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    IanDubE28 reacted to Clavurion in Retrofitting Auto Tailgate On A Touring - Anyone done it   
    The hydraulic parts are only on the left side. Otherwise the normal gas springs on both sides help the load.
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    IanDubE28 got a reaction from Taffy 1 in Cruise Control install questions   
    Amazing thank you 
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    IanDubE28 reacted to Steve van hool in Cruise Control install questions   
    An e28 with a working cruise control will be a very rare beast, installation of a cruise control was once covered in the Totalbmw mag, albeit on an E34.
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    IanDubE28 got a reaction from 535i Andrew in My 1985 528i auto - 29k miles!!   
    Newest addition: So lucky to have gotten this special car. 1985 528i auto with .....29,221 verified miles. Lovely factory moonroof. Wheels were changed at some point to these lovelies but car also came with original wheels still on factory tyres.
















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    IanDubE28 got a reaction from Ordnator in E28 Rear Premium Speaker Covers Pacific Blue   
    Thanks for the tip have posted on there as well. 
     
    Ian
     
     
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    IanDubE28 reacted to Ordnator in Slack accelerator pedal / throttle   
    +1
     
    The cable will likely have stretched a we bit after 30 odd years of use, especially if it has not been lubricated.
     
    Stay safe and best regards,
     
    Mick
     
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    IanDubE28 reacted to eamo in Slack accelerator pedal / throttle   
    Get a new cable Ian. It will make a world of difference!
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    IanDubE28 got a reaction from Ordnator in SOS elec help needed   
    Thank you so much I really appreciate the help!
     
    Ian
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    IanDubE28 reacted to ///M5 in SOS elec help needed   
    Yes forgot to answer that  question.
    The answer is it goes to the door switches. By running a wire from the light switch to the door switch you have bypassed the cars wiring and it works. So as I said no continuity between the  light switch switch and the door switch. Each door switch must be connected to the light switch.
    If you look in the etm Br/violet goes to C302. This is the accessory connector. If you look on the etm menu you should see under connector views a picture of the C302 connector. It says left hand side (left side is from the position of sitting in the front of the car, does not differ from lhd to rhd)
    It is a white  square connector approx 50mm square.
    You need to find the route from the light switch to the door switch. The etm also shows S312 which is a splice. If you look at the menu you will see the location to the splices. It is in the same area of the accessory connector.
    There has to be a Br/violet going to the drivers foot well and that is where the circuit is broken as you cannot get continuity between the light switch and door switch.
    The difficulty is always tracing where the wire goes when it goes into a main loom. There are now tools to help tracing the path of the cable in the loom.
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    IanDubE28 reacted to Ordnator in SOS elec help needed   
    Hi Ian,
     
    Haynes Manual for 520i & 525e, page 285, figure 12.27 Wiring diagram for general electrical system without check control - 1986 onwards:
     

     
    Power comes from the 8 amp fuse (item 95) via the red/white wire, through the plug, centre section (item 61) to the interior lights (item 85).
     
    The interior lights are connected via the brown/violet wire to the switch, inside lights (item 121).
     
    The switch, interior lights (item 121),  controls the lights by one or three modes:
     
    1.    Rocker switch down - off - no earth return path - interior lights will not work.
     
    2.    Rocker switch middle - intermittent - switch is connected via the brown/violet wire to all four door switches:
     
            A.    Door contact front left (item 122).
            B.    Door contact front right (item 123).
            C.    Door contact rear right (item 124).
            D.    Door contact rear left (item 125).
     
            When any of the doors are opened the door switch earths to the body work, completing the circuit and the interior lights illuminate.  Closing the door will break this circuit and extinguish the interior lights.
     
    3.    Rocker switch up - on - switch is connected via the brown wire to earth, completing the circuit and the interior lights illuminate.  This mode is not altered by opening or closing the doors as the circuit is not through the door switches.
     
    The photograph of your interior light switch chimes with the Haynes Manual diagram in that it has two brown/violet wires and one brown wire.
     
    My conclusion is that you appear to have a bog standard, simple interior lighting setup.
     
    The addition wiring is most likely your aftermarket alarm system, which could be dragging down your interior lighting system.
     
    Maybe try disconnecting this to restore you back to the basic interior lighting setup, and see if that works.
     
    That said, be careful disconnecting your alarm, if it is still an active system, as you do not want to have an immobilised car.
     
