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sunny_j
01-13-2008, 10:00 PM
is there a way to stop the passenger side mirror from going all the way down in reverse? its very annoying when parallel parking:mad: because when the mirror is all the way down you can’t see the car behind you.

lennynchris
01-13-2008, 10:05 PM
is there a way to stop the passenger side mirror from going all the way down in reverse? its very annoying when parallel parking:mad: because when the mirror is all the way down you can’t see the car behind you.

Move the switch which chooses right/left mirror for adjusting to the right and leave it there. Mirror no longer tilts down. :)

sunny_j
01-13-2008, 10:17 PM
i still want it to go down but not all the way i dont want to use my rims as curb feelers

lennynchris
01-13-2008, 10:57 PM
i still want it to go down but not all the way i dont want to use my rims as curb feelers

:dunno: sorry... I should have known better than attempting to answer a question addressed to the Exalted, All-knowing, BMWTech...

BMW_tech
01-14-2008, 04:15 AM
:dunno: sorry... I should have known better than attempting to answer a question addressed to the Exalted, All-knowing, BMWTech...

Oh c'mon now,we're just good friends thats why he loves asking me questions.I don't know everything or claim to know everything.Everyday I come to work I see to it I learned something new.The things I learn here are simply the different types of people and aftermarket products.I only play mind games with other people who thinks they are smart (usually,I never reply back and that means I got my point across which may seem nonesense to those without common sense).
sunny_j buddy,my suggestion is disabling the friggin curb function and using up one of your "memory function" for REVERSE purposes.This way when you throw the gearshift in reverse your right mirror would move exactly to where you want it,the headrest would come down so you can see (perhaps set the seat back to come down a little and seat would be raised a bit),the drivers mirror may tilt out a bit so you can see whats coming behind you without moving your head too much.And then set it to your normal driving position by pushing the other memory button.It sounds to me that you rarely (or avoid) back into a spot (or back out of).This may be the most suitable way for you,but thats just me.Ask yourself,how often would you need this darn button anyways? That would determine wether or not its worth the extra memory button.

I have been meaning to ask you,any word on TV yet? Im still looking,there seems to be 2 ways.Do you have a Video Module in the trunk ? Another way I found is a "rigging kit" for DVB-T (Digital Video Broadcasting - Terrestrial) digital television transmitted via antenna ("terrestrial").It comes with a set top box and remote and seems like a failry simple rig by adding 2 antennae amplifiers (lt and rt of back windshield) and MOST connection with a few extra wires going into the NAV or DVD changer (this one is the trunk mounted one,if equipped).I wonder if you can even get Oprah or Jerry Springer,but I know Pay TV is NOT supported.

sunny_j
01-22-2008, 07:44 PM
i just saw your reply now. thanks but i dont think its worth using a memory button for reverse only.

im not to sure about the video module but i can watch tv/dvd in the rear no problem. so i guess i do have a video module. i also asked on the german 7 forum but no luck there either. its so stupid i can go buy a NAV TV unit which will allow me to watch a dvd while driving but bmw wont activate there tv function even though the video gets blocked out after 5kms.:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

sunny_j
01-22-2008, 07:48 PM
for the past two days when i start my car for the first time i been getting random malfuntions. i couldnt take a pic of the one from yest but i managed to take one today, it said "Drive control! Drive moderately" Drive control systems malfuncion.

any idea's why this is happening? could it be the cold weather because it barely gets over freezing here.:dunno:

BMW_tech
01-22-2008, 09:34 PM
i just saw your reply now. thanks but i dont think its worth using a memory button for reverse only.

im not to sure about the video module but i can watch tv/dvd in the rear no problem. so i guess i do have a video module. i also asked on the german 7 forum but no luck there either. its so stupid i can go buy a NAV TV unit which will allow me to watch a dvd while driving but bmw wont activate there tv function even though the video gets blocked out after 5kms.:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

This is so that nobody can sue BMW when someone rear ends another vehicle because Jerry Springer was on during Spring Break and the Girls Gone Wild.

for the past two days when i start my car for the first time i been getting random malfuntions. i couldnt take a pic of the one from yest but i managed to take one today, it said "Drive control! Drive moderately" Drive control systems malfuncion.

any idea's why this is happening? could it be the cold weather because it barely gets over freezing here.:dunno:

Have you looked at the p/steering/ARS/etc.... fluid level ? If you open the cap you may be surprised to find a dipstick attached to the cap.This uses Pentosin CHF 11s. The reservoir is located on the drivers side strut tower area and it looks like this : http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=HN83&mospid=48479&btnr=32_1333&hg=32&fg=20
If you notice,there is a level sensor there but you will never get a low level warning.What you do get is the message you are getting.If it is slightly low,simply top it off.If it is very low,time to visit the local techs to look for any leaks.If they do not take your word for it that the message appears,tell them to run it for faults.....they should see a level sensor fault.If they still don't believe you,dress up like an old lady (mrs. doubtfire) and see what that gets you.

sunny_j
01-22-2008, 11:08 PM
you weren't joking about the cap and dipstick its actually there. i always thought there would be a mini version of bmw_tech attached to the cap:angel:.... i checked the level is at "max":dunno:

BMW_tech
01-23-2008, 12:27 AM
you weren't joking about the cap and dipstick its actually there. i always thought there would be a mini version of bmw_tech attached to the cap:angel:.... i checked the level is at "max":dunno:

Vehicle on a level surface with the engine running and the stars are bright while you are hopping on one leg tapping your head with the left hand and tapping your stomach with the right hand ????
Im sorry buddy,it must be a full moon.That's it Im going to bed !

Lappy
01-23-2008, 01:50 AM
Vehicle on a level surface with the engine running and the stars are bright while you are hopping on one leg tapping your head with the left hand and tapping your stomach with the right hand ????
Im sorry buddy,it must be a full moon.That's it Im going to bed !BMW_Tech... dit you hapen to see my question? about the button on the drivers seat?

http://www.heuving.eu/VARIOUS/7Poetsen/DSC08971.jpg

momo_oo[][]oo
01-23-2008, 01:14 PM
BMW_Tech,
IS there a way to disable the TPM function by taking the sensors out or somthing?

and is there a way to keep my EDC sport all the time not comfort

thank's in advance Dude

sunny_j
01-23-2008, 05:45 PM
momo get H&R springs. i would describe the ride quality of the car now in between comfort & sport on the edc

nekhi2003
01-23-2008, 06:17 PM
Sunny J, i just had tht same warning several times, first dealership said thy didnt knw, second fixed it and said something about something in the steering column..when i get home tommarrow i will post exactly what the SA put was the problem and what thy did to fix...havnt had the message since fix...

momo_oo[][]oo
01-23-2008, 07:24 PM
i dont have springs Sunny, I have the Damn Autoleveling thing so do i change the whole thing by getting the H&R springs?

sunny_j
01-23-2008, 08:06 PM
Sunny J, i just had tht same warning several times, first dealership said thy didnt knw, second fixed it and said something about something in the steering column..when i get home tommarrow i will post exactly what the SA put was the problem and what thy did to fix...havnt had the message since fix...

keep me posted

sunny_j
01-23-2008, 08:09 PM
i dont have springs Sunny, I have the Damn Autoleveling thing so do i change the whole thing by getting the H&R springs?

i have rear self level suspension too. in the front i went with H&R springs and my SA hooked me up by lowering the rear via computer. Din used links to trick the computer. thats why i said i would compare the ride quality in between comfort & sport on the EDC.

BMW_tech
01-23-2008, 11:39 PM
BMW_Tech... dit you hapen to see my question? about the button on the drivers seat?

http://www.heuving.eu/VARIOUS/7Poetsen/DSC08971.jpg

Im sorry sir,I have NOT seen that button.I take it you have tried pushing it and nothing happens ? That might be the passenger "eject" button if you run into an ugly blind date.On a serious note,I searched relentlessly but I couldn't find any information on all my resources,the reason may be because we dont have that in the U.S. just like sunny_j's hope for a front T.V. that the U.S. models come deactivated from the factory.

BMW_Tech,
IS there a way to disable the TPM function by taking the sensors out or somthing?

and is there a way to keep my EDC sport all the time not comfort

thank's in advance Dude

I havent done this yet sir but I do think it may be possible to remove the entire system with your request to BMW engineers.They may be able to remove the "option CODE" for the TPM out of the Vehicle Order,the dealer would then save this in a "floppy" (yes the SSS has a floppy drive) or a CD and Adopt to your vehicle and that means PROGMAN (you know the drill).That way you don't neccessarily have to remove every component within the system that can cost you more money and grief (like tire valves in general,they may damage the wheel by removing or it could leak air as an example).

Lappy
01-24-2008, 01:50 AM
Im sorry sir,I have NOT seen that button.I take it you have tried pushing it and nothing happens ? That might be the passenger "eject" button if you run into an ugly blind date.On a serious note,I searched relentlessly but I couldn't find any information on all my resources,the reason may be because we dont have that in the U.S. just like sunny_j's hope for a front T.V. that the U.S. models come deactivated from the factory.
Yep, nothing seems to hapen.
It could be from the deactivated Radar Detector, that's my best guess.

I will go to BMW Welt this spring (its a 800 km drive), so perhaps they can follow the wiring or something :)
Thanks for the answer :)

sunny_j
02-05-2008, 03:32 PM
i asked the tv function on another bmw forum and this is what they told me. maybe bmw_tech would be able to translate it into simpler english.:)

my question is how do i get video on the front screen and control it via idrive like the EURO SPEC cars. i have the rear entertainment system and i can control the dvd/tv via rear idrive. i know the canadian & us spec cars come with this feature deactivated. any info on how to active it. and help will would be greatly appreciated.

I think, you must use NCS to change VO/FA on euro and next encode MMIGT ecu.


thanks alot for your help... but i have no idea what you mean. how would i be able to do what you mentioned.


If you read "ZCS/FA f.ECU" with NCS, you must click "Enter FA", chose "E65", when you see vin click "Ok". Find in FA line: "*XYZ3" eg "*GN83" or "*HN03" and delete it, next in field "attribute" write this same line with changes : "3" on "1" eg "*GN81' or "*HN01", click "add". Next click "Back", "Process ECU", chose "MMIGT" and encode it.

:dunno::dunno:

BMW_tech
02-05-2008, 08:28 PM
i asked the tv function on another bmw forum and this is what they told me. maybe bmw_tech would be able to translate it into simpler english.:)





:dunno::dunno:

I mentioned to you before in some thread here in our world,we cannot alter the Vehicle Order of any vehicle due to the complexity of these engineering codes that only has 5 characters at the most.There is no "master list" of codes unfortunately,and the software they provide cannot change any inputs other than the "preset" programs (retrofitting of accessories). In the event where the Vehicle Order of a vehicle has been erased somehow (perhaps during programming and the power went out),engineering from BMWNA would pick up the PuMA case (Montvale) and forward it to where they keep the engineers locked up (underground somewhere in Germany) and with the reply comes a formatted file to be saved on a floppy or a CD.The SSS takes over via PROGMAN and adapts the VO to the vehicle.Retrofits are then added one at a time because only the original equipment is contained in the VO.

sunny_j
02-06-2008, 12:35 PM
thank you sir

Mikey83
02-06-2008, 01:55 PM
thank you sir

Seems like you need to take out the bat. and some how ground the system/short it and lose it all, so BMW can reprogram the euro software to it :thumbup:

sunny_j
02-06-2008, 09:27 PM
even if i cut the power to the dealer they still would reload the NA VO.:dunno:

rawdog805
02-08-2008, 12:03 AM
BMW_Tech,
IS there a way to disable the TPM function by taking the sensors out or somthing?

and is there a way to keep my EDC sport all the time not comfort

thank's in advance Dude

Yes there is, the dealer will take them out for you and then they have to take the TPM stuff out of the cars computer...

I had them take mine out because I refused to pay $200 for 1 sensor for my spare tire.. Apparantly the sensor was missing from the spare wheel and they did not want to replace it for me under warranty so I said take it out then...

Chevere
02-08-2008, 10:28 AM
Yes there is, the dealer will take them out for you and then they have to take the TPM stuff out of the cars computer...

I had them take mine out because I refused to pay $200 for 1 sensor for my spare tire.. Apparantly the sensor was missing from the spare wheel and they did not want to replace it for me under warranty so I said take it out then...

so you took the sensors out or the whole "progrem" so you can run it with out sensors and not get the light?

johndade
02-08-2008, 03:50 PM
i got all four my sensors replaced and the control module for the tpm replaced under waranty bout month ago the batteries inside the sensors were low so they replaced them i didnt even get the chech tire pressure light they must have scanned it and told me the ordered the parts.

BMW_tech
02-12-2008, 12:09 PM
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regulations on TPMS:

By 9/07, all vehicles must utilize a direct monitoring system with a pressure sensor inside each tire to broadcast the tire pressure to a central receiver on the vehicle.

The yellow tell-tale must illuminate during the NHTSA required test within 20 minutes when there is a 25% loss in tire pressure (any or all of four tires).

I guess this means jail time to those who remove this system that falls within the regulation guidelines.As for prior vehicles,Im sure there is a way to remove or disable the system.I haven't performed a reverse retrofit and with software updates,there are changes we aren't aware of until discovered.By now perhaps it cannot be removed from the Vehicle Order because its not a retrofit option in the US Market.Perhaps an "enable" or "disable" selection (iDrive) is in order for older vehicles not affected by the new regulations.Who knows? :dunno: They might be listening.

momo_oo[][]oo
02-12-2008, 06:12 PM
BMW Tech i had a wierd experince every time i kickdown and it happen to be little bumps on the street , i hear slamin like my shocks are out and even feel shaking underneath the car and on the arm rest like somthing hits me for the bottom ? what would that be??? any one know BMW_tech Your advice is greatly appreciated

BMW_tech
02-12-2008, 06:33 PM
BMW Tech i had a wierd experince every time i kickdown and it happen to be little bumps on the street , i hear slamin like my shocks are out and even feel shaking underneath the car and on the arm rest like somthing hits me for the bottom ? what would that be??? any one know BMW_tech Your advice is greatly appreciated

Okay,you're driving along and you floor the accelerator pedal.You hear a "clunk" and you feel the whole car vibrate. Am I correct so far ? There arent any warning lamps illuminated and the problem no longer occurs ?

I think your problem may be the U-Joint.A deterioration or separation of the rubber in the universal joint located between the transmission and drive shaft assembly can cause clunking (during load reversal) or sometimes feel like being rear-ended (perhaps).Either way,I suggest taking it in for visual inspection of all your suspension components.The only way to determine if the noise is caused by a defective universal joint,the driveshaft must be removed from the vehicle. Once removed the metal collars can be checked for looseness or separation from the rubber material.Make sure they clear the adaptation values if they replaced the U-Joint.Vehicles produced from 10/22/2002 up to 3/2005 can be affected.

erunithug
02-12-2008, 06:45 PM
BMW Tech - do you give relationship advice too?

momo_oo[][]oo
02-12-2008, 06:51 PM
thats exactly what happens not that i loose taraction and the triangle thing illuminates, but you know i tell that to the dealer , cant duplicate problem sir, is there a way you can say it so i can explain it to my SA cuz you know if they can't replicate bassically they would say its normal

BMW_tech
02-12-2008, 07:13 PM
BMW Tech - do you give relationship advice too?

Yes,only straight.I don't do gay.Not that there's anything wrong with that.Would you like to give it a try bud ? Im all ears sir.

BMW_tech
02-12-2008, 07:16 PM
thats exactly what happens not that i loose taraction and the triangle thing illuminates, but you know i tell that to the dealer , cant duplicate problem sir, is there a way you can say it so i can explain it to my SA cuz you know if they can't replicate bassically they would say its normal

Tell those Bozo's BMW_Tech had already diagnosed the stuation.Refer them to S.I.B. 26 01 06.

SUBJECT
Noise from Driveshaft Area


MODEL
E65 and E66 (7 Series) 745i and 745Li with N62 Engine and 6HP26 Transmission

Vehicles produced from 10/22/2002 up to 3/2005


SITUATION
One or more of the following complaints may be received from the customer while driving slowly, coming to a stop or at highway speeds:

A clunk can be heard while rolling slowly and downshifting from 2nd to 1st gear coming to a stop.

Load reversal causes a slight clunk noise.

A clunk noise can be heard while shifting into forward or reverse gear from park or neutral

erunithug
02-12-2008, 07:17 PM
Yes,only straight.I don't do gay.Not that there's anything wrong with that.Would you like to give it a try bud ? Im all ears sir.

haha. not yet. i think i may have found the perfect girl though. shes 20 and drives an 06 750Li. :bigpimp:

BMW_tech
02-12-2008, 08:25 PM
haha. not yet. i think i may have found the perfect girl though. shes 20 and drives an 06 750Li. :bigpimp:

Id watch her closely.She spells trouble.A 20 year old chick driving one of these has got a lot of baggage in tow.Be cautious and take baby steps before you find yourself in a situation where the only way out would be the most embarrassing moment in your life.If you can't be yourself around this chick,you might as well find a chick at a MUNI or BART station.Theres a whole lot more to a natural and unpredictable woman.
You like apples ??? How you like dem apples ???? :rofl:

sunny_j
02-12-2008, 10:10 PM
bmw_tech when BMW replaces the tranny what else is replaced. for example do they replace the torque converter ect....

BMW_tech
02-12-2008, 10:54 PM
bmw_tech when BMW replaces the tranny what else is replaced. for example do they replace the torque converter ect....

New tranny comes with a new torque converter.That's pretty much it.Depending on the condition of the fluid in the old transmission,most technicians do not clear the fluid contained in the cooler lines.I make it a habit to do so,regardless of the fluid condition.Since the guibo (or U-Joint) is a big issue on these vehicles,I would double check the part number and its integrity.If questionable,I would throw a new one on since there really isn't any extra labor involved.I would update the PuMA case and get authorization to replace the coupler (granted it hasn't been replaced and vehicle production falls within known affected vehicles). Other than that,the programming and clearing the adaptations would truly define "remanufactured" parts as NEW and IMPROVED.

I have ran across 2 X5's with the ZF Transmission where after installing the "new" transmission,all I had was reverse gear and I had to do it all over again.When I reported the transmission serial number,all I got from the liason/engineering dude was OOPS.I wasn't going to complain unless they didn't pay me twice.The other transmission I knew was bad because it looked like it was dropped from an airplane without a chute.The box was missing and the pallet was reduced to one slab of wood barely hanging on to the oil pan.

diznik007
02-12-2008, 11:01 PM
off the topic tech but other than the forklift what kind of car do u drive. in all honesty, would you recommend an e65/e66 to say - a family member. plead the 5th if you feel your job is in jeopardy.:eeps:

BMW_tech
02-12-2008, 11:37 PM
off the topic tech but other than the forklift what kind of car do u drive. in all honesty, would you recommend an e65/e66 to say - a family member. plead the 5th if you feel your job is in jeopardy.:eeps:

Don't I seem like an honest guy ? I wouldn't recommend it to a family member simply because I would end up responsible for it's maintenance.They wouldn't pay extra for the maintenance plan as long as Im around.To the tech savvy and a buddy that likes the finest things in life,I would recommend it along with the maintenance plan unless he knows what to do with a wrench and a ratchet (and the difference between the two).I on the other hand,prefer the simple things in life.I drive an E36 M3 sedan with auto trans (same tranny on the E-34 530iA).I dont like to shift in traffic (bay area),I don't like to adjust my valves,I dont like seeing my car on a rack except for routine maintenance.Perhaps I could find an E-39 M5 to my liking with a pricetag I can afford.I prefer the E-38 sport package (with all the bells and whistles including the active seats) over the E-65/66 eventhough these newer generation vehicles are far superior in every way.I've had "ricers" in the past,I wouldn't deny that.The only action I seem to get on the highways are California Highway Patrol vehicles.I can't seem to shake them off my tail everytime.I guess thats impossible if the diameter of your tailpipe is similar to the size of your wheels.I can't help but giggle everytime one of those pulls up along side me,I simply turn up my radio and get as far away possible as quickly as I can.If I were to put them in order,1 being the one I like most....:

1) E-60
2) E-65/66
3) E-90/92
4) E-64

How's that for honesty man ??

sunny_j
02-12-2008, 11:55 PM
thats good man:thumbup:... i wish i could see my car only on the rack for routine maintenance.:tsk:.... lets see some pic's of your ride.

diznik007
02-12-2008, 11:58 PM
honest as they come. personally, i think they should be paying you OT for putting in work on this forum. i'm thinkin' every member of this forum should donate to the "get BMW tech in an M5 cause". I got 5 on it. (dollars not thousand):thumbup:

BMW_tech
02-13-2008, 12:35 AM
honest as they come. personally, i think they should be paying you OT for putting in work on this forum. i'm thinkin' every member of this forum should donate to the "get BMW tech in an M5 cause". I got 5 on it. (dollars not thousand):thumbup:

:rofl: man don't make me laugh.If my fillings happen to come apart it's going to cost me more than what you are going to give.Someday I hope to be able to sit down and have a beer with y'all.That's enough for a little good deed that everyone always seem to notice.My car isn't for show sunny_j.It looks like my grandpa,the grilles are missing along with splash shields (no front teeth)/dirty/and all panels are wrinkled.But the radio and engine sounds good.Every turn of the key guarantees a completed journey.As the great Marley said,my feet is my only carriage so I've got to push on through.

