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E39 M5 (1998-2003)

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Old 05-07-2012, 03:09 AM
Matman44 Matman44 is offline
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Location: brisbane australia
 
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Old thread new comment e39 seat twist

Hi Just a quick thanks to all of you who posted ideas on the dreaded `seat twist`.
following your suggestions I did my passenger seat the other day, fixed the reclining twist and also the right side seat height adjustor.. all good.

I did the drivers seat today, only the one side of the seat height wasn`t working, it`s also good now, small problem i must have moved the cable as the seat does not sit square, it points slightly to the right, i`ll recheck it all tomorrow see where i went wrong.
I also replaced the flaking windscreen trim today, so easy, why did I wait so long I bought the part two months ago..?
Now to find someone in the Brissy area to do my dash pixels and I`ll be flying..


cheers.
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:09 AM
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2002 e39 530i
Dammit. I decided to take the seat out and reset the rails so the seat would sit square.. done , all good again but the airbag lamp is on now.
I think tomorrow I should call a carpenter , have him build me A BOX LARGE ENOUGH FOR MY CAR, FILL IT WITH COTTON WOOL put the car in and store the whole thing in the shed.
Maybe then I`ll not have to worry about what might go wrong next. I have said it before and I`ll say it again, I love driving this car, I have had many Bms over the years, but the e39 is probably in my opinion the least reliable and most finicky of them all. Look at the forums, just jam packed with problems needing solved. my wife's e46 has had nothing but routine servicing for four years. Anyway that's my take.
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:31 AM
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did you disconnect the battery before going to work?
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:48 PM
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Hello Mikes e39, I guess you mean did I disconnect the Batt before working on the car.. yes I had already `done` the pass side the week before, It was a silly oversight -- my friend helped me lift the seat back in place, I asked him to reconnect the harness, I walked round the back and reconnected the batt. He thought he had the plug in securely but it wasn`t... ergo srs lamp on.. no probs my local Indy reset it at no cost.Next job, remove the dash cluster and send it away next week for pixel issue fix.
regs ..
ps I like your black grille.. that would look good on mine , its the metallic black, I`d like to black the side chrome strips too.
pps are front number plates not required in Houston?
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