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#1795 of 2735 Re: Extended Warranty- Which one is good [div2]
Sep 14, 2006 (7:27 pm)
1999 540i 6-speed! I highly recommend this car. Back in 1999, I spiritedly test drove the new 540i 6-speed Sport and made that my future must have car. I spent the first 8 months of 2003 looking at pre-owned 540i's, finding nothing but 540i's equipped with automatic transmissions. Patience paid off for me as I was able to locate and purchase a 6-speed 540i Sport in excellent condition from a local Mercedes dealership in September 2003. Having also test-driven an E39 M5, I find my 1999 540i 6-speed extremely satisfying as a more civilized and refined baby brother to the mighty E39 M5. For my preference, the 540i 6-speed Sport combines executive luxury and sports sedan handling with exhilarating V8 punch! The 6-speed adds so much to the BMW driving experience. BMW CCA listings in Roundel magazine should provide some well-maintained 540i's posted for sale. I hope you find a well-maintained 6-speed!
#1796 of 2735 Take a ride to NH, Div.....
Sep 15, 2006 (6:08 am)
These guys have nice 540i/6s>
#1797 of 2735 Re: Extended Warranty- Which one is good [div2]
Sep 15, 2006 (8:03 am)
You made me relax! Thank you!!
Right now I am at 49,900 and few weeks ago I ran into thermostat issue. It is fixed now. You were correct.
I will keep mine till end of lease - next April and then get X3. Let me know your thoughts on x3.
I have been noticing ( occasionaly) that when I start my car in the morning, it vibrates for atleast 2 minutes and then its ok. The vibration is noticeable and it happens when its cold out there. Any thoughts?
#1798 of 2735 Re: Extended Warranty- Which one is good [dds540]
Sep 15, 2006 (8:49 am)
Thanks for the information!
#1799 of 2735 Re: Take a ride to NH, Div..... [andys120]
Sep 15, 2006 (8:51 am)
Thanks Andy. The one that's tempting me is at my local dealer. I've been cross-shopping like crazy, so I guess we'll see what happens...
#1800 of 2735 Very loud static when radio/CD is on
Sep 23, 2006 (6:27 pm)
I have a 2004 530i since new (May 2004), and I have one of those "singing frogs" in my car:
Occasionally when I have the radio or CD on, a static sound will start. In the beginning, I could barely hear the static, and then the volume of the static would increase steadily. In about 5 minutes or so, it would become so loud that I wouldn't be able to hear anything but the static.
It happened only once or twice in the first year I had the car, but lately it has been happening about once every two weeks (I drive the cars 3 times a week or so).
I took the car to my dealer, and of course they said they couldn't fix a problem that I couldn't duplicate in front of them (thus the "singing frog").
Has anyone had the same problem? Or does anyone have any idea what's hiding under the hood of my 530i?
Any opinions or solutions will be greatly appreciated.
#1801 of 2735 Re: Very loud static when radio/CD is on [kying]
Sep 25, 2006 (9:17 am)
Only thing I can tell you is I get a lot of static if a tune in a distant station while the rear defroster is on, it doesn't affect the CD however.
#1802 of 2735 Re: Very loud static when radio/CD is on [andys120]
Sep 25, 2006 (11:59 am)
Thanks, andys120. But it is the same for AM, FM, or CD. I called it a static because it sounds like one, but it may be something else. It is just a very very loud noise that covers all sounds from the radio or CD.
#1803 of 2735 Re: Very loud static when radio/CD is on [andys120]
Sep 25, 2006 (12:07 pm)
Check the antenna amp and all the associated connections at the rear window defroster. A loose connection can cause the problem that you described.
#1804 of 2735 Problem w/ CD Changer install
Sep 25, 2006 (5:23 pm)
I don't know where to start. The vehicle is a 530i without nav or DSP. I bought an aftermarket Alpine from Pacific BMW. The old model number was #82 11 0 028 760. The new number is 65 12 6 983 336. I had to buy a separate bracket of which half of it was already in my car, the bottom bracket. One problem is with this bottom bracket. It has two tits sticking up. The one is not in the way but the second one will not allow the bottom of the changer to sit flush against the floor. The unit is a trunk mount and stands vertical. I plugged in both the 6 pin cable and the three pin cable just for a test. I got a "CD error" on the display but the in dash unit did play. In addition, the 4 screws that hold the top bracket around the changer were not included in the accessory kit. Fortunately, I found four screws that fit. Did I mention these instructions are worthless???
Anyone install one of these that can steer me in the right direction?
Thanx in advance,