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Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 05-14-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,260
Posted By hossiena
Sean, thank you o much for the reply! Yes, the...

Sean, thank you o much for the reply! Yes, the diagram is perfect and makes everything very clear. I am happy this method worked for you and it's very clever of you to come up with it. I will...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 05-12-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,260
Posted By hossiena
I'm having the same issue - seized ball joint not...

I'm having the same issue - seized ball joint not budging. I was thinking of taking a chisel or a screw driver and hammer and hit it as hard as I could in the direction shown in the attached pic. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-15-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By hossiena
I'm impressed you were able to do it. But also...

I'm impressed you were able to do it. But also curious how? Like I said I can't even see the pump and thermostat or their screws so I don't know how swivel joints and extensions be useful if you...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-14-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By hossiena
water pump replacement for e90 xdrive (2006 325 xi)

Does anyone know of a DIY with pics for the x-drive model. There are a few good ones out there for non-xdrive e90s but after removing the splash pan on my 325xi, I see the subframe there and can't...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-07-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 328
Posted By hossiena
Transmission Shifter Cable Replacement

Hi everyone,

528i - 2000 automatic transmission with steptronic. I need to replace my shifter cable. From under the car where the cable attaches to the transmission it looks simple and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-06-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By hossiena
Thanks. Great advice. However this doesn't...

Thanks. Great advice. However this doesn't rule out problems with the gear selector. right? Is there any easy way to disconnect the cable from the gear selector? Specific instructions on how...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-05-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,204
Posted By hossiena
thanks but the diy instruction says 8 mm wrench...

thanks but the diy instruction says 8 mm wrench open wrench should be used! I'm now wondering how to do the 2 bolts that are hard to reach and not much room for drive / socket operation.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-05-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,204
Posted By hossiena
I'm not sure if these bolts (see attached pic)...

I'm not sure if these bolts (see attached pic) can be opened with an 8 mm wrench. Am I looking at the right one? What type of bolt is this and what type of socket / wrench is used for these? ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-05-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,204
Posted By hossiena
Thanks for the tip...will do. thanks again.

Thanks for the tip...will do. thanks again.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-05-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,204
Posted By hossiena
Thanks! Wow... looks awesome. Thank you for...

Thanks! Wow... looks awesome. Thank you for the quick reply.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-05-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By hossiena
Any Ideas???

Any thoughts / ideas what could be the cause?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-05-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,204
Posted By hossiena
Oil Filter Housing (OFH) Gasket Replacement DIY

Any good DIY instructions/write-ups for oil filter housing Gasket replacement for an E90 (325xi 2006)? Thanks.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-24-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By hossiena
Steptronic auto tran gear selector hard to move

528i 2000 auto with 150K miles. Gear selector has recently become a little stiff and hard to move. It moves fine from P to R and and with some effort to N and D. No performance issue with the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-24-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 799
Posted By hossiena
Did you ever figure out how to fix the issue as I...

Did you ever figure out how to fix the issue as I think I have the same problem. Gear selector hard to move (auto tran - e39 528i). cable linkage seems fine so I suspect the gear selector is bad...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 11-23-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 79,813
Posted By hossiena
E39 Thrust Arm Bushing Replacement

Does anyone know of a tool to remove and replace the thrust arm bushings on an e39 without removing the arms from the car (e.g. without using a hydraulic press). Thanks.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,343
Posted By hossiena
In my case it was the head unit. I bought a used...

In my case it was the head unit. I bought a used one on ebay for around $50. p/n 65 12-6 902 814. Most of the times the no sound issue with e39s is caused either by a bad amp or a bad head unit....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-10-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,343
Posted By hossiena
Thanks for all your help Jim. It was the head...

Thanks for all your help Jim. It was the head unit. Got one from Ebay and as soon as I plugged it in, it worked. Thanks again.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-06-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,343
Posted By hossiena
Jim, I took the head unit and the LCD...

Jim,

I took the head unit and the LCD display out and measured the power and audio out using voltmeter. As I the the radio turned on I noticed hearing some very faint sound from the front...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,343
Posted By hossiena
I found the wiring diagram for the 17-pin...

I found the wiring diagram for the 17-pin connector for the head unit. See attached image. I removed the head unit and using the voltmeter confirmed 12v power going in which was expected since...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-04-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,343
Posted By hossiena
Thanks for all your help. I believe the HU is...

Thanks for all your help. I believe the HU is not sending audio to the amp. I took a pair of speaker wires and connected it to an external speaker. I connected the other end of the wires to a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,343
Posted By hossiena
Thanks Jim. The pictures are very helpful. I...

Thanks Jim. The pictures are very helpful. I can quite see how you attached the 2 wires to your ear phone. Attached is the way I did it. I cut the earphone connector, striped the wires and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-02-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,343
Posted By hossiena
Did the test but could not hear any audio. Tried...

Did the test but could not hear any audio. Tried CD, tape, and radio! Did (1,2),(3,4),(14,15), (16,17)! I guess this means no audio coming into the amp from the HU. The HU lights and functions...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-02-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,343
Posted By hossiena
sorry I think you want me to test the head unit...

sorry I think you want me to test the head unit now. So you probably want me to remove the x606 connector and put the ear phone wire into the pins of the socket where the wires are attached to in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-02-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,343
Posted By hossiena
Thank you but I'm a novice so bear with me...

Thank you but I'm a novice so bear with me ...just to make sure I'm understanding this right. You want me to remove the connector x606 but leave x605 connected on the amp. Then take any ordinary...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-02-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,343
Posted By hossiena
Here is the result of the tests you suggested: ...

Here is the result of the tests you suggested:
First test - The meter negative lead on pin 3 (brown wire) the meter positive lead will be on pin 1 (the reg/green wire):
12.3 to 12.5

Second...
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