lestere

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    Ramsgate Kent

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    e39 530d Touring

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  1. Saturday afternoon and all is fine Speedo working and lights disappeared. This is handy as I've not been able to find the very old laptop since I've moved that runs XP for the diagnosis. Swapping wheel sensors to see if the fault moves is a very good tip thanks. I'll remember that for when the symptoms reappear as I'm sure they will. Thanks again to all. Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk
  2. Thanks for that link. It will be useful to have a clue where to start. Much appreciated. Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk
  3. Morning all. Started the car yesterday. There was a bong and the abs and triangle lights came on. When driving I notice the speedo is not working. Same faults after several drives yesterday. I do have Cable shack cables and software disc with several different bits of software on it, but never used this as never needed too. So not sure which to use. I’m guessing a wheel sensor but I will not have a chance to look until Saturday evening so any clues as to what to use and where to start would be very much appreciated. Not even sure where the abs module is located? Thanks in advance. Lester
  4. Am I just being thick? When I try and purchase 1 or 2 of these 20 stickers it just says “forum.bmw5.co.uk cannot be shipped to your location”. I can’t understand this as a regular address with post code. I have tried other address too. Still no luck. Any help Please?
  5. You may well find it's the buttons. Mine came adrift from the circuit board inside the fob three times on one or other of the fobs during my 12year 330d ownership. Soldering back on isn't too difficult. Separating the fob can be tricky. As mentioned above, switches and batteries are readily available on the likes of eBay. Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk
  6. Second that. Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk
  7. I would like to support the forum and buy these too!
  8. I understand it has been done. Mine is a 5speed and if I had a reason to remove the gearbox, for a clutch I would certainly investigate the six speed swap. It feels like it has the torque to pull the taller gearing of the higher gear. The payback would probably take years so never be financially worth while but would make for more relaxed high speed cruising. Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk
  9. I understand it has been done. Mine is a 5speed and if I had a reason to remove the gearbox, for a clutch I would certainly investigate the six speed swap. It feels like it has the torque to pull the taller gearing of the higher gear. The payback would probably take years so never be financially worth while but would make for more relaxed high speed cruising. Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk
  10. Have had rainsport 3's on for almost a year now. Excellent grip wet or dry and very reasonable price from Camskill. It worked out much cheaper to order from them and have fitted locally. I also fitted a set to the wife's Mini. Very pleased with the tyres and would definitely recommend camskill. Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk
  11. No problem. I guess our cars are just getting old and occasionally do wired stuff. I hope it’s the one and only time it happens to your car too. Lester
  12. The hazard flashers on my 530d touring did this once too. Pressing the hazard button had no affect either with the ignition on or off. The only way I managed to stop the flashing was to disconnect the battery. After reconnection, all was normal. It certainly did freak me out a bit at the time. This has never happened again since.
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  14. Our local waste disposal site has recently changed the rules so I had to sell the trailer i made years ago. Now max size for a trailer to be permitted in our area of Kent is 2m long and no wider than the towing vehicle. Now need to build another. Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk
  15. I have fitted winters to my 16" rims so these tyres for sale. 2 Nokain quality 225 55 16 directional tyres with good tread in good condition. £35 (pics 1 & 2). 2 Autogrip budget 225 55 16 tyres with very good tread in good condition. £20 (pics 3, 4 & 5). Or all 4 tyres for £50. Collection from Ramsgate Kent.