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    BMW E39 530i SPORT TOURING AUTO 2002 52 Titan Silver

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  1. Dbcrd

    E39 Climate Control Panel Help Needed

    thanks. much appreciated.
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    E39 Climate Control Panel Help Needed

    Thanks for that. Went in the car a bit earlier and it's all working perfectly again. Probably it will do this again if it's on the blink. So I popped the unit and took the details. Number Lines up woth realoem with the date and build option. Cleaned the connector contacts and popped back in. I think I will buy another used one. I'm not on Facebook but Prices on ebay vary fron £30 to £100. Maybe I'll not change the FSU yet. Any reason the heater valve might also be suspect? I wonder how they might be related. Or was it coincidence in your case.
  3. E39 530i Touring Sport Auto 07/2002 Advice needed - Just started having problems with Climate control. Aircon works fine for cooling but stuck in terms of control. First it was stuck at 18 degrees with display working but none of the buttons illuminated or responsive. Now it seems to be in Auto mode and stuck on 16 deg- though none of the buttons on the left (auto, up down etc. ) or the temp controls in the middle are illuminated or responding, The only button that works in the middle now is the Max button. Blasts at max when pressed and back to what seems like auto at low blower speed when pressed again. The buttons on the right seem to work (ac on off, heated screen etc.) When I got the car I changed the FSU for one from Motormec because the blower speed was erratic and it has been fine up to now. But that was a long time ago (nearly 10 years). Any ideas would be much appreciated. Would it be FSU again? If so any recommendations re. brand/supplier?
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    M54 Dip Stick blockage - a Heads Up

    Thanks. My answer came from a different person, Kirby. I'll get back to them.
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    M54 Dip Stick blockage - a Heads Up

    Strange. I emailed c3bmw with request for: 11437565437 BMW E39 530i M54B30 Engine Oil Dipstick Guide Tube – Cold Climate Version Response was: Sorry, we cannot supply this item. It looks like it is a OE Dealer part only
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    Headlight options Depo anyone?

    In my opinion yes.
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    Headlight options Depo anyone?

    These are the ones I got. A year ago so I'm not sure which seller I think from Holland. I paid £30 These seem to be similar. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E39-Angel-Eye-Aluminium-Headlight-Adjuster-BMW-OTH-067-/162641134863 Though our of stock. You should be able to easily bake 2001 lights. If so you can always put ebau plastic adjusters in and bake again on a year or two. You can polish the lenses easily if you bake them off before refitting. If it were me. Given that the polycarbonate lens price seems to have dropped I might consider adding these if you are lucky enough to bake. Careful baking is the key. Slow and not too hot.
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    Headlight options Depo anyone?

    I've got three second hand completely trashed xenons (one baked to melting) and two old halogens with knackered lenses and adjusters in the garage. Can hardly get in there any more for useless car spares.
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    Headlight options Depo anyone?

    Sorry no wish to cause offence. I found mixed reviews on Bimmerforums. Problem is acrylic vs polycarbonate I suspect. Needs a coating really. Posted the polycarbonate ones subsequently. I won't ever be trying to change lenses again as it's a nightmare I should forget. Chose to spend on new lights ultimately.
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    Headlight options Depo anyone?

    One other thing whichever way you go your adjusters are quite possibly shot. They almost always are given the age. Worth checking. To fix you either do when the lens is off, cut a hole in the housing or carry out fiddly key hole surgery. Plenty of information on the web - would suggest repalce with metal adjusters so as never to need to do again.
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    Headlight options Depo anyone?

    These are the eastern European ones I think. Polycarbonate. Can't vouch for them. https://www.bimmerjakes.com/en/headlight-lens-plastic-covers-for-bmw-5-e39-1995-2003/44-bmw-5-e39-new-headlight-lens-plastic-cover-facelift.html#/114-left_right-pair As for the DJ autos. They are up there with the best of the acrylics. Reports are that they fit very well but as acrylic they scratch more easily so ideally need a film cover after or maybe a lacquer.
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    Headlight options Depo anyone?

    Only my opinion but my view is that that is a generalised statement. Whilst it has some truth; and many of the replacement lenses are not good at all there are good ones out there. Searches of forums will turn this up. The very best are made of polycarbonate by a company in Poland but are not economically viable at about £200 A set I think. I actually own a set of what i think (and some people other forums seen to agree) are very good lenses. Made by DJ autos I bought on eBay in my failed lens swap project. Found the qualitu great and they look identical to the old ones.
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    Headlight options Depo anyone?

    Agree with Dan. DEPO headlights are no good. I got my genuine Xenons direct from Germany from Canis Lupus. They have gone up a bit since I got them. You can check they are the right ones via Hella online catalogue. They came with bulbs ballasts and everything. Very happy. Hella headlights Xenon For BMW 5 (E39), left | eBay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HELLA-1LL-008-052-591-Halogen-Hauptscheinwerfer-Links-Ohne-Kurvenlicht-mit-Gl/192847166060 As a pair not that much more than Euros once you buy second hand ballasts adapters bulbs etc. As an alternative you can change the lenses and adjusters. Easy if pre. 2002 as you bake the lights open. Harder post as you cut the lenses off. I failed last year but someone on here managed it recently if you search.
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    M54 Dip Stick blockage - a Heads Up

    Sorry. Penny dropped. Should have checked more carefully.
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    M54 Dip Stick blockage - a Heads Up

    Im looking at doing my ccv soon. I've already bought all the other bits. Could not find this cold climate tube on the c3bmw website.
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