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  1. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    The above car alternator went suddenly. Reasonably for a 15 year old car. Bought one from Ebay from a 1999 year car. The car braker/seller said it has only done 40,000 miles. So, thought it is a good buy. I replaced the alternator and put everything back. Started the car and bingo...
  2. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi there, New to the forum, have had my F11 for a couple of weeks and regarding music, I have sussed to disable BT on my I pod touch so that my phone works properly for calls and messages. I connected my Touch via usb, I can listen to and scroll through amazon music via the app and the same...
  3. The I Section- I-drive, I-pods and I-phones
    Hi Apologies if already asked, I have spent a good while searching threads, I’m just about to retro fit a NBT Nav with touch I drive. I’ve ordered all below items, however does anyone know where the ‘y’ cables go? I believe I need to solder these to the main NBT emulator cable? If someone knows...
  4. Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    My 2014 F31 330d Luxury needs touching up on one alloy wheel. Style 396 star spoke. The main dealer can't supply so can anyone please suggest a colour name or code to try. Local paint factor tried a scan on the wheel but couldn't get a reading. Thanks chaps
  5. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    So, after the trials and tribulations of wiring in this bad boy it's finally been nailed in. Just gotta sort out the warning screen popping up everytime I start the car and fine tuning the sound settings. The sound/volume is astounding using just the factory fitted speakers and underseat subs...
  6. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi all, I have an issue with one of my radio preset buttons on my '08 E60. As you all know the preset buttons are touch sensitive, so if you place your finger on the button (without depressing it) it will highlight what that button does (ie what radio station). My issue is that button 7 has...
  7. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi, does anyone have an experience of the retrofit touch screens that allow you to use Android apps connected to a smartphone? I would like to be able use Spotify etc. Cheers
  8. BMW Parts for Sale
    I'm giving up on the e90 318i I've been trying to enjoy. As much as I love the looks and comfort, its been the worst car for breaking down that I've ever owned. So many oil leaks and general component failures I've hardly had time to enjoy it. What's worrying is the amount of similar cars for...
  9. Auto Electrical Forum
    Had this issue with my passenger front window for quite a while now. The window does not go up with the master all window switch, it goes down bud not up. I installed a new switch yesterday and still the problem is there. More testing has revealed it's the 1 touch up operation that does not...
  10. General BMW Discussions
    Hi guys Recently had someone whack my back bumper. To cut a long story short I've tried touching it up and although the finish doesn't look too bad in natural light it has a real rough feel to it and I'm struggling to get it to blend into the old paint. Any ideas or suggestions much...
  11. Introductions
    I have a bmw 320d e90 2011 year I have a scratch on my alloy wheel where can I find the colour code. the style is 372
  12. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Anyone fitted a retro fit touch screen and how simple are they. I believe Aircon/ heating dials have to move down a level. I have a start stop button below theese where does this then get moved to?
  13. General BMW Discussions
    Hello, As the weather is getting better and better I've started doing bits to my car now. I have a 2010 E90 LCI in panther black. It has done loads of motorway miles and the front bumper and front bonnet is covered in a small stone chips. They vary in size but are very visible when the car is...
  14. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    need it for a e46 330ci 2002 msport. has the basic stereo installed. i want plug and play is this ready to be connected? will my steering remote work and my climate control? i need easy fit i want to have everything included in the kit to install the stereo, so my steering wheel controls work...
  15. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Only had my 520i se bmw nearly 3 weeks,got advised that a so called company are good at scratch & general touch up! Wish I hadn't gone through with it,bloke who came out had only worked for this company 3 months and the car looks worse now! The same bloke is being sent out again on Monday the...
  16. BFuk Open Topic
    before I could swipe to the left and get all the tiles and apps. now I don't have any. only settings. also my mail app is only accessible when I search for it. any ideas. how do I get it back on the desktop or side swipe?
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Evening all, As we all know, the front windows are one touch up and down and they all open when you hold the unlock button, but only the fronts close when you hold the lock button down. I've opened up my switches and cut out the bit of plastic stopping the rear window switches from going to the...
  18. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    I have the official BMW ColorSystem twin pack touch up paint sticks (basecoat and lacquer) for my 645. The brush is rather on the large side so I'd prefer to use something like a sable hair artist's brush. However, I cannot find the right substance to wash the brush out after use. Cellulose...
  19. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Hi, looking t get some touch up paint but unsure where from. they are a lot cheaper on ebay but what quality do you think there at??? am I better off buying straight from BMW direct for £20? Any anyone had any experience of buying touch up paint off ebay or any other store( Halfords, amazon etc...
  20. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello, does anyone know how to make the rear windows of a coupe close with one touch?
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