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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-07-2016, 09:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,511
Posted By salbol1
So others can see the difference as well, here is...

So others can see the difference as well, here is a side by side of old door panel (on the bottom) and the new door panel (on the top), which is the one that will attach to the door carrier (the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-07-2016, 12:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By salbol1
Good point on that. The donor cards I received...

Good point on that. The donor cards I received had some small mars on the plastic (cracks and scratches), so they were coming off anyways - since the ones on my car were spotless.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-07-2016, 12:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,511
Posted By salbol1
I'm in the midst of doing the retrofit of the...

I'm in the midst of doing the retrofit of the window sunshades, and running into a little snag on how the main window chrome piece attaches to the door frame. I see how the back piece "pushes" into...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-06-2016, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By salbol1
You can replace them by purchasing one of these...

You can replace them by purchasing one of these pieces (#4 - like 51167152218) on eBay, assuming you can find one with the rings in good shape.
...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-06-2016, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By salbol1
you have an e66

because you have an "L". e65's are the short "i" version....
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-06-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By salbol1
Changing your door panel inserts

I wanted to have full leather on my door panels, but also wanted to retain the muti-tone color scheme in the car (cream beige/black). Since I was also upgrading the car to have rear sunshades, I went...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-29-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 860
Posted By salbol1
CEL or any other indications?

Maybe a little more background would help. Hesitation can be caused by many differing systems/components, like (in no particular order):

1) MAF - Mass Airflow Sensor
2) 02 sensors being marred...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-05-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 348
Posted By salbol1
Are '06-'08's plug & play for rear power seats?

Does anyone know if the ability to put in the power seat package in the rear is factory wired or not? Looking to purchase a 750Li without them, and install a set from a 760Li, needing to know if I...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-28-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,542
Posted By salbol1
How about a video, to cover the ole' "picture is...

How about a video, to cover the ole' "picture is worth a 1000 words" mantra? Sounds like you must be a tech, given you've done so many of these.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-27-2012, 02:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,542
Posted By salbol1
Excellent, that said maybe you can shed some...

Excellent, that said maybe you can shed some light on the alignment of the front carrier with the tab and the rear glass carrier with the channel in terms of the pressure exerted on the tab when...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-18-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,542
Posted By salbol1
Hey bigugly - have you dug into the roof before?...

Hey bigugly - have you dug into the roof before? Just wondering.....
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-17-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,542
Posted By salbol1
By the front motor underneath the console that...

By the front motor underneath the console that houses the overhead light, sunroof switch, etc.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-15-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,542
Posted By salbol1
I buy all of my parts from BMA in California -...

I buy all of my parts from BMA in California - talk to Patrick and tell him Sean from Kansas City told you to call.....
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-14-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,542
Posted By salbol1
Yeah, you're going to have to remove the...

Yeah, you're going to have to remove the headliner and cassette to do the sunshade repairs -so you might as well repair it all at once. BTW, the torx bits on the rear head airbags are T-27, which are...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-14-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,542
Posted By salbol1
This is actually the part you need if you are...

This is actually the part you need if you are doing the sunshades, 54107198619. The repair kit you posted will have you replacing the "Rear Glass Mechanism", which might not be bad, but doesn't...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-12-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,542
Posted By salbol1
This piece from Group 9 via the online realoem...

This piece from Group 9 via the online realoem link http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=FA13&mospid=47745&btnr=54_0323&hg=54&fg=05
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is the one that connects to the front sunshade....
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-12-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,542
Posted By salbol1
The front panel is the one that is driven by the...

The front panel is the one that is driven by the rear motor. The trailing panel is hooked to the front one via 2 small tabs that are attached to the "vent screen"
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Perhaps the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-10-2012, 06:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,542
Posted By salbol1
Can you post a shot of the parts in question, and...

Can you post a shot of the parts in question, and I can tell you what they are? I also posted a bunch of stuff on Xoutpost under the title "Panoramic Sunroof Deconstruct" that might also give some...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-07-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,458
Posted By salbol1
ah don't be scared by that. If you're a DYI'er...

ah don't be scared by that. If you're a DYI'er you can do the work and buy your parts from a good place like BMA. The one thing I'd say to look at for functioning is the sunroof of the car -...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-07-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,542
Posted By salbol1
I'm in the middle of the pano repair - and based...

I'm in the middle of the pano repair - and based on what I've learned I'd budget 3 days to work on this. Here's some scoop on your concern, and some other general problems I've seen.

The 2...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-05-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,542
Posted By salbol1
Still need help?

I'm working on the pano roof right now - are you still looking for help?
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-05-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 201
Posted By salbol1
Working on Panoramic Sunroof

Hello All -

Have been on bimmerboard and Xoutpost, as well as Roadfly with e32's, e38's and now an e53 as well. Have taken on a big project and doing the pano sunroof repair "the full monty", as...
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