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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-11-2016, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By Ralph III
Hello fdriller9. Can you clarify your post...

Hello fdriller9.

Can you clarify your post because I'm not quite sure of the purpose for it?


*In our case, the Sirius module was apparently bad. I bypassed it with a fiber optic lollipop...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-10-2016, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By Ralph III
Oh, I misunderstood exactly what he was saying. ...

Oh, I misunderstood exactly what he was saying.

With our issue, we would constantly and briefly lose the sound through our speaker system. It would just cut out randomly and then come back on...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-09-2016, 11:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By Ralph III
Oh sorry! I forgot to post a follow up. I...

Oh sorry! I forgot to post a follow up.

I purchased a fiber optic loop "lollipop" in order to remove modules from the system in troubleshooting. It turns out that our Sirius module is apparently...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-26-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By Ralph III
I don't think the OP needs to replace the tank...

I don't think the OP needs to replace the tank just because the bobber, which is finicky, broke. Mine broke over a year ago but no issues with the tank.

I just removed the bobber pieces and all...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-18-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,049
Posted By Ralph III
Do you have a pic of the rims and specs?

Do you have a pic of the rims and specs?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-06-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By Ralph III
Thanks PCY. I decided just to replace the oil...

Thanks PCY.
I decided just to replace the oil cooling housing gasket, as the oil I'm losing only appears to be coming from there. If the oil filter housing gasket becomes an issue then I will...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-05-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By Ralph III
Oil filter housing and oil cooler torque specs?

2007 530xi


Hello All,
Does anyone know what the torque specs are for the Oil filter housing and oil cooler? Also, any tricks on removing the back bolt on the oil filter housing that is under...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-16-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 829
Posted By Ralph III
Thanks for the reply txag..... That however...

Thanks for the reply txag.....

That however just looks like some sort of splice housing which allows you to extend the fiber optics. What I need is a fiber optic "loop" so I can maintain a closed...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-16-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 829
Posted By Ralph III
Where to order BMW Most Interface Jumper (bypass loop)

Hello All,
Where can I get a fiber optics loop, I think it is referred to as the Most bus jumper, for my 2007 530xi? This will be for bypassing the amplifier in the trunk for troubleshooting...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-25-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 529
Posted By Ralph III
How to use BMW dis v57, SSS and INPA to diagnose issues???

Hello All,
Can someone explain how to use any of the mentioned programs to diagnose issues on a '07 530xi? I have the software installed on my computer and use a USB plug to connect to my car.
...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-25-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,482
Posted By Ralph III
OOOOps. I didn't follow up, sorry. It has...

OOOOps. I didn't follow up, sorry.

It has been a while but I will post now, as someone else may incur the same issue. The problem was that I didn't connect and setup the cable properly during...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-25-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By Ralph III
Hello, Thanks for the reply. I do have...

Hello,
Thanks for the reply.

I do have the "INPA Ediabas NcsExpert DIS v57 SSS v32" diagnostic program with computer usb hookup. Where would I go into that program to perform a diagnostic or...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-18-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By Ralph III
Radio cutting out and SOS issue, etc. Input please....

Hello All,
Recently the radio sound on my wife's '07 530xi started cutting out for a few seconds and is apparently due to the SOS feature? The radio would lose sound for a few seconds and then...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-28-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,251
Posted By Ralph III
I don't know about a 2006 525i but I ended up...

I don't know about a 2006 525i but I ended up replacing my "electronic" water pump and t-stat on our 2007 530xi. That's what I narrowed our issue down to and then I had the dealership run a free...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-11-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 912
Posted By Ralph III
1. It shows him scrolling through the main menu...

1. It shows him scrolling through the main menu and getting to menu 19.

2. At 1:07 in the video he gets to menu 19 and immediately releases the odometer reset button. A second passes by and then...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-11-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 912
Posted By Ralph III
Hey Spoonsc1, 1) The hidden menu thermostat...

Hey Spoonsc1,

1) The hidden menu thermostat should work for you.

Did you get to menu 19 and did it prompt you to enter your VIN code? Did you then enter your code in unlocking the system? ...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-11-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 912
Posted By Ralph III
You can go into the hidden menu and pull up a...

You can go into the hidden menu and pull up a temperature gauge for the 5 series!

Key in ignition > hold in odometer reset button. When hidden menu appears release button and add up the last 5...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-11-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 912
Posted By Ralph III
Yes, you should see the coolant being pumped into...

Yes, you should see the coolant being pumped into the reservoir just as it did with your 525i.

I just experienced a similar issue with our '07 530xi and thought it was the water pump due to I...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-10-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,353
Posted By Ralph III
Did any of you guys get the T-stat replaced and...

Did any of you guys get the T-stat replaced and did that solve your issue?

Our '07 530xi heater wasn't working for my wife going into work the other day and then she started getting an overheat...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-10-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,251
Posted By Ralph III
Correct. I had the key in the "start"...

Correct.

I had the key in the "start" position and the gas petal to the floor, such as described in the bleeding technique below (start at 2:17).

UPDATE:

However, I tested the pump when...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-09-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,251
Posted By Ralph III
Thanks for all the replies! I didn't...

Thanks for all the replies!

I didn't hear any sound whatsoever when doing the key/gas petal test for the pump. In fact, tonight I got my daughter to press the gas petal while I listened and...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-08-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,251
Posted By Ralph III
Thanks for the help! I'm leaning toward the...

Thanks for the help!

I'm leaning toward the water pump as well but would appreciate some more input. I can't rule out the T-stat having an issue as well but think for sure the later is bad.
...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-08-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,251
Posted By Ralph III
Need Help . No cabin heat and car overheating???

Hello All,
We are having an issue with no cabin heat and our car overheating? Your help is appreciated. Car is a '07 530xi.

Anyhow, my wife was driving to work today (very cold outdoors) and...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 01-04-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By Ralph III
WTB: BMW #123 style Rim for '07 530xi

I'm looking for one BMW style #123 rim (7 spoke) as pictured below. This is to replace a damaged rim on our 2007 530xi. Must be an exact match of course...

Thanks,
Ralph
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-03-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By Ralph III
2007 530xi rim identification/replacement/for sale???

Hello All,
My wife damaged one of the rims on our '07 530xi (bad weather) and I wanted to know if anyone could provide specific details so I can find an exact replacement? I'm looking for...
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