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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 04-11-2015, 10:23 AM
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L7 uses 5 channel ( 2x rear doors, 2x woofer, 1x center) and the ASK unit control the front doors. So basically both of your units are bad and need to be fixed.
is tjere some kind of amp built into the CD player? It just looks like a CD player.
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Old 04-25-2015, 08:38 AM
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I'm having a little different customer service experience with John at Factory Radio Specialists than most of you seem to have had. My ASK and Logic 7 was delivered to him on April 14. For 10 days I heard nothing. I sent an email through his website and received no reply then a couple days later I called. He told me he would send email regarding the problems. Again, I had to call back later when the email was not received. Anyway, he says he can fix the ASK unit but the DSP board on the Logic 7 is not repairable and wanst to sell me a refurbished logic 7 and keep my unit I find this suspicious since I have no other problems than sound when Logic 7 was removed. All navigation and and Logic 7 level controls worked when removed and from what I researched, if it is only a sound problem, it should be repairable if everything else still works. Is this correct? And why would he keep mine if it;s not repairable. Also, if I buy the one he's selling, will it have to be coded to my car at additional dealer expense or will it work? He says it will work without coding but I am suspect of this also. Thanks.
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Old 04-25-2015, 02:46 PM
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I'd be OK letting him keep mine for a core and sending you a refurbed one with a warranty. I'd be pissed if that all happened to me also tho
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Old 04-26-2015, 09:29 AM
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My main question is: does a new L7 amp have to be coded or programmed if it comes from a different vin?
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Old 04-26-2015, 12:50 PM
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My main question is: does a new L7 amp have to be coded or programmed if it comes from a different vin?
I'm not trying to be a dick , But have you even searched
the E65 E66 section or even this topic for an answer ???
I have personally seen this question asked & answered a
multitude of times .

As for your board being Bad , Yes it is possible for your
board to go out & not repairable . As for keeping your
old amp , Most repair places keep yours as a core exchange .
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Old 05-09-2015, 08:50 AM
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John just fixed my ASK Unit in 1 day and was very professional identified the issue and shipped using provider of my choosing.

ASK Unit is on its ways back pray for the best

Thanks Paper , for being an awesome Admin of the forum , Always Helpful !!!!
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Old 05-09-2015, 12:15 PM
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I am sure he will send you the part .
As for your Navi unit , he is correct .
The L7 does not have any control over
Your Navi unit . If it keeps ejecting
Then perhaps it is going out & it is
Just a coincidence that it happened
When you received your repaired units

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Old 05-20-2015, 08:05 AM
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Hi everyone,

I got my radio back from John, it cost me $430CDN for the repair.... Shipping was ridiculous because he chose the biggest box for a tiny radio lol i shipped it to him for $30CDN and it arrived safe and sound. He shipped it back lol and charged 68 U.S.

Besides that the radio was perfect no damage, John was easy to speak too, he marked repair so i didn't have to pay customs.

It's better then paying $2000 for a new radio ...
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Old 05-22-2015, 07:37 AM
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Installed Radio today works flawlessly
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Old 07-29-2015, 03:25 PM
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Smile L7 Repair

I recently sent my L7 Amp to Factory Repair Service. The system was repaired and now works great. I would recommend them to any having audio issue.
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Old 08-04-2015, 06:34 PM
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Smile L7 amp repair

The repair was fast and everything works fine. Cost was $250 plus shipping costs.
All is fine.
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Old 08-05-2015, 07:07 PM
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What is the address or website?
The info is on page 1 of this topic
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Old 08-06-2015, 10:09 AM
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Hi everyone,

I got my radio back from John, it cost me $430CDN for the repair.... Shipping was ridiculous because he chose the biggest box for a tiny radio lol i shipped it to him for $30CDN and it arrived safe and sound. He shipped it back lol and charged 68 U.S.

Besides that the radio was perfect no damage, John was easy to speak too, he marked repair so i didn't have to pay customs.

It's better then paying $2000 for a new radio ...


