Thanks Clarence. I bumped into Senad today too. Looks like the car has the 'business package' and 'luxury package'. There are chrome highlights on the car (i.e. window trim). It definitely does not have the sport package.. which is just as well, my dad would rather have a smooth ride.
The gauge cluster dead pixels seemed to have fixed itself out today. We'll see if it comes back. I know how to fix it on e36's, I'm guessing the process isn't much different on the e39.
I'd rather not relocate or remove the OBC. The tape deck has controls for bass/treble/balance/fader/etc. on it as well.. so I guess that won't be easy to replace either. Guess I'll have to look into another option. Where is the display on 2002 e39's with GPS?