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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-04-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By RJK740iL
plan B- sounds good

will try and find the screw, and loosen it completely... tks
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-04-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,883
Posted By RJK740iL
different headlight ??

I tried again this am. The thought occurred to me that the passenger turn signal/headlight may be a different model than the driver's side. The previous owner did have a small accident on the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-03-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,753
Posted By RJK740iL
Lube is a good idea - tested old actuator....

I was able to press down on the plastic part and it skwished down as expected, so I reconnected it tot he old 95 740i, and went thru the lock-unlock procedure to see if the actuator moved at all......
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-03-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,883
Posted By RJK740iL
Plan B- exchange turn signals

your instructions were simple and straight forward enough. I got the amber lens that I want to use instead of the clear one that's on the 2001 740iL now. Found the hole, inserted the screwdriver,...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-01-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,753
Posted By RJK740iL
Smile gas cap actuator fixed, alarm OK now

removed the actuator from the 95 740i, easier than I thought the process would be, had to cut the emergency "open the gas cap door cable", then proceeded to remove the actuator from the 2001 740iL,...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-24-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,753
Posted By RJK740iL
will be removing the gas cap actuator from my 95 E38

( works ok there) and then install it into my 01 E38. I'm just hoping that it is the actuator and not the cable, or anything else. My real concern is that the alarm is not being activated, as a...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-23-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,753
Posted By RJK740iL
gas cap actuator - motion sensor

checked the fuse in the trunk #58 / 5v, was OK, changed it anyway, no difference, tks
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-21-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,753
Posted By RJK740iL
alarm / gas cap / key memory options

Have recently acquired a 2001 740iL, and have been learning about it slowly. What I have determined so far is that the Gas Cap Actuator is not working properly. It's not locking the gas cap. That...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-17-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 24,693
Posted By RJK740iL
2 keys 1 ok / 2nd sorta dead

If the battery is dead or damaged inside the key...change it (old style key or new style key)...or recharge it (new style key) by inserting it into the ignition and turning the key to at least...
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