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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

    Looking for the tools that are used for roof rails. 99 Touring
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    Touring roof rail wrench tool

    Looks like it. Shame they won’t ship to Ireland
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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!!
  6. 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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    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.
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    E28 rear bumper both sides

    Hi there. Looking for rear bumper side parts for both sides. chromed.
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    Cruise Control install questions

    Amazing thank you
  11. 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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    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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    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
  15. Hi all, looking for a pair of E28 Rear Premium Speaker Covers Pacific Blue. Just need the covers, not the speakers in them. Thanks, Ian
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    E28 Rear Premium Speaker Covers Pacific Blue

    Thanks. I’ve been searching everywhere. Can you remember roughly how much you paid? There’s only one set anywhere for sale at the moment and they are pricey. Esp with the extra duty that will be charged coming from USA.
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    Elec Window Troubles..

    Hey any ideas please. Front passenger and rear right windows are not working. I’ve tested the switches with working ones, no joy. Taken door cards off and there is 12.4v power to the switches and all the way to the motor (in front anyway). Is there something else I can check before I go buying new motors? Given drivers and rear passenger windows are working fine I assume it’s not the relay or fuses. They were both working fine. Car is very low mileage 30k and has spent a good chunk of its life laid up so it’s unlikely the motors are worn out but maybe lack of use has caused a problem. Car is 1985 528i auto SE. Thanks Ian
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    Electric blind switch location

    Sorry, to clarify: can an oe manual blind be converted to electric?
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    Electric blind switch location

    Hi all. Great info. I love these blinds. Does anyone know if electric motor can be retro fitted, and if so what’s part number ? Any info gratefully received! Ian
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    Elec Window Troubles..

    That’s great advice thanks. I really do feel like the motors are ok. Next question : do you have to take the entire regulator out of the door? I tried to remove one, unscrewed two hex screws and the motor loosened but it would not come fully out.
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    Elec Window Troubles..

    Yes all good there. I’ve still 2 windows that are working.
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    E28 Rear Premium Speaker Covers Pacific Blue

    Thanks for the tip have posted on there as well. Ian
  23. Hey guys hope everyone keeping safe and healthy. I’ve been working on a very rough idle on my 85 528i automatic, sorting leaks, cleaning valves. I’ve found my throttle cable has become very slack. There’s no more adjustment available at the engine end so I worked back, and it seems to be seated properly all the way back. I found my accelerator pedal is basically returning a bit too much, if that makes sense. There is a good 1cm play before it engages the throttle cable. Is there a bushing or linkage adjustment down there? thanks Ian

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