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#263 of 292 525 driver window control panel
Sep 16, 2005 (2:19 pm)
I have a 2001 525i. The driver door electric window control panel is not working properly. I am told that the panel for the '00, '02, '03 and '04 models will work as a replacement. Does anyone know whether one from an '08 will also work? Thanks.
#264 of 292 Wagon rear window
Oct 05, 2005 (2:16 pm)
I am on the hunt for a used wagon (tough in Arizona) and I have decided this is the wagon for me, no question, after a lot of research...after all this, the answer to one minuscule question continues to perplex. I'm curious if the rear window is completely stationary or if it rolls down or pops out. Can someone clear this up for me? Thanks
#265 of 292 Re: Wagon rear window [noggin]
Oct 08, 2005 (4:45 pm)
Hi Noggin--On the '95 525iT, there are two release buttons beside the license plate lights, one for the rear door and one for the rear window. They are electrically operated. The rear window "pops up" just as the back door. Mine, however, has a tendency to drop on my head when I'm not looking.--Michael
#266 of 292 BMW 5x or 3x Wagon Vs. Subaru Outback
Nov 16, 2005 (1:46 pm)
I am on the look out for a 99/00/01 BMW wagon (preferebly 5x) or Subaru Outback due to its AWD. Can anyone give their valuable suggestion with pros and cons? In Jersey we have ~3+ months of snow time and so inclining for AWD car and everyone say Subaru is the Safest of all. This will be for my wife (I drive an ML)
I am looking at things like like Maintaince expenses, reliability and drive. Thanks all
#267 of 292 Re: BMW 5x or 3x Wagon Vs. Subaru Outback [smiththebest]
Dec 01, 2005 (12:18 pm)
With all due respect to Subarus, BMW's are from a totally different planet. I have a 2000 528i Wagon. It's built like a tank, awesome road car, beautiful interior, great seats. And superb safety. You WILL NEED snow tires if you buy a RWD bmw. And Maintenence may be more. However comparing a Subaru to a bmw is like comparing a Seiko watch to a Cartier.
The last person I knew with an AWD Subie slid into another car on a snowy road when trying to brake. They had no snow tires--which you really should have even on an AWD vehicle. And if you do buy a used bmw wagon, try to get as low mileage one as possible is my advice.
#268 of 292 BMW wagon rear latch
Dec 05, 2005 (1:14 pm)
I just picked up a 2001 525iT and they had lost the main key. The valet key got me home and dealer will pay for a new key if they cannot find it.
However the rear latch is not "hooked" and lid is bouncing.
Anyone know how I can get it open? or shut tight?
They also have agreed if it needs a new latch to replace it.
#269 of 292 Re: BMW wagon rear latch [wagonhead]
Dec 06, 2005 (2:33 pm)
Have you tried the rear hatch release underneath the dash?
#270 of 292 Re: BMW wagon rear latch [woodyww]
Dec 09, 2005 (7:34 am)
Tried that first, but without manual had no further direction. I ended up crawling in to the back and took off rear panel, where I found a "pull" and opened it up.
As this is my second wagon and third E39 I was simply caught off guard.
#271 of 292 Dual Sunroof repair on '94 525iT
Jan 06, 2006 (2:14 pm)
Anyone know where I can get a new or used sunroof motor for my '94 525iT? I've had the car about 5 years now and I did have the tracks cleaned a few years ago and after that the sunroof started working. Six months later I went to a car wash in winter and I think water froze on the roof and I think I burned out the motor when I tried to open it again. It hasn't worked since. So I know the problem isn't the tracks, it could be either the switch or the motor, both which look fairly easy to replace. I can't find a motor anywhwere. Any suggestions?
#272 of 292 Re: Dual Sunroof repair on '94 525iT [view2mtn]
Jan 07, 2006 (12:10 pm)
Have you tried Bav Auto in NH? Also, I used to order parts from a place called Eurasian that adv. in the Roundel. Lots of parts places that adv. in the Roundel. You could also try asking on one of the dedicaticated bmw enthusiast sites.....