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General Information
    1969-1998 Roundel issues on CD
    Advice for anyone about to purchase a 7
    All About Motor Oil
    ASC+T overview
    Automotive Calculators
    Bill's E38 Buying FAQ
    Bimmer vs. Beamer explained
    BMW body codes, VIN's and engine codes explained
    BMW CPO Retailer Operations Manual   (multi-page TIF)
    BMW CPO Vehicle Inspection Checklist
    BMW E38 fuse list
    BMW Inspection II service
    BMW Inspections I and II details
    BMW part numbers explained
    BMW production numbers by model
    BMW service codes lookup tool
    BMW tightening torque values (PDF)
    BMW Touch-up paint part numbers
    Car and Key Memory Customer Selection Form, Nov 2004 (PDF)
    Car and Key Memory Programming/Coding Explanations, Nov 2004 (PDF)
    Car and Key Memory Settings E38 E39 E46 E52 E53, Nov 2004 (PDF)
    CarBuyingTips: Avoiding eBay Fraud and Scams
    Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) brochure from BMW
    Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) warranty information
    Common problems
    E38 Model Year Differences and Common Problems
    EPA fact sheet on catalytic converter warranties
    Factory Option Codes
    Glossary of Terms & Abbreviations
    How to choose the right tires for your car
    How to tell if a car has the Sport Package
    Independent BMW repair shop recommendations by region   from a thread
    Installation procedures for ETK/TIS
    Jack points
    Koala Motorsports M60 Nikosil vs. Alusil page
    Making sense of synthetic lubricants
    Pre-'96 Nikosil engine FAQ
    Production figures for the BMW E38 7-series
    The Low-Down on High Octane Gasoline
    VIN decoder applet
    VIN decoding
    VIN decoding. What do all those digits mean?
    What do fuel Octane ratings really mean?
    What is horsepower?
    ZF transmission oil chart
    Recall Information
        NHTSA Defects and Recalls search engine
        Recall and TSB info for 1995 740iL
        Recall and TSB info for 1996 740iL
        Recall and TSB info for 1997 740iL
        Recall and TSB info for 1998 740iL
        Recall and TSB info for 1999 740iL
        Recall and TSB info for 2000 740iL
        Recall and TSB info for 2001 740iL
        Service Information Bulletins (SIB's) for the BMW E38
        Tire valve stems recalled from Chinese manufacturer
    Vehicle Import
        Classic Euro Cars
        EPA Motor Vehicle Emissions
        EPA page on CFC Phaseout
        NHTSA Vehicle Import Regulations
        U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
        Wallace Environmental Testing Labs

David's Project Notes
    750iL secondary air pump replacement
    Air conditioning compressor R&R ('98 750iL)
    Air filter changing for the engine
    Air filter changing of the microfilters under the hood
    Brakes, extracting a rounded-off hex bolt from a rotor
    Brakes, rotor and caliper painting project
    Camshaft Position Sensor (CPS) replacement ('98 750iL)
    Center wood console disassembly how-to
    Cruise control disengaging (actuator replacement)
    Fog light pitted glass replacement
    Fog lights and bulbs replacement
    Front seat removal
    Front shock absorber replacement ('92 750iL)
    Fuel filter replacement
    Fuel filter replacment ('01 750iL)
    Garage door UGDO upgrade
    Glovebox trim and center console dash removal
    Headlights, OEM Xenon retrofit
    Headrest cable repair
    Heated seats (front) retrofit
    Heated seats (rear) retrofit
    Heated steering wheel retrofit
    Ignition switch removal and replacement
    Leather seat restoration 1986 735i E23
    Leather seat restoration 1992 750iL E32
    Leather seat restoration 1997 740iL E38
    MID removal from the center console
    Oil filter housing broken rubber mounting bolts
    Paintless dent removal
    PDC rear bumper retrofit ('92 750iL)
    Pioneer XM satellite radio integration
    Puckering dash trim solution
    Radiator expansion tank replacement procedure
    Rear window sunshade repair
    Reattachment of front plastic seat trim
    Reinforcing the front seat plastic trim
    S-EDC control module replacement
    Taillights, polishing plastic to remove yellow
    Throttle cable bushings replacement
    Trunk shock replacement
    Trunk, how to drill a hole to unlock it and retrieve misplaced keys
    Turn signal stalk (blinker) replacement
    Windshield replacement

    A/C control panel replacement
    Accelerator pedal removal
    ACS replica pedal install
    Active comfort seats E38 retrofit (by ripp222)
    Active comfort seats E39 retrofit (by stilljester)
    Airbags, passenger seat SRS occupancy sensor mat replacement
    Airbags, replacing the SRS passenger occupancy sensor
    Ashtray coinbox replacement
    Ashtray replacement
    BMW headliner installation
    Cameras, build a headrest camcorder mount
    Carpet, rear deck and footrest color change/re-dye
    Center console R&R
    Center console switches, how to replace without removing the wood console
    Center console wood polishing
    Center phone cradle removal
    Center vent R&R
    Center wood console disassembly how-to
    Child seat restraint latch DIY
    Child's Car Seat Tether Anchor Install
    Crooked ashtray fix
    Cupholder repair
    Cupholder repair by WTH
    Cupholder support arm repair
    Custom wood gearshift knob and center tray
    Differences between 750iL vs. 750iL Protection model
    Door handle replacement
    Door lock (rear) actuator replacement
    Door lock rear actuator replacement #2
    Door panel (front) removal instructions
    Door panel cleaning and R&R
    Door panel removal
    Door panel removal
    Door panels, re-gluing separating panel trim
    Door rattle fix
    Doorlock actuator replacement (unlocking a locked rear door)
    Drivers side seat belt 'click' fix
    E46 lumbar support retrofit
    Electric rear sunscreen fix
    Euro-Armrest install for the E38
    Flashlight LED conversion
    Front seat removal
    Glove box latch key switch
    Glovebox latch repair
    Glovebox trim and center console dash removal
    Glovebox, opening when broken
    Gurgling A/C drain tubes
    Headliner material source and example installation
    Headliner R&R to fix leaky sunroof drain tubes
    Headliner removal
    Headliner removal and replacement
    Headliner replacement
    Headliner replacement tutorial
    Headrest (rear electric) Retrofit
    Headrest cable repair
    Headrest motor replacement
    Heated seat broken wire repair
    Increasing driver's legroom
    Instrument cluster metal gauge rings
    Instrument cluster removal
    Instrument cluster, how to open to install metal gauge rings
    Leather dashboard retrofit
    Leather seat restoration 1986 735i E23
    Leather seat restoration 1992 750iL E32
    Leather seat restoration 1997 740iL E38
    Leatherique leather restoration on a E28 M5
    Leatherique leather seat restoration on a MB
    Masking cigarette burns in carpet
    Musty odor from A/C vents
    OBD service port cover replacement bracket
    One-piece center armrest
    Phone eject box and trays removal
    Pixel display problems and fixes
    Rear ashtray that won't stay closed
    Rear parcel shelf/deck refurb
    Rear power sunshade repair
    Rear quarter window shade removal
    Rear seat pocket/hinge repair
    Rear sunshade steel gear replacement
    Rearview mirror R&R
    Rearview mirror removal and installation on windshield
    Recirculation filter R&R
    Recirculation filter replacement
    Recirculation filter replacement tip
    Rhett's front heated seat installation
    Sagging headliner repair with a steamer
    Seat back replacement
    Seat back, 750 upper wood trim retrofit
    Seat belt height adjustment bowden cable replacement
    Seat belt replacement
    Seat leather skin replacement
    Seat plastic cover replacement (front seats)
    Seat trim replacement
    Seat/steering wheel malfunction caused by broken seat control module
    Seatbelt (rear) removal and replacement
    Seats, foam and leather replacement
    Seats, front seatback removal
    Seats, occupancy sensor replacement (for airbag/SRS light)
    Seats, splicing connectors/wiring for 99+ sport seats into a 95-98 BMW
    Ski-bag pass-throughretrofit
    Steering Wheel M-sport retrofit
    Steering wheel mount differences by model year
    Steering wheel, heated steering wheel retrofit by nickc ('01 740i sport)
    Steering wheel, how to change the slip ring
    Sunroof motor replacement
    Sunscreen (rear) power drive repair
    Sunshade (electric rear) gear repair
    Sunshade (rear) repair
    Sunshade (rear) retrofit by Nadeem
    Trim Wood/Metal interior conversion
    Trim, polishing interior wood trim and console
    Trim, polishing scratches out of the wood trim
    Trim, puckering dash trim near doors
    Trim, removing scratches from wood trim
    Ultimate Guide to Armrests
    Victor steering wheel install
    Window motor replacement
    Window regulator (front) replacement
    Window regulator (right front) R&R, 2001 740iL
    Window regulator replacement
    Window regulator replacement notes
    Window sunshade (rear) repair
    Window tint, how to remove
    Windows, one-touch up reinitialization
    Windows, replacing worn rubber lower window buffer (stopping clunk noise)
    Windshield buzzing noise problem

