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    Car warranty companies?

    For gearbox servicing and diagnostics i'd recommend https://www.dartfordtransmissions.co.uk/ Owner Martin Hind is on some of the facebook groups and knows hios stuff about bmw gearboxes. Has an E39 himself.
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    Munich legends

    I've heard they're good at what they do. also Barry Sherward has his own place in Crawley - BMR Performance LTD he's very very knowledgeable too.
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    E39 Audio Upgrade - Final

    @CarlBM, after the last update Waze/Google maps should be available on Apple CarPlay. I've just got myself an Audison Bit Prima 8.9, APK130 (5.25") and a Sony MEX-N6002BD and going down to see Shakey+Carl @ Studio InCar for an iPad fascia, then i'll get to work on running some cabling for the prima, although I still need to buy a DRC MP. Loving the thread! Great work. Deepan.
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    Head Units

    So I bought the Audison Prima 8.9 DSP+Amp and the APK130 speakers, as well as an Airplay/WiDAC compatible adapter with optical out which may negate the need for a head unit at all, unless i can get one with bluetooth (for phone calls) cheap. @DennisCooper what wiring kit would you recommend for the Audison? and would the door speakers just plug in to the existing wiring? I'd need to get the necessary wiring this weekend due to me being booked in to see Shaky @ Studio-Incar on Tuesday 15th May. I'd also need to find a Micro-USB to live/ignition wire to be able to have the WiFi adapter on either all the time (so to not loose settings) or as the prima powers up if it has a cmos battery to remember basic settings. If anyone else has any recommendations, please shout. Cheers. Deepan
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    Head Units

    Ladies and Gents, I'm looking for a single din head unit, WITH optical out AND application control. It seems that the ones on the market have either one or the other but not both. Thanks Deepan
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    Coming Soon for E39 owners

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    Head Units

    You're right Dennis, the need for a single din head unit is completely futile for this exercise but if it's on sale for a decent wedge off, I might as well; but not necessary. I need to buy a wifi speaker adapter (airplay/dlna compatible) with an optical out to connect directly to the dsp, so then the iPad will play music/radio direct from the iPad.
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    Head Units

    Hi Dennis, I've replied to your text, but to keep information available to all, I'm still going with the iPad in the dash route, with Shaky @ Studio Incar re-fashioning the existing fascia plate I have. As caraudiosecurity have a sale on, the Audison Prima 8.9 is £500 and their APK130 speakers are £160. Does anyone know the size of the rear speakers in the touring? the ones in the roof? I can connect my iPad directly to the head unit i had in mind (Sony MEX-N6002BD) and control it with an APP/bluetooth, and connect my iPad directly to the Audison DSP to utilise the digital audio. Aside from that, i haven't got any further with any decisions. i'm hoping they don't have my trousers down any further. oh, and anyone that wants the Alpine ILX-702E46 - they have it for £599 (cash/debit OR £619 - Credit) they have none in stock, but will order it and honour the price. Thanks Deepan
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    Finding VIN from reg no.

    Everything's in clear text when registering, so i would advise a completely separate email, username and password. About as safe as a chocolate tea pot.
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    Non-AC Heater Panel WITH PCB

    WANTED: Non Aircon heater Panel (two button, Three/Four (?) dial Variety) with working PCB needed please. Part Number: 64118371364 Numbers 3+4 here: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/null/showparts?id=DH32-EUR-11_1996_E39_BMW_523i&diagId=64_0677#64118371364 Muchos Gracias Senors
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    Non-AC Heater Panel WITH PCB

    Thanks Dennis. Am i correct in thinking you have a similar setup in your car? with the manual dials as opposed to climate control? I'm not going crazy am i? might need to visit a scrap yard, that might have an idea what they have available. any other breakers aside from Quarry? anyone have any experience with FAB or anyone else? Cheers Deepan
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    Non-AC Heater Panel WITH PCB

