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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-06-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 576
Posted By Ralph III
Toga, with due respect you are absolutely...

Toga, with due respect you are absolutely confusing matters. The OP doesn't have and isn't eligible for map updates which has been pointed out already! That is only available on newer BMW's with...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-05-2016, 06:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 576
Posted By Ralph III
You'd be "assuming" incorrectly. The set I...

You'd be "assuming" incorrectly. The set I purchased is a legitimate but "used" 2015 version. It most likely came from a damage vehicle but I can make an inquiry if you desire. I worked at a Dealer...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-04-2016, 05:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 576
Posted By Ralph III
What are you talking about? I realize some BMW...

What are you talking about? I realize some BMW system apparently do require an activation code but I think those are on vehicles which store the road maps internally.

My 2007 530xi requires no...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-03-2016, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By Ralph III
I'm assuming you sneaked onto your parents...

I'm assuming you sneaked onto your parents computer and made that comment? I'm confident my wife could drive circles around you as well given your maturity level and the fact I taught her.;)
...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-03-2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 576
Posted By Ralph III
Hey Toga, $30.00 for something perfectly...

Hey Toga,

$30.00 for something perfectly legal is better than $00.00 for something that could be possibly illegal. I would assume the BMW navigation software is copyrighted or protected in...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-03-2016, 08:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 576
Posted By Ralph III
I just purchase a DVD set off Ebay for our 2007...

I just purchase a DVD set off Ebay for our 2007 530xi which can be found HERE (http://www.ebay.com/itm/201548566199?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT). I believe the maps...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-03-2016, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By Ralph III
asc/abs/handbrake error light on 2007 530xi

Hello All,

My wife stated the awd/abs warning light came on yesterday. Today the awd/abs and brake lights all came on after turning a corner on her way to work. From reading online I initially...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-27-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By Ralph III
Check with your BMW dealership as well. They may...

Check with your BMW dealership as well. They may recommend a professional service that repairs bent rims. That is a lot cheaper than purchasing new ones, if feasible.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-21-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By Ralph III
I don't know if the INPA software and other...

I don't know if the INPA software and other programs are working correctly but see the image below. So, what am I supposed to do with the software in troubleshooting the driver side seat?

BTW,...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-21-2016, 05:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By Ralph III
Yes, I have the BMW DIS v57, SSS v32 and INPA...

Yes, I have the BMW DIS v57, SSS v32 and INPA software with usb connection. I am in the process of putting it back on my computer which was upgraded to Windows 10 but having an issue at the moment...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-19-2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By Ralph III
Hello txag, I found no blown fuses myself...

Hello txag,

I found no blown fuses myself nor did the BMW dealership. They stated the seat module had gone bad and needed replacing. I haven't checked anything else.

From everything that...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-18-2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By Ralph III
Thanks rkilpa. I didn't think of it possibly...

Thanks rkilpa.

I didn't think of it possibly needing to be coded. I have the BMW OBDII programming software on my computer. If anyone knows the process please let me know.

Thanks,
Ralph
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-17-2016, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By Ralph III
Comfort seat not working (nothing)....

Hello All,

We cannot adjust anything on the driver side seat (comfort seats) and the seat heater isn't working as well. The passenger seat and heater works fine. I took it into our local BMW...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-15-2016, 04:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By Ralph III
Ditto. The engine cover on my 2007 530xi is held...

Ditto. The engine cover on my 2007 530xi is held into place via rubber grommets also. No need to remove screws. Just lift the cover to remove it (minor effort) and re-install the same fashion.
...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-14-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 16,429
Posted By Ralph III
Same issue with me. I would encourage everyone...

Same issue with me. I would encourage everyone to report this to the National Highway Traffic Safety Admin and demand a recall. This is an obvious defect and safety hazard.

Ralph
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-14-2016, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By Ralph III
Headlight wiring degradation and replacement?

Hello All,
The wires to our2007 530xi headlights (within housing) are very brittle and losing the sheathing, does anyone have a fix for this?

Has BMW been contacted about this issue as it...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-14-2016, 06:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By Ralph III
Hello OP, I managed a detail business for 14...

Hello OP,
I managed a detail business for 14 years, btw.

1) Try to remove the mark with some paint thinner or soapy water. It should remove it with minimal effort. If not....

2) Use a...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-07-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By Ralph III
Well, I really need the car up and running today...

Well, I really need the car up and running today otherwise I would have purchased the kit from eEruoparts, also for $93.00.

Thanks,
Ralph
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-07-2016, 06:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By Ralph III
double post

double post
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-07-2016, 06:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By Ralph III
Thanks for all the input guys. I've called my...

Thanks for all the input guys. I've called my local BMW dealership and they have the bolts and tensioner in stock for around $180.00 so I'll return the Dayco. I had it in the shop yesterday and the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-07-2016, 05:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By Ralph III
Hello dharmabmw, I appreciate the input...

Hello dharmabmw,

I appreciate the input but you must be thinking about another model BMW.

1) The bolts on my BMW are aluminum. Many times they suggest using new ones with certain components....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-06-2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By Ralph III
Tensioner (serpentine) torque specs

Hello All,

I need a little input on replacing a belt tensioner on a 2007 530xi? This is the main bolt that mounts the tensioner onto the block.

1) What is the torque specs for the bolt? I've...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-11-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,167
Posted By Ralph III
Hello fdriller9. Can you clarify your post...

Hello fdriller9.

Can you clarify your post because I'm not quite sure of the purpose for it?


*In our case, the Sirius module was apparently bad. I bypassed it with a fiber optic lollipop...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-10-2016, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,167
Posted By Ralph III
Oh, I misunderstood exactly what he was saying. ...

Oh, I misunderstood exactly what he was saying.

With our issue, we would constantly and briefly lose the sound through our speaker system. It would just cut out randomly and then come back on...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-09-2016, 10:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,167
Posted By Ralph III
Oh sorry! I forgot to post a follow up. I...

Oh sorry! I forgot to post a follow up.

I purchased a fiber optic loop "lollipop" in order to remove modules from the system in troubleshooting. It turns out that our Sirius module is apparently...
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