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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 11-30-2019, 03:46 PM
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I'll admit, the wheels do look better when they are cleaned up. Still, I'll eventually source some 65's when spring comes around for a summer set.

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Old 11-30-2019, 10:03 PM
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Wow, this car really does have a weak a** horn. Definitely going to replace this in the future.

Maybe I'll slap one of those Cadillac 4 note horns on lol.

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Old 12-01-2019, 01:07 PM
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Got the heated seats working in the car. Turns out the fuse in the fuse box was missing. So nice now having a warm butt again in this freezing cold weather lol.

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Old 12-01-2019, 07:42 PM
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Heated seats are a wonderful thing... love having them in my V70R.
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Old 12-04-2019, 02:22 PM
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Now I know why the nav gps doesn't work. No idea how to fix that, if even possible.Click image for larger version

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Old 12-04-2019, 04:59 PM
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Nevermind. Can buy a new cable. Annoyingly though I need a new window regulator for the driver side rear. Oh joy..

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Old 12-04-2019, 07:00 PM
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dorman regulators from autozone are guaranteed for life, though they dont last forever. and id guess you know about buying the ones from ebay.
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Old 12-04-2019, 07:40 PM
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dorman regulators from autozone are guaranteed for life, though they dont last forever. and id guess you know about buying the ones from ebay.
Well I don't think any of them last forever, even OEM lol. Just a bad design in my opinion. Never bought one from ebay nor ever will lol. Might just pick up one from a junkyard car for the time being and leave the switch disconnected. No ones ever in the back of my cars anyways. Eventually when spring comes around, I'm going to replace all of them at once with new motors along with the vapor barriers, door panel clips and anything else. Won't be cheap, but better to do it all at once so I won't have to tear it all apart again later on.

Funny enough, it's not the first time the thing has been replaced. The motor has a manufacture date of 2007. Course that could just be the motor itself that was swapped, but who knows.

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Old 12-04-2019, 10:33 PM
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Good thing you can still get a new cable, that looks shielded. Not easy to repair that!
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Old 12-05-2019, 09:11 PM
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anyone know anything about e34 wagons in terms of what they go for on the market? I found this and I'm getting REALLY itchy to get it. The e34 is the only other bmw wagon id get aside from the e39.. It just has the perfect geometry:

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto...024735618.html
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Old 12-05-2019, 09:12 PM
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Plus my wagon is also Oxford Green, so it would be a perfect match to have two green 5 series Tourings. It would be my wifes ride
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Old 12-06-2019, 08:15 AM
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anyone know anything about e34 wagons in terms of what they go for on the market? I found this and I'm getting REALLY itchy to get it. The e34 is the only other bmw wagon id get aside from the e39.. It just has the perfect geometry:

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto...024735618.html

Someone is trying to sell an E34 in the classified section for something like $128,000 if I remember correctly, but specifically that E34 wagon I think he is asking about $750 too much...but I'm in Detroit so I could be way off for the Bay area.

Edit: $129k, E34 M5 6sp touring Euro-spec (that's a 3.8L!), posted in August.

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Old 12-06-2019, 01:43 PM
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anyone know anything about e34 wagons in terms of what they go for on the market? I found this and I'm getting REALLY itchy to get it. The e34 is the only other bmw wagon id get aside from the e39.. It just has the perfect geometry:

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto...024735618.html
Little high on price, but besides a few cosmetic issues aside. I'd take it. Looks good and that's good mileage for a standard 25 year old E34 wagon.

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