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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-20-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,920
Posted By SantaBimmer
Diagnostic Menu -- real time voltage

In the diagnostic menu of our instrument cluster, there is a display that shows current real-time system voltage. Does anyone know the sequence to produce this? Thank you.



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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-18-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By SantaBimmer
Alright, thank you very much for the comparison! ...

Alright, thank you very much for the comparison! :thumbup:



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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-18-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By SantaBimmer
Before releasing the car, the dealer charged the...

Before releasing the car, the dealer charged the battery....... and said everything in the charging system AND battery were perfectly fine.




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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-18-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By SantaBimmer
I'm sure I could figure it out if you tell me...

I'm sure I could figure it out if you tell me how. Maybe others here would benefit from knowing how to do this as well. Mind sharing with us? Thanks.

Input from others would help me as well. I...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-17-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By SantaBimmer
sock, where are you taking the reading -- from...

sock, where are you taking the reading -- from the cig lighter?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-17-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By SantaBimmer
Jashley, would you mind directing me to the real...

Jashley, would you mind directing me to the real time voltage read? I'm fairly fluent with the iDrive.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-17-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By SantaBimmer
2006 530xiT, 11.4 VOLTS dealer says "normal"

11.38 volts at rest, after an hour drive, no key in or near the vehicle. Reading taken at charging terminals under hood.

At idle, volt meter shows 12.6 volts.

A new Exide battery was installed...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-30-2007, 09:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,837
Posted By SantaBimmer
That would mean I get a 2nd car for...

That would mean I get a 2nd car for myself.......... (repo time!)

Thanks again guys.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-30-2007, 07:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,837
Posted By SantaBimmer
Here I am..... YOU GUYS ARE GREAT!!!!!! I made...

Here I am..... YOU GUYS ARE GREAT!!!!!! I made the orig post just before leaving on vacation -- took the fam to see Mickey & Donald in Orlando. :D

Hey these LINKS you posted are the ticket. Many...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-27-2007, 08:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,837
Posted By SantaBimmer
Advice on car for my son in college ~~~

Hey fellow BM'r addicts!!!

I'm looking for a high miles (over 100,000) '99-'00 E46 for my son, and seeking some guidance from those of you with all the experience! The 323 or 328 look the most...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-25-2006, 11:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,185
Posted By SantaBimmer
The bad: It's not the best feature on the car,...

The bad: It's not the best feature on the car, and, honestly, I think BMW's CA is not as good as the equivalent feature on other brands. Mine works as it should most of the time, but I still...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-25-2006, 07:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,185
Posted By SantaBimmer
Yes, mine is repaired. There's now a tech...

Yes, mine is repaired. There's now a tech bulletin to tell dealers how to do it. Check in the other thread (search my username for started threads). Somewhere toward the end I post a name and...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-24-2006, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By SantaBimmer
http://www.bavauto.com/assets/product_images/acs/5...

http://www.bavauto.com/assets/product_images/acs/5162_63110.jpg
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-24-2006, 07:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,043
Posted By SantaBimmer
Sorry about your ticket -- that's absolutely...

Sorry about your ticket -- that's absolutely ridiculous!

Here's a funny related story...

My uncle plays tournament tennis. He drove 6 hours to a tournament, and when he arrived, his car...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-20-2006, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 988
Posted By SantaBimmer
If you go with the coupe... WRONG!! One of you...

If you go with the coupe... WRONG!! One of you will NOT share the 335 with the other. If you're a driver, the coupe is to die for. If both are drivers, you're in big trouble. In that case, best...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-20-2006, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By SantaBimmer
On a long trip I'll put a few protein bars in...

On a long trip I'll put a few protein bars in there. Keeps the chocolate coating from melting. Just remember to take them out before the heater comes on.

It's no big deal -- you can close it...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-20-2006, 04:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 988
Posted By SantaBimmer
How tall are you, and how do you plan on using...

How tall are you, and how do you plan on using the car?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-20-2006, 09:37 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,073
Posted By SantaBimmer
Where would you like to meet?

Where would you like to meet?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-20-2006, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,094
Posted By SantaBimmer
Guys (& gals!), haven't picked up my wife's 335...

Guys (& gals!), haven't picked up my wife's 335 yet, but I took a buddy over to drive one -- he's coming off an Audi lease. YOU NEED TO GO DRIVE THAT CAR!!! What a kick in the pants! So well...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-18-2006, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,358
Posted By SantaBimmer
I don't think so. DS starts in 1st.

I don't think so. DS starts in 1st.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-17-2006, 11:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,358
Posted By SantaBimmer
Correct-a-mundo! In "D" that is.

Correct-a-mundo! In "D" that is.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-17-2006, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,358
Posted By SantaBimmer
Everything's normal. Mash the accelerator and...

Everything's normal. Mash the accelerator and forget about mileage. DS is best.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-16-2006, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,094
Posted By SantaBimmer
Nah, I already butched-up the wagon, and I need...

Nah, I already butched-up the wagon, and I need it for Mammoth. BUT...... you better believe I'll be "borrowing" her 335 every chance I get!!!!!!!!!:thumbup:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-15-2006, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,094
Posted By SantaBimmer
It's for my wife's birthday (this month), so I...

It's for my wife's birthday (this month), so I can't wait for the 350hp version. For her, this car will have plenty of power. Taking her out of an E320 wagon. Our two sons are driving themselves...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-15-2006, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,094
Posted By SantaBimmer
thinking about new 335......................

Drove a 335i coupe yesterday. WOW!!! Great car. The twin turbos are something else. Zero lag, silky smooth, V8 torque.
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