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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) Yesterday, 10:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 80
Posted By sealbeach740
No offense, but the reason you were able to...

No offense, but the reason you were able to purchase your car "for very little" is probably due to the deferred maintenance. At 120k miles, almost any car will need/require a lot of things to be...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-22-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By sealbeach740
Ha! Don't you love someone who starts a thread...

Ha! Don't you love someone who starts a thread to post a question & never replies?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-19-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By sealbeach740
Without being there to take a look, my guess is...

Without being there to take a look, my guess is the Nav in the trunk is bad.
You could always pull the negative battery cable for a couple of minutes (soft reset) & see if that helps or not. You do...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-19-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 461
Posted By sealbeach740
Sounds like it could be the electronic ignition...

Sounds like it could be the electronic ignition switch, a common problem with our cars.
If you try the key on & off say, 10 to 15 times, does it ever start up or does it even crank?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-19-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By sealbeach740
Are you seeing all the satellites in the top...

Are you seeing all the satellites in the top right corner of the map screen?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-17-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By sealbeach740
Welcome to the boards. That's a very tough...

Welcome to the boards.

That's a very tough question to answer without more details.
Where do you live?
Are you living with your parents?
What amounts of coverage to you want/need?
Do you have...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-10-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 280
Posted By sealbeach740
Yikes! Really? $100 for a piece of black...

Yikes! Really? $100 for a piece of black plastic? Even for BMW, that's pretty sad. I don't blame truckemup97 at all for not getting one at that price!
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-10-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 280
Posted By sealbeach740
realoem.com says it's around $47. Check with...

realoem.com says it's around $47.
Check with your local dealer - got mine a long time ago, but it was wayyyyy under $100.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-07-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By sealbeach740
No problem, welcome to the boards! Thanks for...

No problem, welcome to the boards!
Thanks for the compliment on my car. Appreciate it.

BTW, if you want the steps on removing your nav & putting in a MKIV, here's a link that will help:...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-06-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By sealbeach740
I'm not mayor chuck, but yes, you definately can...

I'm not mayor chuck, but yes, you definately can upgrade to a MKIV from either the MKII or MKIII (which ever Nav your car has).

If it's a MKII that your 7 has, you'll need to grab the slender...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-06-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,366
Posted By sealbeach740
mytmoe - you do realize you replied to an almost...

mytmoe - you do realize you replied to an almost 5 year old post?

You might think about starting your own thread to list the parts you need......
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-04-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By sealbeach740
Thanks! Learn something new about our cars...

Thanks! Learn something new about our cars every day.
I only replaced my 4x3 with a 16x9 once, so if I ever get the chance to do it again, I'll try it the way you suggested.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-03-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 203
Posted By sealbeach740
I've got no suggestions, as I've never tried to...

I've got no suggestions, as I've never tried to remove any of the cluster's needles.

But, I will say (hope it's not too late) that unless you're highly skilled, you shouldn't remove any of the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-03-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By sealbeach740
If you're just swapping the Nav unit, I just wait...

If you're just swapping the Nav unit, I just wait for the red LED to go out.
If you're doing both the Nav swap & the 4x3 for the 16x9, you might as well as you'll probably have to pull the negative...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-03-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By sealbeach740
+1 This is very good advice.

+1 This is very good advice.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-03-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 789
Posted By sealbeach740
That's a LOT of work put into a "summer...

That's a LOT of work put into a "summer beater"!!
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-02-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By sealbeach740
Yeah, they tend to work better when they're not...

Yeah, they tend to work better when they're not frozen!!

:rofl:
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-02-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By sealbeach740
Yep, very plug & play. To update from a MKII to...

Yep, very plug & play.
To update from a MKII to a MKIII or MKIV, you'll need to grab the slender, black coax cable from the (not needed now) trimble (GPS) & plug it into the back of the MKIII or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-01-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,967
Posted By sealbeach740
I purchased PASoft V1.4 via ebay. You can use...

I purchased PASoft V1.4 via ebay. You can use it to auto up windows, & probably to shut off the windows down if you hold the unlock button on the key remote (but, I've never actually tried to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-01-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,967
Posted By sealbeach740
Did you happen to look at the post directly above...

Did you happen to look at the post directly above yours (#91)? :rofl:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-28-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,967
Posted By sealbeach740
Technically, if you press the snowflake button to...

Technically, if you press the snowflake button to turn off the A/C, when you start your car later (like hours later) the A/C will still be off.

However, the fan will come back on at the lowest...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,967
Posted By sealbeach740
This is the main thing that I don't like on my...

This is the main thing that I don't like on my e39.

computiNATEor, are you saying if you leave your A/C & the fan turned off at the end of the day that the next day when you start your car the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-25-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By sealbeach740
If your radio does shut off after a minute or...

If your radio does shut off after a minute or two, then if you can turn the radio off (the on/off button on the left side of the Nav) & then back on, and the radio comes back on again for the minute...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-24-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By sealbeach740
He listed the ebay auction below the youtube...

He listed the ebay auction below the youtube video in his original post - bimmer_hillstore
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-23-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By sealbeach740
Does your radio come on, but only for a minute or...

Does your radio come on, but only for a minute or two & then shut down?
Can you power off the radio, then power it back on, only to have it shut down again in a minute or two? <-- this cycle can be...
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