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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-01-2013, 03:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By politby
So long...

I sold my 2005 750i after almost two years and returned to Cadillac.
The Bimmer was a comfortable car, to be sure, but somehow it could not win my heart. Maybe it was the dark and gloomy interior...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-06-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 86,745
Posted By politby
Pretty much, yes. As long as you make sure the...

Pretty much, yes. As long as you make sure the TCU you transplant is recent enough to have the full Bluetooth implementation. Try to get one manufactured later than September 2006.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-09-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By politby
Turns out the Latvia route was a bad idea. The...

Turns out the Latvia route was a bad idea. The unit arrived quickly and I installed it after giving it a good look.
It started up with the Navi02 type display and I figured it needed to be updated...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-09-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 25,517
Posted By politby
Bought a replacement nav computer as the old one...

Bought a replacement nav computer as the old one died. New one clearly labeled as a navi03 (9.x SW) but it still displays like a navi02. It accepted an update to V32. Weird.

Old unit was a navi03...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-10-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By politby
449 euros. Was the cheapest one I could find that...

449 euros. Was the cheapest one I could find that was verifiably a NAVI03.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-09-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By politby
Found a NAVI03 on eBay from someone in Latvia so...

Found a NAVI03 on eBay from someone in Latvia so I took a chance and bought it. Let's just hope it turns out to be the one in the picture.

I do have a friend who is a police officer in Riga :)
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-07-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By politby
My NAVI03 packed it in

:cry:

It started out as intermittent, the map would first not be displayed but after a few minutes it would come back.

Now it does not work at all. When entering navigation mode the message...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-18-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 34,473
Posted By politby
If it ain't Boeing, I ain't going? :) The...

If it ain't Boeing, I ain't going? :)

The wife and I flew on the 380 a few weeks ago (on SQ) when we took a weekend trip to Singapore. Pretty impressive but my favorite widebody is still the 747....
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-18-2012, 03:28 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 34,473
Posted By politby
Been away from Bimmerfest for a while, busy...

Been away from Bimmerfest for a while, busy replacing the entertainment system in the Boxster... now that fall is approaching :( top-down motoring is getting chilly so the comfort of the E65 beckons...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-18-2012, 01:59 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 86,745
Posted By politby
Welcome to the world of BMW coding. ;) As my...

Welcome to the world of BMW coding. ;)

As my car is a face lift I had it a little easier since I only needed to replace the TCU and flash the MMI, but I'll comment on the software.

I don't...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-08-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 86,745
Posted By politby
Yes, it did. :)

Yes, it did. :)
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-29-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 86,745
Posted By politby
I can't get BMW Assist or BMW Online working...

I can't get BMW Assist or BMW Online working either. Not sure if it is a coding issue or just that my car was originally sold in Germany and it only works there.

I've been a little busy with a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 07-03-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,862
Posted By politby
'02 M3 w/ 118k miles - stay away or buy?

Greetings

I am looking at a 3 owner 2002 M3 convertible, a car that spent its life in AZ (Phoenix) and southern CA before the seller moved to Sweden and took it with him.

It has the SMG2...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-21-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 86,745
Posted By politby
Is that a public beta? Where do you get it?

Is that a public beta? Where do you get it?
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-21-2012, 05:15 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 86,745
Posted By politby
None of the online/assist stuff works. Bu I...

None of the online/assist stuff works. Bu I expected that since I have not coded the entire car since the TCU was replaced.

I am not getting any error messages though.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-21-2012, 03:31 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 86,745
Posted By politby
mistake on my part. The flash had reset all the...

mistake on my part. The flash had reset all the coding to default and the BT parameters were not active.

Works great now. :)

Strangely enough I still have video in motion so that coding mod was...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-20-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 86,745
Posted By politby
iPhone 4 (not S). Will try with a 'droid phone...

iPhone 4 (not S). Will try with a 'droid phone later tonight - but I recall the iPhones were supposed to work.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-20-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 86,745
Posted By politby
Successful flash of MMI, but...

Okay, I have flashed the MMI using WinKFP and it worked great with the ham radio supply I bought for 118 euros from Germany:

http://litby.org/photos/20120620-112815.JPG
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-12-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,800
Posted By politby
If you are not completely tone deaf, you will...

If you are not completely tone deaf, you will hate the car after a few hours if you do not get the best audio system BMW offered on the X3. With the exception of the Logic7 system (HiFi DSP) BMW...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-03-2012, 01:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,793
Posted By politby
+1. I looked at a Cayenne before I got my 7...

+1.

I looked at a Cayenne before I got my 7 - starting to think maybe I would have been better off with one :)

They are really nice and reliable too. The first version is starting to look and...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-31-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,222
Posted By politby
Don't think they suit the car at all. Look like...

Don't think they suit the car at all. Look like something off a Fiat.

Now here's a set of tail lights which would have looked better on the Bentley. I have this one on order for 2014 delivery.:D
...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-31-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 758
Posted By politby
Hard to hook up stuff there when I can't get the...

Hard to hook up stuff there when I can't get the hood open because I am locked out of the car. ;)

I am pretty sure the reason the driver's door unlocked itself was that I had turned the lock using...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-30-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 86,745
Posted By politby
None in my case. I found my car powerless with a...

None in my case. I found my car powerless with a discharged battery this morning - but that is probably not related.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-30-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 758
Posted By politby
Dead car, locked out, what discharged my battery?

So I came out to the car today, grabbed the door handle... And nothing happens. Car is suffering from a complete power outage. :(

Only had the '05 750i for 6 months so I had no idea how to get...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-30-2012, 03:38 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,063
Posted By politby
The High version is on dual layer DVDs. The nav...

The High version is on dual layer DVDs. The nav drive must be running V31 or V32 in order to read dual layer discs.

And even then it is not completely reliable if the laser isn't perfectly...
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