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  #251  
Old 01-23-2010, 11:23 AM
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This is not a thread to post about mechanical or technical questions.

Start a new thread for those kinds of issues.

Use the correct board:

-7/8 board for 7 series up to 2001
-E65/66 board for 2002-2008
-F01 board for 2009+
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Old 02-08-2010, 01:00 AM
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Not sure if this is much use but if anyone needs a power feed direct to the ignition.....

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=433863
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Old 02-09-2010, 12:00 AM
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I'm new to this forum and just picked up my 03' 745Li three days ago and have just been combing through all this great info. I'm finding new toys and tricks all the time!

I've already updated my software to v32 e.t.c. myself.

I COULDN'T BELIEVE the "Hold button 6 seconds, 3-click clockwise, 3 click counter, e.t.c." trick ACTUALLY worked!

Awesomeness :-)
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Old 03-09-2010, 04:58 PM
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Alright..In the manual this said it comes with only Canadian models (2002-2005 i think)..but i dont know, maybe some of you guys have this too. it's called shifting with steptronic, which lets you shift manually, kind of like stick-shifting, but with buttons! if there is a S>M>D button on ur steering wheel, then you can do this. S is sport mode, for performance-based driving. D is the normal Drive mode if you want to go back to it. M is manual driving, which I am talking about. there are 2 silver buttons on the top of the steering wheel, which let you shift up or down. Now, i only read this once..so i might be wrong about this whole thing, but, the right one is to shift up, while the left one is to shift down. i never tried this yet, but it looks fun, and let's you take a break from the boring automatic transmission driving. i also put a pic:
in mine both top are shifting up and both back are shifting down.
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Old 03-11-2010, 01:13 PM
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Smile Thanks for the tips

[QUOTE=Lappy;2714228]Those are nice hints!!! escpecially the sunshades trick. Nice one!!! to bad I can't buy you lunch for this one

Trick from Danny Z also sounds nice. perhaps I'll give it a try driving home in a few hours

Thanks for the tips... I always learn something new here!
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Old 03-11-2010, 01:19 PM
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Thanks for the tips!

[QUOTE=BmW745On19's;2713532]if you dont push the key fob all the way into the ignition and it slips and pops out, it will still start. its happened to me a few times and happens when you push it in at an angle. its like ghetto comfort access.

there is a hidden change compartment in the front of the center console wall. the cd holder in the center pops out and adds extra space in there.

you can make the cd changer flap go up and down by pressing the eject button 2 times quickly in succession and the cd changer wont pop out.

the books to the car (case and all) fit nicely into the rear arm rest.

if you want all the sunshades to pop up just hold the front driver sunshade button for a 3 seconds and they all pop up or down.

if you hold both turn signal stalk buttons in for about 10 seconds, the gas and mpg meter disappear and make it nice and clean all black gauges.

in the trunk where the tools are, there is a place for the valet fob to be put underneath the wrenches.

if you enable DTC button in the Settings menu, you can do a burn out but you can't get the car sideways and it won't take away your power when you need to get going quickly.

you owe me some free lunches. :

Thanks for the cool tips!
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Old 03-11-2010, 01:23 PM
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Smile Thanks for teh tips!

Thanks for the tips! Very helpful
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Old 03-11-2010, 01:24 PM
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Smile Thanks for the tips!

Thanks for the tips! Very helpful
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Old 03-17-2010, 03:08 AM
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Not sure if it's been posted b4 but when it's dark and you've just parked up with ignition off and about to get out the car ...

Pull the Full Beam Light Stalk towards you (as if going to flash your lights)......your Main Beam and Rear Lights will stay On for 30 secs allowing you to see where your going. (even after car is locked)
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:38 PM
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battery replacement w/o registration

changed battery in 06 750li today. i used a good spare battery hooked to the jumpstart post under the hood so the car never lost power. worked perfect and no fault or error codes. never had to do a battery registration either.

