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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-28-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,181
Posted By raffles999
Key fob courtesy access

Thank each of you for help with trickle charging my battery which I recently posted. Car is now running again just fine. It has revealed however that one of the KEY Fobs will no longer open or access...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-22-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By raffles999
Starting my 2007 750i

After an unexpected absence from home I returned after several weeks to find my car will no longer start. Is it a simple restart using the terminals under the hood via jumper cables or should I...
Forum: 7 Series DIY 09-09-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,192
Posted By raffles999
Thanx again Bluzplayer...most informative. Now I...

Thanx again Bluzplayer...most informative. Now I must check Autozone.
Forum: 7 Series DIY 09-08-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,192
Posted By raffles999
Thanx bluzplayer. Did you have to reprogram and...

Thanx bluzplayer. Did you have to reprogram and then register your autozone I have heard if the cranking amps aren't per original you have to reprogram the cars computer and then register the battery?
Forum: 7 Series DIY 08-27-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,192
Posted By raffles999
Battery programming and battery registering

I have been looking at less expensive ways of installing a battery in my 2007 750i than allowing my BMW dealer handle the job. I have found several alternative AGM batteries which supposedly are...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-22-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By raffles999
RU telling me that $475 is not the final...

RU telling me that $475 is not the final cost....that must be a bad joke. I am going to start looking for the hardware/software that will allow me to do the job myself. I live in the Stuart Fl area...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-21-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By raffles999
Stealership

I called my local Bimmer shop for a quote on installing a new battery, $150 labor, $325 cost of new battery....But we give a 2 year warranty on the battery sir!

So now I am seriously looking for...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-19-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By raffles999
Hate the prospect of going to my stealership, I...

Hate the prospect of going to my stealership, I am wondering whether I should try and register a new battery myself. I'm just worried that if I disconnect my battery I will lose everything on the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-17-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By raffles999
Weird goings on

Recently I have noticed that on two occasions my car doors will not open automatically even though I have the fob at hand. Once I use this fob the doors open and then work fine in the courtesy access...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-10-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By raffles999
Yup I'm sadly classified as obese, 210# and...

Yup I'm sadly classified as obese, 210# and trying to shed a few. My comments maybe reflect my being overweight and also my being in my mid 70's makes me less malleable than maybe some of you...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-10-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By raffles999
Thanx, I searched my user manual for the answer...

Thanx, I searched my user manual for the answer to no avail.....
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-10-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By raffles999
I have taken the pic, I guess shark fin was a...

I have taken the pic, I guess shark fin was a poor description more like a radio push button really. I have no idea how to pit this pic on this page. I get a message asking what is my html or...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-10-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By raffles999
Curious

Can anyone explain the little protruberance located almost central at the top of the binnacle. Its like a little shark fin sticking up and for the life of me I can't figure out why on this otherwise...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-10-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By raffles999
I love my bimmer, I am sorry if I came across as...

I love my bimmer, I am sorry if I came across as complaining, I think if any of you have driven a Lexus LS or even the recent Toyota Avalon will understand that no matter how convenient and easy you...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-09-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By raffles999
I fiddled with my driving position and have...

I fiddled with my driving position and have improved my exit ability somewhat. I did have the seat squab moved forward and this did restrict movement. By moving the seat back a tad, adjusting the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-09-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By raffles999
I am surprised that with the wealth of knowledge...

I am surprised that with the wealth of knowledge displayed here daily that "what I thought should be a simple question" has failed to raise an answer. I'm sure that this issue must have been...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-09-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By raffles999
Actually when so equipped, the seat moves back...

Actually when so equipped, the seat moves back rapidly so that by the time the door opens you are already to exit. I am about 5ft 8 and am of portly stature so a little more room would have been...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-09-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By raffles999
Dissapointed

I love my 750i although the prospect of having anything serious going wrong with it is scary, that said one area where I think BMW missed the mark is that unlike Lexus and other luxury models BMW...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-06-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By raffles999
Interference

I did a search to no avail in my effort to find out if my 2007 750i has an interference engine or not. Is it a chain or belt type timing belt and when should they be changed?
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-18-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 26,459
Posted By raffles999
Driver side mirror will not unfold, it parks...

Driver side mirror will not unfold, it parks itself just fine, my CD changer will reset to a different track after switching off the engine and leaving it in the garage for a day. Still love the 750i...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-09-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 26,459
Posted By raffles999
Drivers side rear view mirror will not move into...

Drivers side rear view mirror will not move into PARK position, it moves to the ENGAGE position just fine. My indy tells me the motor is bad and BMW wants $750 for a new one plus installation. One...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-04-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,155
Posted By raffles999
Update

Took my car to an Indy and explained the issues with the remote on one of my keys. He popped the battery then put it back in. Went out to the car and after a couple of tries didn't the damn door...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-28-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,155
Posted By raffles999
Thanx I am already into my 3rd cr2032 battery...

Thanx I am already into my 3rd cr2032 battery having been previously warned that not all batteries are the same. I am using a store bought eveready now. My car is CA, the removable key does unlock my...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-28-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,155
Posted By raffles999
Called BMW who said they can reprogram the Fob,...

Called BMW who said they can reprogram the Fob, quoted 1 hours work and $163.00. If I bought one of the coding devices often mentioned in this forum could I reprogram the fob myself?
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-28-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,155
Posted By raffles999
I should have mentioned that when I took my fob...

I should have mentioned that when I took my fob out of the dash I got a message Remote control recognized. When I remove the fob I get a message Remote control no response, if I try and push door...
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