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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-28-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,217
Posted By GolferEngineer
Water inside rear door - New solution!

All,
I've read many posts regarding water in the rear doors and water inside the rear passenger area. Most posts mention sunroof drains and vapor barriers as the culprit and possible solutions.
...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-25-2011, 03:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,075
Posted By GolferEngineer
Been involved in telephony and data product...

Been involved in telephony and data product design for almost 38 years. Lots of buttons, lights and display work, hardware, software, firmware . . .
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-24-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,075
Posted By GolferEngineer
The frequency does not dim the LEDs, the duty...

The frequency does not dim the LEDs, the duty cycle is what controls the brightness. This is typically accomplished with a Pulse Width Modulation scheme.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-24-2011, 04:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,075
Posted By GolferEngineer
I just have to chime in with a little info on...

I just have to chime in with a little info on dimming the LEDs.
Yes, the LEDs are 100% dimmable. The ambient lighting in the interior is comprised of LEDs and their brightness is controlled/dimmed....
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-09-2011, 04:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,277
Posted By GolferEngineer
XM and Sirius use different satellites and the...

XM and Sirius use different satellites and the reception on XM is much better than Sirius.
I've had my Sirius receiver and antenna and control unit replaced within the first two years I owned my...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-30-2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,899
Posted By GolferEngineer
Zurich

Zurich
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-28-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,899
Posted By GolferEngineer
My extended warranty was a non-BMW one that...

My extended warranty was a non-BMW one that covered everything and has $0 deductible up to 6 years and 100K miles. I purchased it from the dealer almost 2 years ago, just before a 3600 mile road trip...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-28-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,899
Posted By GolferEngineer
I got the extended warranty for about $3K and...

I got the extended warranty for about $3K and I've broken even so far with 1 year and 18K miles to go.
A new headlight and shifter replacement so far.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-21-2011, 04:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,806
Posted By GolferEngineer
+1

+1
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-25-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,305
Posted By GolferEngineer
Nope, the Aux port is for audio only. I had...

Nope, the Aux port is for audio only.

I had my 6-disc CD changer replaced with the iPod interface and it does show songs, etc. on iDrive.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 20,638
Posted By GolferEngineer
Me too - I'm with Avaya. Still working to pay for...

Me too - I'm with Avaya. Still working to pay for the Bimmer, two weddings . . .
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2011, 04:07 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 20,638
Posted By GolferEngineer
59 Senior Engineer (Electronic Design)

59 Senior Engineer (Electronic Design)
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2011, 06:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,496
Posted By GolferEngineer
I have not renewed it. I have AAA that we can use...

I have not renewed it. I have AAA that we can use for all of our vehicles and Google Maps works fine for traffic, etc.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-14-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,661
Posted By GolferEngineer
I push the PDC button. However, the car software...

I push the PDC button. However, the car software still needs some time to boot, etc.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-06-2011, 05:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,948
Posted By GolferEngineer
I also avoid the malls whenever possible. One...

I also avoid the malls whenever possible.
One time when I took my family to dinner at a restaurant at a mall, I parked in the outer loop area away from all other cars.
I received a fair amount of...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-02-2011, 04:01 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 28,453
Posted By GolferEngineer
Just turned 80K and the car will be 5 years old...

Just turned 80K and the car will be 5 years old next month.
Numerous problems over the years but I'll probably buy another 5 Series in a few years!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-21-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,344
Posted By GolferEngineer
+1 I've got 78K miles and I'm on my 3rd set of...

+1
I've got 78K miles and I'm on my 3rd set of tires!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,237
Posted By GolferEngineer
+1 to both of the previous posts. It really is...

+1 to both of the previous posts.
It really is not worth the money unless you like HD commercials.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-25-2011, 04:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,586
Posted By GolferEngineer
+1 I wish I could get them disabled or better...

+1
I wish I could get them disabled or better yet, have an iDrive option to disable them.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-31-2010, 05:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,852
Posted By GolferEngineer
That's not snow

This is snow:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-15-2010, 06:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,074
Posted By GolferEngineer
I agree that there is no need to remove the...

I agree that there is no need to remove the filter.
It is actually provides more protection in that it blocks DC from an attached device and has resistors for current limiting, etc.
I had an AUX...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-07-2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 518
Posted By GolferEngineer
I installed one (an XM Sportscaster model) in my...

I installed one (an XM Sportscaster model) in my MY07 530XI via the Aux input.
The XM reception is superior to the Sirius reception BUT the Aux input level is about 15 dB (more than 4 times) lower...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-07-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,416
Posted By GolferEngineer
I have noticed this "feature" since I've owned my...

I have noticed this "feature" since I've owned my 530XI.
When the weather is nice I enjoy driving with the windows and sunroof open.
Sometimes, the A/C turns on by itself - sometimes only once...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-22-2010, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By GolferEngineer
Did you reset the tire pressure warning after you...

Did you reset the tire pressure warning after you verified that the tires are are OK?
Also, the tire dealer may have damaged a sensor.
Just a few thoughts.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-11-2010, 03:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By GolferEngineer
My rough estimates on the gain reduction in the...

My rough estimates on the gain reduction in the Aux port is about 15 db or over 4 times as low as before the software "upgrade"
change.
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