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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By QSilver7
All the info the OP needs was given in a prior...

All the info the OP needs was given in a prior post: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8472410&postcount=5

It was explained that the MID (multi-informational display) is NOT his...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By QSilver7
Don't forget to read the "winter" threads...you...

Don't forget to read the "winter" threads...you should also lubricate the door/tailgate/hood gaskets...and definitely lubricate the driver's door lock cylinder plus the other locking actuators with a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 10:01 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 44,066
Posted By QSilver7
Just an FYI...the 2nd image above with the...

Just an FYI...the 2nd image above with the "Russian" instrument displaying KTMP of 24 C...take note that the coolant gauge is to the FAR LEFT of the BLUE range...which we can assume that it's a VERY...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-22-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By QSilver7
It would take aftermarket software/hardware to...

It would take aftermarket software/hardware to code a USED LCM to your car. Hopefully those that know which software is needed will chime in...if not, you'll have to continue searching...hopefully...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By QSilver7
Ditto what Albo said: 1. yes 2. no (not...

Ditto what Albo said:

1. yes
2. no (not without augmentation)
3.yes
4. no (not without augmentation)
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 424
Posted By QSilver7
As with many things...a recommendation from BMW...

As with many things...a recommendation from BMW or from the owners manual...somehow becomes a law or edict...which ends up many times being controversial.

But if you go back to the owners manual...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-21-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 93
Posted By QSilver7
It must be the mobile app...because there's a...

It must be the mobile app...because there's a place for "LOCATION" right below everyone's forum name. :dunno: :)

If you get an opportunity to access the forum from a CPU or laptop...take a...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By QSilver7
Recheck the battery's voltage from a cold start...

Recheck the battery's voltage from a cold start after approx 2-3 hours...or try to remove some of the surface charge. The battery will read high right after turning the engine off...and could be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 275
Posted By QSilver7
Thanks for the clarification. :) You can either...

Thanks for the clarification. :) You can either search for a "working" used high cluster (meaning you have the BC icon next to the clock face icon on the lower right button)...or send your MID in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 246
Posted By QSilver7
Not knocking having a scan tool in one's...

Not knocking having a scan tool in one's arsenal...and yes, the coolant temp gauge on the right side of the cluster is "buffered" and reacts almost when it's too late...but one can instantly find out...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-19-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By QSilver7
Tried what? Did you find out if the battery in...

Tried what? Did you find out if the battery in your keys is dead or has low voltage...or did you try the reinitializing procedure?

If the battery is dead or low...you can't reinitialize the key...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-19-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By QSilver7
Air is only contained or stored in a few...

Air is only contained or stored in a few components (air spring/bellows, air reservoir/pressure accumulator).

Do you have the rear only or the dual axle self leveling system? Also, please...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 275
Posted By QSilver7
Though attempted to send you in the right...

Though attempted to send you in the right direction above...you appear to still have a misconception/misunderstanding of the audio components in your car.

If you have the MID (multi-informational...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By QSilver7
:thumbup: great, thanks for the clarified...

:thumbup: great, thanks for the clarified update...you hit all the points/suggestions I was about to type up. :)

The alarm siren can sound off without a battery because it has it's own...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By QSilver7
In the update post above...are you telling us you...

In the update post above...are you telling us you figured out what the problem is...or are you still confused by what occured? :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By QSilver7
No...without the instrument cluster...you don't...

No...without the instrument cluster...you don't have the OBC...because it is incorporated into the IKE (instrument cluster electronics)...as well as the clock & other timer features. You won't get...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By QSilver7
The 20 digit alpha/numeric display in the high...

The 20 digit alpha/numeric display in the high instrument cluster belongs to the CHECK CONTROL system...this is where all the PRIORITY 1 & 2 warnings appear. If that is still occuring...LIGHTS ON,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 160
Posted By QSilver7
Call your local Goodwill/Salvation Army...

Call your local Goodwill/Salvation Army stores...they may also have cassette tapes (blank & pre-recorded). And I'm sure a city the size of the St Louis area has a few old record/music stores still...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 160
Posted By QSilver7
There's gotta be someone around you somewhere...

There's gotta be someone around you somewhere (think of an older person that was living when cassettes where in their heyday) that has an old boombox. That person should also have some old cassettes...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-19-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By QSilver7
The below is from the perspective of e38s...

The below is from the perspective of e38s imported to the USA...we didn't get any of the I6 engines...just the V8s & V12s:

...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 259
Posted By QSilver7
I have no issues with any of the oil filters with...

I have no issues with any of the oil filters with a "German" brand name...even though many of them aren't actually mfg'd in Germany. :D

BMW...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-18-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By QSilver7
The e38/e39/e53 all use the same amp...but each...

The e38/e39/e53 all use the same amp...but each is "coded" specifically to the vehicle model it comes from. Installing one from another aforementioned model...it will work, but the sound will be...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-18-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By QSilver7
You don't mention if you understand the...

You don't mention if you understand the complexity in installing a used instrument cluster...so I won't say anything more less I offend.

But if you have the all-in-one instrument...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-17-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By QSilver7
That can be done...if you have the...

That can be done...if you have the software/hardware to do it. As an example, read the information below about hydraulic transmission adaptations that are stored in the TCM (tranny control...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-17-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By QSilver7
Before possibly destroying your key by cutting it...

Before possibly destroying your key by cutting it open to replace the rechargeable battery...I would suggest finding a local auto parts store that has a key battery tester...this way you will know if...
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