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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-16-2009, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,023
Posted By tberardi
You need to have the car coded to make it know...

You need to have the car coded to make it know you have the max feature.
Unless you have the coding softeware, you will need to have it done by the dealer.
They should only charge you about 1 hour...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-16-2009, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 14,588
Posted By tberardi
I successfully installed an aftermarket 7" flip...

I successfully installed an aftermarket 7" flip screen into my 95 E38 using the stock amp, speakers and DSP. The unit is an innovetek 721 with NAV ,USB slot, aux slot, bluetooth, etc, etc. It serves...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-01-2009, 07:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 17,159
Posted By tberardi
wiper relay repair

OK - its tight but not that bad.
Its looks like corrosion is your problem.
The corrossion is at the terminals on the bottom of the relay socket.
You need to flip the relay socket which is at the...
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 07-21-2009, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,283
Posted By tberardi
My 95 also has stiff steering at low speed. I have lived with it for many years

Never thought it was a problem until I had a chance to drive my friend's 2001 and found the steering to be feather light. Made for much easier and relaxing drive.
However, after driving my car...
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 07-21-2009, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,212
Posted By tberardi
Check to make sure the gaskets and plastic inserts at the bottom of the windsheild

are all in place and no sections missing. This has been known to cause the problems you mention. It sometimes happens after a windsheild has been replaced.
I am reffering to the area along the...
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 07-21-2009, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,235
Posted By tberardi
If your competent with electronics, you can try to repair it.

Although it may not be a permenat repair (may last a couple years)
it is very low cost.
Refer to e38.org on how its done.
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 07-21-2009, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,174
Posted By tberardi
Assuming your fan stopped running.

1. check the fuses and ensure power is getting to the blower.
2. If fuses are OK, then it is problably the resister pac on the blower motor itself.
It will require dash removal to replace.
Refer...
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 07-21-2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,308
Posted By tberardi
Are you saying your rear brake lights have never worked/

Yes, they may have an intermittant problem but it is totally due to corrosion on the sockets terminals.
Take out each light ( very easy) and polish the terminals on which the sockets screw into. ...
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 07-19-2009, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,174
Posted By tberardi
more details please.

Did the blower stop blowing or did the air stop being cold?
Does the AC fan in front of the radiator operate when you turn on the AC button on the dash? Does the AC compressor turn on when turn on...
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 07-09-2009, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 930
Posted By tberardi
This is BMW Dadeleine. Forget about the hokey...

This is BMW Dadeleine. Forget about the hokey pokey retrofit and take your car to an experience AC specialist in your area and let them diagnose it and tell you whats wrong with it. It will cost you...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-20-2009, 06:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,936
Posted By tberardi
Yes, the problem is the heater control valve. ...

Yes, the problem is the heater control valve.
Yes, it is a DIY job. will take you about 1 hour with simple tools.
Its a tight area so take your time.
Go to e38.org for instructions and photos....
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 06-20-2009, 05:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,347
Posted By tberardi
You should start by investigating the heater...

You should start by investigating the heater control valve as this is a very copmmon problem in these cars.
You can bypass the control valve by disconnecting the hoses in & out of the valve and...
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 06-13-2009, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 878
Posted By tberardi
You can use the same wiring that powers the...

You can use the same wiring that powers the existing sub woofers from the existing OEM amp.
If there is insufficient power for your taste, then you need to wire in a new sub amp.
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 06-13-2009, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 570
Posted By tberardi
You could also cut off the connector off your old...

You could also cut off the connector off your old CD and splice it on to your new CD.
cut the insulation, solder the new wire and put a heat shrink tube on it.
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 06-13-2009, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 570
Posted By tberardi
whats the problem. Don't be afraid to splice in...

whats the problem. Don't be afraid to splice in new wires accross both connectors with your own connector if you want to preserve the original connectors and not cut them off.
I'm not aware of a...
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 06-13-2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,437
Posted By tberardi
the cars computer checks the resistance in the...

the cars computer checks the resistance in the brake light circuit and gives the warning if its not within the programmed setpoints.
Follow h711k's advice and further remove each bulb and check the...
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 06-13-2009, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,102
Posted By tberardi
I would check the amp to see if it failed. Try...

I would check the amp to see if it failed. Try to find someone else to swap your with to confirm its the amp.
If it is, just by a replacement on Ebay.
Putting in a new headunit and wirring in a...
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 06-13-2009, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,299
Posted By tberardi
go to e38.org for a detailed discussion

go to e38.org for a detailed discussion
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-01-2009, 07:06 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 45,262
Posted By tberardi
My 95 740i has 273,000 km (170,00 miles) without...

My 95 740i has 273,000 km (170,00 miles) without ever a transmission oil change and the manual does say its lifetime.
It still works perfect most of the time and I do not plan to change it.
Every...
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 03-01-2009, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 16,871
Posted By tberardi
I had a similar problem with the traction control...

I had a similar problem with the traction control light, and brake light on at the same time on my 96 740i and solved it today.
I went into the relay fuse tub in the engine compartment by removing...
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 03-01-2009, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,008
Posted By tberardi
Smile 95 740i Wiper problem - Fixed

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Well its finally fixed.:rofl::rofl::rofl:

The problem turned out be to two broken wires at the terminal on the...
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 02-22-2009, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,008
Posted By tberardi
Removed the wiper stalk - it was extremely easy...

Removed the wiper stalk - it was extremely easy and took it apart - again extremely easy - no springs pop out - BMW quality is apparent.
Anyway, I cleaned the sliding contacts, increased the lever...
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 02-15-2009, 01:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 435
Posted By tberardi
95 740i foglight problem

My right fog light always stays on even when I turn car off.
I had to disconnect the plug to prevent it from draining the battery.
The left one works as it should with the switch.
Can someone help...
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 02-15-2009, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,008
Posted By tberardi
95 740i wiper problem

Was rainng very hard the other day.
Switch wipers to fast speed but they stayed at same speed as normal speed.
Fast speed is a necessity on this car when driving thru hard rain.
Can any one lead...
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 02-07-2009, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 841
Posted By tberardi
95 740i radio problem

Radio stopped working after going over a bump on the freeway last summer.
Could never resolve the problem since.
I played with all the buttons and settings on the MID and DSP to no avail.
You...
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