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7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
Discussion of BMW's 4th generation E65/E66 7 Series flagship. The E65 generated much controversy, due to its radical styling and iDrive user difficulties. Nonetheless, the E65 broke records to become the best-selling 7-series iteration ever, especially after its 2005 facelift.

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Old 07-28-2014, 04:22 PM
Waziri Bello Waziri Bello is offline
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I have the exact issues on 745li 2003. Mine all started when we tried register a new batery I just replaced. Please send me message to my mail if u have resolved the issue. wzbello@icloud.com

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Old 08-07-2014, 01:17 AM
W1P30U7 W1P30U7 is offline
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Talking Battery/Alternator

Had the same issue less than a month ago and it was the battery and alternator that went out at the same time. After replacing both, car seems ok.
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Old 11-25-2014, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Simplechris View Post
hi guys,
the RPM's don't move and I'm getting a ton of errors pop up such as:
Dynamic Drive inactive
Brake/Drive fault drive moderately
Parking brake malfunction
Transmission fault, Drive moderately
Servotronic malfunction - increase steering effort.
The gear display (R, N, D, P) is not even showing up. That spot is blank on the display.Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Did you guys found out the issue with this? I'm having the same issue on mine now, got some water in the car and all the sudden all this errors showed up.

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Old 11-25-2014, 07:27 PM
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That's the problem nobody ever comes back to update the thread with their fixes.

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Old 11-26-2014, 07:01 PM
W1P30U7 W1P30U7 is offline
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Battery/Alternator or Transmission

Hi Simplechris,

When I had this same issue back in July 4, 2014 (Yay!) I originally thought it was only the battery. So I bought the battery from the dealer which came to about $350 dls for a 06 750i, installed it and next day car did the same! Then from previous experiences with BMWs I realized it was also in part because of the alternator. I charged the battery at local Autozone for free and installed back on car to be able to drive it to a local shop where indeed I was told the alternator was bad and would continue to drain the battery until replaced. Alternator then was refurbished/reconstructed for about $160 same day service (dealer wanted to do all for about $1,600 dls!!!) and placed back on car by local shop. I spent about $600 dls in all. $1,000 less than what the dealer wanted! That was my experience. Now it could also be the transmission which is a whole different story that I went through this same year! But hope yours is the battery only and cheaper.
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