You should be able to purchase the Resistor Module and replace it
yourself. It is a common failure point on E32/E34/E36 so there are a
number of DIY articles for those models. You will need to locate one
for the E39, it will not be very difficult but will involve some in-dash
or under dash work.
Hans C wrote:
It's a pretty easy DIY swop. Cost (doing a rough UK to US conversion)
about $100. Do a Google on BMW E39 final stage resistor replacement. It's
situated behind the heater unit and accessible from the passenger foot
well after removing the cover and carpet trim on the side of the gearbox
*I started out with nothing... and I still have most of it.
Dave Plowman email@example.com London SW
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