    Stay safe.
     
    best regards,
     
    Mick
     
     
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    IanDubE28 reacted to Taffy 1 in SOS elec help needed   
    This is obviously added wiring for an alarm system e.g. when the door is opened the alarm is activated. I had a situation some years ago when my rear doors would not activate the interior lights and eventually I found a soldered together clump of connections in the drivers footwell that had disintegrated. These were all the cables from the door switches connected together. I remade the connections properly and presto.
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    IanDubE28 got a reaction from Taffy 1 in E28 528i on ebay forever...   
    As someone who bought a 528i recently with 29k genuine miles I can attest to the problems of a car not being driven. Haven’t had any major issues but it’s cost about €1000 so far to get it driving right. Will need 4 new tyres and electrics have lots of gremlins!! I still love it though
     
    bottom line : cars are deigned and built to be driven, not sit and do nothing!!! 
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    IanDubE28 got a reaction from Taffy 1 in Everyone with a e28 put your pics up :D   
    Latest purchase: So lucky to have gotten this special car. 1985 528i auto with .....29,221 verified miles. Entirely original and untouched. Lovely factory fitted moonroof. Wheels were changed at some point to these lovelies but car also came with original wheels still on factory tyres. 
















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    IanDubE28 got a reaction from 535i Andrew in My 1985 528i auto - 29k miles!!   
    Newest addition: So lucky to have gotten this special car. 1985 528i auto with .....29,221 verified miles. Lovely factory moonroof. Wheels were changed at some point to these lovelies but car also came with original wheels still on factory tyres.
















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    IanDubE28 got a reaction from 535i Andrew in My 1985 528i auto - 29k miles!!   
    Newest addition: So lucky to have gotten this special car. 1985 528i auto with .....29,221 verified miles. Lovely factory moonroof. Wheels were changed at some point to these lovelies but car also came with original wheels still on factory tyres.
















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    IanDubE28 got a reaction from 535i Andrew in My 1985 528i auto - 29k miles!!   
    Newest addition: So lucky to have gotten this special car. 1985 528i auto with .....29,221 verified miles. Lovely factory moonroof. Wheels were changed at some point to these lovelies but car also came with original wheels still on factory tyres.
















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    IanDubE28 got a reaction from 535i Andrew in My 1985 528i auto - 29k miles!!   
    Newest addition: So lucky to have gotten this special car. 1985 528i auto with .....29,221 verified miles. Lovely factory moonroof. Wheels were changed at some point to these lovelies but car also came with original wheels still on factory tyres.
















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    IanDubE28 got a reaction from Ordnator in Wanted: Coarse spline mtech steering wheel   
    I don’t know either sorry, just went to get the car back as original as possible. Someone took the original out. 
     
    where are you based ?

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    IanDubE28 got a reaction from 535i Andrew in My 1985 528i auto - 29k miles!!   
    Newest addition: So lucky to have gotten this special car. 1985 528i auto with .....29,221 verified miles. Lovely factory moonroof. Wheels were changed at some point to these lovelies but car also came with original wheels still on factory tyres.
















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    IanDubE28 got a reaction from 535i Andrew in My 1985 528i auto - 29k miles!!   
    Newest addition: So lucky to have gotten this special car. 1985 528i auto with .....29,221 verified miles. Lovely factory moonroof. Wheels were changed at some point to these lovelies but car also came with original wheels still on factory tyres.
















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    IanDubE28 reacted to d_a_n1979 in My 1985 528i auto - 29k miles!!   
    That's lovely  Congrats on the purchase.
     
    It's 'proper 80s' is that  
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    IanDubE28 reacted to Loadmaster in My 1985 528i auto - 29k miles!!   
    Love it, what a find...!
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    IanDubE28 reacted to Lloydy in Wanted: Coarse spline mtech steering wheel   
    Pretty sure i have one. Not sure what condition is like with being stored for a while. Let me check and get back to you. 
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    IanDubE28 got a reaction from Taffy 1 in Everyone with a e28 put your pics up :D   
    Latest purchase: So lucky to have gotten this special car. 1985 528i auto with .....29,221 verified miles. Entirely original and untouched. Lovely factory fitted moonroof. Wheels were changed at some point to these lovelies but car also came with original wheels still on factory tyres. 
















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    IanDubE28 got a reaction from Taffy 1 in Everyone with a e28 put your pics up :D   
    Latest purchase: So lucky to have gotten this special car. 1985 528i auto with .....29,221 verified miles. Entirely original and untouched. Lovely factory fitted moonroof. Wheels were changed at some point to these lovelies but car also came with original wheels still on factory tyres. 
















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