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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-15-2013, 05:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,138
Posted By Hamilton1974
I already got a 2006 MMI from ebay that I plan on...

I already got a 2006 MMI from ebay that I plan on installing as soon as I get all the necessary coding programs installed and running. Then before the bluetooth upgrade I'm going to install a Dension...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-14-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,138
Posted By Hamilton1974
And it works fine pairing your mobile to it now? ...

And it works fine pairing your mobile to it now?

I might be performing the same update myself next summer. Mind if shoot some questions your way with problems I'll inevitably run into? :)
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-05-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,874
Posted By Hamilton1974
I wanted to upgrade to something more comfortable...

I wanted to upgrade to something more comfortable for my daily 125 mi commute from a 1998 Audi A4 1,9TDi. So I after lots of testdriving Audis, MBs and BMWs I finally found what I wanted in the BMW...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 10-03-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By Hamilton1974
Thanks for all the replies! :thumbup: Can't...

Thanks for all the replies! :thumbup:

Can't wait to get my hands on one of these in about 4 years.

Still a little put off that they're not using a V8 diesel anymore but the styling, functions,...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 10-02-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By Hamilton1974
The buttons for the vented and heated seats in...

The buttons for the vented and heated seats in the back is on the back of the center console (inbetween the knobs to change temp). And it wouldn't be one button on the left and two on the right.
As...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 10-02-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By Hamilton1974
Control button functions?

Just browsing german ads for F01/F02 750xd cars for fun and to see what might be available once they drop below 30000.

When looking at interior pics in the ads there are a couple of control...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-02-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,342
Posted By Hamilton1974
I did one of my rears at the local BMW dealership...

I did one of my rears at the local BMW dealership for the total sum of about $390 incl parts and labor. Guess not everything is cheaper in the states... :thumbup:
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-02-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By Hamilton1974
Front sensors are straight while rear sensors are...

Front sensors are straight while rear sensors are L-shaped. They are very easy to replace. Just remove the panel they're attached to and then push them out backwards. No need for any coding when you...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-02-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By Hamilton1974
With occasional or even permanent failure it is...

With occasional or even permanent failure it is most likely the sensors. Over time, moisture gets into the sensors and wear them down.
You can find new sensors on ebay for 18 (~$27) and upwards....
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-22-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 854
Posted By Hamilton1974
Ooops, got it mixed up with First_745Li's car. My...

Ooops, got it mixed up with First_745Li's car. My mistake! :slap:
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-22-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 854
Posted By Hamilton1974
If it's the lens covers for the license plate...

If it's the lens covers for the license plate lights on a pre-facelift car (OP has an '03 745i) then that's not the correct part.
You need P/N: 63217164747 Rear light in trunk lid, centre.
The lens...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-22-2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 854
Posted By Hamilton1974
The bulb is changed from the inside of the trunk....

The bulb is changed from the inside of the trunk. You open a plastic hatch on the inside of the trunk lid and then pull out the bulb holder.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-21-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 854
Posted By Hamilton1974
Had one of mine cracked and leaking and when I...

Had one of mine cracked and leaking and when I tried to find new ones I was told that they are glued to the center light panel in the trunk lid and you have to get a whole new panel.
So I went to...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-10-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,209
Posted By Hamilton1974
Great job and very interesting! :thumbup: ...

Great job and very interesting! :thumbup:

Once I get INPA and NCS up and running with my car, mind trying to fault find my webasto and why it won't start on its own? :)
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-09-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By Hamilton1974
Ouch!! Fortunately eBay is pretty good at...

Ouch!! Fortunately eBay is pretty good at handling these kind of cases.
Let me know if you want help with replacing the DVD-drive in your old Navi03.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-06-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By Hamilton1974
I had to go into the hidden menu to adjust what...

I had to go into the hidden menu to adjust what my OBD said compared to the actual fuel consumption. Had to add about 23% to get it right.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-03-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 988
Posted By Hamilton1974
Aha! So it wasn't just enough to pull the fuse....

Aha! So it wasn't just enough to pull the fuse. And I guess the service function "Unlock auxiliary heating system" is found in DIS?
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-03-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 988
Posted By Hamilton1974
Hmm, well according to the webasto service manual...

Hmm, well according to the webasto service manual (found a pdf copy of it online), doing the fuse reset should unlock it to work normally again.

But I'll let you know my findings as soon as I...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-03-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 988
Posted By Hamilton1974
Mine was installed from stock, not retrofitted,...

Mine was installed from stock, not retrofitted, and I have the Aux heating menu just like yours but nothing happens when I set the timers or if I try to direct start it from the iDrive. I've tried...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-03-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 988
Posted By Hamilton1974
Well I got my remote initialised ok after finding...

Well I got my remote initialised ok after finding the correct instructions for it. But just like before my heater won't start on its own.
I've had the car at the best indy in the country but they...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-11-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,773
Posted By Hamilton1974
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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-07-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By Hamilton1974
I had very similar problems with mine. Ended up...

I had very similar problems with mine. Ended up replacing the DVD-drive itself. Cost about 100 for a new one. The disc is easy to take out when you disasemble the drive.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-22-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 996
Posted By Hamilton1974
Just a bit more than my roughly 30k miles a year.

Just a bit more than my roughly 30k miles a year.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-23-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,915
Posted By Hamilton1974
It seems that now a couple months later my...

It seems that now a couple months later my problem has returned as expected. The problem is the metal shield that connects the laser unit with the spindle drive with shaft joint right at the green...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-14-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,001
Posted By Hamilton1974
I've been driving my 7 for the past two winters...

I've been driving my 7 for the past two winters here in Sweden. Put on some good studded winter tires (Nokian Hakkapelitta 5) on Style 90 17 inch rims and I've had no problems so far! :)
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