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  1. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    I have now fitted an Apple CarPlay kit that is working well. I added the optional rear view camera and that too works okay other than after about 30 mins of the car running, when I select reverse gear, the image on the display has a strobing/flickering effect. I tried fitting an inline rectifier...
  2. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi all can someone point me in the right direction as to what leads I need to install a pumpkin head unit do I need a canbus decoder lead? Ta
  3. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    hi all. first post here and good to be aboard. I'am trying to install a single din pioneer stereo into my sons 2003 E46. I'am using the connects2 adapter for the steering wheel functions but for the life of me I cannot find where to connect the cables labeled "key1 " or " key2 " to:confused ...
  4. Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    I've purchased some after market wheels from mytyres and had some winter tyres put on that were previously on my Audi A6 rims by my local garage. Since fitting I get constant nagging regarding the RDC, but It wont reset. I assume, unlike my Audi, the wheels may need to have sensors fitted...
  5. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi guys got after market rear lights in my e53 the canbus turns the lower n/s tail lamp off after about 40 seconds everything else fine any ideas thanks
  6. General BMW Discussions
    Hi all, currently on the lookout for a 325Ti M-sport (see my wanted thread for more info) and one thing I have noticed is that the asking prices are all over the place. What would I be looking at paying for a great condition, but not perfect car? The few that I have been to view are asking...
  7. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello, I am looking for an after market back box for my 1999 318is. I would like to get a direct fit back box, that does straight onto the centre pipe, and uses the existing OEM fittings. Does any one know of an after market, direct fit back box? Thanks
  8. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi my 320d ES basic spec doesn't come with remote locking as standard so bought a Hawk HA 008 kit. I'm having issues finding the correct wires to connect my central locking wires to. I am unable to get NEW WDS working on my laptop so I'm going off diagrams and pin locations from general Google...
  9. Car Insurance
    Hi, newbie here. Had my 2015 M4 Stolen and written off 2 months ago. Basically trying to get my insurer to pay the amount I think it was worth. The Car I bought used was for £50,000 (Original Price was ~£68k) (including £11k worth of extras). I had the car for just 5 months, it had only just...
  10. BMW Parts for Sale
    BMW PRO SPORT UPDATED AUTOMATIC SHIFT GEAR KNOB FOR E92 COUPE Brand new in packaging. Takes 5 minutes to swap with standard original gear knob. Bought new December 2017 but not fitted as now changing car. Unused in box. Cost £145.00 (inc shipping from the States.) For Sale £90.00 plus postage...
  11. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hello I've recently bought a 2011 318d exclusive edition with idrive but I'm looking for an aftermarket stereo with USB capabilities to swap for the factory fitted version. Also is this a simple job or would you recommend a technician to fit it.
  12. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hey Guys, hoping you can help. I have just bought my first BMW and so far I'm loving it. It’s a 2009 320d E92 auto. I'm currently trying to swap the base stereo for an aftermarket unit so that I can get DAB radio and Bluetooth etc. The unit I decided on was the Pioneer AVH X490DAB and after...
  13. General BMW Discussions
    Hi folks, this is my first post so hopefully I'm posting in the right place. I'm based in Ireland but will be travelling over to the UK around April/May to buy a 640D Gran Coupe. I'm familiar enough with the used car market in Ireland but no so much with the UK market. I was just wondering in...
  14. General BMW Discussions
    Hi Guys, as I said in the intro, I am new to this type of cars. All my previous cars were hatchback econoboxes :) I've read a lot but if I could ask actual owners, that would make a ton of difference! I am looking for a >2010 3-series with a 2-liter engine, on the more nimble part of the...
  15. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi all, can anyone help. I have changed my h7s dipped and both didn't work. I've changed my offside back and it works, but still my drivers side is off even with it changed back. I bought some philips diamond to put in and they are doing the same. I thought Phillips would be error free. Could I...
  16. Chris Knott Insurance
    So, the AA released a report last month showing how much car insurance premiums have risen over the last 12 months. Apparently, premiums have gone up by 16.3% - an average of £82 per policy (£18 of which is due to the 2 IPT (tax) increases). The current average car insurance premium is now just...
  17. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi gang, Just bought a 2002 320ci and found some mods but not sure what they are. See attached. Looks like the cradle has power going to it and a 3.5mm female jack. The cables look to have a coaxial and speaker wires..what were they used for? What CAN this wiring be used for? About to...
  18. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi gang, Just bought a 2002 320ci and found some mods but not sure what they are. See attached. Looks like the cradle has power going to it and a 3.5mm female jack. The cables look to have a coaxial and speaker wires..what were they used for? What CAN this wiring be used for? About to...
  19. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all Anyone have any suggestions for after market angel eyes for a 2005 e90 with standard halogens. On a bit of a budget so won't be going xenon etc, just want a good set of halogen with bright Angel eye rings to replace my tired stock lights . So many choices on eBay and I don't won't to...
  20. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi apologies if this has been done to death before, I have a 2012 E92 M3 500 Ltd Ed it is very well specced with wide screen professional sat nav and prof media but inexplicably the one previous owner didn't specify DAB. I am looking to get this fitted and would appreciate advice from anyone who...
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