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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 04-22-2010, 09:41 AM
GermanMade GermanMade is offline
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Mein Auto: 2003 745Li
03 745Li Brake/drive fault

Anyone had this fault before..

i get a parking brake fault, and when i put into gear, get brake/drive fault...all the lights on gage cluster are on, and no servomatic steering, speedo wont work, fuel gage goes to zero, level system doesnt work, and then i drive a few miles and it resets and everything is fine. I am pretty sure its all tied into one sensor cause it happened all at once.

Any help and feedback would be greatly appreciated.
2003 745 Li
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Old 04-22-2010, 01:25 PM
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wilson009 wilson009 is offline
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Sounds like it could be your battery. Do a few searches on that and i'm pretty sure you will find similar scenarios.
Black 2002 BMW E65 / 745i 114K
My DIY's - New alternator, battery, CCVs, idler/tensioner pulleys belts, NGK Iridium spark plugs, , sway bar bushings, Front rear brakes, Valve Block, Head Gasket, Exhaust Gasket, Upper and lower Timing Gaskets, Valve Covers, exhaust valves, Timing Chain slide rails, Fuel Injector o-rings, pulled radiator, Intake Manifold Gaskets, water pump, Coolant Pipe/weep hole, oil pan gasket, vacuum pump, fan shroud, Vanos solenoid o-rings, and timed it with a timing kit.
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:12 PM
Jose Babonoyaba Jose Babonoyaba is offline
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I have a brake/drive fault on my dash. I don't know exactly what is the problem can you help me? and what can I do I want to know if I can fixit myself
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:13 PM
Starrchild01 Starrchild01 is offline
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I just had the same problem on my 03 745 did a lil research and it turned out to be the abs module.found one on ebay for $150 bucks put it in myself then took it to bmw and got it recoded and now all lights are off and drives like new.
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:28 PM
Jose Babonoyaba Jose Babonoyaba is offline
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thanx for your help I will try that. I'm going to buy the abs module, and I hope it works for me too.
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:13 PM
themanagerco88 themanagerco88 is offline
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You can send yours to module masters and they will fix it and send it back to you. you don't need to have it reprogrammed because it's yours. You can still drive without it while yours is being repaired.
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:40 PM
apaul99 apaul99 is offline
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Thanks for the replies. Wilson I checked the voltage, the vehicle running was 13.95 volts and off it was 11.89 volts a bit low for my liking. So I am putting it on a 2 amp slow charge all night. I replaced the alternator last June 180 amp water cooled. When I bought the car the dealer told me the battery was fairly new it is a BMW battery. I guess my next step is to pull it out and check the date on it. I also do the work on the vehicle myself. Since I bought the car I have replaced the Alternator, idler/tension pulleys, belts, Intake Manifold Gaskets, Pvc pressure vent hose under the manifold that connects to the EGR valves, Front rear brakes,Brake rotors all around, Vanos solenoid o-rings, TPMS sensors, Thermostat.
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