    99-01 Rocker panel retrofit
    Antenna, Sharkfin retrofit
    Brakes, painting your calipers
    Bumper removal (front)
    Bumper removal, rear (with Remus exhaust install)
    Bumper removal, rear, removing and installing (BMW PDF)
    Chrome window trim gap/shrinkage fix
    Door handle (exterior) removal and replacement
    Door handle repair
    Door handles, how to remove
    Door trim replacement
    Fix for persistent "open door" errors
    Front bumper and trim removal
    Front bumper license plate removal
    Front bumper removal and headlight washer replacement
    Front grills, removing
    Headlamp washer nozzle replacement without removing bumper
    Hood Grill / Washer Jet Removal and Inspection
    Hood, Bowden cable replacement
    Hood, emergency unlock for broken cable release
    Key locked in trunk solution
    Kidney grills installation on the hood
    Locks, Unlocking the trunk and doors without power (video)
    Mirror glass removal
    Mirrors, exterior replacement
    Mirrors, M-Style Folding Mirror Install
    Mirrors, Power Folding/Auto-Dim Sideview Mirrors Retrofit
    Mirrors, Remote power folding mirrors installation
    Mirrors, wide-angle mirrors installation
    Mudflap Installation Instructions: Front
    Mudflap Installation Instructions: Rear
    PDC sensor and front bumper trim removal
    Rear bumper and fender black trim replacement / PDC removal
    Rear bumper trim/PDC removal
    Rear window drip rails, replacing the cracked rubber
    Rear window trim removal
    Rocker panel (door sill) removal
    Rocker panel upgrade
    Rocker panel upgrade from 95-98 to 99 style
    Roof-mounted bike and luggage rack from BMW
    Shadowline trim parts for the 740iL
    Shled's 2001 facelift modifications
    Sunroof adjustment how-to
    Sunroof alignment procedure
    Sunroof gasket replacement
    Sunroof gasket seal replacement
    Sunroof leak solution
    Sunroof reset
    Taillights, polishing plastic to remove yellow
    Trim, Shadowline black-out of chrome trim (E30)
    Trim, Shadowline black-out using tape
    Trim, Shadowline trim procedure (E30)
    Trunk close fix
    Trunk lid adjustment
    Trunk lock actuator stopped working
    Trunk lock operation (video)
    Trunk shock replacement
    Trunk shock replacement
    Trunk, chrome strip and badge installation
    Trunk, how to drill a hole to unlock it and retrieve misplaced keys
    Trunk/Rear emblem badge placement
    Using E39 5-series wheels on an E38
    Window (rear) drip rail trim fix
    Window (rear) seal replacement
    Window trim, front replacement
    Window trim, rear replacement
    Windshield lower gasket R&R
    Windshield replacement
    Windshield replacement, how-to
    Windshield replacements, Front Climate Window - Rear Insulating Window
    Windshield upper gasket replacement
    Windshield upper trim replacement
    Windshield washer pump and jet fix
    Windshield wind noise and proper installation
    Windshield wiper arm contact adjustment
    Windshield wipers not returning to home position
    Windshield wipers, service bulletin and schematics
    Winshield rubber trim replacement
    Wiper blades, DIY replacement (Video)
    Paint and paint chip repair
        BMW paint color codes
        Edwin's great scratch repair article
        How to spot paintwork
        Paint chip repair DIY
        Paint colors
        Paint defects solution guide by Dupont
        Paintless dent removal
        Random orbital buffer polishing how-to
        Southern Colors Paint Touchup
        Tail lights yellowing restoration
        Touch-up paint, how to apply
        Zaino sequence for detailing your paint
        2001 front/rear/side light upgrades
        Auomatic headlights retrofit
        Bi-Xenon headlight installation in stock headlight assembly
        Brakes, quad brake light modification via the wiring harness (video)
        Brakes, rear quad brake lights conversion by Dave Clement
        Brakes, third brake light gasket replacement
        Chromeline insert - HID conversion and Angel / DDE installation
        DIY Silvervision turnsignal bulbs
        Door handle Interior lighting retrofit
        Euro 4-position fog light switch installation
        Fog lamp replacement
        Fog light pitted glass replacement
        Fog lights and bulbs replacement
        Fog lights, Euro fog light switch retrofit
        Fog lights, European rear fog lights
        Fog lights, HID foglight install by cleanride740il
        Fog lights, HID installation by 04sshd
        Fog lights, HID installation by Edwin
        Fog lights, HID retrofit by Magnum
        Fog lights, WTH's rear foglight upgrade
        Footwell lighting retrofit
        Footwell lights, retrofitting from the 750iL
        Footwell rear lights retrofit
        Front corner light removal
        Glove-box Flashlight Rejuvenation
        Headlight adjustment
        Headlight aiming procedures
        Headlight bulb replacement
        Headlight cover polishing to remove pitting
        Headlight removal, disassembly and alignment directions by David K
        Headlight washer replacement
        Headlights, angel eye installation with daytime running lights
        Headlights, angel eyes installation
        Headlights, angel eyes remote feature DIY
        Headlights, Angel-eye e39 installation video
        Headlights, Demon Eyes/Angel Eyes installation
        Headlights, DFW7 DIY DDE Angel Eyes enhanced lighting installation video
        Headlights, DIY Xenon headlamp upgrade
        Headlights, dwightf's Umnitza DDE/Angel Eye DIY Install
        Headlights, HID ugprade by David Frame
        Headlights, Mark Caldwell's removal and chromelining instructions
        Headlights, OmniTec Gen II Demon Eyes installation
        Headlights, pre-facelift CCFL Angel Eyes Install
        Headlights, True HID (xenon) headlamp conversion
        Headlights, Xenon headlight level adjustment (PDF)
        Headlights, Xenon, DDE and Euro Foglight Switch Install
        Instrument Cluster Bulb Replacement Info
        LCM repair on a '97 e39 5-series
        Lighting, Footwell front lights retrofit
        Lights C-pillar accents
        Overhead LED 'Night Lights' retrofit for pre-'09/95 cars
        PowerBulbs (Philips Silvervision)
        Removing front indicator lights
        Single vs. dual filament bulbs
        Taillights, rear quad brake light mod by IBHenry
        Taillights, rear quad brake light mod by RobertG
        Taillights, rear quad brake light mod by zigor911
        Taillights: Crystal clear vs regular by model year
        Titanium silver #1157 bulbs from
        Tyre Daniely's H1 Xenon HID Conversion Kit Installation
        Ultimate Chromeline (vacuum plated)
        Xenon bulb replacement

