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Forum: Mobile Electronics and Lighting 04-22-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By Ktaylor757
Ill let both parts go for 60 but I prefer local...

Ill let both parts go for 60 but I prefer local pickup or drop off.
I dont know if there are any pixel issues since the radio had been upgraded before I bought the car.
The PO threw it in the deal...
Forum: Mobile Electronics and Lighting 02-26-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By Ktaylor757
added pics

added pics
Forum: Mobile Electronics and Lighting 02-22-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By Ktaylor757
FS - Stock Radio/CD player head unit from 2003 540i

Looking to sell my stock Radio/CD player from my 540i (two parts)

When I purchased the car last summer it had a Pioneer head unit already installed but the owner threw in the stock radio as well...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-09-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,421
Posted By Ktaylor757
This sounds exactly like what is going on with my...

This sounds exactly like what is going on with my 540 right now. I'll check out the fan clutch in the morning. Fan itself looks good at first glance.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-19-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,431
Posted By Ktaylor757
For my reference: - started without issue after...

For my reference:
- started without issue after work
- drive home without error (did not exceed 3250 RPMs, mostly)
*did not exceed 65 mph
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-19-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,431
Posted By Ktaylor757
For my reference - parked in work garage for...

For my reference

- parked in work garage for 4 hours
- first attempt, did not start
- second attempt, started but Engine Failsafe was still displaying
- disconnected battery for 3 minutes,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-19-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,431
Posted By Ktaylor757
After getting this 'repaired' (Throttle assembly...

After getting this 'repaired' (Throttle assembly replaced by Indy) all was well .... until today. While driving to work I merged into traffic on the highway and pressed the accelerator about 3/4 down...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-26-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,431
Posted By Ktaylor757
so I took it to the Indy ... they say the...

so I took it to the Indy ... they say the throttle body assembly needs to be replaced.
He also mentioned that the thermostat was failing and scared me into getting it replaced as well.
Everything...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-26-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,431
Posted By Ktaylor757
Day three update for reference: Started fine...

Day three update for reference:

Started fine this morning
Drove less than 25 feet and went into engine Failsafe, slight performance decrease. Drove about 1/2 mile, no other issue. Temp normal. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-25-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,431
Posted By Ktaylor757
Going through the FSU posts now. I just went...

Going through the FSU posts now.

I just went to autozone and had the battery load tested and its tested 100% so the battery is fine and just being depleted overnight or long periods of sitting I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-25-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,431
Posted By Ktaylor757
sorry, couldnt quote correctly. Either way I...

sorry, couldnt quote correctly.

Either way I think Im having the 'battery drain' issue so many have had.
I verified that the car does go into 'sleep mode' after 16 mins (P light on shifter goes...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-25-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,431
Posted By Ktaylor757
Regards the date. Did you find the date the...

Regards the date. Did you find the date the battery was installed or date manufactured? Depending on retail channel, batteries have been known to sit on a shelf for years and then fail "prematurely."...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-25-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,431
Posted By Ktaylor757
Fan behavior - its a little loud when powering...

Fan behavior - its a little loud when powering down or driving really slow. No 'issues' with it that I know off.

After about 15 minutes of trying it finally started, I drove about 4 miles and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-25-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,431
Posted By Ktaylor757
Ill have to check that out. Is the sensor under...

Ill have to check that out.
Is the sensor under the car or in engine bay?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-25-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,431
Posted By Ktaylor757
Just went out to start it this morning and it did...

Just went out to start it this morning and it did not.
Same issues as before.
I checked the battery and it looks like it was manufactured on 1/12, crazy that it would be depleted in less than a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,431
Posted By Ktaylor757
Idling at 13.3 V Turned on first try after...

Idling at 13.3 V
Turned on first try after sitting for another 4 hours
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,431
Posted By Ktaylor757
Battery reads 12.1 wen powered off (radio only...

Battery reads 12.1 wen powered off (radio only thing on). Is this a battery issue, seems like its almost depleted.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,431
Posted By Ktaylor757
***This is for my reference to test later when Im...

***This is for my reference to test later when Im off, not easy going from post to post on iphone**

Test charging system via dash:
Hold down the right button (about 10 seconds) until test 01...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,431
Posted By Ktaylor757
So after it sitting for four hours in the parking...

So after it sitting for four hours in the parking garage I have returned to the car during my lunch break. Tried to turn it on, nothing. Took about 4 times and it finally started but got the engine...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,522
Posted By Ktaylor757
@ pcrossley - did the Engine Fail Safe Prog ever...

@ pcrossley - did the Engine Fail Safe Prog ever come back, I just encountered the same issue you described today, all except my Service Engine Light is NOT on.
Im at work now so I havent been able...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,431
Posted By Ktaylor757
Cont... So after about 15 mins sitting in a...

Cont...
So after about 15 mins sitting in a parking lot it finally started.
Idles fine, not rough.
Drove for about 2 miles slowly, no issues.
Pressed accelerator 3/4 way down, car accelerated as...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,431
Posted By Ktaylor757
Engine fail safe message and now won't start

This just happened to me. Was driving to work and went to pass someone on the road and got the 'engine fail safe prog' message. Soon after the ASC light came on. I tested acceleration and from what I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-30-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By Ktaylor757
Looks great. I was just reminded on my commute to...

Looks great. I was just reminded on my commute to work this morning how fun these things are to drive. I just picked up an 03 540i sport with 74k on it and she has been a JOY.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By Ktaylor757
thanks random77, ill do that tomorrow before...

thanks random77, ill do that tomorrow before work.
Moots (or anyone) - what wheel speed sensor controls the speed sensitive door locks? They seem to no longer work?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By Ktaylor757
Not another DSC/ABS/Brake issue - dont kill me

- The dreaded trifecta issue on my e39 -

Before anyone jumps on me for posting about this issue that we (E39 owners) all seem to have at some piont .. I have read post after post after post about...
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