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  1. 520D 2010 - I-drive stripped to basic functionality and reverts to German

    The I Section- I-drive, I-pods and I-phones
    Hi all, I'm having an issue getting my I-drive to work consistently. When I start my car first thing in the morning everything works fine. However, when I start the car at some other point during the day i.e. after work, the i-drive reverts to German and gives only the following options...
  2. Very basic motor rebuild

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I have a 2001 318 Ci with a leaky head gasket , since im about to fix it what other parts should I change seeing the motor is gonna be open? its a pretty high mileage car with poor maintenance from what i can tell. It just clocked over 250.000k kms. So far I've done the water pump and the oil...
  3. Need some help with basic coding in the North West

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, I have a 2007 E92 325i and am having problems with the battery not holding its charge I want to fist check to see if the car is setup correctly for this battery as I'm not sure if it is a replacement If its not I want to re-code so it is setup correctly or replace the battery and re-code I...
  4. Can I fit subwoofers in basic stereo ?

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
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  5. E60 basic audio system/can i install an amp?

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hello, first time on here so if i am posting in wrong place/or issue has been covered please re-direct me. My E60 has the basic audio, i have upgraded front and rears to BSW stage 1, its better but still pretty poor. realised i have no amp, basically want to know if its possible to connect one...
  6. Few questions about basic 2006 E63 stereo

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
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  7. E63 (2007) basic bluetooth query

    BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    The phone (Samsung A3) is paired and works well but i only recently realised (i don't get many calls when out and about) that something is different to my old X5. If i make a call, once the dialling starts its audible through the cars speaker system. However if its an incoming call, the monitor...
  8. My basic idrive unit.

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    I don't know what type of unit I have. I want to upgrade to the 8.8 inch satnav unit. My bmw is 2013 318d. So just wanted to know what I'll need to do the upgrade. The screen 8.8 Inch The cd unit (external) The controller The obd with lan E-sys Any wires ? Other than the ones supplied with my...
  9. Need some basic advice on jacking up car in an awkward position

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi All, this my first post, so hope I'm posting it in the correct place! Simply put I need some advice on jacking up my 330ci safely, the caveat is that it's in an awkward location. Obliviously I've jacked up vehicles before but normally on a reasonable concerted surface, however my current...
  10. Bmw basic tools 2.12 obd install error - need help.

    Diagnostic Hardware and Software Discussion forum
    Ive gone through install and regedit values but have a fifo issue. You can see a few values not reading although the values are set correctly. Any ideas?
  11. Basic radio change

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi, I very recently bought a 2008 318i touring it has a Radio & CD Changer which all works, but is very basic. I've seen some new units now that seem to have everything, Satnav, Phone, reversing camera etc. Has anyone fitted any of these & is fairly easy to do? Kind Regards JB
  12. E60 winKFP updates - going well but struggling with Visteon CHAMP (basic CD unit)

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hey guys, I'm doing well with winKFP and have successfully coded many moduals with new software and my VIN number but my champ unit is causing me a headache. its a Visteon unit. What is the correct order to code this in? I have ChampGW / D_mostGW (coded this no problem) MMI/CCC / Champ /...
  13. 2005 e90 only got a basic menu?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, Ive been watching the guides on youtube etc to access hidden menu on e90 but mines not got half the options as the videos show:confused
  14. basic supercharger questions

    Supercharging your BMW
    Hi, I have a BMW 323 and I will be supercharging with a Eaton m62 I got of a merc from my local breaker :). I will use polish ecu to control the fueling but for the intake pluming I'm confused!!! The plan is the mount the super where the air con compressor should be. So I see it as ... Air...
  15. e60 basic climate to dual zone upgrade?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi there, I own 2003 reg e60 having only basic climate control, and only centre vents option on idrive screen. My friend is breaking lci e60 having dual zone climate control. First of all I swap controls, then add solar sensor, coding, what else?
  16. Newbie driver, some hopefully basic e90 questions ?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Evening all, At the ripe old age of 37 I thought I'd better learn to drive and buy a car. After passing my test I decided to treat myself to a 2007 e90 320d touring  As I'm completely new to all things car care related I thought I'd better have a read up but as the web had so much info I...
  17. E36 Basic heater to Digital Air Con conversion

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi All! New to the forum but have been avid reader with a while. This site has answered so many questions for me that I thought it was silly not being a member. I was wondering if anyone has ever converted their E36 from basic heater controls to Digital (or Analogue) Air con? Bought a 98 320i...
  18. Which Snap-In Adapter - Basic, Music or Media?

    The I Section- I-drive, I-pods and I-phones
    I've been looking on Ebay for a Snap-In adapter for my iPhone 4 and see there are three different types - Basic, Music and Media I have a 2011 E91 with Nav Pro and telephone prep in the armrest, I take it they are universal across the model range - even Mini? I'm thinking the Basic is as it...
  19. embarrassingly basic help needed

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I have a starting problem - subject of a separate thread. so today I decided to do the basics and check for fuel / spark at plugs. Well it would be good if I could find them! I tried to remove the plastic cover on top of the engine, got it off it's mounting but realised I would have to remove...
  20. My basic E46 iPad install

    The I Section- I-drive, I-pods and I-phones
    Hi, thought I'd share my basic iPad mini setup. I just have the 30pin iPod cable connected to the head unit with a cheap 30pin to bluetooth adaptor plugged into that, all in the glove box. This gives me bluetooth streaming. The iPad mini fits perfectly in the centre encased in an Apple original...