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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-27-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 606
Views: 156,304
Posted By Hamilton1974
I've been looking at doing this mod on my 2004...

I've been looking at doing this mod on my 2004 740d as well. I have a 2007 MMI as well as the interface and programs to code it. Looking at getting a TCU soon. :)
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-23-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By Hamilton1974
Most likely moisture in one of the sensors. The...

Most likely moisture in one of the sensors. The sensors just deteriorate with time. You can find new sensors for good prices on ebay. I got a whole front-rear set for about $180.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-19-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By Hamilton1974
I have the exact same problem and solved it...

I have the exact same problem and solved it temporarily by locking the trunk with the switch in the center console.
The problem I think comes from the outside switch in the trunk. Either some...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-02-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By Hamilton1974
Both are valid for European cars as well. Your...

Both are valid for European cars as well. Your car needs to have a CDC or at least be coded for CDC in order to get the Gateway 500 to work.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-01-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By Hamilton1974
I'll be looking at the Dension 500 after I have...

I'll be looking at the Dension 500 after I have updated my MMI and TCU. But I think there was some extra add-on needed as well to the Dension for BT streaming.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-01-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By Hamilton1974
Moisture will creep into the PDC sensors with...

Moisture will creep into the PDC sensors with time. I've had to replace 7 of my 8 original sensors since I got his car 4 years ago. Fortunately you can get them reasonably cheap on Ebay.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-27-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By Hamilton1974
I don't have the part number available right now...

I don't have the part number available right now but this past summer I was looking for a new electric fan, the one that sits in front of the radiator. I found out that it's made by Bosch and by...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 10-30-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By Hamilton1974
OBC accuracy

I've got a test drive coming up in a new F01-740d next week and I was just wondering how accurate is the OBC average consumption compared to if you calculate it yourself with the amount of gallons...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 10-17-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,897
Posted By Hamilton1974
Sounds like your diesel is a renamed 730Ld...

Sounds like your diesel is a renamed 730Ld according to the specs.
740d in Europe is a twin turbo 313hp model that for some reason is not available as L.
However if you want an F02 with more diesel...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 10-17-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,887
Posted By Hamilton1974
I had the chance to test drive a 2014 750Ld last...

I had the chance to test drive a 2014 750Ld last week and I drove by an area of road construction with temporary speed limit signs posted. Two times I drove past that area and both times the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-14-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 383
Posted By Hamilton1974
2004 740d Vibrating front brakes.

Been having a really annoying problem where the front brakes start vibrating about 6 weeks after replacing front discs and pads. I have had the discs replaced three times, pads twice and any linkage,...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-22-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By Hamilton1974
Thanks Paper! I'm sure I'll have more questions...

Thanks Paper!
I'm sure I'll have more questions about this as I move on. I've tried reading up on this subject for the past 2 years with the things you, stuartjohn24, Ace and others have written. :)...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-22-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By Hamilton1974
Navi02 with Facelift MMI?

I'm getting ready to finally take the plunge and start updating my pre-facelift 2004 740d with a few facelift options. First up is the MMI.

A question that popped into my mind though was if the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-15-2013, 05:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,331
Posted By Hamilton1974
I already got a 2006 MMI from ebay that I plan on...

I already got a 2006 MMI from ebay that I plan on installing as soon as I get all the necessary coding programs installed and running. Then before the bluetooth upgrade I'm going to install a Dension...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-14-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,331
Posted By Hamilton1974
And it works fine pairing your mobile to it now? ...

And it works fine pairing your mobile to it now?

I might be performing the same update myself next summer. Mind if shoot some questions your way with problems I'll inevitably run into? :)
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-05-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,509
Posted By Hamilton1974
I wanted to upgrade to something more comfortable...

I wanted to upgrade to something more comfortable for my daily 125 mi commute from a 1998 Audi A4 1,9TDi. So I after lots of testdriving Audis, MBs and BMWs I finally found what I wanted in the BMW...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 10-03-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 684
Posted By Hamilton1974
Thanks for all the replies! :thumbup: Can't...

Thanks for all the replies! :thumbup:

Can't wait to get my hands on one of these in about 4 years.

Still a little put off that they're not using a V8 diesel anymore but the styling, functions,...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 10-02-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 684
Posted By Hamilton1974
The buttons for the vented and heated seats in...

The buttons for the vented and heated seats in the back is on the back of the center console (inbetween the knobs to change temp). And it wouldn't be one button on the left and two on the right.
As...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 10-02-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 684
Posted By Hamilton1974
Control button functions?

Just browsing german ads for F01/F02 750xd cars for fun and to see what might be available once they drop below 30000.

When looking at interior pics in the ads there are a couple of control...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-02-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,988
Posted By Hamilton1974
I did one of my rears at the local BMW dealership...

I did one of my rears at the local BMW dealership for the total sum of about $390 incl parts and labor. Guess not everything is cheaper in the states... :thumbup:
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-02-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By Hamilton1974
Front sensors are straight while rear sensors are...

Front sensors are straight while rear sensors are L-shaped. They are very easy to replace. Just remove the panel they're attached to and then push them out backwards. No need for any coding when you...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-02-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By Hamilton1974
With occasional or even permanent failure it is...

With occasional or even permanent failure it is most likely the sensors. Over time, moisture gets into the sensors and wear them down.
You can find new sensors on ebay for 18 (~$27) and upwards....
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-22-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,177
Posted By Hamilton1974
Ooops, got it mixed up with First_745Li's car. My...

Ooops, got it mixed up with First_745Li's car. My mistake! :slap:
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-22-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,177
Posted By Hamilton1974
If it's the lens covers for the license plate...

If it's the lens covers for the license plate lights on a pre-facelift car (OP has an '03 745i) then that's not the correct part.
You need P/N: 63217164747 Rear light in trunk lid, centre.
The lens...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-22-2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,177
Posted By Hamilton1974
The bulb is changed from the inside of the trunk....

The bulb is changed from the inside of the trunk. You open a plastic hatch on the inside of the trunk lid and then pull out the bulb holder.
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