Retrofit Installations
    "Check Low Beam" solution
    4-Spoke to 3-Spoke M Sport Steering Wheel DIY Swap
    Active comfort seats E38 retrofit (by ripp222)
    Active comfort seats E39 retrofit (by stilljester)
    Aleki's indicator mirror retrofit
    Antenna, Sharkfin retrofit
    Auomatic headlights retrofit
    Automatic headlights and rain sensing wipers retrofit
    Battery secondary trunk retrofit
    BimmerBoard Navigation Forum
    Bluetooth installation instructions (PDF)
    Cameras, backup camera installation
    Cameras, backup rear view retrofit
    Cameras, David Frame's backup camera installation
    Cameras, rearview camera install without a TV tuner module
    Cameras, reverse backup camera installation by rg0115
    Cameras, Tyre Daniely's rear bumper backup camera installation
    DIY Xenon and "city light" upgrade
    E46 lumbar support retrofit
    Electric rear seat headrests retrofit
    Fog lights, Euro fog light switch retrofit
    Fog lights, WTH's rear foglight upgrade
    Footwell lighting retrofit
    Gloss window trim and mirrors
    Headlights, Automatic headlight control upgrade
    Heated seats (front) retrofit
    Heated seats (rear) retrofit
    Heated steering wheel retrofit
    Instrument cluster, aluminum gauge rings
    Keys, older style to newer style key upgrade
    Leather dashboard retrofit
    Mark Brady's 2001 Headlamp Upgrade
    Navigation retrofit (E39)
    Navigation retrofit (E46)
    Overhead LED 'Night Lights' retrofit for pre-'09/95 cars
    Paddle-shift retrofit for Steptronic transmissions
    Park Distance Control (PDC) rear wiring (E39)
    PDC Front + rear Park Distance Control
    Putting a V12 M70 in an E30 3-series
    Rain-sensing wiper retrofit
    Rear automatic climate control retrofit
    Retrofit installation of 750iL footwell lights
    Retrofit kit on-board monitor and navigation (BMW 7-series E38, PDF)
    Seat memory, adding to passenger seat
    Seats, Electric rear headrests retrofit
    Seats, M-sport seats (front and rear) retrofit
    SES voice recognition retrofit
    Shift paddles and steering column retrofit on a pre-'99 740iL
    Ski-bag pass-throughretrofit
    Steering wheel, heated steering wheel retrofit by nickc ('01 740i sport)
    Steering wheel, installing an E46 M3 SMG wheel (M paddles) in a 2000 740i
    Steering wheel, M Paddle Retrofit (electrical hookup)
    Steering wheel, modifying for Mercedes paddle shifters
    Sunblind rear switch retrofit
    Sunroof Steel to glass conversion
    Sunshade (rear) retrofit
    Sunshade (rear) retrofit by Nadeem
    Trunk/boot automatic hydraulic close by Edwin
    Trunk/boot automatic hydraulic close by Eric
    V12 LPG conversion
    Wiring, How to fish wires from front console to rear seats

