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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-11-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 813
Posted By DBell
Replacing key buttons

Received new buttons and CR2016s.
Wife's key had nearly new buttons, as it turned out, but really weak battery. Works like new!

As for mine, repair levels I and II completed, but . . .
Can I go...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-27-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 813
Posted By DBell
New batteries when I do it, too...

New batteries when I do it, too...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-27-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 813
Posted By DBell
Great! I love it! Buy it Now for <$4 & free...

Great! I love it! Buy it Now for <$4 & free shipping...

Thanks!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-27-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 813
Posted By DBell
Mine are pretty worn down, yeah.

Mine are pretty worn down, yeah.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-27-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 813
Posted By DBell
How are the chances of repairing the keyless...

How are the chances of repairing the keyless entry buttons? ('99 528i)
My Lock and Trunk buttons work, but Unlock doesn't; wife's Lock fails, but Unlock works.
(Yeah, between us, we can enter and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-27-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By DBell
Thanks, Moots, but does that also control the...

Thanks, Moots, but does that also control the ABS/Tracs?
It seems like the failure is progressive (1-10 minutes apart), so I figured there were two units failing.

Tonight, for example, after...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-27-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By DBell
'99 528i ABS/Spedo issues

This appears to be a common set of problems!

In my case, all works when the car is cold, then progressively fails as I drive and/or the weather heats up. First to fail is the Tracs/ABS, and if I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-26-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,066
Posted By DBell
Apparently, where the chrome handle joins the...

Apparently, where the chrome handle joins the pivot pin.

Broke the connecting ring on a diameter.
Note the discoloration on the left side; looks like it cracked part way through some time ago.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-26-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,066
Posted By DBell
That's exactly how the first two were broken. ...

That's exactly how the first two were broken.
The others were only by myself, and I'm generally damned careful, and know about the double pull.
The latest one worked fine in the morning; next time...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-25-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,066
Posted By DBell
There's a steel OEM part? Mine came with the...

There's a steel OEM part? Mine came with the plated plastic crap...
That must be the $120 list item I saw.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-24-2011, 11:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,066
Posted By DBell
Angry Interior door handles!!!

My '99 528i has just gone through its fourth driver's door handle.
I am really tired of replacing this crappy piece of plastic!
Is there an after-market replacement that's actually made of metal?
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-18-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 474
Posted By DBell
Intermittent speedo/odo and other gauges

1999 528i, ~131000 miles. Purchased used about three years ago.

A while back, my speedometer suddenly quit while driving.
Odometer froze, fuel economy gauge pinned at 40+ MPG, and the remaining...
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