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  1. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I am gearing up to have the front bumper, hood and fenders repainted on my 5 series E39 and the labor involved in sanding and prepping the front bumper cover justifies maybe replacing the front bumper cover instead..?? Anyone have any experience with any of the aftermarket 'M' style font bumper...
  2. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Since I finally completed 55W HID conversion project for low beam on my 03 525i with halogen projector, here I write all the necessary items and wiring setup as a record so that hopefully it will be helpful for others who want to do the same thing without spending unnecessary efforts and money...
  3. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I have 03 525i with stock halogen projector headlight, and I just bought a Kensun's HID conversion kit (55w, H7, 6000K) with Kensun's error canceller (x2) and single beam relay harness from Amazon (total around $90). I haven't installed yet, but I am worndering if using a relay harness might...
  4. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hi. I have 03 525i and want to convert my halogen headlight to LED. I did some research on it and saw a few posts saying E39's headlight cannot convert to LED (maybe) because LED bulbs usually have fat heatsink and fan assembly right behind the bulb and it doesn't fit well on the H7-to-BMW...
  5. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hey so my Keys have stopped working (Somewhat). 9 months back my 1st key started giving me issues, it wouldn't Lock/Unlock/Trunk Release but a little shake or pressing a couple times would work. it got to a point where i switched to my second key. Second key worked perfectly until a week ago...
  6. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I have 03 525i sedan and recently the right tail light failed due to the melting ground pin of the wire connector. Since both connectors of the wire harness and tail light assembly melted, I ended up buying new tail light assembly and wire harness from Amazon.com, which costed about $160 USD. It...
  7. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    hi ...question I replace the throttle body of a 2003 BMW 525i and the car now shows fail safe transmition on the control panel. What can I do to fix this?
  8. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I just bought 2003 BMW 525i Sedan yesterday, and I noticed my remote key opens only driver's door. Is it normal for this model?
  9. 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
    Okay so first off, I'm new to the forums. 2001 740il with 130k miles. So I was going down the road and the check coolant warning came on and I stopped immediately and found the coolant to be low and pouring out from the bell housing area. Upon further inspection I found a puddle of water under...
  10. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hi everyone - It's very cold here in Chicago and on my way home from the airport the Transmission Fail Safe came on in my 2003 E39. The car was perfect up until 5 miles away from home. It went into limp mode and I was able to get it pulled to the side of the highway. When I came to a stop i...
  11. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    ive searched all over and cant figure this out. i have a 2003 bmw 525i with roughly 150k miles. when i first start the car both of my xenon headlights flicker like once or twice. when driving the lights will flicker randomly and the radio shuts off for a sec. now the whole time my driverside...
  12. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    What's up guys? I'm new to this site. Just curious about what other people have done to their cars cosmetic wise. I would be awesome if you can post pics!! :D
  13. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I'm looking for a left side fender , is anyone parting out a 03 5 series? Or know where I can probably find a OEM for a good price?
  14. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I have two questions as follows: 1.) It has 17" wheels, can I replace with 18" and or possible 19" wheels"? If so do you have any tire / rim manufacturer suitable for these BMW's as well as a wheel manufacturer suitable? My second question is this, I have seen several components online for M...
  15. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Does any have experience buying a used rearview mirror w/openers, compass, rain sensor and auto dimming capability? Is it hard to replace a mirror with only a rain sensor and manual dimmer? Thanks.
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