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    1980 E26, 1993 E34 M5 Touring, 2003 E39 M5, 2013 F06 M6 Gran Coupe

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  1. RichardP

    KCA-420i wake-up mod

    So the mod you have is definitely the single wire mod and NOT the mod with the small CPU? The behaviour you describe is what I would expect from the CPU mod. I’d still like to see a picture of your board, I might see something that you do not think important.
  2. RichardP

    KCA-420i wake-up mod

    If all is working as it should then the mod will wake up the iPod. Could you post a picture of the mod.
  3. RichardP

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Oh, the bit about the ground lines sort of makes sense, there are 4 brown wires, plus other brown wires with stripes. I matched them up exactly just in case, but I suspected that a common wire would do.
  4. RichardP

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I looked at the ready made repair kits but two things put me off: - They don’t have provision for the reversing camera. - They use butt crimp connectors which I really don’t like. They are bulky and you can easily have a poor connection without realising. Not sure how well they age either. I’m sure it would be much quicker to do with the kit though.
  5. RichardP

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Finally got round to fixing the cracked insulation on the wires in the grommet to the boot lid. I knew they were cracked and had temporarily wrapped the bare wires in loom tape to prevent any shorts, but my reversing camera stopped working so I thought it was time to tackle the job properly. 5 wires in the main loom were visibly cracked and the cause of the reversing camera failure was that 4 of the 5 wires, excluding the coax for the video feed, were broken. This really is a crap design. The bend radius when the boot is shut is far too tight, failure is inevitable with the type of wire they have used. The OEM reversing camera wires are very thin, there would be relatively little time between the insulation cracking and copper core breaking. I decided that I might as well do all the wires and replace the section inside the grommet with silicone coated wire which is much more flexible and resistant to fatigue. I also thought it best to replace the boot grommet as I certainly don;t plan on taking all the wires out again!! The inside of the old grommet was coated in old loom tape glue, horrible stuff that seems to be almost impossible to remove. After stripping the wire from the boot lid and removing the grommet from the body, I cut all the wires at about the point they enter the grommet. As I didn't have 20 different coloured wires (why the hell do you need 20 wires going into the boot, including the 5 for the camera and 2 for the coax for the video feed?) only 4 colours, I labelled all the wires as I extended them with the silicone wire and finally soldered them to the original loom together with heat shrink tubing over the joint. Before threading the loom back into the boot I wired it all up to make sure it was working. Everything worked perfectly so I threaded it back into the boot. I had anticipated that fitting the grommet back into the body as it's double skinned would be quite hard, but actually it was pretty easy, inserting it up from the inside. The bit that took the time was preparing, soldering and insulating 40 joints in the wires, especially the 20 joints that had to be made in situ in the boot. As soldering wires together inside the confines of the boot is not easy I wrapped each joint in a small piece of loom tape just in case there was a small solder spike that could penetrate the heat shrink. The wires were then all bundled together with more loom tape and the boot trim re-assembled to finish the job, about 6 hours work in total. I do not want to have to do that again, and I've seen more than enough sticky black loom tape glue for the foreseeable future thanks.
  6. Could you give a price for part number 61 13 8 366 627 please.
  7. RichardP

    E39 M5 Individual - a One of a Kind?!

