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Old 09-11-2014, 11:38 AM
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Cruise control

At the moment I'm taking a very long trip from Chicago to Houston Texas I'm in my car just after putting gas in it and I'm trying to put the cruise control on the simple way and it's not going I'm wondering what could be wrong could someone explain things to me thanks for your help I have 1000 more miles to go
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Old 09-12-2014, 07:11 PM
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...I'm trying to put the cruise control on the simple way and it's not going ...
I'm not quite sure what "the simple way" is...I'm only familiar with the instructions from the manual...which depends on which set-up you have.

There's usually only one way to initiate CC...depending on model year or set-up. Early models have a redundant set-up...where you have to first press the CC button that's on the dash (right side of steering wheel) and the green CC icon will illuminate in the instrument cluster. Then press the "+" button on the right pod of steering wheel to set the speed you want.

The later BMWs did away with the redundant dash button and you initate CC by pressing the I/0 button on the steering wheel, then the "+" button to set speed.

Which set-up do you have?

(early models have CC button on dash and only an "0" button on the steering wheel)





(if your steering wheel has a button that reads "I/0" where the green arrow is pointing in pic above...and no redundant CC button on the dash...then see instructions from owners manual below)




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2006 E53 X5 4.4i (Sterling Gray) 12/05 mfg date <<~>> 97 740iL (Arctic Silver) 3/97 mfg date
(SOLD)
99 540iT (Orient Blue) <<~>> 95 525IT (Alpine White)
91 735iL (Schwarz Black) <<~>> 85 325e (Bronzit)

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Old 09-13-2014, 09:05 AM
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I absolutely love the advice that you give me. You show me diagrams you explain things in gruesome detail. I've already completed my journey and I stopped to use the bathroom on the way and just by turning off and on the car the Cruise control button worked again negative positive and then it stayed on. I drove 1080 miles in sheer pleasure.

Again Quicksilver thank you. I left my owners manual at home... I was wondering what the very top button on the right side of the steering wheel meant for about 800 miles I decided not to press it.
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I'm a proud owner of a V12 BMW 750il 1998.
It was Made in 9/1997.
Fully equipped with sounds in the trunk.
Feel like Top Gear UK saying all that.
(sad what happen to UK Top Gear)


Thanks in advance for your help I appreciate it greatly!
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Old 09-13-2014, 04:41 PM
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Great. Glad your journey was successful...and that the CC corrected itself.
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2006 E53 X5 4.4i (Sterling Gray) 12/05 mfg date <<~>> 97 740iL (Arctic Silver) 3/97 mfg date
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99 540iT (Orient Blue) <<~>> 95 525IT (Alpine White)
91 735iL (Schwarz Black) <<~>> 85 325e (Bronzit)

http://imageshack.com/scaled/grid240/822/e38e532ndsigpic.jpg
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Old 02-26-2016, 06:47 AM
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Cruise control

Qsilver7 you've been the most friendly helpful person I've meet on any E38 community website!

Just wanted to recap on this old post that if you start the car twice within a 1 minute window, the sensor trips and turns off cruise control thinking the sensor is bad because of ECM start test was stopped and retried too quickly..

Just read this on alldata.
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I'm a proud owner of a V12 BMW 750il 1998.
It was Made in 9/1997.
Fully equipped with sounds in the trunk.
Feel like Top Gear UK saying all that.
(sad what happen to UK Top Gear)


Thanks in advance for your help I appreciate it greatly!
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