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had your dealership done it right they would have found out that the battery is weak and SoC is critical.i think you may have a dead cell therefore i believe your battery is .................................................. .....................................

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Thanks, BMW Tech. You rock.
You reinstated my faith in BMW.

Your prompt and detail explanations are extremely helpful and valuable to this community and they're very much appreciated.
Like I posted in another thread :

I could never get used to all your praises.Im just glad to help.For what it's worth wihout getting all teary eyed and warm inside......Y'all are welcome.
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Radio Problems w/ Japenese Version

I live in Seoul Korea and have recently purchased a 2003 745 Li. The problem is that the car was imported from Japan, which has a very narrow Radio frequency band (i.e. from 76.0 to 90.0 only).

I have taken the car to the official BMW Korea shops as well as a number of import car dealers and audio shops, but no one has solution to expanding the frequency band.

It's driving me crazy. Please help.

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Is there an SIB similar to SI B6 53 00 5 but allows MP3 playback for an '04 745i
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I live in Seoul Korea and have recently purchased a 2003 745 Li. The problem is that the car was imported from Japan, which has a very narrow Radio frequency band (i.e. from 76.0 to 90.0 only).

I have taken the car to the official BMW Korea shops as well as a number of import car dealers and audio shops, but no one has solution to expanding the frequency band.

It's driving me crazy. Please help.

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sorry bud.I cant help you break down the language barrier there as english is bmw's second language.In other words sir,I gots nuttin.

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Is there an SIB similar to SI B6 53 00 5 but allows MP3 playback for an '04 745i
vehicles produced 3/05 on with CD changer has MP3 capability.Prior to that,no MP3 and it cannot be added according to all my resources including the parts department.The MP3 would be played through the CDC,who needs an iPOD?

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BMW TECH, one question, were you super-tech on the acuramdx.org forums? He left the same time you arrived and said that he would be moving to a german manufacturer.
No sir.I never had any affiliation with asian imports.I was once insulted by a client as I was trying to help him.He stated he doesn't own a Honda once he saw me working on his car.The manager heard his comment and threw him out.I asked the manager if it was okay for me to take a break (I winked at him and he understood) and I made some phone calls.Within minutes my boys are outside and we chased that guy all the way in Jersey.We caught him and I pulled him out through the window.The rest is kept secret.
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I phoned my local BMW guys to see about getting the IPOD adapter for my 03 745i in the UK. They informed me that the car was to old for the retrofit kit and ended the call.
What would they need to update on the car ? Full IDrive, CID, update some software ?
I have the CD changer & don't mid loosing it. What do i need to tell them to get better service or is it just impossible.

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Hi BMW TECH,

Nice to know you are about
I phoned my local BMW guys to see about getting the IPOD adapter for my 03 745i in the UK. They informed me that the car was to old for the retrofit kit and ended the call.
What would they need to update on the car ? Full IDrive, CID, update some software ?
I have the CD changer & don't mid loosing it. What do i need to tell them to get better service or is it just impossible.

Cheers m8

Due to the change on the on-board comunication with facelift 03/2005, it is only possible to use the i-POD on vehicles from 03/2005.
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mObridge iPod integration kit for e65/66 7-series


Kit Includes:
- mObridge iPod integration module
- Custom iPod cable
- Wiring harness
- Aux input 3.5mm Jack and Cable
- Fiber optic cable with inline connector (if not originally prewired for CD Changer)
- Detailed instructions

Models supported:
2002+ 7-series
Note: Requires CD Changer activation from dealer for vehicles not originally equipped with a CD Changer. Changer must be removed for installation of iPod kit. 3/2005+ 7-series will have text display capabilities, earlier models will not without additional hardware.