    'half-on' ASC+T/DSC mode
    ADV-2000 analog to digital audio converter
    Airbag control module replacement
    Airbag seatbelt tensioner harness repair
    Alarm triggered by faulty hood switches
    Alarm/siren not sounding
    Alarms triggered by defective hood/tilt sensor
    Alternative to the Universal Garage Door Opener
    Battery removal and replacement (trunk-mounted)
    Battery replacement options
    BMW ASC/DSC systems (PDF)
    BMW battery system (PDF)
    BMW breakout boxes and connectors (PDF)
    BMW Bus System defined (PDF)
    BMW Drive Away Protection System (PDF)
    BMW Electrical Troubleshooting Manuals (ETM's)
    BMW wiring diagrams
    Cruise control disengaging (actuator replacement)
    Cruise control module testing
    DSC/ABS module repair/rebuild
    E38 car/key programmable memory options (PDF)
    E38/E39 schematics and pinout diagrams
    Electrical system wiring diagrams (1995 BMW 740iL, PDF)
    Electronics incl. lights, displays, MFL, cruise, audio, PDC (PDF)
    Escort ZR3 laser diffuser installation
    EWS removal and replacement
    Fix for wipers stuck at constant interval
    GM module R&R
    Homemade super range extender for UGDO
    How to program a rolling code garage door opener
    How to run wires between door and footwell
    I-BUS and speed sensor trunk wiring connections
    Ignition switch removal and replacement
    Ignition switch replacement (video)
    Ignition switch wiring pinouts
    Instrument cluster disassembly photos
    Instrument cluster parts swap alternative to re-coding after pixel fix
    Instrument cluster repairs in the UK
    Key initialization, How-to
    Key remote programming
    Key remote rebuilding
    Lamp module replacement
    LCM repair on a '97 e39 5-series
    Light control module chip replacement
    MID pixel repair
    MID removal from the center console
    Modifying the UGDO with the electronics of another garage-door opener
    Multimeters: How to use them
    Multiple restraint system (PDF)
    OBC secret displays for the E38
    OBC unlocking
    OBD-II interface project
    OBD-II to RS232 interface
    Official word on older Homelink garage door openers
    PDC module replacement
    PDC problems, diagnosis and repair
    PDC rear bumper retrofit ('92 750iL)
    Pixel Display Defects: How to get it replaced by BMW
    Pixel Display Defects: Letter to BMWNA
    Pixel Display Defects: Response from BMWNA
    Pixel display repair technique by Edwin
    Pixel display repair technique by visionbmw7
    Pixel display repairs at DNA Speedometers
    Pixel display repairs at commercial solution for defective instrument cluster pixels
    Radars, Lidatek and V1 stealth concealed installations
    Radars, Magnum's Escort ZR3 Installation
    Radars, Radar detector installation
    Radars, Shled's StealthOne installation
    Radars, StealthOne MID/OBC interface for Valentine1 radar detector
    Radars, Valentine 1 and infrared windshields
    Radars, Valentine One radar detector stealth installation in a BMW E39 5-series
    Radars, Valentine1 Installation
    Radars, Valentine1/Stealth1 radar detector installation by Magnum
    Rain sensor replacement
    Rain-sensing wiper retrofit
    Redundant data storage for mileage tamper dot
    Remote key refurbishment with new rubber pads
    Replacing motion sensor with new ultrasonic type
    RF/Ultrasonic motion sensor replacement
    Seat control module for power seats and steering column
    SES voice recognition retrofit
    Siren (alarm chirp) replacement
    Siren/horn replacement and/or changing
    Soldering experts help with repairing electronics
    SRS Airbag (seatbelt tensioner) fix for driver's seat fault #5
    Steering wheel raises when exiting vehicle, how to
    Tamper dot for mileage explained
    Tire pressure monitor retrofit
    Troubleshooting with the DIS (PDF)
    Trunk-release repeated fuse failures may be caused by stuck fuel filler solenoid
    Turn signal stalk (blinker) replacement
    UGDO wiring
    Understanding European wiring diagrams (PDF)
    Understanding I-BUS
    Universal Garage Door Opener (UGDO) Antenna Booster
    Varan multimedia player for E38 nav system
    Voice input module (SES) installation
    Window switch control repair
    Windows, one-touch up reinitialization
    Wiring harness damage causes various electrical faults
    Z8 engine start button installation in E46
    Navigation Navigation Forum   Martin Bishop's outstanding site for widescreen upgrades
        BMW Navigation Software FAQ
        BMW onboard monitor and navigation systems (PDF)
        BMW service bulletin on navigation software
        Bypasssing Video Module in Cars with factory TV
        CloneCD (free tool for burning ISO CD's)
        E39 voice recognition upgrade
        E46 Navigation/TV retrofit
        Enabling TV display while car is in motion
        Gooseneck Mark II navigation installation instructions (PDF)
        ISO Buster (free tool for verifying ISO CD images)
        Mark I to Mark IV navigation upgrade notes
        Mark IV voice buzz issue solution
        MKIII nav system (PDF)
        Navigation & TV FAQ from
        Navigation O/S software versions and how to upgrade
        Navigation retrofit ('99 740iL)
        Navigation retrofit wiring diagram
        NavTech navigation CD region map
        Restoring INFO and SELECT buttons
        Retrofit kit on-board monitor and navigation (BMW 7-series E38, PDF)
        SES / Voice Recognition Module command list
        Setting Absolute Nav Volume
        Sogo Vision PC interface
        Splash screen customization in Mark III navigation
        Troubleshooting blank nav screen and radio shut off
        TV tuner wiring harness connections
        Using the "New Route" feature
        V22 navigation system software
        Video module installation instructions
        Voice input module (SES), speech recognition, installation
        Widescreen monitor opens unexpectedly
        Widescreen nav display (PDF)
        Yahoo: BMW Nav Owners Group
        Yahoo: Hack the I-BUS Group
        Yahoo: Open BMW Group
         "Shark Fin" cellular antenna installation
        Activating analog carphone with Verizon
        Antenna (sharkfin dipole) retrofit on the rear window
        Bluetooth phone unpairing
        Bluetooth retrofit into a 2001 X5
        Bluetooth, using a current Bluetooth-Assist TCU instead of a ULF in a pre-2004 car
        BMW 3 Series (e46) Bluetooth Installation DIY
        BMW 7 Series (e38) Bluetooth Retrofit
        CPT7000 to CPT8000 upgrade discussion
        CPT7000-8000 upgrade information
        CPT7000/CPT8000 info
        CPT8000 installation
        CPT8000 part numbers
        Dipole cellular antenna installation
        E46 Startac installation
        Fix for broken factory-installed Motorola GSM phones
        Microphone, Upgraded for bluetooth
        Motorola Site for Dealers   (user=bmwna, pw=digital)
        Razr adapter retrofit project
        Voice recognition (SES module) installation
        X5World Bluetooth links
        10" Polk subwoofer installation
        6 Disc CD Changer Fix
        AM radio reception fix (1998 528i)
        Amplifier connector pinouts
        Analysis of the DSP radio
        Aux input, How to modify your radio
        Basslink install wiring instructions
        BimmerBabe's A/V headrest installation
        BMW Nakamichi Glove Box CD Changer Installation
        Cameras, Brian's trunk lid backup camera installation
        Cameras, David Frame's backup camera installation
        Cameras, Magnum's TVonNav / Backup Camera Installation
        Cameras, rear view backup camera retrofit
        Cameras, rearview camera install without a TV tuner module
        Cameras, reverse backup camera installation by rg0115
        CD changer cleaning
        CD changer pinouts (PDF)
        CD43 indash BMW CD player
        CD43 service mode (changing from Europe to USA)
        Delphi XM Satellite Radio Installation
        Details on the Flat pin Radios (PDF)
        DSP amplifier replacement with aftermarket unit
        DSP part numbers
        DVD aftermarket video module installation
        DVD installed in casette space behind nav screen
        E39 non-DSP Infinity Basslink installation
        E39 speaker upgrade/replacement project
        Factory Car Stereo Repair, Inc.   Repairs factory BMW stereos
        Headrest monitor installation
        Infinity Basslink installation
        iPhone integration with Dice and NavTV
        iPod stereo input through the tape deck wiring
        Ipod/Icelink integration
        NY Times article comparing Sirius and XM
        OEM TV module installation in a '98 740iL
        Pioneer CD replacement cartridges (
        Pioneer CD replacement cartridges (Circuit City)
        Pioneer XM satellite radio integration
        Radio service mode
        Radioman BMW Radio Repair
        Rear A/V panel wiring connections
        Sirius satellite radio retrofit into an X5
        Stereo Aux In jack retrofit
        Stereo input for iPod/mp3 for just $3
        Subwoofer install, Mojo's quick and dirty guide for the e38
        Trunk, Magnum's custom mounting shelf for trunk (with rear seat and parcel shelf removal instructions)
        TV, ATSC digital tuner upgrade
        Tweeter speaker removal from front doors
        XM installed in ashtray

