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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) Yesterday, 10:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By sealbeach740
Try moving your head position & look at the Nav...

Try moving your head position & look at the Nav from different view points. If you find that the Nav's brightness is much better with (say) your head almost staring at the Nav from the center...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) Yesterday, 04:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By sealbeach740
My vote would be any ribbon you messed with when...

My vote would be any ribbon you messed with when you replaced the LCD screen.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-20-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By sealbeach740
Since (as you know) most TSF is caused by the...

Since (as you know) most TSF is caused by the battery, I'd vote to double check the tightness of your battery cable clamps. Just to be sure.
It's happened before, and it's a free fix, if that's...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-15-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By sealbeach740
I replaced the LCD screen on my 16x9 & didn't...

I replaced the LCD screen on my 16x9 & didn't have to adjust any screws to get it to work.
I have since adjusted the screws a bit to adjust the viewing angle.

My vote is the ribbon cables are not...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-10-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By sealbeach740
Wow. 3 loaded questions. 1) Depends on what 7s...

Wow. 3 loaded questions.
1) Depends on what 7s are selling for where you live.
2) If you're willing to keep up the maintenance & fix stuff that goes bad, you could drive that 7 well past the 250k...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-09-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 986
Posted By sealbeach740
Again, no worries. I didn't want to sound like...

Again, no worries.
I didn't want to sound like I was trying to talk you into doing the SB mod.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-08-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By sealbeach740
According to XOutpost, V22 is highest version a...

According to XOutpost, V22 is highest version a MKIII will update to.
http://www.xoutpost.com/articles/all-bmw/navigation/9458-bmw-navigation-system-faq.html
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-08-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 986
Posted By sealbeach740
This is where I got the idea you wanted to do the...

This is where I got the idea you wanted to do the SB mod.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-08-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 986
Posted By sealbeach740
No worries. You mentioned you liked the...

No worries.
You mentioned you liked the responsiveness of the newer gas pedal, so I just added that a Sprint Booster would kick that up a notch.

Check with JL or Roger. They have 'em & enjoy...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-08-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By sealbeach740
The update is only affecting the Nav unit (your...

The update is only affecting the Nav unit (your MKIII). Nothing else could be stopping it.

Before you purchase another MKIII or mKIV, I'd vote to try the update again, leaving the OS CD in for a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-07-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 411
Posted By sealbeach740
I don't believe the MKIV will read a DL DVD. I...

I don't believe the MKIV will read a DL DVD.
I might be able to read the 1st layer, but not the 2nd.

Also, if your Nav OS is V32, and you tried to re-load V32, they system will spit out the CD...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-07-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 986
Posted By sealbeach740
Nice job Fabian! The blue carpet looks great...

Nice job Fabian!

The blue carpet looks great in your 7.

You sure have made that 7 your 7.
Thanks for sharing the info & install DIY on the 2001 gas pedal.

If you like the responsiveness of...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-05-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By sealbeach740
Well, you just missed their monthly meet (1st...

Well, you just missed their monthly meet (1st Tuesday evening of each month).
I don't think the Society of 7s has a web presence.........

Just email Jess & ask him to add you to his emailing...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-05-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By sealbeach740
My vote (guess) would be it's one of those tiny...

My vote (guess) would be it's one of those tiny light bulbs that screw into the back of the cluster haS burned out. But, to be honest, that doesn't happen very often.

It's not very difficult to...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-05-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By sealbeach740
PJ - is it just the light that indicates which...

PJ - is it just the light that indicates which gear you're in that isn't lighting up (but the car starts & shifts OK), or is the gear selection not working at all?

Also, (not so much for this...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-05-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By sealbeach740
Just to be sure, the OS CD has to burnt at the...

Just to be sure, the OS CD has to burnt at the lowest possible speed, using a very high quality CD media (and not a RW CD).
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-04-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By sealbeach740
Guess it depends if you plan on keeping your BMW...

Guess it depends if you plan on keeping your BMW for a while or not.
I've read Prestone doesn't play well with BMW engines.
Save a couple of bucks today, pay big bucks down the road.
Your call.
...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-31-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By sealbeach740
Welcome to the boards. The Dallas Fort Worth...

Welcome to the boards.

The Dallas Fort Worth 7s (DFW7s) is the group you'd probably want to get in touch with. JL (James) is the head dude.
Maybe do a search for their website. I know they...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-27-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By sealbeach740
Sounds like it. But, you also take care of it,...

Sounds like it.
But, you also take care of it, so that will be a big help in keeping it running.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-26-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By sealbeach740
Interesting. I have always read if the 01 e38...

Interesting. I have always read if the 01 e38 originally came with the 16x9, it also got the MKIII.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-26-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 471
Posted By sealbeach740
chrisn7 - you bring up some very interesting...

chrisn7 - you bring up some very interesting points.
One of the advantages of the board is good open discussion of ideas for the benefit of all.

Besides the temp, most newer and higher...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-25-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By sealbeach740
Welcome to the boards, and congrats on your new...

Welcome to the boards, and congrats on your new e38.

Looks like it's in pretty decent shape. Nice that you got the 16x9 widescreen, and probably the MKIII Nav.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-24-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By sealbeach740
Go look up cooljess over on Bimmerforums. His...

Go look up cooljess over on Bimmerforums.
His group (Society of 7s) meets the 1st Tuesday of each month. Good group of guys & gals. They also do road trips together on occasion.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-24-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By sealbeach740
Check out your battery & alternator. Most TFS...

Check out your battery & alternator.
Most TFS messages (but not all) are caused by low batteries.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-22-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 986
Posted By sealbeach740
No problem. Glad it's working out for you. ...

No problem. Glad it's working out for you.
Now, if you decide to add a Sprint Booster, it's a 1 minute job, other than deciding where to place the button switch.

I'm looking forwards to seeing...
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