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Everything posted by jimboe39

  1. 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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    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.
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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
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    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.
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    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
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    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.
  10. Hi all, after 4 years in a S Max ferrying round the grand kids I,m back amongst the fold. Just got a E39 530i Sport in Mora Metallic with 67k on her.Picked her up in Windsor and drove her back to Cornwall. Did not put the radio on for the first 4 hours , just listened to the engine going down the motorway. I will put some pictures up of her as soon as I have uploaded them to my pc. Good to be back, Regards, Jim bmw 530i e39 sport _ eBay.html
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    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.
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    Back in a Beemer Whooohoooo

    wow, I live about 1/2 mile away from the tanks , small world.
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    Back in a Beemer Whooohoooo

    By all means lol
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    Back in a Beemer Whooohoooo

    Bet that looked nice
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    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
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    Back in a Beemer Whooohoooo

    Thanks bud, not seen many in this colour.
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    E28 M5 spotted in Munich legends

    What a great looking E28.
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    Car Battery on its way out?

    Got the biggest Varta one that would fit in the hole for mine. My lad said it looks like a battery off a boat !! Had no problems since fitting it. ( I was getting the trans fail thing )
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    A prickly issue but is it the hedgehog?

    What makes you think it has anything to do with the hedgehog? I thought it only controlled the fan speed??<br />Battery knackered imho, or maybe alternator, or both. I had to renew them both on mine.<br />Have you had a "Trans Fail" warning? This is normally accociated with a very tired battery.<br /><br />Cheer,
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    The E39 gearbox issues poll..

    90k on the clock and no issues. Touch wood! Oil has not been changed yet but will probably get it done at 100k to ward off evil spirits.
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    New interior trim

    I like it, where did you get it from and much if you don't mind me asking//
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    What ' Don't' you like about your E39

    Had mine 8 years now, only thing i don't like is the wiper arms rusting. Had most of the typical things done, hedgehog, alternator and the rust spot under the boot lid. My last four cars were a E28 520, E28 525E, E30 325 and a E39 535 SE. My 530 sport is the best car I have owned.
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    estroil blue 530i info needed.

    Too many unknowns for me. Better than this out there. Like the colour though.<br />(Why do people put M5 badges these cars FFS?)
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    Fitted Cree 10W LED markers

    Not very impressed with the quality, Not easy to fit, plugs are very tight and lots of wire/ballast hanging. Brightness is very good thought. Got them from expresstrade4u off eBay for £22. They were auctioning them at the time. Will keep you posted on there performance.