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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 199
Posted By QSilver7
Wow...that's a good story. :) But perhaps...

Wow...that's a good story. :)

But perhaps this will soon be a thing of the past as more & more cars move away from an old fashioned key...to the new START buttons...and/or remote start feature....
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) Yesterday, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 95
Posted By QSilver7
That doesn't sound normal if the road was...

That doesn't sound normal if the road was basically smooth and dry. Traction control will kick-in anytime wheel slippage is detected...wet/slick pavement + acceleration = wheel spin, or hit a bump...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 172
Posted By QSilver7
Thanks for the info update. Have you tried a ...

Thanks for the info update. Have you tried a temporary battery nap? Sometimes after a low voltage situation...modules will not respond correctly...and a battery nap can jog those module back to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 199
Posted By QSilver7
OP only has a few posts...and no age was given as...

OP only has a few posts...and no age was given as to if they were older or younger than the 17 year old sister. In this case, I can personally chalk this up to both being young drivers that never...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By QSilver7
Since we can't see what you're doing...it does...

Since we can't see what you're doing...it does seem odd that you feel you're not getting any lift.

You do know that the seat bottom has 6 adjustments...and depending on how you have the front...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 199
Posted By QSilver7
That's true...but the sister is only 17...which...

That's true...but the sister is only 17...which means a very "green" driver...and this is obviously her first experience with this. If she was there by herself...or with another teen with very...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 385
Posted By QSilver7
See...there ya go. :) I never go to the "kill"...

See...there ya go. :) I never go to the "kill" forum...and gladly...I'm not truly sure (contextually) what that even means (kill?)...other than it sounds like something that totally disinterest me...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 199
Posted By QSilver7
Not enough info to know for sure...but as...

Not enough info to know for sure...but as mentioned above....if she had the wheels turned at an angle...she may need to put some force on the steering wheel (as if turning in either direction) to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 385
Posted By QSilver7
I don't know what's up with the site...but none...

I don't know what's up with the site...but none of my saved bookmarks worked for none of the 3 forums I frequent.

I did a google search and it linked direct to the site as if nothing was wrong...I...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-24-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 172
Posted By QSilver7
Help us help you better...provide some...

Help us help you better...provide some model/model year information as well as which of the 3 types of audio set-ups you have.

The early models either had the MID or small screen Nav...then later...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-24-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 24,198
Posted By QSilver7
The link in my reply above...post #8 from...

The link in my reply above...post #8 from 12/29/2008... is dead. Try the "archived" link below for info about the DBC system:


Click this link for a better understanding of the DBC system: ...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-24-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By QSilver7
Thanks for the update...wasn't sure if you got...

Thanks for the update...wasn't sure if you got fed up and drove her over a cliff. :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-24-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By QSilver7
My interpretation from the OP and everyone's...

My interpretation from the OP and everyone's replies...it appears that all are basically on the same page in that the OP needs to check their ambient temp probe. Sometimes the perspective may be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-24-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By QSilver7
Could you clarify what the highlighted text means...

Could you clarify what the highlighted text means in your quote above? I'm not sure what you mean by "button". There's a button on the inside of the cabin that unlocks the trunk, as well as the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-24-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By QSilver7
Just curious...was your question answered? Did...

Just curious...was your question answered? Did we get close? Did anything mentioned or suggested at least point you in the right direction? :dunno:
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-23-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 124
Posted By QSilver7
Hahaha..."thread killer"...that would make a...

Hahaha..."thread killer"...that would make a great handle. I'll keep that name in my mental rolodex...perhaps to be used sometime in the future. :D
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-23-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 41,484
Posted By QSilver7
Yes....that would work great. You just don't...

Yes....that would work great. You just don't want the car's battery to go dead while the key is in the ignition & on (many times it kills the key permanently)...and using the trickle charger or the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-23-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By QSilver7
Here's a link to an older thread (4/20/2009) that...

Here's a link to an older thread (4/20/2009) that discusses the same issue with several resolutions. It may be #29 in the diagram below...but some had other issues:
...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-23-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By QSilver7
The -40F ambient temp reading is indicating that...

The -40F ambient temp reading is indicating that your ambient temp sensor is not working properly. This can cause other issues that you may not be aware of...like systems that require correct...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-22-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 124
Posted By QSilver7
You're welcome...or as an old co-worker used to...

You're welcome...or as an old co-worker used to say..."don't thank me, just thank God (Allah, the Creator, the Universe, or Deity of your choice) that I'm here today to give what I have to share. ...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-22-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By QSilver7
This is a very common e53 issue with lots of past...

This is a very common e53 issue with lots of past discussions, thread, and possible fixes. You probably can find videos on YouTube as well.

Mine still fold in, but will fold back out within a few...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-22-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By QSilver7
The newer the BMW...the fewer the tools in the...

The newer the BMW...the fewer the tools in the tool kit.

The e53 tool (bag) only has a few items in it...and should be curled up somewhere below the cargo floor...look around under there to see...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-22-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 67
Posted By QSilver7
Well...the "economy" display...or "instant fuel...

Well...the "economy" display...or "instant fuel consumption" meter...gets info from the distance speed sensor (same data that's being sent to the ABS unit and onto the IKE to the speedometer). The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-22-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By QSilver7
Have you tried any of the suggestions that was in...

Have you tried any of the suggestions that was in this very recent thread about the same topic? Here's a direct link to it: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=838883
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-21-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 41,484
Posted By QSilver7
It takes up to 30 hours to fully recharge a...

It takes up to 30 hours to fully recharge a discharged key. But it should operate about 15 times after 30 minutes of charging (but at the AGE your key is...it may not be as strong as it was a decade...
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