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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 02-09-2017, 07:03 AM
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Turn blinker mod like e60/90/65/70 etc

I am thinking of building a small module which will get you a nice blinker function from next generation bmw.
I already have a prototype and it's working great: you can have 3 or 5 blinks. Module will need only 3 wires to connect to lcm.
I'm talking about 3 blinks where you don't have to press it completely, just a light push on the blinker lever.
Convenient to switch lanes and other small maneuvers.
I wanted to know how many ppl are interested and if it makes sense to start production.
Price should be around 100$ max for everything. And don't think it's smth simple, it's got micro controller inside.
It will fit e46/39/38/53/z3/z4


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Old 02-09-2017, 09:34 AM
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the turn signal lever on the e60 is a momentary contact switch, dependent on how long its held closed, the turn signals go to either mode. the e39 has a switch closure turn signal, this may complicate things.
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Old 02-09-2017, 09:56 AM
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Hi

I think you are years late to this party!

There's a number of existing modules and ways to get this and a lot more functionality.

Here's the Modlight https://modbmw.com/modlight/ solution and retails for around half the price you'd want with a lot more functions.

The Intravee 2 is another unit with a lot more functions again and its more expensive at the equivalent of $188 USD currently and is a well established and known about product worldwide.

From what you've mentioned, a single function for $100 isn't good value at all so if you'd want to progress, I'd say either cut your price to significantly lower than $50 or include plenty more functionality.

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Old 02-09-2017, 09:41 PM
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Turn blinker mod like e60/90/65/70 etc

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Hi

I think you are years late to this party!

There's a number of existing modules and ways to get this and a lot more functionality.

Here's the Modlight https://modbmw.com/modlight/ solution and retails for around half the price you'd want with a lot more functions.

The Intravee 2 is another unit with a lot more functions again and its more expensive at the equivalent of $188 USD currently and is a well established and known about product worldwide.

From what you've mentioned, a single function for $100 isn't good value at all so if you'd want to progress, I'd say either cut your price to significantly lower than $50 or include plenty more functionality.

Cheers, Dennis!


Ok, thanks...
any feature can be programmed, just a matter of time.
But looks like it's not useful and no point to start anything.
Topic closed.


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