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  1. Hi Everyone, So I know this is a common problem, but I'm really in a bit of a bind at the moment as I need my locking wheel not which is down by the spare wheel. The boot won't open with the handle or with the key. It opens slightly then retracts back. Boot Window opening button does nothing I can't find any way to manually open the boot from inside. I have climbed in the back and looked for buttons or holes or cords and there's just nothing related to the opening of the boot. It seems like these features were added to later versions of the e61. I'm assuming it's an electrical problem, but any idea how I can get this boot open to even start repairing it? Thanks!
  2. PliSsK

    Loose trim flaps in boot

    This will have to be the least important and most anal/OCD question I'll ever ask here. Something common to both E39s I've owned is in the boot, the battery compartment flap (on right) and CD Changer/Nav flap on left don't stay shut as the plastic grips on the inside of the panel tend to get a bit baggy after a while and don't grip the metal bar. I assume the only way to get them to stay shut is to replace the whole flap, but they only seem to last a couple of years or so. I tried putting tape on the bar to make the bar thicker but that only helped slightly. Otherwise I can only think of unstylish methods inc. velcro or drlling a hole in it and installing some kind of latch like on the E46. lol anything to add? Cheers.
  3. I have a front and rear dash cam I'm trying to hardware into my E60. Through research I've gathered it's best to fit the live wire directly to the battery in the boot and use the cig lighter fuse for a tap. My problem is getting the cig lighter plug from the cabin into the boot. I've wired it to the C-pillar panels and down the side of the rear seat. I've managed to get it through the door trim and seat bolster where I can see a part of the loom. However it's impossible to get it through there. I've tried between the seat base and rear where the isofix is but there's no gap through there. Any ideas?
  4. For sale is a used rubber boot that sits between air flow meter and intake manifold. Genuine BMW part number 13 54 1 722 847 - old part number 13541708878. Will fit M30 engined e34 5 series, e32 7 series and e24 6 series. It's in good used condition with just a small crack where the Idle Control Valve sits. Removed from my own 1990 e32 735i. Price is £15 including P&P or collection in person from New Milton Hampshire at a discounted price. Please check my other items for sale as I'm having a garage clear out.
  5. Hi guys, after a few bits for my champagne edition one (sapphire black). If anyone has a rear bumper, bootlid, front bumper or bonnet, please do give me a shout. I don't mind age related marks, but I'm not after any parts with rust or damage. Many thanks.
  6. The two metal inserts by the boot catch. The edges were razor sharp as my finger found out
  7. Mathew Bates

    F11 boot door latch

    Hi, Does anyone have any tips how to fix an F11 boot door latch? The sensor switch seems to have stopped working. Thanks, Mat
  8. So for the past month I have the BONG! Going off saying the right side number plate light is not working so last night I thought I’d investigate. Firstly I noticed when the boot lid was moved up and down the interior boot light flickered as well as the right number plate light. So..took all the right hand side interior out to get the wiring loom and the pulled out the l shaped rubber that holds the wiring loom it then runs through the hollow boot support tube, when I moved the wiring loom it flickered on and off. Here’s what I found after removing the insulation (this pic was nicked off a another site as didn’t have my phone with me but was exactly the same) Obviously there’s movement on the joint, but I would of thought a better design would have been made by bmw with a floating wire harness or something?? This is a stress point that is used every day. Now I know there’s not much current going through, BUT seriously seeing cracked insulation and bare wires was a bit worrying as could start a potential fire/shorting later on down the line with bare wire on wire touching. Apparently this is a common fault on 5,3 Saloons. I repaired 2 clean breaks (after moving around and removing insulation) with mini JB for the time being but will solder it at a later stage, also I had to re-insulate another 5 wires that were damaged cracking and showing bare wire about to start touching one another! So if I was you I’d pull out your loom and have a look and repair or protect if necessary just be on the safe side and stop any nasty accidents occurring.Stay safe. Gib
  9. PliSsK

    Boot trim flap loose

    Anyone had any creative ways of keeping the flap that covers up the electronics on the left wall of the boot from flopping open? This is the grey trim with slots in it for the CD changer and Sat Nav unit. Mine keeps constantly flopping open - evidently it's not latching onto the metal loop properly. I may experiment with cable ties on the plastic 'bolts' to create a bigger lip effect. Anyone had this problem? Cheers.
  10. I had a quick search and couldn't find a post relating to this in this section so just in case you weren't following the discussion on one of the posts in the 'ebay and autotrader' section here is a summary; Glass Fibre wings can be bought from the States for 374 usd + shipping http://www.ebay.com/...=item256cbdcb03 Also available in the Czech Republic for 133 Euro a pair (bonnets and boot lids also available) http://www.pesch.cz/...ers-for-bmw-e34 (postage is 45 Euro for the pair) Re Carbon Fibre, Jeek on here had a bonnet for Sale once upon a time so he may have some contacts. Blue Jay in Australia sell them at 539.99 Dollars + shipping http://www.blujay.com/?page=ad&cat=2020313&adid=3887255
  11. A kit of cables 700mm long to splice into existing loom, i'm sure a budding entrepreneur could offer the same kit but with the tape and the usual parts that break... 48.95 euros + 16.95 Euro postage to UK Left = http://www.ebay.de/itm/Kabelbaum-Kabelsatz-Reparatursatz-Kofferraum-Heckklappe-links-/380602233686?pt=DE_Autoteile&fits=Platform%3AE34&hash=item589da93356#ht_1143wt_1330 Right = http://www.ebay.de/itm/Kabelbaum-Kabelsatz-Reparatursatz-Kofferraum-Heckklappe-rechts-/380508163333?pt=DE_Autoteile&fits=Platform%3AE34&hash=item58980dcd05#ht_1143wt_1330 English translations: http://www.microsofttranslator.com/BV.aspx?ref=IE8Activity&a=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.de%2Fitm%2FKabelbaum-Kabelsatz-Reparatursatz-Kofferraum-Heckklappe-links-%2F380602233686%3Fpt%3DDE_Autoteile%26fits%3DPlatform%253AE34%26hash%3Ditem589da93356%23ht_1143wt_1330 http://www.microsofttranslator.com/BV.aspx?ref=IE8Activity&a=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.de%2Fitm%2FKabelbaum-Kabelsatz-Reparatursatz-Kofferraum-Heckklappe-rechts-%2F380508163333%3Fpt%3DDE_Autoteile%26fits%3DPlatform%253AE34%26hash%3Ditem58980dcd05%23ht_1143wt_1330 Descriptions even include the number of wires!