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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) Today, 06:47 AM
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Posted By chrisn7
WD40 won't get to the Bowden cable which also...

WD40 won't get to the Bowden cable which also corrodes. There is no substitute but to dismantle, clean and grease every couple of years. The same applies to the bonnet/hood release lever
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-26-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By chrisn7
If you have the wide screen monitor, DSP will...

If you have the wide screen monitor, DSP will show as an option in the screen menu, if fitted
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-25-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By chrisn7
I retro fitted a BMW rear camera between the...

I retro fitted a BMW rear camera between the lights above the number/licence plate. The camera appears to be a universal fit to various series, and includes a button to operate it from the steering...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-25-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By chrisn7
The correct way to remove the covers is to...

The correct way to remove the covers is to release the mirror glass as described, then press each of the plastic barbs, from within the housing, that retain the mirror cover to free it. Trying to...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-22-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 341
Posted By chrisn7
Looking at Tims pics, I would place a ring...

Looking at Tims pics, I would place a ring spanner/wrench on the nut as there looks to be enough room, then hold the shaft with a torx bit on a short 1/2" extension. I have the greatest respect for...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-09-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By chrisn7
Many consider the 750 to be more reliable, engine...

Many consider the 750 to be more reliable, engine wise, but the issues of suspension, cooling system, and checking everything works are common to 740 and 750. Having had both, I prefer the 750 which...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-08-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By chrisn7
Is this an assumption you are losing water...

Is this an assumption you are losing water underneath the car, or can you see evidence of coolant on the floor?

Thing with fluid is that can travel all over the place from the leak source and end...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-06-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By chrisn7
No, its vertical so check the suspension settings...

No, its vertical so check the suspension settings on each side are set for vertical too
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-06-2015, 03:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By chrisn7
While the CD changer is out, check its suspension...

While the CD changer is out, check its suspension settings are for vertical operation- I found mine set for horizontal use...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-06-2015, 03:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 336
Posted By chrisn7
First, try initialising the keys. Note that these...

First, try initialising the keys. Note that these have to be done together in the same session, within a set period even though you have one working. If that fails, replace the battery in the non...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-05-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By chrisn7
Unless you are in very strong financial position,...

Unless you are in very strong financial position, you must be capable and willing to spend time and money tackling repairs yourself to have any hope of containing costs. You could easily spend more...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-24-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By chrisn7
A boat? Now I know we all like cruising, but even...

A boat? Now I know we all like cruising, but even so....
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-18-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By chrisn7
Use a smart charger that goes into trickle...

Use a smart charger that goes into trickle charge, then you don't have to worry about how and how long...Oh and use the charge points under the bonnet/hood, not the battery directly

The iL cars...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-18-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By chrisn7
erm... ??

erm... ??
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-18-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By chrisn7
This is not necessarily a climate panel issue....

This is not necessarily a climate panel issue. The buttons may flash if the command can't activate the desired item such as a motor, or module, which could be lack of connection, broken wire, failed...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-18-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By chrisn7
When the car is asleep, the battery does drain at...

When the car is asleep, the battery does drain at a rate of around 50mA, given no electrical problems, so that it will eventually go flat if unused for long periods, whatever its condition. If you...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-12-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By chrisn7
Having dismantled 2 sets of seats, I would say...

Having dismantled 2 sets of seats, I would say its hit and miss whether the wiring will be present - its as though the seat builders simply ensured that the seat spec was met. In one set, I had the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-08-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By chrisn7
Nothing happened, but then it was at 65k miles,...

Nothing happened, but then it was at 65k miles, its about 70k now. I used the original ESSO spec now branded as Mobil
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-07-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By chrisn7
I'm surprised you had so many NOs as there is...

I'm surprised you had so many NOs as there is plenty of experience on the forums to suggest otherwise. The oil may be lifetime to BMW, but to them that's only until they don't to have them on the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-04-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By chrisn7
As long as the under seat connector blocks are...

As long as the under seat connector blocks are the same it would be simple just to change over the seats alone, and add the required wiring to the switch centre. Installing the heating elements to...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-03-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By chrisn7
I'm afraid you can't add your switches to an...

I'm afraid you can't add your switches to an existing switch centre. You will need to find a centre that has both your existing switches and the heated seat switches, preferably with the plug and...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-28-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By chrisn7
If its light enough that its not formed a...

If its light enough that its not formed a continuous layer, then I would agree with SB that a clay bar should do it
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-28-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By chrisn7
It is unlikely that opening a door will result in...

It is unlikely that opening a door will result in the battery going flat so quickly. More likely the battery was already partially drained when you opened the door. It sounds as if the car is not...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-26-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By chrisn7
-because there was of course an auxiliary heater...

-because there was of course an auxiliary heater valve used in conjunction with an auxiliary heater located behind the left front wheel....mainly Euro I think...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-22-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By chrisn7
having done this repair, I don't believe that a...

having done this repair, I don't believe that a fibreglass repair would be feasible, as this create additional material such that the trim would not fit afterwards.

I made a small steel bracket...
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