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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,170
Posted By phnman
"So easy a caveman can do it."

"So easy a caveman can do it."
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 596
Posted By phnman
Brake light and airbag indicators

Hey guys & gals,

I was heading home from Six Flags with the family tonight when I noticed both tail light indicators on the dash were illuminated. When I pulled over to check, I found that I had...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-27-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,674
Posted By phnman
Hey mw, This story is making me tired. What...

Hey mw,

This story is making me tired. What do you know about their mattresses? Too soft, too hard,just right?...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-17-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,645
Posted By phnman
[QUOTE]thecushion OE---OE-----OE PARTS. Do it...

[QUOTE]thecushion OE---OE-----OE PARTS. Do it right the first time./QUOTE]

Boy, that's for sure! Never again! I just replaced both back door regulators in April.

I just finished...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,306
Posted By phnman
Needle nose pliers. " So easy a cave man can do...

Needle nose pliers. " So easy a cave man can do it "
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2010, 06:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,645
Posted By phnman
My wife just told me that her right rear window...

My wife just told me that her right rear window won't close. Here we go again. I'll let you guys know what I found after I tear into it tomorrow.
Forum: 5 Series DIY 06-26-2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 77,712
Posted By phnman
[QUOTE=bluebee;5285625] But what is that...

[QUOTE=bluebee;5285625] But what is that welded-on nut for in the BMW special purpose tool?

Bluebee, Isn't that what receives your 3/8" drive torque wrench?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-25-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 879
Posted By phnman
I took my 2000 528i to a stereo repair shop with...

I took my 2000 528i to a stereo repair shop with the same problem a couple of months ago. The tech said that the remote turn-on for the amp was bad. It's supposed to turn the amp on when the stereo...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-25-2010, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By phnman
Thanks cn90. Worked just as written.

Thanks cn90. Worked just as written.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By phnman
Thanks cn90. Easy enough. Also, when shorting...

Thanks cn90. Easy enough. Also, when shorting pins 7 & 19. With engine running?

Also thanks bluebee. It looks that way now that I've removed the aluminum washer.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By phnman
Oil drain plug

I'm changing my wife's oil in her 2000 528i. The Mahle filter comes with a copper washer for the drain plug. There's already an aluminum washer on the drain plug. Am I supposed to remove the aluminum...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-22-2010, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 975
Posted By phnman
Wow! Looks like you got T-Boned! Good thing it...

Wow! Looks like you got T-Boned! Good thing it wasn't further back. Everyone okay?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2010, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By phnman
I don,t think so. At least my 2000 528i doesn't.

I don,t think so. At least my 2000 528i doesn't.
Forum: Mobile Electronics and Lighting 05-13-2010, 08:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 493
Posted By phnman
FS/Stock E39 Alpine amp

I bought this amp on Ebay when my stereo guy told me mine was bad. Well, it turns out it wasn't the amp that was bad. I paid $75.00 including shipping and am asking for the same. PM me for questions....
Forum: Site Feedback / Questions / Suggestions 05-12-2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 910
Posted By phnman
I haven't found them either.

I haven't found them either.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 950
Posted By phnman
Yes, super easy. Did it myself the other day. Be...

Yes, super easy. Did it myself the other day. Be careful not to scratch the paint!:thumbup
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-23-2010, 06:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,503
Posted By phnman
You should be testing resistance ( ohms ), not...

You should be testing resistance ( ohms ), not voltage between alternator case and chassis.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-21-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,645
Posted By phnman
Rear window regulators

Just wanted to let you guys know that the regulators did finally get quiet. Especially after I greased them, reassembled the door panels, and operated them several times. I hope they last more than 2...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-20-2010, 12:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,645
Posted By phnman
Both regulators make the noise, only at the top...

Both regulators make the noise, only at the top and bottom of travel. There is a black plastic piece at the bottom end of the cable that is ribbed and travels in and out of the regulator housing when...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-20-2010, 08:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,645
Posted By phnman
Rear window regulators

I just replaced the rear window regulators on my 2000 528i. I used after market regulators that look exactly the same as the original, but now they make a "zipping" noise when the window closes....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-11-2010, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By phnman
While on a road trip, the sound went off and on a...

While on a road trip, the sound went off and on a few times and hasn't worked since.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-11-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By phnman
stereo audio

I've been having problems with the audio on my wifes 2000 528i. The radio comes on, finds stations, etc. But there is no sound. Also no sound with CD player.
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