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#1129 of 1317 Re: Sat Radio for 2003 745Li [bks1]
Jun 10, 2005 (9:50 pm)
I just checked into this yesterday for my 2002 745i. The kids at the radio specialty shop AND the parts and service guys at the local BMW dealership all say it CAN'T be done by integrating XM or Sirius into the I-Drive display unit.
I was very surprised, though, when one of the installers let me try one of those XM hand-held units (kind of resembles an I-POD) with an FM modulator built in. It worked really well over the BMW's FM radio. Even though the radio unit is in the BMW's trunk, I got perfect reception, and this particular unit allowed you to choose from about 5 or 6 FM stations to escape interference. I had assumed the interior FM modulator wouldn't work in a 7-series, but since it worked so well, I think I'll go that route, just hiding power and antenna wires the best I can.
Good luck. Please post here if you figure out a way to send XM to I-Drive in a pre-2004 7-series
#1130 of 1317 Problem with the trunk of my 1995 740i
Jun 16, 2005 (4:10 am)
When I open my trunk with the remote or from inside the car, the lock does a few extra revolutions and ends up stopping in the worng position. So I am unable to shut the trunk until I've pressed the remote button a few extra times, so the locking mechanism ends up in the correct position. Has anyone had this problem and know how I can fix it? I don't want to take it to the dealership and spend hundreds of dollars on a seemingly minor problem. Thanks!
#1131 of 1317 Extended Warranty
Jun 16, 2005 (7:24 am)
Has anyone had experience with Warranty Direct for an extended warranty for a 2001 740il?
Jun 27, 2005 (11:02 am)
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#1133 of 1317 Re: Extended Warranty [lobdell]
Jul 10, 2005 (6:59 pm)
I had warranty direct too, and had issues with them. They were very picky about paying for certain components. I had suspension issues with my 2001 740IL and they did not cover any of the rear suspension components.
Then the second time BMW misdiagnosed the problem, and it ended up at another BMW dealer and again my warranty did not pick up the tab, when it should have been covered.
I personally think in my case I paid 2700 for nothing!
#1134 of 1317 Re: Tire Pressure for 2001 with Sports Package [lobdell]
Jul 10, 2005 (7:01 pm)
I'm running 32 and 32 also on my 2001 740IL and have no issues really.
#1135 of 1317 2002 BMW 745i
Jul 10, 2005 (7:03 pm)
I'm about to buy a 2002 745i with 12k miles on it. Any feedback on the car? I know it had some serious software issues but BMW extended the warranty to 100K and with the latest 17.1 software release alot of the issues have been resolved. Anyone else got any thoughts?
#1136 of 1317 Re: Tire Pressure for 2001 with Sports Package [rayden1]
Jul 11, 2005 (8:32 am)
What brand tires are you using? How is the tire wear? Do you like them? I am running Michelin Pilot Sport A/Ss. The rear tires wear very badly in the center for any tire pressure above 30 psi. At the recommended 37 psi, I probably could not get more than about 10k miles. Pilot Sport A/Ss handle and stop very well, but the wear is considerable. Any thoughts?
#1137 of 1317 Re: Tire Pressure for 2001 with Sports Package [lobdell]
Jul 13, 2005 (7:38 am)
Yes the Michelin's wear faster. I ran through a set earlier.
Now I've got The continental contisport contacts, and have had a little better luck. Not to great in wet weather.
In the winter I'll throw the stock 16's with michelin mxv4 pilots on em.
#1138 of 1317 740 IL Chech Engine Light help
Jul 13, 2005 (7:55 am)
My 1995 740IL chech engine light comes on intermittenty. Took it to he shop and the told me tha both Lambda sensors and their electronic box had to be changed. I agreed to the repair and after I took the car back the Check Engine light came back on again. After two more visit to the shop as the problem was not fixed I asked for the original parts to be put back.
The problem continues, the engine runs great. Any suggestions on what the problem might be?