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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-15-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By dpbayly
You should never have refitted the old pads that...

You should never have refitted the old pads that had worn to the old rotors to you brand new rotors thats probably the root of your noise problem,

I'd suggest getting a brand new set of pads.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-29-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By dpbayly
I had a situation like this with a friends X5 and...

I had a situation like this with a friends X5 and to get in I used a spare battery and a set of jump leads clipped the earth to the engine and carefully put the positive on the stater motor live to...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-29-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 860
Posted By dpbayly
Its the standard one out of the light, its the...

Its the standard one out of the light, its the same one you have in yours and once the front lens is removed you can gain access to the indicator lens and all I've done was to spray the orange part...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-29-2013, 01:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 860
Posted By dpbayly
Yep the big black box is the packaging Also...

Yep the big black box is the packaging

Also I didn't use any of the wiring that came with the rings, the LED's are 12v so I simply wired the black and red wire coming off the rings straight to...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-28-2013, 02:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 860
Posted By dpbayly
Your lenses can be resurrected, the lens refurb...

Your lenses can be resurrected, the lens refurb is easy to do the new Xenon's I picked up needed a clean up like yours here's how i achieved the brand new look

how they looked to start with:
...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-28-2013, 02:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 860
Posted By dpbayly
I have just carried out this mod myself after...

I have just carried out this mod myself after getting my hands on a set of 2003 factory Xenon's to replace my halogens and you do in deed need to cut the lens off as the glue dose not react to heat...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-08-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By dpbayly
One other thing you may want to do that ive done...

One other thing you may want to do that ive done since the write up is fit a little toggle switch in the top of the pocket so i can over ride the mirrors ie have them down when the ignition is off or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-08-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By dpbayly
If you take the pocket out in my case being right...

If you take the pocket out in my case being right hand drive by my right knee on the dash so im guessing you've got one by your left knee 2 cross head screws at the top and clips at the bottom hold...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-07-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By dpbayly
You could always wire them up how i did mine, i...

You could always wire them up how i did mine, i already have the standard switch to fold them but decided i wanted them fully automatic:

Here's my post with a how to in it:
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-29-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By dpbayly
a little how too- OEM angel activation when unlocking

Well here's a little vid of mine working along with my illuminated door handles and white LED interior lights

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJDws6wLl3A

here's a little wiring how too:
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-28-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 291
Posted By dpbayly
Angle light activation when unlocking

Has anyone carried out this mod to the stock facelift angel headlights, im going to wire mine up tomorrow and just wondered if it has been done before and how it was done?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-11-2011, 11:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,857
Posted By dpbayly
This is the closest Ive got to same angle...

This is the closest Ive got to same angle comparison pics of black gill v stock grill and stock everything else:

stock:...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-10-2011, 11:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,857
Posted By dpbayly
I'm not on Eibach I'm on Apex springs which are a...

I'm not on Eibach I'm on Apex springs which are a 45-50mm drop

Sent from my GT-I9100 using Bimmer
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-10-2011, 11:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,857
Posted By dpbayly
Thanks guys. Your never going to please...

Thanks guys.

Your never going to please everyone I know, that said I love it and that's what counts.

Sent from my GT-I9100 using Bimmer
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-10-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,857
Posted By dpbayly
Thanks guys, As for the door handle LED's...

Thanks guys,

As for the door handle LED's there a simple mod really you just need 8 12V white LED's and holders from your local electrical component store im in the uk and i picked them up from...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-09-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,857
Posted By dpbayly
My 4 weeks of modding my 540 (pic/vid heavy) Quick LED door handle write up now added

Hi all i didn't realise till today i hadn't introduced my self and say hello anyway better late than never so hi all

Ive been a member on here since 2008 when i had my last 540 but never really...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-09-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,142
Posted By dpbayly
I only discovered this forum a week or so ago as...

I only discovered this forum a week or so ago as i was mainly using a uk based one so i had not posted my older mods as they happened as i was not active on here but now i am i may do a "work done to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-09-2011, 05:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,142
Posted By dpbayly
Well rain held off so ive whipped the mudflaps...

Well rain held off so ive whipped the mudflaps off and cleaned up the paint underneath, needed a bit of wet and dry sanding where the mudflaps had been rubbing against the paint work but i managed to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-08-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,142
Posted By dpbayly
Thanks.... as for the mud flaps i know it's...

Thanks....

as for the mud flaps i know it's on my to sort list especially as they hit EVERYTHING now im lowered (maybe tomorrow if its not raining)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-08-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,142
Posted By dpbayly
Woohoo new 20mm spacers fitted

Well since dropping it ive been happy with the rear and even if i wasn't it would need arch work to bring them out any further but the fronts seemed to get lost under the front arches and didn't look...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-04-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 889
Posted By dpbayly
I only brought my 540 (2000) a few weeks ago but...

I only brought my 540 (2000) a few weeks ago but i had a 540 2 years ago and after driving my new one for a few days i was sure my old went better, my new 540 went ok but it seemed to be lacking in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,518
Posted By dpbayly
The LED's under my door handles are just standard...

The LED's under my door handles are just standard white 12V LED's X2 in each handle from a local maplins in the UK but in th US its probably a Radio Shack
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-02-2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,518
Posted By dpbayly
New M5 mirrors wired to auto fold in-out with ignition

Well its another boxed ticked on things to be done to my 540 with already so much been done in the 3 weeks of ownership
Work done so far:

Custom made 3"cat back system (made by me)
new front...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-29-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 65,795
Posted By dpbayly
Not Slammed but as low as i can go given the...

Not Slammed but as low as i can go given the condition of the roads round by me.

http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm202/dpbayly/540%20sport/2011-09-29071314.jpg

Sat on genuine parallel with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-28-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,780
Posted By dpbayly
My vote goes for M bumper with lip spoiler: ...

My vote goes for M bumper with lip spoiler:

http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm202/dpbayly/540%20sport/2011-09-16183311.jpg
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