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Old 07-07-2012, 03:03 PM
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power window not initialized ( changed lifter, tried 17 seconds thing)
high batter drainage ( some modules don't go to sleep & drain my battery, so when i wake up in the morning the car is dead, got a temporary workaround tho, switch the batter off from the fuse box)
2 main problems, rest are just sensors messing up lol
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Old 07-07-2012, 03:10 PM
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My tranny shifts hard, and one side blows cold ac and the other hot when the ac is on.
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Old 07-07-2012, 04:04 PM
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back window shade attempts to go up but doesn't do anything
I had a problem with the shades too. It was the vinyl inside door covering. Check to seek if the covering has come loose and is jamming the shade.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:19 AM
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Current list is this:

1) TPMS failure, possibly due to no sensors on the winter tire rims. Ignore...

2) Intermittent DSC failure...'please drive moderately'. Only occurs when the car is cold and damp. Apparently a steering angle sensor error. Disappears on cycling the key.

3) No auto switching to 'P' when engine is turned off. It DOES switch to 'P' when the key is removed though...oh well.

4) RHS headlight washer nozzle bracket is cracked. Nozzle is loose, and will not work. Didn't do much when it DID work, so I'll keep cleaning headlights by hand...ignore.

745i MY02 92k on the clock.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:47 PM
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1. Minor scatches/dents in paint.
2. Need a new tire.
3. Hood wont unlatch.
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:28 PM
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my issue...one side of my engine is not working ....its a v12 760li and one side is fine other is shooting raw fuel out the exaust!!! i took the exaust off and its dumping fuel like a waterfall out of bank 2. carsa bigpeice of S***!!!
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:32 PM
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there is something weird happening in my car, i dont have back A/C climate control so its all regulated from the front, i remember the front A/C module being called IHKA, forgot what the rear one was called. Anyways.
So when i switch off the A/C, the only vent that stop blowing are the front front, driver vent, middle 2 vents and the passengers vent... however the cooler box are back vents are still blowing cold air.
My cup holders & the ashtray get ice cold and the central console walls are releasing cold air as well. I tried disconnecting the A/C fuse ( found a diagram of glove box fuse in the forums) but that only disconnects the compressor, so it still blows air but HOT air instead.
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:51 PM
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Struts, driver's side window, and tranny sleeve / reset...
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:20 PM
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Been two weeks my car is at the dealer.has a cd shuttle problem and a smoking issue..

E65 740i
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:21 PM
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when i started this post i figured this would be a multi-page thread!

because these cars are known to be fussy
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:48 AM
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when i started this post i figured this would be a multi-page thread!

because these cars are known to be fussy
My needed a new alternator, idiot thy iam damaged the radiator when i pulled THE old alternator out so now it's leaking just orderd a new one and now iam waiting for it.Then iam Good to Go.How's life treating You Seven11 long time
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:01 PM
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Hello i have been trying to find pics and info on how to remove panels and rugs properly in order to get to modules under passenger foot well also info on modules that i might need to replace or dry and try to save..,my e65 starts and drives but im getting all lights in the dash on and some time transmission fault [stuck on 2 or 3 gear] i pull over shut off the car and restart and transmission shifts fine again.this recur sometimes doesn't happen at all,got it scanned and came up with these module codes
282C
27EC
27ED
"no communication"with these modules...
i do have the infamous water build up on passenger foot well. seems to be coming from behind the dash under the rug (pass side)....possible sun roof drain clogged? idk might need help with dyi on unclogging the sf drains too lol
So if anyone in here that has dealt with similar situation and provide info I would appreciate it very much thank you
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:04 PM
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My needed a new alternator, idiot thy iam damaged the radiator when i pulled THE old alternator out so now it's leaking just orderd a new one and now iam waiting for it.Then iam Good to Go.How's life treating You Seven11 long time
everything is good

but i still dont have a replacement for the 7.