Shipping from the US is expensive to any international country. It is not just weight of the product; its also distance.
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Old 08-18-2015, 05:43 PM
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Smile Factory Repair service

I have sent my unit for repair and now it works like new...A friend also sent his after he saw mine fixed and also had a great outcome...I highly recommend them.
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Old 11-06-2015, 05:08 PM
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I had John at Factory Radio Service repair my ASK (Passenger door speakers no sound) and my L7 Amp (bass signal was garbage and blew original woofers) and I have to say that I love the way my system sounds now. I did the PnP harness from Technic and bought the 2 earthquake 4ohm 8" SWS subs for under the seats and powered them with a 600 watt BOSS amp. I just did all the tuning and it sounds fantastic! I could turn the gain up a bit and have crazier bass but I know I don't need it. Thanks to Technic and John!
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Old 11-18-2015, 11:35 AM
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I am really afraid about getting yelled at for asking this, but is there a guide for removing the L7 amp?
Would it be fine if I just kept the car parked and left it missing the amp while it was repaired?

Also: is John the only consensus option or has anyone come up with a guide for testing / repairing the capacitors in the L7 (assuming this was your problem)

In terms of L7 'epidemiology' is the capacitor issue the most common issue?
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Old 11-18-2015, 03:17 PM
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I am really afraid about getting yelled at for asking this, but is there a guide for removing the L7 amp?
Would it be fine if I just kept the car parked and left it missing the amp while it was repaired?

Also: is John the only consensus option or has anyone come up with a guide for testing / repairing the capacitors in the L7 (assuming this was your problem)

In terms of L7 'epidemiology' is the capacitor issue the most common issue?
may I suggest you do some research
( its not the capacitors that go bad / its the actual chip inside )

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Old 02-10-2016, 04:53 PM
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Hello could u give me your friends information that fixes the amp
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Old 02-10-2016, 04:58 PM
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Could I get his information
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Old 02-10-2016, 07:08 PM
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Hello could u give me your friends information that fixes the amp
Did you read page 1 ? The repair shop
Info is there with his # & everything
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Old 02-11-2016, 09:54 AM
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Did you read page 1 ? The repair shop
Info is there with his # & everything
Hey Paper, quick question...I've had zero sound for 2 years now as I'm currently getting my 2003 7 up and running again. I just replaced my plugs and coils, cleaned my MAF, fixed a coolant leak and replaced thermostat and now the car is running great, but I still have a couple issues to solve....1) Severe battery drain overnight on a full charge and 2) No sound from my system...If my logic 7 amp is the culprit regarding "zero sound" is it also possible that it's my battery drain as well? If so, can I simply remove it or the fuse or bypass it with a lollipop from BMW? I believe my blower motor resistor also went out and I've read where that can also drain your battery...I'm replacing it this weekend. Thanks for your time.
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Old 02-11-2016, 10:16 AM
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Could I get his information
909-944-8844
Factory Radio Service & Repair
9155 Archibald Ave Ste 403
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730-5257
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Old 05-24-2016, 03:14 PM
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what if you dont have the logic 7 and its a standard hifi do ask unit control the speakers in the front and the speakers in the rear deck
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Old 07-10-2016, 06:01 AM
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Hello all new to forum could someone please tell me where to locate the wiring diagram for the e66 ask unit need to know which colors are for which speakers thanks in advance
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Old 07-26-2016, 02:30 PM
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L7 tale of woe

I should have followed some of the advice here.

I took my car to a local audio shop and they told me they could fix my L7 amp for $1400 bucks. Well, I really wanted to get it fixed, so I let them do it. They took it out, and swapped it with a refurbished unit and it worked great. That is, until I took my car to the dealer to get a new battery ($600!!!).

So the dealer calls me and says they cannot program the car because the part number for the L7 unit is wrong. The audio dealer says this shouldn't matter, but the BMW dealer insists it is so. A bit of research turned up there are only two L7 amp part numbers for my 2008 E66:

65126961389 (my old unit)
65126941681 (refurbished unit I purchased)

Apparently, I need the -1389 part number L7 amp to properly program my car. Sigh.

So now, I have to have the audio dealer fetch my turned in core unit, have the audio repair shop refurbish it, and swap out the unit I received with my old unit (with the two diodes replaced). Only, I'm not sure if the audio dealer will do the right thing and refund part of my money because they are now only selling me my repaired unit and not a newly refurbished unit. I'll let you know how it turns out.

Anyone else run into the 'unable to program' issue with their E66?
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