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DerekJr. last won the day on January 30 2017

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About DerekJr.

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  • Birthday 02/09/1992

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    Portsmouth, England


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    e39 523i

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  1. DerekJr.

    Question for those with Champagne Interiors...

    Beware that most of us here are based in the UK, a RHD country. So things like front door cards, dash, dash trims, centre console, and front seats will be mirrored and not fit LHD cars.
  2. DerekJr.

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Heated seats retrofitted and working. It took 6 hrs from start to finish thanks to this forum I love the fact that the sport heated seats have additional heating in the side and bottom bolsters, as well as in the pull out thigh support.
  3. DerekJr.

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Decided to wash it
  4. DerekJr.

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Sorted the wiring from a donor car for the heated sports seats. Hopefully, I'll be able to install them before the winter is up. The good thing is once I've successfully retrofitted the heated seats, I'll only need two wires to make a rear electric sunshade to work. So that will be another retrofit on the cards for the near future. The BC coil-overs were delivered two days ago. I might as well replace the thrust arms while that's being done. That's a job for around New Years week.
  5. DerekJr.

    What a disaster...

    I think it's white but it was painted/vinyl'd sky blue when they fitted that M3/M4 front end. The car is as shockingly bad as the advert itself.
  6. DerekJr.

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Swapped out my standard black leather SE seats for some black leather Sports heated seats. Found an old £1, 20p, and 5p coin under one of the seat rails. The job took about 3hrs from start to finish - bare in mind it was my first time removing seats. I just got to get the wiring for the heat part to work. Did heated seats come with extra wiring not relating to the heated part from factory? I see two small separate plugs/connections tucked under the seat not attached to the main harness/yellow plug. Could it be for lumbar support or something?
  7. DerekJr.

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    The 1999 BMW 5 series brochure turned up. Now I know what it feels like when people were buying a brand new e39 back in 1999. I do love the pull out pages lol. I didn't know there were two different fabric seats offered. There are a few colors I haven't seen before, too. Exterior Paint: 1) Royal Red 390 2) Dark Blue 263 (non-metallic) Upholstery: 1) Marine Blue 2) Biarritz Blue 3) Sienna Red 4) Light Yellow
  8. DerekJr.

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Found it in an E39 that's being scraped so I have no idea on make or model. All I know is that the horn is silver/chrome and feels like metal (opposed to plastic). It is louder than a car horn and it comes with a compressor I still have to fit it yet...I'm thinking somewhere in the engine bay or behind the bumper, roughly where the OEM horn sit.
  9. DerekJr.

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Ordered some BC Coilovers and a 1999 BMW 5 series brochure
  10. DerekJr.

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Bought a truck horn for the e39. Ordered some sports black leather heated front seats to be picked up this weekend.
  11. DerekJr.

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Thanks! They are @MStyle double slant grilles (similar to new M grilles). However, I'm thinking of installing some facelift OEM grille but not sure yet.
  12. DerekJr.

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Yeah, they are a direct fit plug and play. I changed my window switch to the one that has the little fold button, and I changed the passenger side module that allows the mirrors to fold. I bought them from a friend while I'm waiting for the M5 ones to arrive that I've ordered from MStyle. But the company that makes the mirrors is Salberk, based in Germany. They are similar to M5 ones but more pointy (like E60 M5 ones or newer BMW M cars). I think they have an eBay shop. If you type 'Salberk E39' on Google, it should come up
  13. DerekJr.

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Retrofitted fitted some Salberk power-folding mirrors. I need to paint them though.
  14. I grew up in South Africa and they don't differentiate between bus and coach. They just call it a bus whether it's a commuter bus or long-distance coach. The well-known top tier coaches (Greyhound, Intercape, and Translux) down there tend to be mostly double-deckers towing a luggage trailer (although single deckers do exist), have reclining seats with seat belts, curtains, A/C vents above the seats, hot drinks served by the on-board cabin crew, multiple TVs for watching a movie, and onboard toilet facilities. Coach probably comes from the word 'stagecoach' used for transporting paying passengers and their goods between cities during the horse-drawn era. These journeys would be long enough to have a need to change horses during the journey.