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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 109
Posted By txag_530i
Check the wiring on the back of the stereo. You...

Check the wiring on the back of the stereo. You don't mention if you have navigation, or not. If you have navigation you can try resetting the iDrive system.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 204
Posted By txag_530i
You need to find an independent BMW shop that can...

You need to find an independent BMW shop that can scan the fault codes for you. It could be the Mechtronics, solenoids or the moving metal parts of the transmission.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-01-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By txag_530i
No, that's a ventilation port so that air from...

No, that's a ventilation port so that air from the HVAC system can be circulated into the storage compartment.

You can add AUX to the car. You can put it in the armrest but you'll have to take a...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-29-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By txag_530i
^^ I did this, too. ^^

^^ I did this, too. ^^
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-29-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By txag_530i
How do you know that the second cable is good?

How do you know that the second cable is good?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-19-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By txag_530i
Don't pay the dealer for something that you can...

Don't pay the dealer for something that you can do yourself. If you plan on keeping the car then invest a little bit of money in a programming cable and software.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-19-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By txag_530i
Yes, you can delete the module. You will need to...

Yes, you can delete the module. You will need to install a connector for the MOST fiber cable that is currently running to and from the module. You will then have to have the car coded to remove the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-18-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By txag_530i
She's not necessarily lying, she's probably...

She's not necessarily lying, she's probably ignorant of the differences between the two systems.

I'd personally pass on this car without having the actual maintenance records.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-17-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By txag_530i
It is on the cylinder head. I don't know much...

It is on the cylinder head. I don't know much about the 550i, but on the 530i the oil pressure switch it located near the oil cooler.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-10-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By txag_530i
I bought the bulb from Amazon and it was...

I bought the bulb from Amazon and it was identical to the bulb that I pulled out of the car. Don't touch the bulb with your bare hands. Be prepared to repair the wiring inside of the headlight...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-10-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By txag_530i
Did you reset iDrive after completing the oil...

Did you reset iDrive after completing the oil change?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-02-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 849
Posted By txag_530i
http://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/BMW-E60/7...

http://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/BMW-E60/78-BODY-Door_Handle_Replacement/78-BODY-Door_Handle_Replacement.htm
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-27-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By txag_530i
ZF Lifegaurd 6 or the equivalent thereof.

ZF Lifegaurd 6 or the equivalent thereof.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-23-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 802
Posted By txag_530i
^^ This. ^^ Please don't pay extra money for...

^^ This. ^^

Please don't pay extra money for ATE brake rotors that are inside of a box printed with the BMW logo. There are much better and less costly options.

ATE, Zimmerman, Bosch and even...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-20-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By txag_530i
^^ I installed the Aux kit and then added a...

^^ I installed the Aux kit and then added a separate BT receiver. Is it perfect? No, but I'm not an audiophile that uses 6-gauge copper wire for home speakers, either.
...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-20-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 595
Posted By txag_530i
I used two of the 3M kits and the results were...

I used two of the 3M kits and the results were fantastic. I then applied a coat of 3M 39030 sealing wax to each headlight. One year later and everything still looks great.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By txag_530i
It appears that TRW is the OEM for BMW, so you...

It appears that TRW is the OEM for BMW, so you should be good to go. Remember to get a new gasket, too.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-17-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 972
Posted By txag_530i
You've linked to a device that takes analog video...

You've linked to a device that takes analog video and converts it to HDMI, which is not what is needed for this application.

You need a HDMI to composite video adapter. You'll have to do a search...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-09-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 975
Posted By txag_530i
DIY can be found here...

DIY can be found here (http://5series.net/forums/diy-do-yourself-14/diy-control-arm-bushings-tension-strut-wishbones-107786/#entry1282333).
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-09-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By txag_530i
You can also drain the coolant by removing the...

You can also drain the coolant by removing the lower radiator hose.

The device that RIHI is referring to is made by UVIEW and is called UVIEW 550000 Airlift. It runs about $120. I wish I had...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-08-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By txag_530i
If you are willing to buy from multiple vendors...

If you are willing to buy from multiple vendors then you are likely to get the best deal.

TireRack sells the Bilstein struts at a competitive price
FCP Euro has several front suspension kits...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-08-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 764
Posted By txag_530i
A 528i with a manual transmission is going to be...

A 528i with a manual transmission is going to be the most reliable car of the bunch. The transmission is bullet-proof, there are no turbo-charges or high-pressure fuel pumps and there is no AWD...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-07-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By txag_530i
???? Part of the problem are those...

????



Part of the problem are those 19-inch wheels and spacers. If the wheel needs a spacer to fit on the car then chances are high that the wheel should not be on the car. I'd buy some new...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-07-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By txag_530i
The BMW battery comes with a vent port on both...

The BMW battery comes with a vent port on both sides, as does the battery supplied in Volvo XC90s. One side gets plugged. So, definitely not a "cheap battery thing."



Every battery that I've...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-30-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By txag_530i
In addition to the screen you will also need a...

In addition to the screen you will also need a new bezel for the CCC unit. Once the unit is installed you will need to have the car coded in order for the system to work.
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