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Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 02-13-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4,114
Views: 219,172
Posted By Ralph III
I would like a link to the ISTA/d software and...

I would like a link to the ISTA/d software and any installation instruction as well. Does this work with a k can to usb cable on a 2007 530xi sedan?

PM sent.

Thanks,
Ralph
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-04-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By Ralph III
Well, because I can get software and hookups that...

Well, because I can get software and hookups that will work on Windows based platforms such as by Scantool found HERE (https://www.scantool.net/scan-tools/pc-based/).

However, if Carly which seems...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-04-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By Ralph III
Will it operate on the Windows platform? I only...

Will it operate on the Windows platform? I only have (purposefully) Windows based products (smart phones, tablets, laptops, desktop computer).

Thanks,
Ralph
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-04-2017, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By Ralph III
I don't have Apple products. Every device we...

I don't have Apple products. Every device we have is Windows based systems.

We did get the girls an Amazon Kindle over Christmas though but know little about it. Is the Kindle an Apple based...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-04-2017, 07:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By Ralph III
Which scanner tool or INPA?

Hello All,

I'm trying to decide whether I should get a scanner tool in lieu or addition to my BMW software. I have the INPA Ediabas NcsExpert DIS v57 SSS v32 software on my computer and hook it up...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-02-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By Ralph III
Thanks Kurt. The BMW dealership replaced the...

Thanks Kurt. The BMW dealership replaced the mechatronics sleeve and pan. Is there some other service on the mechatronics that should have been done? As the transmission pan was leaking I'm...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By Ralph III
BMW 530xi still missing/slipping......

Hello All,


So I had a few issues with the car recently and consequently took it to the
BMW dealership for repairs/service.

1. The starter went out so they replaced that ($1,100.00). Ok,...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-30-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,551
Posted By Ralph III
Hey Sharkhunter. I just had some of the same...

Hey Sharkhunter. I just had some of the same items repaired at my dealership and the prices you quote are essentially the same.

You can easily repair the following items yourself for a fraction...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-30-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By Ralph III
Does your instrument panel light up as normal but...

Does your instrument panel light up as normal but the car just won't turn over or even attempt to?

There is a good chance the starter has gone bad. I just replaced the starter in our 2007 530xi...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-29-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By Ralph III
Thanks. Yes, that is the xxx465 coil which seems...

Thanks. Yes, that is the xxx465 coil which seems to be compatible. I will check tomorrow.

Ralph
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-29-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By Ralph III
Thanks. I've ordered from ECS before so I will...

Thanks. I've ordered from ECS before so I will give them a call in the morning to see what they have.

Ralph
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-29-2017, 05:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By Ralph III
Sure. There is a guy on YouTube that changed out...

Sure. There is a guy on YouTube that changed out the coils on his 530xi and he used the same Bosch coils (0221504470) that I purchased. So it's the same car and same coils. He explains exactly what...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-28-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By Ralph III
Thanks for the reply but it's still not correct. ...

Thanks for the reply but it's still not correct. Realeom shows Delphi and Bosch coils but both have the center tab. I cannot actually find a pertinent image of the Delphi (12138616153) but it is...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-28-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By Ralph III
2007 Ignition Coil replacement issues?

Hello All,

Can anyone point out a specific replacement ignition coil set for a 2007 530xi (man. date 04/06). The original or existing coils have the manufacture part number 0 221 504 463.

I...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-25-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By Ralph III
You can do that entire job for only a few hundred...

You can do that entire job for only a few hundred dollars yourself. It's really one of the easier maintenance tasks you can perform of which I did last year. It's just takes a little time.

**Oil...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-24-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 898
Posted By Ralph III
I would have never considered it either but was...

I would have never considered it either but was having our car serviced so I made an inquiry whether they could repair bent rims. The BMW dealership doesn't do such repairs but the service...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-24-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 946
Posted By Ralph III
Hey Justin, I'm not a mechanic, just fyi, but...

Hey Justin,
I'm not a mechanic, just fyi, but I've maintained our 2007 530xi for 7 years now and all my other vehicles for the last 35 years.

The sound your car is making sounds like a pulley...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-24-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 898
Posted By Ralph III
Yes we have a bent rim as well from a pothole. ...

Yes we have a bent rim as well from a pothole. No real vibration issue though and there is a local company that specializes in such rim repair that our BMW dealership recommends. It's supposed to...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 175
Posted By Ralph III
TPM and Steering Sensor issues/help.....

2007 BMW 530xi sedan

Hello All,
I have a few issues and would like some input please, as I am doing some maintenance to my car.


1) I had some work done by the dealership and the tech...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By Ralph III
Thanks! You saved me about $50.00 and now I have...

Thanks! You saved me about $50.00 and now I have a new online supplier.

God Bless,
Ralph
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By Ralph III
Ignition Coil Recommendations???

Hello All,
Does anyone have an Ignition coil recommendation or just stay with BMW as sold at eEuroparts?

I was curious to know if there was a superior coil, such as the ones promoted on...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-11-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By Ralph III
Thanks for the replies. Nothing I tried,...

Thanks for the replies. Nothing I tried, including unplugging the IBS, worked so it's off to the Dealership.


UPDATE: The starter had gone bad.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-09-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By Ralph III
BMW won't start

'07 530xi


Hello All,
Wife took the girls to school and then returned home. 30 minutes
later she went to leave for work and the car wouldn't do anything?

Here is what I have.....

...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-22-2016, 09:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 226
Posted By Ralph III
bmw slipping/missing?

2007 530xi.....205,000 mi.


Hello All,

We have a couple of issues and I would appreciate some input.

1) Our DSC and AWD error lights are on and it appears to be due to steering sensor? ...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-06-2016, 05:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 746
Posted By Ralph III
Toga, with due respect you are absolutely...

Toga, with due respect you are absolutely confusing matters. The OP doesn't have and isn't eligible for map updates which has been pointed out already! That is only available on newer BMW's with...
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