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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) Yesterday, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 159
Posted By chrisn7
Use a smart charger that goes into trickle...

Use a smart charger that goes into trickle charge, then you don't have to worry about how and how long...Oh and use the charge points under the bonnet/hood, not the battery directly

The iL cars...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) Yesterday, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 159
Posted By chrisn7
erm... ??

erm... ??
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) Yesterday, 06:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 87
Posted By chrisn7
This is not necessarily a climate panel issue....

This is not necessarily a climate panel issue. The buttons may flash if the command can't activate the desired item such as a motor, or module, which could be lack of connection, broken wire, failed...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) Yesterday, 06:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 159
Posted By chrisn7
When the car is asleep, the battery does drain at...

When the car is asleep, the battery does drain at a rate of around 50mA, given no electrical problems, so that it will eventually go flat if unused for long periods, whatever its condition. If you...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-12-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By chrisn7
Having dismantled 2 sets of seats, I would say...

Having dismantled 2 sets of seats, I would say its hit and miss whether the wiring will be present - its as though the seat builders simply ensured that the seat spec was met. In one set, I had the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-08-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By chrisn7
Nothing happened, but then it was at 65k miles,...

Nothing happened, but then it was at 65k miles, its about 70k now. I used the original ESSO spec now branded as Mobil
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-07-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By chrisn7
I'm surprised you had so many NOs as there is...

I'm surprised you had so many NOs as there is plenty of experience on the forums to suggest otherwise. The oil may be lifetime to BMW, but to them that's only until they don't to have them on the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-04-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By chrisn7
As long as the under seat connector blocks are...

As long as the under seat connector blocks are the same it would be simple just to change over the seats alone, and add the required wiring to the switch centre. Installing the heating elements to...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-03-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By chrisn7
I'm afraid you can't add your switches to an...

I'm afraid you can't add your switches to an existing switch centre. You will need to find a centre that has both your existing switches and the heated seat switches, preferably with the plug and...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-28-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By chrisn7
If its light enough that its not formed a...

If its light enough that its not formed a continuous layer, then I would agree with SB that a clay bar should do it
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-28-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By chrisn7
It is unlikely that opening a door will result in...

It is unlikely that opening a door will result in the battery going flat so quickly. More likely the battery was already partially drained when you opened the door. It sounds as if the car is not...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-26-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By chrisn7
-because there was of course an auxiliary heater...

-because there was of course an auxiliary heater valve used in conjunction with an auxiliary heater located behind the left front wheel....mainly Euro I think...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-22-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By chrisn7
having done this repair, I don't believe that a...

having done this repair, I don't believe that a fibreglass repair would be feasible, as this create additional material such that the trim would not fit afterwards.

I made a small steel bracket...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-21-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By chrisn7
Not stupid, we all have to learn. In M, the dash...

Not stupid, we all have to learn. In M, the dash indicator will initially show 'S'. Once on the move, press the gearstick forward to change up (and vice-versa), and see the dash display change to the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-21-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By chrisn7
Just set the heater temps to max (see the TIS)....

Just set the heater temps to max (see the TIS). This causes the heater control valves to open fully, when you can even hear the air being purged from the heater and pipes
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-20-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By chrisn7
This issue relates to the connector the...

This issue relates to the connector the thermostat, where coolant seeps from the stat to the connector and then to the DME. I have not heard of this problem in relation to the temp sensor?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-19-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By chrisn7
You have these symptoms because the heater core...

You have these symptoms because the heater core is actually 2 in 1. If you look at the firewall there are 3 hoses to the heater being 2 supply hoses from the heater control valve, with the 3rd being...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-18-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By chrisn7
Physical size will only be an issue if it can't...

Physical size will only be an issue if it can't be clamped down properly. There are at least 2 positions for the clamp so check these out.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-18-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By chrisn7
If you are going for the MkIV do make sure you...

If you are going for the MkIV do make sure you have identified the unit correctly, whatever the seller says. The MkIV has 'DVD' on the front - MkI-MkIII are all CD based. In the UK market MkIV is...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-17-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By chrisn7
BMW had a system of releasing software updates...

BMW had a system of releasing software updates for these navs that would update not just the current model but earlier ones also - but only up to a certain release. So each successive nav module, by...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-17-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By chrisn7
If its next to the cupholder, its the OBD cover...

If its next to the cupholder, its the OBD cover in the same wood trim as the cupholder. Fitted correctly, it should have a thin black plastic tether to stop it getting lost! It is, in the end just a...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-11-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By chrisn7
Well with a recent purchase you don't really know...

Well with a recent purchase you don't really know about previous useage, and stop/start driving, short journeys, poor quality oil, infrequent oil/filter changes could all have contributed to this...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-10-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By chrisn7
http://bmwfans.info/vin/decoder?vin=DN65102 ...

http://bmwfans.info/vin/decoder?vin=DN65102

M62 Engine = V8

Agreed the max fill should not be exceeded but 4mm over won't cause a problem
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-10-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By chrisn7
The warning light is on because there is either a...

The warning light is on because there is either a fault, or a component associated with the safety sytem has been disconnected whilst the battery was still connected. Its easy to get caught out - the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-05-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By chrisn7
The buzzing may not be the stereo area, but the...

The buzzing may not be the stereo area, but the climate control panel. These is a small fan behind one of the grills which draws cabin air over a temperature sensor. Some panels have a plastic...
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