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j2112 last won the day on June 22 2015

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  1. Gremlins Everywhere

    If it’s E60 the bt module is behind the carpet on the passenger side of the boot, over the wheel arch. If E61, I don’t know, sorry. Have a look on eBay or somewhere so you get an idea of what the module looks like.
  2. Thump on take off ......

    Yep, worth a look. No noise under braking though as far as I can tell?
  3. Title sounds a little dramatic, and I apologise! I’m sure this has been discussed before too, but I can’t find the thread ..... When moving off from standstill I have noticed over the last couple of days that there is occasionally a ‘thump’ from rear / underside. Sounds like there is something moving about in the boot (E60) but there isn’t. Cant see it being related, but the gearbox was serviced a couple of weeks ago and I had two new rear tyres fitted on Friday. No apparent effect on driving, but before I arrange to get underneath I thought I’d ask for any suggestions. I’ve seen prop shaft donuts mentioned before, but not sure what the symptoms would be if this was failing. My only experience of that was on an old Sierra which failed the mot though I hadn’t noticed anything untoward. Cheers.
  4. What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    I know!! I bought it second hand from a breaker to try it first. It’s the one above the battery, which has the damper/shock in it. Made a great difference
  5. What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Fitted the replacement boot spring/damper - that should stop it being so violent
  6. Mashed Potatoes Is A ECU Map Guru

    Interesting. Not something I’d be doing myself but was just curious as to how it worked, and whether I’d like to consider a proper map as an upgrade at some point ........
  7. BMW e60 Charge Issue

    I had similar issues although the battery didn’t go flat but had all the warning lights on dash, including charging fault, etc. The crank pulley is in two parts joined together by a rubber ‘doughnut ‘ which perishes. This didn’t happen all at once in my case and makes it hard to diagnose but having had to get brought home by AA (fan belt came off) I spent some time on the driveway and the pulley fell apart whilst I was ‘testing’ it!
  8. Mashed Potatoes Is A ECU Map Guru

    Nice thread - can I ask how you found out the map was poor? Can it be ‘read’ in some way? I apologise for having no knowledge of these things
  9. Brilliant write up, thank you. Something to bear in mind .......
  10. E60 remote coding required - gearbox sw update/VO change

    Nice work. Getting the box serviced in a fortnight and was just wondering about a sw update too .......
  11. E60 remote coding required - gearbox sw update/VO change

    So you got there in the end pal?
  12. I didn’t know the software could be updated at home. Interesting...
  13. Spiral rod in boot

  14. If you can't select the Bluetooth in that menu then you're module is definitely kaput. When mine failed I don't recall any real idrive issues
  15. What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Just cleaning really - washed, clayed, machine 'cut' (not very heavy), polish, sealant and wax. Hope that will help it through the winter. Still a list of jobs to do, but one thing at a time! Does show up the replacement sensors that I still haven't painted, and the damage to lower bumper which is still not fixed either