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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-30-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By toga94m
See if they'll let you go through a carwash...

See if they'll let you go through a carwash during the test drive. Touchless might be a better test due to the higher water pressures on the sunroof. Before the wash, open the back end - on the right...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-05-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 570
Posted By toga94m
My E61 also charges pretty high - I see a max of...

My E61 also charges pretty high - I see a max of 15.1V. During starting it drops below 10V (when it's below freezing outside) but always starts. I'm planning on replacing the battery, but it hasn't...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By toga94m
So it started when you tried to miss some road...

So it started when you tried to miss some road junk, and stopped after a few minutes? Wonder if you hit something that got stuck under the car or near a wheel (front passenger side?), and then it...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,520
Posted By toga94m
During the summer (when the Miata is out of...

During the summer (when the Miata is out of winter storage) the E61 is The Ultimate Driveway Machine. My neighbor mocked me for buying it and leaving it parked most all summer, except when I'm...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-23-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By toga94m
Lots of info here....

Lots of info here. http://www.turnermotorsport.com/t-wheel-spacers.aspx My E61 came with spacers (don't know what size) from Turner when I bought the car used. I assume there are longer studs on my...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-21-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By toga94m
Soooooooo, the brake lights on the liftgate don't...

Soooooooo, the brake lights on the liftgate don't work, but the rest do? Any problems with defogger, center brake light, glass not opening, wiper not working, backup lights, parking lights, license...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-13-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By toga94m
If you've got a sedan (not a wagon like me) look...

If you've got a sedan (not a wagon like me) look for the DIY on electronics relocation, and move those things out of the spare tire area! It won't fix the water coming in, but it'll save you bucks...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-08-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,762
Posted By toga94m
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=e60+secret+menu :D

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=e60+secret+menu

:D
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-08-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,762
Posted By toga94m
Well, it's not really a temperature gauge. It's...

Well, it's not really a temperature gauge. It's an indication of the movable rev limiter, which goes up as the engine warms up. For a real temperature gauge, get a $12 ELM327 bluetooth OBDII adapter...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-07-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By toga94m
Been there done that. Here's the threads to...

Been there done that. Here's the threads to read... Glad you learned about it before the spare tire area flooded. First step is the water you found, then it spills over and onto the battery. When...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-31-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 166
Posted By toga94m
Fortunately your issue sounds mechanical and not...

Fortunately your issue sounds mechanical and not electrical. Either way, there's a lot of rear-hatch info on this other forum/thread -...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-28-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By toga94m
Sounds like you might be seeing the beginnings of...

Sounds like you might be seeing the beginnings of the hinged wiring breaking down. There's another 5-series forum that has a lot more UK folks in it, and because there are more Tourings over there,...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 658
Posted By toga94m
I got my wife's hand-me-down DroidX when she...

I got my wife's hand-me-down DroidX when she upgraded. Deactivated Android phone in airplane mode + bluetooth, add in the ELM327 bluetooth adapter for $12 on ebay, and Torque (free or $5) and you're...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-11-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By toga94m
Looks like it's time to drag up this thread from...

Looks like it's time to drag up this thread from 2009 again...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=5833922&postcount=7

post #7 has a link to a BMW tech note describing how to run...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-11-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 782
Views: 38,239
Posted By toga94m
Upper video - from 3:44, on the left side of the...

Upper video - from 3:44, on the left side of the screen above all the green blocks, it briefly says "Vanos Test" in cyan before moving on to PHASE B so I'm guessing it's running. If the oil pressure...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-10-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 475
Posted By toga94m
Guess all the good manuals are in NH. I drove 3...

Guess all the good manuals are in NH. I drove 3 hours from NY to NH to get mine... :thumbup: Found it on Craigslist after striking out on the regular commercial sites.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-10-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By toga94m
It's been cold here in NY too, but only -15F a...

It's been cold here in NY too, but only -15F a few nights - not like you've had. I started playing a little more with INPA and my USB/OBDII cable last week, and found I had a few stored codes, but no...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-02-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,101
Posted By toga94m
Wicked rare (at least when I was hunting one...

Wicked rare (at least when I was hunting one down) but they're out there. Tougher for me because I was looking for a 530, not 535, due to a medical condition (heavy right foot).
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-02-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By toga94m
Everything you need to know...... ...

Everything you need to know......
http://www.bmwcoding.com/
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-01-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By toga94m
I replaced mine with nylon hardware, after...

I replaced mine with nylon hardware, after removing the previous owners' plate with some violence. The stainless screw (measures about 5x12mm) was fine, but the captive square nut had rusted, and the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-06-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By toga94m
My defroster hasn't worked since I got the car...

My defroster hasn't worked since I got the car used 2 years ago. I chased wiring a little this past summer, and think it's the brown ground return wire at the end of the loop, broken in the hinge...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-05-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By toga94m
Start in the Beginners Lounge here -...

Start in the Beginners Lounge here - http://www.bmwcoding.com/ lots of good info there. And google will find you the software, probably from a site in Russia or Denmark.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-04-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,152
Posted By toga94m
Link to DIY? My sunroof is stuck with an...

Link to DIY? My sunroof is stuck with an anti-trap error, but I used the z-shaped hex wrench to get it closed so I'm dry inside. Running the initialization routine doesn't help (won't run more than...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-02-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 631
Posted By toga94m
And as someone with an '06 in an area with new...

And as someone with an '06 in an area with new road construction, I'm looking at the tradeoff of new NAV DVD or stick-on GPS (with lifetime free updates) for about the same money. Or I could get...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-01-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,762
Posted By toga94m
The north is getting into winter temperatures, so...

The north is getting into winter temperatures, so this issue is probably going to start popping up again in here. Coincidentally, I was looking thru the BMW WDS tech info tonight, and found this...
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