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  2. Re introducing myself with my new front grilles that I’m rather proud of… Same car that made me join the forum…clutch, DMF and chains done and just aced another MOT. The old girl is pushing 200k now tho so got her a new face (kidney grilles swapped)
  3. Damn I never replied … So to catch it up, the issue was the bulb holders/cluster arrangement had an issue which melted the plug and somehow took the REM module with it. So even with the plug repaired and a new board/cluster still nothing. so REM fitted and some pain getting it coded (I really wanna know how to do stuff like that) all was working and all the things that stopped working because of the used REM now work again. and then very recently I’ve ditched the rear lights swapped to LCI rears, wired and coded etc. just front head lights to swap now. also fitted some new front grilles which I’m particularly impressed with.
  4. The only thing I have to say back is that when they gave me the invoice and done all the work they stated that the reason for an engine replacement was because they couldn’t guarantee to clean it out properly and therefore a complete swap would eradicate that. But, in the response they say we were warned about the debris, well surely than won’t matter as they swapped all the parts? Seems like a contradiction is all. Once again thanks for your reply I’ve had a lot of help from yourself.
  5. Update - bmw have looked at the car. The issue/noise was the top mount. Wasn’t anything to do with the dust kit on the shocks, which was fitted correctly. The issue was all the parts didn’t go back together properly because of the age/condition of them. 1/2 labour to diagnose the noise/issue - £700 all in for both sides to be replaced.
  6. Hi all. I am having Bluetooth problems on my BMW 2010 f11 520d SE Touring. I want to replace the Bluetooth Antenna. Does anyone know where it might be located? I have read either in the central console area or in the roof?
  7. Hi all. I am having Bluetooth problems on my BMW f11 520d SE Touring. I want to replace the TCU. The unit details are contained in the photo. My question is what unit number should I be matching on the replacement. Is it the BMW number (BMW 84.10-9 238 245 - 01) and/or date (24/08/2010) or the Model Number BE B011. 100 991-10? I have found several replacments which come close on BMW number and date but it is impossible to come close on matching 100%. Any information would be mush appreciated!
  8. From your problem it would seem to be a "wear and tear" issue ie, a lot of years of turning the wheel. The slip ring gets a lot of wear so check it carefully Good Luck Dave
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  10. Hi everyone, new member from sunny Anglesey with a new to me Mini Cooper 2016 F57. Recently bought some Piano Black dash trims to replace the ones on my car, looking for some advice on how to remove the two at the bottom of the middle dash trim either side of the usb connectors etc. Do I need to remove the centre console at all please or is there an easier way ? Thank you..
  11. Hi Zulqarnain Welcome to the Forum Sadly without seeing or hearing the noise who can tell. Plus not knowing which engine 2.0 petrol 2.0d 2.5i petrol 2.5d 3.0i 3.0d the list goes on. At 161k I would not be surprised if chain guides and tensioner needs changing Good luck Dave
  12. Morning Andrew Welcome to the Forum Timing chain issues are quite rare but still exist, the upper timing chain can be changed in situ I believe (not done one personally). My own instinct is as extended service intervals became the norm the number of incidents increased I change oil and filters annually at similar miles to those you intend. Use only good quality oil and filters Generally as with good maintenance they are capable of star ship mileages As for any used car History History History. Use all the checks you can to verify mileage use and service history. On your test drive ensure everything works as it should every button every switch every gadget. Tyres should be good condition and good quality. Then if your happy with the car and the price, ENJOY YOUR BEEMER Dave
  13. Good morning Andrea. welcome to the forum.
  14. Hi Jae. welcome to the forum. where are you based?
  15. Update. As @Greydog implied, I do have CCC and I’ve also found out that the 4:3 flip up screen was an option that may have only been available on the e82/e88. I purchased a 2019 map update disc from eBay and so far so good, maps are very up to date, even has the Mersey Gateway (new Runcorn Bridge) on it. So this has fulfilled my needs, the car is only a weekend toy so I don’t need all the extras that a complete system upgrade to CIC or later would give, so I’m quite happy.
