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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-19-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 641
Posted By bschmidt25
No need to spend $150 per bulb. Amazon sells...

No need to spend $150 per bulb. Amazon sells Phillips lamps for just under $50.
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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By bschmidt25
I replaced mine with the Textars from Autohaus...

I replaced mine with the Textars from Autohaus AZ. I believe they are exactly the same as the OEM pads. They're just as dusty and they feel exactly the same. If you don't mind the dust, they're a...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-08-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By bschmidt25
Very unlikely that it's the TPMS module itself...

Very unlikely that it's the TPMS module itself (located in the spare tire well in the trunk). If you have INPA, it'll tell you which sensor(s) are bad. A competent tire shop can test and replace...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-08-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By bschmidt25
Even with a failed water pump you won't lose that...

Even with a failed water pump you won't lose that much coolant unless it boils over. Unless it was really low, you probably have a leak somewhere. Could be a bad upper or lower radiator hose. Do...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-08-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By bschmidt25
Wait until the engine is COLD (let it sit...

Wait until the engine is COLD (let it sit overnight). Open the cap on the expansion tank. You should see a red stick in there. The stick should be level with the edge of the tank. If not, add...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-08-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,656
Posted By bschmidt25
They have to replace the whole sensor. The unit...

They have to replace the whole sensor. The unit is sealed. Any competent tire place should be able to do this. If they can't, run! You can also buy the sensors from Autohaus AZ and the like and...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-07-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,656
Posted By bschmidt25
This was happening on my car too. It's most...

This was happening on my car too. It's most likely one or more of the pressure sensors in the wheels. INPA will tell you which one(s) it is. The battery life on the sensors is about 4-5 years, so...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-06-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,656
Posted By bschmidt25
16 sounds pretty nice to me right about now ;-)

16 sounds pretty nice to me right about now ;-)
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-06-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,656
Posted By bschmidt25
Yep - You'll need INPA as well, but you'll be...

Yep - You'll need INPA as well, but you'll be able to read all of the codes with that cable. Mine looks exactly like this......
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-06-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,656
Posted By bschmidt25
Keep in mind that Autozone can only read the...

Keep in mind that Autozone can only read the standard OBDII diagnostic codes. There are BMW specific codes that can be stored in the computer as well. I'm not sure if the elm reader will see those...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-06-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By bschmidt25
I know what you're saying. My E39 will blast out...

I know what you're saying. My E39 will blast out hot air when you turn on the front defroster in cool/cold weather. Only tolerable for about a minute or so, but it works well. The E60 will blow on...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-06-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,462
Posted By bschmidt25
Sorry for not following up sooner, but yes it was...

Sorry for not following up sooner, but yes it was a Pierberg pump.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-14-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,462
Posted By bschmidt25
Re: 06 530XI Water Pump Problems

+1. I got the pump from Amazon and the thermostat from Autohaus AZ. About $400 total.

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Forum: Wheels and Tires 12-01-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 219
Posted By bschmidt25
FS: 16" Style 29 (E39 OEM)

I have a set of 16" style 29s available. They are in excellent condition - straight and clean, and will include the center caps. They have snow tires mounted on them right now, but they're...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-01-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By bschmidt25
The i Drive alert is based on usage, not mileage....

The i Drive alert is based on usage, not mileage. If you drive in the city a lot, you will notice that the replacement interval is lower than a car that is driven on the highway. When you replace...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-16-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 43,314
Posted By bschmidt25
Looks like you got the last of them. Out of...

Looks like you got the last of them. Out of stock at Newegg...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-06-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,380
Posted By bschmidt25
I can only speak to what I have... I have rain...

I can only speak to what I have... I have rain sensor but no HUD and it's not an OEM windshield. Definitely Safelite. Nothing wrong with it though IMO. There is always a roundel on factory/OEM...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-31-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By bschmidt25
Any water issues in the trunk should be pretty...

Any water issues in the trunk should be pretty easy to spot. Just lift up the floorboard and take a peek at the bottom of the wheel well for the spare. Mine was spotless. If there is any dirt I'd...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-30-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By bschmidt25
I have an '07 530xi and love it. Plenty of power...

I have an '07 530xi and love it. Plenty of power and great fuel economy - one of the last naturally aspirated I6 BMWs. It hasn't given me much trouble. I did recently replace the electric water...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-30-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,327
Posted By bschmidt25
No ill effects. Just make sure you don't drain...

No ill effects. Just make sure you don't drain the battery. You have to make sure the climate control is set properly for it to start. I couldn't get mine going until I did the following... ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-30-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,327
Posted By bschmidt25
The N52 also has an electric water pump, but the...

The N52 also has an electric water pump, but the part is different than the N54. The N54 has a higher output pump. Nonetheless, the N52 is just as prone to failure. See my message above.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-30-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,327
Posted By bschmidt25
Seems like the shutdown is mainly a 535 issue -...

Seems like the shutdown is mainly a 535 issue - at least from the posts I've seen on here. I got the overheat warning few weeks ago on the freeway in the middle of a construction zone (no shoulder)...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-30-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By bschmidt25
There should be a code stored, even if the alert...

There should be a code stored, even if the alert is gone.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-14-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By bschmidt25
+1. Modules don't start up when the battery is...

+1. Modules don't start up when the battery is low, causing the random warnings you are getting. Battery is the first thing to look at.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-14-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By bschmidt25
+1. I needed to reset mine manually after...

+1. I needed to reset mine manually after replacing the pads. It won't reset if the circuit on the pad sensor is broken, but it will otherwise.

1) Turn on ignition (don't start car)
2) Hold the...
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