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  1. 1991 M5 Steering Column Extension Locked

    E34 M5 Discussion
    Since you are going to contact them, could you ask them what the following means: Code Description S818A BATTERIEHAUPTSCHALTER Battery master switch This came from a dealer entering the VIN. I suppose this may be for safety or storage, but where is it? I've never seen this...
  2. 1991 M5 Steering Column Extension Locked

    E34 M5 Discussion
    A visit to a local shop fixed my locked column on my 1991 which was gummed up due to dried grease. I do not think any US E34 M5s ever had tilt, only telescoping as my previous 1993 had. I'm very happy to finally have this fixed!
  3. 3 Beeps - what are they?????

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    This is for older M5s with the same 3 beep problem (1991 in my case). Go to Clock and press Reset. This toggles the 00:59 Alarm On/Off and displays the Alarm symbol (far right on display) when toggled on in Clock mode. I had a Max Speed Alarm set and thought the Alarm symbol only applied to...
  4. 1991 M5 Steering Column Extension Locked

    E34 M5 Discussion
    Thank you! I believe you may be correct since the previous owner of this 1991 M5 swears he was able to move the wheel. I can imagine lubrication gumming up after 28 years. I know I set my 1993 M5 once as the original owner and never changed it so I can imagine not getting any use could cause...
  5. E34 (88-95) Want to buy Help! 65-71-8-359-271 availability anywhere?

    Parts / Other For Sale or Wanted
    Unfortunately I already tried that seller (oe245) and he is no different than others...not available and waiting for replenishment from BMW Germany. I hope the factory has not abandoned us!
  6. E34 (88-95) Want to buy Help! 65-71-8-359-271 availability anywhere?

    Parts / Other For Sale or Wanted
    Had a BMW dealership tell me none are available in US dealership inventories or BMW Germany. Does anyone know who could rebuild these cables?
  7. E34 (88-95) Want to buy Help! 65-71-8-359-271 availability anywhere?

    Parts / Other For Sale or Wanted
    This is the Cruise Control Bowden Cable for a 1991 M5. I've searched everywhere I know in NA including eBay for 65-71-8-359-271 but none are available in inventory and there is no reliable ETA for when they might be. Would appreciate someone checking common sources in EU or whether BMW still...
  8. 1991 M5 Steering Column Extension Locked

    E34 M5 Discussion
    I'm not sure now. My original steering wheel does have SRS (Airbag) and the column extension lock lever but the 1991 Owner's Manual (Best. Nr. 0147 9 783 859) is contradictory (my bolds): Page 8. The cockpit at a glance (34 88 02 02 diagram with bullets marking controls) #8 Steering column...
  9. Quick question regarding oil for a 91 M5

    E34 M5 Discussion
    I've also had some direct emails with Liqui-Moly in Germany (summary comments): "Depending on the condition, the total mileage and the operating conditions of your engine we recommend you to use either our MoS2 Antifriction SAE 10W-40 (which was especially developed for gasoline fired engines...
  10. 1991 Trip Odometer Not Resetting

    E34 M5 Discussion
    You're correct...check control also does not work. I'm a EE and I'd guess a dab of contact cleaner on both the contacters and pads on the cluster board would fix the problems. Probably some corrosion has developed on the contacts since it has not been used for >3 months. They should have used...
  11. 1991 M5 Steering Column Extension Locked

    E34 M5 Discussion
    You're correct...check control also does not work. I'm a EE and would guess a dab of contact cleaner on both the contacter and pad on the cluster board would fix the problems. Probably some corrosion has developed on the copper contacts since it has not been used for >3 months.
  12. Quick question regarding oil for a 91 M5

    E34 M5 Discussion
    Greg I'm a new owner of a '91 E34 M5 with 112k miles. I've read this thread thoroughly and appreciated your comments. Are you still happy with the Valvoline conventional 20w50 VR-1 Racing Oil? That (and Redline) appear to be best for my moderate mileage M5. The previous owner had been using...
  13. 1991 M5 Steering Column Extension Locked

    E34 M5 Discussion
    Thank you Mike! I take it I must remove the black housing if it's near the firewall, correct? Since no good deed goes unpunished, do you have any idea what would cause the odometer reset button near gas gauge to not function? This new (to me) M5 is in very good shape for 112k miles but I'm...
  14. 1991 Trip Odometer Not Resetting

    E34 M5 Discussion
    I have a new to me 1991 M5 after selling my original owner 1993. The Trip Odometer on this one will not reset after pressing the button near the fuel gauge. The master odometer works fine. Is there a simple fix for this problem? Thank you.
  15. 1991 M5 Steering Column Extension Locked

    E34 M5 Discussion
    I just took ownership of a 1991 M5 after selling my 1993. The original steering wheel has been replaced by a E30 M3 Evo suede steering wheel by the previous owner (original included as spare). In trying to slide the steering wheel out as on my '93, after releasing the lock lever, the wheel...
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