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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-20-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 29,864
Posted By bluzplayer
I have used Wal Mart, AutoZone and Sears...

I have used Wal Mart, AutoZone and Sears batteries over the years. . There is no intelligence in the battery. . You only register it to have the system restart the default charging profile built...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-06-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 218
Posted By bluzplayer
Keeping the car from sleeping during diagnosis

I had my 2007 760Li in at Macon BMW in Georgia to find a current leak, and the tech was having trouble keeping the car awake long enough for the diagnosis, which can be lengthy.

The tech called me...
Forum: 7 Series DIY 09-10-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,638
Posted By bluzplayer
I wanted to unlock so I could display my battery...

I wanted to unlock so I could display my battery voltage in the Combi, but I was not able to find the code (i.e. 11, or 19). Also, the instructions above mention adding the last 5 digits of the...
Forum: 7 Series DIY 09-09-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,294
Posted By bluzplayer
I doubt the CCA matters because the battery will...

I doubt the CCA matters because the battery will still be charged as a 12V, meaning the current in amps to charge it will be different but still charged at 14-15.5 volts and the larger the CCA the...
Forum: 7 Series DIY 09-08-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,294
Posted By bluzplayer
Got mine at AutoZone, works like a champ. Get...

Got mine at AutoZone, works like a champ. Get INPA software and a cable and you can register it yourself in 15 seconds.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-15-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,614
Posted By bluzplayer
I've been reading posts for several hours now on...

I've been reading posts for several hours now on battery drain causes, and what strikes me is that BMW makes a car that fails in so many ways, that's it's amazing to see one of them driving down the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-28-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,192
Posted By bluzplayer
The 760Li includes an irresistible throttle. But...

The 760Li includes an irresistible throttle. But I have not had a ticket in it yet.

No, Tall Order, I didn't get a ticket on the bike either. In fact, the officer asked about the bike, how...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-28-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,192
Posted By bluzplayer
I was stopped by Georgia State Trooper on a Honda...

I was stopped by Georgia State Trooper on a Honda Goldwing 1800, and was very far into the triple digits. Long straight empty road with no traffic and no bushes for deer to hide in...irresistible. ...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 08-28-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 31,807
Posted By bluzplayer
I would never buy a Caddy. American cars are in...

I would never buy a Caddy. American cars are in a perpetual race to see who can make the biggest front grille and badge. Caddy does really well with that, but watch it, the GM trucks are gaining...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,132
Posted By bluzplayer
Anyone having these kind of problems would...

Anyone having these kind of problems would benefit from a clamp-on ammeter. Normally, clamp-ons can't read DC current, but the ones with a Hall Effect sensor can do it, and do it very accurately. I...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-14-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 16,163
Posted By bluzplayer
I have a 1-Ampere drain on my battery (using a...

I have a 1-Ampere drain on my battery (using a clamp-on hall-effect sensor meter) after the one-hour sleep time. Seems to have the usual fall-asleep activities till about 30 minutes, then it...
Forum: 7 Series DIY 08-13-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,509
Posted By bluzplayer
EDIT: I finally found and read how to set...

EDIT:

I finally found and read how to set up not only ediabias.ini but obd.ini as well, and now I can code my car. I registered the new battery and got the 'OK' at the end of the job.

For my...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-12-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By bluzplayer
Rookie, Thanks, that's what was missing. I...

Rookie,

Thanks, that's what was missing. I actually dropped a fuse that disappeared into oblivion this morning, and I don't know what location and value it was, now I can put a new one in the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-12-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By bluzplayer
USED CPO, missing a couple things.

Have a used CPO 2007 760Li, but only got one fob with it, and no fuse card for the glove box fuse assignments.

Questions obviously:

1. Is it possible to get new fobs and programming for my...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-12-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 16,163
Posted By bluzplayer
I am going through this drain issue at the...

I am going through this drain issue at the moment. My 2007 760Li OEM battery died, and I have replaced it with an aftermarket unit from Advanced Auto Parts. I followed the current using an AWESOME...
Forum: 7 Series DIY 08-10-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,509
Posted By bluzplayer
Diagnostics, coding and programming, oh MY!

I'm in week 2 of trying to figure out how to reset my battery. Not that I can't take it to my Indy for a few bucks and get it done, I want to be able to diagnose, fix codes, and some programming on...
Forum: 7 Series DIY 08-05-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 43,031
Posted By bluzplayer
Folks with Rapid Share files: Is there another...

Folks with Rapid Share files: Is there another way to download? I've had success only once in several attempts to download files from RS. The download of a 30Mb file takes over 12 hours (I have...
Forum: 7 Series DIY 08-05-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 22,576
Posted By bluzplayer
AceFX, i like the no nonsense approach! Thanks...

AceFX, i like the no nonsense approach! Thanks for the post.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-05-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 16,163
Posted By bluzplayer
This post is superseded by my more recent one...

This post is superseded by my more recent one below.


I have a new battery that lasted one day or less. I took the cables off the battery and measured the resistance across the two cables...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-31-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 29,864
Posted By bluzplayer
Its amazing how hard it is to have a conversation...

Its amazing how hard it is to have a conversation like this on a forum. Many dozens of posts for a simple question, and amazing at the denial of reality some folks perpetuate because the answer to a...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-13-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,816
Posted By bluzplayer
Maybe this is a dumb question, but if I lose my...

Maybe this is a dumb question, but if I lose my FOB (07 760Li) in the wild, how do I start my car? I heard of a local lady that drove her husband's car after dropping him off, and he had the FOB in...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-13-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,754
Posted By bluzplayer
I have to agree with sirstopher, it's really...

I have to agree with sirstopher, it's really difficult to find out how to do your own coding. It isn't a matter of intelligence to do this, it's a matter of finding time to study hundreds of posts...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-24-2012, 06:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 21,394
Posted By bluzplayer
I have a 2007 BMW 760Li, and got an OBD-II cable...

I have a 2007 BMW 760Li, and got an OBD-II cable with my ScanTool.net kit. Of course, the OBD-II is pretty useless, but the cable may be the most valuable part of it. I'm downloading the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-19-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By bluzplayer
Nah, all 4 doors have the stainless steel...

Nah, all 4 doors have the stainless steel hydraulic cylinder shaft at the lower front of the door, connected to the body, and the doors don't do anything but flop around. I do have the soft close...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-19-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By bluzplayer
Door stays or keepers

Several searches here and elsewhere, no dice. I'm trying to determine if it is worth buying the hydraulic parts for my doors so they stay open when I swing the door out. Seems trivial, but with a...
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