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Forum: E24 (1976 - 1989) 05-04-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,606
Posted By badabingjr
Based on the info in this thread and others I...

Based on the info in this thread and others I just replaced the 415mm TRX wheels on my 1988 M6 with brand new 16X7.5 ET20 style 5's (E39) from the dealer with hubcentric rings.

However something...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-28-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By badabingjr
the one i am looking at is black. don't belive...

the one i am looking at is black. don't belive its ever been to chicago. thanks for the tips.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-28-2011, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By badabingjr
Any recommendations for PPI in Indianapolis

Hello all,

I havent been on here ever since the saddening loss of my 03 540iA sport during the blizzard in NYC least Dec 26.


The rub of it was we all know how bad those cars are in the snow...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 11-27-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 654,665
Posted By badabingjr
2003 540i Sport 82,000 miles........just did this...

2003 540i Sport 82,000 miles........just did this myself.........toughest part was unplugging the harness from the FSU.

works like a charm
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2009, 05:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,890
Posted By badabingjr
ok, i double checked all my connections and the...

ok, i double checked all my connections and the lights were def not popping up.

from what i can gather there are five plugs that go into the headlight assy

1. low beam (into silver ballast)...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,689
Posted By badabingjr
mine was the cracked windshield molding as well

mine was the cracked windshield molding as well
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2009, 02:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,890
Posted By badabingjr
unfortunately i have the impossible to open 03...

unfortunately i have the impossible to open 03 lights so replacing them will be difficult, but i will replace both when i do.

right now my concern is making sure the auto level is working again.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2009, 12:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,269
Posted By badabingjr
i just got done polishing mine using the 3M kit...

i just got done polishing mine using the 3M kit you can buy in an auto parts store. took like 2 hours per light.

pretty good results. i took the headlights out to make it easier and not risk...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,900
Posted By badabingjr
i got the 13th Gen ULF from bimmernav (no...

i got the 13th Gen ULF from bimmernav (no affiliation) like a year ago. no problems pairing my iphone with it. it is an original 16 GB iphone.

if you read their propoganda it tells you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2009, 10:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,890
Posted By badabingjr
thanks for the help thus far. using the...

thanks for the help thus far.

using the "wiggle" test it seems that only one headlight has a broken adjuster. the passenger side is snug in both directions. the driver side is snug side to side...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2009, 06:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,890
Posted By badabingjr
need some straight answers on headlight adjusters

hey guys,

i know this topic is well covered but i feel like i've got conflicting information from all the threads i read in my search.

i have a 2003 540i (2/03 production) with the stock OEM...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2009, 04:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,181
Posted By badabingjr
what is the shade assembly box referred to in...

what is the shade assembly box referred to in that write up?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-20-2009, 06:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 950
Posted By badabingjr
if you need dent work, call bruno at dent wizard...

if you need dent work, call bruno at dent wizard 201 725 0712. the man is a magician and a perfectionist. he did my 540 on several occassions and it came out amazing. tell him neil referred you.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-17-2009, 07:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,169
Posted By badabingjr
this is all for my indoor parking garage and...

this is all for my indoor parking garage and maybe some trips to the mall and whatnot. i've had way more damage thanks to d**chebag parking attendants then i ever did on the street. i did read...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-17-2009, 06:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 654
Posted By badabingjr
HID fog install question

i am having the front bumper cover replaced on my 2003 540i Sport (OEM M bumpers)

if i wanted to install HID fogs, would it be much easier to do when the front bumper cover was removed?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-17-2009, 06:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,169
Posted By badabingjr
i dont know about your car but mine has...

i dont know about your car but mine has shadowline trim so there is not a spec of chrome anywhere on it. i wouldnt want to change the look of my car just to protect it.

now i am thinking about...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-17-2009, 06:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,169
Posted By badabingjr
of course i wont. thats why i like this one. it...

of course i wont. thats why i like this one. it has a quick release mechanism so you can pop it off and thrown in the trunk in a second.

funy thing is, the people who leave them on are usually...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-17-2009, 06:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,169
Posted By badabingjr
tell me about it. im spending about $4K. @#$%...

tell me about it. im spending about $4K. @#$% garage cracked both my front and rear bumper covers, pushed the grill into the hood and dinged the doors. they are paying for the bumper covers and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-17-2009, 05:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,169
Posted By badabingjr
Saw this on a 2009 760LI, just ordered for my E39!

i park in NYC and these look great!

http://www.bumperguard.org/v/vspfiles/photos/categories/1.jpg
http://www.bumperguard.org/v/vspfiles/photos/5541-1.jpg

http://www.bumperguard.org/

i am...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2009, 10:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,417
Posted By badabingjr
100% stock ...

100% stock

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/neil%20540i%20glanz/after.jpg
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2009, 10:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,461
Posted By badabingjr
mine does the same thing. had the dealer scan...

mine does the same thing. had the dealer scan the tranny. nothing found. it just started in the last month or 2. only 63K on it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2009, 09:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,262
Posted By badabingjr
i bought the exact same car in feb 08 with 35K...

i bought the exact same car in feb 08 with 35K miles. i'd like to know what you paid for it too, pm me. i hope it is still covered under CPO because these cars have a number of problems. here's...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-13-2009, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By badabingjr
BMW Certified Collision Center....

is what they call some of the body shops operated by dealers. i need to get my front and rear bumpr covers replaced and resprayed. i am using OEM parts regardless. My desire is to have the end...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-13-2009, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,390
Posted By badabingjr
Is the "thrust arm" the same as the "traction strut"?

2003 540i Sport

see pic. # 5


http://www.realoem.com/bmw/diagrams/m/o/3.png

reason for asking is i am getting vibration/shaking during moderate to hard braking from about 80 mph to 35 mph....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-01-2009, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,298
Posted By badabingjr
mine is 2003 and had the problem 6 months ago. i...

mine is 2003 and had the problem 6 months ago. i dont think that logic stands.
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