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    OBC Swap Question

    I have a 99 523i Touring with low OBC and have opportunity to buy a 98 523i saloon with high OBC. How difficult is it to swap the high OBC into the Touring? Both early cars and same engine size.
  2. Bumping old thread. Anyone know if there is an additional parts on both sides of the tailgate? Looking at parts online and most kits only seem to have one side.
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    Touring roof rail wrench tool

    Looks like it. Shame they won’t ship to Ireland
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    Touring roof rail wrench tool

    Looking for the tools that are used for roof rails. 99 Touring
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    Stereo swap OEM

    Hey old thread but I am looking to install the larger MID but have low OBC cluster. Is it just plug and play?
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    OE head unit swap question

    Ok so a lot more digging and it seems not so simple. The larger display, if I’m right, is more complex and would need a high OBC retrofit, which while I would love, is probably not worth the effort.
  7. Want to swap the radio/cassette all in one for larger MID and separate CD player. Car is 1999 so am hoping it’s plug and play. All advice would be great!
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    OE head unit swap question

    Hey all. Got my first E39, a 1999 523i Touring, couple weeks ago. Absolutely loving it. This is the most modern car I’ve owned in about 15 years (have E28 and E10) so it’s a steep learning curve on audio and elecs….. cant just follow the wire any more Attached is pic of my current radio and display, basic model. I want to change to the larger display (am I correct that this is called high obc???) with CD player in the dash. There is also a CD changer in the boot which I am getting rid of. Question: Can I just exchange for larger display and separate in dash CD player? I’ve looked on RealOEM and it gives me a whole lot of part numbers so all advice gratefully received. Secondly I bought GROM BT3 Bluetooth kit and so whatever unit I install will need to work with this. As far as I can tell current radio needs the DSP converter. Thanks!!
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    Cruise Control install questions

    Amazing thank you
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    Cruise Control install questions

    Do you know, I never even thought that it might be there already. Will check.
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    Cruise Control install questions

    Thanks! Yes you are right the wiring has different part number for RHD vs LHD. So I need to hunt down RHD stuff. Rest will hopefully be standard. thanks
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    E28 rear bumper both sides

    Hi there. Looking for rear bumper side parts for both sides. chromed.
  13. Hey all Would like to install cruise control in my 1985 528i auto. I doubt will use much but I like putting options onto the car. So have a few questions maybe someone here can answer: 1. Is there any difference in parts for RHD vs LHD? Mine is RHD and most of the parts available are in the USA. 2. Are any of the parts specific to the particular model E28, e.g will parts from 535i work on a 528i auto? 3. Has anyone done this install before and any hints or tips? Thanks Ian
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    Factory moonroof gasket / seal

    Hi guys anyone know if there is a specific seal / gasket for around the glass moonroof? I have factory fitted one and it’s starting to leak. thanks ian