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Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 04:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By rebel.ranter
The D CAN cable will also work as a K CAN cable...

The D CAN cable will also work as a K CAN cable just by running a little utility. If you plan on buying a BMW newer than 03/2007 but not an F Series then I would buy the D CAN one to get more usage...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By rebel.ranter
I'm not sure which of the kits are better to be...

I'm not sure which of the kits are better to be honest. I used the bcables one and it seemed fine.
The other option is to go for the Carly App and WiFi dongle. It is simple to use but not as many...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 02:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By rebel.ranter
Www.bcables.com Www.cable-shack.co.uk ...

Www.bcables.com

Www.cable-shack.co.uk

Do a package of both the cables and software.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 11:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By rebel.ranter
If you have folding mirrors then you can code the...

If you have folding mirrors then you can code the car to allow them to be folded by pressing and holding the lock button. You just need NCS expert software.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 01:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,327
Posted By rebel.ranter
Yes, a system similar to that will provide you...

Yes, a system similar to that will provide you the hardware and software to make the necessary change to activate the DRLs.

Please be aware that not all the diagnostic/coding kits available on...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2016, 12:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By rebel.ranter
The reset of the CCC (the iDrive radio unit) in...

The reset of the CCC (the iDrive radio unit) in your car is fine by pressing and holding the two eject buttons and the volume button simultaneously.
If that doesn't solve your issue it may be the...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 02-02-2016, 12:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By rebel.ranter
That Pathway Lighting feature has been on BMWs...

That Pathway Lighting feature has been on BMWs for a few generations, it's on all e63/e64.

There's no way to have lights stay on automatically. You have to pull the indicator stalk. Note that you...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By rebel.ranter
OK, then you can discount my theory, I...

OK, then you can discount my theory, I misunderstood. I thought it was a difficulty revving the engine.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By rebel.ranter
Hi David, just to clarify when you say it doesn't...

Hi David, just to clarify when you say it doesn't Rev at idle are you saying that the engine won't increase in idle speed when you press the gas pedal at idle?
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By rebel.ranter
No revving at idle and the skipping sounds...

No revving at idle and the skipping sounds suspiciously like a high pressure fuel pump issue.

The motor in the pump is failing. It doesn't always throw a fault code either.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2016, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By rebel.ranter
Hi, this sounds like a failing amplifier. It...

Hi, this sounds like a failing amplifier. It might be possible to get it repaired, but could prove to be the same cost to replace with a second hand unit.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-31-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By rebel.ranter
That part number you have quoted is the piece...

That part number you have quoted is the piece that is already fitted to your car.mit is part #14 in the diagram below:
...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-31-2016, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By rebel.ranter
I would go with either OEM branded BMW spark...

I would go with either OEM branded BMW spark plugs (which are NGK) from the dealer or NGK spark plugs from an auto factors.
You might be surprised at the dealer price in these plugs, here in...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-31-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By rebel.ranter
I don't think you are missing anything TBH. ...

I don't think you are missing anything TBH.

On a more interesting note, nice car! Monaco Blue! Here's the spec sheet for your car:

Vehicle information

VIN long WBAEB5C58A*******
Type...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-31-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By rebel.ranter
Definitely change the plugs. If you have...

Definitely change the plugs.

If you have time and don't want to go replacing all the coils at once you could look at ruling out the coils one by one by swapping coils from the cylinder with the...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-31-2016, 02:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By rebel.ranter
Hi, it's unlikely that there is a direct...

Hi, it's unlikely that there is a direct correlation between the spark plug service due reminder and the check engine light coming on, if a spark plug went faulty then it could trigger the check...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-31-2016, 01:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 572
Posted By rebel.ranter
We can't mention this badly designed water trap...

We can't mention this badly designed water trap enough in my opinion:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=888892

Every owner of an e63 and e64 needs to know about this faulty...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-29-2016, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By rebel.ranter
First off the floor pan for the coupe and...

First off the floor pan for the coupe and convertible would absolutely have to be different, think about it, the very had no roof! The strengthening to compensate had only one place to go, the floor....
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-29-2016, 09:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By rebel.ranter
Just to pipe in here, the software that BMW...

Just to pipe in here, the software that BMW supplies to the dealers deliberately doesn't allow them to use second hand units. It is a deliberate restriction imposed to prevent problems down the line...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2016, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By rebel.ranter
The other piece to be aware of is the car will...

The other piece to be aware of is the car will act in mysterious ways when it has a faulty battery. You can get all sorts of spurious errors and behaviour.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-26-2016, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By rebel.ranter
The brake pad wear sensors on the e63 (& other...

The brake pad wear sensors on the e63 (& other models) are two stage, not like older cars. So this means a partially used sensor cannot be reused unfortunately, this design was put in place...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-24-2016, 03:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,326
Posted By rebel.ranter
No problem, sorry to be a kill joy! If you need...

No problem, sorry to be a kill joy! If you need help coding a second hand CCC unit just post back here. The software required to do it is readily available (www.bcables.com or www.cable-shack.co.uk)...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-24-2016, 02:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,326
Posted By rebel.ranter
Aside from the physical and aestethic aspects of...

Aside from the physical and aestethic aspects of installing an aftermarket unit (it will look terrible!) you'll also have no access to adjust the climate control, vehicle settings, tire pressure...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-24-2016, 02:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,066
Posted By rebel.ranter
Sorry, I was saying that in a very round about...

Sorry, I was saying that in a very round about way. I have an M6, the rev limit is 8250rpm.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,066
Posted By rebel.ranter
The unfortunate problem is you are missing 4...

The unfortunate problem is you are missing 4 cylinders to allow the Rev counter in HUD to register correctly.
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