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Forum: 6 Series 04-04-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By Tweezer
Purchased mine off eBay for $120 (w/shipping). ...

Purchased mine off eBay for $120 (w/shipping). Came with 12mos free sirius trial, and was the simplest install EVER.

The tailgate control module went out just last week, however. $550 to replace...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-02-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 131,888
Posted By Tweezer
Also, the sunroof drain clog - flooding recently...

Also, the sunroof drain clog - flooding recently led to my Sat radio to burn out. When the Sat radio burns out, all of the sound in the car goes out, too. Other functions as well.

found a...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-02-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 131,888
Posted By Tweezer
If they are dry and not working, then I believe...

If they are dry and not working, then I believe it means you need to replace them.
I just had to replace the tailgate control module, 61356983205
paid $250 at after market dealer. coulda bought...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-02-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 131,888
Posted By Tweezer
I'm going through something similar, but have...

I'm going through something similar, but have been paying for the repairs with an aftermarket Foreign Auto dealer here in SoCal. So far, i've had to replace the control module ($600ish with labor)...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-25-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By Tweezer
bump for any ideas on which spark plugs to use...

bump for any ideas on which spark plugs to use...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By Tweezer
any thoughts guys on which plugs to use?? ...

any thoughts guys on which plugs to use??

thanks!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-15-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By Tweezer
hey thanks for replying. Which of those would...

hey thanks for replying.
Which of those would you recommend?

thanks!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-15-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By Tweezer
2006 530xi Wagon: spark plug plugs recommendations?

Hey now,

Looking for the part number for your favorite spark plugs for a 2006 530xi
thanks!
Forum: 6 Series 12-13-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By Tweezer
My original satellite unit bit the dust (years of...

My original satellite unit bit the dust (years of getting soaking wet due to clogged drain plugs 0 don't get me started :banghead:), so I just pulled the trigger on a used replacement off eBay unit...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-10-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By Tweezer
Thumbs up UPDATE: the fans running all day did the trick. ...

UPDATE: the fans running all day did the trick. Fired her up this evening after work, and no errors popped up plus Sirius fired right up. :drink:

Now to remove those pesky valves at the end of...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-10-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By Tweezer
why?

why?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-10-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 131,888
Posted By Tweezer
I had always wondered what that (rusting) control...

I had always wondered what that (rusting) control unit was. Thanks so much for the intell and fast reply!:thumbup:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-10-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 131,888
Posted By Tweezer
I'd snip the valves at the end of the drain...

I'd snip the valves at the end of the drain tubes, to be sure.
About to do that to mine.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-10-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 131,888
Posted By Tweezer
schpenxel: after a heavy night of rain, I found...

schpenxel: after a heavy night of rain, I found that my SAT went out this morning. Suffering from the dreaded drain tube cloggage (ahhhhhhh@!!!!!:mad:), need to do the drain tube maintenance.

In...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-10-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By Tweezer
530xi Wagon water leaking in rear, now SAT not working

Error summary: SAT radio option is grayed out.

First rain of the year in So Cal and I believe that my wagon is suffering from the dreaded rain drain tube problem. Meant to do the fix that i've...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-08-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By Tweezer
Thanks for the reply and Great suggestion. Think...

Thanks for the reply and Great suggestion. Think I've decided to throw down the bucks and have a local independent shop do the work here in Encinitas. $1535 out the door (ouch) with a 2 year/24,000...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-06-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By Tweezer
Rear Hatch Hydraulic Control Unit OUT on my 530xi wagon

Hey all, just was curious if anyone here has had their Control Unit go out (BMW 51247163661) on their wagon yet. Mine's a 2006 530xi. $775 is the cheapest i'm seeing the part sell for (ouch), just...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-02-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 500
Posted By Tweezer
bump??

bump??
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-07-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 500
Posted By Tweezer
INPA tool in North County San Diego?

Hello, I'm looking for a fellow BMW enthusiast that has the correct tool that would be used in registering a new battery in to my 2006 BMW 530 Wagon. I would gladly exchange beer (or other suitable...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-04-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,151
Posted By Tweezer
OK i think i need a new battery. What exactly...

OK i think i need a new battery. What exactly does a mechanic do to the battery/car when the battery is "registered" ?

thanks in advance
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-09-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,151
Posted By Tweezer
Thanks for the link, and the info. I went to my...

Thanks for the link, and the info. I went to my local (Encinitas Foreign & Domestic) and had the battery tested. The battery tested just fine, but it needed a charge. Exactly what you are saying...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-08-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,151
Posted By Tweezer
darn it, AZ doesn't carry that one any longer. ...

darn it, AZ doesn't carry that one any longer. any other suggestions?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-08-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,151
Posted By Tweezer
Chris - thank you for the insight! Stupid...

Chris - thank you for the insight! Stupid question: what does registering the battery actually do? BMW referred to this as "programming" the battery, but I have not clue what that actually means. ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-07-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,151
Posted By Tweezer
Battery ideas

Hi all, I'm sick of getting raped at BMW for a battery. This time around, the new AGM? battery is here and will set me back a cool $580.

Anyone have any success with after market batteries? ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-06-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,408
Posted By Tweezer
Hi there - I need to change my battery and would...

Hi there - I need to change my battery and would prefer not to spend $355 at the dealer again! Can I ask which battery you put in your Wagon (I have the same car myself!). Than you in...
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