I have been blessed to have worked (and continue to work) on the 2 best car line any kid could have imagined.Ferrari and BMW.My interest in having a nice car just disappeared when I became a single dad.My interests are what keeps her happy.If she asks me for an E-65,I might just give in.

03745Li-chicago
02-16-2008, 07:01 PM
BMW Tech,

Would you happen to have the SIB # for the issue regarding the crackling sound in the speakers for the E6xs? My speakers do this occasionally but when I bring it to my dealer, they NPF me b/c the issue doesnt surface itself. Maybe with the SIB #, I can assist my dealer a little :)

thanks.

BMW_tech
02-19-2008, 03:06 AM
BMW Tech,

Would you happen to have the SIB # for the issue regarding the crackling sound in the speakers for the E6xs? My speakers do this occasionally but when I bring it to my dealer, they NPF me b/c the issue doesnt surface itself. Maybe with the SIB #, I can assist my dealer a little :)

thanks.

What I would suggest is setting up an appointment to where you have spare time and wait for the vehicle.Knowing they may CND/NFF/NPF,they should run a fault survey.If there aren't any faults stored in any MOST bus module or MOST system analysis there isn't anything they can do.Intermittent problems are difficult to diagnose most especially when there aren't any errors or faults reported.Another factor that shouldn't be overlooked are faults related to battery voltage issues that the PM (power module) monitors.If they find something wrong and they don't have a loaner vehicle for you,reschedule.If no problem was found again,ask to see the diagnosis report and obtain a copy if possible.You need to pay close attention to wether or not they performed the neccessary diagnostic test plans from beginning to end.Mention it to the service advisor that if NPF was the verdict,you would like to see the diagnosis report.Use the search feature,Im sure I have tackled this particular issue on several threads.It's a toss up between AMP (LOGIC 7) or M-ASK (in-dash radio unit) and possibly TCU internal problems.

csmooth79
02-19-2008, 03:35 PM
What I would suggest is setting up an appointment to where you have spare time and wait for the vehicle.Knowing they may CND/NFF/NPF,they should run a fault survey.If there aren't any faults stored in any MOST bus module or MOST system analysis there isn't anything they can do.Intermittent problems are difficult to diagnose most especially when there aren't any errors or faults reported.Another factor that shouldn't be overlooked are faults related to battery voltage issues that the PM (power module) monitors.If they find something wrong and they don't have a loaner vehicle for you,reschedule.If no problem was found again,ask to see the diagnosis report and obtain a copy if possible.You need to pay close attention to wether or not they performed the neccessary diagnostic test plans from beginning to end.Mention it to the service advisor that if NPF was the verdict,you would like to see the diagnosis report.Use the search feature,Im sure I have tackled this particular issue on several threads.It's a toss up between AMP (LOGIC 7) or M-ASK (in-dash radio unit) and possibly TCU internal problems.

Hate to sound like a noob, but what does these acronyms mean: CND/NFF/NPF, TCU. I am currently having problems 14 days into ownership and I was told they are not able to find what my issues are. The only thing they did was say that I have AGM Battery??? and the car had to be recalibrated for it, and the Tow Manage Control Unit was disabled????.

There were low voltage faults found, but no trans faults which is what the car said to me and shut me down on the side of the road.

rawdog805
02-22-2008, 12:19 AM
so you took the sensors out or the whole "progrem" so you can run it with out sensors and not get the light?

They took out the sensors and the Program so that I dont get any warnings...

BMW_tech
02-25-2008, 02:05 AM
Hate to sound like a noob, but what does these acronyms mean: CND/NFF/NPF, TCU. I am currently having problems 14 days into ownership and I was told they are not able to find what my issues are. The only thing they did was say that I have AGM Battery??? and the car had to be recalibrated for it, and the Tow Manage Control Unit was disabled????.

There were low voltage faults found, but no trans faults which is what the car said to me and shut me down on the side of the road.

First off,my apologies to all for my absence.Ill do my best to get back here just like before.I just had to decide wether or not to leave my current employer.Im staying put.

CND-cannot duplicate
NFF-No Fault Found
NPF-No Problem Found
TCU-Telematics Control Unit which you referred to as Tow Manage Control Unit

Battery State of Health and Charge could cause all these problems.By disabling the TCU,it prevents it from waking up in order to transmit data and check whatever data it needs in order to operate/transmit.Since you don't have an active Assist contract,it is disabled.See my posting on AGM battery for information/clarification.

sunny_j
02-25-2008, 02:38 PM
^^ im telling you open up a shop up here.:D

ze_745i
02-25-2008, 03:39 PM
for the past two days when i start my car for the first time i been getting random malfuntions. i couldnt take a pic of the one from yest but i managed to take one today, it said "Drive control! Drive moderately" Drive control systems malfuncion.

any idea's why this is happening? could it be the cold weather because it barely gets over freezing here.:dunno:
Hi Sunny_J,

I got the same error, disappeared the next day :dunno:

ze_745i
02-25-2008, 03:47 PM
I mentioned to you before in some thread here in our world,we cannot alter the Vehicle Order of any vehicle due to the complexity of these engineering codes that only has 5 characters at the most.There is no "master list" of codes unfortunately,and the software they provide cannot change any inputs other than the "preset" programs (retrofitting of accessories). In the event where the Vehicle Order of a vehicle has been erased somehow (perhaps during programming and the power went out),engineering from BMWNA would pick up the PuMA case (Montvale) and forward it to where they keep the engineers locked up (underground somewhere in Germany) and with the reply comes a formatted file to be saved on a floppy or a CD.The SSS takes over via PROGMAN and adapts the VO to the vehicle.Retrofits are then added one at a time because only the original equipment is contained in the VO.

Are we driving cars or space ships ???

csmooth79
02-25-2008, 03:51 PM
Hi Sunny_J,

I got the same error, disappeared the next day :dunno:

Hey thats the same msg I got the night my car died ... :mad:

BMW TECH ... can the TCU kill the charging system/battery etc. And if my voltage dropped enough to shut off the car, and they say the battery is ok then wouldnt that mean the alternator is bad????

BMW_tech
02-26-2008, 02:40 AM
^^ im telling you open up a shop up here.:D

I would love to,It may be tough if you were my only client and I lose you if I couldn't find a way to turn on the TV function for the front screen.Id be working at Mc Donalds wishing I hadn't listened to you. :rofl:

Are we driving cars or space ships ???


You have no idea!

Hey thats the same msg I got the night my car died ... :mad:

BMW TECH ... can the TCU kill the charging system/battery etc. And if my voltage dropped enough to shut off the car, and they say the battery is ok then wouldnt that mean the alternator is bad????

Any resets or MOST bus frequent wake-ups could cause a dead battery.If the PM (power module) picks up on the problem,it would prevent the battery from death.Only if the grim reaper had taken a cell out of the battery would mean replacement becomes neccessary.Alternator failures are picked up by the DME if it cannot keep up with the demand.This isn't your neighbors camry,its a space shuttle.

03745Li-chicago
02-26-2008, 04:26 PM
BMW_tech,

I experience this subtle clunk when downshifting from 2nd to 1st gear, right before I come to a stop. So far, Ive had a guibo replaced followed by my torque converter (2 seperate visits). Upon this 3rd visit, nothing was done abt the problem b/c they cant pinpoint the issue. I then asked the dealer if they reprogram and clear out my tranny adaptations b/c this makes the clunk noise disappear, for a month or so. The dealer said they couldnt do that for whatever reason.

Does BMWNA not allow clearing out the trannys memory anymore unless you have a concrete case? Is clearing out the tranny adaptations that difficult?

Thanks.

diznik007
02-26-2008, 05:09 PM
We should make this thread a sticky - that way BMWtech doesn't have to search for questions people ask. Either that, or we need to get a BMW roundel projected onto the clouds in the sky to let him know he is being summoned. heres what i have in mind. sweeeeet!!!!!

sunny_j
02-26-2008, 05:21 PM
now thats quality photoshoping ahhahaha
i agree this thread should be a sticky.

BMW_tech
02-27-2008, 05:35 AM
We should make this thread a sticky - that way BMWtech doesn't have to search for questions people ask. Either that, or we need to get a BMW roundel projected onto the clouds in the sky to let him know he is being summoned. heres what i have in mind. sweeeeet!!!!!

Thanks,I like it a lot!

Mikey83
02-28-2008, 05:06 PM
My question is will my maintenance program replace my brakes and rotors before the idrive alerts the car? or do I have to wait for it?

My car is braking hard and lately its beginning to squeek in the front end. I know a dont have a mouse up there :thumbup:

Update: my car is back in the dealership for a 3rd time now on the same steering/hydraulic fault? i hope they can find out whats wrong this time, thank god for warranty.

Mikey83
02-29-2008, 05:50 PM
Update: something in the rear end that is attached to my steering/hydraulic lines is leaking bad and they are ordering a part from Germany.

Will takes 2 weeks and I cannot drive my car, they will not give me loaner?
BMWTech, how do I go about getting a loaner? or am I not allowed one?

Also reply to question above if you can,
Thanks

BMW_tech
03-01-2008, 03:22 AM
Update: something in the rear end that is attached to my steering/hydraulic lines is leaking bad and they are ordering a part from Germany.

Will takes 2 weeks and I cannot drive my car, they will not give me loaner?
BMWTech, how do I go about getting a loaner? or am I not allowed one?

Also reply to question above if you can,
Thanks

Is the vehicle equipped with EDC (dampening control),EHC (ride height/air susp),ARS ??
You are certain that they are hydraulic lines???

Dealerships have policies about loaners.I know of a dealership that only gives out loaners to clients that bought their vehicles at their center.Another thing is,Im not familiar how they do things in Canada.It's common sense that BMW should provide you with a loaner.Ask the dealership,if they give you a hard time call BMW Canada and see about getting a loaner/rental free of charge.If the part is coming from Germany it has to go through customs.If the terror alert happens to be on high alert,the hydraulic hose may seem like some sort of a bomb making device and custom agents may have to investigate.As crazy as it may seem,it happens.What's crazy is if the part they ordered happens to be incorrect.In saying that,it's not available in the country because of 2 reasons.One,you're the first to have this problem.Two,they made a mistake at looking up the part and the part number.Ask the dealership exactly what part was ordered and look it up at www.realoem.com and see if the part numbers are even close.I doubt that it will only take 2 weeks.A few days of diagnosis and 2 weeks without a car,Id pick from any demo they have including the GM's and demand for the keys.When a loaner becomes available,give it back at your convenience.If they are truly a Center of Excellence,you're a client for life.

Mikey83
03-01-2008, 06:45 AM
Is the vehicle equipped with EDC (dampening control),EHC (ride height/air susp),ARS ??
You are certain that they are hydraulic lines???

Dealerships have policies about loaners.I know of a dealership that only gives out loaners to clients that bought their vehicles at their center.Another thing is,Im not familiar how they do things in Canada.It's common sense that BMW should provide you with a loaner.Ask the dealership,if they give you a hard time call BMW Canada and see about getting a loaner/rental free of charge.If the part is coming from Germany it has to go through customs.If the terror alert happens to be on high alert,the hydraulic hose may seem like some sort of a bomb making device and custom agents may have to investigate.As crazy as it may seem,it happens.What's crazy is if the part they ordered happens to be incorrect.In saying that,it's not available in the country because of 2 reasons.One,you're the first to have this problem.Two,they made a mistake at looking up the part and the part number.Ask the dealership exactly what part was ordered and look it up at www.realoem.com and see if the part numbers are even close.I doubt that it will only take 2 weeks.A few days of diagnosis and 2 weeks without a car,Id pick from any demo they have including the GM's and demand for the keys.When a loaner becomes available,give it back at your convenience.If they are truly a Center of Excellence,you're a client for life.

Thank you for your response, I will be going over there today to pick up somethings in my car that I will be needing and talk to the service dept. in person to see whats the problem.

I bought this car in the USA and imported it since the BMWs sold here are 40% more so I know they already have a bitter taste in their mouth from me doing that. But when our dollar is $1.10 to the US dollar back in Nov., so when I imported it which inturn saved me at least $8000 what do they think consumers would do since BMW Canada still does not want price adjust.

Mikey83
03-01-2008, 09:36 AM
Update: Just came back from the dealership and I picked up some stuff I needed that was in the car. The mechanic that was dealing with my car was there and I talked to him for a bit about the issues. He said the whole rear end hydraulic suspension needs to be replaced which makes the car level when cornering :dunno:

Said will take 2 weeks min for parts from Germany, and some time to install. I asked him about how much it would cost if not under warranty and he said between $3500-$4000.

So fr things that have been done to my car since I got it in November:

1) Steering/Hydraulic Fault - Replaced 2 hoses
2) Rear Left Speaker Blown - Replaced Speaker
Was fine for a month then....
3) Steering/Hydraulic Fault - Topped up fluid (could not find anything wrong)
4) Right Angel eye fault - Replaced bulb
5) Rear License Plates LED fault - Replace led
Was fine for 2 days .....
6) Steering/Hydraulic Fault - Which what they are fixing now

I asked about loaner and he said they will call me on Monday :dunno: , I doubt they will.
Its hard as a 24 yr old to get my point across to some of these older Service Dept. people.
They never take me serious :thumbdwn:

After warranty I doubt I'll be keeping my 7

uncle ken
03-01-2008, 11:25 AM
I asked about loaner and he said they will call me on Monday :dunno: , I doubt they will.

Mikey: think of it from their point of view. You saved 40% by buying your 7 south of the line. Meanwhile the dealer, who after all has to front the funds for the loaner cars, has other customers who supported him by buying in YVR. Not surprising you can't get a loaner.

I have some knowledge of the situation as I ran a truck up from TX for my brother-in-law in YYC last fall. As I recall some manufacturers were trying to support their Canadian dealers by refusing to honor the warranties on US cars. So things could be worse.

Mikey83
03-01-2008, 04:01 PM
Mikey: think of it from their point of view. You saved 40% by buying your 7 south of the line. Meanwhile the dealer, who after all has to front the funds for the loaner cars, has other customers who supported him by buying in YVR. Not surprising you can't get a loaner.

I have some knowledge of the situation as I ran a truck up from TX for my brother-in-law in YYC last fall. As I recall some manufacturers were trying to support their Canadian dealers by refusing to honor the warranties on US cars. So things could be worse.

I understand what you mean , and I dont want to get into the whole importation things again. But If our dollars are the same, and the cars are made in Germany they cannot blame me for going somewhere that the price tag is 40% cheaper regardless how they feel.

Its a North American bumper to bumper warranty so if I was an American and had car trouble in Canada I would hope they would treat me the same as a Canadian living here.

Mikey83
03-05-2008, 05:31 AM
Update: My new rental until my 7 gets fixed is a Dodge Caliber
I give them a 7 and they give me a dodge :thumbdwn:

bimmer1904
03-05-2008, 06:49 PM
Update: My new rental until my 7 gets fixed is a Dodge Caliber
I give them a 7 and they give me a dodge :thumbdwn:

lol

BMW_tech
03-06-2008, 09:34 PM
Update: My new rental until my 7 gets fixed is a Dodge Caliber
I give them a 7 and they give me a dodge :thumbdwn:

I didn't expect them to give you one.I was going to ask you to shave your legs so it's easier to hitchhike.Take the BMW bicycle,it folds in case you have to ride the train or bus.If you have to cross a body of water,ask for an old seat occupancy mat assembly in parts department....they make good life vests.Have them duct tape 2 of them as if you were a sandwich.

momo_oo[][]oo
03-07-2008, 11:59 PM
i took my car to the dealer and thats what they told me


* client states lower tray doesnt open

removed tray and found spring mechanism missing( unable to cover under warranty (bull sh|t)

*clients state water fluid has leaks

No leaks found when check , tank is full if filled to top water will drain out through vent tube
Clients states Ac turns on after bieng switched off

cant duplicate problem at time checked>>>

SO BMW TECH are they messing with me and is these items replaceable or not?

thanks in advance

BMW_tech
03-08-2008, 12:42 AM
i took my car to the dealer and thats what they told me


* client states lower tray doesnt open

removed tray and found spring mechanism missing( unable to cover under warranty (bull sh|t)

*clients state water fluid has leaks

No leaks found when check , tank is full if filled to top water will drain out through vent tube
Clients states Ac turns on after bieng switched off

cant duplicate problem at time checked>>>

SO BMW TECH are they messing with me and is these items replaceable or not?

thanks in advance

If those are the exact notes the technician wrote Id say he doesn't know what he is doing and he isn't qualified to work on the vehicle.He didn't even attemp to diagnose any complaints in order to get any claims paid.Not even a fault scan or a test plan for the A/C complaint was carried out.Having said that,the technician is unaware of the PROTOCOL.
I have replaced missing springs before because the darn thing falls in and disappears into the abyss.I have a feeling they blew you off and the technician didn't even take any initiative of removing the other tray in order to locate the missing spring.The "hack" could have lost it or may have had difficulty re-installing the darn thing.As I have told you,it can be such a PITA to re-install.There are times I get them in but it makes noise when opening and I have to remove and try again.Unlike the tech that worked on your vehicle,I never give up easily.
The washer fluid also gave it away.He never bothered to check the operation.There could be a leak at one of the hoses.There is a good chance the headlight or windshield washer sprays are inop.Dumba$$ just filled it up.
In any case A/C complaints comes up,there is an S.I.B. that states a test plan must be carried out pertaining to the concern if no faults are stored.
Go and find another BMW store man.

asci01
03-08-2008, 11:43 AM
BMW Tech,

I brought my car to the dealer because when I press the MAX button on the A/C, the fan only increases the speed a little bit even though the temp drops to the min. They said nothing is wrong with the fan and blamed it on the fact that my car sits for several days unused and the battery is "low". The car starts fine every time and I have no other issues. So I took the car on the highway during daylight for about an hour to "recoup" the battery but still the max fan speed is not high enough.

Do you think they told me a bunch of B/S to get rid of me?

BMW_tech
03-08-2008, 12:33 PM
BMW Tech,

I brought my car to the dealer because when I press the MAX button on the A/C, the fan only increases the speed a little bit even though the temp drops to the min. They said nothing is wrong with the fan and blamed it on the fact that my car sits for several days unused and the battery is "low". The car starts fine every time and I have no other issues. So I took the car on the highway during daylight for about an hour to "recoup" the battery but still the max fan speed is not high enough.

Do you think they told me a bunch of B/S to get rid of me?

YES

SI B 64 22 05

SUBJECT
Blower Motor Operates at Reduced Speed


MODEL
E65, E66 (7 Series)


SITUATION
The customer states that after the vehicle is started the blower motor operates at a reduced speed, especially when "MAX" A/C is selected.

CAUSE
The Power Module activates the "Load-circuit peak reduction" function based on battery SoC (State of Charge), thus reducing the blower speed output.

Since September 2003 the message in the Control Display "A/C System Restricted" is suppressed. This includes vehicles that have had the software updated using CIP 9.4 or later.


Perform a short test on the vehicle and complete all DIS test plans (including "Energy Diagnosis" if applicable) on any relevant faults.

