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Forum: BMW 7 Series Forum (E38)

Discussion forum for the BMW 7 Series Sedan.
Model years: 1995 - 2001
Chassis code: (E38)

  1. 1994 740i CD-Changer Install

    Ok, I just got a 1994 740i the other day and managed to get a BMW changer to see if it would work in it. I looked at the radio and there is no mode...

    Started by DaMack‎, 01-02-2000 12:14 AM
    • Replies: 4
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  2. programming 1998 740iL remote control for rolling code garage door openner

    I have the 1998 740iL. Can you please tell me can I program the remote control on the rear view mirror to open rolling code garage door openner? ...

    Started by young707‎, 03-29-2016 09:32 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    04-01-2016, 08:24 PM Go to last post
  3. DINAN springs & Bilstein Sports

    I just installed this set-up, the same as in the '97 e-38 and the e32 and e23 before it. It's been a good combination for me and my old 7's. ...

    Started by Bill_Sharp‎, 03-18-2016 09:11 PM
    improvements, suspension
    • Replies: 0
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  4. 2001 740i Sport With Only 8k Miles

    Gorgeous color too. From the article: It's going to hurt your pocket at $30,000 firm, but what are the chances you are going to find...

    Started by mark0006‎, 05-16-2015 01:02 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    03-03-2016, 05:52 PM Go to last post
  5. Window Switch Cover

    Anyone on the board know the part number (see attach pic). The Up/Down switch cover front passenger side pop out. thanks.

    Started by tintin91‎, 02-22-2016 05:34 PM
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  6. 750il power steering and leveling bleed

    A little history Just Purchased car (Dec), was trucked from NJ To Washington state. When delivered Power Steering Noisy and Hard To Turn. Found...

    Started by bmwshoe2‎, 01-04-2016 10:39 PM
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  7. HVAC Controls Not Working

    This morning the controls that allow you to select where the air is diverted (dash, floor, etc) stopped working on my 1996 740iL. Note that I have...

    Started by dietzgw‎, 01-04-2016 06:11 PM
    • Replies: 0
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  8. Power Steering fluid leak = Service Engine Light?

    Anyone know if a leaking power steering fluid line will cause the Service Engine Soon light to illuminate when the level gets too low? That is the...

    Started by DaveInIndy‎, 04-25-2005 11:53 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    01-03-2016, 01:36 PM Go to last post
  9. Parting 95 740i

    Let me know if you need anything.

    Started by Sal in VA‎, 12-16-2015 12:24 AM
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    12-16-2015, 12:24 AM Go to last post
  10. 2000 740i bmw drive by wire accelerator not working( jerry75702)

    Hi my name is JERRY and I have a 2000 740i bmw and the accelerator or (drive by wire) will work fine when I start driving until I get about 10 or 15...

    Started by jerry75702‎, 04-24-2015 03:10 AM
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    04-24-2015, 03:10 AM Go to last post
  11. trunk actuator stopped working

    need help, guys! did alot of good stuff this weekend. I changed the intake manifold gaskets and the coolant tubes to the heads. Car runs really well...

    Started by soutine‎, 08-26-2003 03:05 PM
    • Replies: 19
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    04-11-2015, 03:37 PM Go to last post
  12. Anyone thought of Chromeline for fog lights?

    Just wondering if the DIY chromeline mod would look good on the fog lights now that I have the front all brightened up with Chrome grills, Chromeline...

    Started by jcarey‎, 06-05-2002 07:09 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    02-05-2015, 05:10 AM Go to last post
  13. So is this forum basically dead?

    I used to be fairly active on here, I guess 10 year or so ago. Been away from BMW for a while... still have my E38 but it doesn't really run anymore....

    Started by sweixel‎, 01-14-2015 07:52 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    01-31-2015, 07:41 PM Go to last post
  14. 740i 1998 boggs down

    On occasion the car gets bogged down as if its pulling a 2 ton sled. It is very intermittent and when shut down and restarted it will ride normal...

