BMW 7-Series

Introduced in 1977, the BMW 7-Series is the flagship car of German automaker BMW and is only available as a sedan or an extended-length limousine. This series of BMW car traditionally introduces technologies and exterior design theme before dropping down into the smaller sedan in BMW's lineup product.

2,189 Questions
BMW 3-Series
BMW 7-Series

How much does it cost to replace a timing change on a BMW 740I?

Dealer $600 -$800, independent mechanic $450-500.

Cars & Vehicles
BMW 7-Series

What are the windshield wiper sizes for BMW 735i?

This will vary based on the year of the BMW 735i. Since lengths change often and there are over 22 wiper blade arm attachments, always look up by make, model and year. See sources and related links below for more information.

Transmission Fluid
BMW 7-Series

How do you refill or change the transmission oil in a BMW m50 auto trans with no dip stick?

In order to check or change trans fluid on BMW vehicles with no dipstick a hoist or set of ramps is needed. Remove upper plug in drain pan under the vehicle. make sure vehicle is running for level inspections. Do not run vehicle if draining fluid!

proper level of oil when vehicle running is level with opening in side of trans oil pan.

BMW 7-Series

How do you lower remove back seat of BMW 7 series?

Just grab in the middle of the front of both seatsand pull up and out and wolla.

BMW 7-Series
Opel Vectra

What does the BMW logo stand for?

Bavarian motor works

BMW is Bavarian Motor Works.

The "logo" is the rotation of a propeller on an aircraft engine. BMW started with aircraft engines, then motor cycles, then cars.

BMW 3-Series
BMW 7-Series

How do you open the doors of BMW 735I?

Although i have a 735IL it may be different, but the handle located on the door itself opens it.

BMW 3-Series
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What does eml warning light on a BMW mean?

The "EML" warning light in a BMW indicates a problem with the "drive by wire" throttle control system." "EML" is an acronym for "Elektronische Motorleistungsregelung". Loosely translated from the original German for the BMW owner means Electrionic Engine Power Control.

"EML" is BMW's system name for electronic throttle management. The "EML" system, in it's most basic sense consists of an accelerator pedal (with an electronic position sensor), a computer module (usu. integrated with the main engine computer), and an EDK (Elektronische Drosselklappe or Electronic throttle valve). The EDK is also known as a "drive by wire" throttle. "EDK" throttles use a computer controlled stepper motor rather than a purely mechanical linkage (usu. metal cable attached directly to the accelerator pedal) to control the opening and closing of the throttle plate. "Drive by wire" throttles are very common on modern vehicles starting in the late nineties up through the present day. "Drive by wire" technology enables very precise throttle control to improve drivability and vehicle emissions, as well as many convenience features like electronic cruise control, traction control & stability control.

BMW first implemented "drive by wire" in very limited quantities on the most expensive & sophistocated BMW models starting in 1988. The latest generation of advanced vehicle features to take advandage of "drive by wire" technology are radar guided cruise control, accident avoidance control, autonomous-driving, and autonomous-parking systems.

BMW 7-Series

How much will BMW 740il transmission cost?

Depends which year etc but likely $5000+++

Car Batteries
BMW 7-Series

BMW 740i battery light on?

Usually indicates a charging system problem. Could be as simple as a broken alternator belt.

Steering and Suspension
Power Steering
BMW 7-Series
Dodge Caravan

Where can you find the power steering fluid reservoir of 1988 BMW 735i?

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BMW 7-Series

How do you tow a BMW 745i?


Transmission Fluid
BMW 3-Series
BMW 7-Series

How do you check the automatic transmission on a BMW?

If you want to check the fluid level there are 2 options. Either your trans will have a dipstick or it will be sealed. If it has a dipstick warm the car up and park on a level surface. Shift through all gears and check the dipstick with the engine running car in park. If there is no dipstick it is more complicated. There is a drain plug somewhere on the side that will drain out any excess fluid.

All German Manufacturers (ZF?)are doing the latter described above i.e. sealed for life/death. See the following link for changing the ATF on a VW Passat, generally things will probably be much the same on your BMW. Would you ever buy another German car?

Steps to check ATF:

1. Lift up car on jacks

2. locate fill plug on tranny bay

3. unscrew and remove

4. if oil is level with the bottom of the hole, then it is full

5. if not, add oil with a pump(can find at autozone or csk for like 10 bucks)

6. screw plug back on and you're done

(oh yeah, oil will most likely be Dexron III if car is from the 90s)

BMW 7-Series
Oldsmobile Aurora
VW Rabbit
DIY Projects

How do you change the low beam bulb on a 2002 Aurora?

