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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By sealbeach740
Yep. Had a buddy try to code my car for that &...

Yep. Had a buddy try to code my car for that & for "Hot Country" & neither made a difference.
I honestly didn't notice any kind of change after either software update, so I'm not 100% sure the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By sealbeach740
It's standard for an e39. If you leave the fan...

It's standard for an e39. If you leave the fan speed at a certain when you turn the car off, it will remember & turn the fan back on at that speed.

However, if shut the fan off, it will still...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By sealbeach740
FSU = Final Stage Unit Same as FSR = Final...

FSU = Final Stage Unit
Same as
FSR = Final Stage Resistor

An FSU/FSR going bad is a common problem to an e39.
Here's a DIY write up with pics to show what the FSU is & how to get access to it:...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By sealbeach740
Yes, it is.

Yes, it is.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-19-2016, 09:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By sealbeach740
Congrats Vladi. Your perseverance paid off. ...

Congrats Vladi.
Your perseverance paid off. Great work.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-17-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By sealbeach740
Well, in defense of whomever did that work, the...

Well, in defense of whomever did that work, the old timing chain tensioner probably still worked, just not as good as the new replacement ones do.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-16-2016, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By sealbeach740
Replacing the timing chain tensioner with the...

Replacing the timing chain tensioner with the newer designed one (the one with the longer spring) has helped reduce (but not totally eliminate) that start up rattle. Plus, it's a cheap investment...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-11-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By sealbeach740
I'm guessing the MKIII in the car that the radio...

I'm guessing the MKIII in the car that the radio goes out after a minute or two has died.
If power was removed from the MKIII before the red LED light on the Nav is allowed to go out (Nav goes to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By sealbeach740
Bad battery in the key fob? :dunno:

Bad battery in the key fob? :dunno:
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-10-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By sealbeach740
Just an FYI - that's a 4x3 monitor. The radio...

Just an FYI - that's a 4x3 monitor. The radio is located in the trunk of a 7.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-03-2016, 01:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 738
Posted By sealbeach740
Are you sure it wasn't the tweeter connector that...

Are you sure it wasn't the tweeter connector that you plugged into the anti-squish connector?
It's easy to get those two connectors mixed up.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2016, 08:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 523
Posted By sealbeach740
Q is usually right, so I'd vote on his suggestion...

Q is usually right, so I'd vote on his suggestion also.
One last thought - if the wires are switched on the driver's door between the anti-trap & the tweeter in the corner of the door window, would...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2016, 09:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 523
Posted By sealbeach740
Just to be sure, the driver's door is closed...

Just to be sure, the driver's door is closed during all this testing, right?
One touch stuff works different if the door is open.....
Just a thought.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-29-2016, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By sealbeach740
Although I've never tested this idea, if you want...

Although I've never tested this idea, if you want to test the blower motor via the FSU pins, I would bet you'd want provide 12 volts to the pin associated to the red wire with the green stripe, and a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 627
Posted By sealbeach740
In our cars, I believe Dinan products aren't so...

In our cars, I believe Dinan products aren't so much "chips" as they are software updates.
Of course, I'm just talking about tuning products, not hardware updates (like air intakes & exhausts...).
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-25-2016, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By sealbeach740
Ahh. Thanks for the heads up. Good to know.

Ahh. Thanks for the heads up. Good to know.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-25-2016, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By sealbeach740
There's no fuse because the LCM controls the...

There's no fuse because the LCM controls the various light.
It's my understanding that the LCM has many relays inside that do the job of a fuse. All controlled by the LCM itself.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-23-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By sealbeach740
I saw what you did there!! :rofl: :rofl:

I saw what you did there!!

:rofl: :rofl:
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-23-2016, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By sealbeach740
Just be aware there are a lot of cheap roundels...

Just be aware there are a lot of cheap roundels on ebay that just don't last very long.
Basically, you get what you pay for. If it's coming from overseas, keep your fingers crossed.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-22-2016, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By sealbeach740
Go down to the "Installation" part of this link: ...

Go down to the "Installation" part of this link:
http://www.bmwtips.com/tipsntricks/Armrest/armrest.htm

Hope that explains it well enough for you.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 530
Posted By sealbeach740
+1000!! Who on the West Coast would be up that...

+1000!!
Who on the West Coast would be up that time in the morning to catch the channel guide changes? That's what DVR's are for!

I sure wish they'd grab all the highlights & show a 2 hour...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 530
Posted By sealbeach740
I watched a good part of it on FS1 & FS2 via TWC....

I watched a good part of it on FS1 & FS2 via TWC.
I set my DVR to catch the last 2 hours of the broadcast (for the final part, the finish & the after race commentary), but for some reason it...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-16-2016, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By sealbeach740
xavif310 - it would help if you mentioned or put...

xavif310 - it would help if you mentioned or put in your info where you're located.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-13-2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By sealbeach740
You want the coat hanger to go down into the "V"...

You want the coat hanger to go down into the "V" of the V8. Below the valley pan. If all is good, this area should be dry (if the valley pan is doing it's job). If not, you should be able to...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-13-2016, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By sealbeach740
Maybe someone else that knows more will add to...

Maybe someone else that knows more will add to this.
In my opinion, an air pocket will cause your temp to rise until the cooling system is bled properly.
A "Check Coolant Level" message is just...
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