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  1. Duff

    E60 front driver side wing

    Some absolute cnut drove into the front of my car today in a car park and fled the scene. Front bumper is scuffed but I should be able to sort that but the driver side wing is pushed in slightly so need to replace that if anyone has one. Preferably carbon black to save repainting but beggars can't be choosers! Cheers.
  2. Hey, I fitted a 5000K HID kit about 6 weeks ago and it was working perfectly up until last week when I turned the lights on and only the passenger side lit up. (This happened when I first got the kit, it would sometimes take 2/3 flicks of the lights from off to on to get it working as it would throw up a blown bulb code but I got that coded out and they were working fine for weeks). Anyway no amount of turning the headlights on/off would get the driver side bulb to light up. I contacted the guy I bought the kit off and he suggested I switch the ballasts to see was it a ballast or bulb problem. I did and the problem seemed to be with the ballast. So he sent me out a replacement ballast which I fitted this week and it seemed to have worked as the bulb lit up, but now the bulb will go out after a while. I.E it could stay lit for 10 minutes or an hour and then just randomly go out while driving and not come back on until I turn the headlights off/on again, which sometimes takes a few tries. So the problem can't be with the ballast as the replacement one works and if it was a faulty bulb I'd imagine it wouldn't light up at all? Any idea where to go from here? I've checked all connections and everything seems fine. Cheers.
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    HID bulb working when it wants.

    Got and fitted this today which has resulted in both bulbs just flickering when turned on and not igniting. Any ideas? Sick of it now, might just stick the shite halogens back in, too much grief.
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    HID bulb working when it wants.

    Fitted the relay harness today and the problem is still there. Going to buy a more expensive/reputable HID kit and hope that works. Getting the bulb errors coded out wouldn't have had anything to do with it would it as it started happening about a week after I got it coded.
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    HID bulb working when it wants.

    Cheers for the reply. I've ordered a relay harness that should be here next week. If that doesn't solve it, I think I'll just buy a new HID kit altogether. Any recommendations?
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    HID bulb working when it wants.

    Looks like I might need a relay harness. Has anyone got one fitted with their HID kit? Do I need one for each side or just for the side that isn't working?
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    HID bulb working when it wants.

    Yep, exactly. Every bulb and ballast combo I used worked fine on the passenger side. It's like theres no power getting to the drivers side all of a sudden or something.
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    HID bulb working when it wants.

    New bulb arrived today. Fitted it and still no joy. This has me thinking it's not the HID kit that's the problem but the power supply or something to it? But if that was the case would both sides not work? Passenger side is fine and works every time. Divers side will not light up at all now even with a new ballast and bulb. At my wits end. Any one have any ideas? Cheers.
  9. Hey, I currently have LED angel eye bulbs fitted on my LCI but they aren't that bright during the day and only look visible at dusk/night time. From researching on here I've seen everyone seems to have this issue as it's down to the bulb kits available for the E60 which aren't as bright as the LED DRLs you see on modern cars. However, I passed an E60 over the weekend that had it's angle eyes on with LED bulbs that were clearly visible like on modern BMWs. Just wondering is there a new kit/bulb available? I've looked online and can only see the kit I already have or similar. Cheers.
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    Super bright DRL bulbs for halos?

    Don't know how I managed to miss that! There is similar style ones on eBay too but they're probably Chinese crap. Guess I'll stick to the dim cree LEDs I have for the time being anyway.
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    Super bright DRL bulbs for halos?

    Found these that seem to be the same or similar for a lot cheaper. Might be worth the punt.. https://www.hids-direct.co.uk/h8-40w-lux-cree-gen-3-bmw-led-angel-eyes-marker-kit-e60-e63-e71-e82-87-e89-e90-e92-3-x5-x6/
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    HID bulb working when it wants.

    Cheers for that. I went and ordered a replacement bulb yesterday that should be here tomorrow. If that doesn't solve it, I'll buy the one you linked.
  13. Hey I've an lci E60 in carbon black. The previous owner loved drive thru washes by the looks of it as it looks like it's never had a detail in its life. It's covered in swirls and has pretty bad oxidation on the bonnet. After some research I've just bought my first ever machine polisher along with some meguiars ultimate compound and ultimate polish to tackle the oxidation/swirls. As I've always just hand polished my cars in the past, I've no idea what pads I need to buy for the DA polisher. Can anyone recommend some pads for cutting through the oxidation and finishing with the polish? Thanks.
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    Super bright DRL bulbs for halos?

    Thanks for the replies, lads. Guess we're stuck with dim LED light or bright, crappy yellow light. @keliuss If you figure out a way and want some extra cash, let me know
  15. Hey guys, Is there a guide anywhere on how to remove the rear seat bench on an e60 msport? Cheers.
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    Rear seat bench removal?

    Pull up the corners first, then the centre and then pull it up and away from the seat backs.
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    Rear seat bench removal?

    Nevermind. Just pulls out. Wasn't sure and didn't wanna snap clips or anything.
  18. Alright, fellas. Need to change a passenger side pretensioner and I'm just wondering is it possible to do without removing the seat? Or are the front seats hard to remove in an E60, i.e a two man job? Cheers.
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    Seatbelt pretensioner change.

    It's blown. Have the full replacement unit.
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    Seatbelt pretensioner change.

    Yeah, they're electric. I'll raise them up as high as they go and keep them in the middle of the slide rail and hope for the best! Haha, thanks again.
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    Seatbelt pretensioner change.

    Yeah, battery disconnect was my first port of call! Cheers, I'll give it a go tomorrow.
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    Wheel spacers

    Haha, yeah I get ya. The supplied bolts are spot on anyway so you'll be grand.
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    Wheel spacers

    Just the bolts supplied. I'm planning a stud conversion at a later date, but the car is handling fine with the supplied longer bolts.
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    Wheel spacers

    I've literally just fitted precision spacers on my 520 M Sport. 20mm rear and 10mm front on standard M suspension. Makes a big difference to the overall stance of the car. Delighted with the results.
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    PDC problem.

    Hey guys, Good friend of mine bought an 09 M Sport last week. The PDC doesn't work front or back on it. It was missing a rear sensor when he got it and he bought a replacement and fitted it during the week thinking that was the problem, however nothing has changed. The iDrive screen just white all around the car when in reverse, and when it was plugged into an OBD reader, the reader couldn't even contact the PDC module so there is no error codes given. Any ideas? Replace the PDC module in the spare wheel well maybe?
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