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About jimboe39

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  • Birthday 08/29/1953

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    Beemers, Liverpool FC, beer, wife
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    Civil Service Aircraft Instructor


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    e39 530i sport

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  1. jimboe39

    Grom install using OEM microphone

    Had some instructions from Grom guys to increase the mic gain and all is now working great. Still going to see if I can connect up the oem mic though, just for my own amusement. If i get it working, I will post how.
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    Grom install using OEM microphone

    Thanks Dan, just pinged them over at Grom. Keep you posted.
  3. Hi all, installed the Grom BT3 kit recently and I am finding the microphone a bit low. I can hear the incoming calls as clear as a bell but they say I am a quiet. I have played with the phone and head unit volume,s to no avail. Looking for a solution. So searching the web, came across a thread on the M5 owners board where a guy made a lead up and connected into the OEM mic cables near the cd changer cables. (he had the mic in the overhead console,which I also have )He said it worked for him but I cannot get any outgoing sound using his method. My question is has anyone on here got the Grom hooked up to the eom mic and if so does it sound ok? Or anyone know how to increase the mic volume on the Grom or do I just get a better mic for it. (Grom install is very easy by the way, music streaming is great and controls up front and on the steering wheel work fine) Thanks for any info, Regards, Jim
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    E39 Sat Nav Help???

    Hi, make sure the face of the discs is spotless and I mean really clean. If they have even the slightest mark or scratch on them the dvd drive wont read them as they are very sensitive, just like the cd changer. If your sure the discs are clean and have no marks on them, try the battery disconnect / reconnect and it may reset the system ? Good luck.
  5. Hi all, can anyone tell me what theses connectors are called on the back of my widescreen sat nav head unit? ( I dont know my double din from a quadlock) Just want to know what to order for some bluetooth/music streaming kit. many thanks, in ignorance, jim
  6. jimboe39

    B pillar noise sorted at last

    Had a clunking noise coming from behind my head when going over uneven road.After much searching which involved me taking off the rear right and front right door cards to check for anything loose in there, the trim panels on the pillar a few times and adjusting the rear door latch turns out it was the driver door latch. Just loosened the two torx head screws, (do not remove them, there is a captive plate behind them) tapped the latch in about 2/3 mill, tightened up and bingo no more noise. Phew! So moral of the story, go for the door latches first, it may save a lot of faffing about. hope this helps somebody. cheers.
  7. jimboe39

    Front Screen Trim Replace

    Mine is all done now, straight forward job really, just need to careful taking out the top part with the metal insert in, used long nosed pliers, lifted the edge, twist forward and up and out she came. Used plenty of glass cleaner as a lubricant when putting back in. Regards, Jim
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    Front Screen Trim Replace

    thanks for that buddy, giving it a go this weekend.
  9. jimboe39

    Front Screen Trim Replace

    Hi all, want to change my front screen trim surround, checked out the prices online, best I got for an OEM part was £39.99 on the auction site, rang the main dealers ( Ocean BMW in Falmouth ) they do the part for £34.63 just have to collect it. Just goes to show the main dealers may be good value sometimes. Part number is 51 31 8 159 784. My car is an 02 530i Sport and I believe this part number will fit nearly all the E39,s except the ones with a non standard windscreen. cheers, Jim
  10. jimboe39

    Back in a Beemer Whooohoooo

    I was in the Royal Navy as an aircraft maintainer, now in the civil service (mod) teaching RN maintainers how to fix Merlin helicopters, love the job.
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    Back in a Beemer Whooohoooo

    thanks for the comments by the way, love the colour too.
  12. jimboe39

    Back in a Beemer Whooohoooo

    wow, I live about 1/2 mile away from the tanks , small world.
  13. jimboe39

    Back in a Beemer Whooohoooo

    By all means lol
  14. jimboe39

    Back in a Beemer Whooohoooo

    Bet that looked nice
  15. jimboe39

    Back in a Beemer Whooohoooo

    Yes champagne interior, it,s got "BMW Individual" door sill caps, don,t know what that means, the last one I had was fitted with "M" sill caps. got her for £4,449. Probably a bit too much????? Thanks for the comments. By the way, anyone had there pixels done? Is it better to send it off somewhere, if so any recommendations, many thanks, Regards, Jim