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Old 05-03-2009, 02:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How do you get the headlight washers to work on a 2001 bmw 740i??
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Old 05-04-2009, 04:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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E65 or E38 ??
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its and e38...with the sport package. M version
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The switch for the headlight washer is on the wiper stalk. I believe there is a button on the top of the stalk.
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The button is at the end of the stalk, I don't want to disappoint you but there is no such thing as an M7 on the planet, they never made one, what you have is the ///M steering wheel etc. and maybe you have ///M parallel wheels.
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dude...i never said M7. there is a difference between these and the regular 7. the gear ratio or something is different and tht makes it get worse gas mileage also than the regular 7 series.
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plus...there was no e65 in 2001!!
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what about the e65 how do i get the headlight washers to work never seen them actavated befor
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dude...i never said M7. there is a difference between these and the regular 7. the gear ratio or something is different and tht makes it get worse gas mileage also than the regular 7 series.

Oh! what version of the ZF box Has it got then as I am aware from 09/96 to 08/2001 they all used ZF 5 HP24 ?? after which 09/2001 the E65 came in!!

Whats the last 7 digits of your VIN # I will check it out with ZF Dortmund Germany.
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plus...there was no e65 in 2001!!
Oh! really please do your homework ! why do you think I asked ?. The E65 was born 09/2001

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sorry bout that...
well here it is the last seven characters: DN89428
lemme know if you want to know the whole vin.
but i was reading somewhere about it and it said that its got like 2mpg less in the city and highway.
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Hi, we also use the last 7 digits, you have the same box as as every other E38, ZF 5HP24, Zf also use the # in the link A5........

RealOEM.com   BMW E38 740i Automatic transmission A5S440Z

The only E38's that use a different box are 728's 730's and the 750's, and of course the 760 Alpina.

Anyway back to your headlight washers, did you get them to work???

As for the MPG maybe yours hasnt had the gearbox software update at BMW dealership, maybe thats what you have read somewhere as there were some software problems and BMW did a recall for an update but not everybody took advantage!.......
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so how do u get the headlight washers to work on the e65

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do you have an e38?? i did not find any button on the stalk. stalk being the stick thing that sticks out on the side of the steering wheel. but they did work when i sprayed the windshield for a while with the headlights on.
is there any other way of doing it?
also...i figured out that i cannot jumpstart my 01 e38 from the positive terminal they have up front. i had to do it on the battery in the back...yes i played with the lights and washers for pretty long and the battery died.

well....read these links it mentions about the drive ratio thing being different making it faster and....

BMW 740i Sport (1999) by Larkin Hill

2000 BMW 740 Reviews, Expert Car Reviews on AOL Autos

http://car-reviews.automobile.com/BM...7-series/3926/

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Ah! firstly yes agreed 'Final drive ratio' is higher in the 'Sport' version........ but this is obtained from the differential in the middle of the rear axle, not the box.

To jump start from under the hood you have the + on + under the cap and the - on the galvanised nut on top of the suspension tower.

Headlight cleaning:

If the headlights are 'ON',they are automatically cleaned as well on each fifth occasion that the windscreen wiper or intensive cleaning system are operated.

The button at the end of the stalk is intensive wash programme, served by the other wash container under the hood.
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