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  1. returned from few days away to a flat car. Called roadside assist battery van to come and test the battery and car. recommendation was new battery which i got at AA discount and all back up and running. Grom reinstalled and sounds like sh*t lol with lots of distortion after checking all connections and resetting the Groma few times seems to be back to normal, well balanced sound.
  2. Anyone in the Hamilton area have a multimeter I can borrow for an afternoon friday or Saturday this week. Need to test my battery
  3. That's the same for me mate, and what I thought was going in. But like you say it'd have to be alot of draw to drain the battery ina few hours. So could be a combo of things. I left the grom out of car last night and it was fine at mid day today. Will be back home Friday arvo and will see how it us then. Will also try putting my original grom in too. I also need to test the battery with a multimeter. @str8_6 I'll look up the HVAC fan resistor, cheers for advice. was the fix to replace this resistor or the HVAC unit itself?
  4. HI team, looking for advice on below. im sure this has been talked about before (have done search and seen simialr post but here is my experience with sudden and random power drain(?) Car wasworking sunday 8th not working monday 9th Only Changes on 8th were new drivers door seal. . Jump start on 9th morning. Car holds charge for approx 6 hours. Jump start again Took car for drive on 9th Boot Lid Open warning appeared. (this has appeared before and firmly closing boot resolves the warning) Talking to dealer about abbtery repacement and checking battery details when i notice Bluetooth connection available even when car off. 10th sept. Suspect GROM unit not switchng off whn it should - question reoans as to why this is the case? Removed grom unit on 10th. Plug mid back in. Take car for drive. Drives fine. Car sat for 7 or 8 hours on 10th with Grom unit removed and held charge. Attempted to reinstall grom unit, car went flat during installation after from was plugged in. Removed grom again. Re jump started the car. CEL on. 3 codes, relating to ram error, injector bank 2. Codes cleared. Took car for drives runs strong no signs of issues related to CEL codes. Possibly result of battery going flat while mid was out. I am yet to test the battery due to not having multi meter but may call roadside assisit to test it for me as the do battery health report for jump starts... it seems odd that the GROM unit would remain on for an extended period and be enough to drain the battery fully. im guess ing the currenty battery is actually toast and also somethnig (?) is keeping the GROM unit on- all doors areclosing properly aside fomr the odd boot warning whic as above, firm closre removes the warning - can this remain an issue if no warning is reported by the car? I have inspected the loom to the boot, the bitsi can see any way and it looks "ok"
  5. Replaced drivers door inner seal. Old one was well past it. Only 2 two goes to get it lined up. Quick wipe with some protectant and we are good to go. Also replaced the roundel on the hood. Was greeted with the attached when I removed the chipped old one. Took a bit to clean it up with a plastic blade tool. Installed new badge with proper rubber grommets and it looks much better.
  6. Spent my fathers day after noon washing the E39. First wash after a cut and polish / paint correction a few weeks ago. Also first wash with chemical guys shampoo. Super sudsing stuff goes on and comes off super smooth with a new wash Mitt. Also a coat of fireball hydrophobic spray. Need to get the wheels refurbished soon. Their condition is driving me nuts.
  7. After the E39 developed some rear interior rattles i went on the hunt for solutions from adding foam rings to door clips, replacing some clips , lubed the door card edes where they contact the door frame....all with no major change I even contemplated pulling the rear deck out again to investigate where the heck the creaks and rattles were coming from. As an avoidance tactic to that i trawled various forums on the subject of E39 rattle solution i came across this forum link, https://www.m5board.com/threads/fix-for-creaking-and-rattling-doors.137711/page-3 the tips in here about performing some TLC on door seals and rubber bits and adding strips of insulation tape to the strike plates to ensure a ever so slightly firmer latch was life changing, After doing this the interior is rattle free.
  8. Replaced the sliding arm rest handle and tray. The rubberized coating was peeling and gross. thoughts of recoating went out the window when I saw the price of the stuff was more than parts from fcp. Before and after attached. Plus treated all the door seals to a clean and protect plus wrapped strike plates with some insulation tape to try and locate / stop rear cabin rattles
  9. Hi @adro Yeah whines regardless of speakers. Sometimes it's more noticeable than others but haven't been able to determine a pattern . I have hooked the mic up yet and have disconnected the charger cable as the Male aux jack wasnt working right. Everything else about it is great, connects easily etc just the white noise factor. How Far away from the tape deck did you put the wire taps, could that be a factor, mine were quite close....🤔
  10. you guys have any issues with high pitch "whining" from the unit? mine is located behind HVAC, belowe the tape player i get it at any volume, not really noticable whe the music is playing above quiet - i got a new unit from GROM as the forst was really bad, this ones better but not silent even when no music is playing i can hear it keen to hear your experiences an placements
  11. I took the E39 to Caffiene and Gasoline track Cruise, at Hampton Downs. Was super fun and will definatley be going again. Cooked the Brakes a bit so will need better fluid for next time and possibly pads, thye were due for a change soon anyway.
  12. I have some 18 x 8 S65 reps (italian made) if you're looking to change those wheels up.
  13. hunter

    E39 Ute Reboot

    Any more progress on this @francoisv
  14. Fixed the cable, it had slipped out of the guide, very loose in the guide and fell out again when putting foor card back in place. To remedy this I loosely affixed some tape around the guide to stop the cable falling out while putting the handle back in place. Worked a treat, my passenger now no longer needs full time chauffer treatment.
  15. I have a set of 18 x 8 style 65 Italian reps I'm wanting to swap for a staggered set of 17" style 66 wheels. I had bought these for some temp wheels when I get my style 42s refurbished, but I've changed my mind.
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