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Forum: 5 Series DIY 06-25-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,164
Posted By Ironnerd
I sprung for the OEM M5 part - paid too much, but...

I sprung for the OEM M5 part - paid too much, but it looks great! Thanks for the post, the packing tape and pulling the tape backing out from under was absolutely inspired! Totally simple!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-03-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,454
Posted By Ironnerd
e39 instrument cluster bulb replacement and chrome ring installation

Great write up - I just replaced the bulbs on my '02 530i and took your advice on the chrome rings. I purchased a set of the black chrome rings from Bimmian.com ($60) and the result is awesome. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-30-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,419
Posted By Ironnerd
Replacing washer tubing with factory parts

Did you use the factory parts? Any hints or suggestions...lessons learned?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-28-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,618
Posted By Ironnerd
Excellent write-up, I just did mine (11 years,...

Excellent write-up, I just did mine (11 years, 126K) and found much better acceleration after stalling when starting up and DTC for left and right bank too lean errors.

I noticed that by raising...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 588
Posted By Ironnerd
Steering thrust angle sensor

Has anyone tried successfully to replace the steering thrust angle sensor? I have been told that only the dealer can do this due to the need to reset or calibrate the sensor.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 834
Posted By Ironnerd
Dash dispaly woes...

Hello Forum!!

I have an '02 530i with a high MID. Suddenly two weeks ago, the back light for the odometer, ext. temp gauge and trip mileage indicator stopped working. All other dash and display...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-01-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,857
Posted By Ironnerd
I have the DSC light on and had my local indy...

I have the DSC light on and had my local indy shop check the codes - sure enough it is the steering angle sensor. Then my indy mechanic says that he can't calibrate and I will need to take it to the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,751
Posted By Ironnerd
Hey guys - well, taking off the shroud would have...

Hey guys - well, taking off the shroud would have helped, but I was able to successfully change both upper and lower hoses with the shroud in place. Upper hose was a cinch; but lower - especially...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-16-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,751
Posted By Ironnerd
Question about replacing lower radiator hose

Has anyone ever successfully replaced the lower radiator hose without removing the fan shroud - it seems like there is enough room, but our friends at BMW didn't make that one easy. The radiator and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-16-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,270
Posted By Ironnerd
I had the shudder issue on my '01 525 with 118K...

I had the shudder issue on my '01 525 with 118K miles and thought it was the struts - my mechanic buddy said nope, it's the control arms and bushings. I just replaced the upper and lower contol arms...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-20-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,046
Posted By Ironnerd
Code reader didn't specify front or rear - my...

Code reader didn't specify front or rear - my tech suggested the front as it is usually the culprit in his experience and is easiest to replace...guess I will replace the rear and see what happens. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-20-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,046
Posted By Ironnerd
Gents - this info is very helpful...I have the...

Gents - this info is very helpful...I have the DSC light on with airbag and an intermittent check engine. Code for check engine says camshaft position sensor - yet no starting problems. Replaced...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-10-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,469
Posted By Ironnerd
Would a bad ABS relay or fuse cause the DSC light...

Would a bad ABS relay or fuse cause the DSC light to illuminate on the dash, or is that a symptom of some larger problem with the DSC?
Forum: 5 Series DIY 11-20-2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 644
Views: 636,343
Posted By Ironnerd
FSU replacement

As others have already stated, this is an awesome DIY - thanks! I just replaced the FSU in my '01 525 to rectify a "possessed" fan control. However, the part I removed was the new style part. Do...
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-16-2009, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By Ironnerd
New member on board

Hello-

I am new to Bimmerfest and have already found the information exchange very helpful!

I have been a BMW enthusiast and driver for 20 plus years and have owned the following cars: '88...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-12-2009, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,411
Posted By Ironnerd
Leaky door...

Guys - thanks so much, this is great! I really appreciate the response...seems simple enough to deal with.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-12-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,411
Posted By Ironnerd
'01 525 with an interior leak

I wondered if any E39 owners have encountered water in the right rear passenger foot well. On really rainy days, the foot well gets wet inside the car. I suppose a sunroof drain could be the...
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