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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By QSilver7
Ditto above...the front passenger seat is...

Ditto above...the front passenger seat is different than the front driver's seat...for instance. the passenger seat has an occupancy sensor...the driver's seat doesn't.

But the left/right side...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) Today, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 113
Posted By QSilver7
Yeah...that's one of those rare little nuggets of...

Yeah...that's one of those rare little nuggets of info that are soon forgotten. BMW NA thought that the SWB wasn't as popular in this market and that most buyers preferred the LWB models...thus...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 96
Posted By QSilver7
What kind of information are you trying to...

What kind of information are you trying to retrieve? An OBD II reader is only for reading electronic engine emissions...and is NOT a code reader that will communicate deep into the communication...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) Today, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 113
Posted By QSilver7
Ditto...the 1999 e38 was first year of face lift...

Ditto...the 1999 e38 was first year of face lift and the V8 engine was upgraded to the M62TU (single VANOS)...and the production run was truncated (shortened) and ran from 9/98-3/99 build date (in...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) Today, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 50
Posted By QSilver7
Do you mean the water valve assembly (which many...

Do you mean the water valve assembly (which many refer to as the heater valve) that has the two valves & aux pump that sends engine coolant to the left/right side of the heater core? If yes...then...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By QSilver7
You'd probably find better info if you go to...

You'd probably find better info if you go to Bridgestone's website.

Just like other tires...there are multiple types of winter tires for various situations. You have dedcated snow/ice tire or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 79
Posted By QSilver7
Does this happen after you put the keys in your...

Does this happen after you put the keys in your pocket?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 277
Posted By QSilver7
Just an FYI...the M badge on an item means that...

Just an FYI...the M badge on an item means that particular item is taken from the M parts bin or was offered with some type of M or sport package...which makes it okay in that the part is an upgrade...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-24-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 123
Posted By QSilver7
My opinion is to check your coolant reservoir...

My opinion is to check your coolant reservoir (when engine is cool) and see where you dip stick is. I'm basing my opinion on the letters that we can see versus what we can't see and the Priority...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-24-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 96
Posted By QSilver7
You do realize that you have no car information...

You do realize that you have no car information (model/model year/build date)...nor do you tell us if you have halogens or HID (xenon) headlamps. So the best we can say is...check your owners...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-24-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 19,026
Posted By QSilver7
You may want to refer to the rear tail light bulb...

You may want to refer to the rear tail light bulb index for your e39 and note the location for each rear tail light bulb. The ones shipped to the USA did NOT come with the bulb for the rear fog...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-24-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By QSilver7
Ditto...the whole purpose for the 1996 OBD II...

Ditto...the whole purpose for the 1996 OBD II federal mandate was to bring commonality to all car brands for the basic DTC (diagnostic trouble codes). Since they have been around for almost a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-24-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By QSilver7
Any update?

Any update?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-24-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By QSilver7
Unfortunately...you'll either have to "MacGyver"...

Unfortunately...you'll either have to "MacGyver" it, find a used one intact, or purchase the whole thing (#3 in the diagram)...BMW doesn't sell individual parts for the rear electric headrest

...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-23-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By QSilver7
Before jumping to the extreme...verify that its...

Before jumping to the extreme...verify that its not something simple like a depleted battery.

The battery may have enough voltage to light the small 1.2amp-3 amp interior bulbs...but not...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-22-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By QSilver7
Check your rear headrest...its a common V12...

Check your rear headrest...its a common V12 malady and there's DIY info on e38.org. A plastic piece of the headrest has usually broken...and the headrest tries to readjust itself so that the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-22-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By QSilver7
1.. Yes that is the rain sensing wiper option. ...

1.. Yes that is the rain sensing wiper option. How did you determine you don't have that feature? Nothing reveals how you came to that conclusion.

2. Again, how did you come to that...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-22-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 668
Posted By QSilver7
Summer time is not quite the same...but its...

Summer time is not quite the same...but its simple science. Just as we refer to a breezy winter wind as "wind chill"...we call a breezy summer wind a "cooling breeze"..

In warm ambient ...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-22-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 111
Posted By QSilver7
If your ejector buttons are working....you don't...

If your ejector buttons are working....you don't say if you unscrewed the buffer to increase the height. If the trunk is being pulled back down...then it is not being lifted and held above the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-22-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By QSilver7
Not to be flippant...but the broken seat cover...

Not to be flippant...but the broken seat cover can be avoided 99.9% of the time by evaluatng how one enters and exits the car. Most of them break probably from occupants putting their weight on the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-22-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By QSilver7
BMW has incorporate "doublelocking"for decades. ...

BMW has incorporate "doublelocking"for decades. When the car is locked using the remote key or the driver's door lock cylinder (from outside)...the doors are not only locked from outside...but also...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-22-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By QSilver7
Ah yes....you have a totally different...

Ah yes....you have a totally different set-up...as well as rare in the USA. 99% of e39s imported to the USA have the digital IHKA as pictured above...so without identifying that you have the manual...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-21-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By QSilver7
The button with the "A in a circle"(on the right...

The button with the "A in a circle"(on the right side) is the AUC (auto recirculation) button. The auto IHKA control panel incorporates a "sniffer" (the AUC sensor located near the radiator) that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-21-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By QSilver7
Ditto poudl...what button are you referring to as...

Ditto poudl...what button are you referring to as the "DEFROST" button?

The top button in the stack of 4 on the left is the regular defrost button where you can control the fan speed & air...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-21-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By QSilver7
Ditto...the decision is yours...and everyone that...

Ditto...the decision is yours...and everyone that chimes in will be coming from their own personal point of view...and what works for them. I feel safer in my BMWs and prefer to continue to drive...
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