It is not available in combination with the Sport or Sport-Premium Package.
Hmmm... How would I know if I have 'heated sideview mirrors'?Heated sideview mirrors and heated windshield washer jets were standard on all E39's
Does it also have the heated sideview mirrors?my wifes 530 is similar to your E39; it has the CWP without the heated steering wheel
For my '03 530 sport pkg the CWP consist of heated seats and headlight washers.
Interesting. That must mean I have heated outside mirrors. I never noticed it (it doesn't ever get cold here).The mirrors and anything else is standard.
Ah, that makes sense. It's the fact that the steering wheel is different and that this different steering wheel didn't have the heated option.No heated wheel available on sport wheel.
I wonder what the logic is of not offering the CWP for sport vehicles??
When the snow around the mirror melts! Actually somewhere around 35 degrees plus/minus. You probably will not have this issue in your neighborhood, but if you happen to be over in Lake Tahoe........Hmmm... How would I know if I have 'heated sideview mirrors'?
Do they say they're heated on them (mine don't appear to say anything other than 'objects are closer than they appear').
Yes, it does.Does it also have the heated sideview mirrors?
but if you happen to be over in Lake Tahoe........
Mine too (assuming heated sideview mirrors).Mine has the CWP. Heated sideview mirrors, heated windshield spray nozzles, heated seats. Headlight washers not heated.
No heated steering wheel.
I guess I have 'em too then!And as others have already mentioned...heated mirrors & heated windshield washer jets are NOT part of a CWP because they were standard equipment on ALL BMW e39s imported to the USA/Canada.
Heh heh ... you are right about that! We get fog all the time, especially when I head over the mountains to Santa Cruz. I'll snap a picture of my mirrors next time I waft through a big cloud!Bluebee...that would definitely include your part of the country...rumor has it that the SF area is prone to fog.
Wow. You're a wealth of knowledge! The chart was instructive.your mirrors heat up all the time...
The contents of the CWP changes through the production run...so just like the sport pkg...it is NOT a one-size-fit-all package. Someone with a 2003 540i/6 CWP....may have different content from someone with a 2001 525iT CWP...which may have different content from someone with a 1998 528i CWP. Heated seats were also offered as a stand-alone-option sometimes...so the fact you have them does NOT indicate that you have the CWP (see the link to the PDF below for all standard & optional equip from 1997-2002)
An old forum member (NickAD) put up a document that included all the standard & optional features of the (US imported) e39s from model year 1997-2002 (sorry 2003 owners). Here it is in all of its PDF glory...for some model years, you may have to refer back a year...especially if it say "continued" or "carried over" from previous model year:
The reason why some "sport pkgs" couldn't be combined with the CWP is due to the 3-spoke M Steering wheel. If that wheel was part of your models sport pkg...combining it with another pkg that included a "heated" steering wheel was impossible since there WAS NO heated 3-spoke M steering wheel for the e39.
And as others have already mentioned...heated mirrors & heated windshield washer jets are NOT part of a CWP because they were standard equipment on ALL BMW e39s imported to the USA/Canada. And heated mirrors aren't only required to melt snow & ice...they also prevent your side view mirrors from fogging up and clears away condensation. Bluebee...that would definitely include your part of the country...rumor has it that the SF area is prone to fog.
In fact, if the heating element hasn't burnt out...your mirrors heat up all the time...and if your ambient temp sensor is reading -40...the heating element is on just about all the time...which is another way to burn out the heating element. :nono
Heated Side View Mirrors:
Heated Windshield Washer Jets: