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 E39 Trunk Carpet Replacement DIY

IMG_2840Today I installed very lightly used carpeting into the trunk of my 2001 BMW 540i/6.  The carpeting that was in the vehicle was in very poor condition due to abuse and lack of knowledge by the previous owner.

Objective:  Refresh the look of your trunk area. Continue reading

BMW E39 5-Series Shift Knob Replacement

Shift KnobObjective:  This article will detail the replacement of the manual shift knob found in a BMW E39 5-series.  A video of wiring an M5 shift knob is embedded at the bottom, as well as wiring an M shift knob into a non-M BMW.

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

Parts Required:  Shift knob.  Note:  M5’s have illuminated shift knobs, and will use one of these part numbers, depending on production date: Continue reading