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  1. 2005 525d - iDrive failure Can anyone help??? 
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    Gibbo1974's Car Details
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    Hi guys,

    I have a 2005 525 Diesel Automatic.

    My iDrive hasn't worked for 2 years but I've been able to live with no Air-Con Radio etc.....but just the other day my battery failed and the RAC guy said my car is draining it while turned off...

    Took the Car into BMW's and the guy has said that the iDrive CPU is blowing it's fuse so he has stuck a HINGE PIN in it to get me going, the iDrive still doesn't work and I'm having to diconnect the battery every night to stop it draining over night.....

    He charged me £90+ today and has given me a price of just over a £1000 to replace the iDrive and Reprogram the car?????

    I don't have the money and need some pointers on what I might be able to do myself, I'm good with spanners but computers are beyond me....

    Can i get a new iDrive ECU and just dump it in?
    I have an OBDII tester on my laptop will that help any?
    Anyone have any idea what the guy means by a hinge pin? hopefully not a NAIL ????
    has this happened to anyone here???

    Heeeeeeelp me pleeeeease !
     
     

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    530kam's Car Details
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    530d M Sport
    Year of Manufacture:
    2005
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    I would buy the iDrive from a breakers/ebay and get a good Indy to code it for you.
    My guys in Windsor know what they are doing so you should be able to find someone similar in your area
    Bavarian Motor Works
    530d M Sport Auto in Carbon Black with Black Leather

    Options: Sat Nav Professional,Bluetooth,Folding rear seats, Playstation II, Sony 10 DVD player, Twin headrest monitors & wireless headphones
    Modifications: De flapped,Spare wheel kit, Falken 452's,retrofit BMW Ipod & full software upgrade
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