Engine & Drivetrain
    750iL secondary air pump replacement
    Advanced BMW ABS hints and tips
    Alternator R&R
    Alternator R&R on 750iL V12
    Alternator replacement (2000 BMW 740il)
    Aux fan replacement and bumper removal
    Aux fan resistor replacement (video)
    Auxiliary fan constantly running
    Auxillary fan slow-speed resistor repair
    Ball joints, Homemade rear ball joint removal tool
    Ball joints, rear ball joint DIY tool
    Belt Replacement Instructions (Incl. Fan Removal)
    BMW self-leveling suspension (PDF)
    Camber adjustment specs for rear wheels
    Camshaft position sensor (CPS) location on the V12 engines
    Camshaft Position Sensor (CPS) replacement ('98 750iL)
    Camshaft Position Sensor (CPS) replacement ('99 740iL)
    Car Battery FAQ
    Cold start problem (cranking, stumble, stall) solved by fuel pump relay swap
    Cooling system basics
    Cooling system bleed procedure (M62 engine)
    Crank Case Vent Valve, torx to hex bolts suggestion
    Crankshaft Pulse Generator replacement
    Cruise control, finding the start button on pre-99 models
    Cruise control, replacing a sticky bowden cable
    Diagnostic trouble codes (PDF)
    Diagnostic trouble codes, DTC (PDF)
    Differential options for the E38
    Dislocated final drive output shaft fix
    Distributor caps and rotors R&R (750iL)
    Distributor caps and rotors R&R notes (750iL)
    Driveshaft replacement options
    DSC Controller Replacement
    Electronic thermostat replacement
    Engine compartment detailing
    Engine fault codes
    Engine mount replacement tips
    EPA page about On-board Diagnostics (OBD)
    Erroneous check coolant level warnings
    Expansion Tank Replacement for Dummies
    Exploding fan
    Fan belt replacement tips
    Fan Clutch - 101
    Fuel filler hose replacement
    Fuel leak
    Fuel pump removal and replacement
    Fuel pump replacement
    Fuel pump replacement
    Fuel pump replacement (video)
    Fuel tank noise service bulletin
    Gas tank imploding (evaporative cannister purge line)
    Homemade cold air intake (CAI)
    Hood, opening to 90 degrees (hood service mode)
    Intake leak diagnoses video (M73 V12)
    Intake manifold removal instructions
    Koala Motorsports M60 Nikosil vs. Alusil page
    Lambda (oxygen, O2) sensors -- all about them
    Leakdown tests explained
    M60 engine specs
    M60B30 and M60B40 engine details
    M62 component locations (PDF)
    M62 Engine details (PDF)
    M62 torque values (PDF)
    M73 component locations (PDF)
    M73 torque values (PDF)
    M73 V12 Intake Removal / Valve Cover Gaskets
    MAF and CPS replacement (video)
    MAF boot replacement (fix for rough idle, intermittent loss of power)
    MAF replacement using Range Rover part
    MAF testing
    Nikosil engine FAQ
    O2 sensor part numbers at AutoZone
    OBD II diagnostic trouble codes
    OBD-II diagnostic codes
    OBD-II engine P code list
    OBD-II standard fault codes list
    OBDII system with Error codes (PDF)
    Oil pump replacement and chain adjustment
    Oil questions and answers
    Oil separator valve (OSV) replacement
    Oil separator valve (OSV) replacement
    Oil Separator Valve (OSV) Replacement Notes/Photos 1998 BMW E38 (M62)
    Oil separator valve (OSV) replacement on the V12 M72/M73 engine
    OSV cover replacement, super fast
    OSV replacement on a M62 V8 4.4L engine (Video)
    Oxygen sensor replacement
    P Codes (diagnostic codes) list
    Power steering hose fix
    Power steering hose replacement (740iL)
    Radiator and water pump replacement
    Radiator drain location ('03 540i)
    Radiator expansion tank replacement procedure
    Radiator fan electric upgrade
    Radiator nipple R&R
    Radiator/thermostat/water pump replacement
    Reading BMW fuel injection codes (stomp test)
    Rough idle fix
    Starting systems (PDF)
    Steering column adjustment to reduce play
    Steering, power steering hose replacement (750iL)
    Suspension, front-end rebuild
    The M73 V12 motor
    Throttle cable bushings replacement
    Timing Chain Guide & Timing Chain Replacement
    Upper timing chain cover gasket repair notes
    Upper timing cover gaskets
    V12 distributor wiring
    V12 engine complete overhaul with photos
    Vacuum leak test video, how to solve rough idle and random misfire codes (M62 V8)
    Valley Pan/Valve Cover Gaskets/OSV R&R
    Valve Cover Gasket Injector Plug Trick
    Valve cover gasket replacement procedure
    Valve cover gaskets R&R, Vanos, timing chain cover
    Valve cover replacement tips
    Valve cover stud, repairing when broken
    VANOS solenoid gasket replacement (M62-TU engine)
    VANOS: How to retrieve nut from oil valley in cylinder head
    Water pump & thermostat replacement
    Water pump replacement
    Water pump replacement (2000 750iL, M73 engine)
    Water pump replacement without removing radiator
    Water valve and auxiliary water pump replacement how-to
    Zionsville Autosport all aluminum radiator
        2001 BMW Service Maintenance Checklist
        5HP30 spare parts catalog (PDF)
        Air filter changing for the engine
        Air filter changing of the microfilters under the hood
        Air filters, how many and where they are on your 740iL
        Battery replacement options
        Battery, changing the main car battery
        BMW recommendation for high pressure engine steam cleaning
        Car battery replacement: Douglas, Duralast
        Car battery replacement: Interstate
        Clean the Idle Control Valve to fix rough idle
        Combustion chamber cleaning
        Coolant bleeding how-to
        Differential fluid change, how-to
        Double battery R&R on '01 750iL
        Engine mount replacement (video)
        Fuel filter change, how-to
        Fuel filter replacement
        Fuel filter replacment ('01 750iL)
        Fuel filter/pressure regulator R&R ('99 740iL)
        Fuel injector cleaning, DIY benchtop system
        Fuel tank rust treatment products
        Gummi-Pflege rubber seal maintenance
        How to replace oxygen (O2) sensors
        Long term storage recommendations
        MAF cleaning
        Making Sense of Synthetic Lubricants (PDF)
        Mass Air Flow Sensor (MAF) cleaning and Camshaft Position Sensor (CPS) R&R
        Missing engine mount bolts can cause loud front-end noises
        More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Motor Oil (PDF)
        OBC hidden functions, how to display the actual coolant temperature
        Oil and inspection service light reset
        Oil change DIY and removing the oil pan
        Oil change how-to
        Oil change recommendations and the service interval lights
        Oil pump bolts inspection
        Oil pump bolts, checking for loose bolts
        Oil pump bolts, checking for loose bolts
        Oil service and inspection lights reset using a simple wire
        Oil/air separator system repair (fix for 10 seconds of smoke at startup)
        OSV, 10-minute replacement
        Power steering hose replacement
        Radiator replacement notes
        Readiator replacement, how-to
        Recircluation filter refurbishment
        Repairing wiring harness under front wheel
        Replacement batteries
        Reset oil and inspection lights via the instrument cluster
        Secondary air system failure (fault analysis guide)
        Service interval light reset via the instrument cluster
        Service interval light system explained
        Service interval lights explained
        Spark plug change on the 750iL V12 engine
        Spark plug removal and replacement
        Spark plug specifications
        Spark plugs changing/check for leaky valve cover gasket
        Springs (front) and brakes replacement
        Springs (rear) replacement
        Steven Bernstein's BMW Brake FAQ
        Technical details of the service interval lights
        Valley pan, intake/valve cover gaskets repair, spark plug change and oil pump bolts
        Valve cover gasket notes/photos for replacing (BMW E38 M62)
        Valve cover gasket replacement procedure
        Valve cover gasket replacement tips
        Valve rebuild M62 engine
    Suspension & Steering
        740iL Rear Ball Joint Replacement
        Ball joint replacement tool, home-made
        BMW wheel alignment procedure (PDF)
        EDC III explained
        Electronic Damper Control (EDC) explained
        Front shock absorber replacement ('92 750iL)
        Front shock absorber replacement (2001 Euro 735i)
        Front stabilizer (swing arm) R&R
        Front strut replacement ('96 740iL)
        Front suspension parts and replacement instructions
        Front suspension, How to diagnose thrust arms and check for play (video)
        Front wheel bearing (hub) replacement
        Front-end noises and their causes
        Ignition key turns 360 degrees
        LAD self-leveling shocks, repairing and replacing the seals
        M Sport Steering Wheel in pre-9/96 E38 & E39
        Motor mounts, removal and replacement
        Outer tie rod R&R
        Outer Tie Rod Replacement
        Parking brake grommet can cause rear squeaks
        Polishing aluminum links
        Power steering faults and bad General Module
        Power Steering Flush
        Rear shock absorber replacement (with video), 2001 735i
        Rear suspension rebuild: ball joint, strut, wishbone, guide link
        Rear suspension, How to diagnose and check for play (video)
        Rear sway bar installation
        Rear upper control arm R&R
        S-EDC control module replacement
        Servotronic steering module replacement
        Servotronic valve removal from steering gear
        Shimmy at 45-55: Diagnosis of worn control arm bushings
        Shocks (rear) replacement
        SLS pressure accumulator replacement video ('95 740iL)
        SLS valve/ride-height adjustment (video)
        Springs, installing Eibach lowering springs on EDC-equipped 740iL
        Steering box and hose access by jacking up engine
        Steering box leak, repairing in situ for $6
        Steering box replacement tips
        Steering power fluid flush / filter change
        Steering return pipe R&R
        Steering shaft U-joint replacement
        Steering wheel, how to change the slip ring
        Steering wheel, M3/M5 sport wheel adaptation/retrofit
        Steering wheels, differences between pre-99 and post-99
        Steering, How the systems work
        Strut tower braces explained
        Suspension terminology explained
        Suspension, front-end rebuild
        Tie rods, center, left and right replacement (with video)
    Heating & Air Conditioning
        A/C always blow hot air from windshield and footwell vents
        A/C compressor causing lumpy idle
        A/C fittings, location of low and high side ports
        A/C hose rebuilding service
        AC compressor rebuild
        Air conditioning compressor R&R ('98 750iL)
        Air Conditioning Condenser Fan Resistor Repair
        Aux water pump dissection photos
        Auxiliary Cooling Fan Troubleshooting
        Auxiliary Pump Repairs
        Blower motor replacement and dashboard removal procedure
        Center vent R&R
        Climate control system and features explained
        Heater control valve replacement
        Heater core repair
        Heater core replacement
        Heater fan and dashboard removal
        Heater hot water valve repair
        Heater valve and auxilary pump replacement
        HVAC buzzing noise repair
        Patrick Parish's air conditioning page
        Poor A/C performance and R134a pressures
        R134a conversion information
        Rattling fan noise in dashboard fix
        Catalytic converter differences, before and after 1998
        Catalytic converter dissection photos
        Eliminating rear O2 sensors
        Exhaust "scavenging"
        Exhaust tip modification
        Exhaust valve and cylinder head repair
        Exhaust, Magnaflow 14816 mufflers installation
        Idiot's guide to exhaust extensions
        Muffler gutting and custom tailpipes
        Oxygen Sensor (O2) FAQ
        Replacing the heat shields for the exhaust system
        What kills catalytic converters?
        Adaptive transmission control explained
        Automatic transmission fluid substitutes
        Cheaper OEM Esso transmission fluid from VW
        Electronic Transmission control (PDF)
        Electronic Transmission control II (PDF)
        Function of the Auto/Manual transmission switch
        Oils, alternatives to the Esso LT71141 transmission oil
        Servicing the BMW e38 Automatic Transmission
        Simeon's 6-speed manual transmission 'Baby'
        Steering wheel, installing an E46 M3 SMG wheel (M paddles) in a 2000 740i
        Steering wheel, M Paddle Retrofit (electrical hookup)
        Steptronic Shifter Upgrade/Retrofit
        Transmission (5HP30) service instructions
        Transmission 5HP24 ZF spare parts manual (PDF)
        Transmission and rear main seal replacement
        Transmission disassembly and rebuild
        Transmission disassembly photos
        Transmission fluid flush with Valvoline MaxLife ATF
        Transmission fluid level check procedure
        Transmission fluid level check procedure
        Transmission Fundementals (PDF)
        Transmission Fundementals II (PDF)
        Transmission issues cured by new voltage regulator
        Transmission mounts R&R
        Transmission oil and filter change on an Audi A8
        Transmission oil and filter replacement notes/photos on 1998 E38 (5HP24)
        Transmission removal
        Transmission Software Update for a hard 3-2 & 5-4 downshift in the 540iA, 740iA, and 730iA (9/98-4/99 build date)
        Transmission valve body R&R
        Transmission whine and FILTRAN filter
        Transmission ZF Troubleshooting
        Transmission, adaptive features and principles of operation
        Transmission, adaptive features explained
        Transmission, solution for whining/whirring noise after fluid replacement
        Transmission, Steptronic +/- reverse mod
        Transmission, torque converter installation tips
        Transmissions, How to contact Kirt Koeller
        Valvoline substitute for Esso LT 71141 transmission fluid
        ZF Transmission Oil chart
        "Warped" Brake Discs and Other Myths
        Brake rotors and pads, minimum thicknesses
        Brakes, bedding in new pads and rotors
        Brakes, bleeding with the BavAuto bleed kit
        Brakes, caliper rebuilding
        Brakes, changing rotors and pads
        Brakes, emergency brake cable adjustment
        Brakes, emergency brake cable replacement
        Brakes, fluid flush
        Brakes, fluid flush and piston rebuild
        Brakes, How to change brakes and rotors
        Brakes, Pressurized Do-It-Yourself Brake Bleeding
        Brakes, proper orientation of slotted rotors
        Brakes, rotor and pad replacement on an Audi A8 (front)
        Brakes, rotor and pad replacement on an Audi A8 (rear)
        Brakes, testing lining warning sensors
        Brakes, wear sensor part numbers
        Brakes, worn parking brake shoes can cause rear squeak

