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    2005 545i Sport
  1. Hi Robert, i don't have first hand experience but a quick search on a BMW coding forum seems to confirm that it is possible to reset the short counters (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1199177). I would certainly be pushing them to try that first before spending out on a new module. If the main dealer is unwilling maybe a good BMW specialist might be worth a try. Good luck from a fellow 545i owner!
  2. Comfort seats

    Ha ha, seat envy!
  3. Comfort seats

    Here you go
  4. Comfort seats

    They're not really what I would think of as massage seats. Every 20 seconds or so ithey shift the pressure points around under your bum so you don't get sore. I find it stops my hips and lower back from seizing up so much on long journeys. The details in the dealer advert called them oscillating seat bases. Looking at the spec from the VIN I think the official name must have been Active Seats. The buttons to switch them on and off are in the centre console next to the heated seat buttons.
  5. Comfort seats

    I've got heated comforts on mine too, and heated rear. They're great aren't they! Mine also have the oscillating seat base which gently kneeds your buttocks
  6. Good indy in bucks

    I've been happily using K & M Autotechniks near Windsor for the past 5 years. They've always been straight with me and seem to know what they're doing. http://www.kmautotechniks.co.uk
  7. Best iPod connectivity

    I fitted an iPod interface to mine three or four years ago and seem to recall needing to have MP3 playback enabled. I think you can check by putting an MP3 CD into the single CD slot in the dash to see if it plays. Luckily mine did. Memory's a bit hazy though as it was a while ago now but a search on here should give more definitive info. I can confirm that you do access the iPod interface using the CD option on the idrive.
  8. Micro Filters 535D

    I bought the Mann carbon filters from ECP for £16 each last year. When I took the old ones out I noticed that they were the exact same Mann filters but with a BMW logo on too, so presumably OEM.
  9. Impressively detailed guide. Nice work!
  10. Tyre recomendations

    Perhaps this'll work instead: http://goo.gl/lriurV
  11. Tyre recomendations

  12. Tyre recomendations

    That's what I'd heard too. In the event of loss of grip going round a damp corner the average driver has a better chance of controlling a bit of understeer rather than oversteer, where the back can go very quickly. Although, to be fair, understeer on a left hand bend with 40 tonner coming the other way isn't going to do you much good either!
  13. Wipers

    I've always assumed that it's due to the aerodynamics of a saloon meaning that spray from a wet road doesn't get onto the back window, whereas a hatchback will tend to whip up the spray and so needs a wiper. Strangely, I recall that some Ford Orions came with a rear wiper. Always looked a bit odd.Anyway, congratulations on the 545i Trip. Hopefully you'll be very happy together. Still really enjoying mine after 18 months.
  14. Petrol fuel economy

    Easily into the thirties! Not bad for a V8. Not so good round town, but luckily I don't do enough miles to really care.
  15. The comfort seats are 20 way adjustable so you've a good chance of finding a comfortable position. I particularly like the side bolsters that come in and hug you as you start the car. Just try explaining to a passenger how to adjust their seat when they can only feel all the buttons down the side of the seat rather than see them! Not easy. Mine are heated by the way.