    CB37525 is the other Sepia car, not as well spec'd, black interior. Data for vehicle identification number: WBSDE92080CB37525 Model description: M5 Market: Europa Type: DE92 E-Code: E39 Chassis: Limousine Steering: rechts Doors: 4 Engine: S62 - 5,00l (294kW) Drive: Heckantrieb Transmission: manuell Body Color: Sonderlackierung (490) Upholstery: Walk Nappa/schwarz (M1SW) Production date: 28.10.2002 Assembled in: Dingolfing Code Serienausstattung Standard Equipment S210A Dynamische-Stabilitäts-Control Dynamic stability control S216A Servolenkung-Servotronic HYDRO STEERING-SERVOTRONIC S249A Multifunktion für Lenkrad Multifunction f steering wheel S302A Alarmanlage Alarm system S423A Fussmatten Velours Floor mats, velours S430A Innen-/Aussensp. mit Abblendautomatik Interior/outside mirror with auto dip S459A Sitzverstellung elektrisch mit Memory Seat adjuster, electric, with memory S473A Armlehne vorne Armrest front S488A Lordosenstütze Fahrer u. Beifahrer Lumbar support, driver and passenger S494A Sitzheizung Fahrer/Beifahrer Seat heating driver/passenger S500A Scheinw.Rein.Anl./Intensivreinig. Headlight wipe/wash/Intensive cleaning S520A Nebelscheinwerfer Fog lights S522A Xenon-Licht Xenon Light S534A Klimaautomatik Automatic air conditioning S555A Bordcomputer V mit Fernbedienung On-board computer V with remote control S661A Radio BMW Business (C43) Radio BMW Business (C43) S710A M Lederlenkrad M leather steering wheel S785A Blinkleuchten weiss White direction indicator lights S853A Sprachversion englisch Language version English Code Sonderausstattung Optional Equipment S261A Seitenairbag für Fondpassagiere Side airbags for rear passengers S265A Reifen Druck Control (RDC) Tyre pressure control (TPC) S320A Entfall Modellschriftzug Deleted, model lettering S326A Entfall Heckspoiler Deleted, rear spoiler S358A Klimakomfort-Frontscheibe Climate comfort windscreen S401A Schiebehebedach elektrisch Lift-up-and-slide-back sunroof, electric S428A Warndreieck und Verbandstasche Warning triangle and first aid kit S438A Edelholzausführung Fine wood trim S441A Raucherpaket Smoker package S470A Isofix-System Isofix-System S508A Park Distance Control (PDC) Park Distance Control (PDC) S521A Regensensor Rain sensor S672A CD-Wechsler 6-fach CD changer for 6 CDs S676A HiFi Lautsprechersystem HiFi speaker system S778A Einstiegsleisten "BMW Individual" Entrance strips "BMW Individual" L812A Länderausführung England / Irland NATIONAL VERSION GREAT BRITAIN S850A Zusätzl. Tankfüllung Export Additional Export tank filling S863A Händlerverzeichnis Europa Retailer Directory Europe S877A Entfall Überkreuzbedienung Delete cross-pattern operation S880A Bordliteratur englisch On-board vehicle literature English Code Information S694A Vorbereitung BMW 6 CD Wechsler Provisions for BMW 6 CD changer S776A Dachhimmel Alcantara anthrazit Headliner in Alcantara anthracite Individualausstattung ---- Steuerung Individual Hinweisschild BMW Individual 0490 Lackierung Sonderlackierung "sepia-metallic", wie Schl. Nr.: 474
  8. RichardP

    E39 M5 Individual - a One of a Kind?!

    I had the photos already, but I think they are still on Twitter or some such. It's possible it may have got a new registration number, you can get it's MOT history to December 2015 but if you try and find it's current status it's not known.
  9. RichardP

    E39 M5 Individual - a One of a Kind?!

