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DerekJr. last won the day on January 30

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About DerekJr.

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  • Birthday 02/09/1992

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    Portsmouth, England


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    e39 523i

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  1. How Long Have You Owned Your E39?

    About 4 yrs 7 months. Bought it with 195k miles on the clock and now it's currently on 274k miles.
  2. Marmite interior?

    I think it looks good. This may be due to the black carpet and two-tone door cards. It would be nice with the sports headlining
  3. What brightness of hid

    4300 - 5000k is the best for light output. Yes, they may not look as blue/cool as 6000k or above, buuuuut you lose some and you win some lol.
  4. What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I've used a H7 HID adaptor (loads on eBay) and trimmed it by nearly 1/2. Simply fit this around the LED bulb so that it holds the bulb in the headlamps. Next was to connect the LED bulbs to the car's harness. I simply removed the high beam bulb from the bulb holder and plugged the LED connector into the bulb holder. Be sure to code off the cold checking otherwise your bulbs will flash once in a while. This was done on a facelift lamps. I'll post a pic tomorrow EDIT: Found a pic on a Facebook forum
  5. What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Fitted some LED light bulbs in my low beams. I wasn't too impressed with them compared to my HID setup. Decided to put the LEDs in the high beams and I am utterly impressed with them. Much brighter than the halogens they've replaced and love the instant on/off when you flash other cars A comparison pic between my HID low beams and LED high beams can be seen on my Instagram page >>>
  6. This must be a truckers worst nightmare

    Everyone played a part in this to avoid an accident: 1) The cam vehicle hooted to warn the approaching trucker and the stupid kids running across the road 2) The approaching trucker for his quick thinking and acting 3) The kid for changing his direction away from the truck during his run, and the other kid for stopping in the middle of the road Well Done!
  7. e39 Coding options whats available

    It's down to a mixture of your software (e.g. NCS Expert can code more than iCarly, however, it is also a lot more involved/complicated) and what modules are fitted to the car. From personal experience with NCS expert, I've coded these on my 1999 523i in the past: Dimmed indicators with sidelights (USA spec) Doors automatically lock at 16km/h Alarm chirp when locking and/or unlocking Hazards flash when locking and/or unlocking Panic mode (long press boot button on fob) LED taillights (retrofit facelift taillights) Activate/deactivate "Follow me home" lights and the various lights (in my case, front side and fog lights only) Turning off cold checking of various bulbs (useful when fitting LED or HID bulbs) Euro DRL Danish DRL Windows still work for a few minutes after key removed from ignition One touch window switch work while door is opened From what I've seen in NCS Expert: Angel eyes to flash with indicator Comfort opening/closing Mirrors fold/unfold when locking/unlocking (If equipped with folding mirrors) Doors auto lock after 2mins if no door has been opened Doors auto lock after reaching a certain speed (e.g. 2, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, or 17mph) Interior lights soft on/off (factory spec for most euro cars are soft on) Reduce wiper speed when stopped Set the distance of when the PDC starts beeping There are a lot more coding that can be done
  8. Hello Derek. help with the firmware of the system

  9. The tape recorders have a problem with the Navigator. The officians asked me to give me a system update. I thought with the update problem. But the officers do not want to give me an update. Maybe you have a system upgrade.

  10. Hello Derek. I live in Uzbekistan, I heard such edges. Auto I have bmv e39 and there is a car radio eonon d5124f.

  11. alternative maps for Xtrons PF7139BS

    Yeah iGo is pretty good I use it on my unit.
  12. BMW E39 Breaking Parts Left.

    Sorry Chi, I was busy over the weekend. I can come over this weekend after work ( 3:30pm i finish) if you like and I'll be in Waterlooville. I'll send you a PM.
  13. Mercedes CLK - Slightly feminine or Not?

    They were basically 2 door coupé S Classes. But yes, they could potentially require a lot of money to keep on top of maintenance.
  14. BMW E39 Breaking Parts Left.

    Can I come over in a week or two and see if I can buy anything? (Whenever you are free ofcourse)