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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 07:29 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By FiveDriver
Yes, it pulls out.....but you have to work on it....

Yes, it pulls out.....but you have to work on it. It's got 19 years of gunk holding it in. I've been working mine out....it's coming along slowly. The trick is not to butcher the console. If...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 519
Posted By FiveDriver
I was going to crazy-glue it and never use it...

I was going to crazy-glue it and never use it again......another one of those interior features that you can't really use, like the cup-holders. There's nothing that fits in that little cubby-hole....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2016, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 519
Posted By FiveDriver
Ah shoot. I tried the pull method, and it's...

Ah shoot.
I tried the pull method, and it's not budging. Does it come out attached to that wider cover piece, as in the photo above ?? Do I need to pry it out with a shiv ?? I don't want...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 519
Posted By FiveDriver
Q -- Oh I'm old enough to remember. Some of...

Q --
Oh I'm old enough to remember. Some of my best music is on cassette.......radio tapes of the Grateful Dead Hour. Nothing better on a long cruise than a 25-minute version of Dark Star.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 519
Posted By FiveDriver
Yes, it is #10. I will try to grip it and pull...

Yes, it is #10. I will try to grip it and pull it out. I'm hoping a little chewing gum and crazy glue will put the slide back together.

What exactly is #11 in the diagram ??

I must say in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 519
Posted By FiveDriver
Question about the Center Console....

On my '99 528, that little slide thing broke and it's up inside the console. I can fix it....if I can bring it down outta there. We should be able to access that spot without pulling out the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-09-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By FiveDriver
Q-- Thanks once again. The problem was the...

Q--
Thanks once again. The problem was the Center Brake Light, those clever German Engineers used the "Dashboard Car" tail light symbol to play a trick on me.

Now here's a minor dilemma That...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-06-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By FiveDriver
I think that middle brake light has a different...

I think that middle brake light has a different symbol on the "dashboard car" I will check it out though.

It's a stormy Monday in the Lowcountry......good Garage Day. Any other idiosynchracies...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-06-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By FiveDriver
Question about Tail Lights

My 1999 had a bulb burn out on the passenger side. The little car symbol on the dash lit up as you would expect.

I changed every bulb in that tail light assembly......and the dashboard symbol...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-25-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,894
Posted By FiveDriver
At the time, I had an Acura 3.2TL that needed an...

At the time, I had an Acura 3.2TL that needed an awful lot of scheduled maintenance (timing belt, brakes, tires, trans, yada yada). I just didn't feel a $2500 commitment to that car. I started...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-15-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By FiveDriver
Amrathe -- I used to live up that way in...

Amrathe --

I used to live up that way in Monmouth county. Eric repaired the Auto Trans in my Acura, one of those 5-speed auto with the dual gate shifter. He had quite a few bimmers there in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-15-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By FiveDriver
You should at least call Eric at his shop in...

You should at least call Eric at his shop in Eatontown NJ. He's about the best trans guy in the area......

http://vktransmission.blogspot.com/
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-02-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,760
Posted By FiveDriver
"moving into tire buying mode, I think I'll do...

"moving into tire buying mode, I think I'll do the Conti DW's; sounds like a good blend of performance and ride quality."

Good Luck with your purchase. Please report back with your impressions...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-30-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,760
Posted By FiveDriver
Looking at the tirerack site......they have...

Looking at the tirerack site......they have recommended installers in my zip code. Their price is about the same as Sam's give or take a dollar. I have to verify that Sam's price includes mount...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-30-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,760
Posted By FiveDriver
Thanks for the excellent roundup on various tire...

Thanks for the excellent roundup on various tire brands.

I just checked Sam's Club, and they have Michelin Pilot MXM4's in my size for $182 each (95V) or $170 each (95H). That's Tax, mounted &...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-30-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,760
Posted By FiveDriver
I'm going to need new tires at some point early...

I'm going to need new tires at some point early next year. I figure after the Holidays I'll get two for the Drive Wheels -- I can hold off on the other two for 6 months or thereabouts.

So I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-26-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 545
Posted By FiveDriver
I'm going to give oembimmer a call on Friday...

I'm going to give oembimmer a call on Friday 27th. I have a few things to order.....thanks for the headsup on the discount.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 11,040
Posted By FiveDriver
I honestly think it's time we put some effort...

I honestly think it's time we put some effort into finding out what happened to bluebee.

There are folks here who live in close proximity to her location. We know what make and model car she...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 11,040
Posted By FiveDriver
I honestly think it's time we put some effort...

I honestly think it's time we put some effort into finding out what happened to bluebee.

There are folks here who live in close proximity to her location. We know what make and model car she...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,165
Posted By FiveDriver
Interesting Updates on the bat-tricity...

Interesting Updates on the bat-tricity situation.....

Kutch -- where'd you find the Exide 48x for $85 after rebate ?? Did this one have the vent tube ??

Again, it turns out I don't need a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-19-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,165
Posted By FiveDriver
So here's the full story, take it from the...

So here's the full story, take it from the top.......

Yesterday my Wife needed to run some errands, but her car (2010 Passat) had a dead battery and wouldn't start. I let her borrow my 528...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,165
Posted By FiveDriver
OK, so I found some posts by QSilver concerning...

OK, so I found some posts by QSilver concerning battery research from last March....

Originally Posted by QSilver7 View Post
Sam's Club also sells the Duracell branded battery...and if you're a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,165
Posted By FiveDriver
Best Battery for 1999 528

Since a search for "Best Battery" on the big 3 threads at the top of the page produces a lot of hits (mostly key fobs), but no real answers.......

Has anybody found a cost-effective Battery...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 893
Posted By FiveDriver
I've been listening to that Frank Sinatra/Count...

I've been listening to that Frank Sinatra/Count Basie in Vegas CD lately. Almost every song on there applies to mine.....

Come Fly with Me
Street of Dreams
Fly me to the Moon
You make me feel...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-13-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,276
Posted By FiveDriver
Pelican Parts !!! I'll order these next week. ...

Pelican Parts !!! I'll order these next week.

Any particular Receiver/Dryer....Kenmore or Behr ??
What the heck is an AC Evaporator and do I need one ??
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