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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-08-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By cinergi
Your phone will establish 2 simultaneous...

Your phone will establish 2 simultaneous Bluetooth connections with different profiles: the Handsfree profile to the car's integrated Bluetooth calling system, and the A2DP audio streaming profile to...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-07-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 519
Posted By cinergi
There is only one Aux port and it can be...

There is only one Aux port and it can be installed in different locations depending on preference. BMW installs it either inside the glove box or, as in your case, in the rear console. It can be...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-07-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 519
Posted By cinergi
It depends on the Aux adapter and also your Aux...

It depends on the Aux adapter and also your Aux cable. The OEM BMW Aux cable has an R-C network integrated inside it (basically just a few resistors and capacitors), presumably to protect the car's...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-07-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 519
Posted By cinergi
To show the info on the CID, you need a...

To show the info on the CID, you need a MOST-based retrofit like the GROM or Dension units, or a full CIC+Combox combination. All that expense just to see the track info... I'm OK with looking at my...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-07-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 519
Posted By cinergi
This will use the Handsfree Bluetooth profile...

This will use the Handsfree Bluetooth profile which is intended for phone calls and so will sound like crap for music (mono with narrow frequency response). As mentioned above, for audio streaming...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-06-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,589
Posted By cinergi
I think that's a limitation of the LCI headlight...

I think that's a limitation of the LCI headlight design: the inner rings are always much brighter than the outer, even with the stock bulbs.

cinergi
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-05-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,589
Posted By cinergi
Hmm... Yours should actually be brighter because...

Hmm... Yours should actually be brighter because you have the LCI model. It's difficult to judge from pictures without a side-by-side comparison. The only thing I can think of is perhaps you didn't...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-05-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By cinergi
FYI, I recently managed to change the halo bulbs...

FYI, I recently managed to change the halo bulbs on my pre-LCI without removing the headlight. I used a pair of long-nose pliers to grip and turn the halo bulb. It's tight and you need to be...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-05-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Posted By cinergi
Sounds like your Light Control Module, also known...

Sounds like your Light Control Module, also known as the LM2 (Licht Modul 2) on your model year, has gone bad. Have the error codes read by a dealer or someone with INPA software. You can also try...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-05-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By cinergi
As a first step I would have the error codes...

As a first step I would have the error codes read. The dealer or an Indy with the proper software can do this.

cinergi


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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-04-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 631
Posted By cinergi
Glad everyone is OK, but I think car looks like a...

Glad everyone is OK, but I think car looks like a total. You wouldn't want it repaired anyway - would never be the same.

cinergi
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-04-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By cinergi
Cutting the antenna circuit shouldn't affect the...

Cutting the antenna circuit shouldn't affect the Mute icon on the iDrive display - this is controlled by the M-ASK or CCC. From the original post, it seems that the Mute icon is permanently on the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-03-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,589
Posted By cinergi
Here are some pictures of the VXX. They are...

Here are some pictures of the VXX. They are actually brighter in person (the photos are slightly underexposed). In direct sunlight they are understandably washed out, but still visible. Overall I...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-02-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,589
Posted By cinergi
I installed my VXX from Umnitza today. I didn't...

I installed my VXX from Umnitza today. I didn't have to remove my headlights (pre-LCI); instead, I used long-nose pliers to grip and turn the angel eyes. It's tight, but doable and to me, less...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-02-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By cinergi
By far the cheapest and simplest option is to use...

By far the cheapest and simplest option is to use a Bluetooth adapter as dh1 suggested. I personally use the Rockford Fosgate RFBTAUX because RF is a trusted name in car audio, and some of the other...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-27-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,589
Posted By cinergi
I already did last week. I'm the guy that only...

I already did last week. I'm the guy that only received 1 angel eye. See photo below; you can see that the ballast has a connector for the angel eye, but only bare contacts for connection to the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-27-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,589
Posted By cinergi
Question for umnitza: my VXX ballast (black...

Question for umnitza: my VXX ballast (black cylinder) came with bare pins for connection to the car's wiring harness. There was no connector. Is this correct? Should there be a connector or do I...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-27-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 232
Posted By cinergi
Follow this guide: ...

Follow this guide:

file.maron.edoblog.net/94b7e720.pdf
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-26-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,589
Posted By cinergi
Hmm... maybe the LCI models? I believe the...

Hmm... maybe the LCI models? I believe the pre-LCI is 2 per side, but I have Xenon so I can't confirm. Xenon is definitely 1 per side.

cinergi
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-25-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,589
Posted By cinergi
Xenon headlights: 1 bulb per side (total 2). ...

Xenon headlights: 1 bulb per side (total 2).
Halogen headlights: 2 bulbs per side (total 4).
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-23-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 121
Posted By cinergi
I just did mine a few days ago using the above...

I just did mine a few days ago using the above procedure from the guide, and it worked fine. Faulty LM2 perhaps?

If the VIN is correct in INPA's Read UIF function, you can skip step 1 above since...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-23-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 121
Posted By cinergi
Looks like you skipped a few steps. The steps...

Looks like you skipped a few steps. The steps for LM1 > LM2 retrofit are:

1) Flash the LM2 with WinKFP. Enter your car's VIN using the Enter Vin button (or something like that) before doing the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-22-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,589
Posted By cinergi
Found out from another thread on this forum that...

Found out from another thread on this forum that the black cylinders I referred to are actually LED driver circuits (ballasts) to provide the correct voltage and current to the LEDs. Hence, the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-21-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,371
Posted By cinergi
Thanks dwlink, I suspected that cylinder might be...

Thanks dwlink, I suspected that cylinder might be a driver circuit (ballast) and not there simply to remove the bulb error messages, but I wasn't sure.

The only way I can see to reduce the voltage...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-20-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,371
Posted By cinergi
Sorry to revive this old thread but I have a...

Sorry to revive this old thread but I have a relevant question for the angel eye experts:

What exactly is the purpose of the black cylinder that comes with the VXX? Is it a resistor pack (to...
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