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About Dotcom1970

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  1. Dotcom1970

    Active steering

    got any diagnostic codes? Steering Angle Sensor perhaps?
  2. Dotcom1970

    BST (Battery Safety Terminal) Bypass

    Yeah, but I didn't know that at the time...
  3. Dotcom1970

    BST (Battery Safety Terminal) Bypass

    Yup - you should be able to unplug it near the battery end, and insert your resistor into the plug Start car, clear codes, and job done.
  4. Dotcom1970

    BST (Battery Safety Terminal) Bypass

    Yup, fitted a bypass kit and no problems since. I used one of these BST Bypass The cable crimps are a bit fiddly to install so be careful.
  5. Dotcom1970

    E60/E61 Parts

    Just sent you an PM
  6. Dotcom1970

    E61 Air Con Compressor

    Get a proper leak/pressure test done first
  7. Dotcom1970

    Car randomly dies when driving

    Ahh, good point!
  8. Dotcom1970

    Car randomly dies when driving

    Underneath the car, under passenger seat area. you need to remove the undertrays
  9. Dotcom1970

    What brand coolant hoses

    Vaico seem to reasonable
  10. Dotcom1970

    Car randomly dies when driving

    fuel filter blocked? fuel pump weak and needs replacing?
  11. Dotcom1970

    Hydraulic boot strut popping off ball joints

    I think if you look at the ball pin that's attached to the car, it does have what looks like a normal nut fixing, so you could try applying some force on it using a torque wrench and see if it comes undone....
  12. Dotcom1970

    Rear right wheel speed sensor

    or it's the actual ABC/DCS module that's faulty, and the error is a false positive. I know the E39 suffered from this (mine certainly did) due to it's location near the exhaust manifold, leading to heatsoak/cooling, whereas on the E61, it's much further forward on the left side of the engine, away from anything hot.
  13. Dotcom1970

    Hydraulic boot strut popping off ball joints

    Oops, helps if I read the post fully... Which strut pops off? If it's not the hydraulic one, (the one on the right as you look at the boot) you can buy a replacement, part number 51247201468 (£75 for a genuine one) The struts are different on the non hydraulic models and have a different part number 51247178273 (£57) although the pictures suggest they both have the same Code E61HK on them
  14. Dotcom1970

    Hydraulic boot strut popping off ball joints

    Yup, I had a similar issue on my non automatic tail lift. You can buy just the screw in ball socket part and see if that cures it. I did get one, but never got around to fitting it. I think the ball socket wears, and the strut then doesn't grip it properly, hence why it pops off. Part Number: For vehicles with automatic trunk lid mechanism S316A=Yes 05 Ball pin M10 1 41627148797 05 Ball pin M8 1 41628259236
  15. Dotcom1970

    E60/E61 Parts

    If you already have an active cd changer, then it should just be a straight swap, although some have reported that you do need additional coding... Video here on what you need to do though...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2k4jnPnOMG0