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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-23-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By Gulfsurfer
Google "open BMW DME", I see a bunch of youtube...

Google "open BMW DME", I see a bunch of youtube vids.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-23-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By Gulfsurfer
So I suppose the side you got off isn't the side...

So I suppose the side you got off isn't the side near the broken pin?

Eh, not sure how to get it further apart, hence the brute force description. I've opened a lot of electronics modules and...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-23-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By Gulfsurfer
Wow, that's some serious corrosion! How did that...

Wow, that's some serious corrosion! How did that happen? Make sure your drains below the DME box are clear and that the cover seals well.

A brute force way to replace the missing pin is to go...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By Gulfsurfer
Happened to me just a couple of weeks ago. ...

Happened to me just a couple of weeks ago. Disconnect IBS connector near the negative terminal and try to start. If it starts, leave it disconnected, order a new one. You can drive for a while...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-17-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By Gulfsurfer
I believe the remote needs to link up with Car...

I believe the remote needs to link up with Car Access module (CAS) which will then enable (wake-up) all the other devices. Does the remote work at all? Do you have a second remote you can try?
...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,311
Posted By Gulfsurfer
Nice job getting it out! I recently swapped a...

Nice job getting it out! I recently swapped a trans in our 2008 e60 but I had my independent shop actually do it using an ebay tranny that I sourced. I've just got too much on my plate right now...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-06-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By Gulfsurfer
So, found the problem. I thought that I had taken...

So, found the problem. I thought that I had taken all the modules off the PT-CAN bus so i could verify isolation of the T15 Wakeuup line from a low impedance to ground. No, I hadn't. As I was...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-04-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By Gulfsurfer
The pic in Post #6 above is the new-tis diagram...

The pic in Post #6 above is the new-tis diagram I'm using. Didn't even see the option for the VIN last seven, learn something new everyday, thx!

Last night's diagnosis didn't find the problem but...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By Gulfsurfer
Ah, I didn't think of looking for intermediate...

Ah, I didn't think of looking for intermediate wiring junction points. I didn't realize for instance that X6021 was an intermediate wiring device to the auto trans on an M54 engine e60. I just...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By Gulfsurfer
All good points and suggestions, ty! We have some...

All good points and suggestions, ty! We have some horrific rainstorm regularly here, mixed in with the occasional cat 5 hurricane! I 'll douche the connectors located outside the body shell with...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By Gulfsurfer
2006 530i PT-CAN, CAS T15 Wakeup signal issue

I've got a perplexing problem with this vehicle which renders it dead in my driveway! It sat up for a while, battery went down to 35%. Charged it, now it won't start; starter works when jumped...
Forum: General BMW Questions 02-18-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 557
Views: 54,154
Posted By Gulfsurfer
Nav Update

Hi Shawn, I'd appreciate a PM with link to the Nav Map update files needed for a 2012 e70 x35d, with a console USB port of course.

Thanks in advance!
RM
Forum: Wheels and Tires 02-17-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 308
Posted By Gulfsurfer
WTB, (1) Style 335 Wheel

Looking for a spare for my 2012 x35d. I'm replacing my run flats with regulars. Need a rim to use for a full size spare.

I believe the wheel size is a 9jx19.

PM would be best. Thx.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-06-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,384
Posted By Gulfsurfer
I'll have to look further into this; the...

I'll have to look further into this; the previously cited trans description doc leads me to believe that at least a portion of the tow mode is present with or without the tow module:

Driving...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-05-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,384
Posted By Gulfsurfer
I just used some push 'rivets' from O'Reillys,...

I just used some push 'rivets' from O'Reillys, not sure about the real name. They're in the Help section. No special rivet gun needed. We'll see if they hold up.

My experience has been the same...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-05-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 643
Posted By Gulfsurfer
I'm a little late to the party but for whatever...

I'm a little late to the party but for whatever it's worth, I leave the engine off when I degrease it. Put aluminum foil over the alternator for good measure. Everything else under the hood is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-05-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,831
Posted By Gulfsurfer
I used a throttle return spring from Autozone. ...

I used a throttle return spring from Autozone. Tie wrapped it to the body for tension adjustment; it doesn't need much tension btw. The other end just hooks over the ball mount for the vacuum...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-01-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 545
Posted By Gulfsurfer
Thx, Bimmergeeks has some, going to check the...

Thx, Bimmergeeks has some, going to check the date.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-31-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 545
Posted By Gulfsurfer
This FRM issue worries me. I'm using my ISTA+...

This FRM issue worries me. I'm using my ISTA+ regularly since my x35d is new to me & I'm chasing DEF tank issues and other gremilns until i delete and get everything sorted out.

Is this firmware...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-31-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 545
Posted By Gulfsurfer
Thanks!!! Had no idea this BMW service existed.

Thanks!!!
Had no idea this BMW service existed.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-16-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 192
Posted By Gulfsurfer
2012 x35d tune without removing SCR, DPF and EGR hardware

New to me x35d, 140k miles:

I'll be doing a full delete on my 2012 e70 x35d later this year (SCR, DPF and EGR). I'd like to kill my active tank CEL error 49E1 which is present due to a faulty...
Forum: Parting Out 11-26-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,854
Posted By Gulfsurfer
tranny

Check PM pls.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-31-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By Gulfsurfer
Low coolant... but not

Similar but different prob. 2008 e60 528i, low coolant light. Plenty of coolant. Changed reed switch, still Low Coolant light. Tank float problem?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-03-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,003
Posted By Gulfsurfer
I would replace the mech sleeve. I'll give you...

I would replace the mech sleeve. I'll give you my experience with changing it, wasn't that bad if my memory is correct. Remove the exhaust support brackets. Using a recip saw, cut a corner off the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-03-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By Gulfsurfer
Update:

So I wanted to update all on progress :typing:

I punted on using one of the West coast BMW recycler operations. Too may negative reviews and the engine costs were medium to high. I found a...
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