Standard Features:

- Supports iPod Mini, 4th Gen, 4th Gen Photo, Nano, 2nd Gen Nano, iPod Video, 3rd Gen Nano, iPod Classic, iPod Touch, iPhone
- Firmware upgradeable via memory card for future features.
- 24 bit ADC stereo for a more complete experience.
- 500uA Sleep Current. Lower sleep current draw than OEM specifications. - Configurable for all vehicles via iTune's MP3 tag.
- Configurable for First five playlists, numbered playlists or full folder support for iPod browsing.
- Paging to gain access to lists greater than the CD limitation of 99 giving full access to the iPod. Also possible on radio's without text support.
- Last disc, last folder, last track memory retention for fast startup.
- Access to Playlists/Artists/Albums/Genre/All Songs.
- Random, Repeat, Scan options.
- Auxiliary input for external audio source.
- Exit iPod lockout mode for manual control with the ability to continue track up/down from the steering wheel controls.
- iPod USB charging.
- Bypass switch to remove interface from the MOST ring, allowing "undetectable mode" for dealer visits.
- Dedicated Auxiliary override for phone system input.
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^^^TECH, why is that funny??? Are you saying it can still be detected??

Also, If I am experiencing a flickering NAV Screen, quite frequent when NAV is on the right portion of the screen how can I get them to investigate and what can I expect them to do other than say the screen has to warm up??? It does it still after driving for quite a while and I have a 04 CPO so in 4k miles they wont warranty anymore
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Also, If I am experiencing a flickering NAV Screen, quite frequent when NAV is on the right portion of the screen how can I get them to investigate and what can I expect them to do other than say the screen has to warm up??? It does it still after driving for quite a while...
BMW TECH should know this better, but based on my experience tell them to "Interrogted vehicle fault memory" since that worked for me.
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^^^TECH, why is that funny??? Are you saying it can still be detected??

Also, If I am experiencing a flickering NAV Screen, quite frequent when NAV is on the right portion of the screen how can I get them to investigate and what can I expect them to do other than say the screen has to warm up??? It does it still after driving for quite a while and I have a 04 CPO so in 4k miles they wont warranty anymore
Well since friggin BMW won't give you guys an iPOD or even AUX input adapter because your cars are too old etc... etc.. when the fact of the matter is that your vehicles (old or not) is waaaay ahead of its time.They cannot blame you owners to look for an alternative and I would take that to BMW.The GT-1 automatically does the MOST analysis if there was "RESET" faults stored.This flickering may be the result of MOST bus resets.Techs don't do the investigating unless prompted by the GT-1 or PuMA.In saying that,I meant they simply rely on who the GT-1 says is the culprit.Ask any tech how to do a MOST bus luminous reduction test or a RING BREAK test,they would look at you as if they were a deer staring into bright headlights.And yes CPO doesn't cover any entertainment electronics.

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I wished I was on the payroll of some company as such.If I did own a 7 series I would look into them.Id ask how they stand behind that product and since I don't have any other choice and I want my iPOD in my seven,you got to admit that this is better than messing with wiring and AVT or antennae tuner.

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BMW TECH should know this better, but based on my experience tell them to "Interrogted vehicle fault memory" since that worked for me.
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http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=264744
Yes but you will see the fault not currently present.The final scope of MOST diagnosis may not reveal failure in the CDC (because it works and plays) since this plugs into the CDC.The other iPOD interface may show up because they involve splicing and dicing into harness and module circuitry.

Be that as it may,Im not in their payroll.If they want to contact me and pay me I would let y'all know and give everyone discounts and I would offer free installation.

Crackling or popping sounds from all speakers.
Loss of audio.
Control display is constantly displaying the "BMW" banner.
iDrive controller is not responsive.
Control Display is blank, white or frozen on current menu screen.

Are all signs of a MOST bus failure.Possible causes include:

Control module power or ground failure.
Fiber Optic cable connection fault or improper radius.
Faulty control module.
Dirty, scratched or defective Navigation map disc.
Navigation Computer over temperature.
AVT (Antenna Tuner) over temperature shutdown.


