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    E39 facelift front sport bumper.

    As per title. S Manchester can collect.
  2. Probably need to switch something off but ATM on the new (to me) e39 the radio turns itself off after 25mins or so. Will come back on straightway if the on/off vol. knob is turned. Will have to read the full drivers manual over the next couple of days. e34 were never this difficult!
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    Radio switches off every 25-30 mins

    Great, thanks for the info. My initial thoughts too were the ignition switch, so I replaced it with an OE new one. Can you help with what the (30) in pin 15 and (R) in pin 16 means? I assume that pin 15 is the main feed and pin 16 the acc feed? Still I will get the AVO out and do some more investigation.
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    Radio switches off every 25-30 mins

    I wonder if anyone has a pin wiring diagram of the flat pin socket for the radio. I could then do a bit more investigation work to see whether it’s the head unit or the car that is at fault.
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    Radio switches off every 25-30 mins

    New ignition switch fitted, to try and isolate the fault. No success. Wiring into the unit looks fine with no sign of being molested.
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    Radio switches off every 25-30 mins

    the TP function is off
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    Radio switches off every 25-30 mins

    Thanks for the input, I has considered thermal runaway but the unit switched back on immediately. I would be quite happy to go aftermarket except the unit is a very strange shape and AFAIK there is no plug and play option to fit straight in.
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    Radio switches off every 25-30 mins

    It’s a 52 plate so the later not round pin
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    Radio switches off every 25-30 mins

    Possibly but with two different head units?
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    Radio switches off every 25-30 mins

    Problem still happening, approx 20 mins the radio switches itself off. So far have tried new headunit, new ignition switch. Logically it’s a power supply problem, as the power seems to cut off as if the car was going to sleep, so are there two feeds to the HU? One from the ignition and one from the CCU Perhaps I hate electrical problems
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    E39 drivers( RHS) wiper arm

    As per title I need a e39 drivers wiper arm complete but without the wiper blade.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    88000 its a 53 plate 525 touring. I am a believer in the "if it aint busted dont fix it" school. BMW say filled for life. I assume they and ZF know what they are talking about but it begs the question what do they mean by Life? Years, miles or a combination? Wiser heads than mine say change it to prolong the Life of the GB which also seems reasonable. As this one is a keeper it is a good idea to prolong the life so it was an easy decision. Trouble is there are so many GB "experts" in the trade that choosing the right place for the work is not easy. Fortunately the forum has come up with a couple of recommendations. Time will tell.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Got the gearbox fluid and filter changed. The stuff that came out was not nice! “Sealed for life” Mmmmm I don’t think so.
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    E34 525i SE

    For that sort of money I would expect aircon and leather.
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    e34 light part numbers

    Just having a look through the old e34 stuff I have and looking for some info. I have two different lengths of light adjusting knobs I think the long ones are 63121388027 the one without handle 63121378368 but I can find no ref to the ones with the short handles. Anyone help please
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    WANTED E39 TOURING

    Actually I meant the OP. But thanks for the info!
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    WANTED E39 TOURING

    Good idea to state a location.
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    E39 5HP19 transmission faults

    Dartford transmissions have a good reputation,
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    What's missing from my toolkit?

    Probably got a couple of each of the items. PM me if you need some!
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    Mirror Actuator pre facelift vs facelift

    Here you go
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    Mirror Actuator pre facelift vs facelift

    Yes they are different part numbers.
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    Royal Steering Wheels

    They have done two for me. Very pleased with the results!
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    Am I being fleeced

    Sounds ok to me.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Replaced the missing aero aids in front of the rear wheels. A bit of OCD cleaning too.
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    Rear Anti roll bar drop links.

    Managed to source a 16mm 1/4 drive socket (Snap on TMM16 if anybody is intrested) Will try on the other side.
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