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About gbshahaq

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  • Birthday March 2

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    Reigate, Surrey
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    SAP CRM consultant


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    2010 F11 520d SE
  1. Alpina B10 V8 Touring 0012/1

    Oh lordy - i loved looking at pics of that car. This really should not be broken - hope someone comes in to save her... GLWTS!
  2. F11 hatch will not close!

    Diagnosed as open circuít on the lock motor. Lock motor replaced, with a little discount. Vines (Redhill) don't seem to as much as a rip-off dealer as Coopers (Thames Ditton) - my only previous encounter with BMW servicing. All sorted now
  3. F11 hatch will not close!

    Thanks. I did try that and could see the catch vibrating. Could also manipulate the catch ok. Popped to the local dealer as I'm in a pickle. Mech said it was the main catch that's broken. On order but won't be here before Wednesday. Left it with BMW as it's not secure or watertight at my house Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Just went to the car, unlocked, popped the hatch and now it won't close. The latch just seems not to engage.... Cannot really leave the car like this Any ideas there people? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. DAB retro fit

    I looked at that - but ouch on price! Looking forward to seeing if it delivers on the promise - definitely sold as the only truly OEM integration alternative. Fingers crossed for you!
  6. E39 freebies

    I'll bring it to work tomorrow - minor scratch (1-2cm) next to the black strip PM me your mobile and i'll return with the address!
  7. E39 freebies

    1 tape flap - Vavona 1 auto gear knob - Vavona Just pay me postage and it's yours - or collect from SL1 or RH2
  8. F11 Rear Bumper Edge Protector

    if there was only one - i bought it
  9. Soldering/crimping

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/162403732885 Bit like this one - bought for a lot less from a German ebayer. Sold it on here as I never needed it Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Soldering/crimping

    My two cents from my E39 experience: I would do boot wires with crimps - much simpler to do in situ, as you're pretty restricted for space in the boot, unless you've gone to the trouble of disassembling the whole boot. I bought a boot wiring set as a precaution, and it came with pre-crimped terminals. When i replaced my wing mirror, i also used crimps. The only soldering i did was when wiring in heated seats - didn't want to take chances with a poor connection on those wires, plus there was a quite a gauge variation in the wiring used for that. Edit: just noticed you did ask for tool recommendations... For soldering, i bought a cheap Chinese job from eBay - not likely to be soldering again. It did the job. For crimping, i again bought a cheap-ish ratchet crimper from the bay.
  11. Washed it - first go on the snowfoam less than successful. Need more soap next time! Summer wheels on and sealed, now i found my Poorboys... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Potential new owner - few questions

    First - sorry to OP for thread hijack. Second to Matthew - 6FL is the thing stopping me. I only have USB in glove box, and i can only use that for copying to CIC drive. CIC drive will NOT display album art.... Bluetooth streaming is more flexible for me, and that also won't display album art. Only recourse is to retrofit 6FL - between 150 and 500 GBP by my reckoning. Hardly worth it for a few pictures!
  13. Potential new owner - few questions

    I thought I'd read that Album Art is not availble for CIC - end of? i also have a 2010 (though I likely miss some options - i only have these 6*: 6AA BMW TELESERVICES 6AB CONTROL TELESERVICES 6VC CONTROL COMBOX 609 NAVIGATION SYSTEM PROFESSIONAL 612 BMW ASSIST 615 EXTENDED BMW ONLINE INFORMATION 616 BMW ONLINE 620 VOICE INPUT SYSTEM 633 PREP.MOB. PH. BUSINESS BLUET.INTERF. I also thought that 32GB would be the limit of what would work. Good to know - might well try a bigger thumb drive/SD card. Will also look into the iTunes export - for now, i've copied the files manually like a noob!
  14. I have an Amazon Fire Stick - brilliant little thing, which has now replaced my Apple TV. It has apps for Nexflix and most of the UK catchup services (BBC, C4, C5, ITV) I bought it with a trial of Amazon Prime - content was ok, but not worth paying for (IMO). I did consider the Netflix trial, and paying for that, but I now have KODI loaded on it and for now....I'll selectively watch through that. I have a lot of content on a local network hard drive, and I also use KODI for playing that - nothing illegal there - or even close to it. I've been happy with what's available on Freeview (have a Humax HD PVR - my third Humax device) - never been tempted by Sky or cable TV. So all in all, I pay for nothing on top of the TV licence, and whatever content i decide to purchase. Humax pretty much the best Freeview PVRs and there is an active community of developers extending the functionality through customised firmware (with the full blessing/participation of Humax themselves).
  15. Criteria for stop start to work

    I have an early one, so not included on mine (though the blank button for disabling it is there). Sounds like I avoided an irritation!