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I bought a 1995 bmw 540i from a guy that said it needed a starter. The mechanic said the starter was fine and that it would not start due to the anti theft security feature. How do I get the car started??

I just mounted my water pump and there is two rubber gaskets that fit on the hoses the ppl at auto sone said to just put them on the pipe then after it is mounted slide them up to the water pump but, it is still leaking do i suppose to push them in around it?

I need instructions on how to put my seat wires back together on my 94 BMW 540i.

I have a 97 bmw 540i that has an issue with what i would guess to be the system electronics its teling me to check a something on the car but it only shows part of the words so i was able to make out one thing it was saying to do and that was to fasten my seat belt but all you can really see is fas nd part of the e and n and no seat but part of the word belt what might this problem be and how much would it be to fix

when i start engine i have an air bag light on but dimmed not bright ,dont have seat belt light at all ,no horn but what is funny when i flip sun visor with light on , air bag light and radio are gone plus i have yellow brake light and transmission safe on , no horn ,no seat belt light .when i flip it back in a few minutes everything comes to start position .

The steering on my 2001 540iA is acting up. It is somwhat harder to turn to the right, gradually getting easier as the car warms up. There is also a suspicious "whirring" sound--sort of like it wants more fluid. I'd like to do the KISS process and first check the fluid to see if its low---but I can't find the filler cap or the reservoir. Would appreciate advice on: (a) location of filler cap/reservoir, and (b)if low fluid doesn't cure the problem, what is/are the likely cause(s) of the steering problem?

i am trying to change my radiator and cant get it off..

After getting back brakes repaired, when braking it feels chopy.

heater blower motor willnot cutoff anwhereit locate

I can't figure out how to get the door panel off with out destroying something. How do I access the screws that hold on the door handle so I can remove the door panel?

where is the dip stick for the trans fluid

Engine Failsafe program flashes with an idiot orange warning icon displayed. Engine runs okay but i have noticed the cooling fans are not as loud. Also noticed mileage range flucuates at the lower end. For example it can go from 40 to zero to 18 to zero etc.

gauges, traction control, digital dash, windows, steering wheel cruise control and radio functions all went off after transmission failsafe prog. turned on, tranny is fine. What would cause this?

the part of the airconditional that holes the freeon has a whole in it..

the part of the airconditional that holes the freeon has a whole in it..

been out of country for 8 months..car will not start...battery was charged but moter would not rurn over

after the car is running a short distance the car has steam and water/antifreeze flow out of the radiator over-flow plastic container. I have replaced the fan clutch, the thermostat seems to be working because my heater works in the car. What's going on? what needs to be fixed?

The check brake light indicator stays on, I have replace bulbs, but light stays on

it is cold here in MD, whenever i start my car, it makes a roaring loud sound and it seems like it's coming from the muffler or exhaust. Once the car is warmed up the noise goes away. No matter what gear i put the car in doing start ups, the noise stays until the car is warmed up or driven about 2 miles.

it started out with the radio going off and on and the steering wheel would go up and down. the air bag light would come on, then go off. the horn would not work. then suddenly the radio would start to work and everything seem noral. It does this approximately 50 % of the time when i try to start the car

how to replace a power steering hose from the resevoir?

THE CUSTOMERS COMPLAINT WAS THAT WHEN COMING TO A STOP THE CAR STALLS INTERMITTENTLY. BROUGHT CAR IN, HAD CODE 28. REPLACE INTAKE GASKETS AND PCV PLATE. CUSTOMER RETURNED WITH SAME PROBLEM. HOOKED UP LAUNCH AND WAS LOOKING FOR SOME WAY TO ADJUST IDLE. WAS IN A PART OF THE LAUNCH WHERE IT SAID RECODING. TRY TO BACK OUT OF IT. AND DID. NOW THE CAR WONT START. IT TURNS OVER WHEN YOU PUT THE KEY TO THE START POSITION AND CONTINUES TO SPIN OVER UNTIL YOU SHUT THE KEY OFF, BUT STILL WILL NOT START. I TRYED TO PULL CODES AND THERE WAS 1 CODE. IT WAS A CODE 39EWS MANIPULATION CHECK. DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO, ANT HELP??????

Message to replace back up lights. Which lights and how do I replace?

I loseing power when i excelarte. I excelarte to about 40 then i lose power.

Hi, I was loading luggage in my trunk and closed the trunk with me keys still inside. Every door is locked. I called my insurance, roadside assistance, and popalock, but nobody was able to help me. Bmw dealership is also closed and i have to drive to orlando to catch a flight tomorrow morning, does anybody have any ideas on how to open a 540i 97' bmw??
Pop a lock guy tried to push the unlock button in the center console, pulled the door handle from inside; the lock popped up while the handle from inside was pulled out, but the door still wouldn't open.

thank you so much in advance!

my car will not start, no power on fuse that operate fuel pump.

I have a 2001 BMW 540i. transmission failsafe program, keeps coming on on my dashboard. I have looked for a place to check the transmission fluid and cant find it. Does anyone know where I can find this at?

My d/s window jumped off track and when I got it up and in place the anti-theft went off and stopped pwr windows/door locks and the car want start. My battery in key is dead so I have to use key in door and now it will only work on the door itself instead of unlocking all doors.

Does this car have a low water shut off sensor that would make it not run if the water level got low?

my 540i is running rough,shifting rough,exhaust white smoke,and smells like fuel mixture is too rich