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 !