Select "Control module functions" and select 'PM Power Module" from the control modules list.

Select "Diagnosis requests" and "-Load/consumer priorities".

Select "Load/consumer priority A+B" and "Display".

Note the number in the "Messages and results" screen.

0 = Normal operation without peak reduction (KL 15 "ON")

1 = Terminal R "ON" without peak reduction or generator defect or under-voltage acknowledged.

4 = Corresponds to maximum peak reduction.

5 = Corresponds to medium peak reduction.

6 = Corresponds to minimum peak reduction.


If peak reduction has been confirmed, check the battery and charging system using the BMW Battery Tester. Refer to SI B04 25 02.

Check for excessive closed-circuit current using the 50-Amp clamp.

i don't think they read this s.i.b. correctly.what was the result? the draw test? the result of the battery and charging system test? the diagnostic test? also try this :

For maximum cooling performance select the "MAX" A/C button. This function will provide the following:

Temperature is switched to lowest temperature

System switched to recirculated-air mode

Maximum air flow from center vents

If you prefer using the "AUTO" mode proceed to check the settings as outline below

Enter into the Climate Control menu of the Control Display.

Adjust the stratified vent temperature settings by using the controller to hot/cold setting.

Change the "AUTO" mode intensity to medium or high.

Change the desired temperature settings for each side to maximum high or low temperature.

Recheck the performance of the system.

If the system now performs properly, you fixed it.

If the system still doesn't perform properly, they should continue with standard troubleshooting.

asci01
03-08-2008, 01:55 PM
YES

SI B 64 22 05

SUBJECT
Blower Motor Operates at Reduced Speed


MODEL
E65, E66 (7 Series)


SITUATION
The customer states that after the vehicle is started the blower motor operates at a reduced speed, especially when "MAX" A/C is selected.

CAUSE
The Power Module activates the "Load-circuit peak reduction" function based on battery SoC (State of Charge), thus reducing the blower speed output.

Since September 2003 the message in the Control Display "A/C System Restricted" is suppressed. This includes vehicles that have had the software updated using CIP 9.4 or later.


Perform a short test on the vehicle and complete all DIS test plans (including "Energy Diagnosis" if applicable) on any relevant faults.

Select "Control module functions" and select 'PM Power Module" from the control modules list.

Select "Diagnosis requests" and "-Load/consumer priorities".

Select "Load/consumer priority A+B" and "Display".

Note the number in the "Messages and results" screen.

0 = Normal operation without peak reduction (KL 15 "ON")

1 = Terminal R "ON" without peak reduction or generator defect or under-voltage acknowledged.

4 = Corresponds to maximum peak reduction.

5 = Corresponds to medium peak reduction.

6 = Corresponds to minimum peak reduction.


If peak reduction has been confirmed, check the battery and charging system using the BMW Battery Tester. Refer to SI B04 25 02.

Check for excessive closed-circuit current using the 50-Amp clamp.

i don't think they read this s.i.b. correctly.what was the result? the draw test? the result of the battery and charging system test? the diagnostic test? also try this :

For maximum cooling performance select the "MAX" A/C button. This function will provide the following:

Temperature is switched to lowest temperature

System switched to recirculated-air mode

Maximum air flow from center vents

If you prefer using the "AUTO" mode proceed to check the settings as outline below

Enter into the Climate Control menu of the Control Display.

Adjust the stratified vent temperature settings by using the controller to hot/cold setting.

Change the "AUTO" mode intensity to medium or high.

Change the desired temperature settings for each side to maximum high or low temperature.

Recheck the performance of the system.

If the system now performs properly, you fixed it.

If the system still doesn't perform properly, they should continue with standard troubleshooting.

Thank you for the prompt response :thumbup:

Unfortunately it didn't work. However, while I was working on the settings with the engine off, I received the message "recharge battery" but the car started fine after that.

What do you think is going on? Does it sound like I have a bad battery?

Thanks!

BMW_tech
03-08-2008, 01:59 PM
Thank you for the prompt response :thumbup:

Unfortunately it didn't work. However, while I was working on the settings with the engine off, I received the message "recharge battery" but the car started fine after that.

What do you think is going on? Does it sound like I have a bad battery?

Thanks!

had your dealership done it right they would have found out that the battery is weak and SoC is critical.i think you may have a dead cell therefore i believe your battery is .................................................. .....................................:violent:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=242716

BMW_tech
03-08-2008, 03:03 PM
BMW_tech,

I experience this subtle clunk when downshifting from 2nd to 1st gear, right before I come to a stop. So far, Ive had a guibo replaced followed by my torque converter (2 seperate visits). Upon this 3rd visit, nothing was done abt the problem b/c they cant pinpoint the issue. I then asked the dealer if they reprogram and clear out my tranny adaptations b/c this makes the clunk noise disappear, for a month or so. The dealer said they couldnt do that for whatever reason.

Does BMWNA not allow clearing out the trannys memory anymore unless you have a concrete case? Is clearing out the tranny adaptations that difficult?

Thanks.

My apologies to you sir,I failed to respond to your post (I hope sunny_j won't fire me for this :rofl:).As they say,it is better late than never.

SI B 24 23 07 Transmission Diagnosis and Troubleshooting hints :

Drive the vehicle to reproduce the customer's complaint.

Be as specific as possible when describing the issue at hand, including the exact driving and environmental conditions required to reproduce the complaint. ("Transmission is shifting badly" will create more questions than answers).

If the complaint cannot be verified, contact the customer to obtain a specific description of the problem. If possible, test drive with the customer, observing any unusual driving habits (e.g., "Two-footed driver").

FASTA Data
this is the data transmitted to BMW technical assistance from the diagnostic tester

Perform a "Short Test" and transmit the FASTA data prior to programming or troubleshooting. In many instances, the "uncontaminated" FASTA information may be helpful in determining the root cause.

Transmission Shift Concerns and Fluid Leaks

Adjust and/or correct the fluid level, and then clear the EGS adaptation values and test drive.

If the shift issue is resolved, then address the root cause of the leak.

If the complaint is unresolved, then submission of a PuMA case for further instruction is required.

If the vehicle integration level (vehicle data status) is E065-07-03-800 or less, reprogram the vehicle using the latest version of Progman to E065-07-09-800 or higher.

LOOKS PRETTY CONCRETE TO ME.TAKE THIS INFORMATION AND AS A GENTLEMAN,ASK THEM TO DIAGNOSE IT AGAIN.
Document all the repairs (keep copies in the glovebox of all related repairs) and if you are still not satisfied,contact the service manager and ask to contact the market team or service engineer for the region (if not,contact BMWNA directly and they will help you contact the market/region engineer).You play nice,they will either replace your tranny or you can ask for an assist trade as the final straw.if you play by the rules,you cannot be denied because you deserve it.

sunny_j
03-08-2008, 03:06 PM
ill let this one slide bmw_tech:confused: lol

BMW_tech
03-08-2008, 03:31 PM
ill let this one slide bmw_tech:confused: lol

whew! thank you mister foreman sir.

sunny_j
03-08-2008, 04:39 PM
:roundel:

asci01
03-08-2008, 09:40 PM
had your dealership done it right they would have found out that the battery is weak and SoC is critical.i think you may have a dead cell therefore i believe your battery is .................................................. .....................................:violent:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=242716

Thanks, BMW Tech. You rock. :cool:
You reinstated my faith in BMW.:roundel:

Your prompt and detail explanations are extremely helpful and valuable to this community and they're very much appreciated.:thumbup:

BMW_tech
03-08-2008, 09:57 PM
Thanks, BMW Tech. You rock. :cool:
You reinstated my faith in BMW.:roundel:

Your prompt and detail explanations are extremely helpful and valuable to this community and they're very much appreciated.:thumbup:

Like I posted in another thread :

I could never get used to all your praises.Im just glad to help.For what it's worth wihout getting all teary eyed and warm inside......Y'all are welcome.

momo_oo[][]oo
03-09-2008, 11:00 AM
thanks for the reply . you are just great

soju4me
03-10-2008, 02:03 AM
I live in Seoul Korea and have recently purchased a 2003 745 Li. The problem is that the car was imported from Japan, which has a very narrow Radio frequency band (i.e. from 76.0 to 90.0 only).

I have taken the car to the official BMW Korea shops as well as a number of import car dealers and audio shops, but no one has solution to expanding the frequency band.

It's driving me crazy. Please help.

Bob

AoshichanX
03-10-2008, 02:48 AM
Is there an SIB similar to SI B6 53 00 5 (http://www.bmwtis.com/tsb/bulletins/bulletin_graphic_temp/B653005g.htm) but allows MP3 playback for an '04 745i

csmeance
03-10-2008, 11:24 PM
BMW TECH, one question, were you super-tech on the acuramdx.org forums? He left the same time you arrived and said that he would be moving to a german manufacturer.

BMW_tech
03-11-2008, 12:34 AM
I live in Seoul Korea and have recently purchased a 2003 745 Li. The problem is that the car was imported from Japan, which has a very narrow Radio frequency band (i.e. from 76.0 to 90.0 only).

I have taken the car to the official BMW Korea shops as well as a number of import car dealers and audio shops, but no one has solution to expanding the frequency band.

It's driving me crazy. Please help.

Bob

sorry bud.I cant help you break down the language barrier there as english is bmw's second language.In other words sir,I gots nuttin.

Is there an SIB similar to SI B6 53 00 5 (http://www.bmwtis.com/tsb/bulletins/bulletin_graphic_temp/B653005g.htm) but allows MP3 playback for an '04 745i

vehicles produced 3/05 on with CD changer has MP3 capability.Prior to that,no MP3 and it cannot be added according to all my resources including the parts department.The MP3 would be played through the CDC,who needs an iPOD?

BMW TECH, one question, were you super-tech on the acuramdx.org forums? He left the same time you arrived and said that he would be moving to a german manufacturer.

No sir.I never had any affiliation with asian imports.I was once insulted by a client as I was trying to help him.He stated he doesn't own a Honda once he saw me working on his car.The manager heard his comment and threw him out.I asked the manager if it was okay for me to take a break (I winked at him and he understood) and I made some phone calls.Within minutes my boys are outside and we chased that guy all the way in Jersey.We caught him and I pulled him out through the window.The rest is kept secret.

ze_745i
03-11-2008, 07:30 AM
Hi BMW TECH,

Nice to know you are about :thumbup:
I phoned my local BMW guys to see about getting the IPOD adapter for my 03 745i in the UK. They informed me that the car was to old for the retrofit kit and ended the call. :(
What would they need to update on the car ? Full IDrive, CID, update some software ?
I have the CD changer & don't mid loosing it. What do i need to tell them to get better service or is it just impossible.

Cheers m8

BMW_tech
03-16-2008, 01:15 AM
Hi BMW TECH,

Nice to know you are about :thumbup:
I phoned my local BMW guys to see about getting the IPOD adapter for my 03 745i in the UK. They informed me that the car was to old for the retrofit kit and ended the call. :(
What would they need to update on the car ? Full IDrive, CID, update some software ?
I have the CD changer & don't mid loosing it. What do i need to tell them to get better service or is it just impossible.

Cheers m8


Due to the change on the on-board comunication with facelift 03/2005, it is only possible to use the i-POD on vehicles from 03/2005.

BMW_tech
03-16-2008, 05:41 AM
http://www.europeanautosource.com/product_info.php?products_id=1649

mObridge iPod integration kit for e65/66 7-series


Kit Includes:
- mObridge iPod integration module
- Custom iPod cable
- Wiring harness
- Aux input 3.5mm Jack and Cable
- Fiber optic cable with inline connector (if not originally prewired for CD Changer)
- Detailed instructions

Models supported:
2002+ 7-series
Note: Requires CD Changer activation from dealer for vehicles not originally equipped with a CD Changer. Changer must be removed for installation of iPod kit. 3/2005+ 7-series will have text display capabilities, earlier models will not without additional hardware.

Standard Features:

- Supports iPod Mini, 4th Gen, 4th Gen Photo, Nano, 2nd Gen Nano, iPod Video, 3rd Gen Nano, iPod Classic, iPod Touch, iPhone
- Firmware upgradeable via memory card for future features.
- 24 bit ADC stereo for a more complete experience.
- 500uA Sleep Current. Lower sleep current draw than OEM specifications. - Configurable for all vehicles via iTune's MP3 tag.
- Configurable for First five playlists, numbered playlists or full folder support for iPod browsing.
- Paging to gain access to lists greater than the CD limitation of 99 giving full access to the iPod. Also possible on radio's without text support.
- Last disc, last folder, last track memory retention for fast startup.
- Access to Playlists/Artists/Albums/Genre/All Songs.
- Random, Repeat, Scan options.
- Auxiliary input for external audio source.
- Exit iPod lockout mode for manual control with the ability to continue track up/down from the steering wheel controls.
- iPod USB charging.
- Bypass switch to remove interface from the MOST ring, allowing "undetectable mode" for dealer visits. :rofl:
- Dedicated Auxiliary override for phone system input.

csmooth79
03-16-2008, 10:42 AM
^^^TECH, why is that funny??? Are you saying it can still be detected??

Also, If I am experiencing a flickering NAV Screen, quite frequent when NAV is on the right portion of the screen how can I get them to investigate and what can I expect them to do other than say the screen has to warm up??? It does it still after driving for quite a while and I have a 04 CPO so in 4k miles they wont warranty anymore

sunny_j
03-16-2008, 11:31 AM
i didnt know that BMW_tech was on EAS's payroll:dunno:

Mikey83
03-16-2008, 11:47 AM
i didnt know that BMW_tech was on EAS's payroll:dunno:

x1
hmmmm

rafa7
03-16-2008, 06:15 PM
Also, If I am experiencing a flickering NAV Screen, quite frequent when NAV is on the right portion of the screen how can I get them to investigate and what can I expect them to do other than say the screen has to warm up??? It does it still after driving for quite a while...

BMW TECH should know this better, but based on my experience tell them to "Interrogted vehicle fault memory" since that worked for me.
see post #6:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=264744

BMW_tech
03-16-2008, 09:24 PM
^^^TECH, why is that funny??? Are you saying it can still be detected??

Also, If I am experiencing a flickering NAV Screen, quite frequent when NAV is on the right portion of the screen how can I get them to investigate and what can I expect them to do other than say the screen has to warm up??? It does it still after driving for quite a while and I have a 04 CPO so in 4k miles they wont warranty anymore

Well since friggin BMW won't give you guys an iPOD or even AUX input adapter because your cars are too old etc... etc.. when the fact of the matter is that your vehicles (old or not) is waaaay ahead of its time.They cannot blame you owners to look for an alternative and I would take that to BMW.The GT-1 automatically does the MOST analysis if there was "RESET" faults stored.This flickering may be the result of MOST bus resets.Techs don't do the investigating unless prompted by the GT-1 or PuMA.In saying that,I meant they simply rely on who the GT-1 says is the culprit.Ask any tech how to do a MOST bus luminous reduction test or a RING BREAK test,they would look at you as if they were a deer staring into bright headlights.And yes CPO doesn't cover any entertainment electronics.

i didnt know that BMW_tech was on EAS's payroll:dunno:
x1
hmmmm

I wished I was on the payroll of some company as such.If I did own a 7 series I would look into them.Id ask how they stand behind that product and since I don't have any other choice and I want my iPOD in my seven,you got to admit that this is better than messing with wiring and AVT or antennae tuner.

BMW TECH should know this better, but based on my experience tell them to "Interrogted vehicle fault memory" since that worked for me.
see post #6:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=264744

Yes but you will see the fault not currently present.The final scope of MOST diagnosis may not reveal failure in the CDC (because it works and plays) since this plugs into the CDC.The other iPOD interface may show up because they involve splicing and dicing into harness and module circuitry.

Be that as it may,Im not in their payroll.If they want to contact me and pay me I would let y'all know and give everyone discounts and I would offer free installation.

Crackling or popping sounds from all speakers.
Loss of audio.
Control display is constantly displaying the "BMW" banner.
iDrive controller is not responsive.
Control Display is blank, white or frozen on current menu screen.

Are all signs of a MOST bus failure.Possible causes include:

Control module power or ground failure.
Fiber Optic cable connection fault or improper radius.
Faulty control module.
Dirty, scratched or defective Navigation map disc.
Navigation Computer over temperature.
AVT (Antenna Tuner) over temperature shutdown.

csmooth79

erunithug
03-16-2008, 10:07 PM
BMW Tech - how do they get the beer green? :dunno:
<img src="http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/5797/02022513380005lshsmugofco9.jpg" border="0" alt=""/></a><br/>
haha just kidding

BMW_tech
03-16-2008, 10:39 PM
BMW Tech - how do they get the beer green? :dunno:
<img src="http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/5797/02022513380005lshsmugofco9.jpg" border="0" alt=""/></a><br/>
haha just kidding

You beat the piss out of a leprechaun with a prybar and let him swim around the barley during fermentation.I think thats how they get it green.I drink Heineken,I once broke a bottle on somebodys head during a club fight (thats why NYC clubs now serve them in plastic cups).The beer however,turned red so I guess thats not it so I never tried that again.

johndade
03-17-2008, 08:59 PM
bmw tech what could be the problem if i only get weirds sounds from the right front speaker i went to dealer last week but we coulnt get it to do it its most annoying when on the phone when you play music you only hear it when the song starts then it goes away i have had the one replaced before so they just said keep eye on it or ear. It sounds like its gonna blow out but it gets better after song starts.

thank you

Mikey83
03-17-2008, 11:59 PM
I wished I was on the payroll of some company as such.If I did own a 7 series I would look into them.Id ask how they stand behind that product and since I don't have any other choice and I want my iPOD in my seven,you got to admit that this is better than messing with wiring and AVT or antennae tuner.



I still don't believe paying for that system is worth it, I would rather get a decent FM transmitter at this point in the game, no?

With that money a nice set of replica 128 style rims isn't too much more :confused:

BMW_tech
03-18-2008, 03:40 AM
bmw tech what could be the problem if i only get weirds sounds from the right front speaker i went to dealer last week but we coulnt get it to do it its most annoying when on the phone when you play music you only hear it when the song starts then it goes away i have had the one replaced before so they just said keep eye on it or ear. It sounds like its gonna blow out but it gets better after song starts.

thank you

So you have bluetooth? And this noise occurs while using the phone/cd/radio?? If I had to guess,theres 3 possibilities.From the least likely would be the telematics or TCU and followed by the LOGIC 7 and most likely cause would be the ASK (or in-dash CD).Perhaps I misunderstood all of your question so please be as specific as you could.Thats the key to a successful repair,to know exactly what the symptoms are.Authorization would take longer than the diagnosis.

I still don't believe paying for that system is worth it, I would rather get a decent FM transmitter at this point in the game, no?
With that money a nice set of replica 128 style rims isn't too much more :confused:

I couldn't agree with you more.Id wear out my CD Changer and continue to burn discs.Id have a glovebox full of CD magazine/cartridge loaded with CD's ready to go.The most I spend in my car is 2 hours tops each day.I wear my iPOD while I work.

Shaunco
03-18-2008, 10:54 AM
Hmmm....could BMW Tech secretly be "Johnny" the omniscient shoeshine boy from the Police Squad (Naked Gun) series?

johndade
03-18-2008, 03:20 PM
I dont think it is the amp had that replaced along with the ask unit not to long ago. Yes i have bluetooth and its only that speaker that makes weird sounds either on phone when nav is talking or music.

tom @ eas
03-18-2008, 03:39 PM
Well since friggin BMW won't give you guys an iPOD or even AUX input adapter because your cars are too old etc... etc.. when the fact of the matter is that your vehicles (old or not) is waaaay ahead of its time.They cannot blame you owners to look for an alternative and I would take that to BMW.The GT-1 automatically does the MOST analysis if there was "RESET" faults stored.This flickering may be the result of MOST bus resets.Techs don't do the investigating unless prompted by the GT-1 or PuMA.In saying that,I meant they simply rely on who the GT-1 says is the culprit.Ask any tech how to do a MOST bus luminous reduction test or a RING BREAK test,they would look at you as if they were a deer staring into bright headlights.And yes CPO doesn't cover any entertainment electronics.

I feel your pain on this one, one of the reasons we use an autologic to perform our own programming.

