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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By Ralph III
Ha, Ha, Ha. Yes, I do indeed have an "aux" jack...

Ha, Ha, Ha. Yes, I do indeed have an "aux" jack in the back of the console. I just completely forgot about it due to never riding in the back. I've also fallen down on my vacuuming as my wife...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By Ralph III
Thanks for the input. Txag. My car does...

Thanks for the input.


Txag. My car does have an "Aux" under Entertainment. It says to "Set----External Audio Source".

So does this mean there is a jack installed somewhere and could the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By Ralph III
Can you bluetooth music through the radio???

Hello All,
Is there any way of playing music (audio files) through the radio with a Windows smart phone via Bluetooth? We have an '07 530xi.


FYI....

1) There is a cable of some sort in...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By Ralph III
Yes, that's a good point. I know that "On-Star"...

Yes, that's a good point. I know that "On-Star" as well as other companies can disable a stolen car but I think it just prevents them from "restarting" the vehicle after it has been turned off. I...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By Ralph III
Hey Jay, Well that's a little disappointing. ...

Hey Jay,
Well that's a little disappointing.

Yes we get the chime when the lights are left on but you also get a chime when the keys are left in the ignition. So it could be she thinks it's...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By Ralph III
You're right George; being able to drive well has...

You're right George; being able to drive well has nothing to do with remembering to turn off your lights. Your comment however was simply derogatory and served absolutely no other purpose.

It's...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-11-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By Ralph III
What a moronic post! First, my wife could...

What a moronic post! First, my wife could probably drive circles around you. Second, every vehicle we've had/have turns off the lights automatically so this is something we became accustomed to. ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-10-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By Ralph III
Hey Zltful, I do have the "auto" light...

Hey Zltful,
I do have the "auto" light setting as you denote. My wife however likes to drive with her lights on all the time, having had a wreck as a teenager, so she turns it over to the manual...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-10-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By Ralph III
Auto Shutoff for parking lights and car????

Hello All,
I would appreciate help with the following questions in regards to our '07 530xi.

1) Is there any way of making the car lights turn off automatically after a period of time when the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-12-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By Ralph III
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By Ralph III
How to Remove Radiator Hose? '07 530xi...

Hello All,
I need to remove the upper radiator hose on my 2007 530xi in order to get at the alternator pulley and need some input.

The hose clamps appear to be a solid ring with no ability to...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By Ralph III
Thanks for the replies. I went ahead and took it...

Thanks for the replies. I went ahead and took it to the BMW dealership (needed brake flush anyhow) but got some conflicting information in regards to the pulley/alternator.

Even though the issue...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-10-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By Ralph III
'07 530xi Alternator Flywheel loose? Help please....

Hello All,
My fan belt came off and upon inspecting I noticed the alternator flywheel was loose. Apparently the nut within the flywheel housing backed off somehow or has broken?

Can anyone...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-26-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 488
Posted By Ralph III
Automotive Diagnostic Tool Suggestions?? Under $100.00

Hello All,
What would y'all recommend as the best for the money diagnostic tool, under $100.00? I prefer a universal type, having both a '07 BMW 530xi and a '04 Toyota 4Runner.

Also, what...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-26-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By Ralph III
Hey Josh, I'm going to post a few links for...

Hey Josh,
I'm going to post a few links for you and would suggest reading and trying those before the use of a buffer. I managed a detail business, working out of a Dealer Only Auction, for 14...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-16-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,165
Posted By Ralph III
I had to replace our Pirelli's this past summer...

I had to replace our Pirelli's this past summer and after researching (price/performance) went with a set of Uniroyal Tiger Paw GTZ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-15-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,469
Posted By Ralph III
That would be nice but the answer is "No". You...

That would be nice but the answer is "No". You have to do the following steps to reset service components.

1) Turn the car to "on" but do not start.
2) Press and hold the odometer button...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-15-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,271
Posted By Ralph III
Hey, if that happens again try using the...

Hey, if that happens again try using the emergency brakes. Those are seperate and should be cable controlled.

I point this out simply for future reference and as it could save someone. BTW, I...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-15-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,469
Posted By Ralph III
Well, I can't speak for your dealership, but some...

Well, I can't speak for your dealership, but some BMW dealership tech damaged the oil drain plug threads on our car at some point in it's history. When the warranty ran out I began servicing the car...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-14-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,015
Posted By Ralph III
Oh, you'll enjoy it for sure, especially the...

Oh, you'll enjoy it for sure, especially the handling. There really is only a couple of things that could have improved the car. 1) Most of the radio features have to be accessed through the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-14-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,469
Posted By Ralph III
That's a good deal. Our dealership charges...

That's a good deal. Our dealership charges around $120.00 for oil changes and consequently why I do it myself! The next nearest dealership (Pensacola) charges $100.00. I'd jump on $75.00 given full...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-14-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,557
Posted By Ralph III
Thanks for the input. What's the torgue with...

Thanks for the input.

What's the torgue with anti-seize? Otherwise, should I torgue a few pounds less/more when using such? BTW, I always check the gap of spark plugs for consistancy and...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-14-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,557
Posted By Ralph III
Spark Plug Gap and Torque Specs????

Hello All,
Can anyone give me the spark plug gap and torque specs for a 2007 530xi. I'm installing some Denso Irridiums(sk20hr11...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-14-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,015
Posted By Ralph III
No problem Kupid. If the car was/is well...

No problem Kupid. If the car was/is well maintained then you should have no problem getting 200k plus miles out of it. You have to do your homework though as $17,000.00 is a lot of money and as...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-12-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,684
Posted By Ralph III
Hey Karl, You made some good points but let...

Hey Karl,
You made some good points but let me clarify.

1) I always default and recommend Carnuba waxes because they are "natural" and have long been the industry standard. They typically...
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