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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 16,662
Posted By HeliBarney
Thanks!

I know, I know! Sorry about that. I was being lazy, and I really appreciate the help. I was on my phone, it was dark and I was tired - and sometimes those searches lead to a lot of useless info. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-04-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 16,662
Posted By HeliBarney
Inadvertently switched outside temperature reading to Celsius from Fahrenheit

during the service intervalI accidentally switched the outside temperature reading from Fahrenheit to Celsius. Whoops. Anyone know how to reverse that?
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 02-16-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 80,417
Posted By HeliBarney
Adjusting Gears not at 6 o'clock??

I have a 2002 540iT, and recently spent a couple of frustrating hours poking around with a flashlight and screwdriver and scouring BMW forums to learn that, on my E39, the parking brake mechanism...
Forum: Interior 02-16-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,095
Posted By HeliBarney
I'll look!

I haven't seen it in a while but probably have it, because the buttons are still valuable... and I save everything. I'll check the dreaded closet soon and let you know.
Forum: Interior 06-06-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,095
Posted By HeliBarney
So... I took my unit apart to see how the display...

So... I took my unit apart to see how the display connects, and although I put it back together exactly as it was, it is now completely shot - no lights and runs on high even with the key out of the...
Forum: Interior 06-01-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,095
Posted By HeliBarney
Hmmm. I'm tempted to buy it and give it a try,...

Hmmm. I'm tempted to buy it and give it a try, but if the display, itself, isn't compatible or is soldered in and can't easily be swapped, I'm out $40 + shipping, then have to spend $100 on a front...
Forum: Interior 05-28-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,095
Posted By HeliBarney
Yeah, it looks like they're different for mine,...

Yeah, it looks like they're different for mine, (entire unit is 64116927894, and just the front plate is 64116923883), but for $40 I'm tempted to try it, anyway. Do you know if the LED display is...
Forum: Interior 05-26-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,095
Posted By HeliBarney
Still available?

I cracked the screen on the climate control in my '02 540iT, so need to replace the unit. If you still have it, I'm very interested if it's compatible. Please let me know. Thanks!
Forum: Exterior 10-31-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,994
Posted By HeliBarney
I asked a week ago and haven't seen a reply, so...

I asked a week ago and haven't seen a reply, so I'm guessing not.:thumbdwn:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-25-2011, 12:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,860
Posted By HeliBarney
It's been a few years since a post here, but just...

It's been a few years since a post here, but just in case you're all still using broom handles:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=354926&highlight=liftgate+shocks
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 39,862
Posted By HeliBarney
Smile Yeah, I'm probably one of the least qualified in...

Yeah, I'm probably one of the least qualified in this thread to give really well-informed advice, but I've learned enough from previous experience and inquiries to make two comments: 1) You get what...
Forum: Exterior 10-24-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,994
Posted By HeliBarney
Do you still have this? Very interested.

Do you still have this? Very interested.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-23-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 36,224
Posted By HeliBarney
After careful, thorough reading, and thoughtful...

After careful, thorough reading, and thoughtful consideration... I'm using Castrol - because it's recommended by the guys who designed the car, easily available, on sale, and I like the packaging. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-23-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 140,407
Posted By HeliBarney
Thanks. So, besides the bump stops and strut...

Thanks. So, besides the bump stops and strut mount plates, that would include... (I only know enough to get myself into trouble.) Control arm bushings? Stabilizer bar links? I want to be sure I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-23-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 140,407
Posted By HeliBarney
I know it's been covered, but I can't seem to...

I know it's been covered, but I can't seem to find the recommendations for what should be replaced during a front strut replacement. I know the bump stop is a must, but not sure about other strut...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 39,862
Posted By HeliBarney
The only clarification I would make is that I...

The only clarification I would make is that I have no idea what the ride quality once was. It's the first 5-series I've driven and with so many miles on what I think may be the original struts, I'm...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 39,862
Posted By HeliBarney
Okay, I've spent hours reading this thread, and...

Okay, I've spent hours reading this thread, and aside from quite a bit of entertainment and way too much information for my little brain to absorb, I just have to ask your advice directly:

I just...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2011, 12:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,555
Posted By HeliBarney
Thanks. You mean remove the whole tool...

Thanks. You mean remove the whole tool compartment? No access by just opening the cover.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-19-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,555
Posted By HeliBarney
E39 Wagon / 540iT Tailgate Light Replacement

Anyone know how to replace the bulb in the tailgate light mounted in the tailgate door? Seems like it should be simple, but it's the only one not covered in the manual, and I can't figure it out! ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-18-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,574
Posted By HeliBarney
I just purchased a 2002 540iT and the moon roof...

I just purchased a 2002 540iT and the moon roof doesn't flip up. Since you did this repair before the seal was an issue, and I can't seem to find any instructions how to repair the flip-up...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-18-2009, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,189
Posted By HeliBarney
"Window Up" Sensor Problem

Mine is doing the same thing. There's a sensor in the door latch that controls what's referred to as the "window up" function. If you trip the door latch while the door is open, as if you've closed...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-16-2008, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,369
Posted By HeliBarney
Did you have any luck replacing the microswitch? ...

Did you have any luck replacing the microswitch? My top stopped working mid-operation some time ago and I wonder if that switch may be the problem.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-10-2007, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By HeliBarney
Guess we may be out of luck! While closing, my...

Guess we may be out of luck! While closing, my top stopped mid-operation. I pulled the handle under the rear seat to disconnect, and finally took a look in the trunk. I reset both motors that...
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