I wished I was on the payroll of some company as such.If I did own a 7 series I would look into them.Id ask how they stand behind that product and since I don't have any other choice and I want my iPOD in my seven,you got to admit that this is better than messing with wiring and AVT or antennae tuner.

Agreed, modifying the tuner is never a good idea - however it was the only option presented at that time.

Yes but you will see the fault not currently present.The final scope of MOST diagnosis may not reveal failure in the CDC (because it works and plays) since this plugs into the CDC.The other iPOD interface may show up because they involve splicing and dicing into harness and module circuitry.

No splicing, it's using the factory harness that's already present on the 7. The BMW kit does not require any splicing from what I remember, then again - we haven't had much requests due to the "forgotten era" of the 7s that are not compatible (ASK-interfaces).

Be that as it may,Im not in their payroll.If they want to contact me and pay me I would let y'all know and give everyone discounts and I would offer free installation.

Contact me directly and we'll see what we can do. :thumbup:

03745Li-chicago
03-18-2008, 06:01 PM
BMW_tech,

Is there any harm in running a slightly wider tire on the 21" style 128 wheels? The preferred sizes are 245/35/21 (F) and 285/30/21 (R). I was thinking about going with a 255 in the front and a 295 in the rear.

What are your thoughts sir?

Thanks!!

sunny_j
03-18-2008, 06:15 PM
no there isnt. my next set will be that spec.

BMW_tech
03-18-2008, 11:25 PM
Hmmm....could BMW Tech secretly be "Johnny" the omniscient shoeshine boy from the Police Squad (Naked Gun) series?

No Im actually one of the Pokemons.

I dont think it is the amp had that replaced along with the ask unit not to long ago. Yes i have bluetooth and its only that speaker that makes weird sounds either on phone when nav is talking or music.

I would simply swap out the speaker that makes the noise (left to right) and see if the white noise is still present.If not,I would look closely at schematics and check the integrity of the circuit.It could be a bad or loose ground wire. :dunno:

Contact me directly and we'll see what we can do. :thumbup:

E.T. phone home.

momo_oo[][]oo
03-20-2008, 08:22 AM
BMW_Tech, is there a SIB on the steering rack thing or it's up to the dealer and your relation ship with your SA , also in my car records in sows that ignition coils been changed to upgraded BOSCH, ever now and then in a stop light it idles up and down and become rough during the stop only , not every time? what should be my concern , when is the new software is coming out, shaking the steering wheel from 45mph and up is annoying, any reccomendations MR TECH would be greatly appreciated thanks

momo_oo[][]oo
03-20-2008, 08:24 AM
BMW_Tech, is there a SIB on the steering rack thing or it's up to the dealer and your relation ship with your SA , also in my car records in shows that ignition coils been changed to upgraded BOSCH, every now and then in a stop light it idles rough rpm up and down during the stop only , not every time? what should be my concern , when is the new software is coming out, shaking the steering wheel from 45mph and up is annoying, any reccomendations MR TECH would be greatly appreciated thanks


Sorry for double post

BMW_tech
03-20-2008, 09:11 AM
BMW_Tech, is there a SIB on the steering rack thing or it's up to the dealer and your relation ship with your SA , also in my car records in shows that ignition coils been changed to upgraded BOSCH, every now and then in a stop light it idles rough rpm up and down during the stop only , not every time? what should be my concern , when is the new software is coming out, shaking the steering wheel from 45mph and up is annoying, any reccomendations MR TECH would be greatly appreciated thanks


Sorry for double post

No S.I.B. regarding the steering rack but there is an S.I. for vehicle exhibiting a loss of power driving, momentarily affecting steering effort, while decelerating and turning or coming to stop.The correction would be updating the DME software due to SW calibration error in the DME.You should at least be at E065-07-03-510 software level.

Lappy
03-21-2008, 03:32 AM
Hi BMW_Tech, I got a problem with my radio.

All of the sudden, I can't listen to radio stations anymore.
It's just noise. Sometimes I hear the signal, but it fades away after a few seconds.

Do you know what's wrong with the radio?

BMW_tech
03-21-2008, 04:21 AM
Hi BMW_Tech, I got a problem with my radio.

All of the sudden, I can't listen to radio stations anymore.
It's just noise. Sometimes I hear the signal, but it fades away after a few seconds.

Do you know what's wrong with the radio?

It's not your radio.It's the ANTENNA TUNER.Hardware problem in the AVT (antenna tuner).

After the vehicle has been parked outside for an extended time in the hot sun, the MOST-bus and audio in CD mode is working, only the radio is inoperative. The radio operation is restored once the interior of the vehicle is cooled down.

Lappy
03-21-2008, 04:35 AM
It's not your radio.It's the ANTENNA TUNER.Hardware problem in the AVT (antenna tuner).

After the vehicle has been parked outside for an extended time in the hot sun, the MOST-bus and audio in CD mode is working, only the radio is inoperative. The radio operation is restored once the interior of the vehicle is cooled down.The current weather conditions are Hail storms, and about 4 degrees.... so I think it isn't the temperature. The problem is allready occuring for about a week.

Someone said that it could be the antenna amplifier, could that be the problem?

thanks in advance :thumbup:

BMW_tech
03-21-2008, 06:51 AM
The current weather conditions are Hail storms, and about 4 degrees.... so I think it isn't the temperature. The problem is allready occuring for about a week.

Someone said that it could be the antenna amplifier, could that be the problem?

thanks in advance :thumbup:

Hail ? So you still have the big window or back glass where the antenna grids are ? they're the same,AVT is the antenna amplifier.if you don't have aftermarket tint which contains small amounts of carbon or ceramic material which reduces the effectiveness of the antennas,install a new radio antenna tuner and program the radio antenna tuner.

Most of our vehicles use a diversity antenna system and may use more than one piece of glass and more than one receiver antenna for reception.

Check all connections at the antenna amplifier module, rear glass & radio. Make sure connections are tight, check the knurled nut antenna connection at the antenna amplifier and look for signs of damage or corrosion.

A poor body ground can cause a 'leak' into the antenna circuit. Check all relevant grounds including:

- Battery ground connection to body.
- Engine ground to body connection.
- Radio ground.
- Amplifier ground (if equipped).
- DSP ground (if equipped).
- Ground connections in the C pillar for rear glass and defrost circuit.

Check the mounting of the antenna amplifier module. This is typically case grounded so a loose mounting screw can cause reception problems.

If there is bad or no reception on either AM or FM make sure that the coaxial cable coming from the antenna amplifier module is not internally shorted. Disconnect both ends of the cable and check for continuity between the outer and the inner conductors of the cable. It should be an open circuit between the outer and inner conductor.

Check to make sure that power is supplied to the antenna amplifier module (white wire B+).

If the reception is affected ONLY with the defroster turned on the problem may be:

- The defrost trap circuits (small boxes located in the C pillar, wired to the rear window) may be defective and can be replaced.
- The mounting glue for the glass is forming a conductive path across multiple lines on the defroster grid.
-There is a break in the defroster grid.

Lappy
03-21-2008, 08:12 AM
Thank you very much!!!! I'll try your tips in a couple of hours before driving home!!

mcfalcons15
03-21-2008, 11:53 AM
Im new here, and sorry if someone already asked you this question, but is there any way to have the BMW logo on the screen while you are driving? I have only seen the logo on my screen one time for a split second when I turned the car on.

Thanks.

csmooth79
03-21-2008, 11:57 AM
Im still relatively new also, but I dont think so. If youdo see just that screen your in trouble. Try searching for NAV SCREEN or freezing, Idrive inoperable stuff like that.

ze_745i
03-21-2008, 03:32 PM
why would you want that function ?

BMW_tech
03-21-2008, 08:24 PM
Im new here, and sorry if someone already asked you this question, but is there any way to have the BMW logo on the screen while you are driving? I have only seen the logo on my screen one time for a split second when I turned the car on.
Thanks.

Im still relatively new also, but I dont think so. If youdo see just that screen your in trouble. Try searching for NAV SCREEN or freezing, Idrive inoperable stuff like that.

That's correct.When the BMW logo appears for longer periods of time,it means the MOST bus is possessed.It's not possible to have a "wallpaper" or "screen saver" as an alternative to turning off the Control Display.

why would you want that function ?

It's not a bad idea to have an alternative to turning off the control display.Perhaps thats what he wants but screen savers or wallpapers aren't in the horizon yet.Id rather see slideshows of Pam Anderson but that would "classify" me as a pig if there is a "chick" passenger.But then again,I don't give a hoot!

sunny_j
03-21-2008, 08:35 PM
[I]It's not a bad idea to have an alternative to turning off the control display.Perhaps thats what he wants but screen savers or wallpapers aren't in the horizon yet.Id rather see slideshows of Pam Anderson but that would "classify" me as a pig if there is a "chick" passenger.But then again,I don't give a hoot!

thats why NA needs the TV Function:confused: lol

BMW_tech
03-22-2008, 12:39 AM
Thank you very much!!!! I'll try your tips in a couple of hours before driving home!!

You should look into this (from one of the threads) :

Do you have any other problems with the sound output ? In saying that I meant, Does the CD Changer operates with sound output ? Does the NAV give you voice instructions ? Does it chime when the key is just on and not running ? Basically,are all your SOUND outputs inoperative ?
We need to determine what works and what doesn't.We can isolate possibilities and eliminate them one by one,thus the need for more information.If you can,borrow a MOST bus "jumper" from another car.This is located in the glovebox,looking in it's on the top panel with a "door".You cant miss it,that's the MOST bus connection for the OPS.(Pin 1 is incoming,2 is out) You can try to "reset" the MOST by turning the key on and disconnecting/reconnecting the jumper plug.The reason why I asked you to "borrow" or "buy" one of these ( 61 13 6 917 541) is so you can use it to bypass the module you suspect to be faulty.You will simply unplug the 2 Pin MOST bus connector from the module and plug in the jumper to see if MOST communications resume.In the left side of the trunk area,behind all the panels you would need to remove.There lies the LOGIC 7,TEL,NAV,and SVS (speech/voice command) modules.
The AVT (Antenna Tuner) is a possibility to your problem.The tuner is actually a control unit with a MOST port and is placed in the rear left C pillar. Due to the direct connection of the antenna diversity,no antenna amplifier is needed on the left-hand side.On the right hand side, there is an antenna amplifier which is linked via a coaxial cable to the diversity unit. The tuner provides the power supply to the antenna diversity and the antenna amplifier.
The ASK (in dash CD-Player) is the MOST network controller.This is the module responsible for PDC acoustics,check control warnings and gongs,and medium-range loudspeakers and tweeters are directly controlled by the ASK.

Brief audio failures

These failures are followed by a magazine check from the CD changer and the sound returns.
1. Stationary or On engine start
The cause is the CD changer or a poor state of charge of the battery.
2. As of terminal 15
The cause is the CD changer.

The stored radio station lists are lost here.
The cause is the antenna tuner.
These audio failures occur in the radio mode, do not occur in other audio sources, and
otherwise the communication systems work normally.
The cause is probably the antenna tuner.

Sustained noise from the loudspeakers

These noises only come from the front door loudspeakers or from the back shelf.
The ASK supplies the front door loudspeakers and the back shelf. Noises from these loudspeaker can also originate from other audio control modules (telephone, navigation system, etc.). Bridging (jumper) these audio control modules can pinpoint the fault.
These noises only come from the central loudspeaker at the front, from the woofers under the seats or from the rear door loudspeakers.
The cause is the amplifier (Top-Hi-fi).
These noises only occur in the radio mode, not with other audio sources.
The cause is the antenna tuner.

LOL,sunny_j you silly wabbit!

Shaunco
03-22-2008, 07:56 AM
Paging Dr. BMW_Tech: Okay my liege, I have an annyonance that maybe you can help out with, as I haven't found any other threads that note this issue. BTW, thanks for all the advice you provide here.

Occasionally, the cd player (not changer) will chatter whenever I wake up (get in) the car; happens maybe 2 or 3 times a week. By chatter, I mean it sounds like a muted machine gun for about 3-4 seconds...like maybe it's trying to load the cd and the platter is rattling. Like I said, basically an annoyance and the only thing that I've noticed thereafter is that the cd player is then unavailable from the idrive (grayed-out). Usually, I can unload and reload the cd and it will then play. I've told my SA about it, but have never been able to replicate the problem while the car's at the shop. Any ideas/suggestions?

BMW_tech
03-22-2008, 10:38 AM
Paging BMW_Tech: Okay my liege, I have an annyonance that maybe you can help out with, as I haven't found any other threads that note this issue. BTW, thanks for all the advice you provide here.

Occasionally, the cd player (not changer) will chatter whenever I wake up (get in) the car; happens maybe 2 or 3 times a week. By chatter, I mean it sounds like a muted machine gun for about 3-4 seconds...like maybe it's trying to load the cd and the platter is rattling. Like I said, basically an annoyance and the only thing that I've noticed thereafter is that the cd player is then unavailable from the idrive (grayed-out). Usually, I can unload and reload the cd and it will then play. I've told my SA about it, but have never been able to replicate the problem while the car's at the shop. Any ideas/suggestions?

Was anything done ? Fault memory was checked ? Symptom you described clearly states a MOST bus reset that I (and YOURSELF) believe points to a faulty CDC.I think they basically blew you off perhaps because Authorization is required in order to replace the CDC.A PuMA case would need to be submitted therefore all test plans and faults must be dealt with by a technician trained to work on the vehicle.
Refer them to S.I.B. 61 15 02 MOST Bus Diagnosis. In it they would find diagnostic hints and procedures.Ask if you could see the result of the diagnosis/fault survey.


E65 Control Module that resets : Control Display Gateway
What happens to the audio? : Off Permanent
What you may see in the Control Display? : Completely dark, then restarts to BMW banner then “Accept” screen.

E65 Control Module that resets : Control Display
What happens to the audio? : Off Permanent
What you may see in the Control Display? : Completely dark, then restarts to BMW banner then “Accept” screen

E65 Control Module that resets : CD Changer
What happens to the audio? : Off Briefly
What you may see in the Control Display? : NAV portion of screen flickers/flashes then returns.
Other symptoms : CDC shuffles

E65 Control Module that resets : Logic7 Amp
What happens to the audio? : Off Briefly then returns with lower volume
What you may see in the Control Display? : NAV portion of screen flickers/flashes then returns

E65 Control Module that resets : Antenna Tuner
What happens to the audio? : Off Briefly then returns with lower volume
What you may see in the Control Display? : No change or NAV portion of screen flickers/flashes then returns

E65 Control Module that resets : Voice Activation
What happens to the audio? : Off Briefly then returns with lower volume
What you may see in the Control Display? : NAV portion of screen flickers/flashes then returns

E65 Control Module that resets : Navigation
What happens to the audio? : Off Briefly then returns with lower volume
What you may see in the Control Display? : NAV map portion of screen “Initializes” or NAV portion of screen flashes white/gray.

E65 Control Module that resets : Telephone
What happens to the audio? : Off Briefly then returns with lower volume
What you may see in the Control Display? : NAV portion of screen flickers/flashes then returns

E65 Control Module that resets : Audio System Controller
What happens to the audio? : Off Briefly then returns with lower volume
What you may see in the Control Display? : NAV portion of screen flickers/flashes then returns

E65 Control Module that resets : Instrument Cluster
What happens to the audio? : Off Briefly then returns with lower volume
What you may see in the Control Display? : NAV portion of screen flickers/flashes then returns
Cluster completely dark

moesonex
03-22-2008, 12:17 PM
Need help from someone.
I have a 2000 540i sport and some of the electronics are going crazy. When I start the car, my factory stereo has no display and eventually comes back slowly..but will still go in and out during the ride...the time will come on and then the numbers follow and I lose total control of the radio where I can't use any functions including from the steering wheel. Also, I get in the car and I put on my seat belt and the display reads I don't have my seat belt on and I unbuckle and re-insert and the light goes out. Tonight I went for a drive and my fog light went on and off and the stereo again loses power
A little history of some things that may have caused this: last week, I got my oil changed and I plugged in my reset tool I had for my 2000 528i and I reset the oil service light. I also, before that plugged in the reset tool to see if it worked in the 540 and it displayed an error so I assume the reset tool is not the same for the 2 cars. On Tuesday, I left my parking lights on accidentally and when got to the car, I turned them off and started the car and it started right away. The problems started after I left the car lights on.
Anyone out their know what possibly happened? I would greatly appreciate any help.
Thanks

johndade
03-22-2008, 12:19 PM
good information bmw tech thank you

BMW_tech
03-22-2008, 01:56 PM
Need help from someone.
I have a 2000 540i sport and some of the electronics are going crazy. When I start the car, my factory stereo has no display and eventually comes back slowly..but will still go in and out during the ride...the time will come on and then the numbers follow and I lose total control of the radio where I can't use any functions including from the steering wheel. Also, I get in the car and I put on my seat belt and the display reads I don't have my seat belt on and I unbuckle and re-insert and the light goes out. Tonight I went for a drive and my fog light went on and off and the stereo again loses power
A little history of some things that may have caused this: last week, I got my oil changed and I plugged in my reset tool I had for my 2000 528i and I reset the oil service light. I also, before that plugged in the reset tool to see if it worked in the 540 and it displayed an error so I assume the reset tool is not the same for the 2 cars. On Tuesday, I left my parking lights on accidentally and when got to the car, I turned them off and started the car and it started right away. The problems started after I left the car lights on.
Anyone out their know what possibly happened? I would greatly appreciate any help.
Thanks

Ignition switch.

Shaunco
03-22-2008, 03:01 PM
Thanks for the rough diagnosis BMW_T. No, they didn't do anything and I think you're right about them blowing me off. It wasn't a biggie as I wasn't too concerned about it at the time, but I'll take your advice for my next service appt. (diplomatically, of course). Muchos Gracias!

sunny_j
03-22-2008, 11:52 PM
BMW_tech is it possible to check if a V/O is legit and wont damage the car? what about if we install the new modified V/O and it fuc*s up some modules can we install the previous V/O thats already on the car?

BMW_tech
03-23-2008, 12:45 AM
BMW_tech is it possible to check if a V/O is legit and wont damage the car? what about if we install the new modified V/O and it fuc*s up some modules can we install the previous V/O thats already on the car?

