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Forum: 6 Series 07-20-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By rebel.ranter
Avoid SSS unless you have the proper interface....

Avoid SSS unless you have the proper interface. Stick with NCS Expert for coding & winKFP for other updates like changing VIN in second hand modules.
Forum: 6 Series 07-08-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By rebel.ranter
Unfortunately without reading fault codes it...

Unfortunately without reading fault codes it could be anything! Faulty ignition coil, failed plug, faulty HFPF unit, lambda (oxygen) sensor gone bad, can shaft sensor, anything!
Worth investing in a...
Forum: 6 Series 07-07-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By rebel.ranter
This was a 3 part documentary made by BMW & the...

This was a 3 part documentary made by BMW & the Discovery Channel showing the path of the car going through the design, testing & production phases. Even if you're not fond of the big 6 the content...
Forum: 6 Series 06-05-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By rebel.ranter
If you have a break in the MOST fibre optic...

If you have a break in the MOST fibre optic circuit then you could get an error like that. I (temporarily) had that issue in an e92 M3 last weekend when I was installing a Dension Gateway & AVR & TV...
Forum: 6 Series 06-05-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By rebel.ranter
The blue cable you have might only be K CAN. You...

The blue cable you have might only be K CAN. You need a D CAN cable for cars with a build date after March 2007.
DIS v57 is the last available version, it went to th newwe ISTA/P system after that.
Forum: 6 Series 05-28-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,237
Posted By rebel.ranter
This app is BMW specific & it will read ALL...

This app is BMW specific & it will read ALL modules in your BMW. The other device you linked to is generic & will read many cars, however it will only read engine codes, the BMWhat app will talk to...
Forum: 6 Series 05-26-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,131
Posted By rebel.ranter
Tanks for the pics! Where there's a will there's...

Tanks for the pics! Where there's a will there's a way!
Forum: 6 Series 05-25-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,131
Posted By rebel.ranter
Great! That's why I was asking about it! It is...

Great! That's why I was asking about it! It is tricky in the 6, a bit easier in the 5.
Forum: 6 Series 05-25-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,131
Posted By rebel.ranter
Looks great. Can you post a few pics of your...

Looks great. Can you post a few pics of your iDrive controller?
Forum: 6 Series 05-23-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,237
Posted By rebel.ranter
Another option for reading BMW specific codes is...

Another option for reading BMW specific codes is the BMWhat App available in the iTunes App Store & Android store.
You will also need to buy a VLink Wifi OBD unit (~$25).
Better than any code...
Forum: 6 Series 05-22-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,237
Posted By rebel.ranter
Nope, the Check Engine light only comes on when...

Nope, the Check Engine light only comes on when there's a fault. There are a number of reasons why the Check Engine light will come on so you really need to get the associated fault codes read to...
Forum: 6 Series 05-16-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By rebel.ranter
Go for the Dension 500S BT, that does the lot.

Go for the Dension 500S BT, that does the lot.
Forum: 6 Series 05-11-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By rebel.ranter
I would love an F12/13 but actually when you...

I would love an F12/13 but actually when you think about it they have more in common with an e92/93 3 series. The e63/64 6 Series to me actually looks more distinctive, in a good way. I don't think...
Forum: 6 Series 05-04-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By rebel.ranter
With regards to a spare wheel solution you can...

With regards to a spare wheel solution you can pick up a space saver kit. There's usually ones advertised on Adverts.ie or DoneDeal.ie. Here's mine:...
Forum: 6 Series 05-04-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 522
Posted By rebel.ranter
The best iphone based diagnostics to get is iOBD2...

The best iphone based diagnostics to get is iOBD2 (free app but you need to buy their Wifi dongle, £70:

http://www.iobd2.org/iobd2-bmw/

After that then the BMWhat app at £30 is good, you need a...
Forum: 6 Series 05-03-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 492
Posted By rebel.ranter
Just for completeness here is the guide for...

Just for completeness here is the guide for registering a like-for-like replacement of the battery in DIS/GT-1:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/lrh12qooc3agezg/Registering_Battery_Using_DIS.pdf

Here...
Forum: 6 Series 05-03-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By rebel.ranter
It was a bit of a flash of inspiration. If I had...

It was a bit of a flash of inspiration. If I had not done the retrofit of the CCC in to my own car (remember I had a M-ASK non-Nav unit in my car) I would not have known how the CCC would react in a...
Forum: 6 Series 05-03-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By rebel.ranter
e63 M6 Dension Installation

Shots of the car itself, credit to the owner:
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w160/rebelranter/e63%20M6%20TV%20Retrofit/7563CEFE-0718-4A85-A2E9-ECEF25583709_zpsl7irkijr.jpg...
Forum: 6 Series 05-03-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By rebel.ranter
e63 M6 Dension Installation

Here’s some shots showing the TV in action:
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w160/rebelranter/e63%20M6%20TV%20Retrofit/2957E94F-AF8A-492A-B3C2-341F5F145156_zpsnuwr3yqe.jpg...
Forum: 6 Series 05-03-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By rebel.ranter
e63 M6 TV & Dension Installation

Today I finished of a job that I started two weeks ago. The installation of Dension gateway 500, Dension AVR & DVB-T receiver (Digital TV tuner) in a 2007 e63 M6.
This particular car is what can...
Forum: 6 Series 04-24-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,789
Posted By rebel.ranter
Here's my install: OK, I haven't updated...

Here's my install:

OK, I haven't updated this is a good while, tha doesn't mean that I haven;t spent a fortune on it since.
I installed the Dension AVR just after Christmas & that allowed me to...
Forum: 6 Series 04-21-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,304
Posted By rebel.ranter
Password is bmwcoding.com I keep meaning to...

Password is bmwcoding.com

I keep meaning to remove that password!
Forum: 6 Series 04-14-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By rebel.ranter
There's two different tyre pressure monitoring...

There's two different tyre pressure monitoring systems fitted in the e63. There's the be that relies purely on the rotational diameter of the wheel & another that has the sensors in each wheel.
...
Forum: 6 Series 04-12-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By rebel.ranter
Is yours auto or SMG? Who told you that it needs...

Is yours auto or SMG? Who told you that it needs to be drive. As manual 90% of the time? That just doesn't make sense. Whether it is driven in manual or auto mode the hydraulic pump still has to work...
Forum: 6 Series 04-11-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By rebel.ranter
What is it you're looking to find out? Why your...

What is it you're looking to find out? Why your speedo/clocks are not working?
You do know that there is a separate forum for that model 6 Series, the e24.
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