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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,126
Posted By derickson
I made the mistake of purchasing a aux input kit...

I made the mistake of purchasing a aux input kit for mine (on craigslist) that was for the earlier e39s with the 17 pin round connectors. If anyone needs one, send me a message. BTW, is there a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-29-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,084
Posted By derickson
here's what I got, although I don't think the...

here's what I got, although I don't think the deer I hit appreciated it...:cry:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-26-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,629
Posted By derickson
I'm refreshing this thread, because I have black...

I'm refreshing this thread, because I have black heated sport seats from my 2003 530i (E39) that I would love to trade for black heated comfort or sport comfort seats. I just bought the car (79k...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-27-2011, 11:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,388
Posted By derickson
very helpful! the pix are super. Thanks.

very helpful! the pix are super. Thanks.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-27-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,388
Posted By derickson
Thanks for the pix and guidance. I did remove...

Thanks for the pix and guidance. I did remove all 5 fasteners, as you indicate, and the trim seemed to still be attached behind the seat adjustment knobs. I think the logical next step is to take...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-27-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,388
Posted By derickson
Thanks, bluebee, both for the links, and for the...

Thanks, bluebee, both for the links, and for the hints on posting. In this case, I did literally read every post I could find (~50), and still couldn't figure out what was still holding the trim...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-26-2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By derickson
It turns out the parking and ring lights must...

It turns out the parking and ring lights must have some sensor, because once I fully inserted the bulb into the housing, the error message disappeared. I surmise that there must be a sensor which...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-26-2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,388
Posted By derickson
front seat trim removal

Yes, I've read all the stickys. I still can't get the trim panel off. I've removed both torx screws and the 3 plastic rivets, and something behind the adjustment levers is still holding the trim...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By derickson
more detail

now that I realize the parking light and ring lights are lit from the same bulb, it starting to make sense. The LH light has the turn signal lit (continuously), but not the parking light and ONE of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By derickson
Both sidemarkers work fine. I've had no other...

Both sidemarkers work fine. I've had no other electrical problems with the car. Is there a good wiring diagram (with connectors) somewhere? The links I tried in the E39 FAQ don't seem to work-...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By derickson
weird headlight problem

I have a strange headlight problem on my 2003 530i. After recent service yesterday, when I exit the car the dash display says "Check Side Lights". In examining the headlights, I see that the right...
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