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About Matthew Ashton

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    2010 F11 530d SE; 2014 F45 218i

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  1. Matthew Ashton

    Remote Control Issues

    I’d never put a 240v live connection directly into the car. I have a fully wired Westfalia 12pin towbar socket and connect the Charger output to the corresponding pins that are providing continuous 12v to the socket. Works a charm.
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    Remote Control Issues

    Mine is 7 years old and going strong. Regular conditioning with the CTEK MxS 5.0. No reason to spend the £250 - £300 for a new battery and then get it registered to the car unless absolutely necessary.
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    F11 dented from large hail stones

    F10 and F11 Bonnet and door skins = aluminium as @Dakota pointed out.
  4. Matthew Ashton

    Wheels and Tyres for Winter in F10

    This thread is about adding a set of wheels for winter use. If the wheels bought don't come with TPMS then the OP will need to add to add these to this 2nd set.
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    Remote Control Issues

    This is a common fault with the F10/11 with comfort access. The only fix is to replace the offending handle/s as they get waterlogged and cause exactly the symptoms you mentioned - other than the car not immediately recognising remote when you’re in the car. I’d suggest the handles, once fixed, will resolve your issues. Also so watch out as the comfort access shares the same fuse as the DSC and if that blows the car will complain about driving stability but it is just the fuse. I think it is F5 in the front fuse box.
  6. For mere mortals oversteer is more difficult to recover from unless you have experience/skid pan training. This and the fact that tyres with more tread are less likely to puncture and a rear sudden deflation is more difficult to handle than a front wheel deflation the recommendation is new to the rear.
  7. Hi have newish Michelin RFTs on the rear and Goodyear RFTs on the front. Feels no different from having Goodyears all round.
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    Sat nav maps

    You'll have NBT (assuming you have Pro Nav option 609) which uses Europe NEXT maps.
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    Sat nav maps

    This is the F10/F11 forum. I have no opinion on the E60 iDrive/SatNav as I've never owned nor worked on one.
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    Sat nav maps

    Not true, I've updated many F10/F11s up to 2018_1 on CIC and 2017_2 on NBT and have never had any instability issues and my car has 2012 firmware.
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    Suspension Noise & Aircon Fault Code

    This is a common fault logged but is only for information and every F10/F11 I've worked on has had it logged at some time in its history. I believe this error only happens at start up but it doesn't cause any issue.
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    Sat nav maps

    That's a difficult one. I have CIC not NBT and am running 2018_1 just fine. Some with NBT have had issues and others not but I don't think anyone has identified which firmware could cause issues and which not. See if BMW are still selling Nav updates for £69.95 then is there is an issue they'll fix it for you as they are the ones selling the update.
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    front brake pad service indicator

    £60 labour is reasonable to change the front brake pads as it will take around an hour for both sides. Textar is one of BMWs OE suppliers and make sure you buy a new brake pad wear sensor. Front brake pads will last up to 50 - 60k miles for some people and they are one of the most important safety components on the car so don't scrimp on quality to save a few pounds.
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    Sat nav maps

    There have been issues with updating to 2018-1 maps on NBT systems. The issue is with the firmware level of the headunit and the 2018 maps. This is probably not related to the site but the combination of 2018 maps and earlier levels of firmware.
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    Cleaning beige seatbelts

    Why were you drawing on the floor?