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    520D Touring M Sport F11  2012 Previous 520D Touring M Sport E61   2007 320D

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    Android 7.1 10.25" screen

    Hi good video. It does seem a bit antiquated to use the AUX jack socket i must admit.. My Head Unit is very basic. It is not the large CIC unit, no DVD or Sat Nav. Also one thing i have noticed is that the sound quality from the IGO online sat Nav is really poor through the AUX Jack. When playing a video however through the sound quality through the AUX is excellent. So at the moment , it does not add up. Somemore time is required to be spent on it. John

    Android 7.1 10.25" screen

    Hi. You are both correct that the Aux port does the trick. I had aurika moment on the way home from work and plugged the cable in. I was working on the phylosophy that the Aux out cable from the screen was for head phones. I was expecting the sound to find its way to the head unit through the numerous other connector wires. The quality of sound when playing a film is great. The unit has a demo film trailer which you can play through the video. The car is filled with surround sound quality. Two extra USB connectors are provided. I have these fed through to the glove box. I am also impressed with the satnav as my H U did not have one. You have a choice of navigation apps you can use with a free 2018 download of the UK and a number of European countries. The screen quality is also excellent. All in all I paid £360. I have been able to fit a rear view camera as the screen has a pre wired camera in plug. The camera automatically comes on when you engage reverse. You also have the ability to view the rear camera at any point in time. I imagine I can keep an eye on the hitch while towing the caravan. All i have to do now is find a descrete way of hiding the Aux cable into the central console. I will add pictures in a few days. John

    Android 7.1 10.25" screen

    Hi I have just fitted a 10.25" Android 7.1 screen in my F11. The model is designed for an F10/F11 2010 - early 2012. looks great and the Sat Nav is also excellent. Like most things from China, there are no instructions. Only problem is that I am unable to get sound from the androids video and music, except through a set of headphones which bypassed the Head Unit. Don't think that the sound is speaking to the head unit and then on to the car speakers. The cars original Music and CD's are playing through the head unit setup fine. The Android unit is apparently Plug and Play. Does anyone have experience of such devices? I have a standard Head Unit with Bluetooth option and DAB radio. I am not even sure if they class this as a CIC. Radio Professional (F-Series) Thanks john

    Carbon front spoiler - anyone got one?

    Hi I have not used the carbon fibre one but because i have a Black F11, i have put on a black ABS version. £129.00 from Germany.


    Thanks Andrew


    HI Can anyone point me in the right direction please, to download a safe copy of ISTA. I need to cancel some error codes down; in this case drivers airbag. Thanks John

    Air bag warning light

    Emm, That doesn't make me feel too good. Won't be posting a picture on what did you do to your F10/F11 today?

    Air bag warning light

    After a bit of reading, i think i may download a copy of INPA or similar tool and cancel the error code; new ground for me. The wheel is an M sport for F10/ F11 with Alcantara trim. I got it off e-bay from Lithuania. Starting to get paranoid now after reading a thread the other day about an increase of part going missing from vehicles across the UK.

    Air bag warning light

    Hi. I have replaced the steering wheel on my F11. In the process the airbag warning symbol is now on and needs clearing. I am working on the assumption that the new bag is not at fault. When i reconnected the old bag, the warning light was still on. Can anyone please steer me in the right direction. excuse the pun. John

    F11 Tyre pressures with 275/35/19 at the rear

    Sounds like a good reference point. Thanks
  11. Hi After putting on new wheels on my F11, i have been trying to find the correct tyre pressure to use. They are 351M wheels. Front 245/40/19 Runflats Rear 275/35/19 Runflats As most of you know that combination of Tyres is for an F10, not an F11. The F11 door sticker gives information below for 20" rims only on a 275 tyre. Front 245/35/20 1-3 people 29.00 psi (F) 36.25 psi (R) Rear 275/30/20 4-5 + lug 39.16 psi (F) 46.00 psi (R) Does anyone think that 19" rims would be any different in pressure? Does anyone actually adjust pressures to the conditions? Most of the time my driving is just 1 to 2 people but on occasions there could be three Basset Hounds and an 1200kg caravan. John

    Fitting 275 tyres to the rear of F11/ Spacers?

    Hi Andrew. The towbar is a Thurle detachable.

    Fitting 275 tyres to the rear of F11/ Spacers?

    The 275/35/19s are on the rear of the F11. They do fit; just. jpg9657 shows the gap with the previous set of 245/45/18s. There was about 25mm clearance from the plastic protection cover at the bottom of the shock absorber to the wheel. jpg9642 shows the plastic cover of the shock actually within the inner wheel space by about 8mm. Going from 18'" to 19" rims has of course helped. I am considering a 10mm spacer which is close to what i have left in the wheel arch. The road test was fine. The big test is when i pull the caravan. Also a couple of photos of issues i discovered whilst doing the job. I am sure they will come up in future posts. John

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Well today before the down pour, i put on a re-conditioned set of 351M in Ferric Gloss Grey. They looked a bit darker than i expected when i unwrapped them last night. The big gamble was 275/35/19s on the rear of an F11. There seems to be clearance, just about, unless the shocks don't give up.The shock absorber protection cap is encroaching into the inner wheel space. With the 245 tyres there was a good 25mm clearance.

    torque wrench settings for 351M alloys.

    Thanks Matthew and Andrew