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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By QSilver7
LOL...you're are soooo right on this one. On the...

LOL...you're are soooo right on this one. On the e38...the ambient temp sensor is in the diagram with the MID & gong. :rolleyes:

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 12:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 381
Posted By QSilver7
1. Yes, due to the tread pattern, sipes, and...

1. Yes, due to the tread pattern, sipes, and rubber compound...the tires remain soft when temps drop to 45 F and below. Even if the front tires are not being powered (as on a RWD vehicle)...the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By QSilver7
Edit: thanks frozenbimmers...you posted the info...

Edit: thanks frozenbimmers...you posted the info for the other sensor as I pecked out my reply on my cell phone. :)

It's usually clearer when you look up parts using a part database that is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 07:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 381
Posted By QSilver7
You are repeating the same revelation that 99% of...

You are repeating the same revelation that 99% of dedicated winter tire owners have learned...and try to share with the rest of owners that lives in snow territory. But just remember that even...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 03:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 497
Posted By QSilver7
1. In the same section from the owner manual...

1. In the same section from the owner manual (read all the text highlighted in yellow that was posted above)...persons left in the vehicle can obviously lock the vehicle from inside which prevents...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 12:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 497
Posted By QSilver7
That's not actually correct...it really is the...

That's not actually correct...it really is the interior motion sensor (IMS) that activates the alarm siren when you double-lock someone in the vehicle. You can sit in the car and activate...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-04-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 495
Posted By QSilver7
Again, if you are missing the gray tube and black...

Again, if you are missing the gray tube and black elbow (see images in post #10)...that is not a vent kit and does NOT come with any battery because that is not a kit...but is actually part of the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-04-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By QSilver7
Have you tried aftermarket wheel sites, yet? Not...

Have you tried aftermarket wheel sites, yet? Not sure if they are still replicating them...since the Style 37 BMW wheel is no longer a current wheel...and the original BMW Style 37 MPars only came...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-03-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By QSilver7
What is the ambient temperature where you're...

What is the ambient temperature where you're located when this occurs? It may point to a built in program if ambient temps are cool/cold.

BMW has designed an engine warm up cycle since they...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-03-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 495
Posted By QSilver7
Perhaps those not seeing vent holes are dealing...

Perhaps those not seeing vent holes are dealing with AGM (gel) batteries. Just a thought. Some feel that those batteries don't require venting because they don't expel gas the same way a lead-acid...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-03-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 65,024
Posted By QSilver7
Sam's Club also sells the Duracell branded...

Sam's Club also sells the Duracell branded battery...and if you're a member...the price isn't that bad. I was just there last night (3/2/2015)...and the price for the 49/H8 has gone up to $115...a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-03-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 495
Posted By QSilver7
Are the JC batteries sold at Advanced Auto still...

Are the JC batteries sold at Advanced Auto still vented at the top center?

All of the JC branded batteries I've seen in the last few years have the new battery case style where the vent hole is...
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 03-03-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By QSilver7
Congrats...but do work on not typing 659? :D

Congrats...but do work on not typing 659? :D
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-03-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By QSilver7
I'm more confused now then when you started. :) ...

I'm more confused now then when you started. :)

When you pull the turn signal switch TOWARDS you...you are engaging the "flash-to-pass" feature which turns on the halogen bulbs that are closest...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-03-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By QSilver7
Are the wheels locking up ... or is the...

Are the wheels locking up ... or is the transmission not engaging reverse?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-02-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 210
Posted By QSilver7
Here's a picture of the big yellow seat wiring...

Here's a picture of the big yellow seat wiring harness...this image was taken from a DIY about navigation upgrade in an e38...but again, both the e38 & e39 use the same front seats...thus the wiring...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-02-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By QSilver7
When you look at your instrument cluster...are...

When you look at your instrument cluster...are there 2 arrows on the far left & right of the warning display where you see CHECK SIDE LIGHTS? If the answer is yes...then press the right instrument...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-02-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 210
Posted By QSilver7
You need to look for any e39 or e38 front seats...

You need to look for any e39 or e38 front seats that have a 3/99-up build date. It's just that simple. Most BMWs have the manufacture label on the driver's door jamb which also has the build date...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-02-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 347
Posted By QSilver7
Just an FYI...putting the tranny in the manual...

Just an FYI...putting the tranny in the manual SPORT mode turns off or prevents any of the ATC (automatic/adaptive) modes...so it would be next to impossible to re-create the same sensation (if it...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-01-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By QSilver7
Thanks for the follow up/resolution. :thumbup: ...

Thanks for the follow up/resolution. :thumbup:

BTW you didn't happen to spill a drink on the center console recently? If so, even though you wipe up the spill...some of the fluid can find its way...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-01-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By QSilver7
I believe you can also swap the sunroof switch &...

I believe you can also swap the sunroof switch & tranny switch to check if a bad tranny switch is the culprit. Both switches operate the same ... they both have a center "home" position....and...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-28-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By QSilver7
One tip that wasn't mentioned in Big E's DIY......

One tip that wasn't mentioned in Big E's DIY... on the right side of the switch where it connects to the column...before putting the new switch in place...make sure that the new switch is turned in...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-28-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By QSilver7
Yep...there are remote jump terminals in the...

Yep...there are remote jump terminals in the engine bay...see instructions from owners manual & pic of V8 engine locations. In fact you can charge from these terminals, too:
...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-28-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By QSilver7
No...won't fit over the brakes. He can look at...

No...won't fit over the brakes. He can look at the tire inflation chart on the driver's door jamb for verification. If the smallest tire size listed is 16"...then 15" won't fit.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-28-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By QSilver7
Okay...I used the older of the 2 BMWs I now...

Okay...I used the older of the 2 BMWs I now have...the e38. Its alarm siren is original & works (panic mode or set off by a DWA sensor like the interior motion sensor) but the audible arm/disarm...
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