reading this thread makes me happy i dont have the 7 anymore
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:26 PM
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LOL i hear ya,But it would've been hard for ME to let my 7 go if it looked like yours! ACS set up looks sick on that 7
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:47 PM
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LOL i hear ya,But it would've been hard for ME to let my 7 go if it looked like yours! ACS set up looks sick on that 7
yea the car looked cool

but it was still a 745i with all those problems
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:14 PM
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tonight while trying to get unstuck out of the snow I turned off the traction control to be able to rock the car back and forth and let the wheels slip and spin a little bit and now the car slams back into Park when I try to drive it. It will shift into drive or reverse and then about 10-15 yards after i start rolling it slams back into park... Any ideas what this might be?!
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:34 AM
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Drivers side rear view mirror will not move into PARK position, it moves to the ENGAGE position just fine. My indy tells me the motor is bad and BMW wants $750 for a new one plus installation. One remote key fob is working intermittently. Still love the car but the cost of maintaining these vehicles is staggering. Oil/filter change, flush and replace brake fluid, replace cabin filters....$407.00
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:36 PM
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Microfilter, passenger restraint fault , l7 amp, service engine soon light.

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Old 02-09-2013, 09:54 PM
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1.The rear shade clips are broken, I have the parts but not the time to fix.
2.Driver door soft-close mechanism is not working, so I have to slam door shut
3. Driver Side left turn signal malfunction
4.TPMS malfunction.

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Old 02-11-2013, 10:48 PM
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Wow....it has been appx. 4 years since I last vistied the E65 forum. It is amazing to see some of the folks finally getting rid of their 7's. I got out of it 4 year ago. The 7er is a huge money pitt after a warranty expires no wonder you can pick up 02 model for less then 12K........lol. However, it will cost more then that to run that car safely for next 4 year.

None the less I had my 745i under warranty back when I owned it and it was a great car back then for its time. It was great fun to drive when it did not spend majority of time at the dealership for one thing or another even under warranty. However, it was the worst with regards to non stop dealer issues and a year after my 6 year/100K warranty expired I bailed out and never regretted.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:07 PM
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Hi All,

Just joined and looking forward to interacting.
I have a problem with the double galzed armoured door windows on a 1999 740i. (E38)
The vehicle was under the BMW Maintenance Plan for 9 years during which the problem started. The first window that started "pealing" inside the double glazing was replaced by BMW, however, when the newly installed window as well as the remainder "pealed" as well, BMW refused to replace it under the BMW Maintenance Plan, in spite of it being a manufacturing fault.
BMW can supply at my cost provided I paid for it. The cost is 70% of the value of the vehicle!!
Good used ones are not available as a set.
Anyone that knows about a good set available, please let me know.
I would like to keep the vehicle in the original condition, decided to keep it as a "collector's" item.
Since new it has covered 151,000km with a full BMW service history.
Great car.
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:32 AM
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Hi All,

Just joined and looking forward to interacting.
I have a problem with the double galzed armoured door windows on a 1999 740i. (E38)
The vehicle was under the BMW Maintenance Plan for 9 years during which the problem started. The first window that started "pealing" inside the double glazing was replaced by BMW, however, when the newly installed window as well as the remainder "pealed" as well, BMW refused to replace it under the BMW Maintenance Plan, in spite of it being a manufacturing fault.
BMW can supply at my cost provided I paid for it. The cost is 70% of the value of the vehicle!!
Good used ones are not available as a set.
Anyone that knows about a good set available, please let me know.
I would like to keep the vehicle in the original condition, decided to keep it as a "collector's" item.
Since new it has covered 151,000km with a full BMW service history.
Great car.
I agree with You ,but now a days with THE knowledge we have about these Cars it is no problem to fix Many issues our selfes without to pay cash to a dealer and the parts are not expensive is THE labour and if You can do it your self You can safe a lot of money and with DIY section on this forum i saved my self a lot of money and iam not a mechanic LOL this response was for kayani1
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:02 PM
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E38 1999 740i Windows

Cost of spares (windows) extremely high, 70% of car's value.
Looking for a set of 4 amour security glass to replace mine
Regards
Jan
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:00 AM
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Been two weeks and my car still at the dealers..the delay is because my cd shuttle is gone for service.does it take two weeks to service a cd shuttle?

E65 740i
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:24 AM
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does it take two weeks to service a cd shuttle?

E65 740i
Depends on where they have to send it..
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