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    e34 Oxford Green 525i Touring SE - OEM+

    Next on the list - a set of Eibach pro springs for the front. Should lower it a little but nothing stupid - how it’s sitting currently pre-new springs below.
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    e34 Oxford Green 525i Touring SE - OEM+

    Latest on the list were some new front speakers. Straight swap with a set of Focal access components with the addition of a set of crossovers.
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    What have you done on your E34 Today

    That looks great. Really want some touring specific roof bars like those for mine but they're like hens teeth. I've got a pair of BMW rain gutter mounted ones at the moment that work fine but would much rather the set that integrate into the roof rails.
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    Bluetooth on CD43

    Good work... proper bmw cd43 as well!
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    Bluetooth on CD43

    Nope, didn't use any additional cage. I had one like that^ from the previous sony stereo that was in there that I removed prior to installing the cd43. The grub screws pull a tab towards you as you tighten them which grabs onto the back side of the dash. I had to apply a fair amount or pressure on the headunit (pushing inward) whilst tightening them up. Have a play and it should all work - get it in there with the grub screws loosened off and the positioning right and then tighten.
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    Bluetooth on CD43

    Okay good stuff - with the additional loom/bluetooth adapter its a bit of tight fit behind the dash when slotting the headunit in. I found it useful to guide the wiring to the left (behind the clock/OBC) prior to sliding the headunit in to give it some space.
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    Bluetooth on CD43

    What he said^^. Did you get it sorted?
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    Bluetooth on CD43

    Yep, that exact one. My cd43 was a rover model but they're identical from a wiring perspective.
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    Bluetooth on CD43

    I used this one when installing a cd43 in my e34 a couple weeks ago: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07MTL5JJK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Was easy to install, just slots between the existing harness in the dash and the stereo and running the microphone under the dash/steering wheel and up behind the trim in the a-pillar was easy enough. Has been faultless to date, sound quality is good streaming spotify on my iphone. Phone hooks up automatically every time I get in the car. Nice integration into the CD43 - forward and back buttons move you between tracks or if the phone rings forward picks up the call and backwards rejects it. Would buy again / recommend. Give me a shout if you have any questions - happy to help.
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    e34 Oxford Green 525i Touring SE - OEM+

    https://www.brodit.co.uk/
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    e34 Oxford Green 525i Touring SE - OEM+

    I gave Cotswold BMW a ring and they sell them for £14 so going to go with that option.
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    e34 Oxford Green 525i Touring SE - OEM+

    This weeks to-do is to clean up a few bits of loose trim. First on the front passenger door the weather strip at the bottom has come loose. I gather these rust from the inside out and I'm best off replacing it. I've spotted this on ebay but seems pricey: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-NEW-GENUINE-5-SERIES-E34-FRONT-LEFT-LOWER-DOOR-WEATHER-STRIP/363127380979. In terms of replacement I gather its a slide off/slide on affair. Second is the drivers door/front wing bump guards which are very loose. Feels like some clips have snapped. Again found this on ebay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-5-E34-1988-1995-Front-Door-Middle-Trim-Moulding-RIGHT-side-NEW/124081326191?_trkparms=aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D225114%26meid%3D330e6cc23ea24444909c2cab17237e8c%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D12%26mehot%3Dpf%26sd%3D123735103285%26itm%3D124081326191%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DSimplAMLv5PairwiseWebWithDarwoV3BBEV2b%26brand%3DUnbranded&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851 Has anyone done either of these recently and care to give any tips on (1) where to buy and (2) tips and tricks on the removal installation
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    520i M50tu to 525i M50tu

    Very interested in this. Like you I can't help but wander what a bit more power would be like (although I've already got the m50b25 in mine). Will you be doing the work yourself or getting a garage involved?
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    e34 Oxford Green 525i Touring SE - OEM+

    Nice. I hate the clip on/suction on mounts that are everywhere so anything that feels even a little OEM or at least specific to the car makes me happy.
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    e34 Oxford Green 525i Touring SE - OEM+

    Fun little arrival in the post today. Ordered a Brodit phone mount which is custom made for the car and mounts in place of the plastic trim left of the stereo/clock/climate. I wanted a cleaner look than a cradle so sunk a neodymium magnet flush with the surface and bought a slim disc which sticks to the back of the phone. Very pleased with how it turned out. Fingers crossed it’s strong enough to hold on through pot holes etc. Its got a 3.5kg pull strength so hopefully man enough.
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