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Old 01-27-2010, 03:40 AM
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Instrument cluster menu

I have found 2 menus on the instrument cluster by pressing the trip button and holding for 15sec with the ignition on pressed once (1 menu) and then with the ingition button pressed again (a second series of menus)

The first menu goes through sensor data language, voltage etc.. items 1 to 20

The second menu (with the ignition on or in the 2nd position) goes into brake life, rotor life
brake fluids etc..

Does anyone have a pdf manual on this topic.

I have attached two pictures, 1 from the first menu and 1 from the second menu

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Old 01-27-2010, 01:44 PM
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Steps to get into the second menu --> here.
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Old 01-27-2010, 02:42 PM
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The IDrive has a hidden Service Menu too :

Enter Service Mode of Control Display by:

1. In Basic Menu display (N,S,E,W), press down the iDrive Controller for 6 seconds.
Hint: The help text flashes briefly when it is ready.
2. Turn Controller 3 increments clockwise. (Increment means click)
3. Turn Controller 3 increments counter clockwise.
4. Turn Controller 1 increment clockwise.
5. Turn Controller 1 increment counter clockwise.
6. Turn Controller 1 increment clockwise.
7. Press Controller to confirm.
8. Enter "MOST Devices" menu.
9. Browse
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Old 01-27-2010, 03:30 PM
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Thank you I am going to try this now on the 750i 2006.
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Old 01-27-2010, 04:21 PM
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I could not get the Idrive version to work for me, I will now try the cluster

Thank you
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Old 01-27-2010, 05:00 PM
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I could not get the Idrive version to work for me, I will now try the cluster

Thank you
It does work but may just be the timing ......

For Step 1. - try holding the IDrive controller down for 8 or 9 seconds.....
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Old 01-27-2010, 05:28 PM
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Thank you for your help. Is it possible that they changed the access on the idrive controller for the 2006 model year 750. I did hold it down for at least 20 sec with the ignition on and off but I am going to recheck it.

ty again
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Old 01-27-2010, 07:01 PM
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Guys...I tried this and my ABS light comes on for a little while then goes off...The hidden menu comes up..Is this normal?
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Old 01-28-2010, 06:35 AM
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for the life of me I cannot get the idrive hidden menu to come up on my 2006 750i. I have a build date of July 2006, and an inservice date of Dec2006. Any further assistance is appreciated.
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Old 06-11-2010, 05:50 PM
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Guys...I tried this and my ABS light comes on for a little while then goes off...The hidden menu comes up..Is this normal?
Back from the dead - just dropped in new cabin microfilters and noticed this same issue when doing the service reset. I did not have this come up when I did the service reset for the brakes and brake fluid a year ago. Anyone have an answer on this one? If not I will ask the tech when I take it back to the dealer in 2 weeks for their 4th try at fixing my possessed idrive controller.
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Old 06-12-2010, 06:45 AM
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Old 06-12-2010, 12:52 PM
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Same thing happened to me as well. But it (Yellow ABS light ) only pops up and then disappeared.
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Old 06-19-2010, 02:52 AM
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Same thing happened to me as well. But it (Yellow ABS light ) only pops up and then disappeared.
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Where did you get your fog light LED Halo rings from ?

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Were they an easy mod to do ?

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Old 06-19-2010, 07:36 AM
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Old 06-19-2010, 08:03 PM
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Can i reset my service light this way?
Yes, you can. First menu, you will see it.

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Old 06-19-2010, 08:05 PM
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Hi t_clealy,

Where did you get your fog light LED Halo rings from ?

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...051&highlight=

Were they an easy mod to do ?

Cheers !
PM sent. Thanks.

Yes, very very easy to do. Tapped right into the fog lights. From ebay, get the 80mm. Fitment...couldn't have fit any better.
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Old 06-20-2010, 02:12 AM
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The IDrive has a hidden Service Menu too :

Enter Service Mode of Control Display by:

1. In Basic Menu display (N,S,E,W), press down the iDrive Controller for 6 seconds.
Hint: The help text flashes briefly when it is ready.
2. Turn Controller 3 increments clockwise. (Increment means click)
3. Turn Controller 3 increments counter clockwise.
4. Turn Controller 1 increment clockwise.
5. Turn Controller 1 increment counter clockwise.
6. Turn Controller 1 increment clockwise.
7. Press Controller to confirm.
8. Enter "MOST Devices" menu.
9. Browse
It didn't work with me
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Old 06-20-2010, 03:42 AM
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It didn't work with me
Sorry i made a mistake with the timing for Step 1 .....here's the official sequence from BMW :

Service functions

The controller can be used to activate Service mode. Service mode provides access to details of the hardware/software versions for the control display and the control units in the MOST network, for example. Service mode provides a simple means of quickly accessing diagnostic data without the need for a diagnosis tester.

