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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-13-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,433
Posted By German Steel
In Durham NC Performance BMW has the parts. Just...

In Durham NC Performance BMW has the parts. Just got mine done, I kinda have mixed feelings cuz I already fixed the problem on my own. I am pissed they took so long to act on a problem known here on...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-11-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By German Steel
Prices vary greatly with your location. I tried...

Prices vary greatly with your location. I tried a Car Repair app and the prices quoted were from $1250 - 2412. (100% variance!!)

Parts $794 - 1830
Labor $456 - $582.

Also consider if the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-11-2013, 02:48 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,949
Posted By German Steel
I have sudden acceleration in my 535xi

It happens just about every time I wear my work bootsn while driving my car.

Sudden acceleration is a problem with the BMW, regarding pedal placement.

There is no practical margin between the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-08-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,046
Posted By German Steel
It seems to me that most of the problems with...

It seems to me that most of the problems with rear bulb holder electronics occurred with the right side from what I have read. I replaced the melted male/female connectors and grounded the holder...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-03-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,949
Posted By German Steel
I hate to seem simplistic, but I had the same...

I hate to seem simplistic, but I had the same problem when I wore work boots and it never happens when I wear dress shoes or tennis shoes.

Seriously consider that your foot is too big and hitting...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-28-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 958
Posted By German Steel
I just finished a roundtrip from Durham North...

I just finished a roundtrip from Durham North Carolina to Miami and I drove the each leg in my BMW 2008 535 Xi in about 11 hrs with bathroom breaks and gas.
I recommend traveling on a Sunday if...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-09-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,078
Posted By German Steel
Hi. I tried but using the Bently Publishers...

Hi. I tried but using the Bently Publishers Service Manual I could not fiqure anything out. I believe as mentioned in previous posts that you have crumbled insulation on your electrical wires in the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-06-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 783
Posted By German Steel
I had the same thing happen to me. I bought my 08...

I had the same thing happen to me. I bought my 08 535xi not knowing I had extended Warrenty Every new second hand owner should check it out with their local dealer.
I got a free spark plug change,...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,078
Posted By German Steel
Just to let the car have a say about things here,...

Just to let the car have a say about things here, what were the error code #s? I'll try to look them up for you (key word "try")
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,078
Posted By German Steel
OK if the switch is at the automatic position,...

OK if the switch is at the automatic position, and the LED on the headlamp switch is flashing, and the AHL still not functioning.

See if you can get the system scanned for faults stored related...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,078
Posted By German Steel
This might seem simple but consider if the light...

This might seem simple but consider if the light switch is in the proper position for the directional lights to function. I did not know about this until I read the manual.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,834
Posted By German Steel
Repair Pal ap lists Parts $72-$108 Labor...

Repair Pal ap lists
Parts $72-$108
Labor $151-$180

$213- $288 total

Dont get grease on the coil as you take it out or it is toast. It very sensitive to grease.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,623
Posted By German Steel
DWLINK You Da Man !!!!!! Your thread will...

DWLINK You Da Man !!!!!! Your thread will same many people thousands.:bow::bow:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-02-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,623
Posted By German Steel
Hey guys, The cheapest thing to do is to move the...

Hey guys, The cheapest thing to do is to move the electronics. It took me less than 10 minutes. There is a pictorial thread on how to do it making it super easy. But if you got to spend money on a...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-02-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,521
Posted By German Steel
I agree 100% with your good idea. The extended...

I agree 100% with your good idea. The extended warrenty is the first thing I bought after i got the car. I just hope mine is as good as yours. Better yet, I hope I never have to find out.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-02-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By German Steel
I do not think you have a problem with the...

I do not think you have a problem with the electronics.

It does sounds like the motor is working. Did the mechanic mention something maybe about rebuilding it? ie fixing the hydrallic pump...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-02-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,297
Posted By German Steel
Great reply. Thanks!! It moves us closer to...

Great reply. Thanks!! It moves us closer to pulling the trigger and gettin a JB4:thumbup:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-02-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,521
Posted By German Steel
Hmmmm Let me think about it here. If two out of...

Hmmmm Let me think about it here. If two out of six fuel injectors are bad, and now I am looking at nearly 2 grand to replace all six.

or

A friend on the forum just happens to have two of...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-02-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By German Steel
When you say that you can hear the sound, do you...

When you say that you can hear the sound, do you mean that you hear the hydralic motor running but the door does not close, or maybe you hear a click of a relay?Please clarify.:dunno:

Standing by...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-01-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,521
Posted By German Steel
So you agree there is a market for the used...

So you agree there is a market for the used injectors maybe?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-01-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,521
Posted By German Steel
The only injectors avail are the new series as...

The only injectors avail are the new series as the dealers sent back the old. If one injector goes bad, would you want to try an $80 used injector or pay for 6 of the new series injectors at greater...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-01-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,521
Posted By German Steel
People that have to pull and replace working...

People that have to pull and replace working injectors because they do not match should consider reselling the used injectors. The profit is there because of the expense of new injectors. Again get...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-28-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,451
Posted By German Steel
I tend to keep em. 1968 Ford Country Squire...

I tend to keep em.
1968 Ford Country Squire Station Wagon
1971 142E Volvo 260,000 with conversion to megasquirt, autocross prepared. Full restoration.
1983 Toyota pickup
1987 Nissan truck
1990...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-28-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By German Steel
First I noticed you drove a 535xi 08. I assume...

First I noticed you drove a 535xi 08. I assume you are talking about a Sport Wagon and the hydrallic lift motor?

I always check fuses, relays and ground wire connections and poke around with a...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-28-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,294
Posted By German Steel
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