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    E39 M5, F06 M6 Gran Coupe, E26

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  1. RichardP

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    It does drive very well, feels like a go kart compared to the M6 GC and even the E39 M5. Relatively speaking it's not fast, but fast enough. Reminds me a lot of the E30 325i Touring that I had 25 years ago. Still a lot of work to do on the interior and quite a few other bits and pieces, but at least it's drivable and now at home.
  2. RichardP

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Collected her from Munich Legends and drove her for the first time. IMG_4664 IMG_4665
  3. RichardP

    Ipod music cuts off during playback

    If the UI mode is the issue then the above steps should fix it. To expand on the instructions : First, when working for any length of time (more than a few minutes) on your car, connect a battery charger!!! Download the Intravee 'downloader' tool from here Connect the Intravee to your PC via a serial cable, using a USB/Serial adaptor if required. Run the downloader program on your PC and select the COM port the Intravee is connected to from the menu. Ensure that the car ignition is on and the radio is selected (FM or AM etc.). Type the following commands into the downloader, if the Intravee is connected properly the command will be echoed back as you type and you will get a confirmation when you press the 'Enter' key. setui 6 setui auto reboot After pressing the 'Enter' key after typing 'reboot' the Intravee will restart, you will see some startup messages etc. If the UI mode was the issue, when you re-select the Intravee using the MODE button on the head unit, the problem should be fixed. You could use the opportunity while you have the Intravee connected to your PC to update to the latest firmware that works around the GPS Epoch issue from
  4. The button that looks like two overlapping rectangles, it's actually a head unit over a rectangle, it's position varies depending on your monitor type. See the user guide Page 45 for it's location. If you don't know what it is, it's the problem!
  5. The most likely cause is not using the ‘rectangles’ button to switch to audio screen priority. It’s easy to forget to do this as it’s not very intuitive.
  6. RichardP

    Intravee thinks it's 1850

    If you want the date to be correct, yes.
  7. RichardP

    Car's real-time date screen overwrites nav data.

    If you are using a full screen type display then the Nav arrival time and distance to destination are not displayed. This is a function of the Nav. The only way to have both the Intravee Vehicle Info and Nav Arrival Time/Distance is with a Mk IV Nav set to split screen mode.
  8. RichardP

    Car's real-time date screen overwrites nav data.

    Which screen mode are you using for the car data? Forced full screen, static split screen, static full screen, regular split screen or regular full screen? The KCA-420i does not report either the length or time remaining when playing a track so displaying time remaining is not possible.
  9. RichardP

    KCA-420i wake-up mod

    So long as the battery has enough charge to run the iPod for about 30 seconds the older CPU mod should work. The KCA-420i with the single wire mod would be better suited to the car that is used less frequently.
  10. RichardP

    KCA-420i wake-up mod

    Probably make sense, depending on the iPods you have in the cars.
  11. RichardP

    KCA-420i wake-up mod

    That is an earlier version of the mod which uses a small CPU to wake up an attached iPod. It should work fine unless you have an iPod that has a totally flat battery.
  12. RichardP

    F10 misting up inside...

    If you pay a small contribution then you should get warranty on the item, if they will allow it. Legal saying “No compensation without consideration.” i.e. if you pay nothing then you get nothing.
  13. RichardP

    E28 in Mission Impossible - Fallout

    It's not uncommon for the props departments to do pretty massive bespoke builds on the cars used for films with chases like this. I'd not be at all surprised if that was a 520i with a much more powerful modern engine dropped in. No way in hell is that an M5.
  14. RichardP

    Firmware V6.02-7058 and User Guide

    I don't know why it does not work then, some of the iBus codes are very specific to certain module revisions so maybe your GM has been replaced at some point for a version that's not normally in an E39. You could try the 'cw' command followed by any of these command codes : 44 o/s/r up 45 o/s/r down 46 n/s/r up 47 n/s/r down 65 both front down 66 both rear down 87 comfort opening 88 comfort closing for example cw 45 should cause the off side rear window to go down.
  15. RichardP

    Firmware V6.02-7058 and User Guide

    You will need to have comfort closing enabled as an option for this to work. The comfort closing option will instigate the window close, this option in the Intravee should enable the windows to close fully even if you release the lock button.