Just make sure you have your Vehicles Original VO :rofl: .You cannot save the original VO.Put it this way,if the SSS failed to load the VO you can ask (via PuMA) for the original VO and just add all the retrofittings you had installed one at a time.It's not that it would damage the car but it could wipe out all the data of the vehicle.Continues operation of a module until it overheats or quits while being programmed is simply a failure of a module and not the SW.It's not going to accept a program it doesn't recognize and couldn't process.It may try for hours until its death or it may simply raise a failure to program and get skipped. You may open the files and send it to me but only the text,file names or type,and extensions.I'll take a look at it.

sunny_j
03-23-2008, 01:31 AM
i cant send the word document file but i copied and pasted it


Individual data available
Vehicle information
VIN long **********DK10042
Type code GN83
Type 760LI (USA)
Dev. series E66 ()
Line 7
Body type LIM
Steering LL
Door count 4
Engine N73
Cubical capacity 6.00
Power 327
Transmision HECK
Gearbox AUT
Colour TITANGRAU METALLIC (892)
Upholstery LEDER NASCA SCHWARZ (U6SW)
Prod. date 2003-01-17

Order options

No. Description
248 STEERING WHEEL HEATING
257 SIDE AIRBAG F RR PASSENGERS,DEACTIVATION
261 SIDE AIRBAG FOR REAR PASSENGERS
265 TIRE PRESSURE CONTROL (RDC)
316 AUTOMATIC TAILGATE OPERATION
323 SOFT CLOSE AUTOMATIC SYSTEM FOR DOORS
430 INT/EXT RR VW MIRROR W AUT ANTI-DAZZLE
441 SMOKERS PACKAGE
453 ACTIVE SEAT VENTILATION, FRONT
454 ACTIVE SEAT VENTILATION, REAR
494 SEAT HEATING F DRIVER/FRONT PASSENGER
496 SEAT HEATING FOR REAR SEATS
508 PARK DISTANCE CONTROL (PDC)
523 AIR CONDITIONING F REAR W COOLING BOX
541 ACTIVE CRUISE CONTROL
548 SPEEDOMETER WITH KILOMETER READING
597 LT/ALY WHEELS/STAR SPOKE 89 W MIXED TYR.
603 MONITOR IN REAR
620 VOICE INPUT SYSTEM
650 CD PLAYER
672 CD CHANGER BMW FOR 6 CDS
677 HIFI SYSTEM PROFESSIONAL
691 CD HOLDER
696 DVD CHANGER FOR 6 DISKS
697 AREA-CODE 1
785 WHITE DIRECTION INDICATOR LIGHTS
838 CANADIAN VERSION
896 DAYTIME LIGHTS FUNCTION
902 SPECIAL CHECK PRESS VEHICLES
925 SHIPPING PROTECTION PACKAGE


Series options

No. Description

202 STEPTRONIC
212 NATIONAL BRAKE SYSTEM EQUIPMENT
216 SERVOTRONIC
220 SELF-LEVELING SUSPENSION
223 ELECTRONIC DAMPER CONTROL (EDC)
229 DYNAMIC DRIVE
245 STEERING COLUMN ADJUSTMENT ELEC
302 ALARM SYSTEM
319 INTEGRATED UNIVERSAL REMOTE CONTROL
354 GREEN STRIPE WINDSCREEN
403 GLAS ROOF, ELECTRIC
415 SUNBLIND FOR REAR WINDOW
416 SUNBLINDS
431 INTERIOR RR VW MIRROR W AUT ANTI-DAZZLE
442 CUPHOLDER
455 ACTIVE SEAT F DRIVER AND FRONT PASSENGER
456 COMFORT SEATS, ELECTRIC. ADJUSTABLE
460 COMFORT SEATS RR ELECTRIC. ADJUSTABLE
470 CHILD SEAT ISOFIX ATTACHMENT
488 LUMBAR SUPPORT DRIVER/FRONT PASSENGER
502 HEADLIGHT WASHER SYSTEM
521 RAIN SENSOR
522 XENON LIGHT
534 AUTOMATIC AIR CONDITIONING
609 NAVIGATION SYSTEM PROFESSIONAL
645 RADIO CONTROL US
845 ACOUSTIC BELT WARNING
850 ADD FUEL TANK FILLING FOR EXPORT
853 LANGUAGE VERSION ENGLISH
992 NUMBER PLATE ATTACHEMENT MANAGEMENT


Individual data

no access - Vehicle data protected

mvrandery
03-24-2008, 12:51 AM
Hi BMW Tech

I have an 02 745i with the CD NAV upgraded to DVD NAV 2 years ago.

Until 2 weeks ago worked perfectly (the NAV that is!)

Now, 75% of the time, when I start the car, the NAV display says "NAV CD not present, please insert NAV CD into computer" Sometimes, if I eject the DVD and reinsert it works fine, sometimes not. It has the 2007-2 DVD now, but I also had an old 2006-1 DVD which I tried, but it made no difference.

Took it to dealer who said, system needed new software (they seem to say that for all problems!), but it only worked for 2 days, then back to the error.

It does seems bizarre that it worked for 2 days.

Any ideas?

Thanks very much

abhatti55
03-24-2008, 02:01 PM
I recently purchased a '02 745i it is going to the dealer soon to get the service lights taken off (brakes, brake fluid, microfilter, etc...) I tried the method from the dash but am unable to get to the secondary screen to reset the things. Is this an option for later cars or something that a software update can resolve. Also the CD switches back to the radio when i turn it on and the volume decreases automatically after 20 seconds or so. The history shows the amp was replaced recently, so i hope reprogramming it will fix it. My question is when I go to the dealer How can I get them to upgrade the whole car with the newest software? Also can they program it to say it has PDC and CD changer as those things I plan to add in the future so I don't get charged again when I do the upgrades?
Any help is greatly appreciated..

BMW_tech
03-26-2008, 11:32 PM
Hi BMW Tech

I have an 02 745i with the CD NAV upgraded to DVD NAV 2 years ago. Until 2 weeks ago worked perfectly (the NAV that is!)
Now, 75% of the time, when I start the car, the NAV display says "NAV CD not present, please insert NAV CD into computer" Sometimes, if I eject the DVD and reinsert it works fine, sometimes not. It has the 2007-2 DVD now, but I also had an old 2006-1 DVD which I tried, but it made no difference.
Took it to dealer who said, system needed new software (they seem to say that for all problems!), but it only worked for 2 days, then back to the error.
It does seems bizarre that it worked for 2 days.Any ideas?
Thanks very much

These DVD based NAV discs are back ordered for months and I believe the newest is already available so ask your local dealership for details. When they "upgraded" (is it an upgrade? updated perhaps :dunno:) your NAVI,they probably loaded the update CD in the NAV drive and drove the vehicle out.They should have updated the entire vehicle so that every module would be at the latest software integration.Since your NAVI may not be recognized by MOST bus modules in order to perform a task :dunno: is all the NAVI gets and it blames the CD.Makes sense ? You may run into other problems leading up to MOST bus shutdown (screen blank,all you get would be pop or crackle every now and then) if you wait longer.Take care of it ASAP,unless you like it when they keep your car longer waiting for parts that the SSS killed during programming because of software conflict.


I recently purchased a '02 745i it is going to the dealer soon to get the service lights taken off (brakes, brake fluid, microfilter, etc...) I tried the method from the dash but am unable to get to the secondary screen to reset the things. Is this an option for later cars or something that a software update can resolve. Also the CD switches back to the radio when i turn it on and the volume decreases automatically after 20 seconds or so. The history shows the amp was replaced recently, so i hope reprogramming it will fix it. My question is when I go to the dealer How can I get them to upgrade the whole car with the newest software? Also can they program it to say it has PDC and CD changer as those things I plan to add in the future so I don't get charged again when I do the upgrades?
Any help is greatly appreciated..

They cannot perform the retrofit coding/programming without installing the parts.The SSS (programming station) looks for the appropriate module(s) and codes it to the vehicle.What programming update does for future retrofits simply saves time updating the entire vehicle before starting to code the added accessory.Either way,you get charged the hour when you get an accessory added."Retrofit" path is quite different than an automated software update for the entire vehicle.I hope that makes it clear.

mvrandery
03-27-2008, 02:22 AM
These DVD based NAV discs are back ordered for months and I believe the newest is already available so ask your local dealership for details. When they "upgraded" (is it an upgrade? updated perhaps :dunno:) your NAVI,they probably loaded the update CD in the NAV drive and drove the vehicle out.They should have updated the entire vehicle so that every module would be at the latest software integration.Since your NAVI may not be recognized by MOST bus modules in order to perform a task :dunno: is all the NAVI gets and it blames the CD.Makes sense ? You may run into other problems leading up to MOST bus shutdown (screen blank,all you get would be pop or crackle every now and then) if you wait longer.Take care of it ASAP,unless you like it when they keep your car longer waiting for parts that the SSS killed during programming because of software conflict.



Thanks very much for taking the time to answer.

The CD NAV was replaced with a DVD NAV 2 years ago. It has worked perfectly for the past 2 years with multiple versions of the NAV DVD's. I received the 2007-2 DVD (Western Europe) about 5 months ago. It also worked fine until 2 weeks ago.

The problem with the system asking for the disc started one morning out of the blue, the car had not been to the dealer for a while before that, so it wasn't a matter of a new update suddenly causing problems.

Since the problem started, it went to the dealer for this and they said they updated some software, but the problem remains.

03745Li-chicago
03-28-2008, 08:34 AM
BMW_tech,

Im running version 28.x.x according to my SA and he recently indicated that they can not reset my trannys adaptations since I'm running the latest version.

All I want is for the tech to hook my car up to the computer and reset my trannys adaptations and nothing else - is this possible?

thanks!!

BMW_tech
03-28-2008, 03:45 PM
BMW_tech,

Im running version 28.x.x according to my SA and he recently indicated that they can not reset my trannys adaptations since I'm running the latest version.

All I want is for the tech to hook my car up to the computer and reset my trannys adaptations and nothing else - is this possible?

thanks!!

If you are experiencing any transmission concerns as far as shift characteristics you should make sure that there is a line on the repair order for the complaint.In doing so,they would (in reality they should) follow the procedures in the S.I.B. for diagnosing transmission related issues.Under the shift characteristic concerns it states to clear the adaptions and test drive the car.Initially they should check the fault memory and check the fluid level also quality of oil.Some transmissions develop a leak at the electrical connector where the vehicle harness would plug into the transmission.You guys know better,dont let them tell you theres nothing wrong with it without checking anything.Normal is a word that requires intelligence,common sense,and all that good stuff.

johndade
03-28-2008, 08:40 PM
BMW Tech when would you reccomend changing the suspension components would it be mileage or years? Parts such as control arms, bushings, bearings, etc. Would warranty cover these items?

BMW_tech
03-28-2008, 09:39 PM
BMW Tech when would you reccomend changing the suspension components would it be mileage or years? Parts such as control arms, bushings, bearings, etc. Would warranty cover these items?

First, a brief explanation :

Warranty means ----- a defect in workmanship or manufacturing of the part.
this usually never happens in pairs ( both side,left/right or front/rear).

$$$ means ----- wear and tear or damage by impact or any outside influence.
This means no warranty if MTV pimps your ride. By pimpin, to those too hooked on phonics it means : Any alterations that changes dynamics and specifications such as wheels made for monster trucks (keep in mind this mod may affect ARS,DSC,EDC,and overall performance. Only for show,not intended for those who spend wisely), don't get me wrong for I'm a fan of nice wheels (shoes in any ride) and not a hater.

So bottom line it's basically wear and tear. If your whip/ride/car doesn't maneuver/drive/handles/turns like a roller coaster on tracks, something is worn. Visual inspection of suspension components would come first. Uneven wear pattern on tires is a sign of worn suspension and alignment may be out of specification. Check your tire pressures regularly, thats a preventative measure. :thumbup:

momo_oo[][]oo
03-31-2008, 02:07 PM
BMW teck , my BMW logo screen came out for a whole drive. Then took the cd out put it back in it worked fine ? can this be a good reason to get a DVD drive for the Navi, My steering wheel stop going up/down after I start/stop the car ? any help Fuse may be? even though i cant reach there for sh*#t

BMW_tech
03-31-2008, 06:46 PM
BMW teck , my BMW logo screen came out for a whole drive. Then took the cd out put it back in it worked fine ? can this be a good reason to get a DVD drive for the Navi, My steering wheel stop going up/down after I start/stop the car ? any help Fuse may be? even though i cant reach there for sh*#t

It's time for a dealer visit sir. You've got a MOST and a CAN communication issue.It could be a battery/voltage concern.

mvrandery
04-01-2008, 12:26 AM
Hi BMW Tech

Since you mentioned battery low voltage causing MOST issues, could my problem (as in post #127 & #130) be related to a low battery? I have noticed that sometimes if I have the radio on for about 10-15 minutes with the engine off I get a Recharge Battery warning. I have not seen the battery warning at any other time.

Mehul

momo_oo[][]oo
04-01-2008, 04:31 PM
Thank you, this is a little edit just sowing some appreciation for all your answers :thumbup:

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glwilding
04-06-2008, 09:52 AM
Hi BMW Tech, i posted this problem in the main forum but the solution given by sunny (thanks again) does not work once i turn the engine off and on again.

My problem is that my navigation system is in German... If i turn the language (Settings>Language) to French then to English the menus do show up as English, however the voice spoken is German! This problem also extends to the BMW Assit menu...

The info given on the nav system is as follows:

Item number: (numbers)
Hardware number:61
Coding index:05
Diagnosis index:02E0
Variant index:4231
Date of manufacture:2005
Name of manufacturer:10
Message catalog version:0.6.118
Software version:9.2.1Ahex
Operating system version:.FF.FF.FFhex

I have acquired a v31 OS disk *cough*, don't know if this will help at all... Its just so frustrating!!!

Thanks for reading, any help would be greatly appreciated

BMW_tech
04-06-2008, 05:28 PM
Hi BMW Tech, i posted this problem in the main forum but the solution given by sunny (thanks again) does not work once i turn the engine off and on again.

My problem is that my navigation system is in German... If i turn the language (Settings>Language) to French then to English the menus do show up as English, however the voice spoken is German! This problem also extends to the BMW Assit menu...

The info given on the nav system is as follows:

Item number: (numbers)
Hardware number:61
Coding index:05
Diagnosis index:02E0
Variant index:4231
Date of manufacture:2005
Name of manufacturer:10
Message catalog version:0.6.118
Software version:9.2.1Ahex
Operating system version:.FF.FF.FFhex

I have acquired a v31 OS disk *cough*, don't know if this will help at all... Its just so frustrating!!!

Thanks for reading, any help would be greatly appreciated

And this problem occurred when you decided to pop in the OS version 31 ? Your SW version 9.2.1 clearly states the fact. I posted somewhere on this board about OS (operating software) in NAV. My resources only has information on version 25 and depending on what type of NAV computer installed, the SW ver. should be as follows :

7.3.2
E65/E66 NAVI01 (CD-drive)
Software Version for CD navigation (NAVI01) should be 7.3.2 (I-level E065-05-03-810.2).

8.4.4
E65/E66 NAVI02 (DVD-drive)
Software Version for DVD navigation (NAVI02) should be 8.4.4 (I-level E065-05-03-800.2).

9.1.16
E65/E66 NAVI03 (DVD-drive)
Software Version for DVD navigation (NAVI03) should be 9.1.16 (I-level E065-05-03-450.2).

Just because you updated the SW of the NAV doesn't mean you don't have to update the SW level of the entire vehicle. This causes conflicts and anomalies especially within the MOST bus. The only way I see to correct the situation is to "retrofit" using S.S.S. with the latest version of PROGMAN. The language would have to be set via retrofit path and the display on the SSS screen would be :

"Retrofitting SELECTION, The English US language version is being loaded with supplementary languages French and Spanish".

This means english would be the primary, french and spanish are supplementary. This will code the NAV and I always make it a habit of encoding complete vehicle to make sure that all modules are at the latest integration level. Bottom line, you need to visit a shop that has an S.S.S. I'm not sure if you can "revert back" to an older SW once you have updated. You can try, updating the complete vehicle in my opinion is what needs to be done and this may not fall in the WARRANTY category.

BMW_tech
04-06-2008, 09:23 PM
CIP/Progman Version 7 Series

29.1.1 29.1.0 AND 29.0
E65/66 < 03/2005 : E065-08-03-800
E65/66 >= 03/2005 : E065-08-03-510

28.0.2 AND 28.0.1
E65/66 < 03/2005 : E065-07-09-800
E65/66 >= 03/2005 : E065-07-09-530

28.0 27.2.1 27.2 27.2.1 27.1.1 AND 27.1
E65/66 < 03/2005 : E065-07-09-800
E65/66 >= 03/2005 : E065-07-09-520

27.0
E65/66 < 03/2005 : E065-07-03-800
E65/66 >= 03/2005 : E065-07-09-515
Software Error Correction :
E65/E66 vehicles produced from 3/05 up to 8/30/07 = Jolting, surge, gearshift crunch, knocking noises during load reversal in the drive train under acceleration out of the overrun phase. Only N73 with 6HP26 vehicles are affected.

26.2.2, 26.2.1, 26.2, 26.1.2, 26.1.1, 26.1, 26.0, 25.2, 25.1.1, 25.1, 25.0.5, 25.0.4, 25.0.3, 25.0.2, 25.0.1, AND 25.0
E65/66 < 03/2005 : E065-07-03-800
E65/66 >= 03/2005 : E065-07-03-510
Software Error Correction :
E65/E66 vehicles produced from 3/05 up to 8/30/07 = A jolt may be felt under braking.

24.2.1, 24.2, 24.1.1, 24.1, 24.0, 23.2.2, 23.2.1, 23.2, 23.1.3, 23.1.2, 23.1.1, 23.1, AND 23.0.1
E65/66 < 03/2005 : E065-06-09-800
E65/66 >= 03/2005 : E065-06-09-530
Software Errors Corrected :
E65/E66 vehicles produced from 3/05 up to 8/30/07 =
1. Cannot initiate a phone call using voice recognition when a CDMA handset is in extended roaming mode. Refer to SI B84 12 06.
2. Excessive idle speed fluctuations (1100-1300 rpm) on a cold start for the first 30 seconds of engine operation, when transmission is in P or N position.
3. Transmission intermittently enters emergency mode. Only N62TU engine. One or more of the following faults may be stored:
*EGS – CF14, CF15, CF16, CF17 "No message from DME"
*DSC – 5EC7 "No message from DME"
*IHKA – 9C95 "No message from DME"
*CIM – D98F "No message from DME"
4. Oil level warning comes on when the vehicle is moving. Only N73 engine.
5. "Check Gas Cap" warning lamp lights up. DME FC "2A17 – DMTL system error"

23.0
E65/66 < 03/2005 : E065-06-09-800
E65/66 >= 03/2005 : E065-06-09-520

22.2.1, 22.2, 22.1.2, 22.1.1, 22.1, 22.0.2, 22.0.1, 22.0, 21.2.2, 21.2.1, AND 21.2
E65/66 < 03/2005 : E065-06-03-810
E65/66 >= 03/2005 : E065-06-03-510

21.1, 21.0.1, AND 21.0
E65/66 < 03/2005 : E065-05-09-820
E65/66 >= 03/2005 : E065-06-03-500

20.2, 20.1, AND 20.0
E65/66 < 03/2005 : E065-05-09-820
E65/66 >= 03/2005 : E065-05-09-520

19.2.3, 19.2.2, 19.2.1, 19.2, 19.1.1, 19.1, AND 19.0
E65/66 < 03/2005 : E065-05-09-800
E65/66 >= 03/2005 : E065-05-09-510

glwilding
04-07-2008, 07:21 AM
Thanks for the reply BMW Tech,
This problem is how i received the car (<-admittedly second hand from auction) but i have not tried to update any software what so ever, i thought the new OS disk may be of use at some point but i have not put it anyway near the car.

Is it still a trip to the dealer? I just don't understand how the writing can be English but the voice german :cry:

Thanks again, the help is much appreciated!

extremecb
04-07-2008, 01:05 PM
I have an 05 745li that i picked up around 2 months ago. I love the car the only problem that I am having is that if I let the radio play fo raround 5 minutes with out the car being on I get the "Recharge Battery Warning". I took the car back to my local dealer and they keep insisting that this is normal and that the car needs to be driven for a long period of time. The funny thing is i just the car 700 miles round trip and i still have tne problem. Any sugestions.

03745Li-chicago
04-07-2008, 04:02 PM
BMW_tech,

For this upcoming summer, I will be replacing my stock 19" wheels/tires with the OEM style 128 21" setup. Would you recommend clearing the trannys adaptations (after installing the 21" setup) or leave it alone and just swap out the wheel/tire setup? Is there something else I should take into consideration during this upgrade, aside from the adaptations?

Thanks :)

sunny_j
04-07-2008, 04:42 PM
the only thing you need to do is watch out for pot holes and keep atleast 40 psi in all tires.

03745Li-chicago
04-07-2008, 07:24 PM
the only thing you need to do is watch out for pot holes and keep atleast 40 psi in all tires.

Wow, 40 psi? I'm assuming 40 psi for all 4 tires and cold? Thats gonna be one rough ride, but it makes sense so the rims dont bend. And avoiding potholes in chicago will be tough. The roads here are worse than roads in some 3rd world countries.

sunny_j
04-07-2008, 07:27 PM
i run 40psi front and 42psi in rear. the ride is rougher but it gives more protection when hitting bumps.

03745Li-chicago
04-08-2008, 09:36 AM
i run 40psi front and 42psi in rear. the ride is rougher but it gives more protection when hitting bumps.

wouldnt the speedo and RPM tachs be off when the bigger wheels are installed? I was under the impression that the computer that drives the speedo and RPM tachs might need to be reset or something.

sunny_j
04-08-2008, 10:29 AM
no. 19s with rubber and 21s with rubber are almost the same height

03745Li-chicago
04-08-2008, 10:47 AM
no. 19s with rubber and 21s with rubber are almost the same height

cool - thanks for the input :)

sunny_j
04-08-2008, 10:50 AM
no problem

BMW_tech
04-08-2008, 09:05 PM
sunny_j, u da man !! :thumbup:

Bud, thanks for making my job here easier. I'm telling you, you guys are getting "smarter" by the day (except diz because he gets smart in a different way). I'm beginning to believe that "common sense" exists and it's truly common. If you ever find yourself in a bind and don't know the answer to, I'll give you my number and simply page me. :thumbup: Thanks sunny_j !!

sunny_j
04-08-2008, 09:21 PM
If you ever find yourself in a bind and don't know the answer to, I'll give you my number and simply page me. :thumbup: Thanks sunny_j !!

