Country (U.S, Germany, etc.) USA
Car of Interest (528, 840, etc.) 2001 740i Sport
Which DIY Procedure (if any) The Dreaded Glovebox
Hey Frankie - just wanted to introduce myself. I have owned 2 '01 740sports over the last 12 years, and enjoyed your DIY on the dreaded glovebox. I had to repair the boxes in both my 7's. On the first one, the lock mechanism broke, along with the actuating tab on the latch handle. I reinforced and epoxied the tab back on the handle, and removed the lock parts which were interfering with the latch - the effect being that the latch now moves farther than it used to, so the door unlatches much more easily than it did with the lock parts in place. I stuck a black plastic button in the keyhole, and everything is cool. Also - the latch cover on the inside of the door has those 3 spacers which are nearly impossible to install, loose. I finally put a dab of epoxy on each and stuck them to the cover. MUCH easier. On my second 7, I sensed the latch was going to fail, so I simply repeated the procedure as a preventative measure!
Country (U.S, Germany, etc.) Italia
Car of Interest (528, 840, etc.) 850-840
Which DIY Procedure (if any) all
compliant a beautiful achievement, made with passion and love for the BMW
Country (U.S, Germany, etc.) U.S.
Car of Interest (528, 840, etc.) 2002 BMW 525i Touring
Which DIY Procedure (if any) Power Window Motor Repair
WOW! This worked perfectly. Without your willingness to share your time, experience, knowledge, and skillful instructions I never could have even imagined how to fix my power window motor. Well, I did repair it, thanks to you, and it was a joy doing it. I am a detail-oriented person, and I truly respect the level of awareness with which you created this tutorial, complete with helpful pictures. I feel like this short note doesn't adequately express the gratitude I have for you, but I couldn't miss the chance to simply say, Thank you, Sir!
Country (U.S, Germany, etc.) USA
Car of Interest (528, 840, etc.) 740i
Which DIY Procedure (if any) sun roof leak
Many, many thanks for the great write ups. W/R/T to roof leaks, I have found one other overlooked item that many of the write ups are overlooking. My 2001 had a very badly deteriorated windshield weather stripping and decided one day to replace it. The amount of dirt and debris that had gotten in behind the weather stripping was unreal. I also discovered that the drain tube that leaves the sunroof trough empties at the roof line and not at the front hood. The drain tube uses the void formed by the weatherstripping and the body to convey water along and down the front pillar. The clips that hold the weather stripping to the glass were guilty of collecting the dirt and debris that had gotten in behind the deteriorated weather stripping. Once cleaned out and the new weather stripping installed, the leak I had been chasing for months was no more.
Country (U.S, Germany, etc.) FL-US
Car of Interest (528, 840, etc.) 04 X5 4.4i
Which DIY Procedure (if any) Window Regulator
Just wanted to say thanks for the awesome write up on the window regulator and clips. I bought a new regulator with motor but realized I may just need to replace the clips, which I couldn't figure out where they were even located with most things I found online. Great pics with explanations that make it very easy to understand!!! Thanks for the info!! I've bookmarked your site in case I need anything else to look up :)
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