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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-30-2012, 02:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,361
Posted By xraye39
Unless you have a ULF or TCU in your trunk then...

Unless you have a ULF or TCU in your trunk then it is unlikely you have bluetooth installed. A search will give you plenty of info on OEM or aftermarket solutions.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-08-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 989
Posted By xraye39
I use the gutter card screening to block any leaf...

I use the gutter card screening to block any leaf debris from getting in.

I put this in place years ago on both my E39s.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-25-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,417
Posted By xraye39
Congrats...good job. I have had 2 clusters...

Congrats...good job.

I have had 2 clusters replaced with no charge for part.....in both cases only paid 1/2 hour for labor.....around $75 the first time and about $100 the 2nd one.

BTW work...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-13-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,663
Posted By xraye39
I have had both of my cars done with my only cost...

I have had both of my cars done with my only cost being labor, the cluster was free in both cases.

No dealer inpsection required either.

Latest one was done Fall 2011.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-04-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 928
Posted By xraye39
The price point is close to the same once you add...

The price point is close to the same once you add in the DSP adapter.

Not looking to change my setup but every few years I do look at the new gear out there.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-04-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 928
Posted By xraye39
Does it mute the car audio, display contacts on...

Does it mute the car audio, display contacts on High Cluster message center, and function via steering wheel controls?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-04-2012, 05:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 928
Posted By xraye39
OK, so vehicle already had a TCU in it which you...

OK, so vehicle already had a TCU in it which you used for the core. I missed reading that in OP.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 928
Posted By xraye39
Congrats, welcome to the OEM Bluetooth club. ...

Congrats, welcome to the OEM Bluetooth club.

Where did you pick up your donor core from?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-03-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By xraye39
Nice catch. For future reference the DVD...

Nice catch.

For future reference the DVD player mechanism is replaceable so if you ever run into a problem with the actual DVD mechanism. You can buy replacement parts for just the laser or the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-02-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 877
Posted By xraye39
I think you already know the answer to the...

I think you already know the answer to the question! Take a few for a test drive and enjoy the obsession.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2012, 04:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By xraye39
If the light was flickering it was because your...

If the light was flickering it was because your connection was loose/faulty. There is no filament (wire) in the Xenon light. High voltage is used which arcs through bulb illuminating the gas...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,448
Posted By xraye39
Isn't that the terrific irony of it, I certainly...

Isn't that the terrific irony of it, I certainly don't plan on using it, if I have to use it then my maintenance skills would be in question.....I guess no shame in using it for a flat:D
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,448
Posted By xraye39
I was in the Fatherland last week, so I swung by...

I was in the Fatherland last week, so I swung by a dealer and picked one up.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,448
Posted By xraye39
The triangle changed in MY 2000, since you have a...

The triangle changed in MY 2000, since you have a '98 it would have a different model, as you can see in the link below the tool tray is also different.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,370
Posted By xraye39
Hepu has my vote, I personally don't see value in...

Hepu has my vote, I personally don't see value in getting a more expensive one, after all it's just simple non-displacement pump that provides flow.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,448
Posted By xraye39
Captured the elusive Triangle

The following is not for the faint of heart, actual still shots with naked detail of the elusive and rare BMW Warning Triangle. Das Tool Box is complete:p

Yes, I admit I have a problem;)
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-23-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By xraye39
Did you read the thread down below yours? Might...

Did you read the thread down below yours? Might be worth investigating.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=624999
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-03-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,003
Posted By xraye39
Tied piece is coolant expansion tank..... there...

Tied piece is coolant expansion tank..... there is hole through which the expansion screw goes and the little piece of plastic around that hole is often broken because folks try to remove expansion...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-30-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,200
Posted By xraye39
Sounds like they replaced the alternator for...

Sounds like they replaced the alternator for nothing.

If your idle stumbles and gets low enough your alternator light can come on since the slow down in engine speed is not providing enough...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-17-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,074
Posted By xraye39
Personally I would never display or hold an empty...

Personally I would never display or hold an empty gun, either you need a gun (in which case it better be loaded) or you do not. You better read up on gun laws, self defense and understand your ROEs....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,688
Posted By xraye39
Not sure about those, they say they are gas...

Not sure about those, they say they are gas filled but they also say they are H1. I would pass myself.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,688
Posted By xraye39
I am not following your statement, you car came...

I am not following your statement, you car came with Xenons but you changed to Halogen, it seems like you answered your own question.....though I am not sure why anyone would change from HIDs to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By xraye39
Most likely bad hood switch. Switch is...

Most likely bad hood switch.

Switch is located by driver's side cabin air filter, try unplugging the plunger switch and see if this solves issue. If it does fix problem, replace switch.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-18-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,370
Posted By xraye39
Many folks, including myself, have posted their...

Many folks, including myself, have posted their success in having BMWNA pay for a new instrument cluster. Their are numerous threads and posting on this topic in both of the major forums.

I had...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 17,002
Posted By xraye39
I am on both forums and trust me neither has a...

I am on both forums and trust me neither has a monopoly on dumb threads nor intelligent threads. The CAI thread is a pretty harmless yet beaten to death topic but certainly no worse then the other...
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