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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-28-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,069
Posted By bimmerfan52
Hi HF! Sorry I took so long to answer. Have...

Hi HF!
Sorry I took so long to answer. Have been busy with work.

I will focus on the 545i (that the two of us and the original poster drive). I know you mention the 30f terminal in the second...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-28-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By bimmerfan52
Yeah, I didn't do too good a job of reading. I...

Yeah, I didn't do too good a job of reading. I missed the part where he said his cap is cracked and that he estimated the loss at one-half liter. No sealing of the gasket will cure a cracked cap.
...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-27-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By bimmerfan52
I tried several kits, but none of them lasted...

I tried several kits, but none of them lasted more than 3-4 months in AZ sun. Eventually I learned that the key is to spray a durable clear coat on the lens after sanding to make it last. It looks...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-26-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By bimmerfan52
I had same problem of oil running out of oil...

I had same problem of oil running out of oil filler cap gasket last year.

Read somewhere that if you clean the gasket, then apply WD40 to the gasket it will solve the problem. I tried it and it...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-16-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By bimmerfan52
+1 Make sure if you have an AMG battery that it...

+1
Make sure if you have an AMG battery that it is thoroughly tested before taking the car back.
17V+ will definitely cook an AMG type battery in short order.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-14-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 758
Posted By bimmerfan52
Can't vouch specifically for your model year, but...

Can't vouch specifically for your model year, but the units below worked fine on my 2004 545i. Much brighter than the stock units and a nice white compared to the original yellowish factory units.
...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-13-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 758
Posted By bimmerfan52
Rumor has it that BMW engineers hold their own...

Rumor has it that BMW engineers hold their own dinner each year to award the designer of the assembly expected to provide the most skinned knuckles, greatest head scratching and foulest language by...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-12-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,069
Posted By bimmerfan52
Hey Hf, Lots here. I will chew on it a...

Hey Hf,

Lots here.
I will chew on it a little bit.

Bimmerfan52
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-12-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,156
Posted By bimmerfan52
Forgot to ask earlier do you get a steering lock...

Forgot to ask earlier do you get a steering lock light on the dash when it won't start?
Do you hear a humming noise when it won't start?

Read through this article with reference to the KL-15 not...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-11-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,156
Posted By bimmerfan52
Yeah, the steering lock is a critical clue. I...

Yeah, the steering lock is a critical clue. I have seen somewhere before a steering lock no crank issue and will try to find it again.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-11-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,156
Posted By bimmerfan52
Great. Thanks HF!

Great. Thanks HF!
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-11-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,156
Posted By bimmerfan52
Here is an in-depth review of the comfort access...

Here is an in-depth review of the comfort access system and its integration into the CAS.
Read through and see if you get any clues.

I also have heard that sometimes repeatedly moving to...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-11-2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,156
Posted By bimmerfan52
You may be on to something with the comfort...

You may be on to something with the comfort access.

Comfort access has been tied in the past to keeping the car awake and causing excessive at rest battery discharge and may be affecting the CAS....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-11-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 802
Posted By bimmerfan52
Depends upon whether they are the OE filters or...

Depends upon whether they are the OE filters or less expensive aftermarket, and what you expect out of them.

The OE filters supplied with the car were carbon impregnated and in addition to...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-05-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By bimmerfan52
Voltage looks a little low at 14.0V during...

Voltage looks a little low at 14.0V during operation, but nothing that would cause the Active steering and DSC to act up.

Unless there are significant swings in voltage after running awhile you...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-04-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,156
Posted By bimmerfan52
I forgot to remind you to check all of the fuses...

I forgot to remind you to check all of the fuses in the e-box also.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-04-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,069
Posted By bimmerfan52
Hey HF! I am still looking for something in...

Hey HF!

I am still looking for something in literature which shows in detail the checklist of the startup initialization and faults the CAS reacts to before allowing starting. I have seen the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-03-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By bimmerfan52
You might also check the system voltage first. ...

You might also check the system voltage first.

If you had only the active steering light I would suggest you just turn the wheel all the way to the right and then all the way to the left, then...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-03-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,156
Posted By bimmerfan52
How did the story end? Was it the IVM?

How did the story end? Was it the IVM?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-03-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,069
Posted By bimmerfan52
Do you still have the old relay? If so, do you...

Do you still have the old relay? If so, do you have the tools to open it up carefully and take some photos of the inside?

Not sure the contacts welded together will stay welded during handling...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-02-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By bimmerfan52
If you have opened the plastic housing over the...

If you have opened the plastic housing over the BST and examined the cable and the squib has not been deployed (connector blown apart), and the halves are pushed together well, then the fault is...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-02-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,069
Posted By bimmerfan52
We had this exact discussion back in January, and...

We had this exact discussion back in January, and for me it continues to be a mystery.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?p=8859121

The terminal 30g relay receives its power from...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-01-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By bimmerfan52
+1 A decent low profile 1.5 or 2.0 ton floor...

+1
A decent low profile 1.5 or 2.0 ton floor jack is inexpensive ($75 to $100). Keep messing around with that old jack and you could hurt yourself.

That reinforcement plate is designed to...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-01-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By bimmerfan52
When the ECU/CAS detects that the IBS has left...

When the ECU/CAS detects that the IBS has left the reservation the default voltage regulator setting for system voltage will be 14.3V or thereabouts. Some people runs for years without the IBS.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-01-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By bimmerfan52
Component of resistance that is critical is the...

Component of resistance that is critical is the squib or explosive part of the BST. Even if the two halves of the cable housing are firmly together, if the squib has gone bad or is damaged then the...
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