    Started by Unregistered‎, 11-06-2014 01:32 PM
    • Replies: 0
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  15. DSP Amp problem. How to remove and other question

    Sound intermittent. When sound comes back, crackling in volume changes on both radio volume control and steering volume control--primarily on...

    Started by carriereoneil‎, 02-22-2007 11:53 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 4,144
    10-14-2014, 06:26 PM Go to last post
  16. Lound Static Sound From Door Speaker

    Hi Just drove back my 2001 740il from the dealer (water pump job). When I turned off the engine, the driver side door speaker started to make...

    Started by theyus‎, 03-13-2008 10:22 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    10-08-2014, 04:11 PM Go to last post
  17. 1997 bmw 740i cluster problems

    I just bought a1997 Bmw 740i and the cluster doesn't show the digital readout ...so I have no idea what the mileage is....I got a 1998 cluster to...

    Started by Unregistered‎, 08-09-2014 10:30 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    09-06-2014, 10:31 PM Go to last post
  18. Jaguar XK8

    A friend just popped round is his new XK8, asked if I would like to try it (stupid question !), I have owned and driven several Jaguars over a period...

    Started by corplug‎, 12-06-2003 08:56 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 409
    08-09-2014, 05:55 PM Go to last post
  19. 2001 750il vs 740il 0-60 time?

    i'm shopping and have a few questions regarding 740il and 750il. 1. 0-60 time for 740il and 750il? i'd like to know both the official time by bmw...

    Started by neobmw‎, 05-21-2007 06:30 PM
    • Replies: 13
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    07-31-2014, 01:22 PM Go to last post
  20. Auxiliary cooling fan running continuously

    My auxiliary cooling fan on my 2000 740i just started to run continuously, even on a cold start. The engine temperature gauge warms up to a dead...

    Started by Greg-G‎, 05-01-2014 10:01 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    05-11-2014, 12:40 AM Go to last post
  21. What size and how many speakers in a '98 750iL?

    i'm trying to figure out exactly what comprises the audio system of my e38 750. does anyone have a listing of how many speakers, what size they are,...

    Started by calypso 750‎, 05-31-2001 08:38 PM
    • Replies: 15
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    04-16-2014, 01:46 AM Go to last post
  22. Sorry to ask im sure its in the archives, but i get an error message when i search...

    this is the error message i get when i search to arcives searchd error: per-query max_matches=500 out of bounds (per-server max_matches=0) i am...

    Started by skeho‎, 03-31-2014 09:00 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    04-13-2014, 12:13 PM Go to last post
  23. 2000 740i - Single Owner - Wonderful car

    You won't be disappointed with this beautiful piece of engineering. Maintained carefully since the beginning. ...

    Started by bayjack73‎, 03-29-2014 10:52 PM
    7-series e38 740i
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  24. 95 740il M60 to M62 swap tomorrow..help

    I have a 1995 740il with the M60 engine which has blown. I have a 1997 540i E39 donor car with M62. I have already pulled the motor out of the...

    Started by xjr786‎, 09-02-2007 12:05 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,027
    03-13-2014, 06:25 PM Go to last post
  25. e38 Manual mode of transmission operation

    Hey guys, how does the manual mode of the automatic transmission work on the e38? Is it steptronic? Is it as sophisticated as the steptronic in...

    Started by sp747‎, 04-02-2003 10:35 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    03-12-2014, 03:30 PM Go to last post
  26. 1997 740iL AM Radio goes "static" when braking

    As the title says. Whenever I am listening to any AM radio station and I hit the brake pedal, all I hear is static. Once I release the pedal, back...

    Started by akshatp‎, 08-30-2007 04:56 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-09-2014, 03:55 PM Go to last post
  27. new battery or battery charger?

    Should I get a wall plug in battery charger or new battery? My 98 BMW 740iL battery went dead. The battery crank was weak for last couple weeks....

    Started by JGY2001‎, 03-06-2014 12:31 PM
    • Replies: 0
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  28. High mileage e38's?

