Jomo

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    2005 545i Sport
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Impressively detailed guide. Nice work!
  4. Perhaps this'll work instead: http://goo.gl/lriurV
  5. http://www.tyresafe.org/media-centre/latest-news/69-motorists-get-their-tyres-%E2%80%9Cback-to-front%E2%80%9D
  6. 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!
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Mine says 545i Sport Auto on the V5. It's a June 2005.
  11. Nice! TV in motion is a setting that can be changed with coding. I did mine with NCS Expert.
  12. When I did mine I was looking under FRM or NFRM for either ASP_KOMFORT_EINKLAPP or SPIEGEL_KOMFORT_EINKLAPP. I can't remember if this was where I found it though. I have a vague recollection of not finding it and eventually working out that it's in the door modules as you say. Sorry, not much help really.
  13. It's got a lot of options but I didn't spot 'aquarium' on the spec list
  14. Seems to be. When I popped the bung out it drained out a bit further under the car but gentle seepage seems run along the various components to just behind the arch.
  15. I was seeing water dripping behind the drivers side wheel arch, even after several hot, dry days. I've just checked and mine was a little damp! (see photo) Popped the grommet through and all good now. Couldn't detect any water in the passenger side, but after half an hour with a torch and a garden cane all I succeeded in doing was leaving 2 inches of snapped garden cane under the ECU. I'll just have to remember to check it every now and then. As luck would have it the pollen filters were due to be replaced so I did those at the same time. To answer the question above about pollen filters, I got the Mann carbon filters from ECP and it turned out they were identical to the OEM ones that I replaced - same make and part number but without the BMW stamp.