Remove the two headlight mounting bolts and slide the entire headlight assembly forward. You can then disconnect the Bulb from the sockect and remove the bulb from the headlight housing. Installing is just as easy. Install the new bulb, connect the blulbs electrical connection and re-install the headlight. Should take about 5 minutes all togather.

BMW 3-Series
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BMW 7-Series

Reset warning light for 2006 BMW 750Li?

Depends on the warning lamp. Consult your local dealer.

BMW 7-Series
Nissan Titan
Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer

How do you reset computer on your titan?

I have a Titan and you cannot reset the computer by diconnecting the battery. It must be taken to the Nissan dealer and have it cleared.


ECU Resetting

Timing is extremely critical. If it is NOT DONE within the specifird time, the ECU will not reset and the Check Engine Light (CEL) will continue to remain ON. A stop watch or an analog clock with a second hand will be useful.
Operations Procedures:
1. Confirm that accelerator pedal is fully released, turn ignition switch "ON" and wait 3 seconds.
2. Repeat the following steps (2a and 2b) procedures quickly five times within 5 seconds.
2a. Fully depress the accelerator pedal (HARD).
2b. Fully release the accelerator pedal.
3. Wait 7 seconds, fully depress the accelerator pedal and hold for approx. 10 seconds until the CEL starts blinking.
4. Fully release the accelerator pedal (while the CEL is still blinking).
5. Wait 10 seconds.
6. Fully depress the accelerator pedal and hold for more than 10 seconds.
7. Fully release the accelerator pedal (The CEL light will continue to blink).
8. Turn ignition switch to "OFF" position and now you can start the car. The CEL light should be gone.
If the CEL light continues to remain ON, repeat the above steps. Timing is extremely critical for resetting the ECU.
Accelerator Pedal Release Position Learning
Operation Procedure:
1. Make sure that the accelerator pedal is fully released.
2. Turn ignition switch "ON" and wait at least 2 seconds.
3. Turn ignition switch "OFF" wait at least 10 seconds.
4. Turn ignition switch "ON" and wait at least 2 seconds.
5. Turn ignition switch "OFF" wait at least 10 seconds.
Throttle Valve Closed Position Learning
Operation Procedures:
1. Make sure that accelerator pedal is fully released.
2. Turn ignition switch is "ON."
3. Turn ignition switch is "OFF" wait at least 10 seconds.
Make sure that the throttle valve moves during above 10 seconds by confirming the operating sound.
Idle Air Volume Learning (Throttle Position Learning)
Operation Procedures:
1. Perform "Accelerator Pedal Released Position Learning."
2. Perform "Throttle Valve Closed Position Learning."
3. Start engine and warm it up to normal operating temperature.
4. Turn ignition switch "OFF" and wait at least 10 seconds.
5. Conform that accelerator pedal is fully released, turn ignition switch "ON" and wait 3 seconds.
6. Repeat the following (steps 7a, 7b) procedures quickly five times within 5 seconds.
7a. Fully depress the accelerator pedal (HARD)
7b. Fully release the accelerator pedal.
8. Wait 7 seconds, fully depress the accelerator pedal and hold for approx. 20 seconds until the Check Engine Light (CEL) stops blinking and turned ON.
9. Fully release the accelerator pedal within 3 seconds after the CEL is ON.
10. Start engine and let it idle.
11. Wait 20 seconds.
12. Rev up the engine two or three times and make sure the idle speed and ignition timing are within the specifications.
Crankcases and PCV Valves
BMW 7-Series
Lincoln Town Car

Where is the PCV Valve on a 89 5.0 Lincoln Town Car?

Hey William==It is in the valve cover. GoodluckJoe On most cars it is in the valve cover but on the 5.0L Ford, Lincoln, Mercury engines it is actually in the intake manifold back by the firewall. About the only way to get to it is to climb up onto the engine from the passenger side and look and feel down in there. Check out this site for a few pictures. The one on there is a Mark VII 5.0L but the only difference is the direction the intake manifold is facing. For all things Lincoln, check out and venture into the forums. A wealth of good knowledge there from Lincoln owners all over the world. Literally.

Crankcases and PCV Valves
BMW 7-Series
Grand Am SE

Where is the PCV valve on a car located?

On the valve cover or in the intake manifold.
Usually valve cover since it's supposed to vent crankcase. It will have a vac hose, so that should help find it as well.

BMW 7-Series

When should I change my BMW 740 timing chain?

I asked a service rep at Classic BMW in Plano that question and he said "never".

