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About BriC

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  • Birthday March 30

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    Sale, Manchester
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    Cars, girls, cars, beer, cars, playstation, cars.
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    2001 BMW 540i Sport Touring 6 Speed

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  1. Quote

    Hi, can I have a quote for part number 61318363631 please. It's an E39 touring rear window switch. Thanks.
  2. Ebay under tray / wheel arch trims

    Thanks I thought they must have been discussed but a quick search didn't reveal anything, and I couldn't find anything on google. Just read that link - they look awful before he got rid of the shine and fitting looks a proper faff. I'll just go genuine. That or leave them.
  3. Has anybody used these? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E39-M-PACK-M5-SPLASH-PANEL-BUMPER-TRIM-FRONT-INNER-FENDER-COMPARTMENT-COVER-/272012961297?hash=item3f553c6611:g:VH4AAOSwBLlVLup5 Experience says not to bother, as they're most likely cheap rubbish, but just wondered if they're worth considering given that they're less than half the price of genuine items. Cheers.
  4. Small update. Polished the headlights using a 3M kit. Worked really well, and pleased with the results - should have done this a long time ago really. Comparison of unpolished vs. polished: Both done:
  5. Couple of changes on the barge. New wheels, and walnut trim with illuminated gear knob. Also been to the Nurburgring and did a lap, but with wallowy suspension and being my first time, I took it easy. Next on the 'to do' list is polish the headlights, and it needs a new ABS sensor. Just about to hit 170,000 but showing no sign of giving up any time soon! Also, for those of you interested - I've done 10,000 miles on the LPG system now, and apart from some initial mapping issues, it's been faultless. Few pics:
  6. Not a fan of drilling into the metal, especially in that spot where water is known to collect. I don't mind people knowing I'm a skinflint anyway
  7. It's been a while since I've posted on this forum, but thought I might as well update this, since I've just treated the barge to a set of 18" Parallels. Waiting for delivery of them, with pics to follow. In my initial post I mentioned that LPG will follow, and sure enough it did - In October last year. I've done about 8k miles since, and apart from a few teething problems with the mapping of the LPG ECU, and needing a new thermostat, it's been faultless. Few pictures of the conversion - it's quite a nice install in my opinion!
  8. E39 key losing sync

  9. E39 key losing sync

  10. E39 key losing sync

    Hi, My 2001 540i key is spontaneously losing sync. It's sometimes fine for a few weeks, but other times needed re-syncing in a day. It first happened a couple of months ago on my old key, where it wouldn't lock off the button, so I had to use the barrel in the drivers door and I'd just presumed the rechargeable battery had died so ordered a new key. But then the new key failed to work the remote central locking after a couple of weeks, so I did some more research into it and found that people recommended re-syncing the key (sit in car unlocked, key into accessory then back out, hold unlock whilst pressing lock three times) This worked fine on both keys, but periodically it's losing sync and I have to re-sync them. Any idea what could be causing this? I've tried googling, but couldn't find anything other than someone saying it sounds like the G3 module is going bad. Don't even know what a G3 module is!? Unless he meant GM3 body control module? Thanks.
  11. FM Modulators

    How would I go about doing that?
  12. FM Modulators

    Hi, I'd like an aux in for my 2001 E39 with Nav. I've been looking at a wired FM Modulator, like this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-AUX-iPod-Fakra-Wired-FM-Modulator-transmitter-FMMOD4-iPhone-MP3-Connects2-/321529208454?pt=UK_In_Car_Technology&hash=item4adca25e86 Has anyone used one of these? Is the sound quality decent - ie, good as playing a CD through the changer? Where would I plug it in to, as I only have two small connector blocks going in to the back of the nav unit. Any help appreciated, thanks.
  13. That's unfortunate! It's a good car, and was a bit of a bargain IMO.