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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-12-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 544
Posted By umewes
It's between the nav unit, amp, tuner and cd...

It's between the nav unit, amp, tuner and cd player. I had a issue with water leaking on nav unit and amplifier some time ago. All four live in the same area. Had to replace all four over the years....
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-16-2016, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By umewes
I worked for some time on trouble shooting issues...

I worked for some time on trouble shooting issues with video and sound. Early, replacing the navigation cd/dvd unit got me going for some time. Some how water made it in that area. I found the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-09-2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,531
Posted By umewes
Just for the record: replaced transmission with...

Just for the record: replaced transmission with used one at ~ 175K. I'm now on 270K. Replacing transmission fluid every 30K.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-30-2016, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By umewes
Congratulations. Changing transmission fluid...

Congratulations. Changing transmission fluid would be on top of my priorities. I replace it every 30000. Get your hands on a shop manual too. Good luck.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-20-2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By umewes
Look for corrosion. All the units I worked on had...

Look for corrosion. All the units I worked on had been compromised by water damage. In my case water leaked on the wire harnesses and would wick along the cables to the connectors and inside. Good...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-20-2016, 12:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 621
Posted By umewes
Had a case were the sensor was OK but the engine...

Had a case were the sensor was OK but the engine heat had made the cable so brittle the it would cause a short some times. Started very intermitted!
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-19-2016, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By umewes
Root cause in my case was water intrusion....

Root cause in my case was water intrusion. Misaligned trunk lid seal! Found corrosion on connectors at amplifier and navigation unit. Start with replacing the navigation unit. It should help with...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-22-2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By umewes
Do a Google search. Plenty of Youtube clips how...

Do a Google search. Plenty of Youtube clips how to do it. I like Edwins the most. Instead of replacing the hole thing, take the new one apart and just replace the cover with the membrane.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-02-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,084
Posted By umewes
I would spend the money on a top of the line...

I would spend the money on a top of the line scanner (OBD-2).
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-02-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By umewes
Be careful with battery testers. If the battery...

Be careful with battery testers. If the battery is close to the guarantied life time - replace it.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-02-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By umewes
A OBD-2 allows you to monitor the transmission...

A OBD-2 allows you to monitor the transmission temperature while you are driving.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-29-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By umewes
FYI. Had a hose failing while driving several...

FYI. Had a hose failing while driving several years ago. Lost lot's of coolant while crawling to the next gas station. The needle was all the way to the right by the time I made it. Fixed the leak,...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-25-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,192
Posted By umewes
Just learned some thing. Thanks guys.

Just learned some thing. Thanks guys.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-25-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,142
Posted By umewes
Just for further reference: i got a used...

Just for further reference: i got a used alternator (75.000 miles) for $250,- and paid $195,- to have it installed.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-26-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By umewes
Check the cables for the camshaft position...

Check the cables for the camshaft position sensors too. They are on top of the engine and exposed to high temperatures. When I had the bank2 sensor replaced recently, we found the sensor cables so...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-31-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,106
Posted By umewes
It's part of your "Instrument Cluster". Check in...

It's part of your "Instrument Cluster". Check in lower left hand corner. The owner manual calls it: "Battery Charge Current" light. Several month prior to my alternator going bad, it started to...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-31-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,106
Posted By umewes
A flickering charger light would be one of the...

A flickering charger light would be one of the first signs. Obviously if the charger light stays on, your definitely have a problem.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-30-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,106
Posted By umewes
Start with the battery. You bought the car in...

Start with the battery. You bought the car in 2008? Have you ever replaced the battery? A battery with a 5 year warranty will typically last exactly that long. The TSF error is very typical when...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-01-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By umewes
May be a cracked expansion tank.

May be a cracked expansion tank.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-17-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By umewes
It sounds like you have some thing draining the...

It sounds like you have some thing draining the battery and either a bad sensor or really a hardware problem. Start with the obvious. The drain on the battery could be a bad sensor! The navigation...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-15-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By umewes
What year? You have got to take the car for a...

What year? You have got to take the car for a real test drive. Impossible in fail safe mode!
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-09-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 452
Posted By umewes
Make sure you use the blue stuff topping off...

Make sure you use the blue stuff topping off coolant. Get it from the dealer. It's not too expensive. Start with the obvious. Find the leak. Most common places: cracked expansion tank, radiator or a...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-08-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,498
Posted By umewes
You should be able to pick up a used...

You should be able to pick up a used transmission. I few years back I got one for 800 bucks with 3 month/10K warranty.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-04-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 695
Posted By umewes
Plug in your OBD 2 and get a real time reading...

Plug in your OBD 2 and get a real time reading while driving. May be just low fluid.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-27-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By umewes
Nav computer typically resides inside trunk....

Nav computer typically resides inside trunk. Driver side above CD player.
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