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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 04-03-2016, 04:01 PM
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Whats the biggest size tire you can run on these wheels?
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Old 04-04-2016, 06:06 PM
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Big difference between can and should

I wouldn't run anything bigger than 285/40r20, wide enough to keep your rim from being the first thing to hit the kerb but not too wide so you don't get too much sidewall movement when cornering. Also the circumference is less than 1% different which means no (negligible) difference on speedo etc...
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Old 04-04-2016, 07:00 PM
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Ok thanks permituk and I have another issue, today my ABS,Park and tps light came on all at once what causes this?
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Old 04-05-2016, 10:57 AM
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Ok thanks permituk and I have another issue, today my ABS,Park and tps light came on all at once what causes this?
Power steering still work?
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Old 04-05-2016, 11:56 AM
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Yes power steering still works and brakes work fine also...
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Old 04-05-2016, 05:51 PM
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Check sensors on the brake pads. Chances are youre due for brake pads. Does your parking brake work?
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Sounds like it could be your ABS module. Yes you would still have power steering until you disconnected that module.
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Old 04-06-2016, 12:42 AM
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Sounds like it could be your ABS module. Yes you would still have power steering until you disconnected that module.
Nope, Power steering goes out with module. I have that issue at this exact moment lol. Abs module is still in no power steering etc.

I would check the pads and replace the sensors
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Old 04-06-2016, 01:24 AM
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I had the same issue he's having and my power steering was still working. Took the ABS module out and sent it to get repaired, no more lights.
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Old 04-06-2016, 02:54 AM
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Yes parking brake still works,I'll check the abs sensors just had brakes done a few weeks ago.
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Old 04-06-2016, 07:38 AM
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ahhh the trifecta! these cars do keep us busy don't they gentlemen!
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Old 04-06-2016, 08:40 AM
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Yea Ikugan now how do I get rid of it.
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Old 04-06-2016, 09:50 PM
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Cost me $142.00 but got it fixed!!! It was a sensor on rear left wheel
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you got off lightly then! Sounds like it might be worth you getting a cable and some software as this would have shown on a fault scan. Unless of course you're happy just getting the garage to diagnose and fix.
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Old 04-07-2016, 01:21 AM
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Good idea.
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Old 04-07-2016, 07:12 AM
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you got off lightly then! Sounds like it might be worth you getting a cable and some software as this would have shown on a fault scan. Unless of course you're happy just getting the garage to diagnose and fix.
Will do!!
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