Accessories & Products
    Artbeads E6000 headliner glue
    BavAuto urethane headlight shields
    BMW CD
    BMW Complete Special Tools Report (PDF, 140 pages)
    BMW Special Service Tools
    ClearMask automotive paint and light protection film
    Colored BMW roundel emblems
    Cruzin Performance   fuel injector cleaning and replacements
    CV Vacuum Platers (for chromelining)
    Dynamat noise insulating products
    Escort radar detectors fender front protective covers
    I.D. IT! Plates
    K40 radar detectors
    Lidatek laser jammer
    OBD-II   Inexpensive OBD-II scan tools
    OEM replacement headlamp glass from Bekkers
    OEM Xenon headlamp assemblies from Bekkers
    ParagonPerformance stainless steel braided fuel/brake lines
    Peake R5 FCX owner's manuals (with code listings)
    Peake R5/FCX engine diagnostic and reset tool
    PhotoBlocker photo radar reflection spray
    Programma electronic component repair and rebuilding lifetime radiator warranty
    Rain Tracker rain sensing wiper control
    RC Engineering   fuel injector cleaning and replacements replacement molded carpet kits
    Roof-mounted bike and luggage rack from BMW
    Samstag Sales BMW Tools
    StarShield clear urethane bras and headlight covers
    Stebro stainless steel exhaust systems
    Steve C's Rotary Lift garage installation   To have a car lift in your very own garage! BMW Tools
    ThermoTec heat insulating products
    TV Free (video while driving)   TV in motion adapters
    Valentine 1 radar detectors
    Valentine 1 Stealth Rear View Mirror Display replacement carpet and leather
    X-Pel urethane headlight shields
    Cup Holders
        Ultimate Cup Holders
    Leather Care & Repair
        Color-Plus leather restoration kits
        Color-Plus Leather Restoration System
        ColorPlus leather restoration
        Fibernew Leather and Plastic Restoration
        Fitzgerald’s Restoration Products   Leather dye
        Kevin Chinn's Creative Options   Leather and cloth upholstery kits
        Leather color codes for BMW's
        Leather Magic leather restoration
        Leatherique Leather Restoration Products replacement seat leather
        SaabStuff Replacement Leather Seats
    Navigation   Martin Bishop's outstanding site for widescreen upgrades
        E39 Mark I - Mark IV upgrade
        G-Net   Watch television on your nav
        Nav-TV   Watch television on your nav
        Navigation hidden service menu   Watch television on your nav

