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  2. I have a front and rear dash cam I'm trying to hardware into my E60. Through research I've gathered it's best to fit the live wire directly to the battery in the boot and use the cig lighter fuse for a tap. My problem is getting the cig lighter plug from the cabin into the boot. I've wired it to the C-pillar panels and down the side of the rear seat. I've managed to get it through the door trim and seat bolster where I can see a part of the loom. However it's impossible to get it through there. I've tried between the seat base and rear where the isofix is but there's no gap through there. Any ideas?
  3. You went unprepared . I was told the same BS story as you, however the paint thickness on my car was 140 micron and even 150 micron if I recall. I knew this was a design problem (manufacturing defect) so I patiently waited and listened to BS and finally produce the following Tailgate Repairs (Chafe marks) You should have see his face What w*****s, the car is full BMW service history and yet they wanted copy of the service booklet to process the claim. Nevertheless, the claim was approved within 3 weeks and booked at a bodyshop to have whole tailgate painted with new logo, model and number plate lights.
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  5. Have you considered these? http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/HEAT-SHRINK-SOLDER-SLEEVES-ELECTRICAL-WIRE-TERMINALS-NON-CRIMP-CONNECTOR-AUTO-/251979562947
  6. I'm hopeless at soldering and my crimping tools are old and crap too. Need to repair the boot wiring on my E39 so can anyone recommend one or both of the following: 1) a good quality soldering iron and any guides showing the best way to solder 2 wires 2) good quality connectors for crimping the tiny wires in the E39 Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. +1 BMW screen wash and Bosch Wipers (no different from the genuine BMW ones but half the price)
  8. How has this not sold? Looks mega
  9. I emailed because I was interested in the car and he didn't answer the phone when I called. Asked a few questions and wasn't massively impressed with the answers so thanked him for his time and said it wasn't for me. Really not sure why you accusing me of wasting his time?
  10. Are you actually for real? Time wasters are nothing but that. What was the purpose in emailing him? Nothing worse than getting an email about a car you're selling never to hear from them again
  11. Refitted egr pipe right hand sonde of engine cover as you look...light went out within 1 mile...it's amazing how when things go wrong it feels like the end of the world but when these cars are right I absolutely love them as you've read through last 4 pages the car went from average at best to very good,now I absolutely love driving it...I'm going to pull the egr off as soon as I e got a few days off work and drop it in diesel o we night and get it like new
  12. One other issue I forgot on my lengthy list - my wiper blades are hitting the bottom of the windscreen and making a thud almost every time. Quite annoying. Any cheap / bodge fixes for this? And lastly do you all go by factory psi recommendations or is there a magic formula for a touring. Currently all around 2 /2.1 bar. Thanks in advance. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I've heard sunny sn3970 are a good tyre..... lol I've actually got them on my Daily 530i sport and there great considering there such low budget! Not a serious suggestion though! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. That's exactly where it was coming from.
  15. I get it the fluid was running out the air conditioning holes in the matrix for condensation build up, they drain out into the transmission tunnel
  16. Floor sub wire colours:http://beemerlab.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/e60-audio-getting-rca-audio-feed-from.html UK (N/S) passenger seat floor sub: + Red/White - Brown/Yellow UK (O/S) Driver's seat floor sub: + Blue/Red - Brown/White ...any audio wire with a brown stripe is the negative (German). See links to info in the recent thread E61 Touring - Optimal boot sub(s) location. Hope it helps .
  17. Has anyone else got rust bubbles under the rear screen? i have been into the BMW dealer today to try and make a warranty claim they have fobbed me off saying 3 services in my service book are not BMW and i would need written conformation from the garage to verify they checked the bodywork. Also they did a paint thickness test which as far as i could see was within the 120 microns they say the thickness should be but they tried to tell me the car has been painted at some time, i think i have been fobbed off!!
  18. hi can any one tell me or point me to a wiring diagram and colours of the sub under the seats its for a e60 2007 lci
  19. WD40 did the trick, used shedloads and the nuts came off with a breaker bar. Took a look at all the rubbers but they all seemed ok - anti roll bar drop links are fine too. Turned the steering wheel while the wheel was off, but no creaking. Doesn't look like the shocks are leaking, they were both dry. Didn't get round to taking the shock absorber out but I guess its down to the top mounts. From what I could see looking at the top of the spring there was a lot or rust.
  20. What mileage are you at now Calypso? I just clicked over 110k yesterday. Last mot for me was a clean sheet to. But the v70 hasn't been 100% reliable. A £400 thermostat and a broken front spring have been the costs out with normal servicing so far.........
  21. Pulled up after a quick drive today to hear a steaming noise. I opened the bonnet to see steam coming out of a plastic hose at the rear of the block, and (more worryingly) collant gathering half way down the engine block with bubbles forming. So I'm guessing I have a cracked head? Picture attached so you can see what I mean...Can anyone tell me the name/number of the plastic hose (i think it bolts onto the engine) so I can order one? Cheers
  22. I have a clean windscreen (wash the car weekly and the windscreen gets a good clean with window cleaner and paper towels). I use Halfords pre-mixed with BMW wiper blades. Can't fault it plus the screen wash is about £2.15 with a trade card for 5l.
  23. Probably best to put this into the M section really; this is the standard E39 section...
  24. Thanks for the info. I have relatively minor interia damage for 120k miles of use. Thinking about it, I'll just wait a while and pick up some second hand replacement parts to swap in, that probably won't cost that much more than a professional repair job and will be good for another 100k miles without worrying.
  25. FOURTH year in a row that my Volvo V70 has cost me buttons at MOT time. Comfy as an old couch, all the equipment I need, no hassle. I was due a change, but I think I'll hang on another year....
  26. But will my M5 toast them? It's a replacement rear set I'll need, to begin with? Has anyone tried them, or are there other recommended tyre choices out there? ☺️ Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  27. I'm running PS4's on mine ATM and love them. Quite similar to PS2's though so you might not like them. I haven't driven it in the wet yet so can't comment on their wet grip.
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    • I have a front and rear dash cam I'm trying to hardware into my E60. Through research I've gathered it's best to fit the live wire directly to the battery in the boot and use the cig lighter fuse for a tap.   My problem is getting the cig lighter plug from the cabin into the boot. I've wired it to the C-pillar panels and down the side of the rear seat. I've managed to get it through the door trim and seat bolster where I can see a part of the loom. However it's impossible to get it through there.   I've tried between the seat base and rear where the isofix is but there's no gap through there. Any ideas?
    • You went unprepared .  I was told the same BS story as you, however the paint thickness on my car was 140 micron and even 150 micron if I recall. I knew this was a design problem (manufacturing defect) so I patiently waited and listened to BS and finally produce the following  Tailgate Repairs (Chafe marks) You should have see his face   What w*****s, the car is full BMW service history and yet they wanted copy of the service booklet to process the claim.  Nevertheless, the claim was approved within 3 weeks and booked at a bodyshop to have whole tailgate painted with new logo, model and number plate lights.  
    • Have you considered these? http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/HEAT-SHRINK-SOLDER-SLEEVES-ELECTRICAL-WIRE-TERMINALS-NON-CRIMP-CONNECTOR-AUTO-/251979562947
    • I'm hopeless at soldering and my crimping tools are old and crap too.   Need to repair the boot wiring on my E39 so can anyone recommend one or both of the following:   1) a good quality soldering iron and any guides showing the best way to solder 2 wires 2) good quality connectors for crimping the tiny wires in the E39     Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    •   +1 BMW screen wash and Bosch Wipers (no different from the genuine BMW ones but half the price)