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Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 03-31-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 113
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Posted By toga94m
Jumping on the bandwagon - would like a link for...

Jumping on the bandwagon - would like a link for latest for my E60(E61) as well...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-31-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 834
Posted By toga94m
What's the version / level you found? I have v41...

What's the version / level you found? I have v41 from April 2011 but haven't tried updating anything on the car. The dates you give seem to be the date you performed the update, rather than the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-28-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By toga94m
Well, here's the fuse card for my US-market '06...

Well, here's the fuse card for my US-market '06 530xiT wagon. Might be close, might be completely wrong for your car.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-27-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By toga94m
3 years ago I bought my '06 530 wagon with...

3 years ago I bought my '06 530 wagon with 6-speed (so, 6 years old at the time) with 109k miles, loaded (cold / sport / nav / cd changer), for $18k from a private seller - and that was with a new...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-25-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 464
Posted By toga94m
I found the PDF on my computer, but it doesn't...

I found the PDF on my computer, but it doesn't say which chassis it applies to - thanks for pointing that out aber57. The PDF is more of a generic "this is how all braking works" document, covering...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 464
Posted By toga94m
Try rolling off the gas slowly, vs leaping off...

Try rolling off the gas slowly, vs leaping off the gas pedal. I've read somewhere (on the Internet!) that if you get off the gas really quickly the car assumes you're about to jump on the brake, and...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-21-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 809
Posted By toga94m
This diagram for factory aux input shows WS/SV...

This diagram for factory aux input shows WS/SV (white with black stripe) going to pin 8. The SV/WS (black with white stripe) is from pin 4.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-21-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 809
Posted By toga94m
You got it, pin 4 looks right.

You got it, pin 4 looks right.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-20-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 809
Posted By toga94m
Which car? Mein Auto: 2004 525i & 2006 530i ...

Which car? Mein Auto: 2004 525i & 2006 530i Wiring is different for different models.

There are wiring diagrams at http://www.bmw-planet.com/diagrams/release/en/e60e61/index.htm

From looking...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-08-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By toga94m
Another thread here...

Another thread here http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8897460&postcount=5 pointed out that the wipers will run when that module loses network communication. Maybe it's waving its hands...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 135
Posted By toga94m
http://www.bmw-planet.com/diagrams/release/en/e60e...

http://www.bmw-planet.com/diagrams/release/en/e60e61/index.htm
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-26-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By toga94m
Yup, we're here. Good place to commiserate about...

Yup, we're here. Good place to commiserate about broken hatch wiring, sunroof leaks, and tired hydraulic lift pumps. On the other hand, we can brag about carrying two cubic yards of bagged mulch, and...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-20-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 932
Posted By toga94m
Not trying to cut down the seriousness of the...

Not trying to cut down the seriousness of the issue here, or to defend BMW's suppliers, but using higher wattage aftermarket bulbs could definitely affect the wiring insulation. 35 watts at 12 volts...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-19-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By toga94m
Assuming the WDS diagrams cover US/Europe wiring...

Assuming the WDS diagrams cover US/Europe wiring all the same,
http://www.bmw-planet.com/diagrams/release/en/e60e61/index.htm shows rear defogger is 4mm RT/WS (red/white) and 4mm BR (brown).
...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-17-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 678
Posted By toga94m
Kurt - how's the terrain where you're at? We're...

Kurt - how's the terrain where you're at? We're fairly flat where I live so all-seasons are good enough, but I know Montreal (3 hours north) requires snowtires by law in the winter. And yeah, my...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-17-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 678
Posted By toga94m
Jeez... my 530xiT AWD wagon with Conti DWS has...

Jeez... my 530xiT AWD wagon with Conti DWS has been fine in our NY snow. Worst that happened is when I backed into the driveway before shovelling, and sucked up a bunch of snow and ice with the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-16-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 488
Posted By toga94m
Maybe it wasn't here.. but a quick google for...

Maybe it wasn't here.. but a quick google for "vanos cleaning e60" got me some good results -

3 pages of forum followup to a DIY here -...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-16-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 488
Posted By toga94m
Once it's started but running rough, will it run...

Once it's started but running rough, will it run happier if you hold it around 3000rpm? I had mine running so badly (only one time) that it wouldn't idle. I had been driving, it was warmed up, but it...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-16-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 488
Posted By toga94m
If the VANOS (oil-pressure-driven cam timing)...

If the VANOS (oil-pressure-driven cam timing) system can't get the cams adjusted where it wants, it'll run rough. Cold oil moves slower/thicker than warmed-up oil. But I'd expect to see the Service...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-12-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 939
Posted By toga94m
Doktor - which # fuse was that? I can't find a...

Doktor - which # fuse was that? I can't find a good fuseblock # vs function list, but the WDS shows it's F16? There's a relay (probably in the e-box?) between fuse and motor, but a total of three...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-11-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By toga94m
Get a cheap ELM327 OBDII bluetooth dongle (US$ 10...

Get a cheap ELM327 OBDII bluetooth dongle (US$ 10 or so on Ebay) and a free app for your phone. I use Torque on my droid to show lots of engine info, including intake and coolant temps. It's a little...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-11-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 939
Posted By toga94m
If it were a mechanically sticky starter...

If it were a mechanically sticky starter solenoid, why would releasing the brake pedal affect it? On the other hand, the starter and brake light switch and key/ignition module all connect to the "car...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-11-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By toga94m
Can you force the transmission into a different...

Can you force the transmission into a different gear, so the RPM is different but at the same speed and horsepower requirements? though if the engine sound doesn't burp up with the needle, I'd lean...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-11-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 342
Posted By toga94m
What he said... if your phone thinks you have...

What he said... if your phone thinks you have earbuds plugged in, it might cut the bass because they can't reproduce it anyway. I use a separate MP3 player and have more than enough bass with the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-11-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By toga94m
Is the tach blip when you're using cruise...

Is the tach blip when you're using cruise control, or just your foot? Does it only happen when you're set at 80mph, or would it do the same at 75 or 85? It looks like cruise trying to boost speed...
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