TV Function:angel: lol
there is a guy here named Dan. he's from cali and has figured out how to activate it. i asked him and said if i was in the area he would activate the feature for a good price. since i live almost 6000kms round trip and with work i cant drive to cali. so im back to square one.:bawling:

BMW_tech
04-08-2008, 10:52 PM
TV Function:angel: lol
there is a guy here named Dan. he's from cali and has figured out how to activate it. i asked him and said if i was in the area he would activate the feature for a good price. since i live almost 6000kms round trip and with work i cant drive to cali. so im back to square one.:bawling:

Option A :
Fly me in and I will be your driver while you work.
* Your work is done in front of a computer, you can work and plug in using your cell phone carrier or seek for free and unlocked Wi-Fi connection. You have a working rear entertainment option in case you get bored. You wouldn't hear a peep out of me except when I see a stupid driver and I start cursing at my closed window. If you need anything just pretend everything is voice activated, say a command. If I say Option unavailable it means I don't want to. If you keep saying are we there yet every 10 miles you may have a BUS FAULT and it's your fault. I'll take the BUS back. These rules are subject to change without notification.

Option B :
Go to Bimmerfest and take the opportunity to meet the faces behind the funny names..
Benefits:
* You see what they look like and can judge who to avoid and who to be friends with.
* You can show off your car, meet chicks, network, and simply pure and utter enjoyment of the whole event.
* You get to meet "him" and see if he is full of it OR the actual answer to your prayers.
* If it fails, drive a little further and I will see what I can do. I'll hook your car up to the SSS and see what happens. We may at least get an idea of what module it looks for when we perform the retrofit or perhaps it may even be greyed out and unselectable. This we can verify if someone who needs service or programming/software issues comes to me so we can arrange something. You said it yourself, some newer models are active from the get go and it's not illegal unless it's still active while driving (we can probably fool the speed signal input wire to the Video Module somehow. Unless it's on the CAN line, that means we CAN't).

Option C :
Let the others chime in, this is theirs.

erunithug
04-08-2008, 11:28 PM
Option C: Lets start an afterparty for bimmerfest. we'll call it BMW_Techfest.

bimmer1904
04-08-2008, 11:31 PM
TV Function:angel: lol
there is a guy here named Dan. he's from cali and has figured out how to activate it. i asked him and said if i was in the area he would activate the feature for a good price. since i live almost 6000kms round trip and with work i cant drive to cali. so im back to square one.:bawling:




give me his info now :confused:

+ssn, address, dob, and pics of his wife....lol


-sunny hook it up! ask him how much then when he tells you wait a bit and see how much it will be if a group of us get it done:thumbup:

sunny_j
04-09-2008, 01:03 AM
give me his info now :confused:

+ssn, address, dob, and pics of his wife....lol


-sunny hook it up! ask him how much then when he tells you wait a bit and see how much it will be if a group of us get it done:thumbup:

post #16
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=259238

sunny_j
04-09-2008, 01:07 AM
Option A :
Fly me in and I will be your driver while you work.
* Your work is done in front of a computer, you can work and plug in using your cell phone carrier or seek for free and unlocked Wi-Fi connection. You have a working rear entertainment option in case you get bored. You wouldn't hear a peep out of me except when I see a stupid driver and I start cursing at my closed window. If you need anything just pretend everything is voice activated, say a command. If I say Option unavailable it means I don't want to. If you keep saying are we there yet every 10 miles you may have a BUS FAULT and it's your fault. I'll take the BUS back. These rules are subject to change without notification.

Option B :
Go to Bimmerfest and take the opportunity to meet the faces behind the funny names..
Benefits:
* You see what they look like and can judge who to avoid and who to be friends with.
* You can show off your car, meet chicks, network, and simply pure and utter enjoyment of the whole event.
* You get to meet "him" and see if he is full of it OR the actual answer to your prayers.
* If it fails, drive a little further and I will see what I can do. I'll hook your car up to the SSS and see what happens. We may at least get an idea of what module it looks for when we perform the retrofit or perhaps it may even be greyed out and unselectable. This we can verify if someone who needs service or programming/software issues comes to me so we can arrange something. You said it yourself, some newer models are active from the get go and it's not illegal unless it's still active while driving (we can probably fool the speed signal input wire to the Video Module somehow. Unless it's on the CAN line, that means we CAN't).

Option C :
Let the others chime in, this is theirs.

i think i might do option B. maybe make it a mimi vaction.

option A does sound good but i enjoy driving the 7 to much. especially taking corners:D

soju4me
04-09-2008, 05:40 AM
BMW tech, I have re-read the manual and have done a search job, but could not find an adequate answer.

I recently purchased a 2003 745 Li. Today, the engine warning indicator came on. After going into the OB Data on iDrive, and doing a "Check", a "No faults" message appeared.

Kindly advise whether I should visit a BMW Service Center, or is this a common occurrence for my car. I believe Sunny had stated in an earlier thread, that he, too, experienced this.

What is the usual cause for this indicator to come on. Considering I do not have warranty, should I be worried about the repair expenses. I live in Korea, and thus far, BMW Korea is killing me with their prices for parts and labour.

Many thanks in advance for your immensely helpful advice.

BMW_tech
04-09-2008, 07:07 AM
BMW tech, I have re-read the manual and have done a search job, but could not find an adequate answer.

I recently purchased a 2003 745 Li. Today, the engine warning indicator came on. After going into the OB Data on iDrive, and doing a "Check", a "No faults" message appeared.

Kindly advise whether I should visit a BMW Service Center, or is this a common occurrence for my car. I believe Sunny had stated in an earlier thread, that he, too, experienced this.

What is the usual cause for this indicator to come on. Considering I do not have warranty, should I be worried about the repair expenses. I live in Korea, and thus far, BMW Korea is killing me with their prices for parts and labour.

Many thanks in advance for your immensely helpful advice.

Invest in a diagnostic tool or a scanner to scan for faults. Look into a laptop base system that can do diagnostics via OBD. Programming software, I got nothing except find an independent shop which is a cheaper alternative but not as trained as a factory tech. No worries, I got you.

BMW_tech
04-09-2008, 07:11 AM
Option C: Lets start an afterparty for bimmerfest. we'll call it BMW_Techfest.

I may be able to arrange a meet at my dealership if y'all are interested. Just got to clear it with my boss and it's a done deal. It should be about you and your vehicles, not about me. Im just an average joe, nothing special here.

soju4me
04-09-2008, 07:16 AM
Many thanks, bro! If ever in Korea, definitely got your back.

soju4me
04-10-2008, 12:19 AM
BMW tech,

Well I just got back from the service center. They inform me that the indicator is coming on due to the failure of a "valve" which controls the flow of water depending on the temperature of the engine (i.e. if it gets too hot, the valve opens and allows the water to flow into the radiator. if not, the valve remains closed). They inform me that the valve is in a constant closed position, and that most likely this is due to a potential failure in the water pump.

My car is a 2003 745 Li with approximately 37,000 kms (i.e. approximately 22,200 miles).

My question is whether or not I should just replace the valve, or as they suggest, to change the water pump as well. Apparently, if I were to change just the valve, but the real reason for this failure is indeed the water pump, I would have to get another new valve at a later stage.

The estimate they have shown me (in USD equivalent) is as follows:

Labour Change of Water Pump 84
Labour Change of Other Parts 57
Labour Change of Temp Sensor 8
Parts Return pipe 17
Parts RMFD. Pump 280
Parts Thermostat 123
Parts Feed Pipe 15
Parts Temp. Sensor 17
Oil Anti-freeze 40
Tax 64

Total USD 705

This is the third month since I have purchased this car, and for the third straight month, I have shellled out a minimum of USD 400 for parts and labour. Completely freaking out.

Any, BMW tech, is there anything above that looks or smells funny? Thanks again for your onging support.

csmooth79
04-10-2008, 06:27 AM
Not sure about tech, but those labor rates are very cheap ... I couldnt get a water pump replaced on a honda for 84 bucks ... :dunno:

mcfalcons15
04-10-2008, 01:54 PM
Tech,

My front passenger speakers are not working and my rear drivers side speakers are not working. I don't know if I have Logic 7 or not (but I doubt it). Could this simply be something wrong with the wiring, and not the speakers. Is there anyway to confirm that I have or do not have Logic 7? When I go into the idrive I cannot change any of the Logic 7 functions or equalizers, but I thought this may just be because the system isn't working? :dunno:

Thanks.

sunny_j
04-10-2008, 03:17 PM
go to entertainment settings.
then to memory or tone.
on the right side if you see a setting for logic 7 then you have logic 7.

rafa7
04-10-2008, 05:08 PM
by the way, I'm not getting use to this new Sunny, I was used to the 'search nazi' sunny. (j/k bro). :rofl:

sunny_j
04-10-2008, 07:14 PM
i dont want another infraction:confused:

BMW_tech
04-10-2008, 11:47 PM
BMW tech,

Well I just got back from the service center. They inform me that the indicator is coming on due to the failure of a "valve" which controls the flow of water depending on the temperature of the engine (i.e. if it gets too hot, the valve opens and allows the water to flow into the radiator. if not, the valve remains closed). They inform me that the valve is in a constant closed position, and that most likely this is due to a potential failure in the water pump.

My car is a 2003 745 Li with approximately 37,000 kms (i.e. approximately 22,200 miles).

My question is whether or not I should just replace the valve, or as they suggest, to change the water pump as well. Apparently, if I were to change just the valve, but the real reason for this failure is indeed the water pump, I would have to get another new valve at a later stage.

The estimate they have shown me (in USD equivalent) is as follows:

Labour Change of Water Pump 84
Labour Change of Other Parts 57
Labour Change of Temp Sensor 8
Parts Return pipe 17
Parts RMFD. Pump 280
Parts Thermostat 123
Parts Feed Pipe 15
Parts Temp. Sensor 17
Oil Anti-freeze 40
Tax 64

Total USD 705

This is the third month since I have purchased this car, and for the third straight month, I have shellled out a minimum of USD 400 for parts and labour. Completely freaking out.

Any, BMW tech, is there anything above that looks or smells funny? Thanks again for your onging support.

If you are talking about the thermostat bro there is a software update to correct this issue. You may not have to replace the T-stat if the fault is not currently present and OBVIOUSLY you aren't experiencing an engine OVERHEAT symptom. If you need further details as far as what PROGMAN version corrects this condition but I can tell you definately that the latest and greatest software would.

Tech,

My front passenger speakers are not working and my rear drivers side speakers are not working. I don't know if I have Logic 7 or not (but I doubt it). Could this simply be something wrong with the wiring, and not the speakers. Is there anyway to confirm that I have or do not have Logic 7? When I go into the idrive I cannot change any of the Logic 7 functions or equalizers, but I thought this may just be because the system isn't working? :dunno:

Thanks.

Your ASK may have had a stroke and never recovered from a coma. A MOST bus diagnosis from an independent with a GT-1 should be able to determine the exact cause. From all my postings here if sunny_j had a GT-1 he should be able to diagnose it in a jiffy with a lube job. I doubt it's the Instrument cluster or the LOGIC 7 because your display works fine eventhough its slow and often times unresponsive.

soju4me
04-11-2008, 12:19 AM
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If you are talking about the thermostat bro there is a software update to correct this issue. You may not have to replace the T-stat if the fault is not currently present and OBVIOUSLY you aren't experiencing an engine OVERHEAT symptom. If you need further details as far as what PROGMAN version corrects this condition but I can tell you definately that the latest and greatest software would.
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BMW tech, many, many thanks for the above. I am scheduled to have the repair job done early next week. As you correctly point out, there is no fault showing with the T-stat itself and I have seen no indication of an overheat situation. As such, I shall ask them to do a software update with the latest version to see if this corrects the situation. You are too awesome!

mcfalcons15
04-11-2008, 06:26 AM
go to entertainment settings.
then to memory or tone.
on the right side if you see a setting for logic 7 then you have logic 7.

Thanks Sunny. So then I should have it. It has the Logic 7 logo in the background, and I have a setting for Logic 7 but when I click on it, it is stuck on 1 (I can't change it to a higher number). I also, can't change the equalizer with all the different sound ranges on them, they just stay at 0. Does this really mean I have Logic 7, if so I am going to get this fixed ASAP.

Thanks again.

rafa7
04-11-2008, 06:41 AM
Thanks Sunny. So then I should have it. It has the Logic 7 logo in the background, and I have a setting for Logic 7 but when I click on it, it is stuck on 1 (I can't change it to a higher number). I also, can't change the equalizer with all the different sound ranges on them, they just stay at 0. Does this really mean I have Logic 7, if so I am going to get this fixed ASAP.

Thanks again.

wow, interesting. do you have a CD Changer?

mcfalcons15
04-11-2008, 06:47 AM
wow, interesting. do you have a CD Changer?

Yeah I have a CD Changer.

glocati
04-11-2008, 02:31 PM
Hello BMW Tech, I am inquiring on my father in law's behalf...He has an 04 740il, and has been experiencing a power drain issue. The dealer thought they had it narrowed down to a faulty brake module of some sort, but the issues has resurfaced. They are still working on it.

In conjunction with this, is what I will call a radio volume issue. Apparently around the same time the power drain issue reared its head, he will be driving down the road listening to the radio/CD ( no aftermarket DICE unit or accessories) and apparantly the volume will spike to FULL and scare the %$*^ of him. I believe it clears by itself after a brief blast. The dealer can not replicate the problem. No surprise as it is intermittent in nature.

So, with this limited background of the issue, I ask: Have you heard of this issue before or do any TIBs come to mind on it. A search on here and a few other forums yield no info. Thanks in advance for any input, Greg.

sunny_j
04-11-2008, 05:03 PM
Thanks Sunny. So then I should have it. It has the Logic 7 logo in the background, and I have a setting for Logic 7 but when I click on it, it is stuck on 1 (I can't change it to a higher number). I also, can't change the equalizer with all the different sound ranges on them, they just stay at 0. Does this really mean I have Logic 7, if so I am going to get this fixed ASAP.

Thanks again.

you should be able to adjust all those settings. take it to the dealer asap.

sunny_j
04-11-2008, 05:05 PM
Hello BMW Tech, I am inquiring on my father in law's behalf...He has an 04 740il, and has been experiencing a power drain issue. The dealer thought they had it narrowed down to a faulty brake module of some sort, but the issues has resurfaced. They are still working on it.

In conjunction with this, is what I will call a radio volume issue. Apparently around the same time the power drain issue reared its head, he will be driving down the road listening to the radio/CD ( no aftermarket DICE unit or accessories) and apparantly the volume will spike to FULL and scare the %$*^ of him. I believe it clears by itself after a brief blast. The dealer can not replicate the problem. No surprise as it is intermittent in nature.

So, with this limited background of the issue, I ask: Have you heard of this issue before or do any TIBs come to mind on it. A search on here and a few other forums yield no info. Thanks in advance for any input, Greg.

your first problem is that the car ( 04 740il ) doesnt exist.:confused:
the car might need a new battery. if the car doesnt get all the power it requires it tends to do random things.

tbal69
04-11-2008, 05:13 PM
mr bmw tech sir, can u please help me out... check here
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?p=3169626#post3169626

glocati
04-11-2008, 07:25 PM
your first problem is that the car ( 04 740il ) doesnt exist.:confused:
the car might need a new battery. if the car doesnt get all the power it requires it tends to do random things.

mere typo...745li thanks fro the input sunny j .

BMW_tech
04-13-2008, 06:20 AM
Hello BMW Tech, I am inquiring on my father in law's behalf...He has an 04 745il, and has been experiencing a power drain issue. The dealer thought they had it narrowed down to a faulty brake module of some sort, but the issues has resurfaced. They are still working on it.

In conjunction with this, is what I will call a radio volume issue. Apparently around the same time the power drain issue reared its head, he will be driving down the road listening to the radio/CD ( no aftermarket DICE unit or accessories) and apparantly the volume will spike to FULL and scare the %$*^ of him. I believe it clears by itself after a brief blast. The dealer can not replicate the problem. No surprise as it is intermittent in nature.

So, with this limited background of the issue, I ask: Have you heard of this issue before or do any TIBs come to mind on it. A search on here and a few other forums yield no info. Thanks in advance for any input, Greg.

What was the result of the "energy diagnosis when the battery had died? What was the result of the parasitic draw? If you are talking about the Lamp Control Module causing a battery discharge they should have updated the software. What is the current SW level? When checking for draw, it is important to separate the front and rear fusebox in order to determine where the problem lies. There is a junction block above the battery with 2 power cables attached. One powers the front power distribution box and the other the rear. If the draw goes away when the front power dist. box is disconnected you have isolated the problem and start with final stage/blower resistor or aux fan and disconnect 1 fuse at a time until the draw is found. There is a diagnostic hint, I wonder why your dealer can't figure it out :dunno: . Normal draw for E65, E66 is 40 milliamps after 60-70 minutes. Since you are having problems with the MOST bus, I would suspect a MOST bus module such as te TCU to be the culprit. It wakes up every now and then normally but it can wake up the entire network if it choose to. Again, a diagnosis would reveal the problem and if not an assist subscriber the TCU should be deactivated so it no longer wake up periodically and abnormally. A NAD (network access device) repair may be neccessary prior to condemning the TCU. This basically means updating the SW and a TCU "repair".

mr bmw tech sir, can u please help me out... check here
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?p=3169626#post3169626

Get me the actual fault and environmental condition in order to avoid guesses sir. Check your gas cap, make sure it's tight. If mixture adaptions are stored, that muffler set up you have may have caused the long term fuel mixture (multiplicative) adaptions to reach it's limit and can no longer richen/lean the mixture. What is the current SW level of your vehicle? If you guys (6 Series) want to steal me from these guys, start a thread and I will be glad to do my best to answer all your queries.

glocati
04-13-2008, 12:38 PM
[QUOTE=BMW_tech;3172501]What was the result of the "energy diagnosis when the battery had died? What was the result of the parasitic draw? If you are talking about the Lamp Control Module causing a battery discharge they should have updated the software. What is the current SW level? When checking for draw, it is important to separate the front and rear fusebox in order to determine where the problem lies. There is a junction block above the battery with 2 power cables attached. One powers the front power distribution box and the other the rear. If the draw goes away when the front power dist. box is disconnected you have isolated the problem and start with final stage/blower resistor or aux fan and disconnect 1 fuse at a time until the draw is found. There is a diagnostic hint, I wonder why your dealer can't figure it out :dunno: . Normal draw for E65, E66 is 40 milliamps after 60-70 minutes. Since you are having problems with the MOST bus, I would suspect a MOST bus module such as te TCU to be the culprit. It wakes up every now and then normally but it can wake up the entire network if it choose to. Again, a diagnosis would reveal the problem and if not an assist subscriber the TCU should be deactivated so it no longer wake up periodically and abnormally. A NAD (network access device) repair may be neccessary prior to condemning the TCU. This basically means updating the SW and a TCU "repair".

Thank you very much, BMW Tech. I appreciate the info. Not being the owner of the car/dealing personally with the BMW dealership, I can not answer the questions set forth. I will pass the info. along. I did talk with my father in law last night, and received some pertinent info. I did not have before: the volume max issue occurs when the car reachs 70 mph and above, stays full volume until manually turned down or speed is dropped below 70 mph. Let you folks know the outcome once he gets it resolved. Thx Greg

sunny_j
04-13-2008, 12:44 PM
there is a option in the entertainment section that increases the volume as the speed increases. i think its called speed volume. bring it back to the lowest setting and let us know what happens.

glocati
04-13-2008, 01:08 PM
there is a option in the entertainment section that increases the volume as the speed increases. i think its called speed volume. bring it back to the lowest setting and let us know what happens.

