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  1. So I’ve bought the replacement rear boot glass switch (hoping it is the problem) but the only way I can replace the switch, I think, is with the glass open, which is a bit of a catch 22... Does anyone know whether it’s possible to pop the glass latch at all remotely? I read somewhere about removing boot lining, but struggled to get very far, plus it felt like I was damaging some of the trim. Really want the glass working again, as such a useful feature, plus I don’t like over using the electric boot! Thanks in advance…
  2. MrHooky

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    How easy was it to replace the tailgate glass switch? Easy DIY fix? Mine has stopped working so need to do the same!
  3. MrHooky

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    And finally got the wheels on. I think I like them. Getting used to the new look. Takes time I guess...!
  4. MrHooky

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Notified my Spiders are refurbed in ferric, ceramic coated and ready to go on car. Roll on Thursday...
  5. MrHooky

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Started the 'black edition' modifications.... Step 1) mirrors wrapped gloss black in situ Step 2) rear OEM diffuser wrapped ready for fitting Step 3) booked spiders in for ferric grey refurb Step 4) ordered OEM gloss black kidneys Pic of the mirrors. Hope it looks ok when done. At least having things wrapped means it can be reversed...
  6. MrHooky

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Very kind offer - based in Birmingham - whereabouts are you?!
  7. MrHooky

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Would these still throw up the warning I'm getting? Please do PM me the parts needed for the E90 equivalent as may change if the code starts to annoy me too much. Mine look spot on - really pleased, just the warning message that's a little annoying on start up and engine turn off but I'll probably live with. Given the bulbs were Bosch I'm expecting them to last forever, just wish didn't have the error messages...
  8. MrHooky

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Et voila. Don't have the NCS expert thing. May have to look into it...
  9. MrHooky

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Fitted LED number plate lights. Proper Bosch ones - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bosch-239-C5W-LED-Car-Light-Bulbs-Pair-Cool-White-6000K-Retrofit-Replacement/263540446471?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 Now getting error message though on the DIS. Is this due to the reduced voltage? I don't want to swap back as the light is spot on - just like newer OEM bulbs but the error message every time I start the car will get annoying...
  10. Hi all, I wondered how easy it actually is to remove the door mirror caps? I've seen a couple of youtube vids that is giving me an idea, my nervousness however is that I don't want to break anything. I've got the auto dimming mirrors, which I don't want to harm. I have a fear of taking apart and either snapping the cap, or the mirror not reconnecting/wobbling post reinstallation! Want to wrap them in black gloss today... Slightly nervous as tried removing rear door wood trim without reading guide and snapped all the clips which was annoying!
  11. MrHooky

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    For £2k that looks fantastic. Bet the option price of the panoramic roof wasn't far short of what you paid for the whole car.
  12. Not quite sure I understand how they work! Ignore me - just googled!
  13. Great thanks. Mine has spacers on so think the car has longer than standard bolts on, so hopefully should still be good for 172s retaining the spacers. Need to just research the offset for the 172s as not sure if spaced spiders might be too much?
  14. Apologies if this is a noddy question, but will my wheels bolts for OEM MV2s work for my recently acquired OEM Spiders? Is the ‘thickness’ of the wheel that the bolt has to pass through and onto the hub the same? Thanks in advance...
  15. MrHooky

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Finally ought it some OEM 172 Spiders to replace the MV2s.