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    1980 E26, 1993 E34 M5 Touring, 2003 E39 M5, 2013 F06 M6 Gran Coupe

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  1. RichardP

    E39 M5 - steering vibration on braking

    I had a lot of issues with vibrations while braking in my E39 M5, I went through several sets of disks all of which were perfect to start with but quickly returned to vibrations when applying the brakes at any significant speed. Checked the calipers for sticking and they were fine. After some experimentation I came to the conclusion that it was pad deposits on the disk. Basically NEVER sit with your foot on the brakes, always use the hand brake, preferably nothing and try to keep rolling very very slowly if possible with just short applications of the brakes to slow you down or keep you going slowly if downhill. Since doing this I haven't had the issue again.
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    ai net breakout box

    2V is a bit low for the PXA-H100, but it did work for me, just rather quiet. What do you mean by 'reliable' does it come and go while you're listening or is it more either there or not there on a power cycle?
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    Jerky steering while Manoeuvering

    Replaced the pump with a remanufactured one as new are no longer available, problem has gone. So unless I managed to dislodge a very stubborn air lock in the process, looks like the pump was on its way out.
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    PXA-H100 install, no telephone sound

    It depends on the DSP system and how old it is. When using a BM54 the audio should be fed into the radio directly, all audio is. If using a BM24 the audio for the CD Changer goes directly into the DSP amp via a digital coaxial connection, but all other audio goes into the radio. Go back further and you start to get dual coil speakers in the front that take the phone signal, the amp just mutes when the phone is in use. But in a 2001 car with a BM54 the audio path 'should' be pretty straight forward, so the most likely issue is just the phone volume of the PXA being set to nothing by the Intravee because it's never been changed.
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    PXA-H100 install, no telephone sound

    This could be really simple, have you turned up the volume? The Intravee has two volume settings when used with a PXA, one for the phone and one for everything else. This is because usually you need the volume turned up pretty high for the phone and would otherwise be continually changing it when making/taking a call.
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    Jerky steering while Manoeuvering

    Steering fluid is new as the shocks were rebuilt, so it all needed refilling and bleeding etc. The only conclusion I think is that the pump is knackered.
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    Jerky steering while Manoeuvering

    I've whizzed the wheel back and forth several times but not with the wheels in the air. Does that make a difference? I think your description is right, first time I felt it I just thought it was the tyres gripping then slipping on the garage floor tiles. The wheel is not hard to turn at all, and you also get a thumping sound as the wheel turns. As the car warms up the frequency reduces until it does not do it at all. Would the steering box adjustment cause this? From what I've read (and I'm new to the E34 so that's maybe not a lot!) under adjustment causes sloppy steering, over adjustment makes it too tight and difficult to turn.
  8. Looking for some pointers as to the cause of jerky steering when stationary or moving very slowly. The car is my M5 Touring with servotronic steering. The jerky ness is worse when cold and better if the engine is revving a bit, the faster you turn the wheel the more it jerks, but even turning the wheel slowly is jerky. Ive checked the hydraulic fluid level, which was a little low and has been topped up, and as far as I can tell the belt that drives the pump is not slipping. Anyone any any idea what the cause might be?
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    E34 M5 Touring restoration

    A few improvements to the interior. Replaced the rather nasty and 'bling' Sony radio with a BMW Professional RDS. Of course the sound quality is relatively rubbish, but that's not the point of this car. Wheel re-trimmed by Royal in the original embossed leather. HVAC face plate replaced as it had been damaged somewhat internally in the past, probably when fitting the Sony radio. Radio/HVAC frame replaced, again internally damaged. Rev counter replaced, it was sticking very slightly between 1,500 and 3,000 rpm. The replacements oil temperature gauge is marked in Fahrenheit, I preferred the original Centigrade version so I'll try and get it repaired. Numerous small screw covers and clips replaced. I've also re-keyed the front passenger door lock as it was replaced due to damage and had a different key. More significant interior work will be done in a couple of months.
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    DAB+ for Australia

    I'll be rather sad if all the DAB stations and FM are turned off leaving just DAB+ transmissions. I wonder if there is any possibility of swapping out the DAB turner module in the TUA-T100DAB for a pin compatible DAB+ version?
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    General Intravee II doubts

    The switch firmware was included in the Intravee firmware initially, but removed from revision 6.02-6060 on (March 2012). There have been no updates since. If the switch firmware is out of date there will be a * next to the firmware version on the 'About' 'Switch' menu. It's unlikely it will be out of date, even if it is, the changes were very minor.
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    Ipod music cuts off during playback

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    Intravee install in a 1998 DSP car

    Have you tried setting the UI specifically to UI 6 using the console command setui 6 and then back to Auto mode with setui auto There is a possible issue if the UI is set to both auto mode and the UI setting mode. This could occur if the Intravee had been set to UI setting mode and then updated to a version of the firmware that supported the auto UI mode.
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    Intravee firmware loader issue - IV not working now

    Looks like you’re getting lots of random errors which eventually result in too many retries. This is almost certainly some sort of hardware/driver issue, but you don’t usually see this with a genuine serial port unless the PC is under a lot of load. There are often some settings in the serial port driver which you can access from Device Manager which may help, but I can’t telly you what as they are all different depending on the driver! it may be worth getting a USB adapter with FTDI chipset and trying with that.
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    Intravee firmware loader issue - IV not working now

    The Intravee is now sitting in the boot loader as the firmware checksum is incorrect due to that partial update. check nothing else is accessing the serial port, not sure what this might be these days as you’re not likely to have a model or serial mouse. Try the update again and record the output in the downloaded. If it fails again post the output file here.