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    2007 BMW 525d M Sport LCi 2993cc

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  1. The Situation

    Gearbox gremlins

    I maybe having a blonde moment - how would I check the gearbox oil level? I didn’t have any error codes thrown last time I ran the DIS.
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    Gearbox gremlins

    2 years ago my gearbox stopped working, long story short it was down to a cracked £11 part plastic sleeve of some sort, so a gearbox service and replacement of part later with ZHF oils and bmw original parts, car working fine etc. Since last year I had the issue of putting car in gear from start up and it would not move automatically like all autos do, just sits on one place until I put foot down. This then got worse when putting into gear from cold and the gear flipping back to Park. I would need to start the car and let it run for about 5-10 seconds and maybe rev it a little during that and the car will be fine. This does not happen everytime on cold start ups. Now has anyone else had similar issues even after gearbox service etc.
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    DVD sat nav fault

    Am I correct in reading that you bought a new drive brand new from cotswolds for £110-120?
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    DVD sat nav fault

    Thats how mine started and now it’s fully not working.
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    DVD sat nav fault

    I have the exact same issue was advised to try a cd cleaner first and see if that works, been lazy and not given a go yet.
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    iDrive issues

    Always up for the cheaper simple option first, will give it a go thanks.
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    iDrive issues

    Intermittently - sometimes comes up with disk error. The main nav screen won’t come on if the secondary one is not working either.
  8. I have an E61 with I'd idrive, it shows I have Bluetooth connectivity but I can't pair my Samsung with it. Any ideas? 

  9. I have an E61 with a phone dock, can you get an adapter lead that plugs in the phone dock to convert to a modern Samsung phone?

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    iDrive issues

    None of the options are highlighted other than journey computer, that’s what I meant earlier.
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    iDrive issues

    Well issue is as picture shows, the option for it does not even highlight itself to be selected. The whole screen went blank for a few minutes today also before coming back on again.
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    iDrive issues

    Hi All Dreaded issue with the navigation aspect of the screen after 7 years of owning. Since last month during the mini heatwave I noticed the map not showing up on the right hand portion of screen, just the journey computer. I was using a copied disc with updated camera lists etc. I switched back to the factory CD nav and was working fine until couple weeks back whereby I would have to physically click on it and get the map back, rather than automatically coming on like usual. As it’s just the nav part of the screen playing up... FOR NOW!!! does this mean the laser reader is on its way out? Maybe even the whole iDrive is on its way out. Any ideas on what the remedies are and more importantly how badly it will dent the wallet guys??? Cheers
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    Lock in wheel nut

    Replaced back two tyres today and fitter noticed one of the nuts, locking wheel one is missing. Cant have fallen off so thinking if someone took it off. Anyway can I just buy one? Are they universal to be used with my original lock in wheel nut? Anyone know where I can get one for cheap? Thanks
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    Sat Nav Disc

    Yeah it’s copied disc - will pop original back in and see what happens. cheers
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    Sat Nav Disc

    I don’t know if it’s the sudden heat wave, by sat nav stopped working citing a disc error. Any ideas people? Thanks