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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-23-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By tdavis34
Thanks! I've ordered the towing eye cover, splash...

Thanks! I've ordered the towing eye cover, splash panel and a few other things. We'll see if I can get it done! Will try to post some "after" pictures. :-)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-23-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By tdavis34
435297 Items recovered from the "crime...

435297

Items recovered from the "crime scene"... :-)


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-23-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By tdavis34
teklord69, I had no idea what that picture was...

teklord69, I had no idea what that picture was supposed to be until I went back under the car just now and saw that that very panel is completely missing - ha! There is nothing for the temperature...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-22-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By tdavis34
Spoiler Damage - Help!

My daughter did this tonight, scraped against some post or something.

What is the black thing dangling on a wire? Where does it belong? What is the thing exposed on the bumper by the square-shaped...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-08-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By tdavis34
Ok, after trying it today and having it basically...

Ok, after trying it today and having it basically act dead again, I took the battery out and went to Walmart.

The tested it and their device declared it to be in good working order. The guy there...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By tdavis34
Thanks, I'll give that a try and see if it has an...

Thanks, I'll give that a try and see if it has an impact!

-Tim
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By tdavis34
'02 530i (E39) - Bizarre Battery / Electrical Behavior

Hi All,

My '02 530i wouldn't start on Sunday evening after sitting for about 30 hours.

It was COMPLETELY dead, not even a jump would revive it. Battery voltage read something like 3.37V! While...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-02-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By tdavis34
So, it appears there really is no good viable...

So, it appears there really is no good viable alternative (for me, at least) to just calling the dealer and ordering a new key.

A couple of things learned from that experience:

1) Dealers can...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-01-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By tdavis34
Scott, the manual outlines an emergency...

Scott, the manual outlines an emergency deactivation procedure if you're forgotten your key immobilization code. It took 5 minutes and was fairly non-invasive, and worked recently for someone else on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-01-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By tdavis34
2002 530i Suddenly Won't Start

Hi all,

I have a 2002 530i with about 136K miles. I've tried to keep it in reasonable running shape, though I have some twisting seats and other goodies to address whenever I get a chance (still...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,011
Posted By tdavis34
For anyone who is reading this and is interested,...

For anyone who is reading this and is interested, I have discovered that there is a "service mode" that you can enter with the MK-III computer that will allow you to view some simple diagnostic...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-09-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,011
Posted By tdavis34
Hi BigCo, I did try the search feature but...

Hi BigCo, I did try the search feature but couldn't find anything applicable.

Dennis, I'll give that a shot! I don't have a known working unit around, but I'll at least follow the wire and check...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-09-2011, 06:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,011
Posted By tdavis34
Thanks for the reply. I doubt it was hit hard...

Thanks for the reply. I doubt it was hit hard enough to damage the unit itself, but who knows? I mean, otherwise the radio, CD, part of the unit works just fine, and the navigation WANTS to direct...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-08-2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,011
Posted By tdavis34
Cool '02 530i MKIII Navigation stopped locating

Hello,

I have an '02 530i with factory Navigation - I believe it's MKIII (it's CD-based, not DVD).

It was working fine (well, as fine as it could compared to newer technology) until someone...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 09-20-2006, 04:54 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 656,344
Posted By tdavis34
These instructions are GREAT! I am not much of an...

These instructions are GREAT! I am not much of an auto do-it-yourselfer, but this looked so easy, I had to try it. Got the part online for $80 and did the replacement in 15 minutes. Awesome!
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-06-2006, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 958
Posted By tdavis34
Hey all, I am having a similar problem behind the...

Hey all, I am having a similar problem behind the driver's seat. Every time it rains, the floor behind the driver's seat is SOAKED. What could this be? There's no water on the seat, just the floor....
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