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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-01-2008, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 883
Posted By beachcomber_bil
Thumbs up Check out ebay for units without the motor. I...

Check out ebay for units without the motor. I just bought both sides for $135US each. I'ts great to have functioning rear windows again!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-01-2008, 04:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,052
Posted By beachcomber_bil
By the way, I recently picked up both rear...

By the way, I recently picked up both rear regulators without motors on ebay. The original motors were fine, and simply unbolted from the regulators. They are rebuilt units for $135 each. Except for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2007, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By beachcomber_bil
Question Intermittent starting problem

My 540 has begun to show a puzzling symptom. Every once in a while it will die as soon as I start it, sometimes twice. I simply restart the car, and all is fine. Kind of embarrassing for such a fine...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2007, 07:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,618
Posted By beachcomber_bil
I just replaced mine for $4.00 each. The parts...

I just replaced mine for $4.00 each. The parts guy said that the ones with the metal strips included are MUCH less than the older design ($20), which didn't include the strips. Go figure.
Forum: 5 Series DIY 07-16-2006, 05:05 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 169,831
Posted By beachcomber_bil
I had mine done last year after going through...

I had mine done last year after going through customer relations. It cost $125.00, and is already going out again!
Forum: 5 Series DIY 10-02-2005, 04:54 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 169,831
Posted By beachcomber_bil
Unhappy Pixels need repairing AGAIN

I had mine done by the dealer after the e-mails with BMW's customer service. It cost me $125 (seems steep for one hour of labor), and the display has begun to go out again less than a year later! The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-10-2005, 02:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,334
Posted By beachcomber_bil
Fluid for 540 6 speed?

Hey folks,
Does anyone know the fluid capacity for the 6-speed tranny in a '98 540 Sport? Also, any recommendations for type of fluid? I want to do a fluid change in the hopes of improving the...
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