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    DerekJr. got a reaction from BarryM in E39 Headlamp Projector Alternatives   
    The left-hand beam was aimed slightly higher than the right beam. You can adjust the beam using the screws on the headlamp. I just didn't fine-tune it by the time this picture was taken. 
     
     
    Still working like the first day I fitted them. I've had no problems with it. The company brought out the next gen projector shortly after I fitted mine, with a more European slanted kick.
     
     
    It was fine during MOT and passed the 2019 and 2020 MOT with no issues regarding the headlamps. I bought a Y splitter so that my high beams still work when the dipped beam is off and I flash my lights.
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    DerekJr. got a reaction from Loadmaster in What did you do to your E39 today ?   
    Not today, but last Sunday: Fitted a replacement bootlid and reverse camera 
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    DerekJr. got a reaction from BarryM in What did you do to your E39 today ?   
    Retrofitted heated sports seats a few months back. While doing research, I found out that if you have heated or active seats, you'll only need two wires for a power rear sunshade (and the switch pack obviously). Bought a parcel shelf with the power rear sunshade but it had no fabric. Recovered the shelf in black suede, and retrofitted it to the car.  Now my switch pack is looking more populated compared to when I bought the car (ASC only vs Heated front seats, ASC, and now Rear Sunshade).
     
    Also, I bought one of those ModLight modules so that the angel eyes illuminate and the mirrors unfold/fold when I unlock/lock the car via the key fob, giving it that modern feeling. I've also activated flashing high beams when I press the lock button twice for no reason what so ever. I feel like activating the cornering lights but I'm on the fence at the moment. 
     
    Tomorrow, I will tackle replacing my boot lid and fitting a reverse camera that's built into the handle. Therefore, I still keep the boot handle function.   
     
     
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    DerekJr. got a reaction from BarryM in What did you do to your E39 today ?   
    Retrofitted heated sports seats a few months back. While doing research, I found out that if you have heated or active seats, you'll only need two wires for a power rear sunshade (and the switch pack obviously). Bought a parcel shelf with the power rear sunshade but it had no fabric. Recovered the shelf in black suede, and retrofitted it to the car.  Now my switch pack is looking more populated compared to when I bought the car (ASC only vs Heated front seats, ASC, and now Rear Sunshade).
     
    Also, I bought one of those ModLight modules so that the angel eyes illuminate and the mirrors unfold/fold when I unlock/lock the car via the key fob, giving it that modern feeling. I've also activated flashing high beams when I press the lock button twice for no reason what so ever. I feel like activating the cornering lights but I'm on the fence at the moment. 
     
    Tomorrow, I will tackle replacing my boot lid and fitting a reverse camera that's built into the handle. Therefore, I still keep the boot handle function.   
     
     
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    DerekJr. got a reaction from Piper in E39 set of Birch Anthracite trim £offers   
    Shouldn't be. Piper is a well-known member here. 
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    DerekJr. got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in What did you do to your E39 today ?   
    1) Finally got around to fitting my M5 style power-folding mirrors.
    2) While the door cards were out during doing the above, I replaced some of the plastic clips to eliminate some of the rattles I heard from the door going over bumps.
    2) Test fitted my AC Schnitzer 3 piece boot spoiler. Now I need to paint it before fitting it. 
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    DerekJr. got a reaction from chicaneuk in E39 Style 81 Alloys & Winter Tyres - £100!   
    Definitely a good deal. I sold my turbines a few years back for the same price, but these are bigger and look better! 
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    DerekJr. got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in Coronavirus/Covid19   
    I heard about a car that was pulled over for no tax or insurance. Turns out the driver just bought the car from a Facebook ad and were on their way home. The driver was fined for no tax/insurance and for breaking the lockdown rules. His buddy in the other car was fined for breaking the lockdown rules. I laughed when I saw that post. 
     
    I've noticed this evening that most takeaway shops, of which there are a lot in Portsmouth, are closed. The only places that are opened now are the supermarkets, convenience stores, fuel stations, and Dominos (delivery only).
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    DerekJr. got a reaction from killamike in PDC silent treatment   
    In the end, I bought used genuine sensors which fixed the fault. New non-genuine ones are crap from my experience above.
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    DerekJr. got a reaction from Andyrt200 in Are SE bumpers made from different plastic to Sport?   
    The sports bumpers that I fitted to my e39 definitely feels different from my SE bumpers. SE bumpers feel more durable and robust. 
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    DerekJr. got a reaction from Loadmaster in What did you do to your E39 today ?   
    Fitted some BC Coilovers over the weekend. I want to raise the rear a little which will be a job for the weekend. 
     
     
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    DerekJr. got a reaction from ih786 in 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. 
     
     
     
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    DerekJr. got a reaction from ih786 in 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. 
     
     
     
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    DerekJr. got a reaction from ih786 in 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. 
     
     
     
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    DerekJr. got a reaction from Loadmaster in What did you do to your E39 today ?   
    Decided to wash it 
     
     
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    DerekJr. got a reaction from Loadmaster in 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
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    DerekJr. got a reaction from sharkfan in 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.
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    DerekJr. got a reaction from Loadmaster in 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. 
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    DerekJr. got a reaction from Loadmaster in What differentiates a bus from a coach, or a coach from a bus?   
    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.
     

     

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    DerekJr. got a reaction from Loadmaster in What differentiates a bus from a coach, or a coach from a bus?   
    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.
     

     

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    DerekJr. got a reaction from Marc_86 in What did you do to your E39 today ?   
    Twin exit exhaust installed on Wednesday 
     
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    DerekJr. got a reaction from Marc_86 in What did you do to your E39 today ?   
    Twin exit exhaust installed on Wednesday 
     
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    DerekJr. got a reaction from Marc_86 in What did you do to your E39 today ?   
    Twin exit exhaust installed on Wednesday 
     
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    DerekJr. got a reaction from BeemerFan in What did you do to your E39 today ?   
    Successfully installed SMG Flappy do dahs. Transforms the car, more enjoyable. Steering wheels needs a refresh from Royal Steering Wheels though. 
     
     
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