Procure Bentley Manual and Miscellaneous Parts

Even before the car arrived, I preemptively started ordering items for the car. Once it arrived, I found more items that needed attention. All of these items were sourced from eBay.

  • The day I won the eBay auction for the M5, I preemptively sourced a new window regulator for the front passenger door, which I knew from the seller to be inoperable.
  • A couple days later, I purchased the Bentley Manual for the BMW E28.
  • I needed some extra keys, so I ordered a couple OEM lighted key blanks.
  • I found one of the seat adjustment switches to be a little sticky and intermittent. In hindsight, it was probably from too liberal application of leather conditioner. I bought a replacement just in case, but cleaning up the connections made it work perfectly.
  • The “M” seat badges were all a little worn out, so I found 4 replacements for the front and rear seats.
  • Finally, the Check Control Unit near the sunroof switch wasn’t working. I purchased a replacement and when I went to install it, I found that the original was simply unplugged, seemingly to preempt the known issues with intermittent brake lights. I plugged it back in and the original worked perfectly.

Parts and Service

Project Total: $63.04
Parts / DescriptionQtyPriceTotalShipping / LaborTax / DiscountLine TotalDate OrderedApprox. MileageSourceDocs
New BMW E28 1982-1988 528e 533i 535i 535is Service Shop Repair Manual book #B5881$59.16$59.16$3.88$63.048/13/14eBay

Parts and Service

Project Total: $54.00
Parts / DescriptionQtyPriceTotalShipping / LaborTax / DiscountLine TotalDate OrderedApprox. MileageSourceDocs
OEM Genuine bmw illuminated blank uncut key 51211900894 e30 e24 e28 e21 325i 5281$25.00$25.00$2.00$27.008/23/14eBay
OEM Genuine bmw illuminated blank uncut key 51211900894 e30 e24 e28 e21 325i 5281$25.00$25.00$2.00$27.009/18/16eBay

Parts and Service

Project Total: $35.19
Parts / DescriptionQtyPriceTotalShipping / LaborTax / DiscountLine TotalDate OrderedApprox. MileageSourceDocs
BMW E24 635csi 633csi M6 E28 535is 528e 525i M5 OEM Power Electric Seat Switches1$29.99$29.99$5.20$35.198/23/14eBay

Parts and Service

Project Total: $51.98
Parts / DescriptionQtyPriceTotalShipping / LaborTax / DiscountLine TotalDate OrderedApprox. MileageSourceDocs
BMW E30 E28 E24 ///M Seat Badge Set MTechnic2$12.00$24.00$24.008/25/14eBay
2 Genuine BMW Seat Backrest "M" Motorsports Clasps E24 E28 E302$13.99$27.98$27.988/25/14eBay

Parts and Service

Project Total: $22.09
Parts / DescriptionQtyPriceTotalShipping / LaborTax / DiscountLine TotalDate OrderedApprox. MileageSourceDocs
BMW E28 E30 325e 325i 528es 533i 535i Hella Check Unit Control Panel # 0101$20.00$20.00$2.09$22.098/28/14eBay