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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-02-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,537
Posted By flash_n
Just replaced the driver side front wheel...

Just replaced the driver side front wheel bearing. Even after reading a lot I was not really prepared.
The bolts are so tight I was working with a torch and breaker bar. Each bolt rotates with...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-06-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,595
Posted By flash_n
If you google: E65 Instrument Cluster...

If you google:
E65 Instrument Cluster Introduction filetype : pdf

You'll find a nice description of the cluster instrument.

If you're able, you could get a used cluster and replace/write the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-30-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By flash_n
Hi, if the alignment is out of whack by alot this...

Hi, if the alignment is out of whack by alot this can occur.
Scared me quite a bit, as it's sorta safety relevant and not fool proofed.

Anyways see also here...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-29-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 17,159
Posted By flash_n
The only time I experienced transmission fail...

The only time I experienced transmission fail safes was due to low ATF. There are however a host of other issues that can cause a fail safe. Query the error codes - these together with this forum are...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-28-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 17,159
Posted By flash_n
If you still have play in the propeller shaft,...

If you still have play in the propeller shaft, I'd recommend to swap the CV joint going into the differential. I had done the guibo before, but it did not eliminate all the play. Now after replacing...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-06-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By flash_n
Your alignment is off by alot. Had the same after...

Your alignment is off by alot. Had the same after swapping out some suspension parts. It's quite dangerous get it fixed soon.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-06-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 376
Posted By flash_n
Hi, you need to hook up the laptop and change...

Hi,
you need to hook up the laptop and change the coding of the tuner from US to ECE.
I had to do this when bringing mine over.

You'll need the so called standard tools including NCSExpert.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-25-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 506
Posted By flash_n
Retrofit FL heated steering wheel

Hi,
just to let you know I finally got around to installing a FL heated steering wheel in my 745Li.
:thumbup:

Ingredients
- FL heated steering wheel incl. airbag and steering wheel electronics...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-01-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,865
Posted By flash_n
Thanks for your write up. Just ordered up the...

Thanks for your write up.
Just ordered up the foam, as my side bolster is toast.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-27-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 755
Posted By flash_n
nice! If there was only a way to get the old...

nice!
If there was only a way to get the old climate control back with the new MMI (and keep the AUX of course).
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-09-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 556
Posted By flash_n
Took me 20 endless minutes. My battery was at 70%...

Took me 20 endless minutes. My battery was at 70% and went to 50%. I went with no external power source, but would do it differently now.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-09-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 556
Posted By flash_n
Lightbulb Flashing E60 control unit to work with E65!

Before you read this, be aware that if you try this, you may render your control unit useless.

Here is a short desciption of how I repaired a power drain issue, originating within the TCUM.
As...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-01-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 977
Posted By flash_n
Mgucci if you have a windoze laptop, get the obd...

Mgucci if you have a windoze laptop, get the obd cable for 40$ from eBay and install the BMW standard tools, that you can Google. With that you'll be able to run inpa and read out all the codes. I...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-01-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 977
Posted By flash_n
I'm with switz on the transmission problem. If...

I'm with switz on the transmission problem. If your steering wheel got soaked, you may be getting alot of errors due to the steering angle sensor. The error codes would show this.

Sent from...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-30-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,143
Posted By flash_n
Could be a blown fuse. F79 is for the TCU,...

Could be a blown fuse. F79 is for the TCU, compensator and SVS. It would cause these symptoms. SOS malfunction and MOST interrupt.

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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-29-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,422
Posted By flash_n
Had a similar issue after replacing my...

Had a similar issue after replacing my alternator.
The connector did not make proper contact in my case.
I unplugged the connector and used a sharp needle like tool to slightly (!!) bend the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-29-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 977
Posted By flash_n
Hi there, could you please be more specific...

Hi there,

could you please be more specific on how the errors started?
Also could you please list the errors you're seeing, e.g. dynamic drive, active body control, transmission emergency with...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-07-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 49,100
Posted By flash_n
I'm guessing the question was if you could set...

I'm guessing the question was if you could set the DME such that it does not show the error, although it remains. Essentially the P0491 is not that bad, if you don't have to pass an OBD test.

On...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-28-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,145
Posted By flash_n
I agree, there is much discussion on the forum...

I agree, there is much discussion on the forum already.
The new AGA tool video is actually quite interesting.
Looking at where the SAS ports discharge I'm concerned with hydrolocking the engine as...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-28-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,939
Posted By flash_n
After changing out the tie-rods and ball joints I...

After changing out the tie-rods and ball joints I had the steering lock up on me.
This is due to misalignment and visually it is not obvious. My values were out of tolerance, but I would not have...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-14-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,527
Posted By flash_n
U need to reset/train the rain Sensor in INPA ...

U need to reset/train the rain Sensor in INPA

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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-06-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,527
Posted By flash_n
Just to add another story. Bad my glass replaced...

Just to add another story. Bad my glass replaced at Safelite in CT. After a nice chat with the mechanic, he told me aftermarket was 'not' available for my config. and we would go OEM. Safelite...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-19-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By flash_n
Yes. The code came back. I'm ignoring it for the...

Yes. The code came back. I'm ignoring it for the time being.

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Forum: 7 Series DIY 06-19-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 31,656
Posted By flash_n
Glad it helped :-) Sent from BimmerApp...

Glad it helped :-)

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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-09-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 588
Posted By flash_n
Lightbulb E-Box Fan - Alternative

Hello,

I finished my e-box fan replacement today following the steps detailed in Keifs DIY.
Keifs DIY thread (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=499269)

The original part is a...
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