Performance Upgrades
    Eibach Springs
    H&R Springs
    OmniTec Motorsports
    Strong Strut
    Turner Motorsport
    VAC Motorsports

Owner's Manuals
    1997 7-series Owner's Manual (PDF)
    1997 BMW 5-series Radio and Information Systems Owner's Manual (PDF)
    1999 7-series Owner's Manual (PDF)
    1999 7-series Protection Model Owner's Manual (PDF)
    1999 Navigation Owner's Manual (PDF)
    2000 7-series Owner's Manual (PDF)
    2000 BMW 7-series Owner's Guide Interactive CD (130MB iso CD image)
    2000 Navigation Owner's Manual (PDF)
    2001 7-series Owner's Manual (PDF)
    2001 BMW E38 audio users guide (MP3)
    2001 BMW E38 sales training videos
    2003 Bluetooth ULF Owner's Manual
    2004 Navigation Owner's Manual (PDF)
    2005 BMW Bluetooth Users Manual
    BMW E38 Guide to Features and Operations Video
    BMW owner's manuals and ETM's for downloading
    BMW TV module owner's manual: basic operations (PDF)
    Business MID Owner's Manual (PDF)
    CMT3000VR Cellphone Manual (PDF)
    CPT8000 BMW Phone Operation (PDF)
    CPT8000 Timeport General Info (PDF)
    CPT8000 Timeport Manual (PDF)
    Homelink UGDO Owner's Manual (PDF)
    Mark IV Navigation Owner's Manual (PDF)
    Voice Control (SES) Owner's Manual (PDF)

Wheels and Tires used tires
    Bimmer Spinner
    BMW wheel emblems
    BMW Wheel Specs and Fitment Chart
    Dave's BMW wheel chart
    Forged vs. Cast Wheels Explained
    Rear wheel alignment problem and solution
    Repair tire punctures the right way
    The NASA guide to home wheel-scuff repair
    Tire comparisons by Car and Driver magazine (PDF, Aug 2009)
    Tire manufacturing plant codes
    Tire size comparison charts
    Ultimate Guide to Wheel Locks
    Vehicle vibration diagnosis chart (PDF)
    Wheel Scuff Repair on Alloy Wheels
    Wheels M-Parallel Rim Speckle Removal
    Wheels, DIY curb rash repair

Where to Buy Parts
    BMW Dealers
        BMW of Cleveland   888-879-1269 x132
        Circle BMW   732-741-1184 (Chris)
        Crevier BMW   714-835-3171 (Joe)
        Hendrick BMW   800-476-8322
        The BMW Store
        United BMW   770-476-8800
        All OEM BMW Parts   800-230-5754
        ASV Euro Car Parts (Australia)
        Autohaus Arizona
        Baum Tools (every BMW tool you can imagine)
        Bavarian Autosports   800-535-2002   800-624-5410 ext 17 (John)
        Bimmer Parts
        BMA Imports   888-262-3911
        Eagle Day (BMW relays)
        Eurasian Automotive Parts   909-308-1744 (Seat Heating Kits)
        Importec Parts
        Jaggi Import (ZF transmission parts)
        Maximillian Importing Company   800-950-2002
        Performance Motorcars
        Performance Motorcars
        Racing King Unlimited
        Ultimate BMW Parts
        Window regulators, FCP Groton
        Window regulators, Regulator USA
    Salvage Companies & Recyclers
        A-1 Driveshaft   Repair, manufacture or refurbish your driveshaft.
        Autobahn Used Parts   619-444-2290
        Automatic Transmission Service Group
        Bavarian Engine Exchange   800-269-6585 (Atlanta, GA)   800-350-8986
        BW Auto Dismantlers Inc (Sacramento, CA)
        DC Automotive   800-579-2410
        J&N Alternator Rebuilding
        Ken Baker Originals
        Michaels Auto Parts
        Miller Remanufactured Catalytic Converters
        Neo BMW Breakers
        OCLES, Inc.   They let you try parts before buying.
        Potomac German Auto salvage auction cars
        Scubas Gear Ebay Store
        Strictly German (Atlanta, GA)   706-654-9156 Bobby Thrash
        Vines Auto   800-214-4839
        Willz Recycling   Chris Koch of 7-series Digest fame
    Wheels, Tires
        AAA Rims   800-624-5410 ext 17 (John)
        BMW Wheel Specs & Fitment Chart
        Discount Tire Direct
        National Tire & Battery (NTB)
        The Wheel Exchange
        Wheel Collision Center   Wheel repair and used wheel sales
    Brakes, Batteries, Lights
        Brake Warehouse
        Controlled Thermal Processing, Inc.
        Distinguishing genuine Brembo rotors from fakes
        Efunda Cryogenic Treatment
        Frozen Rotors
        Interstate Batteries
        PowerBulbs (Philips Silvervision)
    Restoration and Repair
        Eastwood Company   Paint, auto tools, car restoration supplies
        Fibernew Leather and Plastic Restoration
        Fuel Injector Testing and Cleaning: Cruzin Performance
        Fuel Injector Testing and Cleaning: RC Engineering   Vinyl interior restoration
        Madera Concepts   Woodwork restoration in classic and vintage autos
        Pukar Designs (replacement BMW decals for your engine bay and other areas)
        William Rau Automotive Woodwork   Decorative wood for contemporary and historic autos

