Medved77

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    BMW E61 '05 3L Diesel, Jaguar XJ8 '98 3.2L Petrol

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  1. Did you clear the codes before reading them again. It's possible that these were already stored in memory. Lots of debate on this forum of the DPF not being able to regen if the glow plugs aren't working. If these are new codes, I'd start by changing the glow plug controller first. Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk
  2. If you get the package from CableShack it's an easy install and Jimmy is available to help with the install should you run into any issues. It's about £40 and lets you access many more functions than Carly can. Alternatively, post your location and see if a local forum member can help you out. Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk
  3. Reminds me of this... 2073 ft. Worst thing about it is it was still a building site!
  4. Perhaps a left field suggestion but my friends E39 was returning and reporting brilliant mpg. Issue was that one of the injectors was leaking so fuel was being delivered by 5 injectors only. Didn't notice it being down on power. Only realised the fault when the car started to have issues starting from warm. Changed the faulty injector and the mpg returned to normal expected returns. Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk
  5. My uncle used to install these. Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk
  6. Ah, didn't realise the struts were different with the auto tailgate. Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk
  7. A pair of aftermarked tailgate struts can be had for £65 if your client is willing to accept aftermarket parts: https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Automotive/Tailgate-Damper-Spring-Touring-year-construction-2004/B0193P14XY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1502296000&sr=8-1&keywords=bmw+e61+tailgate Not sure if this is relevant but there's a DIY thread here explaining how to refill the lift gate pump on the E61: https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2271371-How-to-refill-the-liftgate-pump-on-an-E60-Tailgate-not-opening-fully
  8. Any chance of a picture of the pin location? I out my issue down to broken wires in the tailgate but will check this first before dismantling everything else. Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk
  9. Picked up my car with a new MOT ticket with no advisories. I should be happier but the mechanic said when standing behind the with the engine idling his eyes were burning from the rich fuel mix coming from the tailpipe. He thinks the injector nozzles are dirty and he suggested a carbon clean to remedy it so I've booked that and someone's coming to the house tomorrow. Will report back.
  10. I was quoted £100 inc. delivery from Quarry Motors for a complete tailgate. If they have the same colour available I'd suspect that would be cheaper than a body shop visit. Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk
  11. My CIC hasn't even been added to the VO yet so pretty sure that'll be the first step. Bought one of the pre-coded units available on ebay, on the whole it's worked well although I've never had radio since buying it (not sure if this is because it's not communicating with the diversity antenna or whether there's some broken cables in the tailgate). Also, the memory seats used to adjust when unlocking the car, now it only occurs when the door is opened. I think this is because the CIC doesn't communicate to the CAS(?) module so the preference set in the IDrive makes no difference.
  12. OK, think I may hold off on that for now, I'm pretty sure I'll need to get my CIC coded to the car first in order for the combox (and a few other functions) to work. Will grab a bluetooth module for ~£80 in the meantime.
  13. Replied to your pm @shrink Thanks for your interest.
  14. Aaargghhh! I new someone would suggest that!! Now I want to do that and spend more money than I'd planned. Have you added the combox and if so, what was the procedure/prices/coding required?
  15. I need to replace my Bluetooth module and am looking at 2nd hand replacements from ebay. I can see there's 2 manufacturers, Continental and Motorola. Within these 2 types they have different production dates with different hardware and software versions. Does it matter which one I get? Ideally I'd like it to be a straight swap however I could code this myself if there was a guide. My current broken version is Motorola from 2005 so I'd prefer to get one with a later production date for longevity. If it makes any difference to the selection I've replaced my CCC with CIC. Attached is my current unit, apologies for the poor picture quality. Thanks. Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk