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  1. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi Everyone. I am having a real nightmare trying to get the pioneer radio I have to work in my E87 120d The original unit was a BMW prefessional unit, and I quickly found that I cannot just buy a harness and wire it in on a plug and play basis. Most problems here seem to be finding a constant...
  2. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I've treated myself to a new pair of headlamps that I'll be getting delivered in the next couple days. On the item description, it states I've not owned the car very long so I have yet to be that far taking off the front bumper and removing the old headlamps (I've yet had any reason to) but...
  3. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi there just wanted some advice on aftermarket speakers, ive fitted some new pioneer front speakers in my bmw e46 318ci but they dont seem to be better than my stock speakers, just wanted to enquire as to why that may be, its a european version so I dont believe I have a factory amp, here are...
  4. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    2005 E60 530d Aftermarket DPF Hello E60 experts, mostly had really fast petrol E39's and a few 330i then I got a CLK 3.20 then the 220 cdi loved it but hated the never ending rust so looked for ages for a good E60 530d and found one only 7 miles from me in mint condition full service 132k but...
  5. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hello everyone and welcome. I'm newly registered to forum however Im following it for some time now. Recently looking to get E93 335i got question or rather say asking for advice regarding Sat nav and I drive if is worth those days or rather think of aftermarket android unit to replace...
  6. Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    Hi guys, I’ve been looking at aftermarket alloys lately and I’ve been on the fence because I’m not sure if they are any good. They certainly look the part but at £500-£800 for a set of 4 I worry about their weights and strength compared to OEM. These are the sort of wheels I’m looking at...
  7. Auto Electrical Forum
    I hope someone can offer some advise because this has me stumped. I recently purchased a Sony MEX2400BT radio, I also purchased a harness which allowed me to keep the steering wheel controls so I can use it hands free. I installed them no problem but after 40 minutes of the ignition being...
  8. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    The cable snapped on my driver side window today - 320cd. Began to strip it but need to get my hands on a new regulator Monday. Should I shell out for an original (I haven't managed to price one yet but am assuming they are expensive) or get an aftermarket regulator? I would be interested to...
  9. Introductions
    Having been quoted £1400 to replace three damaged M sport alloys, we are thinking of going for a set of aftermarket alloys. Any advice gratefully received, especially any recommended brands that work with run flats.
  10. BMW 4 Series - Tech Talk F32,F33,F36,F82,F83
    I'm wanting to replace my front wiper blades, I've purchased the Bosch set from a local car store but they didn't fit on the car. Came with the three adaptors but the nearest looking one wasn't long enough. I returned them but was informed they were the only listed wiper blades for the car (this...
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi, i need a rear caliper for my 320d msport. is there any decent aftermarket brands out there to look out for? ecp is using pagid parts to remanufacture them so they are not completely new etc.
  12. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hey all, So... I’ve sucessfully installed a double din stereo in my E88 (which was an absolute pain in the a$$). Latest project is installing an aftermarket reverse camera since my Pioneer SPH-DA10 supports this. I bought a BMW intergration one off Amazon that replaces the boot open button...
  13. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi people as per title id like to upgrade my head unit to something more appealing. I like them oem looking 2 din stereos anything I should look for when buying one? any brand better than other ( xtrons , eonon ) ?
  14. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi, Just wondered if anyone on the forum has experience of the Avin (USA) 10.25 inch Android touchscreen multimedia units. I have been looking on the avin website and it looks good. Fully integrates into the car and looks almost factory fit, just like the I drive. It fits in place of the...
  15. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Hi to all I commented on another thread that i needed to replace a split cv boot on my 840. So i decided to crack on with it and take a couple of photos along the way. Not a hard job ...... but messy and I'd definitely had enough of rolling around on the floor by the end of the day. First...
  16. BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Think I've posted on this subject previously without response, but thought I'd try again. I'd like to enhance or individualise my car subtly. Has anyone here added anything such as chin front spoilers, roof (rear screen really) or boot lid lips? There's expensive ACS and some Alpina from M...
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, I've been debating what would be more worth while and cost effective doing, purchasing an aftermarket system (cat-back around £600-£700) or chopping up and welding my factory one (by a professional!). I have a 2002 330ci sport, if anyone has any experience with either let me know what...
  18. General BMW Discussions
    Never really looked in to this before as I've never modified either my current or previous BMW but the suspension on my 435d is really starting to annoy me. Its a proper wallowing old barge.. But, when I used to modify VW's we had no end of garages available (e.g. Awesome GTI) who specialised...
  19. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi All New to the forum and first post. I have owned and driven BMW’s of all guises since 1992. I currently have a 2006 E92 335i 75k miles, which has overheated and the RAC have told me it’s a water pump failure – common story! My dilemma is whether to go for an original BMW pump and...
  20. General BMW Discussions
    Hi, First time poster. I have just bought a BMW 118i E87 2010 My09 and would like to change out the existing factory Head Unit, and replace it with a Touch screen unit with GPS etc etc built in. Does anyone have any aftermarket suggestions and is it an easy install. Alternatively I was wandering...
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