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Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 10-16-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,048
Posted By avoiceoreason
Thanks Yorgi. Your help and knowledge are always...

Thanks Yorgi. Your help and knowledge are always appreciated. :thumbup:
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 10-15-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,048
Posted By avoiceoreason
So I got my CTEK-7002 battery charger and was...

So I got my CTEK-7002 battery charger and was flipping through the manual. One question I had was the normal vs. "snowflake" mode. I had assumed that normal would be the way to go with a brand new...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 10-11-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,281
Posted By avoiceoreason
It is almost certainly the battery and yes you do...

It is almost certainly the battery and yes you do have to get it registered. Personally I think this is a crock and just a way for BMW to ensure that they get you into their service departments for...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 10-11-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,048
Posted By avoiceoreason
So the good news is that they did replace the...

So the good news is that they did replace the battery under warranty. However, the description provided in the paper work has me stumped.

They said the there was a "battery failure" due to an...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 10-11-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 74,752
Posted By avoiceoreason
I may be wrong, but I'm pretty sure this was...

I may be wrong, but I'm pretty sure this was never a "recall" per se. There was a TSB issued that described modifying the sensor bracket that pablo645 is referring to. He is fortunate that it fixed...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 10-10-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,910
Posted By avoiceoreason
Sorry to hear. Especially as I thought this was...

Sorry to hear. Especially as I thought this was primarily a problem of the '07s and earlier.

In any case, boesman10 is/was a member of this forum who offered a simple fix for this frequent error....
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 10-09-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,048
Posted By avoiceoreason
I was reading your comments/story in the other...

I was reading your comments/story in the other thread, and you my friend have far more patience (and technical/mechanical skill) than me.

As I approach the end of my warranty period, which was...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 10-09-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,048
Posted By avoiceoreason
I am definitely going to take a look at the Audi....

I am definitely going to take a look at the Audi. You're right about the curb appeal, but the upside would be (being in PA) I might actually be able to get to work when it snows.

And, miracle...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 10-09-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,048
Posted By avoiceoreason
I actually uttered this line when first presented...

I actually uttered this line when first presented with the "unfavorable driver profile" line: "If I wanted a plug-in I would have bought a Volt!"

So yes, I do feel that way ... and then find...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 10-09-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,048
Posted By avoiceoreason
I dropped it off last night, and my service rep...

I dropped it off last night, and my service rep happened to be there. I told him about the error and he immediately went to the unfavorable driver profile defense. In fact he said if that's what...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 10-05-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,048
Posted By avoiceoreason
So if I understand this correctly, then it would...

So if I understand this correctly, then it would be a greater drain on the battery to drop the top via comfort access vs. while the car is idling. Correct?


Do you (or anyone) have a trickle...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 10-05-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,048
Posted By avoiceoreason
I could definitely be in the wrong here, but I...

I could definitely be in the wrong here, but I seem to recall it having something to do with BMW trying to save an MPG or two by designing it this way.

Tampamark is likely more accurate in his...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 10-04-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,048
Posted By avoiceoreason
A couple of battery questions

I am getting an "increased battery discharge" warning.

I have gotten this a couple of times in the past. Once it was something electrical not letting the car sleep properly, another time they...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 10-04-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 74,752
Posted By avoiceoreason
Apologies for the repost as I put this in another...

Apologies for the repost as I put this in another thread, but thought it might be useful here as well:

Taking the car in next week to have them take another (10th) crack at this.

But I...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 10-04-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,910
Posted By avoiceoreason
Taking the car in next week to have them take...

Taking the car in next week to have them take another (10th) crack at this.

But I noticed something.

When I got the error recently, I was driving and couldn't reach the boesman touch point....
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 10-04-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,692
Posted By avoiceoreason
Ahh 'cmon, I did put a "J/K" in there and ended...

Ahh 'cmon, I did put a "J/K" in there and ended with "Have fun with the new ride!" :)

I think I saw the picture of a black '07 (just like mine which is going back in for the 10th time next week),...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 10-02-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,692
Posted By avoiceoreason
(should we tell him about the top not locked...

(should we tell him about the top not locked error now or later?)

J/K, hopefully you won't have the issue, but if you researched for a year, I'm sure you know what I'm talking about.

Have fun...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 09-25-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 74,752
Posted By avoiceoreason
Yeas, works great for me too. Just wish I didn't...

Yeas, works great for me too. Just wish I didn't have to do it every couple of days. I'd be curious to know how long the Boesman fix works for others...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 09-19-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,910
Posted By avoiceoreason
I am planning to take a look as you suggested. ...

I am planning to take a look as you suggested. Is there a way to partially remove the canvas so that I could sit in the back seat and watch the sensor/rotation throughout the entire up/down process?
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 09-19-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,910
Posted By avoiceoreason
Tampamark - your experience would also lead me to...

Tampamark - your experience would also lead me to believe it is more likely a loose sensor vs. a frame issue or anything to do with what the TSB tries to fix.

It seems reasonable to assume that...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 09-18-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,910
Posted By avoiceoreason
This is exactly the kind of thought process I was...

This is exactly the kind of thought process I was hoping for, so thanks Yorgi for your posts. So would you by extension think that the reasoning behind the TSB in the first palce, i.e. the sensors...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 09-16-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,910
Posted By avoiceoreason
Well my error usually occurs every 3-4 months...

Well my error usually occurs every 3-4 months after a fix like clockwork.

Yorgi, if it was a frame issue, then why would the sensor replacement, and or TSB modification, fix it for 3-4 months...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 09-16-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 74,752
Posted By avoiceoreason
Okay, thanks. I guess I'll go ahead with it then.

Okay, thanks. I guess I'll go ahead with it then.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 09-14-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,910
Posted By avoiceoreason
Can the Boesman push lead us to a permanent fix to top not locked error?

First, let me once again give all thanks and praise to user Boesman10 for his "field solution" to the dreaded top-not-locked error.

But as I am contemplating taking my '07 in for attempt #8 to fix...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 09-14-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 74,752
Posted By avoiceoreason
I had the drain plug issue right after I got my...

I had the drain plug issue right after I got my car four years ago. That was the start of the abyssmal service record this car has had since. The speakers started popping and when I started to...
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