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Old 03-18-2010, 10:30 AM
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a simple search would of showed you that us spec 02's can only downshift
So right, Only downshift on '02
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Old 03-21-2010, 06:48 AM
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If you press the panic butto on the remote, the lights will come on for 30 seconds to light up a walkway for you as well.
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Old 04-06-2010, 03:32 PM
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the key fob trick I thinks its an added feature I went the other day to test drive an 07 750Li with all the packages, i.e winter, luxury etc and the salesman told went I went to turn on the car that I didnt have to out it in the ignition slot it just has to be in the car, I loked at him strange at first but ive heard about other push start cars that do that, so he placed the key in the centerconsole I stepped on the brake pushed the start button and the car started right up pretty kool imo
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Old 04-13-2010, 11:54 AM
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the key fob trick I thinks its an added feature I went the other day to test drive an 07 750Li with all the packages, i.e winter, luxury etc and the salesman told went I went to turn on the car that I didnt have to out it in the ignition slot it just has to be in the car, I loked at him strange at first but ive heard about other push start cars that do that, so he placed the key in the centerconsole I stepped on the brake pushed the start button and the car started right up pretty kool imo
No what you are talking about is part of the convienence package.
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Old 08-13-2010, 06:39 AM
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Hello everyone, Ive had my 95 740IL and have noticed that the milage lights as well as the warning messages lok like some the little bulbs are blown out so you cant fully read the Messages it tells you, but on rare occassions all the lights are lit and you could read everything Great including the temp settings and the radio station on the dash.
Is the bulbs blown or is this a short of some sort?
Thanks for the responses.
I had this happen to my 97, its a classic problem with this era 7, you have to replace the entire instrument cluster. dealer willl reset odo.

there is a company on line that refurbs instrument clusters, but you have to take it out and send it to them, so your car is down for a weeek or two
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Old 09-05-2010, 01:55 PM
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changed battery in 06 750li today. i used a good spare battery hooked to the jumpstart post under the hood so the car never lost power. worked perfect and no fault or error codes. never had to do a battery registration either.
I really recommend you to do a battery registration after a battery swap. The reason is simple. The car adjusts its ways of charging the battery during the batteries life, and it will charge a old battery completely different than a new one. If you just swap battery w/o battery registration the car will continue to charge your new battery like it is an old one and that can harm the battery. In worst case even the generator.
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Old 10-03-2010, 06:53 PM
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I thought this is cool :-)
Here is the video for the new F01/02

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Old 12-27-2010, 05:24 PM
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Here is the video for the new F01/02

I cannot get the private video link to play.
Would like to see your contribution.
Could you change the settings so we can see or send me a PM?
Thank you very much!
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Old 12-27-2010, 06:05 PM
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I cannot get the private video link to play.
Would like to see your contribution.
Could you change the settings so we can see or send me a PM?
Thank you very much!
Try it again...it should play now.
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Old 12-27-2010, 06:18 PM
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Sweet video. Loved that second track... is that korn?

That blue screen scares the pop outta me.....windows blue screen!!!!!
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Old 06-22-2011, 07:58 AM
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Went to car last night and played around. This car is more then meets the eye!

Also I did the transmission reset and I could feel the difference right away.
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Old 08-24-2011, 01:03 AM
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try this, turn key to postion 2, tap idrive back back front right left left, then gas, brake, left signal, hazards, lock and unlock doors, recline seat all the way back, vol max.... that will realease hidden 25hp.
i see what you did there
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Old 08-24-2011, 01:08 AM
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Not sure if this has been covered, If you hold down on the odometer reset,you get some kind of diagnostic check.
yes you do! now do this again; once you see the diagnostic check pop up DO NOT RELEASE THE BUTTON !! hold it for another 5-7 seconds another Options menu pops up!! =)
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Old 08-24-2011, 01:51 AM
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Hey I just found out today that there's some sort of flashlight in the glove compartment. I dont know, but u can switch the light on and off, but I cant take it out. I tried to pull but it wouldn't come out, I didn't wanna pull harder because I didn't want to break it. Anyone have a clue how to get this flashlight thing out?
pull up and it comes out -- it is constantly being charged
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:04 AM
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Sorry to hear about the lack of service loaners on your 7's, you could always come to Austin for a taste of REAL BMW service. We don't care where you buy it. We figure if we treat you right you'll get the next one from us.

I knew all of these tricks but the transmission reset, and it is truly AWESOME!!!!!!!!
Can you please tell that to Team McMillan in Auckland New Zealand!!! The second I told them it was from Japan they didnt want a bar of me. Hello, its still a BMW!!!
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