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  1. Otto

    Damp footwell - what should I check?

    Are you seeing excessive water sitting on the door sills? This would suggest that the vapour shields/ guards in the door have failed this is the plastic sheeting that protects door internals and dictates the way the water drains. Failed on my e 39 a number of times a poor design edges are sealed with a bitumen sealant which fails and need redoing, otherwise just check drains are clear at the bottom of the door near hinge I think this can become blocked with crud.
  2. Hi all, Apologies for old subject matter but I can not find a definitive answer.My e 61 has single CD player but has pre wiring to fit multi changer in glove box, I have got one of these second hand. I have not explored the wiring yet but believe I need to buy a connector to fit changer can anyone tell me what this involves and more specifically what are the parts/part numbers I will need ? I will then look to fit and find someone to code it for me, I know it is old tech but it would improve the car for me. Many thanks
  3. Otto

    Is it worth it?

    Tragic mate feel for you
  4. Otto

    Halo LED

    Hi Micked, No my car is Lci I used a firm called http://www.lightec-autostyle.co.uk/ for my Led markers as I said not the brightest but look better than standard to me being at least white in colour look like the ones Fizz shows.Cost £35 there are lots out there don’t think the ones I got are any better/worse but after care was good from firm as I found fitting a pain, you have to take headlights out and faff about to get to fit but maybe not a problem for yourself.
  5. Otto

    Halo LED

    Just fitted Osram nightbreakers on my car they are a noticeable improvement on those they replaced and at £ 14 a pair happy with the price.Bought them online from auto bulbs direct they currently show as out of stock but they have Osram nightbreakers laser which claim to be even brighter and are in stock at £ 24. Did halo leds at the same time bit of a fiddle to fit and only modest improvement but at least look white now not nasty yellow colour.
  6. Otto

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Good clean and polish still looking good in my opinion
  7. Otto

    Xenon bulb replacement

    So after the usual Fubar when I attempt anything to do with a car with exception of spending money I finally sorted out lights. Dealer told me Xenon lights they were in fact not thought they had always been a bit rubbish so replaced h 7 'S with Nightbreakers a little better and good price of £13.95 for a pair Replaced Angel eyes with LEDS, struggled to take out/refit headlights but as usual more proficient by the end LEDS do not seem the best fit, all seemed a bit generic but they are in and are an improvement just hope they stay in place. Always sounds so simple...…..
  8. Otto

    Xenon bulb replacement

    I have ordered these 1 x BMW 5 SERIES E60 LCi H7 ANGEL EYES LED LIGHT 20W CREE CANBUS BULBS FLAT DESIGN They were advertised as plug and play replacement for e61 lci just hope they are correct ones can you not just remove bulb and replace? or is the original fixed in in some way?
  9. Otto

    Xenon bulb replacement

    Really ? As cheap as that sound good any links to sellers please? Thanks
  10. Otto

    Xenon bulb replacement

    Thanks chaps, I am going to order some today and fit at the weekend whilst the headlights are out can anyone recommend LED replacement for angel eye lights, not expecting miracles but would just like brighter/whiter light than current nasty urine yellow. If anyone knows of a plug and play replacement that does not require coding/throw errors or does such a thing not exist unless for big bucks any ideas appreciated.
  11. Hi all, How difficult is it to replace dipped beam bulb on LCI e61? I presume the way to go is to disconnect battery and then remove the headlight? I have looked at the various guides is it correct  You only need to loosen bottom bolts to slide headlight out but to get at them you remove oval cover? I would like to keep look standard but would be happy with a little improvement in brightness I have never been overly impressed To be honest but maybe this is because these bulbs dim over time car is 2008 original bulbs I think, any recommendations  please have seen Osram Xenarc around £90 for pair are these adequate?  Many thanks
  12. Hi all, How difficult is it to replace dipped beam bulb on LCI e61? I presume the way to go is to disconnect battery and then remove the headlight? I have looked at the various guides is it correct You only need to loosen bottom bolts to slide headlight out but to get at them you remove oval cover? I would like to keep look standard but would be happy with a little improvement in brightness I have never been overly impressed To be honest but maybe this is because these bulbs dim over time car is 2008 original bulbs I think, any recommendations please have seen Osram Xenarc around £90 for pair are these adequate? Many thanks
  13. You just can’t help yourself can you Terry?
  14. Otto

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Got car back from paint shop today good result had a small patch of flaking paint /surface rust underneath glass on the lip there. Had rubbed down/ rust eased and painted with primer and touch up paint . As the area was about 50p size and could just be seen under glass predictably not happy with job sent to professional. Prepped again further preventative treatment and larger area sprayed much happier £120 spent well worth it no other rust showing on car not bad for 11 years old much better than my old beloved e 39 TBF, he as confident no more rust. Will get onto recall next Bowkers Preston were good for other half’s 1 series EGR recall earlier this year fingers crossed.
  15. Otto

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Used lifeguard and correct filter, I asked for metal conversion but was told it was not available for my model and year, have no reason to disbelieve them people here have used them and they appear to have a positive reputation, on inquiry informed they do a number of these services on ZF boxes here’s hoping it’s all good. suspension refresh next when cash allows!
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