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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-08-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By rippjd
Just to rule out noise generated from a slipping...

Just to rule out noise generated from a slipping serpentine belt, you can pour water on the belt when it is squeaking.
If the pitch changes, it could be the belt or a component that is difficult to...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-03-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By rippjd
I purchased the special tooling and posted photos...

I purchased the special tooling and posted photos in the DIY section. They make it very easy to remove the handles.
Thread was started by "ebelony"


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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-03-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By rippjd
Failing solenoids should log a fault code. You...

Failing solenoids should log a fault code. You can check their resistance after you remove the mechatronics assembly.


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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-23-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By rippjd
I posted an "accessories" thread in the DIY...

I posted an "accessories" thread in the DIY section that has the part number.


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Forum: 7 Series DIY 07-03-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,265
Posted By rippjd
One area that was not clear to me was how the MMI...

One area that was not clear to me was how the MMI would handle the BMW iPod interface if you had a DVD changer (multimedia changer) with its menu enabled up front. Normally if you have any CD's...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-16-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 748
Posted By rippjd
I took apart a thigh extension motor in an E60....

I took apart a thigh extension motor in an E60. Same as above. Plastic gear broken in two.


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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-02-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By rippjd
One of the stickies has a link to all the service...

One of the stickies has a link to all the service training literature I posted. It's several hundred pages of PDF.


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Forum: 7 Series DIY 05-28-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 25,715
Posted By rippjd
Your text looks correct. Perhaps it is where you...

Your text looks correct. Perhaps it is where you placed the text within each of the 3 files?
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-26-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,734
Posted By rippjd
Stuart, I assume there is only one trigger,...

Stuart,

I assume there is only one trigger, that being the voltage applied to the reverse light?
Any thoughts on having a secondary trigger? I suppose you could put a diode in-line and have...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-25-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By rippjd
Did you take any photos by chance? ...

Did you take any photos by chance?



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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-18-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,734
Posted By rippjd
Stuart correctly points out a major short-coming...

Stuart correctly points out a major short-coming of the official BMW solution - loss of the PDC picture. I've attached the owners manual for the rear camera. Note page 15 where you are told to turn...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-09-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,734
Posted By rippjd
Stuart, You may already have this guide,...

Stuart,

You may already have this guide, but BMW's official solution is very similar in that their switchbox goes in between the RGB output of the navigation computer and your Control Display or...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-09-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 683
Posted By rippjd
Attached is the official SIB on this issue....

Attached is the official SIB on this issue. Appears to only be "standard" seats.
Forum: Mobile Electronics and Lighting 04-30-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 271
Posted By rippjd
FS: BMW CIC Navigation upgrade USB - OEM v2014

BMW On-board Navigation System upgrade
USB North America Premium, version 2014 1A for any CIC style navigation system (normally has a USB port in the glovebox)
OEM part # 65 90 2 284 200

USB...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 04-30-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 539
Posted By rippjd
Yes, BMW made such a retrofit. It's call the...

Yes, BMW made such a retrofit. It's call the Switchbox and it has at least 3 video inputs (all composite video, also known as FBAS) which were designed to support the rear view camera, front camera...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-27-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,308
Posted By rippjd
My AAP had it on special so I purchased all 7...

My AAP had it on special so I purchased all 7 quarts they had in stock, but had to stop by NAPA to pick up the quart #8 and pay $9 for that one.
I see Valvoline's spec sheet for the MST 5W-40 rates...
Forum: Mobile Electronics and Lighting 04-18-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By rippjd
FYI: if you keep at least 1.5 feet of the MOST...

FYI: if you keep at least 1.5 feet of the MOST cable and other cable, this would make retrofitting a lot easier. I purchased the full kit from BMW and that's about how long their wire harness was.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-15-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,041
Posted By rippjd
This should be posted in the DIY section or added...

This should be posted in the DIY section or added to Paper's helpful topic list.


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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-15-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By rippjd
You may also want to verify your water valves are...

You may also want to verify your water valves are fully sealing, otherwise hot coolant will enter your heater core and reduce AC performance. Hoses after the 2 valves should not be hot if you are...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-08-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By rippjd
Overriding the video signal from the DVD changer...

Overriding the video signal from the DVD changer would be easy, but overriding the sound would require reverse engineering the digital audio circuit inside your DVD changer.
An external MOST & Video...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-06-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By rippjd
Yes, it's possible. The DVD changer just outputs...

Yes, it's possible. The DVD changer just outputs a FBAS (composite video) via shielded video cable to your Video Module.


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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-06-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By rippjd
There is a separate fan and bracket above the...

There is a separate fan and bracket above the Logic7 amp if you have the DVD changer.
I believe 02s never had the fan. 03 to 05 had a small fan, then in 06 the fan size was increased. The official...
Forum: 7 Series DIY 04-02-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,384
Posted By rippjd
BMW Part Number: 83 31 0 153 163 JUMPER CABLE...

BMW Part Number: 83 31 0 153 163 JUMPER CABLE WITH SAFETY CIRCUIT

- 25mm2 cross section
- very flexible outer jacket
- fully insulted battery clamps
- overvoltage protection circuit
- not...
Forum: Southeast Regional - AR, AL, GA, FL, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, and TN 03-29-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 676
Posted By rippjd
I haven't been here personally, but they have...

I haven't been here personally, but they have good reviews:

http://www.bimmershops.com/north-carolina/bch-imports
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-09-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 577
Posted By rippjd
Does your car or the donner 760Li have rear...

Does your car or the donner 760Li have rear entertainment? If one does, but not the other, this will cause issues as the wiring schematic to send video to the front monitor is different. See WDS.

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