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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-06-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,022
Posted By Brian D
FUll size vs donut size

I noticed on my '08 528i that the spare tire is a donut. This is really a no-go for me. Not that I don't want a spare, it is just, well, stupid looking on a really nice car to have a donut. Anyway,...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-02-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1,397
Views: 628,460
Posted By Brian D
Thank you. Will give that a try. I found the...

Thank you. Will give that a try. I found the Bluetooth device under the spare tire but could not find the passkey code. I don't know what to look for. hehe.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-02-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 1,397
Views: 628,460
Posted By Brian D
My LG Fathom seems to pickup the Bluetooth signal...

My LG Fathom seems to pickup the Bluetooth signal from the car, but it is asking for a PIN or password. I do not have any documentation with the car so I do not know what the password or PIN are. Is...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-01-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 905
Posted By Brian D
Thanks Jahley73, for the info and the...

Thanks Jahley73, for the info and the compliments. Yeah, now that I home, photoshop to the rescue on the license plate. :)
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-28-2011, 11:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 905
Posted By Brian D
Hint, Tips, or Hidden Options

Is there a list of hint, tips, or hidden iDrive options available? Special access codes or other things? I remember on my E39 I was able to access menus and options that were normally not available...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-28-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 28,122
Posted By Brian D
Well, I don't know how she did it, but my wife...

Well, I don't know how she did it, but my wife talked the dealership down from $631.50 for the battery and registration, to $381. Damn she is good. Must be the end of the year crunch when dealerships...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-26-2011, 11:55 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 28,122
Posted By Brian D
This is a timely thread for me. I am in...

This is a timely thread for me. I am in Afghanistan and my wife just reported the clock doing strange things. This is on my '08 528i. So she took it to BWM of Vista and they want $631.50 for a new...
Forum: General BMW 09-09-2010, 04:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,313
Posted By Brian D
Thanks guys. The GPS thing has changed now. Now...

Thanks guys. The GPS thing has changed now. Now bean bag allowed and the device must be stuck in a 5x5 are on the lower left side of the driver or 7x7 on the passenger side windshield. Or something...
Forum: General BMW 09-08-2010, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,313
Posted By Brian D
SoCal (SD to LA) issues with tint windows?

Hi guys,

(I posted this on the 5-series board but didn't get a response. Hoping the General populace can help - Thanks)

Been a long time since I've been here. Do have a question and I read some...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-07-2010, 04:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 376
Posted By Brian D
SoCal (SD to LA) issues with tint windows?

Hi guys,

Been a long time since I've been here. Do have a question and I read some previous threads on tinting.

Has anyone in the SoCal area, being San Diego to LA, ever had any issues with Law...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-19-2008, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 886
Posted By Brian D
Update. I tried that and it wasn't the problem....

Update. I tried that and it wasn't the problem. Now my left side speakers are going in-n-out. So I do have a loose connection somewhere. Thanks
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-18-2008, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 886
Posted By Brian D
Popping noise from my speakers

I have noticed an increase in popping noises from my speakers. I hear it not coming from one location so I assuming that there is a loose speaker connection but not sure where.

Can anyone tell me...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-03-2008, 03:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,996
Posted By Brian D
Thanks guys. I am assuming (I know...) that the...

Thanks guys. I am assuming (I know...) that the windshield I have is aftermarket. What I didn't know is about initialization of the rain sensor via the diag computer. Hmmm... it could very well be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-03-2008, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,996
Posted By Brian D
M.Wong, yes I did. As a good consumer, I like to...

M.Wong, yes I did. As a good consumer, I like to shop around.

However, if one looks into that site a little more, one will find this lens...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-03-2008, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,996
Posted By Brian D
Update: It is raining pretty good today. So...

Update:

It is raining pretty good today. So I decided to give my cleaned off rain sensor a test drive. NOPE! Still not working. What really sucks is I don't know what is not working here. Some...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2008, 11:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,996
Posted By Brian D
Here is the unit after removing. Interesting how...

Here is the unit after removing. Interesting how tape was used on the lens and not glued to the windshield. I cleaned off the tape and applied double sided tape, but it will not stick to the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2008, 01:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,996
Posted By Brian D
Well, I got the housing off and found the part...

Well, I got the housing off and found the part dis-attached from the windshield. I disconnected the part and here are the numbers (looks like an older part):

BMW B 00606123
RLS 6 923 954

MCV...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2008, 11:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,996
Posted By Brian D
Thanks, M.Wong. That's what I was looking for....

Thanks, M.Wong. That's what I was looking for. Now I can start this weekend and see what's up.

Yes, it does look like something is blocking the sensor. Hope that is all that is needed, to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2008, 07:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,996
Posted By Brian D
I haven't had a chance to even look at the...

I haven't had a chance to even look at the sensor, barbars528i. I should be able to check on it this weekend.

Thanks propellerhead.

Here is an image of my sensor taken from outside. It looks...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-30-2008, 07:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,996
Posted By Brian D
Thanks Barbars528i. Is that a "personal" friend? ...

Thanks Barbars528i. Is that a "personal" friend?

Sosoomi, I have that manual. Thanks. It doesn't show how to dismantle the mirror housing.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-30-2008, 06:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,996
Posted By Brian D
I'll ask it a different way...

Since my last question was totally ignored, I'll ask the same question but in a different way.

I am almost positive that my rain sensor is not working. I think it is possibly detached from the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-28-2008, 07:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 507
Posted By Brian D
Issues with my wipers

Just so you know, I did a search and read most of the archived threads on wipers and rain sensors. The archived threads helped, but I still have a few questions.

I have a 2002 530i. Mileage is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-23-2007, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 934
Posted By Brian D
OK... I have tried and tried to no avail. It...

OK... I have tried and tried to no avail. It would appear that I am not at the minimum level yet. I have two green bars left on my '02 E39. When I do the procedures, it reads RESET SIA 983 1(this...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-12-2007, 08:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,599
Posted By Brian D
Thanks guys. Before I start calling all around...

Thanks guys. Before I start calling all around SoCal looking for the cheapest prices, has anyone around here ever order a new key and how much was the cost?

Thanks
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-11-2007, 10:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,599
Posted By Brian D
Back to the key question (instead of starting a...

Back to the key question (instead of starting a new thread)...

I went sailing today and my keys went overboard. All I have is my valet key, nothing else. Someone mentioned any dealer can cut a new...
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