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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-29-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By rdc
Thanks, I pulled them out abt 6 years ago for the...

Thanks, I pulled them out abt 6 years ago for the same problem. I broke the clip on one? Trying not to do it again. :)
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-29-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By rdc
rear window switch removal

I want to remove the rear window switches to replace the small light bulb. However, I cannot figure out how to remove them. I know they push in. I have tried a small screwdriver or small plastic body...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-12-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 123
Posted By rdc
replace differential & axle carrier bushings

What is involved to replace differential & axle carrier bushings? Dog bones/rubber mounts have been replaced. It looks like 3 bushings for the carrier and one for the differential How many hows...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-03-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 690
Posted By rdc
Miy e34 is in excellent condition.Owned it since...

Miy e34 is in excellent condition.Owned it since 2003. However, it always wants attention and the compulsion is try to keep everythig in perfect condition. :) I would not buy one neededing work if it...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-02-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By rdc
Thanks. I am searching for such a seat. I also...

Thanks. I am searching for such a seat. I also found that the heating elelment for the seat back is still available. It may be interchangeable or adaptable. Found new seat heater for a sport seat on...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-02-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By rdc
Thanks, I agree I really do not want to fix the...

Thanks, I agree I really do not want to fix the old one. I will check around. BMW may even still have a replacement part.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-02-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By rdc
Repair seat heater?

I just repaced the driver's seat cover on my 95 e34. The shop transferred the seat heater over but the seat bottom appears to have two burn spots an the heater will not work. The back appears to work...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-22-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By rdc
Thanks, you are correct. High prices and some are...

Thanks, you are correct. High prices and some are in really bad shape. I have parchement replacement leather so i may just have a quality upholstery shop recover and make sure the seat heater works.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-21-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By rdc
Need 1995 525i heated parchement passenger seat.

I need a 1995 525i heated parchment passenger seat complete or else complete seat coverings, paddings with operational seat heater.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-11-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By rdc
I found another way to deal with light colored...

I found another way to deal with light colored (parchment) hard plastic that hat has turned darker. Sand it! I tested it on a old parchment seat surround. I sanded part of it with 320 wet/dry paper...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-11-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By rdc
Another alternative would be to use SEM color...

Another alternative would be to use SEM color coat aerosols. They have lots of colors even a couple called light and medium parchment. I need to see a colo chart. :)
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-08-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By rdc
Plastic discoloration 1995 525i

I have some parchment colored hard plastic interior parts darkening from sunlight. Is there any way to restore the proper color?
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-21-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 774
Posted By rdc
Temperature sensor reads normal now. Just seems...

Temperature sensor reads normal now. Just seems slow to react, I suspect impending failure as has been suggested. I will watch and repair as needed. Thanks for the advice.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-21-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 774
Posted By rdc
Guys, I have checked the temperature twice,...

Guys, I have checked the temperature twice, turned car on and off each time, since the repair and the sensor seems to be calibrating itself. Sensor temperature has now risen to 44 degrees in garage....
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-21-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 774
Posted By rdc
Outside temp sensor -33F Why?

I just replaced my auxiliary cooling fan and had to remove the bumper and disconnect the outside temperature sensor. When I hooked the sensor back up it did not work and the OBC shows -33f.
What...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-30-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 13,325
Posted By rdc
believe you had one bidder on e-bay. is that...

believe you had one bidder on e-bay. is that correct?
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-20-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 611
Posted By rdc
That's what i currently believe. In a year of so...

That's what i currently believe. In a year of so who knows what might be available. :)
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-20-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 611
Posted By rdc
had to replace one bulb.

had to replace one bulb.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-20-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 611
Posted By rdc
LED Headlights on a e34, Anyone?

Anyone replace their low beams with LED headlights? I see some advertised but have no idea if they work well. I currently use HID lights I installed about 6 years ago.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-01-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By rdc
I just prefer to leave it stock.

I just prefer to leave it stock.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-30-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By rdc
Dr. Don's radio repair 95 525i

The stock radio in my 95 BMW 525i died. Believe it was the power supply. As I did not want to replace it with a new flashy radio, I just sent it to Dr. Dons in Huntsville Texas and he restored it...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-23-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By rdc
what should one for a 525i cost at the scrap yard?

what should one for a 525i cost at the scrap yard?
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-16-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By rdc
Have no idea what happened with the gigi. I found...

Have no idea what happened with the gigi. I found that the test-drive cars were pre-production cars so they were less refined than final production cars. Also as test vehicles they have a tough life....
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-10-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By rdc
BMW i3 test drive

Drove the i3 TWICE in Louisville, Ky today at Sam Swope BMW. Interesting experience as the trips were short “around the block sort of thing. Drove a Giga and Terra. My experiences were similar to...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-05-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,855
Posted By rdc
See if this helps understand how to check trany...

See if this helps understand how to check trany fluid in a e34 without a dipstick. I let my independent BMW shop do it.
...
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