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  1. VinceV8

    Coding questions

    So I've got BMW Scanner 1.4 and Jimmys cable and the software suite up and running. I've managed to clear an airbag fault using INPA but I have 2 questions.. 1. The car battery drains quite quickly when I'm linking to my computer with the ignition on. Is this a battery issue? It's fine when the car is just left, but when I do any work on it, it seems to drain quite quickly.... 2. I couldn't code the LCM as it said coding wasn't available, plus there were 4 errors on it. Is this an issue with the LCM or just a function of the fact that the battery had gone flat? This is all on a December 97 build 528i. I'm going to try on my Feb 2000 build pre facelift 530d tomorrow.... Thanks
  2. VinceV8

    rear bumper trim

    Assume you'd need 4 of these, 2 front and 2 back?
  3. VinceV8

    Coding newbie

    The 528i has it in the engine bay. I haven't got the 530d yet. So if I order the cable or cables i need, the software I need will come with it?
  4. VinceV8

    Coding newbie

    Lol I can switch it on and use it, I guess it depends on your definition of good!
  5. VinceV8

    Coding newbie

    So I currently have a 1998 528, 2011 E70 X5 and will be collecting a 2000 E39 530d. What I think I need is some software to do some fault code reading including airbag light reset, coding on all 3 for example the X5 has folding mirrors but I'd like them to fold on door locking and any other error code reading and reseting. Recommendations greatly received. Thank you.
  6. VinceV8

    New E39 owner

    If you could drop me a PM with details that'd be great. Thanks
  7. VinceV8

    BMW E39 Heated Steering Wheel

    Is this still available?
  8. VinceV8

    New E39 owner

    Thanks. At the moment I'm just trying to bring it up to a good standard so fixing all the small niggles then after that, who knows? A few upgrades I think but we shall see.
  9. Only about 250 miles lol
  10. Whereabouts are you based? Thanks
  11. VinceV8

    Saloon boot latch

    Thanks, although I've seen a YouTube video it's for an E90 and the rubber part doesn't extend into the body like it does on ours. Any hints or tips please if you would be so kind, I like the idea that it's cheap though. Edit, checked the wiring and I'm 99% certain it's fine. I've now looked at it the mechanism and suspect the solenoid has expired. Currently trying to source a replacement.
  12. VinceV8

    Saloon boot latch

    Thanks, although I've seen a YouTube video it's for an E90 and the rubber part doesn't extend into the body like it does on ours. Any hints or tips please if you would be so kind, I like the idea that it's cheap though.
  13. VinceV8

    Saloon boot latch

    Final question I promise! Boot latch doesn't open when pressing the switch by the throttle pedal or the one on the boot. Will only open with the key in the boot lock, but I can also lock the car from here too. When using the buttons I get a clicking noise but nothing else. I did see that the wiring to the boot could be broken, but I had a quick look this evening and although I couldn't see all of it, I didn't see any breaks. Any advice on this appreciated...
  14. VinceV8

    Drivers side mirror

    This might help...
  15. VinceV8

    Drivers side mirror

    Great, thank you will look a bit later
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