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Old 01-16-2015, 12:46 PM
tbsbmw tbsbmw is offline
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Oil Icon not showing in idrive

My owners manual says I should see an oil can icon in Car Data but it is not there. I see a graphic of a car on a lift but all messages are OK status. Went to the dealership at lunch and 2 sales people, 4 valets, and 2 service writers at the can't show me how to check my oil in idrive. Does the oil can icon get replaced/removed under certain conditions ?
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Old 01-16-2015, 04:35 PM
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I think only the 750s got the oil level in idrive. 745s dont have this feature.
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Old 01-16-2015, 05:51 PM
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The owners manual describes idrive as the only way to check the oil. The car is a 2008 B7 .
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Old 01-16-2015, 07:30 PM
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Maybe the MMI was replaced and not coded properly. Or someone intentionally coded it out (maybe to hide an error). Can you go into the idrive secret menu. Select MOST devices and get the item number and manufacture date for the MMI. I can then tell if you at least have an MMI capable of displaying the oil level.

Idrive secret menu info here http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=450576
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Old 01-17-2015, 06:26 AM
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The owners manual describes idrive as the only way to check the oil. The car is a 2008 B7 .
The alpina uses a modified 745 engine. Your manual is for a 2008 750, see the alpina supplemental manual as it explains how to check the oil.
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Old 01-17-2015, 09:06 PM
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Did that today , the Alpina supplement says see Bmw owners manual.
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Old 01-17-2015, 11:11 PM
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Looks like the B7 doesn't support electronic oil measurement so you have to use the dipstick.

Do a Google search on "Alpina B7 checking oil" and you will find some info.
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Old 01-22-2015, 07:48 AM
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Looks like the B7 doesn't support electronic oil measurement so you have to use the dipstick.

Exactly. You do it the old fashioned way.
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