    Already did send him a message on ebay, but no reply as yet. this was only sunday/monday so can give it a day or so before i chase it. His advert does say that it's the panel only so might be a faulty PCB, which may also be why it it rarely seen anymore. Cheers
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    Non-AC Heater Panel WITH PCB

    If you see the attached photograph, that panel is what i'm looking for, with the PCB included. Cheers
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    Non-AC Heater Panel WITH PCB

    @Calypso-E34Some of the earlier Ex-Police models have it. I've only ever seen the manual controls in one other car. The part itself isn't for mine, but a friends 523i manual. Don't have the VIN but i would assume that it's base/poverty spec run around. I've searched and got alerts on ebay.com searching globally but it's rarer than rocking horse shit. Some parts sites want £800 new But i'm wondering if you can retrofit a manual dial kit with the AC button and just not connect it, if the panel and connectors are the same as then it would function as needed and then you have a spare button for extra goodies instead. Thanks anyway!
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    Non-AC Heater Panel WITH PCB

    @Tims @jimmy @DennisCooper @Chi @e34 535ise Anyone?
  16. @Piper Hi Mate, have you got a non-AC heater panel (three dials)? Part number: 64118371364 Cheers. ps: you still got the V8 under chassis tray in decent nick?
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    2000 BMW 540 touring auto 106k feeler

    I'd love to know what my '97 540iA Touring (120k) is worth if those prices are what they actually sold for. GLWS.
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    1998 540i Touring Spares or Repair

    If anyone breaks this, i'd love the seats!
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    iPhone iOS 11 / 11.0.1 - Anyone having issues?

    The problem with Android, for me, is that the apps are 'un-packed' as needed (ie: only when you open/use them' and then they're discarded 'till next time, like a virtual box. This increases the computing power, memory and battery needed which is why they often have much much better specs than an iPhone, but only perform fractionally better in rare cases. For Apple, they may not be as revolutionary as they once were, but once you're in the ecosystem, it's hard to leave. Licenses, and DRM make that near impossible without having to spend again for what you already 'own'. The iPhone iOS was designed with simple people in mind. It's not difficult to do anything on there, you can pretty much use it without a second grace a lot of the time. Their rendering of colours and imagery is great, their music is now of a much better standard (FLAC is a lossless audio format) and with the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack they can loose the reliance on the tinny sound that came from the interface and improve the digital sound quality by using the MFi certification and the lightning port. Android handsets often also come with excess bloatware that is hard coded into the OS and the manufacturer's " layer" that the user cannot change. Apple do this also, however the amount of apps is far far less, and now you can delete at least some of these that aren't necessary for core functionality. Having android handsets accept expandable memory is a huge advantage, but also a security risk. There are far more phishing and trojan apps in the Google play store than the App store hands down, and being able to accept apps from unsigned sources is hands down the most detrimental thing to their platform. Great for testing (I use it all the time) but then apps don't need the basic accreditation before use and could be potentially very very dangerous not only to that one user but to the network and many others. It's horses for courses, and whatever vendor meets the users needs and requirements. I use an iPhone 7+ as my personal handset, a Blackberry KeyOne as one work handset (gave back the latest Krypton on Friday) and also a OnePlus5 as a third (test) device. Just my thoughts and experience. Deepan
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    Best film ever?

    Shawshank Redemption / Memento / Snatch / lock stock... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    New Addition to the Family

    I'll just ignore the blasphemy that is the ricer lump, and enjoy the fact you have an E30. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    BMW 5GT Audio Upgrade

    Depends where you are but literally any audio shop will do it. Halfords Caraudiosecurity Studio in car Plush automotive Just to name a few
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    iPhone iOS 11 / 11.0.1 - Anyone having issues?

    There's a major problem with the software at the moment with some apps being broken completely and restores from ipsw files don't work. My engineering build is phooked. Won't be fixed till 11.1
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    iPhone iOS 11 / 11.0.1 - Anyone having issues?

    Not seen that issue, but it's common for older handsets not to reproduce the visual effects as well. FYI 11.0.2 should be out by the end of the week. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk