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  1. Diagnostic Hardware and Software Discussion forum
    Help, With 2 new G series cars arriving in the family I decided to upgrade my working ISTA-D diagnostics to ISTA+ with the latest 2020 version. Bought one-click download from BMW Diagnostics on line. Download seemed to go OK and worked first time when connected by ENET cable to our G01 (X3)...
  2. 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...
  3. Auto Electrical Forum
    Do I have to install some software or does this require some specific hardware?
  4. 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...
  5. Introductions
    Having randomly found an old e36 316i 1997 saloon for sale. I decided to go ahead and buy it. Looks and sounds sweet, standard with 2 owners from new. Full bmw service history untill 6 years ago. Anyways long story short, what would u guys suggest if i wanted to fit a turbo to this engine...
  6. BMW Guides and How To's
    Hi, I've ordered a "Diagnostic USB Interface Cable" (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/For-BMW-INPA-K-DCAN-DIS-SSS-NCS-Coding-ISTA-Diagnostic-USB-Interface-Cable-CD/192582918249) and the software that came with it had no clear installer just, just a bunch of folders and some in I believe Chinese...
  7. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Looking for a solution that "looks" n "feels" oem
  8. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi all, firstly bit of background, Car was a fairly basic M-sport spec when i got it, i since retrofitted SA633 telematics(minus the roof antenna and SOS button) with bluetooth enabled. this has been working perfectly for the past year. last week i purchased a used business NAV M-ASK2 to...
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi everyone, have used this forum for advice plenty but never posted. Hope someone can help! I just installed a bluemagic bluetooth adapter - it plugs into the cd changer connections in the boot. Works great, but the radio reception (standard 2004 bmw business head unit) has gone to shit. I...
  10. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi all, thought I’d share...had this done a while ago. Got fed up with the professional 10 speaker system, so I had the following done: 3 way focal speakers - 6.5’’ mid-bass / 5’’ mid-range/ tweeter 10 inch JL Audio shallow subwoofer - installer where the ski hatch was (removed) 2 x JL Audio...
  11. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi I am about to upgrade the speakers and install an amplifier in to my x3 2007 and am a little confused about the wiring to the speakers. The wires coming out the back of the stereo don't seem to match up to the wires going to the speakers in the doors and the floor so is there another...
  12. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi can anyone from north west of England install heated rear seats and or electric rear blind ? If interested in the install message me Regards
  13. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    hi all i purchaced one these cables from ebay and tried to download the software from cd supplied i cant seem to figure out how to load it all !!! is there someone in the romford essex area that could help me out old man that i am (54) lol am not that clued up on computers :-(
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Has anyone installed a boost gauge to the M51 TDS Engine ? Purchased the car yesterday and has a manual boost controller but no gauge & need to make sure I don't blow my turbo:hihi :jaw-dropping Thanks in advanced.
  15. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi I have a pre LCI E90 330D, iDrive. In the boot on the left there is no amplifier, just the pictured wiring. Can anyone tell me what this wiring is for? The stereo is not logic7. I've bought an active sub with amp built in, but have no idea on how to hook it up to the speaker signal. Thanks
  16. Auto Electrical Forum
    Can anyone tell me If there is a permanent live circuit I can tap into at the front of the car. Is the under dash cigarette lighter permanently live?
  17. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi Guys I've just installed two new rear air-bag suspensions on my 520d F11 as there was a leak on one (but thought I'd change both). The compressor kicks in but only for 30 seconds then turns off??? Is this right? It's just not enough time for the air-bags to inflate I feel? Is the compressor...
  18. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi, I have managed to piece together a good selection of audio items to install in my son's E46 saloon. 6x9s are in the rear parcel shelf, Kenwwod 4 channel anp. is going in and a Bazooka subwoofer is going in the boot. The BMW head unit is coming out and a Pioneer DEHX6850BT is going in. The...
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