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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-09-2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By bluzplayer
Well, the more I look at this project of...

Well, the more I look at this project of replacing the plugs/coils and removing the manifold I am thinking I may take the car to the local indy if he thinks he can do it. BMW Macon GA wants north of...
Forum: 7 Series DIY 12-21-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 67,086
Posted By bluzplayer
Software

I have a laptop running Windows 10, and this laptop was the one I coded my car with. But Windows 10 throws a message that the driver is not compatible. Tried to open it with Admin and compatible...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-21-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By bluzplayer
Thanks!

Magnus and Rick, thanks for the posts. I am pretty sure I can do the coils and plugs having built cars all my life. Your finesse on the stock plugs makes sense. The 760li already has all the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-20-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By bluzplayer
Errors finally!

AutoZone found that the #5 cylinder was misfiring.

Knowing that, I am somewhat relived. It could be an ignition plug or an injector.

Is it possible to DYI the plugs, I am a decent wrench...? ...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-20-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By bluzplayer
No errors

I have the ScanTool.Net tools and their software connected to the car but it reported no errors.

Clearly I did something wrong. The connection for the ODB was ok, and I used the scantool...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-19-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By bluzplayer
I am trying to get the codes, but when Windows...

I am trying to get the codes, but when Windows 10 took over my laptop cant find the driver for the BMW tools.

Cant find a legitimate download for the tools.

Any way to get them out of the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-19-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By bluzplayer
760li misfiring

My car started misfiring yesterday. The day before, I replaced the battery. I doubt the new battery caused it because it has been known to idle rough in the morning, and it feels like just one jug...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-03-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,213
Posted By bluzplayer
My 2007 760Li mirror must be defective. I've...

My 2007 760Li mirror must be defective. I've tried to exhaustion to program the Homelink buttons, but they are 'dead'. My local BMW dealer wants $1200.00 for a new mirror after a 2-hour analysis. ...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-24-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,017
Posted By bluzplayer
Broken Garage buttons...

My 760 (2007) garage door opener buttons on the mirror don't respond when I try to get the LED to flash. I have not used them in a long time, but it seems really random that such a simple thing...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-20-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 35,731
Posted By bluzplayer
I have used Wal Mart, AutoZone and Sears...

I have used Wal Mart, AutoZone and Sears batteries over the years. . There is no intelligence in the battery. . You only register it to have the system restart the default charging profile built...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-06-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 282
Posted By bluzplayer
Keeping the car from sleeping during diagnosis

I had my 2007 760Li in at Macon BMW in Georgia to find a current leak, and the tech was having trouble keeping the car awake long enough for the diagnosis, which can be lengthy.

The tech called me...
Forum: 7 Series DIY 09-10-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,882
Posted By bluzplayer
I wanted to unlock so I could display my battery...

I wanted to unlock so I could display my battery voltage in the Combi, but I was not able to find the code (i.e. 11, or 19). Also, the instructions above mention adding the last 5 digits of the...
Forum: 7 Series DIY 09-09-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,694
Posted By bluzplayer
I doubt the CCA matters because the battery will...

I doubt the CCA matters because the battery will still be charged as a 12V, meaning the current in amps to charge it will be different but still charged at 14-15.5 volts and the larger the CCA the...
Forum: 7 Series DIY 09-08-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,694
Posted By bluzplayer
Got mine at AutoZone, works like a champ. Get...

Got mine at AutoZone, works like a champ. Get INPA software and a cable and you can register it yourself in 15 seconds.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-15-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,766
Posted By bluzplayer
I've been reading posts for several hours now on...

I've been reading posts for several hours now on battery drain causes, and what strikes me is that BMW makes a car that fails in so many ways, that's it's amazing to see one of them driving down the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-28-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,430
Posted By bluzplayer
The 760Li includes an irresistible throttle. But...

The 760Li includes an irresistible throttle. But I have not had a ticket in it yet.

No, Tall Order, I didn't get a ticket on the bike either. In fact, the officer asked about the bike, how...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-28-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,430
Posted By bluzplayer
I was stopped by Georgia State Trooper on a Honda...

I was stopped by Georgia State Trooper on a Honda Goldwing 1800, and was very far into the triple digits. Long straight empty road with no traffic and no bushes for deer to hide in...irresistible. ...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 08-28-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 33,350
Posted By bluzplayer
I would never buy a Caddy. American cars are in...

I would never buy a Caddy. American cars are in a perpetual race to see who can make the biggest front grille and badge. Caddy does really well with that, but watch it, the GM trucks are gaining...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,574
Posted By bluzplayer
Anyone having these kind of problems would...

Anyone having these kind of problems would benefit from a clamp-on ammeter. Normally, clamp-ons can't read DC current, but the ones with a Hall Effect sensor can do it, and do it very accurately. I...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-14-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 21,558
Posted By bluzplayer
I have a 1-Ampere drain on my battery (using a...

I have a 1-Ampere drain on my battery (using a clamp-on hall-effect sensor meter) after the one-hour sleep time. Seems to have the usual fall-asleep activities till about 30 minutes, then it...
Forum: 7 Series DIY 08-13-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,001
Posted By bluzplayer
EDIT: I finally found and read how to set...

EDIT:

I finally found and read how to set up not only ediabias.ini but obd.ini as well, and now I can code my car. I registered the new battery and got the 'OK' at the end of the job.

For my...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-12-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By bluzplayer
Rookie, Thanks, that's what was missing. I...

Rookie,

Thanks, that's what was missing. I actually dropped a fuse that disappeared into oblivion this morning, and I don't know what location and value it was, now I can put a new one in the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-12-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By bluzplayer
USED CPO, missing a couple things.

Have a used CPO 2007 760Li, but only got one fob with it, and no fuse card for the glove box fuse assignments.

Questions obviously:

1. Is it possible to get new fobs and programming for my...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-12-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 21,558
Posted By bluzplayer
I am going through this drain issue at the...

I am going through this drain issue at the moment. My 2007 760Li OEM battery died, and I have replaced it with an aftermarket unit from Advanced Auto Parts. I followed the current using an AWESOME...
Forum: 7 Series DIY 08-10-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,001
Posted By bluzplayer
Diagnostics, coding and programming, oh MY!

I'm in week 2 of trying to figure out how to reset my battery. Not that I can't take it to my Indy for a few bucks and get it done, I want to be able to diagnose, fix codes, and some programming on...
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