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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 17,410
Posted By Domer1982
Also, just to make sure I wasn't going looney, I...

Also, just to make sure I wasn't going looney, I rechecked ModuleMaster (which seemed to be the most recommended and reputable place) and they charge $300 to do the refurb:
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 17,410
Posted By Domer1982
Replaced the ABS controller, had a local repair...

Replaced the ABS controller, had a local repair shop do the reprogramming (for $50), and all is well now.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 17,410
Posted By Domer1982
I checked several of the refurb shops, including...

I checked several of the refurb shops, including ModuleMaster, and the price to refurbish - including shipping - was going to be around $350. For $458 plus the recoding charge ($100 at a local...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 17,410
Posted By Domer1982
Thanks, Bluebee. After researching the refurb...

Thanks, Bluebee. After researching the refurb prices and including shipping fees, I decided to just purchase a new one so I won't be able to report what a refurb shop finds. However, I may open it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-03-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 17,410
Posted By Domer1982
OK, I brought home a high-end HP DMM from the lab...

OK, I brought home a high-end HP DMM from the lab at work and took the measurements. The diode readings were all ~2.01V in the FB direction and "OL" in the RB direction, so all seems well there. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 17,410
Posted By Domer1982
OK, I spent a little more time looking into this...

OK, I spent a little more time looking into this and I think I understand what's happening. A standard diode will pass current in the forward bias direction, but there will be a voltage drop of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-22-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 102,709
Posted By Domer1982
> Just get a diode, any diode, and check it with...

> Just get a diode, any diode, and check it with his meter. In one direction
> he should get no conductivity. In the other direction he might get 1.3 or 1.4V
> but he can't be getting...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-22-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 17,410
Posted By Domer1982
I just got the ABS/Brake/DSC light trifecta...

I just got the ABS/Brake/DSC light trifecta problem. It started last week after driving through a deep puddle in a rain storm here in SoCal. Maybe a coincidence, but I thought it worth mentioning. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-20-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 102,709
Posted By Domer1982
Hey guys - this thread is a little old but this...

Hey guys - this thread is a little old but this problem just surfaced on my 2000 528i. All three dummy lights light up yellow but only when the engine is warm. Based on that, I'm assuming that I've...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-17-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By Domer1982
That did happen to me and I fixed that a couple...

That did happen to me and I fixed that a couple months ago. But as I said earlier, after retaping some of the harnesses and tucking them back in securely, the rattle went away.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-17-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By Domer1982
I don't have a CD slot or door - I have the...

I don't have a CD slot or door - I have the 6-disc changer in the trunk. The rattle was definitely overhead. I could hit the roof with the palm of my hand and make it rattle. (but not any more).
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-15-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By Domer1982
Edjack, Thanks for the info. I followed...

Edjack,

Thanks for the info. I followed your instructions, which worked perfectly. I wasn't able to find anything specific that was causing the rattle, but I retaped and tightened up some of the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-10-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By Domer1982
Rattle in Overhead Console

A rattle has developed somewhere inside the overhead console in my 2000 528i sedan. I've searched the forums and cannot find any threads containing instructions for how to remove that console. Does...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 24,395
Posted By Domer1982
Thanks - but does the popping sound mean that...

Thanks - but does the popping sound mean that something is already broken or a cable has been dislodged form a pulley? The popping sound only occurs when the window reaches the fully closed...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 24,395
Posted By Domer1982
I have a 2000 528i. During the warranty period,...

I have a 2000 528i. During the warranty period, the dealer had to replace the right rear window regulator THREE times. It would start making a "pop" or "snap" sound each time I closed the window. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,069
Posted By Domer1982
OK, I repaired my broken sunroof today. It took...

OK, I repaired my broken sunroof today. It took about 3 hours, but I'm sure I could do it a lot faster now that I know the process. Since I couldn't find a decent set of instructions with photos...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,069
Posted By Domer1982
I just ordered the parts from Rocky Mountain...

I just ordered the parts from Rocky Mountain European Auto Parts (www.rmeuropean.com). Here is the link to the left control rail; just change the last digit of the part number to a '6' to search for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,069
Posted By Domer1982
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,069
Posted By Domer1982
OK, I have this problem on my 2000 528i. I've...

OK, I have this problem on my 2000 528i. I've read through all the threads on this and there are several DIY instructions posted in different places, but they're all a little different. The one...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 20,381
Posted By Domer1982
I made some edits (more helpful hints) to the...

I made some edits (more helpful hints) to the repair instructions and included larger photos.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 20,381
Posted By Domer1982
Jet black, actually!

Jet black, actually!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 20,381
Posted By Domer1982
Duh - just realized I can attach the file, so...

Duh - just realized I can attach the file, so here it is in case the link to Google docs doesn't work.

[Attachment deleted and replaced with an updated version in a subsequent post]

Next job -...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 20,381
Posted By Domer1982
First, I want to thank all the people who posted...

First, I want to thank all the people who posted on this thread (and a few others on the same topic). Without your help, I would never have been able to fix the problems and probably would have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 20,381
Posted By Domer1982
OK, guess I need to check all the fuses, then. ...

OK, guess I need to check all the fuses, then. I'm pretty sue the one in the trunk is OK, so I'll have to take a look at the three in the glove compartment.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-14-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 20,381
Posted By Domer1982
I had the same problems as many of you described...

I had the same problems as many of you described above. First, the trunk light went out (but the bulb was good). Then the "Trunk Lid Open" warning starting popping up intermittently even though the...
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