About Bobby O'Hearn

I am an all around car guy that is also into technology. I am currently a student at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, majoring in Information Technology.

BMW E39 Auxiliary Input Kit Installation DIY

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Objective: Add the ability to play your iPod, iPhone, Android, or any other MP3 player to your E39.

Applicable Vehicles: 1997-2003 BMW E39 5-series (Without Navigation): 523i, 525i, 528i, 530i, 535i, 540i, M5.

Parts required: OEM Auxiliary Kit (82 11 0 149 390), 3.5 mm stereo cable. Continue reading

2014 BMW M5 and M6 to Receive Upgraded Competition Package

BMW-F10-M5-High-Quality-Wallpapers-1920x1200-wallpaper-01BMW is testing a new version of the F10 M5, which is expected to be launched this summer as a 2014 model.  It will continue to be offered with its 560-hp, twin-turbo, 4.4-liter V-8, but there will also be an optional performance pack- called the Competition Package, which will consist of several upgrades to the current M5. Continue reading

BMW E39 523, 525, 528 530 Spark Plug Replacement

E39 Spark Plug ReplacementToday I installed new spark plugs into my E39 525iA.  The following is a quick tutorial on how to do the same to your E39!

Objective:  Replace the spark plugs in your vehicle, helping it run better and more effeciently.

Applicable Vehicles:  1997-2003 BMW E39 5-series with 6 cylinder engines: 523i, 525i, 528i, 530i.

Parts Required:  6 OEM, Bosch, or NGK (What I used) spark plugs.

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BMW Initiates Recall For Over 780,000 Vehicles

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BMW has initiated a recall for several models, more than 780,000 vehicles worldwide, in countries such as Canada, Japan, South Africa, and the United States.  There is a problem with the positive battery cable; the tin on the connector may degrade over time, causing electrical problems, stalling, or even a complete loss of power while the vehicle is in motion.

The affected vehicles include:  1 Series coupes and convertibles (both 128i and 135i) from the 2008 to 2011 model years; 3 Series sedans, coupes, convertibles and sport wagons (both 328i and 335i) from the 2007 to 2012 model years; and Z4 roadsters from the 2009 model year to present date.

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BMW E39 5-Series Rear Corner Sunshade Replacement

SunshadeObjective: This article will detail the removal and re-installation of the corner sunshade on the rear doors of the E39 5-series.

Applicable Vehicles: 1997-2003 BMW E39 5-series: 523i, 525i, 528i, 530i, 535i, 540i, M5.

Parts required: Sunshade, small flat-head screwdriver.

Left Corner Sunshade- BMW Part Number: 51167110205

Right Corner Sunshade- BMW Part Number: 5167110206

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Bobby’s 2003 BMW 525iA Information

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This is my 2003 BMW 525iA. Its color is Oxford Green Metallic, with a Sand Beige leather interior. The car was purchased from DeSimone BMW in August of 2003, however, it was used as a dealer car for the first six months of its life. This car is optioned to full specifications, including the Sport, Premium, and Cold Weather packages. It also includes Xenon projector headlights as well as front and rear Park Distance Control and an upgraded DSP sound system.

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