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    S.Wales
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    Motor Trade Management

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    2003.525i Sport. Saloon.

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  1. Busterbvi

    BMW INPA free download ?

    BMW INPA is now successfully installed on my Android tablet, the OBD Bluetooth adapter is the same as the £4 one I bought for my Focus so will give it a whirl over the weekend.
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    Android headunits

    Yes, you can position it flush or wherever you want, no problem.
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    BMW INPA free download ?

    Ah ok, so I assume the software is loaded onto a laptop and connected with the special cable to do the business ? I dont have a laptop, desktop and Android tablet only so maybe time to invest in a Windows laptop for diagnostics and coding ?
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    BMW INPA free download ?

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    BMW INPA free download ?

    Is it possible to download genuine BMW INPA onto an Android tablet for free ? Any links for a good non dodgy copy ?
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    Traction Control (DSC) MOT fail !

    Yes I know, it functions as it should now.
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    Traction Control (DSC) MOT fail !

    There is when the light has been covered with black goop ! Whats INPA anyway ?
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    Traction Control (DSC) MOT fail !

    If I get the DSC light coming on then I will of course check it out for a fault but so far it been working perfectly ! As I said, it's a bit weird.
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    Android headunits

    Anyone looking for a good head unit solution I would highly recommend you take a good look at AudioTech Direct based in N. Wales. I recently bought their BM5839B, 7inch Android 8.0 unit for my 2003, 525i Sport for £289 delivered and it is a superb piece of kit. They supply the Eonon Chinese units built to their own specs. Very reliable, does everything you could possibly want and more. The customer service at ATD is excellent. Mine has the latest iGo sat nav maps, AM/ FM/ DAB radio. CD/ DVD/ TV. Bluetooth 4.0 hands free supporting Android & iPhone. WiFi internet & Google browser. Torque OBD2 App. Supports reverse cam. Custom start screen for that OEM look, I don’t like the “Disco” look of Sony, Kenwood, Alpine etc. Great sound improvement on standard speakers & nice equaliser. Simple to fit, plug & play and fully integrates with the cars Canbus system. All cables etc supplied. I can’t speak highly enough about ATD and the Eonon units, very highly recommended for the E39. A nice 9 inch version is also available but does not have a CD player. https://audiotechdirect.com/oem-style-units/bmw/ Here's my installation. After struggling for an hour to get the original BMW unit out, I had this in and up and running in 10 mins. A lovely fit. Very pleased indeed. Custom BMW 'M' Start up screen for that OEM look .... nice !
  10. I'm pretty sure most saloon owners have got a faded and slightly purple rear shelf ! Mine is coming out soon for rear suspension work so I was wondering if anyone can recommend a good product to re-colour the shelf back to original ? looking for something heat and UV resistant.
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    Traction Control (DSC) MOT fail !

    Well I got this fixed but what I found was a bit weird, I thought I should start with the basics and pulled the instrument cluster to check the bulb in the DSC light. Of course there is no bulb, just tiny LED's. the DSC one was covered with black silicone to blank it, so I am thinking, OK there is a fault and someone has blanked out the light rather than fix the problem, I cleaned all the silicone stuff out and now the DSC light works as it should, a few days driving around now and all is well, passed the MOT today so happy days !
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    E39 SALOON DIY DOUBLE GLAZING IDEA !

    Thanks Dennis, I note what you say. I think getting the DG units made is the easy bit, sourcing all the right rubber window guides, weather strips and seals etc is the tricky part. To be honest, from my experience in the trade, I think insurance companies would be more interested in lowered suspension and non standard tyres than DG side windows. Anyway, if the project goes ahead I will photograph everything as I go and put up a guide on what to do with costs. I'm on 48hr weeks at the moment so it might be a while !
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    Traction Control (DSC) MOT fail !

    It's never worked, never paid any attention to it, not something I need to be honest !
  14. Went in for its MOT this afternoon, failed on one thing, the DSC is not working. Before I roll my sleeves up and start the diagnostics, are there any known issues with this to give me a head start ? No light on the button or dash icon.
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    E39 SALOON DIY DOUBLE GLAZING IDEA !

    The extra sound deadening under the carpets etc is on the list of stuff to do, when time permits, the headliner is coming down to do some extra soundproofing of the roof panels. I have done a few sound proofing projects on my own cars and for customers so I know all about that and the right materials to use. I am not concerned with optical / safety / testing matters as I am using OEM auto glass and I have already established that the lifter motors are the same. Nor do I intend to advise my insurance co of the mod. How many of you tell your insurance about your 19 in wheels, 30 profile tyres, lowering coilovers, exhaust box removal, headlight bulb mods or any other mod for that matter, the answer is of course, none ! The DG units will be manufactured by a professional manufacturer and I would defy anyone to spot the fact that my finished and installed DG is in fact DIY ! I have been in the motor trade all my life and worked alongside countless Insurance Assessors in my body shop management years, I know what they look for. I will be going to buy the drivers window from the local breaker and take it straight to my DG man to see if it can be cut to remove the lower lifter tabs to create the inner pane, if it can, happy days and I will proceed, if it can't I will have to rethink the matter.
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