    Pretty sure that is CB37313, but this car seems to have a phone which is not on the build sheet, it could have been retrofitted. It also seems to have 'Natural Poplar' trim which is not on the build sheet either. Other wise it's a match : Sepia, Champagne with black carpet, Glass sun roof, Individual sunshade glazing, Nav with TV, Alcantara headlining, Climate Comfort windscreen, Individual entrance strips. Data for vehicle identification number: WBSDE92040CB37313 Model description: M5 Market: Europa Type: DE92 E-Code: E39 Chassis: Limousine Steering: rechts Doors: 4 Engine: S62 - 5,00l (294kW) Drive: Heckantrieb Transmission: manuell Body Color: Sonderlackierung (490) Upholstery: Sonderpolsterung (Z1XX) Production date: 14.02.2002 Assembled in: Dingolfing Code Serienausstattung Standard Equipment S210A Dynamische-Stabilitäts-Control Dynamic stability control S216A Servolenkung-Servotronic HYDRO STEERING-SERVOTRONIC S249A Multifunktion für Lenkrad Multifunction f steering wheel S302A Alarmanlage Alarm system S423A Fussmatten Velours Floor mats, velours S430A Innen-/Aussensp. mit Abblendautomatik Interior/outside mirror with auto dip S459A Sitzverstellung elektrisch mit Memory Seat adjuster, electric, with memory S488A Lordosenstütze Fahrer u. Beifahrer Lumbar support, driver and passenger S494A Sitzheizung Fahrer/Beifahrer Seat heating driver/passenger S500A Scheinw.Rein.Anl./Intensivreinig. Headlight wipe/wash/Intensive cleaning S520A Nebelscheinwerfer Fog lights S522A Xenon-Licht Xenon Light S534A Klimaautomatik Automatic air conditioning S555A Bordcomputer V mit Fernbedienung On-board computer V with remote control S710A M Lederlenkrad M leather steering wheel S785A Blinkleuchten weiss White direction indicator lights S853A Sprachversion englisch Language version English Code Sonderausstattung Optional Equipment S261A Seitenairbag für Fondpassagiere Side airbags for rear passengers S265A Reifen Druck Control (RDC) Tyre pressure control (TPC) S358A Klimakomfort-Frontscheibe Climate comfort windscreen S403A Glasdach elektrisch Glass roof, electrical S428A Warndreieck und Verbandstasche Warning triangle and first aid kit S441A Raucherpaket Smoker package S470A Isofix-System Isofix-System S508A Park Distance Control (PDC) Park Distance Control (PDC) S521A Regensensor Rain sensor S609A Navigationssystem Professional Navigation system Professional S620A Spracheingabe Voice control S632A Vorbereitung BMW Handy (Motorola) Preparation BMW Handy (Motorola) S672A CD-Wechsler 6-fach CD changer for 6 CDs S752A Individual Audiosystem Individual audio system S761A Individual Sonnenschutzverglasung Individual sunshade glazing S776A Dachhimmel Alcantara anthrazit Headliner in Alcantara anthracite S778A Einstiegsleisten "BMW Individual" Entrance strips "BMW Individual" L812A Länderausführung England / Irland NATIONAL VERSION GREAT BRITAIN S850A Zusätzl. Tankfüllung Export Additional Export tank filling S863A Händlerverzeichnis Europa Retailer Directory Europe S877A Entfall Überkreuzbedienung Delete cross-pattern operation S880A Bordliteratur englisch On-board vehicle literature English Code Information S473A Armlehne vorne Armrest front S602A Bordmonitor mit TV On-board monitor with TV S694A Vorbereitung BMW 6 CD Wechsler Provisions for BMW 6 CD changer Individualausstattung ---- Steuerung Individual Hinweisschild BMW Individual 0490 Lackierung Sonderlackierung "sepia-metallic", wie Schl. Nr.: 474 Z1XX Polster Innenausstattung Volleder M5 in Walknappa champagner (Nr. 2 237 193) Naehfaden in champagner (Nr. 2 237 191), Farb-Nr. 0671 Z Steppzwirn champagner (Nr. 2 237 192), Farb-Nr. 0671 Z Sitzblenden in schwarz Nahtbild der Sitze vorne und hinten analog O6/O5 Restliche Innenausstattung wie bei Leder Volleder Nappa Point schwarz (06SW)
  10. Yes, just click the link in the first post of this thread.
  11. RichardP

    540i touring. "The Improvening!"

    I don't know if you've found out what those are yet, but my guess is that they are the pins that are used to hold the interior grab handles to the head lining before you bolt them to the roof. They seem to be totally superfluous to me, and you can't fit them if you put up the head liner first and then attach the handles. There should be two on each handle, so 8 in all.
  12. RichardP

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Windscreen washer pump or hoses? Pretty sure mine were plastic rivets.
  13. As above. Without the mod the KCA-420i will not supply any power to the dock connector until it gets a response from the 'iPod'. With no power you can't get a response from the Airdual or an iPod with a flat battery, so it's deadlock.
  14. RichardP

    KCA-420i wake-up mod

    What type of iPod are you using? Drilling the via is a safety measure, it may not be required and was just included to be very safe. Multi core wire on the size of components is far more likely to cause problems, it is more likely to cause an unintended short and more likely to wick solder to parts you don’t intend. Have you tried removing it and examining the solder points for excess solder?
  15. RichardP

    Sound not working e53

    You need an SMB female - SMB female cable, something like this https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1x-SMB-Female-to-SMB-Female-Right-Angle-90-RF-Pigtail-Jumper-RG316-Cable-20cm-U3/193403153584 You may need longer than 20cm depending where you want to put stuff.
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