Thanks, sunny j. Exactly my first thought as well was an issue with the speed dependent volume feature. One would think the dealer would look there as well, but they are apparently having problems replicating this happening. I will keep you posted....

BMW_tech
04-13-2008, 01:33 PM
SI B 65 32 06

SUBJECT
Volume Adjustment after MOST-Bus Interruption

MODEL
E65, E66

SITUATION
The volume is adjusted (decreased or increased) after a brief MOST-bus interruption.

CAUSE
After a MOST-Bus interruption, the Audio System Controller (ASK) activates the entertainment source with the volume setting from the previous sleep mode.

PROCEDURE
Do a MOST-Bus diagnosis to find out what the cause is for the brief MOST-Bus interruption.

I suspect the TCU,it may need to be "repaired".

glocati
04-13-2008, 05:54 PM
SI B 65 32 06

SUBJECT
Volume Adjustment after MOST-Bus Interruption

MODEL
E65, E66

SITUATION
The volume is adjusted (decreased or increased) after a brief MOST-bus interruption.

CAUSE
After a MOST-Bus interruption, the Audio System Controller (ASK) activates the entertainment source with the volume setting from the previous sleep mode.

PROCEDURE
Do a MOST-Bus diagnosis to find out what the cause is for the brief MOST-Bus interruption.

I suspect the TCU,it may need to be "repaired".

THANKS...You are a true asset to the 'Fest. GL

sunny_j
04-13-2008, 09:51 PM
tech does my 6 disc dvd changer have a regular RCA ouput for audio?

soju4me
04-14-2008, 01:06 AM
If you are talking about the thermostat bro there is a software update to correct this issue. You may not have to replace the T-stat if the fault is not currently present and OBVIOUSLY you aren't experiencing an engine OVERHEAT symptom. If you need further details as far as what PROGMAN version corrects this condition but I can tell you definately that the latest and greatest software would.



BMW tech,

Referring to you, I asked the guy at the service center whether he could instal the latest softward program to see if this would self correct this situation of the engine warning lamp coming on. He insisted that the T-stat is damaged, and that it would be wise to change the pump while he is at it.

I then asked whether he could update all software in the car to avoid potential false warning lights appearing. He replied that it would take about 10 hours and that it would cost USD 100.

My new question to you is whether it is worth having the software programs updated, or would this lead to new, unexpected issues. FYI, I have a 2003 745 Li.

Thank you, bro!

BMW_tech
04-14-2008, 01:50 AM
tech does my 6 disc dvd changer have a regular RCA ouput for audio?

Negative sir.BMW doesnt like the use of RCA jacks. :dunno:


BMW tech,

Referring to you, I asked the guy at the service center whether he could instal the latest softward program to see if this would self correct this situation of the engine warning lamp coming on. He insisted that the T-stat is damaged, and that it would be wise to change the pump while he is at it.

I then asked whether he could update all software in the car to avoid potential false warning lights appearing. He replied that it would take about 10 hours and that it would cost USD 100.

My new question to you is whether it is worth having the software programs updated, or would this lead to new, unexpected issues. FYI, I have a 2003 745 Li.

Thank you, bro!

Okay. Get ready for this and get a hold of yourself. If you have established the fact that the fault code 2EF4 (279B) - "Map cooling thermostat mechanically stuck" is stored in the DME. And the engine does not overheat and the map thermostat operates properly. The indy wanted to replace the waterpump for 10 hours?? Is he smoking crack?? I agree with changing the thermostat. S.I.B. 12 15 05 states E65, E66 with N62 from start of production up to 03/05 with this particular fault, the cause(s) could be the following :

Deterioration of coolant quality (the mixture concentration falls below 50%).

Increased contact resistance between the thermostat temperature sensor, the engine wiring harness and the DME connector.

Internal defect of a map cooling thermostat.

The correction would be as follows and pay attention to your build date or production date:

On vehicles equipped with the N62B44 engine (DME ME 9.2.1/9.2.2) manufactured from 09/04 through 12/04 , replace the engine wiring harness and the temperature sensor.

On vehicles equipped with the N62B44 engine (DME ME 9.2.1/9.2.2) manufactured outside the above-specified production range [if the map cooling thermostat faults (279B or 4EF4) are stored]:

Check the coolant concentration. If the coolant/water mix falls below 50%, correct as needed.

Perform the appropriate DIS/GT1 test plan. Replace the map coolant thermostat when prompted by the test results.

If the vehicle returns to the workshop with the same complaint (Service Engine Soon illuminated and fault code 279B/2EF4 stored in DME) and the thermostat has already been replaced during the previous repair, it is highly unlikely that the map cooling thermostat failed again. The increased connection resistance would most likely cause the repeat failure. The engine wiring harness and temperature sensor should be replaced.

13 62 1 433 076 Thermostat temperature sensor (1)
12 51 7 520 803 Engine harness E65/66 (02/02 – 10/03) (1)
12 51 7 524 942 Engine harness E65/66 (10/03 – 03/05) (1)
11 53 7 502 779 Map cooling thermostat (1)
11 53 1 440 192 Thermostat gasket/seal (1)

My apologies, you're going to have to empty out your wallet but be smart about it. Change the waterpump only if it needs changing and leaking at the weep hole. Changing the engine harness could be labor intensive.

03745Li-chicago
04-15-2008, 12:38 PM
BMW_tech,

I've been getting this clunk during downshift over the past 6 months. Dealer has tried all the fixes, but none seem to have worked. They are now planning to replace my tranny with a remanufactured one. My concern with this "New" tranny is that it might end up being worse than my original one, ie, i will have new problems b/c of it.

In your experience, when replacing the original tranny, do your customers come back with new problems b/c of the remanufactured tranny? Also - is there anyway you know what vehicle the remanufactured tranny came from - maybe a serial number or something? I hope I dont get a bogus tranny that failed at 100k miles, was then fixed, and now given to me :(

thanks !!

sunny_j
04-15-2008, 12:39 PM
all transmissions replaced by BMW are remanufactured

03745Li-chicago
04-15-2008, 12:46 PM
all transmissions replaced by BMW are remanufactured

yup, that scares the crap out of me. What scares me even more if that I think I read somewhere you had your tranny replaced 3 times - damn!! Quality control over at BMW needs to improve.

sunny_j
04-15-2008, 12:51 PM
on my old 02 745 i had it replaced 3 times. on my 760 once and its been running like brand new.

macklynch
04-15-2008, 08:05 PM
I just purchased a 2005 745LI, how can I tell if it is after 03/05? I would like the MP3 CD capability.

sunny_j
04-16-2008, 10:17 PM
tech if i take my high beam bulb out will the car through errors?

Polo582
04-16-2008, 10:43 PM
Fellaz I have an 02 745i. I'm new to the game so excuse me if I ask any stupid questions.:thumbup: Does anyone here know what is most up to date navigation disc that I can get for my car? If so, do you know where I can download this and burn it onto dvd?

sunny_j
04-16-2008, 10:45 PM
2008.1 is the newest. its illegal to download and burn it.

newbie's should read this thread.
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=274892

BMW_tech
04-17-2008, 01:03 AM
BMW_tech,

I've been getting this clunk during downshift over the past 6 months. Dealer has tried all the fixes, but none seem to have worked. They are now planning to replace my tranny with a remanufactured one. My concern with this "New" tranny is that it might end up being worse than my original one, ie, i will have new problems b/c of it.

In your experience, when replacing the original tranny, do your customers come back with new problems b/c of the remanufactured tranny? Also - is there anyway you know what vehicle the remanufactured tranny came from - maybe a serial number or something? I hope I dont get a bogus tranny that failed at 100k miles, was then fixed, and now given to me :(

thanks !!

I don't really know how to answer this question but I have done so before and theories aren't the most reliable when the one asking the question may possibly be smarter than the one who replies. What I mean is that I have to be certain when it comes to problems that everyone has but majority of those repaired makes it seem like an impossible problem to solve. We (techs) are simply instructed to follow PROTOCOLS or instructions through publications, BMW technical assistance from liasons, and broadcasts of BMW's team of technical gurus that we are required to watch and learn from. We are no longer "rebuilding" transmissions or taking it apart in order to find the problem. We cannot see everything they see through the data sent by our diagnostic tester (GT-1 sending FASTA data), they cannot see everything we see. I can spend months trying to diagnose this condition but I know I may never find the answer. Everyone drives differently, americans don't drive like the germans. A german engineering in a foreign land where a collission or fender benders occur on the norm is a perfect example of the difference, one has the autobahn and the other has a mall parking lot during rush hour. A constant stop and go, a journey that feels more like a daily burden and the ones to blame are those who built the highways and designed the on/off ramps. We're simply not ready for something that's adaptive because no matter how it tries, it's just not smart enough for us. We simply need the old and reliable transmissions which Im sure will take every beating engineering (electronics and programs) and owners can dish out. The only time we may get the whiplash effect or the unbearable clunk is when the coupler or driveshaft had failed or weakened. That for us may be easier to swallow. New parts are always a plus and remanufactured part can't be bad. If it was, it gets replaced again and again. Buy More Warranty after it expires or buy the next generation of an evolving vehicle we all love and hate but never at the same time. I wonder what happens if they give us steptronic which we can fully control where we can coast to a stop (no engine braking or torque converter lockup but simply uncoupled) and may over rev just like a manual trans. Unacceptable to some, but desired by everyone who knows how to drive. :dunno: I may have said too much or never answered what you asked, either way..... I do apologize.

yup, that scares the crap out of me. What scares me even more if that I think I read somewhere you had your tranny replaced 3 times - damn!! Quality control over at BMW needs to improve.

I would have modified or retrofitted sunny_j 's pedals similar to a bicycle so he can pedal then coast to a stop without a clunk, but he will come back with concerns of squeaky brakes and A/C not cold enough because he sweats as he pedals the car rolling on 22's. :rofl:

I just purchased a 2005 745LI, how can I tell if it is after 03/05? I would like the MP3 CD capability.

You don't know your vehicle's production date? That's like not knowing your adopted kid's birthday. Just kidding, look at the door jamb or shoot me a message in private (PM) with the last 7 digits of your VIN located on the same sticker or "plate" where the production date is written. On the bottom of the drivers side windshield looking from outside the vehicle is another location where you can find the VIN.

tech if i take my high beam bulb out will the car through errors?

If you take it out without the key on and never turn on the ignition the answer is NO. If you do turn the key on with any bulb out the answer becomes a YES. It (Light Module) sends out a small amount of power like a spark per say (not enough to activate or light a bulb) so that you won't have to wait until night time to know that you have a bulb out. Interior bulbs aren't monitored though so it's okay to remove all interior light bulbs if you decide to date an ugly chick.

2008.1 is the newest. its illegal to download and burn it.

newbie's should read this thread.
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=274892

sunny_j you are so kind. People can change, whos next? diznik double O seven eleven clerk? That communist and terrorist guy will always be what he is until his last set of wheels in a retirement home. The transmission clunk in comparison, in my opinion. But I still love the dude regardless. :rofl:

tbal69
04-17-2008, 02:29 AM
bmw tech see my thread in 6er lounge... concerns about rough idles... :(
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=277405&page=2

sunny_j
04-18-2008, 08:48 PM
If you take it out without the key on and never turn on the ignition the answer is NO. If you do turn the key on with any bulb out the answer becomes a YES. It (Light Module) sends out a small amount of power like a spark per say (not enough to activate or light a bulb) so that you won't have to wait until night time to know that you have a bulb out. Interior bulbs aren't monitored though so it's okay to remove all interior light bulbs if you decide to date an ugly chick.


thank you sir. i ended up disabling the DRL's at a indy shop for $40.00

erunithug
04-18-2008, 10:36 PM
Whattup BMW_Tech? Check this out:
Being on the ipod topic. Did you guys know that BMW has a retrofit available for ipod, sirius, Aux for ALL 2002 and up 7 series. I was talking to the tech at shelly bmw and was amazed on what he was saying. The direct ipod interface will eliminate the changer but will show an ipod Icon on the idrive.

He even mention something about a USB Retrofit available.

Do you know of any such thing? Ill make the drive to u and let you test it out on my car if need be. :thumbup:

momo_oo[][]oo
04-20-2008, 12:26 PM
Question for you Tech pls. I left my car unlocked for almost 15 hrs when I started the car the Navi display was showing BMW so I took the CD out and it still forze. I left it overnight without CD and then locked it and in the morning when I p inserted the CD every thing was fine. Is that related to leaving the car unlocked for so long and it didn't go to sleep or is my car has too much crap in it's electronics?

pug107
04-24-2008, 02:17 PM
Guys my DVD option is shaded,not allowing me to see the DVD.Can this be cause of the heat cause my car was under the sun all day.I just found out now,i hopen that after a good night sleep it comes back again or i have to go to the dealer monday:eek:
I clean the DVDs everytrhing looks ok but when i try to select DVD it continues to be shaded.Is there anything i can do?Thks

rafa7
04-25-2008, 05:28 AM
Where is Super BMW_Tech?
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=142333&d=1207250345
Gotham City and Bimmerfest Seven will never be the same
--anyone revise this cartoon, BMW_Tech superhero:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/40/Batmanlee.png

BMW_tech
04-26-2008, 12:57 AM
Whattup BMW_Tech? Check this out:
Do you know of any such thing? Ill make the drive to u and let you test it out on my car if need be. :thumbup:

Let's try it.On your next service visit come and see me and see that you have spare time when you come to pick it up. We can both look into it.

Question for you Tech pls. I left my car unlocked for almost 15 hrs when I started the car the Navi display was showing BMW so I took the CD out and it still forze. I left it overnight without CD and then locked it and in the morning when I p inserted the CD every thing was fine. Is that related to leaving the car unlocked for so long and it didn't go to sleep or is my car has too much crap in it's electronics?

What was it like,was the temperature high meaning HOT? The best way is to get it scanned for faults and see what module did the reset. If it was just the NAV,perhaps a SW update on it wouldn't hurt.And if all checks out okay,maybe the NAV computer is at the early stages of letting you know that it's sick and may not have much to live.

Guys my DVD option is shaded,not allowing me to see the DVD.Can this be cause of the heat cause my car was under the sun all day.I just found out now,i hopen that after a good night sleep it comes back again or i have to go to the dealer monday:eek:
I clean the DVDs everytrhing looks ok but when i try to select DVD it continues to be shaded.Is there anything i can do?Thks

FC 'D7D2' (error_temp_shutdown) is stored in the fault memory of the navigation computer.

FC 'D8D2' (error_temp_shutdown) is stored in the audio system controller (ASK).
If these 2 faults are stored,the cause is an over-temperature protection function in the navigation computer. When the temperature in the navigation computer is too high, the navigation computer switches off the MOST bus to prevent damage. There is an S.I.B. for this and depending on the fault codes there are appropriate actions in order to correct the situation. Your dealer should know what to do,if not holler at your boy and I'll see what I can do to the best of my ability.

Where is Super BMW_Tech?

Right here buddy. I knew you'd miss me. You're the only one who cares and I must say Im touched and theres a tingling sensation in my pants and it's not towards you coz I know you got one of these too and I ain't down with San Francisco lovin'.

sunny_j
04-26-2008, 02:35 PM
^^ glad to see your still here. i thought diz scared you away.:dunno:

diznik007
04-26-2008, 04:23 PM
^^ glad to see your still here. i thought diz scared you away.:dunno:

are you kidding me? as soon as i see tech is logged on, i quickly sign off in fear he will bash me and my hater, trailer trash lifestyle. he one mean mofo that tech.:bawling:

erunithug
04-27-2008, 09:02 PM
Let's try it.On your next service visit come and see me and see that you have spare time when you come to pick it up. We can both look into it.


definitely, ill probably be coming in soon for a new transmission soon :tsk: and it cant be blamed on oversize wheels cuz ive been riding on the stock 19s for quite some time now.

sunny_j
04-27-2008, 09:15 PM
definitely, ill probably be coming in soon for a new transmission soon :tsk: and it cant be blamed on oversize wheels cuz ive been riding on the stock 19s for quite some time now.

go tommorow:thumbup:

erunithug
04-27-2008, 11:03 PM
go tommorow:thumbup:

i wish i could. i need to find some time to do it within the next few weeks. bmw_tech's dealership is about an hour away from me with no traffic.

BMW_tech
04-28-2008, 01:19 AM
definitely, ill probably be coming in soon for a new transmission soon :tsk: and it cant be blamed on oversize wheels cuz ive been riding on the stock 19s for quite some time now.

Let's do it. Remind myself or Angie to get Flo (the foreskin/foreman) to go for a ride with you. Mind you,he may look like a troll but he's our way of getting to the corrective measures in order to address the situation. Let's do it right this time,unlike the first time where you ended up picking up the car with another vehicle to hold the second set of wheels and tires. Those would look great again with a new tranny huh? And I don't mean the dude with both organs either,a transmission that doesn't kick you like a mule from behind while you are performing a difficult maneuver such as the California Stop. By the way, I drive an hour to get to work with or without traffic. Don't be a punani, just be in it every now and then.....

erunithug
04-28-2008, 07:02 PM
haha, i drive an hour a day myself. i just got to fit it into my schedule sometime between school and work (which are both 1 hour north of where i live and SJ is 1 hour south of where I live). ill try to get it in within the next couple of weeks, if thats not possible its going to have to be end of may, beginning of june.

Bahamas7
04-28-2008, 11:34 PM
Hey BMW tech, I am having problems opening my hood. Seems as if the cable is slack, so the latch is not unlocking. Is there any way i can get to it with out damaging the grill? I tried having someone hold up the lever while i pull up the hood. Tried tapping the hood to while someone pull the lever....also tried using a long flat head and physically unlatching it but thats difficult through the grill, can u please help me with this problem.

tbal69
04-29-2008, 12:34 AM
mr bmw tech... few issues..

1. alot of hesitation when taking off hard off the line... (22" wheels be the issue? lol)
2. on idle, cold or hot... car seems to jump/sputtered. feels something a lumpy cam in a muscle car lol but not that harsh of course... (been happening since that error code i got last time) bmw checked it and decreased idle by 10rpm. stil, problem exists.

ray08m6
04-29-2008, 08:50 AM
Hi BMW Tech- Can you help with this please:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=281285

I thank you in advance for your feedback!

sunny_j
04-29-2008, 09:20 AM
1. alot of hesitation when taking off hard off the line... (22" wheels be the issue? lol)

your little V8 cant handle the 22's. so if you want to trade my 21's for your 22's let me know.:angel:

ze_745i
04-29-2008, 01:18 PM
:rofl: I love your style Sunny. V12 is next on my shopping list, unfortunately i could not find one with all the options i wanted when i was buying, so i got the 745.

ray06750li i would love to help but i cant replicate you iDrive menu. See if you can get the dealer updated the software on your Transmission. worked for me. :thumbup:

BMW_tech
04-30-2008, 03:24 AM
Hey BMW tech, I am having problems opening my hood. Seems as if the cable is slack, so the latch is not unlocking. Is there any way i can get to it with out damaging the grill? I tried having someone hold up the lever while i pull up the hood. Tried tapping the hood to while someone pull the lever....also tried using a long flat head and physically unlatching it but thats difficult through the grill, can u please help me with this problem.

Im afraid I cannot provide any help regarding this situation. Im sure you have tried removing the handle and simply pulling on the cable attached to the handle. It's a lot like a bicycle brake cable so dont pull on the sheathing but the cable inside the sheath.

mr bmw tech... few issues..

1. alot of hesitation when taking off hard off the line... (22" wheels be the issue? lol)
2. on idle, cold or hot... car seems to jump/sputtered. feels something a lumpy cam in a muscle car lol but not that harsh of course... (been happening since that error code i got last time) bmw checked it and decreased idle by 10rpm. stil, problem exists.

