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  1. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    You get me wrong. I still think the headlights are very good, but they’re not as bright as other xenon headlights I’ve run. So my guess is re their design
  2. Ah Pantri Trading... One of the biggest piss-take sellers on eBay when it comes to prices. Yet they still manage to sell stuff
  3. d_a_n1979

    HID dim beam aim too low

    Bugger... Want me 11lb sledgehammer?
  4. d_a_n1979

    HID dim beam aim too low

    This is why I bought new
  5. d_a_n1979

    HID dim beam aim too low

    This; just waggle the main beam bulb holder part as they're connected
  6. d_a_n1979

    HID dim beam aim too low

    There's zero reason why OEM Hella headlights with the xenons retrofitted would fail an MOT as the're OEM and not aftermarket HID My usual MOT station is very good, but they're painfully thorough and they've never failed my E39s with the xenons fitted @Dbcrd - haven't been able to find the Hella xenons anywhere you got yours at their price; they've all sky rocketed again
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    HID dim beam aim too low

    It could be worth checking the level sensors pal; there are 2/3 of them and they can get gummed up Mine were like that when I first got the car; cleaned them thoroughly with WD40 and freed them up and then sprayed them with lithium grease (once all the WD was dried off) and they\ve been fine since If I get a chance to be under the car when it's on ramps, I check them again as they're ripe for getting cacked up due to their locations Re adjusters; I've no idea sorry. I know folk have used the ones off eBay, unsure if they;re plastic or metal though. I haven't the patience nor skills to replace them, so fitting all new headlights was the best plan for me However, to see if they have gone; open the bonnet and wiggle the headlight bulb holders where the plugs connect; if there's a lot of free movement, it's the adjusters; if they're still taut, it could be something to do with the sensors maybe?
  8. d_a_n1979

    HID dim beam aim too low

    Sounds like the adjusters have failed pal This was exactly what happened to the OEM xenons on my current touring when I first bought it You can either get the replacements and try and fix them yourself; or swap the headlights out for known fully working ones (if you can find them), or buy brand new ones to replace them at a hefty cost unfortunately (which is what I did albeit bought OEM Hella halogen headlights and retrofitted the D2S xenon/ballasts to them); due to not being able to find OEM Hella xenon headlights for less than £1400 for the pair
  9. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Yeah; think overall their design is the issue. The headlights on my previous 730D were amazing. However, when I got my current touring and fitted the headlights, I ran standard Osram Nightbreaker H7s and they actually felt much brighter than the D2S 6000k xenons. I may swap them over and see if there is a marked difference; I doubt it though Re the Osram prices; yeah, they're steep, but also paying for their name too!
  10. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Aye; for £24 they're worth buying and in 2 sets, always good to have spares These are the Osram ones I've got: https://www.amazon.co.uk/XENARC-BREAKER-brightness-discharge-66240XNL-HCB/dp/B07FYTN7VF/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=osram+d2s&qid=1575619957&s=automotive&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&sr=1-4 Ignore the poor feedback; it's generally idiots that leave bad feedback because they've bought the wrong bulbs or, they've unfortunately had a failed bulb but not used their brain and sent them back to have them replaced These are supposed to be good too: https://www.amazon.co.uk/XENARC-INTENSE-discharge-66240CBI-HCB-Duobox/dp/B0068M1DRS/ref=pd_sbs_263_2/257-5629644-1722147?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B0068M1DRS&pd_rd_r=d21bb70a-8db2-4f64-920e-f9b05d7938d7&pd_rd_w=KXU6y&pd_rd_wg=38PFx&pf_rd_p=f4a31d1d-8f61-48f5-b6f4-a22ba06df575&pf_rd_r=HDCCYWX7ZZKHAZFD4TV8&refRID=HDCCYWX7ZZKHAZFD4TV8&th=1 Bloody pricey though!
  11. d_a_n1979

    Alexa vs Google Home

    Which one?
  12. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Which bulbs did you go for. I've ordered the 8000k ones, just interested to see how they look. Also have the Osram Xenarc ones in the garage that I've not touched...
  13. d_a_n1979

    Remote central locking not working

    Shhh... Don't make that public knowledge
  14. d_a_n1979

    Remote central locking not working

    Yeah but we've crap IR remotes pal Mine work fine when I'm right up to the car
  15. d_a_n1979

    If the E39 hadn't been invented

    Looks wise, I think the E39 has the touring fairly well done: I agree though; the Ovlov 850 T5R or V70 R 'flying wardrobes' got their looks very right; proper boxy, which suits the car to a tee
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    If the E39 hadn't been invented

    I've found this to be superb so far; been great when the cars been fully loaded and with 4 passengers etc
  17. d_a_n1979

    If the E39 hadn't been invented

    Another touring fan here... Always wanted the E39 in touring guise, just took me 3 attempts to get to it The practicality of the rear is great for me, no 4 legged friends, but it gets plenty of use for firewood, gym/training stuff, stuff for the garden etc
  18. d_a_n1979

    PDC module

    Welcome to the forums Anton Ask this question in the relevant E60 tech section further down the homepage. This is just General Chat, so not really car related and your question will get lost in here
  19. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Mine have been on for a good month now and well bedded in We've already had some fairly cold weather and a lot of wet/cold weather, the winter tyres come into their own then However, hold your thoughts as the forecasts, so for, for mid to later on next week look to be very cold & possibly snowy!
  20. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Perfect finish I'll be sorting one via them come the New Year I think
  21. d_a_n1979

    If the E39 hadn't been invented

    Yup; written off sometime 2016
  22. d_a_n1979

    If the E39 hadn't been invented

    Looks a good example; do wish people would take better pictures and review them before they upload them. Every one looks blurred as they've used a crappy phone probably Not bothered re a manual anymore, a big car like that needs to be an auto IMO
  23. d_a_n1979

    If the E39 hadn't been invented

    I could go with that... Superb cars and one I'd still very happily own today, if I could find one in decent condition that doesn't have moon mileage!
  24. d_a_n1979

    If the E39 hadn't been invented

    I've very few unfortunately; a lot were in a Photobucket account, but can't access it anymore, so I've no 'before' pictures of when I first bought it and the work that went into it etc These pics are of it being fitted with BC coilovers & being set-up; it sat on them, around 45mm lower than OEM with 12mm spacers all round on OEM E38 Style 32s
  25. d_a_n1979

    If the E39 hadn't been invented

    Got it in 2011 pal; had it for around 18 months, sold it just after we moved to our new house and for some stupid reason, bought another MG ZT-T V6 That didn't last long as went out in a pals E39 528i and decided the E39 route was for me and then bought the slate green 530i I had
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