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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By Solo12
You cracked the clear headlight lens or the...

You cracked the clear headlight lens or the projector lens?

You could use this an opportunity to swap in brand new headlights lens'.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-05-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By Solo12
Great points. op I voted for the 37 b/c you...

Great points.

op I voted for the 37 b/c you asked which looks better and I think the 37s have the slight edge on the 66s visually. But keep in mind they are somewhat similar wheels in terms of the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-27-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 709
Posted By Solo12
Good tip. I did not really want to get into that...

Good tip. I did not really want to get into that as I think there are differing opinions on the oiled performance filters. Personally I would err on the safe side and steer clear of them.

There...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-27-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By Solo12
Welcome to the forum. Hmm sounds like a...

Welcome to the forum.

Hmm sounds like a previous owner messed around with the radio/dash on your car. The basic factory radio (aka the MID) is known for having pixel issues, but they don't slide...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-27-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 709
Posted By Solo12
Welcome to the forum and congrats on a nice car. ...

Welcome to the forum and congrats on a nice car.

You have gotten a lot of great advice so far.

I just wanted to make something explicit that others have mentioned in passing regarding your...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By Solo12
First of all welcome to the forum! You have have...

First of all welcome to the forum! You have have asked about one of the more common topics on the board I will give you a little info and have you do a search to find out more on your own.

Topaz...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-19-2017, 12:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By Solo12
Not sure if that is a statement or a question....

Not sure if that is a statement or a question. You can do it different ways. You could run new wiring to the speakers. You could also use the existing wiring.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-10-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By Solo12
Short Answer I am fairly certain you can power...

Short Answer
I am fairly certain you can power the speakers with an aftermarket headunit without a separate amplifier. But the sound may not be great, although depending on who you talk to the oem...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-22-2016, 10:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By Solo12
The issue is BMW actually used different blinkers...

The issue is BMW actually used different blinkers styles, and that is why the ebay lights look different than yours. The ebay ones have what I call an amber blinker and your lights have a clear...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-22-2016, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By Solo12
Agree. And number two includes needs upcoming...

Agree. And number two includes needs upcoming expensive service and the owner would rather not sink that money into the car. OP you yourself said you are thinking of getting rid of your A4 for that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-14-2016, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By Solo12
In this situation perhaps wd-40 might be good as...

In this situation perhaps wd-40 might be good as it has some penetrating capabilities and I think it acts as a bit of a solvent as well.

But I was under the impression that one of the issues of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-27-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By Solo12
IIRC the low beam connection is a 9006...

IIRC the low beam connection is a 9006 connection.
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=582957&stc=1&d=1480263165

Fyi if you are looking for a replacement low beam socket...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-15-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,794
Posted By Solo12
Well hopefully those new lights work out well for...

Well hopefully those new lights work out well for you.

I personally think you could correct the problem with your current lights pretty quickly for a lot less than new lights. It is of course you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-02-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,065
Posted By Solo12
Sell it. Too many factors against keeping it. ...

Sell it. Too many factors against keeping it.

Why selling it makes sense

It keeps the wife happy (you have six BMWs and she has not left you so don't push your luck)
One less car to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-31-2016, 07:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 802
Posted By Solo12
+1 Dynavin's marketing is a little misleading....

+1 Dynavin's marketing is a little misleading. The unit does not retain full obc functions.

If you read through that thread I think there was some discussion that Dynavin used the term, obc to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-30-2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,375
Posted By Solo12
I agree don't cheap out on parts especially with...

I agree don't cheap out on parts especially with the cooling system. I would stay away from ebay.

As far as find a good shop near you I would recommend reaching out to your local BMW CCA chapter...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-29-2016, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By Solo12
I have a 2003 530i sport that came from the...

I have a 2003 530i sport that came from the factory with the facelift sport steering wheel (see attched pic). I received a letter, my car is part of the recall. I don't know if all facelift sport...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-27-2016, 08:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,794
Posted By Solo12
Depending on what is wrong you should be able to...

Depending on what is wrong you should be able to have yours up and running well for much much less than that. You may even be able to have them up an running for less than the $150 price tag for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-26-2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,794
Posted By Solo12
First of all op, welcome to the forum. ...

First of all op, welcome to the forum.



Agree on all counts.

op you don't want to go backwards to halogens from xenon. Halogens will will be a big step down in lighting performance. Take it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-23-2016, 03:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By Solo12
You should be able to fit one bumper inside the...

You should be able to fit one bumper inside the car if you angle it diagonally from the front passenger seat to rear seat on the driver's side. You will probably have to take it out of the box...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-09-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By Solo12
Congrats on the car and welcome to the forum!...

Congrats on the car and welcome to the forum! There is a ton of information about keys on the forum so if you do some searching you will learn a lot. Here are some places to start.

Older Style...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-05-2016, 03:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 986
Posted By Solo12
+1. Although I really like those doors on the...

+1.
Although I really like those doors on the Tesla Model X. And I can't endorse the Prius. I never understood why a hybrid had to look terrible. I would have thought people would prefer their car...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-05-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By Solo12
Can't quite figure out what you are describing....

Can't quite figure out what you are describing. If you were not able to find it on real oem post a pic of what you are talking about. If you don't have enough posts to attach a pic then post a link...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-19-2016, 03:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 754
Posted By Solo12
This seems to be what most people report. You get...

This seems to be what most people report. You get what you pay for. So buy the bumper that fits your level of ocd and budget.

Also as Burning2nd said if you are doing a bumper conversion it can...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-08-2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 659
Posted By Solo12
Yup, I believe 30k is the recommended mileage. ...

Yup, I believe 30k is the recommended mileage.

I don't put that many miles on my car these days so I voted for more than 2 years ago. I have about 15k on my current diff and transmission fluid.
...
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