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  1. General BMW Discussions
    I know in theory only I can make this decision, but it’s an interesting discussion and would like to hear some opinions on it. I bought a F20 around 8 months ago now, it’s my first BMW and I didn’t know much about them before. Buying this car has really gotten me into cars, and I’ve been doing...
  2. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hello all, is it possible to get any type of rear diffuser for my car or would I need the other type of bumper like the m performance ones? My bmw is just like the one below.
  3. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi all, Bought a 2012 F21 in July this year, which had an MOT right before I parted with cash (no advisories). On a drive today, the Front brake pads in the Service details alerted that a change is overdue (rear ones in 1400 miles time). I'm a little stumped now as I've checked the outside pads...
  4. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi all, I have a 120d f20 2015 I have a cracked pipe and the Engine Management Light has come on with error code P0299 - Turbocharger underboost. Found the crack in this pipe - does anybody know what part it is? ideally part no.
  5. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi all I have a 61 plate1 series and I’m wanting to upgrade so I can have carplay, DAB and a nicer/bigger display. sorry if there’s already any topics on this but from what I’ve seen I’m getting mixed messages about what can and can’t be done. is there a way to change my screen and have Apple...
  6. Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    Hi I have managed to curb one of the alloys on my 1 series - the wheels in question are the m461 in ferric grey I am looking to do a DIY refurb so just have a few questions I wouldn't mind getting some guidance on. The curb rash is only very shallow, so would it still be advisable to use...
  7. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    I have a 1 Series 2015 (F20) & have decided to change the interior bulbs over to LED's, now I've done the boot light, the glovebox & the middle lights all fine but i cannot get to the bulb in the dome light (think it's called the dome light cluster?) in the front of the car! I'm using prying...
  8. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Any other options apart from using a dealer to get a replacement key? Also looking online to seems to imply you can self program if you buy a non used key, anyone tried this?
  9. Auto Electrical Forum
    Do I have to install some software or does this require some specific hardware?
  10. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi all, I have recently had my car remapped and the gain was more than i was expecting. On the Dyno it showed a 71% power gain now pushing out 189bhp. I needed to get some new brakes for the car anyway as they are squeaking quite loudly and worn down. I'd like to get some better looking...
  11. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi all, I have a 120d Sport 2012. About 4 weeks ago I hit a massive pothole on the passenger side. Front and rear blowout (17" wheels). Had new tyres, wheel alignment, new tie rod ends. Also front left shock was damaged so I opted to replace this, turns out you have to replace both as the...
  12. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi all, This is my first post and am hoping for a bit of advice. I took my car into the dealer last month with a different issue and asked them to look at my clutch pedal squeaking. They lubricated the pedal but the noise is still present. Seems to be loudest under the front end of the car...
  13. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hello, I recently bought a 116d F20 and have noticed that the cigarette lighter does not work. I have looked at it, and everything visually appears to be all in order, a connection is being made. Is it most likely going to be a fuse that needs replacing? If so, any instructions would be much...
  14. General BMW Discussions
    Hi people, just joined up as to be honest, it was about time I did. Brief introduction been around bmw’s forever not really had a bad apple until THIS BMW F20 116I. My 335D has 187000 miles and is literally as strong as a bull, touch wood, and my bmw 116i is literally one of the worst cars I...
  15. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hey guys! I'm new to BMW and new to Bimmerforums. I collected my 2012 F20 118i M Sport on Saturday and I'm absolutely in love. The one gripe I have is the lack of Bluetooth audio streaming, but there are ways around that. To make my life easier and make it as compatible as possible when I'm...
  16. Auto Electrical Forum
    Looking for someone to activate Bluetooth Audi on my F20, it has Bluetooth calling but not Bluetooth audio. Anyone in Cardiff able todo this ASAP? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi, Couple of queries regarding my 116D (F20). Just had mine remapped. Is there any coding that can be done that can change the scale of the sport displays? For example for power the meter stops at 120hp but I'm getting 143 now so the meter maxes out. Regarding DAB is there any coding that...
  18. F20
    Hi All, It is my first post to this site and I was wondering if it would be possible to have some assistance with a problem I currently face. My wife has a 2015 F20 BMW 1 series 116d. While driving down a dual carriageway at 60mph with cruise control on and the vehicle threw up a message saying...
  19. Auto Electrical Forum
    Over the last few months I have experienced numerous irregular warnings for a fault in the lighting system; the warning shows on the central display for a few seconds and then stops. When I check the condition of all lights they are fine. On two occasions, when the outside temp was close to...
  20. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi all, For a few months my motor has been making a low rumbling noise that I can only describe as a washing machine when it is emptying its last bit of water so assume it is a motor of some sort. Only does this when it gets warm and can only hear it when it is idling. Has anybody else...
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