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    Coming Soon for E39 owners

    @DennisCooper Sorry to pester you Dennis. Do you have a rough idea of time for when the first ones will be available for sale? I'm looking to put my dashboard back together soon and am planning to refit the headunit as soon as possible. As you can tell I really want one of these.
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    Genuine E39 18" Staggered Parallels

    Would you be interested in a genuine set of staggered 18" 8J/9J Style 85's and cash your way?
  3. If the gauges don't sell to Carlosos I'll take them please. Edit: I've looked online and people appear to fit these to e39 540's. I'll need to research if these will work on a 1999 535i.
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    Coming Soon for E39 owners

    Sounds good Dennis. Can't wait for these to go into production, my car is sat in my garage looking sorry for itself with half the dashboard missing. Once I have this part the headunit can be fitted and interior finished off.
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    Coming Soon for E39 owners

    Thanks for the update Dennis. Once you have a price and are ready to make the parts let me know and I'll put my name down for one. I am watching a double DIN fascia on eBay - but would rather wait if the timing isn't going to be too long.
  6. Good afternoon all, I have posted in the audio forum, but thought I may get more answers in this forum. I am trying to fit a double DIN headunit. I have removed the lower dashboard ready for installation. I have the following parts: - Kenwood DMX7018DABS unit - Autoleads DFP-06-00 fascia - Double DIN cage I can see how to fit the fascia absolutely fine. However, with the fascia fitted there is just a gap for the headunit and cage to fit inside. My issue is I cannot see how the headunit and cage attaches to the fascia securely. Am I missing anything obvious? Thanks for any help. Stu
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    Help Installing Double DIN Headunit

    Hi @d_a_n1979 Thanks for the reply. The headunit fits into the cage and snaps into place nicely. The issue is, there doesn't seem to be anyway to then fit the headunit and cage securely to the autoleads fascia. There are no side plates that come with some kits which attach with screws to the sides of the headunit and then secure against the fascia. Also the fascia doesnt appear to have a trim frame piece to fit around the screen. If I did manage to somehow fit it, you'd be able to see the cage around the headunit. I must be doing something wrong or missing something as I've watched videos online and it all seems to go together nicely and look factory. I've tried researching further but don't really know what I'm looking for - complete noob at audio stuff.
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    E39 jacking points question

    It's quite hard to say how far corrosion has gone when you can see some form of rust on the jacking points. My E39 requires the sills cutting out and new metal welding in, which I'll do next year. It depends on your plans for the car.
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    Coming Soon for E39 owners

    @DennisCooper When will this be ready Dennis? I need to finish fitting my interior but can't until I install the headunit. I've bought 3 different fascias and none of them seem to work on a shallow depth headunit. I've just bought an autoleads DFP-06-00 fascia and that doesn't seem to be much use either. I need one of these in my life.
  10. Good afternoon all, I have recently bought an Autoleads double DIN fascia. I have loosened and removed the lower dashboard ready to fit the headunit, but am very confused. I can see how to secure the fascia to the dashboard, but I don't have a clue on how the headunit or cage will fit securely to the fascia. I have removed all existing headunit, frame etc. so have a big gap and this fascia only. Is there anything else I need to fit an aftermarket headunit apart from the fascia, cage and unit itself? Thanks for any help. Stu
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    It’s been a while....

    What an absolute stunner - great colour. Please do come on and tell us how great it is, these forums are about both technical help and showing our pride and joys. It also gives me hope that trouble-free E39's exist.
  12. Good evening all, I'm rebuilding my centre console and need recommendations for a good quality headunit which won't require modifying to fit. Budget is around £300-£500. Looking for: - Android / Smartphone connectivity, Spotify, Google Maps, hands free etc. - No CD player needed - Largest screen possible with minimal amount of buttons - DAB Basically I'm looking for something which I can connect my phone to, can throw the phone screen onto the headunit display (I.e. Google maps for sat nav etc). I either listen to Capital or Spotify hence not needing a CD player. I also am not keen on the flat double din plastic surrounds. If there is anything on the market which adds a bit of style or depth to the interior, and doesn't make the centre section look bland or empty then I'd appreciate links to that too. Recommendations appreciated. Stu
  13. Good evening all, As title, I'm looking for a set of RHD piano black interior trim. Let me know what you have. Kind Regards, Stu
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Decided to fit brand new sport A / C pillar trims and lights as the second hand ones I brought were damaged. Looks very fresh with new interior trims.
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    E39 Audio Upgrade - Final

    Hi Dennis, Thanks for the response on the fascia. I tried fitting a different fascia which apparently is designed to tip the lower section of a full size double DIN up to give clearance over the air vent. Unfortunately my shallow depth double DIN wouldn't fit up to the fascia as it was too shallow and there was a large gap (depth dimension) between the headunit screen and fascia. Your fascia is my preferred option as it has the buttons to look factory and removes the large plastic empty space. I'll wait for further updates on your other thread and hold off for the moment.
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    BMW E39 Piano Black interior trim

    @robsey29 Thank you for the message! I most certainly can wait. Let me know when you have found them and we'll sort something out. Thanks again for letting me know, appreciated.
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    E39 Audio Upgrade - Final

    Looks awesome! Which fascia /cage did you use to fit the head unit? I'm. Struggling to find a good double din fascia which sits flush like yours does.
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    Recommended Headunit E39

    I haven't fitted the unit yet - I have just fitted a new lower dashboard to my E39. I am after a fascia plate and fitting kit now to fit it. I have given it a trial run and it seems like an excellent unit. Really easy to use, fast response, clear screen and great apps through my android. I'll give you a better report in a couple of weeks time.
  19. Good evening all, At the weekend I fitted a new lower dashboard on my 535i. I've had a look around the lower dashboard and glove box today whilst it's shut and noticed a couple of things: 1) The glove box and lower dashboard are not completely flush on the RHS when shut - Photo 1 2) There appears to be a cover underneath the glove box which seems to sit lower than the glove box - Photo 2 3) I can see a piece of plastic trim on the RHS area in the gap when the glove box is closed - Photo 3 Can anyone send me photos of their glove box when closed please so I can see if mine looks right. Also, can anyone send me a photo of how the cover sits underneath the glove box. You need to stick your head up and under the passenger foot well to see it clearly. Any photos would be greatly appreciated. I'll get some up of mine too, so you can see the issue I'm having. Thanks, Stu
  20. I managed to poke my head under another E39 dashboard and it looked the same regarding the lower plastic cover - photo 2. Even if you can't get photos, confirmation that yours looks the same would be greatly appreciated.
  21. Good evening all, Very recently bought these off another forum member. True to their word, they are very good condition and most likely replaced an old worn set. They are genuine BMW too. The reason for sale so quickly: I have bought everything brand new for my car from BMW so far during my light restoration. This includes, lower dashboard, window switch packs etc. I've decided what the heck. If I'm buying everything brand new, I may as well do the same with the seals. I paid £40 for these. I'd like simply to get my money back.
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    BMW E39 Door Seals, Worcester, £40

    I ended up fitting these and keeping the new ones for the future. Thread closed.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    @d_a_n1979 I have now realised my mistake! The fitting kit I bought was for a full depth double DIN headunit. The fascia trim was designed to allow the fitment of a full depth unit, without the need to modify the plastic air duct behind it, as the fascia design protruded from the frame outwards (if that makes sense). As my headunit is a new double DIN shallow depth version, it can be fitted flush with the dashboard - therefore I can buy the flat fascia plate instead. My error!
  24. Good evening all, Looking for a pair of C pillar trim lights from a sport. Must be black and in good condition. No broken clips or damage. Let me know what you have. Thanks, Stu