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Sounds like U need to purge the trapped air out & possibly change the thermostat & see if that worx....( you didnt mention if U replaced the radiator)

1990 BMW 5... | Answered on Jun 13, 2011

Bmw E34s have a big fuse right after the battery that protects the car electrical harnesses.
Failure syndromes:
• Intermittent simultaneous falure of wipers, sunroof, windows, central locking, radio...
• No power, like if the battery was dead.

525i Procedure

Tools/Parts Required:
  • 10mm wrench or socket.
  • New fuses.
1. Disconnect the battery.
2. Open the fusible link box.
3. Remove the 4 x 10mm screws and change the fusible links.
4. Installation is reverse of removal.
Good Luck, Mike please let me know if this is helpful.

1990 BMW 5... | Answered on May 28, 2011

Check fuel filter first. If OK, then check points, distributer and timing advance - or electronic ignition.

1990 BMW 5... | Answered on Mar 29, 2011

Because it's a BMW and as far as i'm concern, they are a heap of s**t. I've just been told today by a BMW dealership in Dublin that they want a €160 to look at the radio and between €900 - €1,200 to fix the radio. Never before I had a radio problem in my life until I bought the BMW. It has my heart broken and my pocket empty. Pure junk.

1990 BMW 5... | Answered on Feb 24, 2011

Yes but you're not going to gain that much HP for the effort. If you can locate a 3.5 (535 or 735 motor) you'll have better success in getting HP out of it. Ideally if you can locate 3.5 out of an M5 you'ld be stylin'

1990 BMW 5... | Answered on Feb 24, 2011

Computer needs to re-learn. it will take a few cycles before it goes back to normal operation. Drive it around, up & down hills, hi & low rpm & speeds, shut it down for a bit and start over again. Let the car cool down a bit before repeating. In the future, if u have to remove a battery cable, make or buy a gadget that connects a 9v battery to your cigarette lighter to hold onto the info...

1990 BMW 5... | Answered on Jan 10, 2011

no key? charge it externally, find some wires that are hot all the time and run a charger to them, i will charge the batt.

if not.....a left handed hammer on a glass you want to replace.

1990 BMW 5... | Answered on Aug 10, 2010

Try under the back seat.

1990 BMW 5... | Answered on Aug 02, 2010

No they are hydrolic.

1990 BMW 5... | Answered on Aug 02, 2010

You have to have a tool to connect to the computer under the bonnet, you can get these in any good motorfactors for around €20 they come with instructions.

1990 BMW 5... | Answered on Aug 02, 2010

  • remove spring on outside of caliper.
  • remove two plastic plugs on rear of caliper one on top one on bottom.
  • under these plugs there are two allen keys these hold on the caliper remove these
  • prise of caliper with screw driver
  • remove pads
  • with a g clamp press back brake pistons make sure brake fluid cap is removed
  • after fitting brake pads make sure to press the brake pedal so as to take up the slack.

1990 BMW 5... | Answered on Aug 02, 2010


1990 BMW 5... | Answered on Aug 02, 2010

time for brand new bmw. 20+ years is long enough to be messing with this old dinosaur.

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

You can attempt this recommendation to see if it works temporarily. If it does then you have one of two problems as outlined in this tip:

1990 BMW 5... | Answered on Jul 25, 2010

you need to replace fuel pump its located behind rear seats

1990 BMW 5... | Answered on Jul 23, 2010

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