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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) Today, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 119
Posted By QSilver7
You don't give any info as to the "type" of...

You don't give any info as to the "type" of headlights you have...nor model info (3.0/4.4/4.8is). There are halogen headlights, xenon headlights and adaptive bi-xenon headlights.

There are lots...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) Today, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By QSilver7
Not sure...but there's a (10 or 7.5 amp) fuse in...

Not sure...but there's a (10 or 7.5 amp) fuse in the area where the harness connects to the radio. Make sure to check that fuse to make sure it's not blown.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By QSilver7
Just in case anyone needs a "visual" or don't...

Just in case anyone needs a "visual" or don't have an owners manual: :)

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By QSilver7
Here's a retrospective look back over the years...

Here's a retrospective look back over the years so one can see how well these rubber replacement pads hold up...especially with their cost being so low. I highly recommend "refreshing" your old...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-06-2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By QSilver7
Yes, the radio is mounted in the same compartment...

Yes, the radio is mounted in the same compartment the battery is in below the cargo floor & spare tire. You have to remove an additional panel that says BMW on it...once removed...the radio is just...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-06-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By QSilver7
Here's some info on BMW's stance on fuels with...

Here's some info on BMW's stance on fuels with alcohol/ethanol content higher than 10%...in comparison...E85 fuel has 85% ethanol/alcohol content...which is obviously way higher than what the car was...
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 02-03-2016, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,112
Posted By QSilver7
Here's some short video that show how much better...

Here's some short video that show how much better winter driving is when using winter tires vs all season tires vs summer tires. Not only is traction better...but so is stopping and turning. A 2WD...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-02-2016, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By QSilver7
Ditto...vent tube (or vent pipe)..just .leave it...

Ditto...vent tube (or vent pipe)..just .leave it be. :) This is an oft asked question of new X5 e53 owners. :) In fact, there are several of these vent tubes around the vehicle

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-02-2016, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By QSilver7
This is not a plug-n-play swap on several...

This is not a plug-n-play swap on several fronts...it will require some rewiring & remounting work. Not only are the major wiring harnesses different (due to the change from single stage to dual...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-02-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By QSilver7
You can tell by simply looking at the control...

You can tell by simply looking at the control panel...if you have rotary dials...you have the semi-automatic IHKR system. If you have all buttons...you have the automatic IHKA system.

The IHKA...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By QSilver7
Yes...if it requires getting a new/used...

Yes...if it requires getting a new/used one...then it is plug-n-play...there's no coding required.

Good thing is...since you have a 1997...if you have the original seat module...you don't have the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2016, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By QSilver7
How did you determine that the key was the issue?...

How did you determine that the key was the issue? Had you ruled out the non locking problem was NOT coming from the car side of things? Like does the fuel filler door flap lock when you lock the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2016, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By QSilver7
Yes, the driver's seat and steering column are...

Yes, the driver's seat and steering column are "linked". Both are powered thought the driver's seat control module.

If the plastic cover around the base of the seat is loose (broken away at...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-30-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By QSilver7
Good luck...I'm pretty sure 90% of the e38 forum...

Good luck...I'm pretty sure 90% of the e38 forum will vote for the e38 & 90% of the e65/e66 forum will vote for the e66.

This is akin to asking which Gabor sister should I marry...Eva, Zsa Zsa, or...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-30-2016, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 199
Posted By QSilver7
I don't see Tires Plus as being the...

I don't see Tires Plus as being the mistake...what is not clear is:

What caused the initial death of the battery...old age, alternator/charging system issue, death by deep discharge (like leaving...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-30-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By QSilver7
My deepest sympathies to his family and friends. ...

My deepest sympathies to his family and friends. I only knew him through his posts on the forum...so surely my sadness of this news pales in comparison to those who knew him more intimately.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-29-2016, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By QSilver7
Based on the just the info we were given in your...

Based on the just the info we were given in your post to go on...and assuming you're referring to replacing a wheel bolt stud on an e39 5 series (you didn't say "where" this "lug nut stud" is...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-27-2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By QSilver7
http://bimmerboard.com/members/q/original/E53%20Fa...

http://bimmerboard.com/members/q/original/E53%20Facelift%20Fog%20Lights%20Owners%20Manual.jpg
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-27-2016, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,601
Posted By QSilver7
Also...remember to lubricate your driver's door &...

Also...remember to lubricate your driver's door & trunk lock cylinder if you always use remote lock/unlock NEVER really insert the key physically into the lock cylinder.

Edjack mentioned using...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2016, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 438
Posted By QSilver7
Do you "need" another remote key...or do you just...

Do you "need" another remote key...or do you just need a simple spare key for an emergency or a time where you may need to give a key to another driver?

If you just need a spare key...there are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By QSilver7
Based on the GM & ZF transmission charts...

Based on the GM & ZF transmission charts below...a 1997 528i would have the GM A4S270R transmission (build dates between 2/96 - 8/99). Has the transmission been changed since the time it rolled off...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2016, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By QSilver7
Ditto...if you have an 2004 model then you have...

Ditto...if you have an 2004 model then you have Angel Eyes aka "halos"... and if the bulb(s) are burnt out...then this is why the warning comes up.

Not sure how one could miss them whether they...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-24-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By QSilver7
Just an FYI...the owners manual has an oil...

Just an FYI...the owners manual has an oil viscosity chart (at least mine did) to help with various oil viscosities and ambient temps...who'd a thunk BMW put that type of info in there. :D
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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-23-2016, 05:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 608
Posted By QSilver7
Just in case you think there's a problem with the...

Just in case you think there's a problem with the starter...it's not. The V8 & V12 (m62/m62tu/m73/m73n) engines have a convenience start/auto start/one touch start feature that only calls for...
Forum: 7 Series - E23 / E32 (1977 - 1994) 01-22-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 300
Posted By QSilver7
http://bimmerboard.com/members/q/original/BMW%20Wh...

http://bimmerboard.com/members/q/original/BMW%20Wheel%20Size%20Chart%20Update%20Nbr%205.jpg
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