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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-11-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,020
Posted By pedro2u
This thread just saved me $400+. My passenger...

This thread just saved me $400+. My passenger side headlight burned out last year and I attempted to swap the ignitors to debug it. I could only get one of the ignitors back on so I took it to my...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-27-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 624
Posted By pedro2u
I run Blizzacks. They're great in snow

I run Blizzacks. They're great in snow
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-26-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By pedro2u
I have an 02 745i and purchased the BTUM 8000...

I have an 02 745i and purchased the BTUM 8000 module to add my phone. I have an iPhone 4S and it works fine. Does your car have this added? You made need the BTUM 9000 based on year. It installs...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-21-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,786
Posted By pedro2u
that's the part, easy fix for this annoying...

that's the part, easy fix for this annoying problem. Cheapest on ebay $21.64 with free shipping
...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-25-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,470
Posted By pedro2u
Actually, my rain sensor always worked poorly (it...

Actually, my rain sensor always worked poorly (it would slowly go faster and faster regardless of the rain). And after they replaced my windshield, it worked perfectly. To be honest, I probably...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-25-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,470
Posted By pedro2u
Safelite replaced my windshield a few years ago...

Safelite replaced my windshield a few years ago and wanted to put in the aftermarket windshield. I told them I'd read the complaints on the web about rain sensor issues with their windshields and...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-09-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By pedro2u
well not really wanting to put n the used trannie...

well not really wanting to put n the used trannie (or spending $3-7K), I've finally been rewarded for procrastinating......

I continued to drive the car with the transmission acting funky, and in...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-04-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By pedro2u
you don't say, but I assume you pushed the button...

you don't say, but I assume you pushed the button on it and then tried to pair?
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-03-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,102
Posted By pedro2u
Congrats! My 02 just hit 200K two weeks ago...

Congrats! My 02 just hit 200K two weeks ago also. And it's still the nicest drive I've ever owned (for 8 years)!

:beerchug:
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-15-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By pedro2u
I have an 02 745i, yours should be the same, and...

I have an 02 745i, yours should be the same, and the dealer charged $200 for the key and $60 to program it. They also have to order it. They told me BMW only makes/allows 10 sets of keys from the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-26-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,045
Posted By pedro2u
I installed the MTEC V3's and love them. Here's...

I installed the MTEC V3's and love them. Here's a pic after changing just the drivers side to use as a comparison to the yellow old one on the passengers side
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-30-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By pedro2u
well, after 8 years, you pretty much know your...

well, after 8 years, you pretty much know your shift patterns. So it started as weird jerky shifts from 1st to 2nd, then some eventually some long hard shifts first to second. I've done the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-30-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By pedro2u
Thanks for the quick rely, and well noted, but if...

Thanks for the quick rely, and well noted, but if I go the used route to fit it in the budget, can I drive it before recoding it?
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-30-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By pedro2u
Replacing the Transmission

Well, after some really odd shifting in lower gears, I took my 02 745i to my Indy. He's says the transmission is starting to go. Only 199,650 miles! And he said $3800 just to rebuild it. Not in...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-11-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By pedro2u
I replaced the water pump on my 02 at 180K miles.

I replaced the water pump on my 02 at 180K miles.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-11-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By pedro2u
as I recall you have to continually hold the...

as I recall you have to continually hold the button for about 30 seconds and the sunroof goes through a recalibration. Let go when it finally stops
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-23-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 973
Posted By pedro2u
I honestly saw almost no difference braking when...

I honestly saw almost no difference braking when I went ceramic. Still excellent braking. Maybe if you were on the track, but that's not why I drive this car.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-23-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 973
Posted By pedro2u
:thumbup: on the Akebono. Never wash brake dust...

:thumbup: on the Akebono. Never wash brake dust off those wheels again! And agree on unbelievably long life of the pads. I got 100K out of the back pads and the front still have plenty of meat on...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-22-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By pedro2u
Try this link. Even gives it in both German and...

Try this link. Even gives it in both German and English and no registration needed. Also gives you a pdf. Use google translate if you need to

http://www.bmwarchiv.de/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-19-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By pedro2u
I just looked up the 02 part number for the MAF...

I just looked up the 02 part number for the MAF (13627501554) and found these Bosch for only119 Euro:
...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-18-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By pedro2u
It doesn't close as easily as a normal trunk...

It doesn't close as easily as a normal trunk without a closer. You have to give it a little more pressure, at least on mine
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-12-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By pedro2u
you need to find out why the light came on first,...

you need to find out why the light came on first, there could be many reasons. You should read your manual on this if you haven't.

Start by using the iDrive and going to the Service Interval...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-11-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By pedro2u
I bought a spare key off eBay thinking I could...

I bought a spare key off eBay thinking I could take it to the dealer to get it programmed. However, the dealer said that they can't reprogram a key not issued for your car, they can only get them...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-09-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By pedro2u
I hope that's not the problem. My battery is...

I hope that's not the problem. My battery is just over 1 year old
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-08-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By pedro2u
Followed TechFreak's suggestion and aimed a...

Followed TechFreak's suggestion and aimed a flashlight into the lower right corner of the display and it immediately went to max brightness. Looks like the display does work. So what's that mean?...
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