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    E39 530i Sport Touring

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  1. guido45

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I got em from MTec on eBay. They don't do a 4 wheel package for 16mm, you have to buy two pairs (and then locking bolts if you want on top). I read somewhere on here that someone had used 16mm with Style 66s, but only found pictures of 15mm so I thought I'd go for it!
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    16mm spacers all round... a subtle improvement: Before After
  3. guido45

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    On a 530i you can use the intake pipe off a 330ci to delete the resonator, part number is 1438761 I think. Certainly sounds better, although could do with a better backbox too!
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Today I learnt how to use NCS expert / Dummy and managed to code out the bloomin lowbeam bulb error from my HIDs. Now to work out what other things I can mess with.... Thanks to Jimmy for the cables!
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    Check Lowbeam message

    Hi Jimmy, I have fitted HID bulbs to replace the halogen originals and I am getting a nagging "Check Lowbeam" message on engine startup... and each time I turn off. Is your software / cable capable of stopping this check? Secondly, if I change the angel eye bulbs for LED, can your software stop the bulb check for those too? Thanks
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    E39 Technical Graphite Trim Set

    Hi If you were to split the set I am after the two bits behind the steering wheel (and the centre console if you change your mind!!)
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    Windscreen wipers

    What's the best replacement for a touring rear wiper blade? The Halfords part finder doesn't list any...
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    Key fob - flat?

    Totally agree, they are great. They did both my diamond keys which came with the car as not working remotely and got them back within 3 days both times. Seems like they work from further away then most new ones!
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Swapped out my telephone armrest and all the gubbins for a padded rest. Reset the nav after a failed upgrade . Also replaced the missing ambient temp sensor (although I still have to put a new corner undertray on so it is wedged behind the foglamp!). Next is to replace front droplinks, and make a decision about Android vs Mk4 nav with aux in....
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    Android headunits

    I'm thinking of getting the Eonon GA7201 but I have a couple of general questions about Android headunits to those that have them fitted.. How can you access the OBC once you have removed the OEM stuff? What OEM modules can/should be removed? Radio? TV? What's the boot up time like? Thanks!
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Had a busy morning, I removed Traffic Master including the module and fitted some cupholders (thanks dan101smith) - fingers crossed the sat nav will stop rebooting randomly now. Also replaced the rear speakers with some slightly improved ones (thanks Piper). Then fitted a replacement washer reservoir cap which the previous owner seemed to have lost... and realised that the airbags are losing a bit of air so that's the next thing to buy
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    Traffic Master removal

    Fantastic, thank you!
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    Traffic Master removal

    Hi all As my first "mod" to the car since I got it, I'm planning to remove the defunct Traffic Master. The dash bit is straight forward but I am not sure where the module is in the boot... it's a facelift Touring and there is nothing next to the Nav / CD changer in the cubby hole on the left of the boot so is it under the floor? Any gotchas that I need to be aware of while doing this? Thanks!
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    E39 front cup holders

    I'll have 'em... PM me your details Thanks G
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    Back in a 5-series

    Thanks - it's an auto (same as the last one) but I'm very happy with it. The difference in power over the 528i is a surprise!