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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-29-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Posted By fortunateson
Thanks for that tip. I still think it's BS that...

Thanks for that tip. I still think it's BS that BMW doesn't stock the Phillips 12082 bulb.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-26-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Posted By fortunateson
I paid around that last year. When I heard...

I paid around that last year. When I heard $79.00 I told the bugger at the end of the line that I had already bought the car and I just wanted a freaken tiny lightbulb. Apparently that did not help...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-25-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Posted By fortunateson
Found it! Really easy to do. When you pullout...

Found it! Really easy to do. When you pullout the whole bulb unit you'll see a couple of round rivets just before the 90 degree bend. They look like they have been melted to the smaller section to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-25-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Posted By fortunateson
Hi again, I just called the stealer and they...

Hi again,
I just called the stealer and they want $79 CDN for a new bulb!!!! I don't want the led option. A couple of days back I found a tip on using a heated piece of wire to release the bayonet...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-24-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Posted By fortunateson
Thanks, I kinda thought so. I believe you can't...

Thanks, I kinda thought so. I believe you can't just buy the tiny bulb for that you need the buy the bulb/socket from BMW, correct?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-23-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Posted By fortunateson
It is kaput, it ceases to be, itisinbattery...

It is kaput, it ceases to be, itisinbattery heaven. In short, as Dickens wrote, "dead as a door nail". I have to check any numbers but I bought the car in 2006 and it is an '02. The previous owner...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-23-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Posted By fortunateson
Question New Battery and now rough idle stalling

Just replaced my battery and e car idles roughly and then dies. Is this one of those "the computer has to relearn idle settings" things? How long does that usually take?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-04-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Posted By fortunateson
Question Fog lights

Somehow my right Foglight lens got broken. I picked up a used E46 at the local wrecker since all I need is the lens. However, the lens is really hard to remove from the rest of the unit. Any tips...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-09-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By fortunateson
Where are the replies? Come on, don't be shy.

Where are the replies? Come on, don't be shy.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-08-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By fortunateson
Question Something weird/normal for a BMW

Today I unlocked the rear driver's side door to open it. I couldn't open it even after repeating the procedure a few times. It will open from the inside however. I just re-installed my vapour...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-08-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By fortunateson
Did that job 2x with recommended material. Two...

Did that job 2x with recommended material. Two weeks ago there was an inch of water behind the driver's seat. I've since used seam sealer and the way it went on and the bonding capacity is awesome....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 494,996
Posted By fortunateson
Bluebee, thanks again. I'm a little bit...

Bluebee, thanks again. I'm a little bit intimidated when it comes to electrical issues I'll read over that section again and see if I can understand the process. Perhaps I'll have to wait for my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 494,996
Posted By fortunateson
Had m indie scan the car today. He found code...

Had m indie scan the car today. He found code 52, 53, and OE (valve relay fault). He cleared them and they are gone. No codes regarding the four wheel sensors. However he found that the ABS pump...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-23-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 494,996
Posted By fortunateson
The second indi did a thorough check of the BLP...

The second indi did a thorough check of the BLP sensor so was convinced that it was the problem. Don't the wheel sensors show up as faults? There was not code re:the wheel sensors. The weird thing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-23-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 494,996
Posted By fortunateson
Well the sensors were not tested. The initial...

Well the sensors were not tested. The initial code was brake line pressure sensor, done by two independent mechanics, so that sensor was replaced ($200). Read up on the issue and sent ABS unit to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-23-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 494,996
Posted By fortunateson
I just installed my BBA rebuilt ABS unit and all...

I just installed my BBA rebuilt ABS unit and all lights gone except for the SES warning. Speed Angle Sensor code which I cleared. Now the $&&@$?!"@$@& "trifecta" is back!!!!!! Has this happened to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-09-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By fortunateson
Thanks, that makes sense. I swear that at least...

Thanks, that makes sense. I swear that at least one BMW engineer has the last name of Voodoo! Just hoping BBA can repair mu ABS unit. Still ticked I spent $200 for a sensor I didn't need.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-08-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By fortunateson
Bluebee, I was just finding it weird that...

Bluebee,

I was just finding it weird that that code would show up the day after I disconnect the ABS unit. I enjoy the car but some of these computer related issues seem to be so random that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-08-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By fortunateson
Question ABS Unit and Speed Sensor Code

I sent my ABS unit to BBA yesterday. No speedo, etc. as was to be expected. This morning a get a code indicating that the speed sensor is now a fault. Is this normal whether ABS unit has been...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-05-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By fortunateson
Anybody have the same thing happen to them?

Anybody have the same thing happen to them?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-04-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By fortunateson
Exclamation DSC, Brakes, an ABS

We'll I have been having the "trifecta" issue for the last month. I an indie read the codes and came up with "line pressure sensor". I was going to send the ABS sensor to BBA for a repair but held...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-26-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By fortunateson
Im talking about the pressure sensor in the DSC...

Im talking about the pressure sensor in the DSC unit. P/N 34511165467 on REALOEM. And like I said the question is can the DSC read the sensor because the sensor is faulty or is it that the sensor...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-25-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By fortunateson
I would replace with a new IF the sensor was the...

I would replace with a new IF the sensor was the problem; I really want a good used one to find out for sure whether or not the sensor or the ABS unit is faulty. What do you mean by "matched sets"? ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-25-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By fortunateson
Question DSC sensor

Hi all. I've been looking into the "trifecta" light situation a little more. Code states that the sensor for line pressure which screws into the DSC/ABS unit is faulty. Mechanic says it probably...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-08-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By fortunateson
Well actually he could clear the codes but they...

Well actually he could clear the codes but they kept coming back re:code #51 pressure sensor line/ DSC pressure switch?

More help please.
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