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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) Today, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By sealbeach740
Sounds like it. But, you also take care of it,...

Sounds like it.
But, you also take care of it, so that will be a big help in keeping it running.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) Yesterday, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By sealbeach740
Interesting. I have always read if the 01 e38...

Interesting. I have always read if the 01 e38 originally came with the 16x9, it also got the MKIII.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) Yesterday, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By sealbeach740
chrisn7 - you bring up some very interesting...

chrisn7 - you bring up some very interesting points.
One of the advantages of the board is good open discussion of ideas for the benefit of all.

Besides the temp, most newer and higher...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-25-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By sealbeach740
Welcome to the boards, and congrats on your new...

Welcome to the boards, and congrats on your new e38.

Looks like it's in pretty decent shape. Nice that you got the 16x9 widescreen, and probably the MKIII Nav.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-24-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 157
Posted By sealbeach740
Go look up cooljess over on Bimmerforums. His...

Go look up cooljess over on Bimmerforums.
His group (Society of 7s) meets the 1st Tuesday of each month. Good group of guys & gals. They also do road trips together on occasion.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-24-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By sealbeach740
Check out your battery & alternator. Most TFS...

Check out your battery & alternator.
Most TFS messages (but not all) are caused by low batteries.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-22-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 605
Posted By sealbeach740
No problem. Glad it's working out for you. ...

No problem. Glad it's working out for you.
Now, if you decide to add a Sprint Booster, it's a 1 minute job, other than deciding where to place the button switch.

I'm looking forwards to seeing...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-20-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By sealbeach740
Hmmm. It's on page 43 of my owner's manual. ...

Hmmm. It's on page 43 of my owner's manual.
It's an interior motion sensor.

And, in your case, it's also the headliner holder-upper.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-19-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 605
Posted By sealbeach740
I've never removed the left foot rest/dead pedal...

I've never removed the left foot rest/dead pedal on my 7.
I did on my 540, which should be similar (I ASSUME).
Here's a link on what to do, step 2. Too bad the pictures are missing, it would have...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-18-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 605
Posted By sealbeach740
Sure sounds like the input to the potentiometer...

Sure sounds like the input to the potentiometer up under your dash in your 7 basically needs to run down to the black box on your replacement gas pedal.

Of course, you'll have to remove whatever...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-18-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By sealbeach740
I can't think of anything that would have small...

I can't think of anything that would have small ball bearings near the cylinder head(s) of our cars.

At first I thought of the water pump, but I don't know if they use ball bearings, or needles,...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-18-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By sealbeach740
On the plus side, if you're hearing the starter...

On the plus side, if you're hearing the starter at least "click", that means the key you used is communicating to the EWS.

It sure (so far) just sounds like a really low battery. Once your new...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-17-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 605
Posted By sealbeach740
PS - be sure to read Milan's post that he linked...

PS - be sure to read Milan's post that he linked to in the link I provided from BmrBrd.
In his link, he shows how he added a 2001 pedal with black box to his 2000 740iL. So, it truly can be done,...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-17-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 605
Posted By sealbeach740
Maybe like TXDarth mentioned - maybe check out...

Maybe like TXDarth mentioned - maybe check out realoem.com for a 2001 740 wiring harness going from the black box under the gas pedal to the connector under the dash.
It probably has the connector...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-17-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 605
Posted By sealbeach740
That's how I read it. But, you'd need some sort...

That's how I read it.
But, you'd need some sort of cable/harness to go from the black box underneath the pedal up to the input for the potentiometer connector under the dash (above the gas pedal).
...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-17-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By sealbeach740
Looks nice, inside & out. When does the gun...

Looks nice, inside & out.

When does the gun rack go in the back window?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-17-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By sealbeach740
Welcome to the boards. Yes, it does take 16...

Welcome to the boards.

Yes, it does take 16 minutes for a 7 to go completely to sleep (all electronics shut down).

Here is a great link on how to diagnose battery drain problems:...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-17-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 605
Posted By sealbeach740
Does this help? ...

Does this help?
http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/1253618
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-16-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 605
Posted By sealbeach740
The pedal on my 2000 7 doesn't have the black...

The pedal on my 2000 7 doesn't have the black box, only my 2003 540 has the black box.
I took the gas pedal off my 7 years ago to add an aluminum cover. Exactly as it's shown in Mark's DIY post....
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-16-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 605
Posted By sealbeach740
Fabian - are you having trouble removing the...

Fabian - are you having trouble removing the bottom of the pedal from the floor?

I used the Mark Wong method - and some PB Blaster to make it a little easier to slide off:...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-16-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 605
Posted By sealbeach740
Done. If anybody knows & replies, I'll ask...

Done.

If anybody knows & replies, I'll ask about the coding, and if it's required.

However, I'm not sure if we'll get a response since I can't think of an advantage of doing the conversion, nor...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-16-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 605
Posted By sealbeach740
If this question was directed to me, I don't know...

If this question was directed to me, I don't know the answer to that.
My GUESS would depend on whether your 97 has drive by wire or not.
I don't believe a Sprint Booster will work without a drive...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-16-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 605
Posted By sealbeach740
Hey Fabian, I haven't tried to put a "black...

Hey Fabian,

I haven't tried to put a "black box" accelerator on my 2000 740i (which came without the black box under the gas pedal, like yours, I assume).
You may have things a little confused...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-15-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By sealbeach740
Does it run?

Does it run?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-07-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By sealbeach740
Not sure, but I think that cluster's mileage is a...

Not sure, but I think that cluster's mileage is a little high for Darth........
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