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    1998 528i SE, 1979 Chevrolet K10

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  1. 5mithy

    What's going on with my headlights?

    Ah, so are the facelift headlights all the same regardless of if they're self levelling? They've all got the same motors in? The self-check thing was making me think that they were self levelling. And do pre-facelift headlights not have the adjuster issue? Ouch, for £500 I might have a go at fixing them myself first!
  2. 5mithy

    What's going on with my headlights?

    Yes they do move quite freely if I give them a wiggle. So broken adjusters it is then, boooo! How do I know if they're self-levelling or not? Bearing in mind they're not original to the car. Does the dance at start up give a clue? If anything I'd rather they weren't... VIN code states it has headlight intensive wash, but doesn't mention anything about the lights themselves.
  3. Am I right in thinking that I have facelift lights on a pre-facelift car? It's 1998 and has angel eyes. The low beam seems to point too low down. They appear to be self-levelling (they go up and down when turned on); and it also has an adjuster wheel on the dash, which works (the lights move when I move the wheel) I've been reading a lot about broken adjusters, but I want to check what's been done to my lights previously. If I've got retro fitted self levelling lights, might it be the case that they won't work properly because they need the associated gubbins to go with them?
  4. 5mithy

    Mis-matching wood trim

    Didn't compare batch numbers, but they're both '98, so presume they are what's been on there from new. Looking for a replacement on ebay now
  5. 5mithy

    Mis-matching wood trim

    Weird. Popped off the pieces either side of the steering wheel - they're both vavona! I don't know why the one on the right is so light?
  6. 5mithy

    Mis-matching wood trim

    Yeah, after a bit of googling the lighter one does look like "nussbaum"
  7. 5mithy

    Mis-matching wood trim

    Just did an image search and saw that the parts are indeed labelled on the back. Didn't think it would be so easy! Do the trim pieces just pull off then?
  8. 5mithy

    Mis-matching wood trim

    I have one piece of trim that's lighter than the rest, and a different pattern. I presume this has been incorrectly replaced in the past? What options were there for wood trim, to make sure I look for the right stuff on ebay, is "vavona" what I need? First photo shows the piece that doesn't match (the lighter one), second photo is what the rest of my trim looks like
  9. 5mithy

    cd changer issues- changes volume

    Boom, there it is! Quickest install ever, literally five minutes. Not so pleased about the scuffed Tone button, but there's not many round pin cd players to choose from...
  10. 5mithy

    cd changer issues- changes volume

    I've got round pins unfortunately, so I've found one on ebay and gone for that. But thanks for the offer
  11. 5mithy

    cd changer issues- changes volume

    Cool, I'll check what mine is and let you know, thanks
  12. 5mithy

    cd changer issues- changes volume

    Hmm, good to hear it's an easy swap, but bad to hear they're all on their way out. An OEM CD head unit would be my preferred option anyway, so I'll look into that first.
  13. 5mithy

    Starting issue (no crank)

    I tried all four keys (when it was misbehaving), and when she doesn't want to start she doesn't want to start! But it's been fine since I've been slowing down the starting sequence, so maybe that's all I need to do.
  14. 5mithy

    cd changer issues- changes volume

    As an alternative, can I swap my tape player for a cd player? Slightly confused by all the different types. Here's my head unit
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    Starting issue (no crank)

    When it starts it starts fine, and the engine is very smooth, so at the moment I think it's an immobiliser problem. It's been starting fine for a week, now that I'm giving it a couple of seconds, but I'm wondering if that's standard practice?
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