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stuclark last won the day on October 11 2012

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About stuclark

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  • Birthday 10/20/1975

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    London, UK


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    e39 530i Sport, Range Rover CSK & Abarth 124 Spider

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  1. stuclark

    Rear footwell body plug

    The body shell is pretty good, just very slight rust around the holes which has been treated and now rubbed back to good metal (and then treated again to make sure) before painting it. Definitely good enough to form a decent deal with any new plug
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    Rear footwell body plug

    Does anyone know the part number for the two body coloured plugs which are in the rear footwell? One of mine is fairly well rusted and won't stay in place. Neither me looking at RealOEM or my local stealers can work out exactly what it is as there's a million plugs listed. Hole diameter is 35mm and the overall plug diameter is just under 50mm
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    Retrofitting OE xenons to halogen lenses

    What are they like inside? I can cope with doing a bit of polishing as long as the damage is only on the outside (and do the adjusters work?) Do you mean this sucker (and it's mate) from ECP? https://www.eurocarparts.com/p/hella-headlamp-471111030
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    Retrofitting OE xenons to halogen lenses

    @Duncan-uk - I need to replace the OE Xenon lights in my 2002 car as I appear to have scratches / discolouration *inside* the lights, which won't pass the MOT; and I don't fancy paying over £800 / side. Could you please point me in the direction of the Hella Halogen units you purchased so I can try the same as you? @anyone else - is there any other option for replacing OE Xenons (as originally fitted to the car) with some other UK legal Xenon lights, but at less than £1600 cost?
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    Speed bumps damage

    My 530 sport scrapes on every speed bump going as well. For me it's the under tray which sits ever so slightly lower than it should as two of the fixing "screws" physically won't do up (its impossible to push the tray up high enough where their fixing tabs are) Sent from my SM-N976B using Tapatalk
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    Odd issues after LCM swap

    Its working perfectly now; many thanks
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    Odd issues after LCM swap

    Fabulous, many thanks :)
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    Odd issues after LCM swap

    ...and that "pulls" the LCM coding from "the car" and puts it on the LCM? Don't I need to update my daten files or something (I've been reading lots of other posts that don't make a lot of sense)? I'll give this a go tonight and report back...
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    Odd issues after LCM swap

    No, there's no tamper dot showing; that side of it is fine. I'm not very clued up on ncs - is there a cheats guide anywhere?
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    Odd issues after LCM swap

    Firstly, hello everyone after a long time away! I recently had the good-old main beams sticking on / turning on randomly when the car was turned off issue on my 530i, so after checking the stallk wasn't at fault, I decided it was time to swap the LCM. I bought an "LCM IV W/ AUTO.LWR" from fleabay to swap with the LCM III-B that was in the car. I also have PA-Soft so plugged that in to get a screenshot of the original LCM's VIN & milage settings. I then fitted the LCM IV and went into PA-Soft to change the VIN & milage to match my car. Surprisingly I found that PA-Soft was already listing the correct VIN & the same milage as my previous LCM (which odly is 8KM different to the "chassis" milage). PA-Soft was definitely reading the new LCM as it required a different "coding algorithm" (which it picked up correctly) to the original LCM. I manually set the VIN and milage anyway just in case... Since then, I've had the following faults on the car which I can't resolve (none of these existed with the original LCM): "Tail Lights" fail the cold and hot test and show as faulty even when turned on. They are both working fine. I can only stop the OBC message coming up by turning it off in PA-Soft. "Self.level Susp. Inoperative" shows up on the OBC on starting the car. The car detects a fault of the self leveling sensot not working. I can turn the OBC message off, which then stops the LCM detecting the "fault" The dial to adjust the cluster brightness no longer works and the cluster is set at max. The LCM lists a fault (presumably for this), but it is not obvious what the fault relates to - I only found the dial was inactive when trying to adjust it. The car has had the battery disconnected (and actually allowed to go flat) both before and after the LCM swap. On jumping the car from dead with the original LCM, NO FAULTS at all occurred (even the bleedin' main beams behaved, but that fault had always been intermittent). On donig the same after the LCM faults, the 3 listed above come back every time. Is this a faulty replacement LCM; am I not coding it correctly (I've looked at everything that makes sense to me and it is all "correct"); or is this something else?
  11. stuclark

    mirror glass for 1998 523i se bmw ?

    I found a pair on fleabay a few months ago. They weren't cheap though, but I figured that as I was replacing my mirrors with power-fold ones, I might as well go the whole hog and have photochromatic ones as well (had to replace the entire passenger door wiring loom to get the photochromatic connector in that side though... that was quite a mission)
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    Aero blades

    I recently got a set of the "FLAT AERO WIPER BLADES HQ" (the second link) - they fit perfectly and work just as well.
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    Jaguar XJ8 3.2L Petrol V8 Sport (1998)

    I'd love one of those
  14. I have a v13 module (the latest that will fit an e39) and it works perfectly on all 3 Android phones I've tried it with (that covers 3 generations of Android too)
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    power fold mirror

    I have one from an e39. I think it was a bit slow at times, but tbh I can't the how bad it was. I'll give it a quick test if you're interested Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk