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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By RR_540i
thanks for the info!... i thought it was a common...

thanks for the info!... i thought it was a common problem... i'll take it to the mechanic.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2013, 02:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By RR_540i
Xenon beams move up and down, even when car is stopped

I'm having a problem with the xenon lights. (And I tried searching the forum.)

When the car is stopped, I turn on the xenon low beams and they start to move up and down erratically (both of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2012, 01:40 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 75,967
Posted By RR_540i
my car has had the smelly AC problem since i...

my car has had the smelly AC problem since i bought it... i replaced the AC filters as soon as I bought it, but it had no effect.... then i suspected that they didn't put in carbon filters, so a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2012, 01:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,808
Posted By RR_540i
no my lenses are crystal clear! (thanks...

no my lenses are crystal clear!


(thanks for the link Edgy!)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-23-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,808
Posted By RR_540i
thanks for the responses.... i am glad it is not...

thanks for the responses.... i am glad it is not the ballasts!

i had the bulbs replaced but i don't know what they used.... i just remember being surprised how cheap they were :)

but now, i...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-22-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,808
Posted By RR_540i
Do xenon control units (ballasts) get "weak" with time?

three years ago I bought a 2002 540i with factory xenon low beams.... but in my opinion they are too dim... passengers ask me why are your lights so dim.... i replaced the xenon bulbs, but no...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,035
Posted By RR_540i
thank you for your responses. let me clarify...

thank you for your responses.

let me clarify a couple of things. i did a complete suspension overhaul last year, replacing everything except the springs. and i've had that "problem" for as long as...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2012, 02:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,035
Posted By RR_540i
Can I put non-sport springs on sport suspension?

My sport suspension is great on smooth surfaces and cornering and stuff... driving on big bumps and pot holes it's fine... the problem is on small road deformations and small dips and bumps, which...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-18-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 710
Posted By RR_540i
does the rattling stop when you lightly step on...

does the rattling stop when you lightly step on the brakes?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-13-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By RR_540i
yeah i think it was just a bad unit

yeah i think it was just a bad unit
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-13-2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By RR_540i
cooling system overhaul, not always a good idea

18 months ago i did a cooling system overhaul even though it had been trouble free... last month i had a coolant leak..... it was coming from a hairline crack in the new Meyle expansion tank. the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 802
Posted By RR_540i
for me, that high pitched sound turned out to be...

for me, that high pitched sound turned out to be the alternator on its last breath....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,569
Posted By RR_540i
are vibrations the only symptom? in my car when...

are vibrations the only symptom? in my car when i'm moving and i step on the brake i hear a quiet "clang" as if something snapped into or out of place, could that be the engine mounts, u think?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2011, 04:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,361
Posted By RR_540i
both fog lights... and thanks for that info. ...

both fog lights... and thanks for that info.

bluebee, thanks for these links.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,361
Posted By RR_540i
fog lights and center brake light

Hi guys,

first the fog lights, then the center brake light stopped working.... the light bulbs are good and the fuses are good.... what do you think i should check next?
thanks
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-16-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,531
Posted By RR_540i
thanks, but i don't think i'm gonna do that. if...

thanks, but i don't think i'm gonna do that. if the car overheats while driving i wont hear the warning.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-16-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,531
Posted By RR_540i
a poorly thought-out feature

a poorly thought-out feature in my BMW is the seatbelt warning chime:
it goes on immediately after i turn on the engine. that's annoying and unnecessary. in other cars i've driven the chime is heard...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-16-2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,935
Posted By RR_540i
i've done it with a steam machine. steam the...

i've done it with a steam machine.
steam the corner of the back window for 30 seconds then use tweezers to grab the corner and slowly pull while steaming at the separation line. the frost lines were...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-05-2010, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By RR_540i
:rofl:

:rofl:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-05-2010, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By RR_540i
vent screw disintegrated.. i guess it's time for a cooling system overhaul

i get home and i hear a hiss from the engine compartment. i pop the hood and i see coolant coming out from the vent hole. the head of the vent screw is gone! i had no idea a part so small could...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-16-2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 868
Posted By RR_540i
yeah for the 2002 it is not available alone, must...

yeah for the 2002 it is not available alone, must buy the entire pedal assembly.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-16-2010, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 868
Posted By RR_540i
frankly i didn't replace the whole pedal. as the...

frankly i didn't replace the whole pedal. as the mechanical parts had no problem. and the pedal is expensive. but i got from a junkyard an electric piece that attaches to the pedal (see pictures)....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-13-2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 868
Posted By RR_540i
Throttle spike issue, finally solved!

my car has had a throttle delay/spike issue since i bought it last year... really annoying!... think of a reverse L-shaped graph: flat for about half a second after stepping on the gas then followed...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-09-2010, 02:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 570
Posted By RR_540i
the part number is 51219069322 but i'm still...

the part number is 51219069322
but i'm still searching for a DIY
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-09-2010, 01:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 570
Posted By RR_540i
door seals

i'm trying to replace the rubber door seals. the ones on the door, not the ones on the body. i've serching and searching and i could only find info about the ones on the body. anyone has the...
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