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my B9 alpina is off for mot tomorrow...so we will see if that throws up any interesting problems...hopefully not as i am determined to have it back on the road asap!
however!!! i have a few problems that are winding me up and all attempts to put them right are coming to nothing...i will list the problems i have and any help or advice would be much appreciated.
ON BOARD COMPUTER NOT WORKING! i have now had a chance to have a good look at the problem and cant see one! the obc fuse is intact and all wiring is where it should be and connected up at both ends. however it is kaput! there is nothing lighting up at all. if the led bulb in the back of it is blown would this cause the problem or is it just likely that the unit has given up. does anyone have an obc and control unit lying around spare that i could borrow to test if it is either or both...once i have worked it out i would be interested in buying the offending part.
SUNROOF CABLE BROKEN. i am considering putting the car into bmw to have this done, but could possibly do it myself if i knew how to get the sunroof out. does anyone know how to remove the sunroof to replace the cable.
CRUISE CONTROL NOT WORKING. i suspect this is a relay, but need to know which one...there are some relays positioned under the steering wheel underneath the knee guard...is it one of these?
obviously, none of the above are particularly detremental to the daily use of the car ( providing i can get it motd! ) but do you ever have these problems that you just want to get sorted....i hate it when something is not working, and i have left these problems until last because i dont know how to deal with them.
also, as my local bmw dealers want £60 per hour labour does anyone know a midlands based specialist who know their way around an e28?
all suggestions appreciated.
dave
 

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Dave,
I hope I never upset you re email from e28club? I ask as you never replied!! anyway as said before I have the obc and possibly the control unit, as for the sunroof, I have just fitted a glass roof to my M5 and looking at the track it seem that you just need to remove all the philips screws and take the whole mech out (tho would imagine the liner has to come down as the rear section must be screwed in from inside the car), replace either comp mech or just cable, I wouldent go down the dealer route as it will cost a small fortune! as for cruise, I have spare stalk, motor, loom and drive so may be able to help there also, as for the relay I am unsure but IIFC the ones under the cowling are hazzard and secondary fuelpump??
 

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Dave,
I hope I never upset you re email from e28club? I ask as you never replied!! anyway as said before I have the obc and possibly the control unit, as for the sunroof, I have just fitted a glass roof to my M5 and looking at the track it seem that you just need to remove all the philips screws and take the whole mech out (tho would imagine the liner has to come down as the rear section must be screwed in from inside the car), replace either comp mech or just cable, I wouldent go down the dealer route as it will cost a small fortune! as for cruise, I have spare stalk, motor, loom and drive so may be able to help there also, as for the relay I am unsure but IIFC the ones under the cowling are hazzard and secondary fuelpump??
sorry jimmy, but i never got your email via the e28 club.
in answer to what you have said, what i need is a brain and a computer to test which bit it is or if it is both, plus the bits for the cruise control...so let me know how much we are talking.
 
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