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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 09-15-2015, 11:14 AM
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Climate Control - has a mind of its own

2008 750li here, 93k miles

the auto setting seem turns itself off sporadically, and attempts to turn OFF entire system fail as the system turns itself back on.
I read a thread about this before and the suggestion is that the control panel is bad (which makes sense), and someone was nice enough to link the part on ebay so I can purchase for ~$100. My question is, how complex is the process to replace this panel? I cringe at the concept of pulling the whole dash apart. Fortunately for me, this is not a big issue for me now as I can easily hit the button to turn the auto control back on, but wondering if a bigger problem is around the corner (as in no control).
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Old 09-15-2015, 06:17 PM
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Old 09-15-2015, 07:51 PM
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Its an easy job, hit me up if need info on what to do.
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Old 09-16-2015, 11:16 AM
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THIS IS A COMMON ISSUE ON ALL E65/66 7 SERIES. Fortunately, as the previous poster pointed out, the swap is relatively simple, and you can buy them used for under $100. Just make sure you can return it if you buy used!
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Old 09-16-2015, 12:04 PM
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Thanks to all for the responses. I will likely order the part and hang on to it until desperate times.
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Old 06-10-2016, 04:45 AM
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Its an easy job, hit me up if need info on what to do.
Dant-
I have the part in hand and want to tackle in next week or so. Wondering if I will need any special pry tools to remove. Any details you can provide would be most appreciated.
You can also call me at (five7one) 2four9 two62eight if easier.
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