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RichardP last won the day on October 24 2020

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

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  1. This may be of some relevance. BMW Audio System Sound Cuts Off after 40 seconds.pdf
  2. RichardP

    E39 CD changer plugs pinouts

    Having looked at your pinout above, it's not strictly correct! You'll find only three wires (maybe 4 in older cars). The pinout is : 1 : Left + (white) 2 and 5 : Common ground. (clear) 4 : Right + (black)
  3. RichardP

    E39 CD changer plugs pinouts

    Part 8 here, 61 13 6 954 554. https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=DE92-EUR-10-2002-E39-BMW-M5&diagId=61_5806 You also need some bushing contacts to go in it.
  4. My guess is that if the Spotify app is swapped out of active memory by the iOS then that will prevent Spotify from carrying on where it left off. If that is the case then the time will be random and depend on what else you have used on the phone, including background tasks like pulling e-mail, text messages etc.
  5. RichardP

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    If you use the BMW products, the washer fluid is mainly antifreeze with some other additives, the Intensive wash is mainly paint safe detergents and has a higher freezing point. As the BMW Intensive wash is no longer available, many people put a dilute washer fluid in the regular reservoir and more concentrated or neat fluid in the intensive wash.
  6. RichardP

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    The intensive wash reservoir is just behind the air intake filter box.
  7. RichardP

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Some cars have a second washer fluid tank and pump for intensive cleaning. There is an additional button on the wiper stalk that triggers this and BMW used to sell special Intensive Cleaner to put in the tank. The idea being that if you had a particularly dirty windscreen, just driven through a swarm of flies at 150mph on the autobahn for example, you could use the intensive wash to help clean it more quickly.
  8. RichardP

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I have a similar one, looks the same shape but has a different name. Started my M5 without any issues when it had a flat battery after someone unplugged my CTEK charger. Great to have in an emergency.
  9. RichardP

    Which 3 cars - lottery win

    BMW M12. Street legal McLaren F1 longtail. Tesla Roadster (if it's ever made). and I'd keep the jalopies I already have thanks.
  10. RichardP

    New to intravee

    It would be worth updating the the latest, see the thread on the GPS Epoch fix.
  11. RichardP

    New to intravee

    You can get the firmware version from the Setup->About->Software menu. The volume is a little lower than other inputs due to the clipping point on the CD Change input of some types of BMW radio. It’s just fractionally lower than the maximum direct output from the AI-Net which means it has to be reduced. Due to the relatively late point in the hardware development the only way to do this was to reduce it a bit more than necessary (its to do with the ratio of two resistors, one had to be changed from 100k to 66k, the ideal would have been about 90k but such a value is not made). The only DAB tuner that works is the TUA-T100DAB, there is no other AI-Net DAB tuner. You may be interested to look at the use of the Invery on the dock connector of the KCA-420i to enable Bluetooth streaming, and hence internet radio, there is a thread about it.
  12. RichardP

    New to intravee

    Which info? There is a sticky on how to update the Intravee. You should get a good quality FTDI chipset based USB/Serial adapter, something like this https://www.tronisoft.com/store/usb-to-serial-cable-ftdi-gold-plated-90cm Some of the cheep ones on e-bay etc won't work reliably at the speed required by the Intravee downloader.
  13. RichardP

    New to intravee

    Best find out which firmware version it has first. To do a firmware update you need a Windows laptop (or PC very close to your car) with a serial port or a USB/Serial port adapter.
  14. RichardP

    New to intravee

    Replacing the airbag should not make any difference to the Intravee settings. The Intravee automatically disables the OBC if any other text is displayed there, do you have any warnings like Washer Fluid Low etc.? You can also toggle the cluster display on and off, they may have changed that setting inadvertently. If you have the on-board computer screen displayed (or any other non audio screen), then change the audio source using the MODE button or the FM/AM button, the display will change to the audio screen for about 5 seconds, then it will change back. To toggle priority to the Audio screen and back, use the button that looks like two overlapping rectangles (it's actually a tape cassette in a tape drive). This is described in more detail in the user guide as virtually every new user of the Intravee (or any other audio integration type device) will ask about it at some point.
  15. RichardP

    New to intravee

    Sorry I forgot to reply to your PM, I was rather busy when you sent it, then it just got lost in my inbox. Something is not right, it should not behave like that at all. It should not say 'no ipod' if the music is playing and it should not matter if the music is playing or not when you plug it in. As you are using an iPhone you must have a dock connector to lightning adapter, is it a genuine Apple device? I suspect that this may be where the problem is, although it's possible the iPod cable is damaged or the charge converter is to blame. Worth checking if the KCA-420i has the wakeup mod as without it the iPhone can be a bit of a pain due to the short time it takes to go to sleep.