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    2000 BMW 528i Touring
  1. If you've changed the injectors and put injector cleaner through the system why do you think they need cleaning again? You really need to connect the car to INPA to get a proper read out on the codes. What year is your car? That has an impact on fitting your cluster. Making a used cluster work in your car isn't an easy job. I did it on mine and can give you some tips Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Hi Zafar, P3030 means that there is a misfire on cylinder 3. P1250 means "fuel level low". I would be looking at the injection system. It could be the fuel sender, pressure regulator or anything else between the fuel tank and the injectors. Another option could be a dud coil? Do you mean M5 cluster, or high obc cluster? To fit a high obc cluster you need the retrofit wiring harness (no longer available from the dealer). You will need to dismantle your new cluster, remove the memory chip and replace with a new one, reprogram the new chip with blank settings then finally install in the car. Let us all know how you get on, Simon Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I would start by checking the heater valves. during normal operation they normally make a regular clicking noise as they open and close to regulate the temperature. It it could be that yours are stuck open, therefore letting coolant flow continuously into the matrix and getting very hot. Heres a picture of what it looks like. When checking them, do it with the engine off so you can hear them
  4. They'll definately fit, with one caveat. Check that the front seats have the same electrical connectors. It's pretty easy to swap the wiring and tensioners over though.
  5. Put mine in about 6 months ago, no complaints Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. When I replaced one on my 2000 I chose a £30 one from amazon. Considering the genuine hella ones are £80 I was expecting a rubbish product. They turned out to be identical, you could even see where the BMW logo would have been on the moulding. I think it was made by depo Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. What you want isn't possible without custom software
  8. Meyle HD are a good substitute for certain lemforder parts. They have slightly beefier bushes in them. You're going to fall in love with your car all over again once you've refreshed the suspension. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Looks pretty interesting, I would have thought the firmware would need changing though? I could be wrong though.... As an alternative, if one of your speakers isn't working, it could be the amp board inside your bm54 could be failing. Theres a couple of different ways you can fix that. Either bypass them with rca preouts, or fit an aftermarket amp board. If you go the X3 radio route, let us all know how you get one Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Pop some photos up, they're worth a thousand words.
  11. Agreed, swapping chips over is not very pleasant. Just getting the needles off is a pain in the backside!
  12. BMW scanner can change the VIN Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Thanks guys! slightly annoyingly, one of the wheels has a tiny bit of corrosion showing next to the bolts under the clear coat. I suppose this is just the deal with diamond cut wheels. still, can't be too precious, so I'm just gonna enjoy the car. Im also looking at the hifi now. Does anyone know if an 8" subwoofer will give much bass? I'm not after enough to make the car shake, just a bit of extra oomph. Maybe one for the audio forum...
  14. I'd guess that your cluster has a m35080 chip inside. Which is good because it's relatively simple to change the VIN on it. This should fix your traction control issue. Mileage is slightly more complex, but it can be done Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. It's possible, depending on what cluster hardware version you've got? Does the mileage match? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk