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About Dotcom1970

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  • Birthday April 3

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    Bracklesham Bay, West Sussex
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    Cars, Song, Wine and Women, but not necessarily in that order ;)
  • Occupation
    IT Consultant


  • Garage
    E61 530d SE Auto (2004 Pre-LCi)

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  1. Dotcom1970

    Ventilation problems

    HVAC faults won't show on the display, and as GoNzO said, you need dealer level diags or a OBD code reader
  2. Dotcom1970

    Pinout diagram of iPod Changer

    Brill, thank you
  3. Dotcom1970

    Pinout diagram of iPod Changer

  4. I've picked up an official BMW iPod controller that would replace the CD Changer. However, the pre-installation wiring has been hacked, and the power plug chopped off (the MOST optical leads are fine), so I don't know where the positive and negative power leads go vis a vis the Controller. I have a replacement power plug and cables to hand, but just need to connect them in the correct place. Can anybody advise the pinouts of the controller or take a photo of the power plug and leads in situ so I can reconnect things? TIA (Yes, car is already coded for iPod/MP3 playback)
  5. Hi, I'm looking for a simple guide to find both a switched (ignition) + and a permanent + power source, hopefully in the fuse panel o on the glove box. I'm installing a Blackvue Cam system with a Power Magic Pro timer that enables the cam to keep recording once you have parked and left the car.
  6. Dotcom1970

    Increased emissions light again

    Have you tried an Italian Tune Up?
  7. Dotcom1970

    Headlight upgrades

    well, if you can afford it and have the time, an upgrade to Xenon is the way forward. I was lucky in that my car has these as standard, but I swapped the bulbs for the Osram NIghtbreakers for best results.
  8. Dotcom1970

    My LCI Headlight Conversion...

    Are there pre made kits for a LCi Bi Xenon conversion?
  9. Dotcom1970

    520d code reader

    Yup, that's pretty much the standard cable you need.
  10. Dotcom1970

    Winter tyres yes or no?

    When I got my car, it had bog standard 16" wheels. I replaced these with 17" for summer use, and used the 16" as winters, I fitted them with Conti Winter Contacts TS830P 225/55R 16H and never had any issues. If you have no qualms about part worn tyres, find a decent set for a fraction of the price.
  11. Dotcom1970

    Cabin wind noise.

    Item 2 on either side.
  12. Dotcom1970

    Cabin wind noise.

  13. Dotcom1970

    E60 535d pre LCI more power wanted

    Wagner FMIC, hybrid turbo's and a custom map