    As myself and others continue to rack up impressive miles pn our beloved car each year, I wonder who among us has held onto their 7er beyond 150,000...

    Started by shled‎, 03-10-2003 08:48 PM
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    • Replies: 23
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    01-10-2014, 01:01 PM Go to last post
  29. DSC question

    My car has decided to initiate the DSC system for no reason. As if it believes it's on ice. It MAY seem it happens more so on right turns. The ABS...

    Started by ebida3‎, 01-09-2014 07:21 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    01-09-2014, 07:21 AM Go to last post
  30. 740ilbmw 1998

    My 1998 740 il BMW wont start it cranks but won't start the lights and radio work but it won't start and I'm not getting any messages so????? What's...

    Started by Dawn.M.Acob43‎, 01-03-2014 09:58 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    01-03-2014, 09:58 PM Go to last post
  31. 1995 BMW 740i Speaker Upgrade Sizes

    Hi, I have a 1995 BMW 740i, and I wanted to uprgrade all of my speakers. I have DSP in the car so what sizes speakers do i need. Can you please...

    Started by GSXR70‎, 06-14-2003 10:27 AM
    • Replies: 13
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    12-27-2013, 03:31 PM Go to last post
  32. WTB: CD changer for 99 740i

    I'd prefer an OEM unit in good condition. Thanks, Pete 99 740i Sport Aspen Silver 90 M3 Alpine White

    Started by pfkuebler‎, 12-24-2003 07:22 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    11-24-2013, 07:04 PM Go to last post
  33. Car wont start and programing the key does not fix the problem what to do NEXT? Help

    Hi I have a 95 E38, with 220,000. The first problem was the key remote quit working over a year ago, no problem just used the key. Second thing...

    Started by samcrimm‎, 07-04-2012 11:29 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    11-17-2013, 11:07 PM Go to last post
  34. Transmission Problems 740iL

    I have rebuilt my transmission (2001 E38 740iL) and am still having some issues. I purchased the Master Rebuild kit from Rockauto.com for $400.00...

    Started by czellars‎, 09-25-2013 10:00 AM
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  35. 750i E38 comes crazy after two battery replacemente

    Hello, Yesterday I remove and recharge the auxiliary battery, and when I connected it the car comes really like a polstergeist. Starting external...

    Started by jfranco‎, 08-11-2013 07:35 PM
    battery replacement, electronics, inner lights, radio missed, windows
    • Replies: 3
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    08-18-2013, 08:38 AM Go to last post
  36. ABS Brake warning lights on

    I have a 1999 E38 740 iL with 188,000 miles. I recently had the ABS and Brake light warning come on intermittently along with the speedo not working....

    Started by timteague‎, 08-09-2007 02:56 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    07-24-2013, 10:58 PM Go to last post
  37. CPT8000 upgrade harness (84110009112) with SES (voice) jumper harness?

    Hi I have a 10/1999 750iL, it is phone ready (has DSUB 25 connector via S640a), i know i can fit the Digital upgrade (CPT8000 upgrade harness...

    Started by SFXGroup‎, 07-03-2013 10:34 PM
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    07-03-2013, 10:34 PM Go to last post
  38. 97 E38 AC Fan control

    Over the last couple months i have had my AC develop the following symtom. AC fan stops running when the following occurs. Car has been sitting...

    Started by xaviervp‎, 06-27-2013 09:49 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    06-28-2013, 06:51 PM Go to last post
  39. what\'s the difference between 5HP24 & 5HP30

    what's the difference between 5HP24 & 5HP30? are they different in gear ratio or simply the 5HP30 is better than 5HP24?

    Started by hungdynasty‎, 12-07-2003 06:35 AM
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    1 2
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    05-26-2013, 04:59 PM Go to last post
  40. Need help! My 2000 740il failed smog, mil/ check engine

    I live in california, just tried to smog my 740 and failed. Passed emissionns check but failed the fuctional check for the mil/check engine fuction....

    Started by jaycdub1‎, 05-23-2013 07:58 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 474
    05-25-2013, 03:20 AM Go to last post

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