The 740 has a timing chain, not a timing belt. Cars with timing belts usually have to change it every 80-100k miles, but this does not apply to timing chains. If your timing chain is intact, you should not have to have it replaced. Chains do not stretch or wear out.

More likely, if you have a E38 (1994-2001), the timing chain may rattle, which is NOT an indication of a problem with the timing chain. There is a timing chain tensioner that loses its ability over time to apply proper tension to the chain, and that is a relatively easy and inexpensive replacement. Another well-known problem is that you may eventually need to replace the timing chain GUIDES, which is plastic and can wear and break off over time.

Flats and Tire Pressure
BMW 3-Series
BMW 7-Series

How do you turn off BMW X3 tire pressure light?

Inflate the tires to the recommended pressure, this information is located on the driver side door jam when you open the door. Put the car in park. Turn the key to the on position. Hold down the tire pressure button (exclamation point (!) with tire tread under it) for 10 seconds then release. The indicator light will turn off.

The pressure can be set to any pressure you would like depending on altitude and temps but it is recommended you use the factory specs on the door.

I have a 2006 BMW 330xi. It does not have the iDrive Navigation system. To fix this problem make sure you have the correct pressure in all 4 tires, and your spare if you have one. Then on your control stick (on the left hand side) flick the switch up until you see the (!) icon. Hit the button on the end of the stick and an arrow will appear saying reset. Hit the button again, this time holding it in and then you'll see it say reset.

Chevy Silverado
BMW 3-Series
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Dodge Ram

How can you increase the horsepower of a 1996 740iL?

I have installed everything from cold air intakes, exhaust and software mods to complete supercharging systems . depends on how much power you want and money you want to spend.

Spark Plugs and Wires
BMW 7-Series
Mitsubishi Galant

How do you change the spark plugs on a 2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES?

Dont you mean where is Jimmy Hoffa, what happens when you fly over the Bermuda Tri-angle?, Who shot kennedyThese are questions easierly answered.Good luck !

BMW 7-Series

Where is the fuel pump relay at on a 1993 BMW 740i?

its in the trunk on the right side above the fuses above batterry

BMW 3-Series
BMW 7-Series
Currency Conversions

Is it cheaper to buy a BMW in Euros in Germany and have it shipped to the US or to buy it in the US with dollars?

It is cheaper to buy a BMW in the United States with US dollars then Euros in Germany, for a couple of reasons. If you have noticed that BMWs have gone up in price over the past couple of years it is because of the exchange rate. Before one US dollar would get you 1.25 Euros, now the trend has changed. One US dollar get around 0.75 Euros. So in essence when you bought a BMW years ago and paid $30,000 US dollars that would equate to 37,500 Euros. Now take into account the exchange rate change. A $30,000 US Dollar BMW would equate to 22,500 Euros. This is a difference of 15,000 Euros for one vehicle. They make less money per car now but since the US is the largest market for BMWs they will not charge an extra 15,000 Euros per vehicle. That would lose great market share. BMWs have gone up to help cover the loss in the exchange rate. Therefore, since Germany operates on Euros the exchange rate doesn't affect them in country and the price of the vehicle goes up accordingly to their internal inflation rate. The biggest reason to not purchase a BMW in Europe is taxes. Depending on where you live the sales tax rate differs but will be somewhere between 4% to 9%. The sales tax rate eludes me currently in Germany but it is much higher somewhere near 17%. Now if you buy that car in Germany for 17% and you ship it to the US you will have to pay registration and sales tax fees when it enters the US. Also, if you buy it in Germany you will have to ship the vehicle at a much greater price. Since BMW ships thousands of vehicles a year they get a destination charge from the Germany factor to the dealership at approximately $550.00. If you ship a vehicle on your own you would spend approximately $1000.00 to $2,500.00 to ship the vehicle. My recommendation is to buy a BMW in the US at an authorized dealership and save yourself the headache and cost. Currently, BMW has an awesome program called European Pick-up. If you are going to Europe for vacation and are buying a new BMW, BMW will have your car ready for you at a dealership in Europe and you can drive you vehicle while you are on vacation. They even pay for your insurance. Once you are ready to come back to the US, you simply take the vehicle to an authorized BMW location and they will ship it to your local BMW dealership. This is all offered at no extra cost. Hope this was helpful for you.

BMW 3-Series
BMW 5-Series
BMW 7-Series

How do you reset the key for BMW 7 series?

You go to geek squad.

BMW 7-Series

How do you jumpstart a 1995 BMW 740i?

never from another car you'll mess up the computer, you'll have to either call AAA because they have the jumpstart machine or you go and buy one from walmart for around $40


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