This article is a summary of a YouTube video "Shouldn't Be Put Back on the Road - E39 530i Touring - Project Rottweil: P4" by M539 Restorations

Reviving a Neglected BMW 5 Series: Part 4 - Mirror Repair and Rejuvenation

TLDRIn this episode, we continue the rejuvenation process of a neglected BMW 5 Series, featuring mirror repair, taillight replacement, wiper blade replacement, and more.

Key insights

🔧Repairing broken mirrors and replacing taillights to improve the appearance of the car.

🚙Replacing wiper blades for better visibility during rainy weather.

🎵Exploring options for upgrading the audio system in the car.

🔍Disassembling the mirrors to identify and fix the broken parts.

💅Refurbishing the mirror trim to improve its appearance.

Q&A

Can you buy brand new taillights for the BMW 5 Series?

No, unfortunately, brand new original taillights for the BMW 5 Series are no longer available. Aftermarket options are the only choice.

Why do the mirrors need to be repaired?

The mirrors were temporarily fixed with tape due to a problem with the gear inside. By disassembling the mirrors and fixing the broken parts, they can function properly again.

What are the difficulties in finding replacement mirrors for the BMW 5 Series?

Finding replacement mirrors with the same base, higher gloss Shadow line trim can be challenging, as they're not readily available in the market.

What are the benefits of replacing wiper blades?

Replacing worn-out wiper blades improves visibility, ensuring better performance during rainy weather.

How can the audio system in the car be upgraded?

Due to compatibility issues with the European E39, it can be challenging to upgrade the audio system. Further research and advice from experts are needed to find the best solution.

Timestamped Summary

00:00Introduction and overview of the episode.

01:13Replacing broken mirrors and rejuvenating their appearance.

03:30Replacing worn-out wiper blades for better visibility in rainy weather.

06:46Exploring options for upgrading the audio system in the car.

11:59Disassembling the mirrors to identify and fix the broken parts.

14:38Refurbishing the mirror trim to improve its appearance.