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chicaneuk last won the day on June 20 2018

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    2001 E39 530D SE / 1999 E39 523i SE

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  1. chicaneuk

    523 tail gate struts

    Personally I wouldn't buy cheap ones.. it's a twat of a job, and I don't think you'll be in a hurry to do it again any time soon!
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    E39 clear out

    Do you have a good alternator for a 1999 523i, and if so how much? Thanks
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    Painting Interior Trim

    That looks pretty damn sweet!
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Ordered these off Amazon yesterday and they got delivered to my local Amazon locker today: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01EHPWFKQ/ref=pe_3187911_185740111_TE_item So just popped out there and swapped out the entire front "array" (as these are a different design compared to the ones I had before and my OCD wouldn't tolerate one being odd) - and we have PDC back and working again! Woohoo. Didn't think I'd be so glad to hear those beeps again
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    This time of year only essential / urgent maintenance gets done pretty much. Or anything quick and easy.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Replaced every PDC sensor on my car with the recommended cheapo eBay ones back in May last year, but PDC has basically been dead since about September for no obvious reason. Single tone and flashing light and no life. Scanned with INPA and said open circuit. Anyway read a tip that said if you get that, the listening to the sensor trick is pretty reliable and you can normally identify where the wiring fault is.. sure enough one of the front near side sensors was silent. Pulled it out and wiring looks fine. Swapped the sensor with it's neighbour and the fault followed the sensor so we have our culprit. I've ordered another bunch as spares and contacted the seller to ask about a return / exchange!
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    SLS totally failed this morning...

    Yeah need to have a look and see if anything comes up.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Tourer V42 doesn’t have this feature sadly.
  9. Just wanted to throw up a quick post to see if anyone experienced the same at all with their touring? SLS has been pretty solid / reliable on my car over the last 2 years, but had a weird episode this morning. Came out to my very frosty car and started it up. SLS was still inflated / fine as I’d only used the car yesterday. I left it it running for a few minutes and was scraping glass only to realise the rear end was dropped to the floor! Like bottomed out. I assumed a bag had burst but found the same on both sides so then assumed the compressor had failed or similar? SLS light was illuminated on the dash. I simply stopped the car and restarted it, no sign of the light, and it reinflated itself to the normal height and was fine again. So so weird symptom of the cold? Sensor stuck perhaps? Anyone else ever had the same? Thanks.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Since coding my car to enable the additional controls for the Webasto last year, I'd never actually used the timer function... until today. Set the timer for 4:45pm and came out of work at 5:05pm to find the car emitting a gentle hum, and unlocked the doors to find it all nice and toasty warm inside. Best feature EVER!
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    RTU5024 SMS Webasto switch and constant 12v relay

    I followed Clavurions tips on enabling the pre-heating function on mine, having never used NCS Expert before.. it wasn't entirely straightforward and I was terrified I was going to brick my car, but it did work If I can do it, anyone can - seriously. Regarding the circulation pump error have you verified that the Webasto's seperate little water pump is working correctly?
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    What size swirl flap blanks

    I've bought an EGR delete kit from X8R and was really pleased with the quality so I've no doubt their swirl flap blanking kit would be top notch. Worth checking out!
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    Painting Interior Trim

    There's a guy on the BMW E39 Club UK Facebook group who does (sells) interior trim sets that he's hydrodipped.. they always seem to come out looking excellent! But wrapping has to be the next best thing surely. Painting would be a massive pain in the ass.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Tremendous - thankyou!
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I apologise in advance if you've posted about this before but..... the rear (in the boot) 12v outlet.... how / where did you get that? If it's a retrofit, how easy is it to install? Thanks!