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  1. e39 Coding options whats available

    Hey Guys, I've looked but cant find anything. What options are available to coding on the e39's? I guess some of it comes down to the spec of the car. But I would have thought there would be a standard set of options that could be set / changed / coded, but I can't find a list anywhere...... Or does it come down to the software that you are using as to the options available?
  2. My third E39! :)

  3. My 1st E39 wooohoooo

    Been looking about and its seems the locking issue could be to do with the actuator. The top of it that goes in and out seems very loose and that spring seems to have appeared underneath the plastic housing so I suspect its fallen out / come loose from something causing it not to lock. Any ideas???
  4. My 1st E39 wooohoooo

    Hey Dennis thanks for the heads up! Those wheels do look sexy as.......... Currently trying to look throught the forum for ideas on wheel finishesetc. But the polish lip is top of my list. Also trying to check out ebay for a replacement boot catch / lock, As mine isn't locking at the moment
  5. My 1st E39 wooohoooo

    So its been a few weeks, and the car seems great so far, one or two small issues which I want to get sorted. Been eyeing up a mobile wheel refurb company to sort out the kerbed wheels ( cheers @Hairarsy ). Been looking at a company called kiwicolours http://www.kiwicolour.co.uk to see if they can restore the wheels back to a perfect state. Going to give them a call in the morning. Not sure on colour, might just keep it standard or maybe with a nice polished lip, also going to see if they can sort out the bonnet, (lower left) which needs pulling back and respraying. It's a minor issue but I would like it sorted. Gonna try and get her booked n for a service as well in a few weeks. Also noticed that the boot doesn't catch shut anymore. Also reports as bootlid open. Something has come loose inside the boot mechanism, anyone come up against this before? pictures below show the parts, think the spring goes inside that "thing" somehow. Is it easier to just buy a new part of fleaBay? Common issue? Boot stays shut and doesn't fly open but for obviously reason would like it sorted. Any Ideas.....
  6. What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Tried to work out what coding options i could do on my e39. Failed so decided to take her for a spirted drive instead.
  7. My third E39! :)

    That is nice, really nice!!!! Nicer than my bedroom lol.
  8. My 1st E39 wooohoooo

    yeah thats not a bad shout dan!
  9. Career advice, get an e-mail address

    All depends on what you do I guess
  10. My third E39! :)

    Well I did say Andy, I'll give you one week. Funny when money starts to burn a hole in your pocket
  11. BMW 1series steering wheel lock symbol

    Think I've narrowed down the issue, seems to be a common issue on some BMWs with the electric steering wheels. The cas module seems to give off this error if the battery starts to drop below a certain voltage. Only way to clear it is to use the ediabas toolset. And rest the cas counter
  12. My 1st E39 wooohoooo

    So I've had the car a week, (still cant believe ive got a nice e39 ) and I'm trying to take things slow. I found myself with 30 minutes free while I had the lillte one, so thought I'll try and sort out the parking sensors. Hairyarse gave me one so thought I'll try and fit it. Job was straight forward, black trim at front off, sensor out new one in. Job done. Did notice that the rear left sensor is not working although it does click. Confirmed this by placing the sensor in another another slot to see if the problem moved with the sensor, which it did. So gonna pick one up off eBay this week.
  13. Hi guys, looking for a favour from the community. The Mrs 1 series has developed the red steering wheel lock symbol. This was triggered by the battery running low on voltage. I have a procedure in which to clear the fault, but don't have access to the ediabas toolset. More than happy to supply a few beer tokens in exchange. West Yorkshire area ideally. Let me know guys please.
  14. Good evening gents, Week what an evening, Mrs car all ready and cleaned to be advertised and sold as she now had a Honda crv, start the car to back it into the garage and now it comes up with the steering wheel lock symbol. Car starts and drives, you can even hear the steering wheel unlock when you insert the key. Been reading and it seems like a common problem with them, some say a software update can resolve this or the cause is low voltage with the battery. Has anyone on here come up against this without having to buy a new steering colume. Theses guys http://bmwspecialistreading.co.uk/bmw-elv-steering-lock-malfunction-fault/ seem to have come up against this issue before. But want to tech out the family here first.