Shipping Companies
    Allstates Worldwide
    American Car Transport
    Car Transport USA
    Ebay Dependable Auto Shippers
    Intercity Lines, Inc.
    MoveCars (Auto Transport Directory)
    National Car Shipping

Aftermarket Warranties
    1st Source Auto Warranty
    AAA Extended Warranties
    American Shield Warranties
    Auto Advantage, Inc.
    Certified Car Care
    Extended Auto Warranty Corp.
    United American Warranty
    Warranty By Net
    Warranty Station
    Warranty Wizard
    Web Direct Warranty

Photo Gallery
    Before/after pics of 750 chrome grill upgrade
    Black rubber flootmats on gray interior
    Dave Clement's Photoshop E38 Wizardry
    Eisenmann Exhaust system
    Instrument cluster metal rings
    Transmission with pan removed, photos
        Front and rear monitors on gooseneck mounts
        Jason's in-dash DVD installation
        Philips Carin 520 nav system over dash vents
        TV installed in rear center console
        18" 2003 745 wheels on Ken Lohr's '97 740i
        18" Cross-spoke composite wheel II, styling 42
        18" M-Parallel wheels on black '98 740iL
        18" M-Parallel wheels on red '98 750iL
        18" M-Parallel wheels on white '98 740iL
        18" Rondell 58 on black '98 740iL
        18" Rondell 58 on black '98 740iL (closeup)
        18" Rondell 58 on cashmiere '00 740iL
        18" Rondell 58 on cashmiere '00 740iL (closeup)
        18" Style-32 rims
        18" Style-32 rims on UK '96 728i
        18" Style-32 rims on UK '96 728i (closeup)
        19" BMW E65 rims on silver '01 750iL
        19" Breyton Inspiration wheels
        19" Breyton Magics on silver '95 740iL
        19" Hamann HM2's
        BMW Wheel Image Catalog
        BMW Wheel Styles - Current
        BMW Wheel Styles - Older
        Sealbeach740's chrome M-Parallels

Car Care
    CCS how-to articles on car care
    Clay Magic
    GlossHaus wax and polish
    Trim, care/detailing of black plastic and trim
    Web-Cars Paint Touchup directions
    Zaino Bros' show car polish
    Zymol vs. Zaino discussion on Roadfly

Useful Links
    Alternative Fueling Station Locator (US Dept. of Energy)
    Automotive converters and calculators
    Ben Liaw's Big BMW Links
    Bimmer Magazine Bluetooth Forum E38 Message Board
       (HIGHLY recommended) IBUS Forum Navigation A/V Forum
    BimmerForums 7-series Message Board
    BMW Manufacturing Corp. and factory tours
    BMW Museum in Munich
    BMW North America
    BMW Parts & Accessories Vendor List
    BMW Performance Center in Spartanburg, SC
    BMW Plant Dingolfing
    BMW Zentrum museum
       MP3,DivX nav integration
    Certified used cars
    E39 Do It Yourself (DIY) Archives
    Garage door torsion spring replacement
    International Assoc. of Independent BMW Service Professionals
    ISO CD files, how to burn them
    John Burn's BMW Addicts Site
    Korman BMW Restoration Services
    Links 7er BMW Tipps und Tricks Reparaturhinweise E23 E65 E32 E38
    Lodz, Poland BMW Club E38 page
    Magnum1's 740 pages
       CD updates for the navigation systems
       Installation of nav, phone, mp3, etc.
    Performance BMW Magazine
    Shogun's Tips and Tricks for the 7-series
    Timm's BMW E38 7-series Repair and Information site
    Torque value calculator (Nm / ft-lbs conversions)
    Total BMW Magazine
    Total BMW Magazine (UK)

Upcoming Events

User Groups
    BMW Car Club of America   (Join and get a 10-20% discount on parts!)
    Dallas Ft. Worth 7's (DFW7's)
    E38 Beef Club
    East Coast Seven Club
    Houston E38's
    Seattle 7's
    Socal 7's
    BMW Car Club Chapters
        AL: Heart of Dixie Chapter BMW CCA
        Arizona BMW Z-series Club
        AU: BMW Clubs Australia
        CA: Central California Chapter
        CA: Golden Gate Chapter
        CA: Los Angeles Chapter
        CA: Sacramento Valley Chapter
        CA: San Diego Chapter
        CO: Rocky Mountain Chapter
        DC: National Capital Chapter BMW CCA
        FL: Everglades Chapter
        FL: FirstCoast Chapter
        FL: Suncoast Chapter
        FL: Sunshine Bimmers
        GA: Peachtree Chapter
        IA: Iowa Chapter BMW CCA
        IN: Hoosier BMW Car Club
        KY: Bluegrass Bimmers
        MA: Boston Chapter
        MD: National Capital Chapter BMW CCA
        MI: Motorcity Chapter
        MN: North Star Chapter
        MO: St. Louis BMW Club
        NC: Tarheel Chapter
        NE: Missouri Valley Chapter
        NH: White Mountain Chapter
        NJ: New Jersey Chapter
        NM: New Mexico Chapter
        NY: New York Chapter
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        OH: Northern Ohio Chapter
        OR: Portland Oregon Chapter
        PA: Allegheny Chapter
        PA: Delaware Valley Chapter
        PA: Nittany Bimmers
        TN: Old Hickory BMW Club
        TX: Houston Chapter
        TX: Lone Star Chapter
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        UT: Wasatch Chapter
        VA: Blue Ridge Chapter
        VA: National Capital Chapter BMW CCA
        VA: Tidewater BMWCCA
        WA: Puget Sound Region BMW CCA
        WI: Badger Bimmers

Reviews and Articles
    1997 BMW 7-series specifications
    Autochannel review: 1998 740iL
    Autochannel review: 1999 BMW 740iS
    Bimmer Magazine e38 buyer's guide (08/2005) and market update (06/2007)
    BMW e38 7-series TV commercials
    BMW E38 options overview and buying guide (British site)
    BMW M Motorsport History
    BMW World Review of 2000 7-series
    BusinessWeek reiew of 745Li
    Canadian Driver Used Vehicle Review: 1995-2001 BMW 7-series
    Car&Driver review of 2000 740iL Protection model
    ConsumerGuide review of 1995-2001 BMW 7-series
    Edmunds review: 1998 740iL Comparison Tests Review of 1999 BMW 740i Sport review of 2000 750iL review of the 2001 BMW 750iL
    Internet Auto Guide review of 2001 BMW 7-series 2001 BMW 7 Series Model Lineup
    Motortrend review of 1995-2001 pre-owned E38's
    NewCarTestDrive review of 2001 7 series
    Road & Track review: 2009 BMW 750Li
    Road and Track review of 740i sport

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