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  1. Side Repeaters /Incators - Replacing chrome blanking trim?

    BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Has anyone come across replacement trim for the front side repeater /indicators? Mine is an LCI model so has no indicators, but I'd like to replace the chrome with gloss black to match the grille and window/mirror trim. Any ideas? Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
  2. replacing kidney grills problem

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi, i went to follow this advice on howto replace kidney grills however th clip you have to be careful in releasing the grill just snaps, tried both, they are old and brittle, my query is what is the holder called and how much do they cost? i don't want to break them all and then not have...
  3. Replacing control arm bushes

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello, My E46 316Ti compact has failed the MOT on control arm bushes. I've ordered replacement parts but have a couple of questions regarding fitting please. Can these be changed using drive-on ramps as opposed to axle stands, or is it necessary for the wheels themselves to be off the ground...
  4. BMW - Replacing faulty MULF

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Just an FYI post here.... When I got my car two years ago I found that the radio would cut in and out for a minute or two on start. Also, I never realised that I should have been able to connect my phone over bluetooth. I just assumed it didn't have that feature. After some research I found...
  5. Replacing the interior Festoon Bulbs

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Hi Chaps, Has anyone or can you replace the old 42mm x 10mm festoon style bulbs with something like these. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10-x-42MM-24-SMD-LED-Bulbs-For-Car-Interior-Dome-Lights-1-65-Festoon-211-2-560/132772475511?hash=item1ee9db3277:g:c1oAAOSwdIlbkk2u:rk:1:pf:0 Thanks Mark
  6. Replacing Door Hinges

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Hi - me again... I think I need to replace my drivers door hinge; it's much heavier than the passenger side and creaky. I've searched on here, meeknet and the technical manual, but can't find anything. Does anyone have any info/tips on this? Thanks
  7. Replacing 20” Dunlop Sport Maxx with Falken FK510

    Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    I’ve replaced too many of the (very) expensive Dunlop Sport Maxx GT runflats on my F10 5 series. Had 3 sidewall bulges in 2 years and I avoid as many potholes as I can! Approximately £1k a set at 245/35/20 and 275/30/20. Thinking of a) ditching the run flats and b) thinking about the Falken...
  8. Replacing the voltage regulator

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Morning all! I’ve been getting the odd ALTERNATOR FAULT warning come up every now and then on my ‘06 730d so I decided to buy a new voltage regulator. I thought it would make sense to spend £40 on this to see if it rectified the problem before shelling out £300 on a new alternator. I came to...
  9. Replacing seat foam BMW E46 318i sedan

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello, The driver seat of my BMW is pretty worn out. The fabric is still very good, but the foam is pretty much worn out and not very comfortable to sit in anymore. Is it possible to replace just the foam, and if yes: does anybody know a part number for that? I've googled it a couple of times...
  10. 2005 E60 520D - Replacing the Alternator

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Edit 2: All sorted now guys, Thanks. Hi guys, I need a bit of help replacing my alternator and I'm at my wits end. car details: E60 520D M47 TU2 Engine 2005 Reg. Error I kept getting is "charging fault", I've tried 2 different new batteries and it's the same result. Checked the diagnostics...
  11. e63 replacing front and rear shock absorbers

    BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Hello Forum! Does anyone have, or know where I can find VIDEO/TUTORIAL instructions for removing/replacing the front and/or rear shocks for my 2005 e63 (6 series) car? Absolutely nothing available on Google or anywhere else on the internet that I could find? Thanks in advance. Jules
  12. E60 520d - N47 engine needs replacing

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, this is only my second post on here, and I'm not the most knowledgeable on cars either....so apologies in advance if this either is in the wrong place...or just gibberish. I have a 57 plate 520d M-Sport, and about 3 months ago got a message saying Engine fault - Reduced Power. The car...
  13. 1999 E39; replacing older headlamp with newer angeleye headlights from 2001.

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Sorry, I'm sure you have covered this before, but I was trying to answer a question for someone quickly. Can I simply disconnect old lights from 1999 E39 and re-connect 2001 headlights or are cable adaptors required. Thanks.
  14. Replacing 2005 BMW 1 Series Headlight

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hello all, I'm new to this, so forgive me if my question is too trivial. My BMW 1 Series passenger side headlight stopped working this morning. I'm just wondering if it can be fixed by just replacing the bulb? Or do I need to replace the whole headlight kit? I look forward to your feedback...
  15. Replacing halogen bulbs

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi Just attempting fo replace the halogen main beams , I have the xenon /halogen set up , Removed the arch inner liner and cover but cannot see quite how the halogens are removed, do they just pull straight out or is there a trick to it , Cannot see the normal spring clip set up , Apologies if...
  16. Replacing e39 handbrake cables

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Has anybody got any details on what I need to do inside the car to replace the cables? I know what needs doing under the car but a haven't found anything about whether the centre console has to be moved or disturbed. I hope to pull the old ones out with some cord attached, then attach the new...
  17. Advice needed before replacing run flats

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I've just had my beamer MOTd - She passed but 1 front tyre is close to the end. I'm planning to replace the runflats with regular tyres + BMW mobility kit + Spacesaver kit for road trips. however the rear tyres are very new. Is there any reason why I wouldn't be able to change front two for...
  18. E46 Remove Sat Nav removal, replacing issue with wiring harness

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, i've got a 2001 325 with factory fitted Satnav, which as you can imagine is a little out of date. I bought a replacement unit with DAB built in satnav etc, but the wiring for the existing unit doesn't match either of the harnesses that came with the unit. I'm guessing that the existing...
  19. Spark plug tube seals replacing

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi i wish to replace the spark plug tube seals on my e46 16v n42 engine is this a straight forward operation i have been told that no2and3 are difficult
  20. 2007 3 E92 330d - replacing headlight lens covers

    General BMW Discussions
    Hello, Have anybody experiences with changing fornt headlight covers? I have scratched front headlight. I can buy it on ebay for 130 USD. What do you thing?
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