  16. Morning Peter Welcome to the Forum You don't say which model you have most BMW's will have a ZF box (Manual or Automatic) though some models use an Asin Warner box A lot of 5 speed ZF auto boxes suffered the dreaded clonk/lurch when slowing or coming to a stop. Most could be stopped with a service and software update. Of course all mountings and drive shaft are in good condition Dave
  17. Old Bloke syndrome rules buy another fob 🤣🤣 If that lot is confusing enough just wait for AI 🤣🤣 What ever you choose enjoy your Beemer Dave
  18. I’m trying to sell my OEM 19’’ E92 M3 alloys but struggling to do so on Facebook Marketplace, Gumtree and eBay. Can anyone offer any advice please?
  19. Morning Dave Welcome to the Forum Did your original seats have Heaters ? The yellow pug I think is seat occupancy sensors for Air bag/Seat belt You could check www.realoem.com for part numbers Dave
  20. Morning Dave Welcome to the Forum Can you give a bit more information ?? Is the issue. When driving at constant speed with CC engaged the car selects Neutral and stops? Or When driving at constant speed with CC engaged the car Gear selector shows Neutral but the car continues to drive ? Dave
  21. Hi Robin......and welcome to the Club Membership packs usually take between 7 to 10 days to generate and dispatch so yours should be with your shortly. You should also now be able to access the online discounts section I have private messaged you with your membership number
  22. Morning Dee BMW strike again ??? Their standard response is change the complete part at BMW New price ??? BMW do not make Turbo Chargers they buy them in Talk to a Turbo specialist they will be a much better bet as they actually fix issues. They will also be very aware of any known issues Dave
  23. Hi everyone. I’ve been to hell with my BMW M2 F87 left hand drive. Purchased this car sometime ago thinking to register it here in United Kingdom but going through VOSA IVA TEST had proved a nightmare. The issue is the “headlights” which are BMW ADAPTIVE LED and according to VOSA these need to be changed to RHD to pass the IVA. So I decided to buy another set of lights but these are BMW LED (non adaptable) my question is do I now need a different wiring for LED lights? When i plug these lights on they pointing up to the sky instead of down any info will be much appreciated! Kind regards Lex
  24. Hi just had my 2015 640d F06 serviced at the local BMW. Was informed that it has few recalls, driver airbag and EGR coolant. It was suppose to be a day job then had call later that the car will not be ready as it also has another recall for the manifold. Prior to this my car going was running very quiet and smooth. It then took 3 days as the parts was not available. I picked the car up and noticed straight away that the sound of the car was very loud but assumed it may be due to the new manifold. Next morning whilst on the school run I got the following error on the screen “Drivetrain error - continue the journey at a moderate speed. Full performance not available. Have the problem checked by service” so obviously I rang the local bmw dealers who carried out the work and was booked in for the next morning. Took the car in and spent 3.5 hours waiting to be informed that it’s nothing to do with the manifold. Been informed to change the exhaust back pressure sensor before turbine and the pipe. Also advised to change over valve for turbine control flap and wastegate valve faulty. Gave me a price for the parts of £286 + and labour £1280 +. Not accepting their fault on this. please can any advice me what to do?
  25. Morning Boz Welcome to the Forum Bluetooth: First check www.realoem.com put the last 7 digits of your Vin into the search box and it will bring up your model. Then search the sections for which Telematics unit is in your car and note the part number and where it is in the car. Then take a look if it's missing it answers a lot of your questions (why it was taken out who knows) Then search with the part number to find a replacement fitting is plug and play. Then in settings on the screen you should find bluetooth set it to search and the phone should be found then connect. Angel Eyes: Back to realoem for information on bulbs Good Hunting Dave P.S. Just a thought if someone has changed the screen you should be able to find the correct one or even a Complete Android update straight forward to fit and gives far more than the OEM unit plus still allowing you to switch between the two with the rotary controller
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