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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 09-04-2019, 02:24 PM
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So I'll start with what led me here, I wanted to mount a switch panel inside ye olde e39 to control some aux fans, lights, and a few other things. I found a nice panel with a voltmeter and some USB ports on Amazon, but there doesn't seem to be anywhere I can mount it where it will look nice without doing some demo. So I took the plunge and bought a 3D printer so I can design my own bracket to mount them. I figure'd I'd share the wealth here and will be offering 3D printing to anyone on the forum at a flat rate of $5.00 per hour (you will need to cad your own design, all I will do is slice and then print in the material of your choice). All I have on had is black PLA and black ABS so if you want any exotic materials, those will need to be purchased by you first (at cost, I'm not looking to get rich, just lending a hand). Let me know if this sounds like something you folks would be interested in. My print bed is 200x200x250mm.
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Old 09-04-2019, 03:17 PM
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Maybe silly question but why would you want to control your aux fan by manual remote instead of the sensor?
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Old 09-04-2019, 04:12 PM
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some aux fanS vs the aux fan...who know where this is going.
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Old 09-04-2019, 11:38 PM
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I live in Texas, and it gets bloody hot and bloody humid lol, plus car is black so AC can take a while to cool when you first get going, it's especially annoying when you have to get into heavy traffic right after first starting the car. So I've upgraded the cooling system to mostly all-aluminum (thermo housing, all-metal radiator, clutch fan delete, aluminum reservoir, etc). I've also installed some two-speed electric fans, and while the sensor that is there now can kick them on, it can't control the two speeds. So I have a switch right now that I use to kick the fans into high speed whenever I need a boost in cooling etc.
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