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    BMW E39 540i in Titan Silver

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  1. timbolina

    # plate light

    I would take the light out & maybe the trim panel and check inside the boot lid and see if the original number plate light is still connected inside as lots of people used to do that to prevent the fault being displayed, due to the low resistance of the led. It may be that bulb that has failed. Even when new, the led is not very bright, I managed to separate mine when it failed and removed the old led and soldered a couple of led's from an offcut of under cabinet kitchen lighting in its place,
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Took the 540 in for mot today and it flew through with no advisorys, Happy days, mind you, I've only done 508 miles in the last year.
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    Price please

    Received yesterday, thanks
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    Price please

    Payment sent
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    Price please

    Hello, price please for one of these delivered to UK ,64318379620
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    E39 pollen filter to bulkhead tube

    As per the title, I am looking for an offside pollen filter to bulkhead tube/ duct, part number 64318379620, Cheers Tim
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    What are these wires for?

    Thanks for the answers, makes sense now, cheers
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    What are these wires for?

    Was doing the vapour seal on the off side rear door today and noticed these wires going up into the door window frame. Any ideas what they are for? Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
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    More E39 stuff, cupholders etc.

    Front or rear cupholders?
  10. timbolina

    The E39 First World Problems thread

    Keith, Something like this, you may need coaxial converters as well, https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Frequency-Import-Converter-Antenna-Radio-FM-Band-Expander-for-Japanese-Car-UK/323410422157?epid=24022843224&hash=item4b4cc3698d:g:KBUAAOSwGK9bfqHM
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    The E39 First World Problems thread

    My radio frequency only goes up to 88mhz. You can get a waveband extender from eBay for less than a tenner as a stopgap, had one on mine before I replaced the Japanese unit with a BM54
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    Windscreen trim replacement

    Easy to do, the hardest part is getting the old one out. I found the cheapest place was Cotswold on here, £28 delivered iirc
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    Remote Central Locking Intermittent / Failed

    Jap spec e39's use infra red transmitters as against European ultrasonic unit s, try pointing the key at different parts of the interior, including the interior mirror
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    Some Tasks From The Last Week Or So....

    I spotted it on Facebook as well, did they replace the guide's at the same time? Doesn't look like a cheap job to do
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    E39 jacking points question

    Personally, if I was considering buying a car with the prospect of a700 mile journey,it would have to be something special. There must be loads of tourings for sale down south where they don't salt the roads as much