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About Calypso-E34

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    Modern Classic Cars
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    Financial Controller, Company Secretary, Company Director.


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    F10 525d SE Auto ; E34 520i SE Auto

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  1. Calypso-E34

    Today we remember Donut

    Three years past now. Hard to believe. RIP big fella.
  2. Calypso-E34

    Wood auto gear shift lever SOLD

    Item is now sold.
  3. I bought this for my E34 which I sold a while ago, so time to pass it on. These units were used in BMW, Rover, MG and Land Rover cars, but are interchangeable. If you want one for your BMW to match the dash illumination, you need a BMW or a Rover one. This is a Rover unit. Rover emblem has been removed and replaced with an Alpina logo - easily removeable if you don’t like it. Screw covers intact, code present. Going on ebay soon so if you want it at this price - now is the time! £130 posted - PayPal F&F or bank transfer.
  4. Fully working unit made by Philips, complete with original radio code card. Missing it’s screw covers which can be got elsewhere, or use black tape. Heading for ebay soon, first shout here. SOLD.
  5. Calypso-E34

    Wood auto gear shift lever SOLD

    These are rare as hen’s teeth, as any of you who have searched for one will know. This is a brand new, boxed aftermarket part, and it looks fantastic. Great for anyone looking for that OEM look. It will sell on eBay in a flash, but first shout to you chaps. SOLD
  6. As I have sold my E34, I have decided to let this system go to a good home. These systems were fitted to these cars when new, so 100% right for your car. I’m offering a Sony XR- C5100R radio cassette head unit with a Sony 10 disc CDX605 CD changer. The head unit unit comes complete with its steering wheel remote control unit, radio cage, removal keys and instructions. Unit face can be removed and stored in the case provided. CD changer unit comes complete with mounting brackets and screws. Lead wise, I am providing a brand new set of leads for the connection between the head unit and the CD changer, AND an interface lead to connect the head unit to your BMW E34/32/36 wiring loom - so its plug and play. SOLD
  7. Calypso-E34

    G30 petrol or diesel

    I would say that whether you go for petrol or diesel, if it's your own car I would be looking for a 6 cylinder car. If you want petrol, the 540i is a turbocharged 3 litre six, and while you wont see anything like the economy of the smaller engines, it'll be nicer to drive than a four. Same goes for the diesels. From what I read, sixes are less likely to lunch themselves.
  8. Calypso-E34

    Wheeler Dealers Series 16

    Volvo 850 T5R........ Yes. Just yes.
  9. Calypso-E34

    e32 750iL Calypso Red

    Ok - I looked out these parts. According to RealOEM, this control unit was the one fitted to your car back in the day - some pics below to illustrate. The remote fob that has been glued to a leather key ring is a match for the control unit, similar to the one which in your car is probably mounted under the rear seat. It works. The other two fobs are also fully functional, but do not match the unit. They could either be used to reshell the good one, or reprogrammed to work with the unit. There is a guide on how to do this somewhere on this forum - and you can do it yourself if you’re handy with a soldering iron. Drop me a pm if this interests you.
  10. Calypso-E34

    e32 750iL Calypso Red

    Also - the siren unit will probably be similar to the one you can just about see in this pic, behind the air filter housing :
  11. Calypso-E34

    e32 750iL Calypso Red

    The small key in the pics below is the one used to deactivate the alarm siren in my last E34, which was a 1994 car. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you won't be able to get a replacement remote fob from BMW for that system now. You might be able to pick up a fob like that, but it would need to be coded to your car, and without a fob to copy, that would be impossible. I MIGHT have a solution for you though. I THINK I have a control unit somewhere for one of these systems, together with a working fob - should be a straightforward plug and play replacement for yours. If you would like me to hunt around and see, let me know.
  12. That's lovely. If you can do the deal, it would just be rude not to. Life's too short to deprive yourself mate!