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DennisCooper last won the day on September 15

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About DennisCooper

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    Slough West London/Heathrow


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    Ex Police - E39 530d Touring

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  1. DennisCooper

    It’s been a while....

    Hi EB, There's a specific E39 M5 I want, so I have to wait and hold out ! Glad to have helped you out here with this one though - I'm glad you are happy ! As for your thought - keep all the oem parts/bits and change/modify the bits you want and like! - I know the purists will say don't change it which is fine, but there's no harm in tuning out some of BMW's compromises Cheers, Dennis!
  2. DennisCooper

    USB audio track repeating

    Hi, There's not enough information to give you suggestions. What car is it you have? which audio system , OEM or Aftermarket? have you reformatted your USB stick? Tried a new or different USB stick? Cheers, Dennis!
  3. DennisCooper

    E39 front drivers speaker cuts out

    Hi, You've got to start the fault finding, it might be a loose connection at the head unit, might be a loose connection somewhere along the speaker cabling, might be a loose connection at the speaker. It might be the head unit itself beginning to fail (it's internal amplifier), it could be the speaker voice coil beginning to fail causing the amplifier to cut out for a short while before cooling down and re-setting.... Once you've checked the above and anything else and found the issue(s) you can evaluate how you wish to fix/remedy Cheers, Dennis!
  4. DennisCooper

    It’s been a while....

    Hi, Maybe I shouldn't have mentioned this car to you.. so I could've bought it myself ! Glad all is good with you and the car and that it'll provide you many years of excellent driving experiences! Perhaps get a build and ongoing maintenance and project thread going for it in the Projects section ? Cheers, Dennis!
  5. Hi, I do believe that it was either an option on Alpina variants or part of a package of options. BMW didn't offer RHD leather dash tops on any UK variants - maybe the South African/Japanese RHD markets had the option? Else, re-trimmers can do this custom work and I'm sure there's at least a handful of RHD owners who've had it done?! Cheers, Dennis!
  6. DennisCooper

    E39, when to call it a day?

    Hi, As per some of the above ! My E39 is in the bodyshop (due back very soon !) and I've spent significant amounts for tidying it up in that department. There's more significant spend coming for some mechanical and maintenance aspects I'll do once it's back and more modifications and goodies to go on too! The 2004 onwards cars from all brands are much more electronic and less DIY friendly and the common issues/failures are significantly (for the most part) more expensive to resolve. I've decided to put the cash I'd have spent on a newer car along with the potential issues repairs costs into my E39 instead and just from an economic viewpoint it's the best route for me personally. For others, it may well not be the best option so a newer car may well be the way forward. Good luck which ever way you do decide to go Cheers, Dennis!
  7. DennisCooper

    E39 530d M Sport Front Bumper Wanted

    Hi, The good news is that a facelift E39 Sport bumper is the same for any variant including the M5. Chances of getting the 'blue' which is the same colour as your car is low but you never know, find out the colour code of your car and edit this thread to reflect as there's many different 'blue' colours on the E39. Some of the aftermarket bumpers are decent quality, obviously not as good as OEM but not too far off. These are available quickly, take a look at the ones on the M Style website over in the Romford area of London. I had a replica front bumper on my car and only a couple aspects once pointed out gave it away. I've now gone with an OEM bumper after a small impact like yours. Cheers, Dennis!
  8. Hi, Doesn't make much sense! Do you want a single rim or a set of staggered ones? which wheel design would they be for? do you want the centre's and the back barrel as well ? Cheers, Dennis!
  9. DennisCooper

    Minicab fare con?

    Hi Nealpina, The first point of call is to look at the T&C's of the cab firm you used to see if there's anywhere which says an additional charge is added and of course why. There's a number of possible reasons so check there first. If you then think you have been conned, talk to the local council and complain about them flouting the regulations and then seek legal advice and/or see if other's have been similarly affected. Right now I'm thinking it's a credit card surcharge.. Cheers, Dennis!
  10. DennisCooper

    Minicab fare con?

    Hi, Contact the minicab firm used and ask them ? Cheers, Dennis!
  11. DennisCooper

    Coming Soon for E39 owners

    Hi, Night illumination
  12. DennisCooper

    Coming Soon for E39 owners

    Hi, Thanks for the bump Loadmaster! I've been in good talks and meetings with the supplier I'm now working with to cover exactly what I need. I'm booked in for another meeting early next week to hopefully sign off and then have the tooling made for what I need. As soon as I do sign off, I will update here with full details etc. The delay over the last couple months or so I could have done without, but sometimes it's aspects beyond my control. Thankfully, the supplier I'm working with now is much better! Apologies for this unforeseen delay, it's a small tool I need to help with the final manufacturing process and the time required for full assembly. I took a decision to enhance now rather than have a potential assembly issue later. Just a short while longer everyone! Cheers, Dennis!
  13. DennisCooper

    Android headunits

    Hi Busterbvi - The chinese units will continue to use generic/low quality level electronics and internals given they're low end tablet computer innards and given they're not automotive grade electronics, then they're inherently not the right specification for the application. Due to this, it's the 'support and after sales care' that is vital for Chinese unit's being sold in the UK market and other Western markets where consumer law is strong. Perhaps, after almost a decade here in the UK, Auto Tech Direct will be able to do what all the other UK sellers similarly promised but ultimately couldn't deliver/provide and give the UK market a reliable choice of chinese units that will be fully supported and covered from a purchasers point of view. Time will tell on this aspect ! I suggest you become a site sponsor and provide good/excellent support for when customers/enthusiasts have problems and issues due to their inherent low/generic quality build/performance. Cheers, Dennis!
  14. DennisCooper

    E39 Audio Upgrade - Final

    Hi Stu, The one pictured there from CarBM is/was the Connects2 item which has long been discontinued - back in 2011'ish. There's a few sellers who have old new stock and the current one you'll see listed on ebay is £110 including delivery (seller - rudiemods). Another seller - bass junkies are doing the same item but with a wooden finish for £60. You'll see cheaper listings £20-40, but be aware that they all seem to omit the 'frame' which fits to the dash pieces and then the fascia snaps into. When I was selling these they came with a sturdy metal frame piece, and I think the last of the pieces made came with a plastic one. All the cheaper ones don't show that frame piece so you'll have more of a faff in fitting those to be sturdy and a solid fitting. There's a couple showing with a frame piece but will only screw to the dash pieces and from a few years back when I ordered a few, they weren't as robust either. I sold my Connects2 item a couple years back now; Still was very sturdy and robust to the point with a quick wipe it looked almost as new. I'm ITCHING to get my fascia solution out on general release, a few last aspects to tie up which is bugging me due to some potential suppliers taking way too long to do things! Cheers, Dennis!
  15. DennisCooper

    Android headunits

    Hi, Jimjam - Best to ask the importers as they know what the units are or aren't capable of. 5ADay - Eonon have been around for a few years now and also have been 'removed' from being sponsors on the 2 biggest USA forums and one the UK's M3cutters forum due to problems/issues with their units and lack or non existent support when angry purchasers wanted help and problems resolved. 'Hopefully' your unit will be one that works fully and continues to do so long term. The unit you have is another 'clone' type unit with the more 'oem' look front panel and there's various 'brands' with the same look unit as they all come out of perhaps 4/5 low end/quality factories before having a 'brand' applied to them and then sold off on ebay or amazon or by the brand directly etc. Good luck with it and perhaps update the forum here every so often with how it's working for you. Cheers, Dennis!