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  1. golfpaul

    Options list

    Can I see what extras the car had when it was built, maybe by reg/ vin? I'm looking to purchase and wondered if there is a way to check what spec/options the car has. Thanks.
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    Warning messages

    Cheers Dan. I had a e60 530d until someone wrote it off. I then picked up.a.e61 525i msport touring, lovely car but just no power! I've seen a 530d for sale near here so may look at that, it's an 05 with 110k.
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    Warning messages

    Fair enough, I'll keep searching...
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    Warning messages

    Understood. What could be the worst case scenario? Could the abs/traction be as bad as imminent brake failure, or as simple as a wheel sensor? Airbag/seatbelt - likely to be a sensor, or could it be more? Thanks.
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    Warning messages

    Hi all. I'm been looking at a 530d for sale but is showing some warning messages: Airbag/seatbelt Abs/traction. I'm taking my code reader to see if I can decipher the issues. Are these warnings pretty generic, or would they point to something specific? Thanks.
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    Tailgate electrical issues

    Ahh understood. God this looks a mission - what's the easiest way to open the glass part?
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    Tailgate electrical issues

    The switch must have a contact which lets the car know it's open, I think this is causing the boot lights to remain on. When the glass section is open it stops the washer and wiper from working, I have all these symptoms.
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    Tailgate electrical issues

    Cheers Gonzo. I'm wondering if my.lateat issue is as a result of a dodgy boot window switch. The boot glass won't open, but I believe the car thinks it's open so is keeping the interior lights on. Also, when the glass section is open it disables the wiper and sprayer - these are all the issues in having. I need to try and open the glass section but it looks a ball.ache.
  9. 2004 e61. Ok, so randomly the glass tailgate would open when starting the car, this was annoying but i got used to it.Today the glass section opened and would not shut, after 20 attempts and a really hard slam it shut.Fast forward a few hours to tonight, it now appears that the glass section will not open - the rear wiper and sprayer dont work, and the boot interior lights are now on, even with the car locked...Whats going on?!
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    Tuning box/remap 525i

    Does anyone have any experience of remapping these? Any real improvement?
  11. golfpaul

    Tuning box/remap 525i

    Think you're right mate. God I miss my 530d!
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    525i, slow?

    Thanks, what may cause that?
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    525i, slow?

    Thanks I'll try what you said. I've heard of the ' ignition on - foot on accelerator for 30 secs ' thing, never knew it beeped though... I'll go try, if not I'll pull the battery for a while.
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    525i, slow?

    Ha, no it goes nothing like that! I've scanned for codes and none are present, it does feel gearbox related to me. Seems really bogged down and sluggish between around 1500-1750 revs, accelerating within that range needs a real shove of the accelerator which generally kicks down and tries to shoot off - it's not a good look! Any DIY checks I can do on the gearbox before I get my wallet out ...? Thanks.
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    Tuning box/remap 525i

    Understood. Would a tuning box be beneficial on one of these engines, I know remaps.are available but the increase only looks minimal, would that increase make a difference in real world driving?
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