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Old 11-09-2012, 08:24 AM
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My car did the same thing ended up being sbsr module for shutting off fuel pump.
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:49 AM
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That's no good. Run inpa again and clear all codes. If still doesn't work try unplugging battery for a little while then reset codes again. You can also go into the engine section of inpa and check the readouts of the engine computers
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:45 PM
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My car did the same thing ended up being sbsr module for shutting off fuel pump.
Had you been reading the modules with INPA or Dashsoft right before it stopped starting?
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:46 PM
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That's no good. Run inpa again and clear all codes. If still doesn't work try unplugging battery for a little while then reset codes again. You can also go into the engine section of inpa and check the readouts of the engine computers
I will try unplugging battery. Can I reset codes in INPA without starting the car?
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:53 PM
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I had my car running great after installing a new alternator, water pump, thermostat, radiator, belts, and hoses. I did have a fault error 8E111 though that I wanted to check out. I ran Dashsoft and INPA. I didn't see anything out of the ordinary except that I need to inspect my parking brake. I turned my car off and then did the transmission reset by holding down the gas pedal for 25 seconds with the key in the ignition and foot off the brake. When I tried to restart the car just cranks and cranks but won't start. Any ideas? I hate to tow it to the dealer.

Try to re-align your Dme .

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Old 11-09-2012, 02:29 PM
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Try to re-align your Dme .

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How do I do that.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:27 PM
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INPA --e65 -- body then car access system than click system. it is on the upper right site of the screen
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:59 PM
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You were right....I have no idea why this happened but it starts now. Thanks so much!
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:01 PM
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INPA --e65 -- body then car access system than click system. it is on the upper right site of the screen
Thanks for the instructions...I did not have system option but I was able to mess around with it until I figured it out. I appreciate your help. Any idea why this would happen?
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:06 PM
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Here is a screenshot of the error I am seeing in INPA. Any idea what this means? Thanks.
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You were right....I have no idea why this happened but it starts now. Thanks so much!

Same thing happen to 2 750li owners out here .
1 was close to me about 30 minutes away &
the other was over an hour away .

Took me like 20 minutes to figure it out on
the 1'st car . Couple months later when it
happen to the 2nd car re-alignment was the
1's thing I tried .

On both occasions I asked the owners what
they had done , & both said reset Tranny .
Im not sure why it erased the DME alignment
but it did . Funny thing is it doesn't happen
to all e65 e66 .


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Old 11-09-2012, 08:16 PM
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Same thing happen to 2 750li owners out here .
1 was close to me about 30 minutes away &
the other was over an hour away .

Took me like 20 minutes to figure it out on
the 1'st car . Couple months later when it
happen to the 2nd car re-alignment was the
1's thing I tried .

On both occasions I asked the owners what
they had done , & both said reset Tranny .
Im not sure why it erased the DME alignment
but it did . Funny thing is it doesn't happen
to all e65 e66 .


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It definitely happened after I reset the tranny. Weird because I have done this many times. Before that I scanned with Dashsoft and INPA. Did the two owners you mention scan their cars also or just the tranny reset?
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:39 PM
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Wow! This is very interesting. But here is my lingering question. The trick that we all call "transmission reset" of holding down the gas pedal for 25 seconds does NOT reset anything. If you use INPA and read all the adaptation values afterward, you should see that none of those values change. The only thing that the "trick" actually does is to switch to a different mode -- maybe Sport mode. And this makes the driver think that it resets the transmission.

Now the real question....how the hell can switching to Sport mode cause such an issue?
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It definitely happened after I reset the tranny. Weird because I have done this many times. Before that I scanned with Dashsoft and INPA. Did the two owners you mention scan their cars also or just the tranny reset?

All they did was the reset . Neither 1 of them
Had any programs or the OBD plug .

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Wow! This is very interesting. But here is my lingering question. The trick that we all call "transmission reset" of holding down the gas pedal for 25 seconds does NOT reset anything. If you use INPA and read all the adaptation values afterward, you should see that none of those values change. The only thing that the "trick" actually does is to switch to a different mode -- maybe Sport mode. And this makes the driver think that it resets the transmission.

Now the real question....how the hell can switching to Sport mode cause such an issue?
I wonder the same thing. I only scanned the car and it was running perfect. I did the "trick" and all the car would do is crank...really weird. I was worried that I would have to tow it. Thankful for this forum and the great help.
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:07 PM
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Another member here and I have been going thru this transmission reset or adaption reset for a couple of pm messages. I have different thoughts as I came from a e38 and we are both looking thru the different perspectives of what this really does?

The programming is hard coded into ZF transmissions and I know that it does affect the values of the transmission. I am hard pressed that it really is a reset but until proven I will stand by a another member.

He is older and wiser than I.
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:21 PM
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I have a 2003 BMW 745i and drove it to work yesterday and when i got there a heard a low pitch rumbling sound coming from the engine, I immediately shut off car for few minutes then tried starting it again, the car would not start and gave off faint electrical burning odor. I got battery tested , checked fuses and all check out good. I'm thinking it might be the starter any ideas and if it is the starter will I need any special tools to replace it?
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I have a 2003 BMW 745i and drove it to work yesterday and when i got there a heard a low pitch rumbling sound coming from the engine, I immediately shut off car for few minutes then tried starting it again, the car would not start and gave off faint electrical burning odor. I got battery tested , checked fuses and all check out good. I'm thinking it might be the starter any ideas and if it is the starter will I need any special tools to replace it?
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you think its the alternator
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:03 PM
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it could be the alternator also because I was doing some diagnostics on car today and car read low battery when had it charged yesterday. I recharged it today and a few hour later same thing. Another question do you think it can be Integrated supply module.
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I have a 2003 BMW 745i and drove it to work yesterday and when i got there a heard a low pitch rumbling sound coming from the engine, I immediately shut off car for few minutes then tried starting it again, the car would not start and gave off faint electrical burning odor. I got battery tested , checked fuses and all check out good. I'm thinking it might be the starter any ideas and if it is the starter will I need any special tools to replace it?
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:48 PM
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It doesn't sound like the starter based on the noises and smell. What happens when you try to start the car?
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:02 PM
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when I push the start button it won't crank, and another thing a recharged the battery yesterday and had recharge it again today battery test good which makes me believe it now the alternator. Any suggestions?
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:34 AM
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It is ur alternator. Most likely u have water cooled alternator. I had same problem. I cut my belts ( they were old) tried to spin it, it doesnt spin. Tried to spin motor pulley it was ok. Replaced alternator, car doesnt crank, replaced integrated supply module, still doesnt start, replaced starter, car fired up for about 30 secs then it gave me tamper protection fault, fuel was cut off. Had to reprogram DME using inpa. When alternator dies it can take out a lot of electrical modules or starter in ur case. Try to take belt off, stin alternator i bet it wont move. Then make sure ur battery is charged enough and try to start it. If it cranks its only ur alternator, if it doesn't then get new integrated supply module (160 something $) if that doesnt help its ur starter. Replacing a starter is a b!tch. Have to to remove left exhaust manifold etc. good luck.
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:56 AM
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Fyi- my alternator tested ok by Autozone, when it was failing & going bad. If you search this site you'll find others who have experienced what you are going thru. Finally it died & I had to get towed to dealer for costly alternator replacements (no warranty @ 120k miles ). BTW - I also tried the IPS & it didn't help & recharging the battery w/no success.

I hope you get yours fixed.
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