Activating Service mode:

1. With the basic menu active, press and hold down the Controller for at least 10 seconds.

2. Turn Controller three increments clockwise

3. Turn controller three increments anti-clockwise

4. Turn Controller one increment clockwise

5. Turn Controller one increment anti-clockwise

6. Turn Controller one increment clockwise

7. Press Controller down.

If the function "MOST Devices" is selected, a list of all MOST network nodes is displayed. When a control unit is selected, a scrollable list detailing the following information appears: Item number, hardware number, coding index, diagnosis index, variant index, date of manufacture, manufacturer, message catalogue version, software version and operating system version.

The function "Settings" provides access to the following service settings:

Activate/deactivate audio system RDS (Radio Data System) function

Log on cordless handset.

To exit Service mode you select the arrow symbol in the bottom left corner of the screen.
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Old 06-20-2010, 03:56 AM
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Sorry i made a mistake with the timing for Step 1 .....here's the official sequence from BMW :

Service functions

The controller can be used to activate Service mode. Service mode provides access to details of the hardware/software versions for the control display and the control units in the MOST network, for example. Service mode provides a simple means of quickly accessing diagnostic data without the need for a diagnosis tester.

Activating Service mode:

1. With the basic menu active, press and hold down the Controller for at least 10 seconds.

2. Turn Controller three increments clockwise

3. Turn controller three increments anti-clockwise

4. Turn Controller one increment clockwise

5. Turn Controller one increment anti-clockwise

6. Turn Controller one increment clockwise

7. Press Controller down.

If the function "MOST Devices" is selected, a list of all MOST network nodes is displayed. When a control unit is selected, a scrollable list detailing the following information appears: Item number, hardware number, coding index, diagnosis index, variant index, date of manufacture, manufacturer, message catalogue version, software version and operating system version.

The function "Settings" provides access to the following service settings:

Activate/deactivate audio system RDS (Radio Data System) function

Log on cordless handset.

To exit Service mode you select the arrow symbol in the bottom left corner of the screen.
do i have to switch on the engine ?
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Old 06-20-2010, 04:16 AM
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Hi t_clealy,

Where did you get your fog light LED Halo rings from ?

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...051&highlight=

Were they an easy mod to do ?

Cheers !
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PM sent. Thanks.

Yes, very very easy to do. Tapped right into the fog lights. From ebay, get the 80mm. Fitment...couldn't have fit any better.
Hi guys
Any danger you could PM the mod info too

Cheers
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:10 PM
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Any danger you could PM the mod info too

Cheers
What danger ? Nothing to it. Just tap wires to the fog lights.

But now you're hijacking the thread... Let's get back to instrument thing...
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Old 10-10-2010, 03:23 AM
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I have found 2 menus on the instrument cluster by pressing the trip button and holding for 15sec with the ignition on pressed once (1 menu) and then with the ingition button pressed again (a second series of menus)

The first menu goes through sensor data language, voltage etc.. items 1 to 20

The second menu (with the ignition on or in the 2nd position) goes into brake life, rotor life
brake fluids etc..

Does anyone have a pdf manual on this topic.

I have attached two pictures, 1 from the first menu and 1 from the second menu

Thank you
This is quoted from the 1st post of this Thread about the 2nd menu, Thanks I can access it by holding in the black knob above and left of my speed cluster display for about 15 seconds but I can cannot access any of the values apart from the 2nd options which was test cluster by holding it in for a couple of seconds with the same black knob which I also used to scroll down the 20 or so odd menus, how do I access the voltage temps, momentary speed and sensor values etc.....in that second menu on the instrument cluster?
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Old 10-10-2010, 09:38 AM
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I think what you have to do is add up the last 5 numbers of your VIN

And hold the button down and move down to unlock and pit the added number in. That shod allow you access to what you need.
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Old 10-11-2010, 04:47 AM
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I think what you have to do is add up the last 5 numbers of your VIN

And hold the button down and move down to unlock and pit the added number in. That shod allow you access to what you need.
nah man, I do not have that option to do

anything I am doing wrong?
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Old 10-11-2010, 02:08 PM
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Go down to "19 - Unlocking", hold the trip meter until it prompts you on the other gauge for the code, add up the last 5 digits of your VIN (mine: DR06717 = 0+6+7+1+7 = 21) ...tap the trip meter button until you get to that number, then push and hold it again until it brings you back to the main menu. You should now be able to get to the other items in the menu.
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