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edd_jedi last won the day on January 11

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    2005 E61 530d Sport

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  1. edd_jedi

    Digital dashboards!

    It will be interesting to see how long they last, I reckon many will die after 5-6 years and I bet they're not cheap to replace
  2. Still got quite a few niggles to sort on mine, will be leaving most of them for warmer weather: Front passenger side PDC Polish yellowing headlamps with 3M restore kit (will tak the lights out and do the PDC at the same time) Replace/clean the DPF as although it is now regenrating, I get the blocked error after a while Figure out why I am getting error code 3F57 (could be a split hose) Fix the drivers heated seat (doesn't work) Owning a 15 year old BMW, there's no such thing as finished!
  3. edd_jedi

    BMW E61 530D problem

    Doesn't the tailgate wiring loom breaking cause all kinds of weird electrical errors like this?
  4. edd_jedi

    E61 Ipod install problems

    I have tried mine with three devices - iPod Classic 80GB, 4th generation Nano, and my current iPhone XS. All work fine. Even though MP3 discs are working, might be worth plugging in a code reader and checking your Vehicle Order as that was the piece of the puzzle missing when I got mine working.
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    E61 Ipod install problems

    That is strange, I had the same behaviour until I had coded in MP3 playback. From memory I didn't code anything else, you can add iPod to the Vehicle Irder but I believe all that does is change CD to MP3 in the menus, mine works just fine without that. I guess it's possible the unit is faulty, what are you trying to connect to it? If an iPod, does the iPod display a BMW logo on its screen?
  6. Here you go, £13 delivered and it includes the loom you need to butcher: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174074265137 Don't worry that it's from an E90, all that differs is the length of the battery cable but I put an E90 one in my E61 and it reached fine.
  7. Yep that's the IBS cable which has been disconnected, you should find the other end of the connector near the tail light. From your photo I can see you have the older IBS which is bare metal, if you check out my guide in the first post I would recommend replacing it with the later 'sealed' type which seem to be much more reliable. You can get one for about £20 on eBay, and then all you need to do is swap over the connector on the red cable with your old one (either solder or crimp it.)
  8. I'm not familiar with that code, but it's definitely worth checking if it's been disconnected or is perhaps loose
  9. I check my cars fault codes this morning and a new one has come up, 3F57. I've Googled it and most people seem to be reporting power loss or even limp mode. As far as I can tell, the car seems to be driving fine. Can anyone advise what this might be and what I should check please?
  10. I was wondering if anybody has experience with something like this? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/391874400108 I have an earlier E61 (2005) so I believe the DPF is very easy to access/replace, so it should be pretty cheap and straight forward to put one of these in - if they work! I don't do a great deal of driving so even if it lasted 50k miles that would last me a few years. My car is regenerating fine, however it has now done nearly 140k and I occasionally get the 480A fault code indiciating it is nearing the end of its ash capacity. And no I'm not interested in gutting/removing it, thanks.
  11. My car was built in 2005 so doesn't have engine start/stop, and I don't think I have an AGM battery either (Yausa YBX5020.) Experiences may vary, but I can tell you that for the first year I owned my car I was plagued with battery issues, it must have gone flat a dozen times and I would regularly get the 'excessive battery drain' error after just a couple of days without use. The new battery I have in there now didn't solve the problem, and yes I did register it. However since repairing the IBS almost 2 years ago, I can now happily leave my car without being used for several weeks, it will start first time without any errors, and the battery hasn't gone flat once. Personally I'm of the opinion that BMW wouldn't have fitted the IBS in the first place if it served no purpose. It's entirely logical that modern cars with many electronics systems (including ones that stay powered on after the car has been locked such as wi-fi, iPod interface kit etc) will need a more intelligent battery charging system than an old(er) car. As said in my original post though, if you're lucky enough to use your car daily, you probably won't notice any problems even with a knackered IBS and battery.
  12. edd_jedi

    Intelligent Battery Sensor

    Yes but for decades cars didn't have more electronics than a Currys shop! That's why modern cars need an IBS. For example, my car has an iPod interface and wi-fi hotspot. Both stay on for around 15-30 minutes afte the car has turned off.
  13. edd_jedi

    Intelligent Battery Sensor

    Bad advice I'm afraid, that's a bodge not a fix. The IBS serves an important purpose. Have a read of this if you want to know how to fix it:
  14. edd_jedi

    New to the E60 club

    If you're new to the E60, before spending money on cosmetic upgrades I'd spend some time checking out the common faults, eg DPF, glowplugs/module, thermostats, IBS etc. A lot of these problems will be 'invisible' on a test drive but can cause major issues down the line. Get some kind of code reader, either Carly for your mobile phone or if you're feeling more adventurous a proper cable and laptop software.
  15. Oh and yes, fitting a new battery without registering it (or replacing the IBS if it is faulty) will result in another dead battery before long.