavement and start the car and let it warm up. Observe if anything leaks to the ground . If so, you can try to safely see the general location of the leak,to help figure out the problem. Look over all hoses, the radiator, and the water pump area for signs of wetness. If nothing is noted, re check the radiator level after the car cools again. If it is consuming water internally, then you most likely have a head gasket problem.

1990 BMW 5... | Answered on Jan 18, 2010

A ignition is in two parts, where you put the key to turn it and a second part that is the ignition itself. Between the two parts there is a small flat pin or bar. This is where your problem is, the pin/bar is broken. You will have to replace the ignition to solve the problem.

1990 BMW 5... | Answered on Jan 16, 2010

low on coolant and you need heater valves. their finiky when bleeding

1990 BMW 5... | Answered on Jan 13, 2010

Check the coils.

1990 BMW 5... | Answered on Jan 13, 2010

when starting the car the starter motor uses a huge amount of current

normal things like lights radio ac dont use that much

most of the time the radio will work but the car will not start

i recomend recharging the battery before you start replacing anything

i amagine that changing the barrel would not be that hard
the hardest bit would be finding a barrel and keys

1990 BMW 5... | Answered on Dec 26, 2009

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