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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 01-06-2017, 09:48 PM
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Door actuator replaced / car won't start

05 745li front passenger door actuator was replaced and mechanic disconnected the battery to replace it. Re-connected battery and now the car will crank but will not start or fire on. Alternator, battery & starter are fine but car is acting like there is no gas in it (half a tank)... no issues until this guy finished the actuator job and re-connected the battery. Does anyone know if he possibly left something disconnected or maybe something went faulty or he broke something while replacing the actuator. Any help is appreciated. By the way mobile mechanic left car in current state and stop answering phone for a fix. Please help.
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Old 01-07-2017, 09:19 AM
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Most likely the IVM. Very common problem and simple fix. Only takes 10 minutes to swap it out. If it's more than 5 years old I'd replace it no matter what before doing anything else.
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Old 01-07-2017, 05:33 PM
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Thanks for the response. I replaced the IVM about 4 months ago... after I had issues with intermittent no crank no start & it fixed the issue. Now after the guy disconnected the battery in getting crank but no start. Any other suggestions.
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Old 01-12-2017, 04:47 PM
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sounds like your car needs to be Re-synced
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Old 01-13-2017, 11:46 AM
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sounds like your car needs to be Re-synced

Yep. Has nothing to do with door actuator.
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Old 01-13-2017, 03:16 PM
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yep. Has nothing to do with door actuator.
you seem to think you know everything & enjoy following me around .
May i suggest you do some research 1st before you continue claiming all
my post are wrong .

He stated his mechanic disconnected his battery . Well depending
how long he left it unconnected will definitely drop the car out
of sync . I know this for a fact as it has happen to another member
on here & i went & synced his car for him ...
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Old 01-13-2017, 03:39 PM
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Forgot to mention the part he was replacing was the window
motor ...
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Old 01-14-2017, 09:12 PM
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How do I perform a re-sync... are you stating a re-sync of the battery, etc?
your responses are greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-15-2017, 06:29 PM
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Forgot to mention the part he was replacing was the window
motor ...
Never mind the question re: re-sync. I searched a few of your posts and found your response re: re-sync. I hope this works thanks again for your responses. From the 'gal' with the 10 yr old 7 ***128522;
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Old 01-15-2017, 06:34 PM
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Never mind the question re: re-sync. I searched a few of your posts and found your response re: re-sync. I hope this works thanks again for your responses. From the 'gal' with the 10 yr old 7 ***128522;
Sorry I just saw your post , I am referring to having your Cas , EWS , DME
Re-Synced ...

Glad You found what I was talking about ...
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Old 01-15-2017, 10:06 PM
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There is a SBSR airbag module in the B pillar that also controls the fuel pump. The mechanic shouldn't have needed to touch the SBSR to replace the window motor, but it is close to the work being performed.
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