Without the car and looking into what the car is doing other than your descriptions,it makes my crystal ball all cloudy but I will try and answer them to the best of my disability. Both problems may be related,you should have cleared all your adaptions after you fixed the previous situation.If you havent fixed the situation and you are experiencing a lower gas mileage,lack of power because a herd of camels running passed you on the shoulder,etc..... you may have a serious problem with the tank ventilation/evaporative system. If the tank vent valve is stuck open,the DMTL cannot hold the pressure it applies therefore it will set a fault for minor/major leak.If it (vent valve) is stuck closed it may not set a fault because the electronic part of the vent valve remains operable and clicking away normally in the engine compartment BUT the mechanical portion is stuck closed,that is not a good situation. Imagine drinking one of those fruit juice drinks either in a box or the other kind. Once you put the straw in and start sucking the juice out of the container,what happens to the container? Although I haven't seen or heard of it since the introduction of the E-38 where spiders can nest in one of the vent tubes and cause the pump and tank to fail because it's sucked in.In the early stages they were noticing popping/clanking noise once you loosen the fuel filler cap. That's just a heads up,so to speak and Im not suggesting you have it because the "system" has changed from LDP to the current DMTL system. DMTL has been reliable and problems in the system is either DME software or failure of the DMTL pump itself. If there are no faults stored in DME,EGS,and DSC one should look into the VVT or valvetronic because it's possible that the eccentric shaft needs calibration requiring minimum lift setting. If there were any misfire faultst,the intermediate levers may need replacement. Clear adaptations for EGS and DME but get the latest and greatest SW....it's carried out automatically of those modules were reprogrammed. Finally,if you don't alter the dimension or overall size of the wheel and tire IMO shouldn't be a factor in mechanical operation and it's behavior. Your wheel speed sensors doesnt seem to notice a problem with those wheels,why is it that the engineers with their background doesn't................ im just a mumbling dumbshiznit.

Hi BMW Tech- Can you help with this please:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=281285
I thank you in advance for your feedback!

Hang in there bud. Lots on my plate and PM's are piling up.

your little V8 cant handle the 22's. so if you want to trade my 21's for your 22's let me know.:angel:

He could pass the lead camel with the 21. But catching up to them means running over their poop and cause his foot to hesitate,not the engine or trans. :rofl:

Bahamas7
04-30-2008, 08:19 PM
[QUOTE=BMW_tech;3216573]Im afraid I cannot provide any help regarding this situation. Im sure you have tried removing the handle and simply pulling on the cable attached to the handle. It's a lot like a bicycle brake cable so dont pull on the sheathing but the cable inside the sheath.

Hey Bmw Tech yes i have tried doing that but nuttin works , I really need some help with this ...any ideas from anyone?????:mad:

sunny_j
04-30-2008, 08:19 PM
take it to a bodyshop

Shaunco
05-01-2008, 10:45 AM
Greetings Senor Tech! My "auto" temp setting HVAC control doesn't always stay engaged or option-enabled w/the Memory setting. Sometimes it will reset itself to a manual temp, maybe as many as three or four times. Would this likely be related to the MOST bus reset/diagnosis your indicated for my other CD player issue (link below), or is there another problematic avenue that I should look into? As always, thanks much for your help!

BTW, I was trying to hold off on the CD issue until my next service interval, but the now w/the a/c reset quickly becoming an annoyance, I might be heading in during the next week or so and just need to build my list.

Was anything done ? Fault memory was checked ? Symptom you described clearly states a MOST bus reset that I (and YOURSELF) believe points to a faulty CDC.I think they basically blew you off perhaps because Authorization is required in order to replace the CDC.A PuMA case would need to be submitted therefore all test plans and faults must be dealt with by a technician trained to work on the vehicle.
Refer them to S.I.B. 61 15 02 MOST Bus Diagnosis. In it they would find diagnostic hints and procedures.Ask if you could see the result of the diagnosis/fault survey.


E65 Control Module that resets : Control Display Gateway
What happens to the audio? : Off Permanent
What you may see in the Control Display? : Completely dark, then restarts to BMW banner then ***8220;Accept***8221; screen.

E65 Control Module that resets : Control Display
What happens to the audio? : Off Permanent
What you may see in the Control Display? : Completely dark, then restarts to BMW banner then ***8220;Accept***8221; screen

....snipped the rest....

tbal69
05-01-2008, 01:22 PM
wow thank you for your help bmw tech sir... i think i will put my stockers back on, and take the car in, that way they can take it for a test drive and make sure it is all good...

sunny_j
05-02-2008, 08:09 PM
[COLOR="blue"]He could pass the lead camel with the 21. But catching up to them means running over their poop and cause his foot to hesitate,not the engine or trans. :rofl:

i was hoping to score some 22's but i guess not:tsk::wahwah:

Peedy
05-03-2008, 12:09 PM
[QUOTE=BMW_tech;3216573]Im afraid I cannot provide any help regarding this situation. Im sure you have tried removing the handle and simply pulling on the cable attached to the handle. It's a lot like a bicycle brake cable so dont pull on the sheathing but the cable inside the sheath.

Hey Bmw Tech yes i have tried doing that but nuttin works , I really need some help with this ...any ideas from anyone?????:mad:

Yeah man this is what you gotta do. remove the left front inner fender liner. look inside up on top where the left front hood latch is and you will see the cable going to the latch from the left side (your perspective). get some pliers and pull on the cable, while doing this have someone in front pulling up on the hood. the left front latch should pop open. then you will find another cable going out of that latch and connecting to the right front latch, pull on that cable to open the right side latch. Now the hood is almost open, all you have to do now is get a screw driver and manually actuate the latch that is in front of the grill(only if that handle is broken too). Open! hope this helps buddy:thumbup:

Bahamas7
05-07-2008, 07:06 PM
[QUOTE=Bahamas7;3218613]

Yeah man this is what you gotta do. remove the left front inner fender liner. look inside up on top where the left front hood latch is and you will see the cable going to the latch from the left side (your perspective). get some pliers and pull on the cable, while doing this have someone in front pulling up on the hood. the left front latch should pop open. then you will find another cable going out of that latch and connecting to the right front latch, pull on that cable to open the right side latch. Now the hood is almost open, all you have to do now is get a screw driver and manually actuate the latch that is in front of the grill(only if that handle is broken too). Open! hope this helps buddy:thumbup:

FInally got it open today, thanks for the help it work like a charm:thumbup:

Bahamas7
05-07-2008, 07:10 PM
Hey BMW Tech I have another issue now, it takes alot of pressure on my brakes to stop my car. Normally during traffic i have to use alot of strength just to stop my car. Is there any check or anything i could do to help this problem.....ohh and also thanks everyone for help with the hood problem

BMW_tech
05-08-2008, 01:21 AM
Hey BMW Tech I have another issue now, it takes alot of pressure on my brakes to stop my car. Normally during traffic i have to use alot of strength just to stop my car. Is there any check or anything i could do to help this problem.....ohh and also thanks everyone for help with the hood problem

Yes, open the hood again and check all the hoses attached to the brake booster (or leak in the brake booster unit). Change/repair them if they are obviously faulty OR questionable (it's NOT a QUESTION if safety is entered in the EQUATION). This parts list/description may help :

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=GL63&mospid=47777&btnr=34_1237&hg=34&fg=25

johndade
05-08-2008, 09:33 PM
Bmw tech i have just started getting this annoying cracking from my speakers its coming from my rear doors, front passanger, and the one in the middle of dash. I had ask unit replaced not to long ago and amp twice any ideas? The passanger sub sounds like its not working either but when i adjust the balance for that side it works. I thought i had these speaker issues resolved. Its going in monday any thoughts would be appriciated.

BMW_tech
05-09-2008, 02:38 PM
Bmw tech i have just started getting this annoying cracking from my speakers its coming from my rear doors, front passanger, and the one in the middle of dash. I had ask unit replaced not to long ago and amp twice any ideas? The passanger sub sounds like its not working either but when i adjust the balance for that side it works. I thought i had these speaker issues resolved. Its going in monday any thoughts would be appriciated.

It helps to determine wether or not this happens with all audio sources (in-dash CD/radio/CD Changer/SVS or voice prompt/etc.... There is definitely a MOST bus interruption. It could be the CDC, you should hear that thing "cycle" everytime you turn the key on (resets). Or perhaps the darn TCU. Battery voltage may cause MOST bus shutdowns too so I hope that you don't treat your SEVEN as a museum piece. If you can, ask for a copy (see if they can fax it to you,im curious) of the initial diagnostic report where I can see not only what faults are stored but the test plans performed by the tech. If none of these is possible and they cannot resolve the issue, we should get a list of all SEVEN owners with unresolved concerns and head down here. I will do my best to enlighten yous guys and we can all figure out a way to fix all your concerns. It may take some work and preparations, I'll buy the first round. Wouldn't that be the ultimate center of excellence? Im just a pawn in this big chess board, but im a pawn who doesn't sit still. I always go above and beyond my duties.

johndade
05-09-2008, 10:21 PM
Thanks bmw tech i will let you know as soon as i find out. As far as the center of excellence that would be they should have a bar at the dealer lol. Ill take a whole bottle of grey goose to get started lol. Why doesnt bmw take more responsibility on trying to fix customers concerns? Woulnt that just be good business and probably loyality when the customer gets ready to buy another one? My dealer has been good to me but i think they seen me so often they probably think my complaints are really not there and im sure im not the first one with these issues or last.

momo_oo[][]oo
05-10-2008, 07:11 AM
BMW Tech. I really don't know what's up with the car . I posted on other thread about my phone kept calling last dialed # I every time I turn right or left " turn signal" on till I switched Bluetooth off. Today I'm driving and all of a sudden a whistle and cracks comes from the speakers . then back speaker are out along with CD, CD changer, Voice command, L7. I turned off the car nothing happend and the radio stayed on the push power on cd unit not functioning and I had to take the fuse out luckly it was in the trunk cuz the dash one I can't reach nothing there with that black plastic wiring there in the middle blocking every thing that I never knew what is that or how to disconect it . so what did go wrong? and what should I ask the dealer to diagnose and is there gonna be any faulty code stored. Thanks in advance TECH and your help is greatly appreciated.

BMW_tech
05-10-2008, 05:55 PM
BMW Tech. I really don't know what's up with the car . I posted on other thread about my phone kept calling last dialed # I every time I turn right or left " turn signal" on till I switched Bluetooth off. Today I'm driving and all of a sudden a whistle and cracks comes from the speakers . then back speaker are out along with CD, CD changer, Voice command, L7. I turned off the car nothing happend and the radio stayed on the push power on cd unit not functioning and I had to take the fuse out luckly it was in the trunk cuz the dash one I can't reach nothing there with that black plastic wiring there in the middle blocking every thing that I never knew what is that or how to disconect it . so what did go wrong? and what should I ask the dealer to diagnose and is there gonna be any faulty code stored. Thanks in advance TECH and your help is greatly appreciated.


Yup, your vehicle is possessed by a Puerto RiCAN or MexiCAN woman. The events you had described suggests a lack of communication (women always say that). Try talking to it, see if it helps. Just recline the seat and push the "voice entry" button and start your confession. If that doesn't work, try a different key. The key personalization may have gotten corrupted or there are problems with CAN and MOST bus (perhaps the PT and the K - CANS also). Papi, if you can't bring it in anytime soon try a battery reset. You don't need to be calling your Mom everytime you make a left or right turn. What if you had a beautiful woman on board? You'll score with MILF's but not a single woman. Just ask the dealer for a faith healer :rofl:. My apologies, Im on a roll. I just finished working on my homey's V Dub, I can't stop laughing. :rofl: But on a serious note, faults would be stored so stop in (but call in first) Monday morning and have them look/verify the "haunting". If they can, ask if it's possible to get the faults scanned at the very least. If they cannot fit your vehicle in their schedule within the week (with a loaner that has a ROUNDEL all over the place of course), ask if it is possible or if it's okay to perform a battery reset and clear all the fault memory. This way, whatever erroneous faults that was there (from the last time you were in for repair/service that required PROGMAN or GT-1 interaction) gets cleared. And only the faults that come back is dealt with, faults currently present that are safety related should be dealt or discussed with you. If that was the case, don't hesitate to jump in a car without any roundels. If you must have one, ask them when would it be possible and arrange it. Bottom line, INITIATE communication with dealer personnel you deal with. Otherwise, they get too busy and forgets about you because you're the quiet and anti-social one. :rofl: GOODLUCK with your visit, I hope they treat you the way I'd expect them to. If none of what I wrote several paragraphs above is possible or even discussed and you were turned away, You were in the wrong place anyways and I just wasted yours and my time. Come pick me up, I'll help make some Molotov cocktails and we'll serve it to them hot. :rofl: We'll keep 911 as the last number dialed so it will call the minute you turn into the dealership and we'll blast the radio as it screeches away like a bunch of Talibans on a mission. Dirka dirka jihad, im rick james witches! :rofl:

my apologies.

ray08m6
05-11-2008, 10:02 AM
Hi BMW Tech- Can you help with this please:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=281285

I thank you in advance for your feedback!

What faults if any was stored? Do you have an active Assist contract? I asked because I would opt to deactivate telematics (TCU) which by the way doesn't affect bluetooth functionality. I would rather call and ask for a loaner rather than letting the car do what needs to be done. If a loaner drives itself to my driveway, I may have a change of heart. We're just not quite ready for this type of convenience. Someone would still call to confirm so wheres the convenience when you receive the call and nobody home because you're working? And doesn't it change to yellow first and then to red whatever CBS item requires service? -end-
Why spend that much time when one can go to the used car department and borrow a TCU after all resources has been exhausted? If it's a software issue which I suspect, that's just how it goes. Easier to blame dealerships for what nobody knows how to fix. Hang in there bud. There's got to be a quiet but smart amongst all the engineers that would come up with a solution. By now it's in Germany being tested from all the data gathered from your car (dealership GT-1/PuMA or the regional tech engineer/ Montvale formerly known as technical hotline if unresolved or no known case has been reported/germany and the engineers will do what they do best which means they will make it much more complicating than it already is.) through all the smart people capable to a certain extent but without limitation. Im just explaining why some things (minor it may seem) take too long. Why leave your baby out there collecting dust outside with all the elements? Let me know if they tried an overnight battery reset with the TCU unplugged or wether they tried a TCU, deactivation and reactivation of telematics, NAD recovery or TCU repair,or just ask exactly what has been carried out.

:bow::bow::bow:Update: BMW tech---based on your recommendation which I passed on to my dealer, the issue was diagnosed and will be fixed--Thanks! see below:

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j285/raysamii/tcu.jpg

BMW_tech
05-11-2008, 03:08 PM
:bow::bow::bow:Update: BMW tech---based on your recommendation which I passed on to my dealer, the issue was diagnosed and will be fixed--Thanks!

It's my pleasure sir. Im glad you listened and took the initiative to use the information you got and suggested the procedure. It is however surprising and disturbing that it took Bimmerfest postings for them to figure out how to properly diagnose your problem. :dunno:

sunny_j
05-11-2008, 08:25 PM
:bow::bow::bow:Update: BMW tech---based on your recommendation which I passed on to my dealer, the issue was diagnosed and will be fixed--Thanks! see below:



buy the man a beer or a goat and call it a day:thumbup:

BMW_tech
05-11-2008, 08:42 PM
buy the man a beer or a goat and call it a day:thumbup:

Yummy!!! Red stripe and Curry Goat ..... truly a Jamaican treat. Yeah mon!!! What the blood clot?

momo_oo[][]oo
05-11-2008, 11:12 PM
Curry goat :dunno: sounds like indian food to me which i Love , any way Tech thanks for the info and im going on Tuesday

sunny_j
05-11-2008, 11:26 PM
Curry goat :dunno: sounds like indian food to me which i Love , any way Tech thanks for the info and im going on Tuesday

indian food for ftmfw
is biased opinion though beacuse im east indian

momo_oo[][]oo
05-11-2008, 11:33 PM
what is ftmfw ??? if its R pm me what it means , Indian food rocks love it , but you gotta know which restaurant you getting it from so you won't end up having Pubic hair in your food lol. and i dont know about the east indian you are Sunny i know you are sarcastic and have jokes for days and i think you trying to clown .

sunny_j
05-12-2008, 12:13 AM
ftw=for the win
ftmfw=for the mut**fu*kin win
i am east indian. but i dunno where you eating to get pubic hair in your meal lol

03745Li-chicago
05-12-2008, 11:06 AM
BMW_tech,

Is it normal for the 745 to develop a slight knocking sound about 25 seconds after a cold start (mine has 52k miles)? Please note, the car is in Park the whole time. The knocking goes away after the car has been driven around (30+ miles). My tech said this is normal.

Also, I would like to swap my stock springs for some H&R springs (this will drop the car 1.3" in the front and 1" in the rear). My tech said he can easily do that, but I would also need to change other suspension components in order to properly do a wheel alignment. He said something to the effect that the wheel alignment machine will have trouble recognizing the lowered car b/c its not the stock height. Can you confirm.

Thanks!

momo_oo[][]oo
05-12-2008, 05:10 PM
ftw=for the win
ftmfw=for the mut**fu*kin win
i am east indian. but i dunno where you eating to get pubic hair in your meal lol

can't say nothin , just opened a can of worms lol

drez14
05-12-2008, 05:16 PM
BMW Tech-

I just got a 04 745LI with about 65 k miles on it. lately its been having trouble starting.. By that i mean that it will crank for a longer period of time before it actually starts.. Twice it actually stop trying to start, and i had to push the start button again and it started right up. What can i check for before taking it to a service shop.


Thank you in advance..

drez14

drjiggy
05-13-2008, 07:29 AM
i have a question:
It seems my remote key does not always work. Sometimes I get lucky and it works, but most of the time I have to slide out the actual key and put it into the door and unlock or lock it. I googled the problem and it told me that I have to change the car antenna. I read that the bmw 745 key gets recharged each time its put into the ignition and that there is no battery for it, yet I dont know if this is true or not. Can someone please help me figure this out? The dealer says they want $120 just to think about it. I asked the guy if he could tell me what he thought the problem was at least and he said it will cost me $20 bux per thought lol... Can someone please help me????

DrJiggy

lprdlvr
05-13-2008, 11:35 AM
I just purchased a 2002 745Li. The past couple of days, periodically I hear this beeping noise. It will generally occur after I have been driving for 15 minutes or so. There's no message in the control panel when it happens. I'm wondering if I changed something with the stereo or something that is causing this.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. TIA!

momo_oo[][]oo
05-13-2008, 03:22 PM
could be the speed limit reached or could be less than 35 degrees outside , if so you should see a frost icon on the small message cneter not the main navi screen but if its speed limit you will see it in the navi screen hopefully this would help

erunithug
05-13-2008, 07:03 PM
lprdlvr - its most likely the MEMO function. IIRC, to turn it off, go to Settings then Clock and then Memo. u can turn it on and off from there.

lprdlvr
05-13-2008, 08:00 PM
Momo... I know it's not the temp... LOL It hasn't been below 60 here lately. As far as the speed limit... do you mean with the cruise control? If so, I haven't had that on (I don't think...????)

Eruni... you could be right... I was fooling around with the memo feature the other day. I was erasing messages that were so graciously left by the previous owner. I will turn that off in the control center and see if that helps!

Thanks so much to both of you! :)

sunny_j
05-13-2008, 09:50 PM
Whattup BMW_Tech? Check this out:

Being on the ipod topic. Did you guys know that BMW has a retrofit available for ipod, sirius, Aux for ALL 2002 and up 7 series. I was talking to the tech at shelly bmw and was amazed on what he was saying. The direct ipod interface will eliminate the changer but will show an ipod Icon on the idrive.

He even mention something about a USB Retrofit available.

Do you know of any such thing? Ill make the drive to u and let you test it out on my car if need be. :thumbup:

any progress?

momo_oo[][]oo
05-14-2008, 07:48 AM
[QUOTE=lprdlvr;3250569] As far as the speed limit... do you mean with the cruise control?

no you can go to the car data menu and go the 2nd page and then there is a speed limit that you adjust to whatever speed you want so when you mash your seven and go to that speed it Pong and then shows you that you reached the speed limit that you had set b4

how do you use the memo? is it the same one through the voice command when you say memo ?

lprdlvr
05-14-2008, 09:25 AM
Oh OK... I'll check that too!

I was assuming that was the memo that Eruni was talking about. I did go through the voice command when I was erasing the previous owners memos.

erunithug
05-14-2008, 10:41 AM
any progress?

not yet, i havent taken my car in yet. ive been really busy but ill be calling to make an appointment this week. ill talk with bmw_tech and keep u posted.