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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 123
Posted By QSilver7
An obd ii drive cycle consist of specific...

An obd ii drive cycle consist of specific criteria...and driving the car may not complete a drive cycle depending on where or how you're driving. See drive cycle chart below.

Also, you may not...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-25-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 91
Posted By QSilver7
No problem...glad I could help. And don't feel...

No problem...glad I could help. And don't feel bad...this is the 2nd time today answering the same defrost button confusion. :)
And the reason I have a pic and section of the owners manual...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-25-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 91
Posted By QSilver7
Not enough info...we dont know which buttons...

Not enough info...we dont know which buttons you're using or how you have the IHKA panel set. So I'll go out on a limb and suggest user error in that you're using the wrong button for regular...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 311
Posted By QSilver7
Ditto...see #13 in the diagram Bluebee...

Ditto...see #13 in the diagram Bluebee provided...the spacers in question (#14) are bracketed to #13...thus that's the part it's affiliated with...not parts #7 or #17.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 123
Posted By QSilver7
With a obd ii scanner/reader or other...

With a obd ii scanner/reader or other software/hardware that you can hook up and communicate with the car's communication bus.

Or you can keep driving around town and eventually/hopefully pass...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By QSilver7
The speed/distance data makes its way to the IKE...

The speed/distance data makes its way to the IKE (instrument cluster) from the left rear wheel speed sensor (as mentioned in the 2 replies above). And you can see that it goes to the ABS unit...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By QSilver7
If you have another person that can help...

If you have another person that can help you...have them pull & hold the lever inside the car...then while they are holding the lever pulled back as far as it will go...you lift upward (slightly on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 432
Posted By QSilver7
Do so if you choose too...I follow BMW's...

Do so if you choose too...I follow BMW's recommendation from the owners manual and my needle is at 12:00 approx 1-2 miles down the road...and the HVACs cold start arrest kicks off sooner than when...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 370
Posted By QSilver7
You don't know pure winter driving joy &...

You don't know pure winter driving joy & stability until you've mounted your BMW with Michelin X-Ice xi2 (or xi3) dedicated snow/ice tires. :thumbup: (gotta throw my snow tires into the list of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 310
Posted By QSilver7
Okay...I couldn't get past 2 minutes of that...

Okay...I couldn't get past 2 minutes of that video...I was reaching for my gun to blow my brains out! :madrazz:

As mentioned above...couldn't you tell that the person in the video didn't have a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 370
Posted By QSilver7
Gotta laugh at that one...I'm guilty, too. I put...

Gotta laugh at that one...I'm guilty, too. I put a blanket over the trunk of the e38 to put a box there "temporarily"...and now there's a 24 pack of bottled water, and I just threw a "supply box"...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-24-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 16,395
Posted By QSilver7
I don't know specifically...but there's lots of...

I don't know specifically...but there's lots of discussions about bluetooth upgrade. If you go with the oe BMW BT set-up...I believe its the TCU module in the rear that you upgrade to (the one...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-24-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By QSilver7
You only need the wider 315/35/20 tires in the...

You only need the wider 315/35/20 tires in the rear if you buy a set of staggered 20" wheels (which has wider rear wheels vs the front). If you get 20" wheels that are all the same size/width...then...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By QSilver7
I have no clue what a "white con toe" is...can...

I have no clue what a "white con toe" is...can you explain in more detail? And which mirror glass are you referring to...the side mirrors or the interior rear view mirror?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-23-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By QSilver7
Regarding the buttons...is it just the black...

Regarding the buttons...is it just the black buttons with the icons that have broken off...or have you also broken the rods that stick out from the control module and the only thing left is the white...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-23-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By QSilver7
No...each (tail gate, windshield, & headlights)...

No...each (tail gate, windshield, & headlights) has it's own pump which is visible when you open the hood and look at the reservoir.

The front & rear pumps are identical and sit right next to each...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-23-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 16,395
Posted By QSilver7
Still don't want to believe? Make sure you read...

Still don't want to believe? Make sure you read the text highlighted in yellow and underlined in red. If you upgrade to a newer TCU, then you will also gain BT capability.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,688
Posted By QSilver7
A 2007 525xi is an e60 5 series...this is an e39...

A 2007 525xi is an e60 5 series...this is an e39 5 series (1997-2003 model years) forum. Hopefully you're not confusing the two completely different generation BMWs.

Your e60 has a different...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,688
Posted By QSilver7
I'm confused...when did they make an e39 with...

I'm confused...when did they make an e39 with xDrive? Or is it that you have an e60 525xi as well as an unnamed/unidentified e39 that you're asking about?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By QSilver7
Is it glued or is it just a one piece unit? I...

Is it glued or is it just a one piece unit? I mentioned this in a prior post...depending on which set-up you have...some IRIS units are a one-piece unit where the upper cassette unit is attached to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 50,074
Posted By QSilver7
:thumbup:

:thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,089
Posted By QSilver7
They were thinking German culture...which has a...

They were thinking German culture...which has a different point of view as to the need for cupholders.

I wish I still had the Rounded article from back in the 90s that interviewed high up BMW...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-22-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By QSilver7
Do you have your headlights turned on? That is a...

Do you have your headlights turned on? That is a requirement for headlamp washing...plus it is on a cylcle (I believe every 5th wash request will then wash the headlights) Check your owners manual...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By QSilver7
The purpose for the federal OBD II mandate was to...

The purpose for the federal OBD II mandate was to bring all car manufactures into the sam compliance for the cars electronic emmissions system. As mentioned above...this created the sae DTC...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By QSilver7
That is the early RF key (like edjack...

That is the early RF key (like edjack stated)...and the reinitializing instructions are the same as those with the red LED...as well as for the new style (diamond-shaped) key which also doesn't have...
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