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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2016, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By 540iman
Not to pick-on you at all, but if you were...

Not to pick-on you at all, but if you were helping a friend diagnose his car, wouldn't the very first things you asked of your friend be all about voltage when it stall and measure it as far away...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By 540iman
I would NOT try to code yourself. This is NOT...

I would NOT try to code yourself. This is NOT like any other module. If things have changed and individuals now have better coding options than before, I would stand corrected and seek absolute step...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-24-2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 219
Posted By 540iman
Giving-up on non-working RLS want intermittent wipers

I have gone as far as I want to go with my rain sensor which came pre-mounted on BMW glass to be installed on my car which also had a functioning RLS before cracking and needing to be changed. Went...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-24-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By 540iman
Let me take a wild guess.... you sent your module...

Let me take a wild guess.... you sent your module to Tennessee to the one rebuilder who has absolutely horrible feedback here? They keep changing names (why would that be) but run by "don" and used...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2016, 08:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 165
Posted By 540iman
Odd, but specific LCM issues. Can anyone lend their educated thoughts?

About a year ago, I started getting some intermittent issues that I attributed tomy LCM on my 2002 540ia. They either went away after intense tracking issues, they were not that major to not put up...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-11-2016, 06:53 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 54,515
Posted By 540iman
Am not aware of any aftermarket (for consumers)...

Am not aware of any aftermarket (for consumers) code readers or generally available software that will work to code the ABS. There may be some reports of success, but I know of NONE. Even the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-10-2016, 07:16 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 54,515
Posted By 540iman
You initialize a windshield rain sensor. You CODE...

You initialize a windshield rain sensor. You CODE an ABS although hardly worth the symantics. I agree we over-use "re-code" in general, but if you know what is occurring during the process,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-10-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 54,515
Posted By 540iman
I'm sorry, but I have commented on this ad...

I'm sorry, but I have commented on this ad nauseum and people just won't read. Others have as well and it is stated clearly in many posts. Unless your ABS module is oem to your car or was replaced by...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-21-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,753
Posted By 540iman
RDL, you seem to be closets to resolving this...

RDL, you seem to be closets to resolving this issue. It is really not disrupting the sensor that makes it work. It is just that if you turn car on with wipers in intermittent, you will get a swipe or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-21-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,753
Posted By 540iman
Exactly same behavior to the "TEE" on my E39...

Exactly same behavior to the "TEE" on my E39 after windshield replace with a used junk yard E39 mirror that already had a sensor installed on it. I did "initialize" with INPA, but that's it. Don't...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-13-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By 540iman
Surprised that no one has thrown this out, but...

Surprised that no one has thrown this out, but why are you just throwing parts at this? I will be the first to say that diagnosing issues in the ABS with a scanner leaves a lotto be desired because...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-01-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By 540iman
I doubt that "anyone" can tell you definitively...

I doubt that "anyone" can tell you definitively whether it is coincidence or not, but there are some tests that you can try. I have been up to my neck with ABS module and sensor issues, and while...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-24-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By 540iman
+1 it is coincidence, but it takes all of about a...

+1 it is coincidence, but it takes all of about a minute to disconnect the module to prove it for yourself.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-22-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 758
Posted By 540iman
Any ABS module MUST be coded except for the one...

Any ABS module MUST be coded except for the one that originally came with your car. The reason for the coding is to tell the module exactly what your car is and options. The module needs to know...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-07-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By 540iman
Any votes for the hands-down best video of the...

Any votes for the hands-down best video of the task? Also curious since the operation of the regulator is fairly simply, what exactly fails and why there seems to be no recommended repair. Just as a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-07-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By 540iman
driver's door-window regulator-time to replace?

Hello again and back on topic of changing window regulator on driver's door. Car is 2002 540. For those who have done before, how long would you estimate it should take to do the first time ever and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-28-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By 540iman
In regards to the Range Rover mirror question. ...

In regards to the Range Rover mirror question.


No. Many people ask me about it because they are exact same size and you can transfer just the mirror itself into bmw case or guts from Range rover...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-27-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By 540iman
Battery is good. Thanks for heads-up on sensor...

Battery is good. Thanks for heads-up on sensor position. I swapped my rearview mirror out for a Range Rover mirror couple year ago to get the compass display as my car does not have Nav. and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-27-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By 540iman
Tried with lights just in "on" position and same....

Tried with lights just in "on" position and same. Where is the sensor located that sense outside light conditions for this. Is in just below windshield in center of dash?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-27-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By 540iman
This is a record! I'm on seeking end of advice on dash lights!

Guys, I find myself turning to the collective knowledge of this forum rather than hauling-out my Bentleys and doing some work for myself :-( I do not recall seeing this issue on either forum before...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-25-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 498
Posted By 540iman
The current draw to stop makes sense. I believe...

The current draw to stop makes sense. I believe that when my window stopped half way up, it was binding enough that motor would not even try to raise any further. Had to run it down a little and then...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-25-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 498
Posted By 540iman
I very much appreciate all the tips and opinions....

I very much appreciate all the tips and opinions. I will replace my oem with oem and retain my motor. I still would like to know what stops motor from trying to turn when full up or full down. Does...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-23-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 498
Posted By 540iman
Motor seems to slow and stop. Then I think motor...

Motor seems to slow and stop. Then I think motor had an internal thermal breaker that trips
I waited 6 minutes and then it went right up all the way. What tells motor to stop running when window is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-23-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 498
Posted By 540iman
driver door window regulator

Well, I finally started getting bit by the BMW regulator bug as I put window down and was very lucky to get it all the way back up with several tries. What is the general consensus on replacing the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-13-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By 540iman
I agree with the general sentiments of those...

I agree with the general sentiments of those regarding Ford shop vs. BMW, but for a different reason. I think any decent Ford or GM mechanic can do a satisfactory inspection of a BMW, but what's up...
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