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  1. Hi. New to 545i ownership. I want to change ignition coils, but confused as to which type as I am seeing 2 types listed, either 8 straight items or 8 with a central 'lug.' am I just being thick? Any advice appreciated
  2. Oh yes. Forgot about that. Not used to sparky things and coils!
  3. Hi. I have an e60 545i which I believe has the 'valley' coolant leak. I have to top it up every 50 to 100 miles, depending on type of use. My question is, would it be of benefit to add anything like radweld or similar until I am able to get it fixed? All other hoses and radiator seem sound, so this is the likely culprit. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated
  4. Thanks for this. Probably have to pay someone to do it. Don't think I have the ability (or space) to d.i.y
  5. TenaCar!
  6. I'm of the same mind. Apart from anything else it'll stop my neighbour from continually pointing out the embarrassing puddle on my drive!
  7. Any experience of this e Bay item? 171180798120 Bimmerfix
  8. Hi. Thanks. Do intend to get it sorted, but need to use car in interim.
  9. I took mine in for thebattery cover recall last week and asked about the security issue. I was told that if mine was affected I would get letter in the next few weeks.
  10. I have a constant problem with smearing wipers. I have changed the wiper blades 3 times in the last 6 months, but still have a problem with the wipers smearing and juddering. I have done a search on here and tried all sorts to try and solve this problem. The blades are very juddery at times and only smooth out for a minute or two if I use the windscreen washers, but this does not stop the smearing. This even happens with the new blades. Am I missing something. Is there any adjustment that can be done? Thanks.
  11. @ Tristan. Possibly, but they look in good condition and offer a lot of resistance when you lift the blades clear of the screen. Not rusty or corroded.
  12. @ Neil D. Thanks . Tried all that loads of times. No better.
  13. Thanks for the suggestions. Only used OEM/Bosch blades. Have tried all kinds of window polish, Rainex, everything. You name it I've tried it. Spent as much on polish and treatments as I have on blades. Have wondered if there is some kind of adjustment which alters the angle of the wipers or how closely they contact the screen. This has been an ongoing problem since I got the car 12 months ago. Nothing I try seems to solve it. New blades make it marginally better for about 2 weeks.
  14. I have suddenly started getting a warning message saying window trap system not working. At great personal risk I have tried this and it IS working. I still have all my fingers to prove it. It all started when I bent down with key fob in my pocket and must have accidentally pressed a certain combination of buttons by accident. The windows went down then back up. Since then the message has appeared. Can anyone tell me how to get rid of it? Thanks.
  15. This worked fine, thanks. Might be stating the obvious, but for anyone else using this, you have to do each window individually.
  16. Thanks. Will give it a try.
  17. The Drivers side angel eye bulb has blown on my 2008 E60 530d, halogen lights. Guess what ? You cannot buy a replacement bulb that will physically fit the holder. You have to buy the entire bulb holder unit and bulb. £23 from the stealers. What a rip off!
  18. It certainly is. Makes me feel a bit better though! Seriously though, you have my sympathy.
  19. Well, new unit purchased and fitted. Fiddly, frustrating job, though.. Had to take headlight out and utilise other half's smaller hands to actually get the unit in place. Out of curiosity, asked dealer about fitting cost. £30! Would have cost a total of £55, although at one point while I was wrestling with the new bulb, it didn't seem that bad a deal.
  20. Yes the black plastic bulb holder was fused to the Orange reflector, which was easily remedied. The problem is that the bulb holder itself has been made either too narrow or too deep to take any standard bulb that either myself or a number of motor spares shops have been able to find. This means buying the entire unit, complete with bulb.
  21. Already ordered. Picking it up tomorrow. Don't like to bodge things, but still can't help being annoyed at the rip off .
  22. This is the offending article The bulb has offset pins that locate into a brass insert inside the holder. It is this brass insert which will not physically allow any other type of bulb to be fitted. Make it bigger and the bulb won't seat.
  23. Mine don't look the same as the ones in these instructions. They aren't angled at all. Will get some pics up.
  24. Hi I have done a search, but getting confusing information. I need new front brake pads for my E60 530d SE. I assume I need to change the wear sensors as well. What do people recommend? Just standard driving, don't push it particularly hard these days. No track work. Also, will I be able to re set the OBC myself? Thanks
  25. Thanks!