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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By stovey
Thanks all. No part number or logo of any kind...

Thanks all. No part number or logo of any kind on it. Probably not from my car, I guess.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-12-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By stovey
Identify this part?

Newb question of the day. :eeps:

This was found on the street near the end of our driveway. I suppose it could be anybody's, because the condition of the roads in our area has been lousy for the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-12-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By stovey
It did happen again an hour or so later, exactly...

It did happen again an hour or so later, exactly the same way, using the same USB stick but on a different audio track. This time I tried just pulling the stick out rather than unplugging the GROM...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-04-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By stovey
I started her up this morning and things were...

I started her up this morning and things were worse. No warning lights when starting, turn signals out, climate control didn't respond to certain buttons. It was starting to feel like a House...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By stovey
Question Combination of electrical failures

What might case the following on an E39? (2002 530i)

While I was driving, the radio/MID went unresponsive briefly - unit was lit up as I was listening to MP3s on a Grom unit, but it wouldn't...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-02-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,564
Posted By stovey
Driving an '02 530i 5-speed that's approaching...

Driving an '02 530i 5-speed that's approaching 200000 miles, I see 20-24 mpg around town and about 30 on the highway.

Not uncommon to get 33-35 mpg when on paved backroads at lower speeds (55mph),...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-02-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,076
Posted By stovey
followup

I returned the Chinese unit and got my refund even though I didn't ask for tracking/confirmation (why? because that would have cost another $30 from the post office, so I took the risk), and ordered...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-30-2011, 05:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,076
Posted By stovey
I guess it's possible that all the problems I had...

I guess it's possible that all the problems I had were because that one connector didn't quite fit right.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-29-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,076
Posted By stovey
They agreed to a return and refund, and the box...

They agreed to a return and refund, and the box is on its merry way back to Asia.

Edit: I had been confused about how the GROM device mounts, but had missed the relevant bit of info on their...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-25-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,076
Posted By stovey
Ebay Chinese USB/AUX/SD adaptor

I just received one of these, installed it and listened to it on a short drive, and am probably about to return it. Seller is "2010incarentertainmentsystems" on ebay. (Pictures borrowed from ad.)
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-17-2011, 12:47 AM
Replies: 5,982
Views: 969,250
Posted By stovey
Hers & His

Foreground: my wife and her '04 325Ci; background: my '02 530i. Both titanium outside, black inside.

Further background: the neighbor kid is always building and taking apart a little trailer. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2011, 12:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 898
Posted By stovey
Single owner with service records is encouraging....

Single owner with service records is encouraging. If you have access to a good independent mechanic, invest in a pre-purchase inspection anyway.

A little over a year ago I was asking a similar...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 07-13-2011, 05:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,419
Posted By stovey
Thanks to those who replied. A very clean '04...

Thanks to those who replied. A very clean '04 325 coupe became available locally and we snapped it up. It's not an E39, but she liked the ride. Besides which it has the same titanium-on-black as...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,164
Posted By stovey
resolution

Seems I've been away from the forums for a while - and am remiss in not having followed up here. Will do so now in case somebody comes across this in a search.

Sometimes the explanation for weird...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 07-07-2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,419
Posted By stovey
WTB late 5-series (2002-2003), midwest

I'm in Iowa, looking for something in the midwest or plains states in the $6k-$12k range for my wife. She loves my '02 530i and wants a similar E39 model, except with auto transmission.

High...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2011, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,164
Posted By stovey
Battery was new in June, which isn't to say it...

Battery was new in June, which isn't to say it can't be defective I suppose. It cranks like a sumbitch when starting, fwiw.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,164
Posted By stovey
funny combination of electrical symptoms

During the depths of our recent cold spell, the following all cropped up simultaneously to my '02 530i:

1. Instrument panel says left taillight is out. (It isn't.)
2. In-trunk CD changer won't...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-13-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,797
Posted By stovey
Possibly worth mentioning: I had a high-pitched...

Possibly worth mentioning: I had a high-pitched sound that went away when the fan clutch was replaced. The sound wasn't continuous though. ('02 530i)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-05-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,604
Posted By stovey
I would never buy a Porsche unless it came...

I would never buy a Porsche unless it came complete with the passenger of my choice (which of course would be Rebecca De Mornay, circa 1983; "there is no substitute").




Buying new isn't a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-03-2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,165
Posted By stovey
I tried the foam flip/shim trick and only managed...

I tried the foam flip/shim trick and only managed to make mine worse. Was about to give up and send it to the pros in California, but then found a used one with 100% pixels for under a hundred...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-28-2010, 08:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,215
Posted By stovey
Pretty car! I'm sure you will love it. Wish...

Pretty car! I'm sure you will love it. Wish mine was that color.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-23-2010, 01:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,634
Posted By stovey
So let me get this straight - you acquired your...

So let me get this straight - you acquired your car by imprisoning its former owner? OMG. :eek:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,634
Posted By stovey
Outside, because my wife gets to keep her old...

Outside, because my wife gets to keep her old Taurus in the one-car garage. :dunno:

I do have an OEM cover that goes on the 530i when I know weather is coming, or I know it won't be driven for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,001
Posted By stovey
I still have a "Son of Ampzilla" in my basement,...

I still have a "Son of Ampzilla" in my basement, though it's not hooked to anything at the moment, and would be thrilled to find a Nakamichi Dragon at my local Goodwill.

Let me venture to guess...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2010, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,001
Posted By stovey
ah, thanks for that. I looked on realoem and...

ah, thanks for that. I looked on realoem and found it both for your model and mine. I'd poked around before without much conviction, and the reason I hadn't seen it was because I was searching on...
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