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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-24-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 140,874
Posted By Gr8dane
Hello All, We have just acquired an '09 528...

Hello All,

We have just acquired an '09 528 for my wife and an '09 535Xi (wagon) for me. After reading about the sunroof drain issue (and having had similar issues on both of our previous E39s), I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-30-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,702
Posted By Gr8dane
Hi QSilver, Sorry for the late reply - I...

Hi QSilver,

Sorry for the late reply - I left town before I could finish this project and just got around to it now. The part number was slightly off, but the thing I really needed was the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,702
Posted By Gr8dane
Ceiling Alarm Dome Cover Thingy dangling - how to fix?

An especially persistent kid (friend of our son's) has pulled down the alarm dome / cover (the one in the middle of the ceiling) not just once, but twice. The result is that most of the tabs that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-03-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,340
Posted By Gr8dane
Heater blower replacement through engine bay - is it possible on E39?

The wife's 03 530 has a nasty squealing / chirping sound whenever the hvac system is on. It sounds like VERY loud crickets and goes away on hard cornering. We are thinking it's the heater blower.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-10-2010, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 765
Posted By Gr8dane
Also check the fuses in the back. I had the same...

Also check the fuses in the back. I had the same problem with the exact same symptoms and replacing a fuse took care of my problem. Sorry - I can't remember which one of the fuses it was, but it was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-10-2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 766
Posted By Gr8dane
540 Valve Cover Stud - how to get it out?

I was following the excellent directions on how to replace valve covers on an m62 and although the job had taken me a long time, the amount of cuss words had been kept to a minimum. I was just about...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-30-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By Gr8dane
Car cover for a Touring?

The paint on my black '00 Touring has pretty much disintegrated (much to my surprise). The hood, the roof, the top of the front fenders and one of the rear fenders (more or less all horizontal...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By Gr8dane
Thank you both for your input and advice, but I...

Thank you both for your input and advice, but I give up. I've tried 26AWG wire today (which is seriously thin), but still no readings. This seems like such a simple test - I can't figure out why I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-23-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By Gr8dane
No readings on any of the femal pins on the ABS / DSC connector????

Sorry for the double posting between here and the ABS / DSC thread - I figured I'd move to here for more exposure.

I have the issue with the DSC, ABS and Brake lights coming on on my '03 530. The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-22-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 791
Views: 373,750
Posted By Gr8dane
I have the same problem as Euclid. I get no...

I have the same problem as Euclid. I get no reading on my DMM on any of the pairs. I've tried reversing the leads and I've tried on both of my E39s (only one has the ABS / DSC problem), but the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2010, 08:12 AM
Replies: 791
Views: 373,750
Posted By Gr8dane
Can I swap modules from two cars to test?

The '03 530 has the dreaded 3 lights. They don't come on immediately, but I do get them after a little bit of driving.

Can I grab the ABS module from my '00 540 and put it in the 530 to test if...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2009, 05:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,063
Posted By Gr8dane
On the 928s, people often wired in an additional...

On the 928s, people often wired in an additional switch in parallel to the kick down switch. When this switch was pressed, the car would be tricked into thinking you had mashed the pedal and shift...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2009, 05:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,977
Posted By Gr8dane
I love my black touring for the 5 minutes it...

I love my black touring for the 5 minutes it looks clean after each wash...
Our silver 530 NEVER looks dirty and hides imperfections well
White tends to look clean most of the time too (oddly...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2009, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 765
Posted By Gr8dane
Yeah - I find very little. They have a web front,...

Yeah - I find very little. They have a web front, but it's one of those where you have to sign up and supposedly be "a professional" in order to get an ID - and it takes a few days to get the ID...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2009, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 765
Posted By Gr8dane
Axiom remanufactured torque converter?

Has anyone ever heard of or bought parts from Axiom? Apparently, they specialize in remanufactured transmission parts.

Our 2003 530i is current at the local dealer to get the Torque Converter...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2009, 03:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 384
Posted By Gr8dane
New window regulator - something is not right...

I finally replaced my rear right window regulator on the '00 540T. I got a new one on ebay for $69 (including shipping), which seemed like a bargain. It looks pretty much exactly like the old one......
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-24-2009, 12:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,632
Posted By Gr8dane
To the people who bought from ebay, can you post...

To the people who bought from ebay, can you post who you bought from? I see lots of AE on ebay, but it's difficult to see which ones are good and which ones are crap.

Also, did they coming with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-11-2009, 03:04 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 46,007
Posted By Gr8dane
And while you're at it, please, my two cars as...

And while you're at it, please, my two cars as well:

WNADT63463CK30717
WBADR6343YGN90963

Thank you much!

\ Henrik
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-11-2009, 12:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 314
Posted By Gr8dane
Can you get from the front vents to the footwells?

I've just installed a Parrot MKI9200 kit in both the wife's 03 and my 00T with DSP. However, I need to find a good spot for the small screen. In my car, I'm toying with putting it all the way out by...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-09-2008, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,275
Posted By Gr8dane
It sounds like you have it working great, which...

It sounds like you have it working great, which is very encouraging to me. I've been looking to do the same in my 540T with DSP and wasn't sure I would be able to.

Can you tell me what happens...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2008, 11:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,651
Posted By Gr8dane
Hd?

Hi Tom,

New Silverline sounds great. Two questions:

Can you get a Silverline with HD Radio as well?

How quickly can you scroll through albums and artists (can you just hold the steering...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-19-2008, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By Gr8dane
Yeah - the complete set. I don't think you can...

Yeah - the complete set. I don't think you can buy them any other way?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-19-2008, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By Gr8dane
Floormat special (beige only) at Sterling BMW - $77

Happend to be a Sterling BMW in Newport Beach, CA today and saw a little sign for a special on floormats. Beige only are $77. It said for the Holiday season, but the sign was still there. It also...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-19-2008, 12:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,728
Posted By Gr8dane
In this case, I would probably recommend the 530,...

In this case, I would probably recommend the 530, but only because it seems have been taken better care of than the 540. To me, that is a big thing. A car that has little issues and looks worn is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2008, 11:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 963
Posted By Gr8dane
How do I get Angel Eyes on '00 540 w/ Xenon?

I'm confused about the many options out there and reading threads have me even more confused (but also more set on getting Angel Eyes).

Can I get Angel Eyes for my Xenons (stock) without replacing...
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