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You beat the piss out of a leprechaun with a prybar and let him swim around the barley during fermentation.I think thats how they get it green.I drink Heineken,I once broke a bottle on somebodys head during a club fight (thats why NYC clubs now serve them in plastic cups).The beer however,turned red so I guess thats not it so I never tried that again.
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bmw tech what could be the problem if i only get weirds sounds from the right front speaker i went to dealer last week but we coulnt get it to do it its most annoying when on the phone when you play music you only hear it when the song starts then it goes away i have had the one replaced before so they just said keep eye on it or ear. It sounds like its gonna blow out but it gets better after song starts.

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I wished I was on the payroll of some company as such.If I did own a 7 series I would look into them.Id ask how they stand behind that product and since I don't have any other choice and I want my iPOD in my seven,you got to admit that this is better than messing with wiring and AVT or antennae tuner.

I still don't believe paying for that system is worth it, I would rather get a decent FM transmitter at this point in the game, no?

With that money a nice set of replica 128 style rims isn't too much more
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bmw tech what could be the problem if i only get weirds sounds from the right front speaker i went to dealer last week but we coulnt get it to do it its most annoying when on the phone when you play music you only hear it when the song starts then it goes away i have had the one replaced before so they just said keep eye on it or ear. It sounds like its gonna blow out but it gets better after song starts.

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So you have bluetooth? And this noise occurs while using the phone/cd/radio?? If I had to guess,theres 3 possibilities.From the least likely would be the telematics or TCU and followed by the LOGIC 7 and most likely cause would be the ASK (or in-dash CD).Perhaps I misunderstood all of your question so please be as specific as you could.Thats the key to a successful repair,to know exactly what the symptoms are.Authorization would take longer than the diagnosis.

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I still don't believe paying for that system is worth it, I would rather get a decent FM transmitter at this point in the game, no?
With that money a nice set of replica 128 style rims isn't too much more
I couldn't agree with you more.Id wear out my CD Changer and continue to burn discs.Id have a glovebox full of CD magazine/cartridge loaded with CD's ready to go.The most I spend in my car is 2 hours tops each day.I wear my iPOD while I work.
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I dont think it is the amp had that replaced along with the ask unit not to long ago. Yes i have bluetooth and its only that speaker that makes weird sounds either on phone when nav is talking or music.
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Well since friggin BMW won't give you guys an iPOD or even AUX input adapter because your cars are too old etc... etc.. when the fact of the matter is that your vehicles (old or not) is waaaay ahead of its time.They cannot blame you owners to look for an alternative and I would take that to BMW.The GT-1 automatically does the MOST analysis if there was "RESET" faults stored.This flickering may be the result of MOST bus resets.Techs don't do the investigating unless prompted by the GT-1 or PuMA.In saying that,I meant they simply rely on who the GT-1 says is the culprit.Ask any tech how to do a MOST bus luminous reduction test or a RING BREAK test,they would look at you as if they were a deer staring into bright headlights.And yes CPO doesn't cover any entertainment electronics.
I feel your pain on this one, one of the reasons we use an autologic to perform our own programming.

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I wished I was on the payroll of some company as such.If I did own a 7 series I would look into them.Id ask how they stand behind that product and since I don't have any other choice and I want my iPOD in my seven,you got to admit that this is better than messing with wiring and AVT or antennae tuner.
Agreed, modifying the tuner is never a good idea - however it was the only option presented at that time.

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Yes but you will see the fault not currently present.The final scope of MOST diagnosis may not reveal failure in the CDC (because it works and plays) since this plugs into the CDC.The other iPOD interface may show up because they involve splicing and dicing into harness and module circuitry.
No splicing, it's using the factory harness that's already present on the 7. The BMW kit does not require any splicing from what I remember, then again - we haven't had much requests due to the "forgotten era" of the 7s that are not compatible (ASK-interfaces).

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Be that as it may,Im not in their payroll.If they want to contact me and pay me I would let y'all know and give everyone discounts and I would offer free installation.
Contact me directly and we'll see what we can do.
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