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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) Yesterday, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By sealbeach740
It's pretty easy to switch the up (+) & down (-)...

It's pretty easy to switch the up (+) & down (-) shift pattern.
On my 2003 e39 540, I push forward to up a gear, and pull back (towards me) to downshift, which feels very natural.
You can also...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-02-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 180
Posted By sealbeach740
Thanks for the info/warning.

Thanks for the info/warning.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-22-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 212
Posted By sealbeach740
Maybe..... ...

Maybe.....
http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1957627-Air-conditioner-always-turns-on-when-car-started
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-19-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By sealbeach740
If you have the Steptronic feature on your tranny...

If you have the Steptronic feature on your tranny (I'm assuming with a 740i you do), when you come to a stop it downshifts automatically to 2nd gear. You could always use the Steptronic shifter to...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-18-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By sealbeach740
The trimble unit was only used for the MKII (&...

The trimble unit was only used for the MKII (& MKI?).

The MKIII & MKIV both come with internal trimble units.

When I upgraded to my MKIV, I dis-connected & pulled out that external trimble...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-15-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By sealbeach740
Easier to search on "vapor barrier". Lots of...

Easier to search on "vapor barrier".

Lots of e39 info on them. Common problem, with multiple (some not so good) remedies.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-14-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By sealbeach740
If I take my DVD map out of my Nav, I get a...

If I take my DVD map out of my Nav, I get a message indicating it can't read the map disk (not sure of the exact wording).

But, I can use the radio, CD changer without the Nav disc, I just can't...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-14-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By sealbeach740
Just to be a little more clear, when a Nav goes...

Just to be a little more clear, when a Nav goes bad, you can turn your radio on, and it will work for around a minute, then shut off.
You can then turn it off & back on, and it will then work again...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-13-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By sealbeach740
Yes. Most of us here know quite a bit. Even...

Yes. Most of us here know quite a bit.

Even some about our e38s!! :bigpimp:

Even though you don't care about your Nav, it's your Nav unit in the trunk that's probably gone bad. You can...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-11-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 634
Posted By sealbeach740
Mr. White - you bought sway bars for your kitchen?

Mr. White - you bought sway bars for your kitchen?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-11-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By sealbeach740
Jess - you can always adjust them my way...... ...

Jess - you can always adjust them my way......

If you want them to shine a bit higher, just hit the gas pedal!

Conversely, if you want them to shine a bit lower, hit the brakes.......(grin)
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-11-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By sealbeach740
Sure. Won't harm any driving issues. You...

Sure. Won't harm any driving issues.

You won't have any music audio, but the car is fine to drive.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-07-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 634
Posted By sealbeach740
Is that what he told you? And you believed him?...

Is that what he told you?
And you believed him?

I hope you wrote down Darth's mileage before you left in his Mini......:rofl:
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-03-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By sealbeach740
Yes, if your radio works without a problem,...

Yes, if your radio works without a problem, there's a good chance it isn't your MKIII (other than the stuck CD map inside).

I know you tried to remove the stuck CD via the eject button, but I'd...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-03-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By sealbeach740
Sure sounds like your Nav unit in the trunk (what...

Sure sounds like your Nav unit in the trunk (what you call the gps).

The best & most inexpensive way to find out is to either borrow a Nav from someone else & put it in your car & see if that...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-31-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By sealbeach740
Since nobody replied to you (yet), if this were...

Since nobody replied to you (yet), if this were my car, I'd start by putting my old MAF back on (after clearing the code) & seeing if the code stays away.
I'm betting the new code isn't MAF related...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-26-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,078
Posted By sealbeach740
Earlier build dated 2001's had the MKII & 4x3 nav...

Earlier build dated 2001's had the MKII & 4x3 nav screen. Later build date 2001's came with the MKIII & 16x9 nav screen.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-26-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By sealbeach740
See the replies to your questions in josh7g's...

See the replies to your questions in josh7g's older thread you posted in.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-26-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,078
Posted By sealbeach740
Usually if the radio cuts out after a minute or...

Usually if the radio cuts out after a minute or two, it's the Nav that has the problem.

Can you click the radio back on, and then will it work for a minute or two again until it shuts itself back...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-25-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By sealbeach740
Sounds like a normal e38 window regulator going...

Sounds like a normal e38 window regulator going bad. Usually it's that pink plastic pulley that's breaking/cracking.
Next stop = the last stop for the window.
I'd suggest either stop using it, or...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-23-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 780
Posted By sealbeach740
Well, first, congrats on your first DIY. You...

Well, first, congrats on your first DIY. You should be proud.

Second, I'm sorry your first shot at a DIY was so tricky. I'm not sure why. I've replaced MAFs before without any problem (I'm not...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-16-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 780
Posted By sealbeach740
Your call of course, but from the other side of...

Your call of course, but from the other side of the coin, I've been running a VW MAF in my 7 for a few years now without any problem.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-15-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 780
Posted By sealbeach740
1) Yes, you can use electrical tape to...

1) Yes, you can use electrical tape to re-insulate the wires
2) Yes, if it runs the same with & without the MAF, that indicates the MAF you're using is bad. Just replace it (but, be sure it's a...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-15-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By sealbeach740
The radio shutting off, then if you turn it back...

The radio shutting off, then if you turn it back on it works for a minute then shuts down again is usually a bad Nav unit in the trunk. If you have a MKIII, they are known to have issues if the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-13-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 396
Posted By sealbeach740
Nice pics/car, but a tad large, don'tjaThink?

Nice pics/car, but a tad large, don'tjaThink?
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