E39 EWS module removal.
It’s under the steering column.
Prise off the trim on the right hand side below the cluster.
Undo the screws revealed under the trim.
Undo the screws above the pedal box securing the cubby box.
With a fine knife or very small screwdriver prise off the cover of the screw on the side of the cubby box revealed by opening the driver’s door.
Spend 5 minutes on your hands and knees peering about looking for it. Find it stuck on the end of the screwdriver.
Remove the cubby box – let it dangle by the obd wiring if fitted – the module is now easily visible and removed.