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Old 10-03-2018, 12:53 PM
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Found out why one of my brake lights wasn’t working. Easy fix.

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Old 10-03-2018, 03:06 PM
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Easy-ish. Note that likely the plastic holding the metal had melted so the contact doesn't have the full force anymore. I rebuilt wife's when this happened. Cut off the plastic rivets drilled out so I could use stuff tapping screws and put some thick rubber under the metal to keep pressure.


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Just coded my e53 2005

Just remove usa mark signal light and fog light with high beam
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Old 10-05-2018, 10:07 PM
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New to us and already have a love hate relationship. I replaced front passenger door handle with not much problems. How ever the rear is giving me a challenge. It just don't fit right. I am going to change the rubber from the old unit and see if this help, as suggested by someone on this site. Next I replaced the cabin filter which was a breeze. Next up is finding the oil leak, I tested the PCV and it seems ok. It's got a lot of miles 196,750 on it but it seems in ok shape. Just hope it doesn't become my nemesis.
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Old 10-05-2018, 10:36 PM
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New to us and already have a love hate relationship. I replaced front passenger door handle with not much problems. How ever the rear is giving me a challenge. It just don't fit right. I am going to change the rubber from the old unit and see if this help, as suggested by someone on this site. Next I replaced the cabin filter which was a breeze. Next up is finding the oil leak, I tested the PCV and it seems ok. It's got a lot of miles 196,750 on it but it seems in ok shape. Just hope it doesn't become my nemesis.
My problem was I didn't get the top of the carrier under the lip on the rear door skin. Try leaning the carrier at 45 degrees towards the door as you push it up into place from the inside.
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Old 10-06-2018, 04:18 PM
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I never let my pads get to the wear sensor, but it caught me this time

I havent put rotors on it since I have owned it so figured it was time

meyle rotors all around with Akebono pads and a new rear sensor

Need to do an outer left side CV boot too, need to get then done soon and an oil change this week if the weather cooperates as its rain rain rain in the forecast
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Got an alignment finally since I already did front drive axles and bushings and bearings. Front was toed out a bit but the rear was all kind of wonky. All back to spec now though and steering wheel straight as can be.
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Old 10-07-2018, 02:38 AM
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Got an alignment finally since I already did front drive axles and bushings and bearings. Front was toed out a bit but the rear was all kind of wonky. All back to spec now though and steering wheel straight as can be.
It's funny you should mention the steering wheel being straight.

I had mine off last summer to replace the blower motor since you had to take the dash completely out... was half present putting it back together and the wheel it tiled about 25 degrees to the left. It was annoying at first, but now it's a comfort -- like the necker nobs from back when, have it at just the right angle to get hold and turn. Lol.
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My OCD would kill me while I drove
I understand 200% -- OCD about everything else.

Wife can't stand it. I couldn't at first but honestly haven't had the time to get back in there.

That alignment you got last week, would you say well over due?
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