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BMW 7 Series, Electrical, Engine, Sedan
#280 of 831 02 745i Problems
Jul 03, 2005 (10:56 am)
I purchased a used 2002 745 in March 04 with 19K miles. I had read many of the reports regarding quality issues and realize BMW's are not Toyotas(I have owned both before). Since March 04, the following problems have occurred. 1. Airbag Failure light(no found issues) 2. Passenger Window Broken 3. AC Never worked right 4. Navigation System-didn't work(slow) 5. Bells going off when the car is parked and key removed 6. Hum in Speaker 7. Air Seats not blowing properly 8.Radio not showing presets. The car looked and drove great. Couldn't stand all the problems..traded it in on a Lexus at 38K miles 11 months later. Lexus, 5000K miles no problems. I will keep my 1999 Z3, but will never buy another BMW. I heard the factory is offering a 100K warranty for 02 and 03 owners. It would be great If BMW would have sent that information to me(they didn't). Very Sad.
#281 of 831 Owners Manaul for 1995 730i
Jul 05, 2005 (11:51 am)
I'm currently stationed overseas in Europe and just purchased a 1995 730i. The car is truly awesome but the owners manual is in German; is there anyway to get the owners manual in English via PDF file or purchasing one so I can truly understand all the features and capabilities of this great machine?
#282 of 831 Re: Owners Manaul for 1995 730i [95730i]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jul 05, 2005 (3:21 pm)
I'd try eBay or have a friend in the USA buy one at a BMW dealer and send it to you. Keep in mind though there is no 730i in America, only a 530i. So you might have to try a dealer in the UK.
Jul 05, 2005 (8:09 pm)
I just got a 1993 740il used and for the most part it has been great. I put a few things into it before I took ownership and the dealer was a friend of the family so he also did a few things that ordinarily would not have happened. The car is in mint condition inside and out especially for this many years old. It truly was a pampered car who ever had it. Ok, now the problem....Of late, every time I step on the brake the 1 Brake Light comes on with a bell sound. I check the bulb and the brake light is fine. After the car is turned off the 1 Brake Light sounds and continues to display. I guess at some point it goes off because it is not on when I get back in the car. As soon as I step on the brake I get the warning again. Why is this happening!!! The bulb is fine. I was trying to avoid a trip to the dealer because all of the early gifts from the dealership are through. Is this a prelude to electrical problems I have heard so much about with BMW's? Any advice I would greatly appreciate it.
#284 of 831 94 740i transmission
Jul 06, 2005 (7:18 pm)
94' 740i with 140K. Always maitiamned and the transmission has developed a strong surge / firm shift when shifting into the 5th gear.
Fluid has been verfied . Looking for thoughts to follw-up that may assist. BMW want to replace....
Service company indicates it somewhat normal. Everyone has different thoughts.
#285 of 831 Brake Linings for 740il
Jul 08, 2005 (6:31 am)
Do i need to change the Rotors if i change the Brake Pads.The car computer says check the brake linings.Pls Suggest.
#286 of 831 Re: Brake Linings for 740il [hotskydiver]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jul 08, 2005 (7:35 am)
Depends on their condition. If they are worn down or grooved, you follow BMWs recommendations. They may require that you replace rotors and not turn them, I'm not sure on this particular model. Rotors aren't all that cheap for this car so I wouldn't just chuck 'em like you would with a Honda. Also you have a big fast heavy car and you don't want to cut corners.
So to summarize:
1. Does BMW authorize turning rotors at al for your model?
2. Are your rotor surfaces in pristine condition or are they grooved or smooth but worn too thin?
#287 of 831 Re: Brake Linings for 740il [Mr_Shiftright]
Jul 08, 2005 (9:05 am)
Thx for the Info
#288 of 831 Re: Owners Manaul for 1995 730i [Mr_Shiftright]
Jul 10, 2005 (3:23 am)
will i find everything I need in a US printed 7 series owners manual for a 730i. I understand that the 730i is not available in the US but will the manual cover the specifics? if not what would not be covered?
#289 of 831 Re: Owners Manaul for 1995 730i [95730i]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jul 10, 2005 (10:04 am)
Well what I meant was you won't find a US printed manual for a 730. You might find a UK printed one however.
I'd have to do some research, as I'm not sure how a 730i differs, having never seen one.