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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-17-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By M5WannaBe
Well, this is embarrassing, but to close the...

Well, this is embarrassing, but to close the loop: the car is NOT beeping. My garage door opener's backup battery is dead, and that's what's beeping. Oops!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By M5WannaBe
Thanks for the tip, Ed. I just ran my fuel tank...

Thanks for the tip, Ed. I just ran my fuel tank lower than it's ever been, so you may be on to something there. It's now beeping every 30 seconds with the ignition off. Guess I'll have to take it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By M5WannaBe
Strange single beep from rear of car

My 2003 540i is beeping, and I can't figure out why. This is a single beep, so it's not the 3 beep issue I've seen referenced elsewhere in the forum. The beep happens whether the ignition is on or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 256
Posted By M5WannaBe
I won't defend the PMer, since I always try to...

I won't defend the PMer, since I always try to ask questions publicly, and post answers when I find them.

That said, entering "tilt sensor" in quotes in the search did bring back a number of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,098
Posted By M5WannaBe
*So nice, I posted it twice. Can't seem to...

*So nice, I posted it twice. Can't seem to delete it, unfortunately.*
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,098
Posted By M5WannaBe
I've got 63,920 miles on my '03 540i/6. I've had...

I've got 63,920 miles on my '03 540i/6. I've had it for 3 years, and I'm averaging around 5k miles per year due to a short commute, and splitting time with another vehicle.

I've got a slight...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 03-05-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 350
Posted By M5WannaBe
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,554
Posted By M5WannaBe
What size are the rims? Staggered or square?

What size are the rims? Staggered or square?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 776
Posted By M5WannaBe
Interesting! I didn't realize that this part was...

Interesting! I didn't realize that this part was available from BMW. Interestingly, that part doesn't come up on realoem, but it does on various other parts web-sites. Good to know!

I realize...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 776
Posted By M5WannaBe
Radiator gooseneck replacement

Just a public service announcement, for anybody who experiences cracking at the gooseneck at the top of the radiator on the driver's side. That plastic piece is prone to cracking, and I've always...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-11-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,045
Posted By M5WannaBe
Nice! Now, how about the painted trim? ;-). I'd...

Nice! Now, how about the painted trim? ;-). I'd love to do something similar one day, as the wood trim is one of the few things I don't care for on my car.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-10-2011, 11:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,045
Posted By M5WannaBe
Looks great! I especially like the steering...

Looks great! I especially like the steering wheel and the painted trim. Care to share who did the work, and the cost?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-04-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 404
Posted By M5WannaBe
What a difference a clutch makes!

As I've chronicled in previous posts, I was having some trouble with the clutch/shifter in my 540i (most recent thread here (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=488951&highlight=)). As...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 08-28-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 289
Posted By M5WannaBe
WTB: Full set of Style 37 M-Parallel Wheels (SoCal)

I'm looking for a set of OEM m-parallel wheels for an E39. I'm not interested in reps, nor in 7-series wheels.

Will pay cash, or I have a set of 19" M5 reps for trade + cash.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-28-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,141
Posted By M5WannaBe
Closing the loop on this, as I discovered the...

Closing the loop on this, as I discovered the source of my odd clutch feel/shifting problems. I finally brought it in to my indie shop, and after taking the tranny out, they found that the head of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-26-2010, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By M5WannaBe
Just to close the loop on this one, I stopped at...

Just to close the loop on this one, I stopped at the dealer parts department yesterday, and for the princely sum of $5.14, I received 2 of the fasteners that jayee_2003 pointed out. Took less than...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-25-2010, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By M5WannaBe
Yep, that's exactly it! Thanks very much! ...

Yep, that's exactly it! Thanks very much!

Thanks to Ed also for the input. I'd never heard of a Timmerman nut either!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-23-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By M5WannaBe
Trim panel above pedal assembly came loose

The trim panel above the pedal assembly has come loose, and is hanging down in the back. There are holes in the trim panel for some kind of fastener (doesn't look like a screw), but no fasteners to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-04-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,141
Posted By M5WannaBe
I haven't, but I understand the function of the...

I haven't, but I understand the function of the CDV, and don't see how it could be related? I can feel the CDV doing its thing when I re-engage the clutch (the pause/slippage before fully engaging),...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-04-2010, 12:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,141
Posted By M5WannaBe
Strange clutch problem

I've had my 2003 540i/6 for about 4 months now. I really, really like the car, but have noticed something strange about the clutch/shift action. When I first got the car, I was really unhappy with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-01-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By M5WannaBe
No advice, but I've noticed some issues with the...

No advice, but I've noticed some issues with the same door lock. It doesn't always unlock when the other doors do. So far, one cycle of locking all doors and unlocking with the remote seems to fix...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-29-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,153
Posted By M5WannaBe
I also want to be able to play music & podcasts...

I also want to be able to play music & podcasts from my iPhone via the factory speakers. I haven't seen an aftermarket headunit that looks acceptable when installed in the e39. I'm leaning toward...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-31-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,268
Posted By M5WannaBe
I'm bumping an old thread, since this seems the...

I'm bumping an old thread, since this seems the most relevant to my question/situation. I bought my 540i a few months ago. Enjoying everything about the car, except for the balky shifter. I've...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,177
Posted By M5WannaBe
Just to close this one out, my steering wheel...

Just to close this one out, my steering wheel shake has been resolved. I took the car in to my tire shop, and asked them to balance the front tires. After inspecting the tires, the store manager...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 619
Posted By M5WannaBe
Yet Another Transmission Fluid Thread

Hi all,

I've had my 540i/6 for about 7 weeks now, and still haven't gotten around to changing the transmission fluid. I've gotten input from some of you in my introduction thread, and have poured...
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