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  1. Guys, back of my E61 radio I have a 12pin quad lock for the aux in plug (headphone jack only no USB) I want to buy a spare plug, Have some wires hanging out of it and experiment with something but I want to know what some of the wires pins do, can anyone help me with connector C on this diagram. https://goo.gl/images/dwhwb5 What is does "tape left/ right +\-" mean, what function does it perform. I'm hoping that means the steering wheel controls for skipping or something. The device i want to connect has an "ibus" wire, if I connect this to the "Nav bus" wire will it pass data to the screen?
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    Stock M sport mv2 alloys. Staggered or not

    Not sure. Whys that? I doubt theres runs flats on there now, but I have no spare tyre so will need to weigh up the cost of a spare tyre or 4 run flats.
  3. I need 4 new tyres, all my bmws in the past have run staggered genuine wheels. Just gone out to check tyre profiles on my 520d sport and noticed all 4 are running the same 245/40/18 tyres. Wondering if the prev keeper has done something stupid or if that's how they are supposed to be
  4. Good point, that will save me nagging my friend to borrow his disc. Mines a 2008 and REALOEM.com is saying it's an n47.
  5. The dension is too pricey for me just to get me iPod working in the Car. Whats the alpine way? And roughly how much are they jimmy
  6. New car to me, 520d sport auto, M47. went to start it last night, shifter in park, key in ignition dash lit up, left for a few seconds, pressed start button and the car turned over and was spluttering into life then turning over, spluttering, turning over and eventually started. I turned it off and did it again but i slightly pressed the throttle when it was trying to start and it started up much easier. took it for a spin like 5 minutes worth, came home, turned off and re-stared and it started ok, left it for a few hours and went back to try and start it and it spluttered again, little throttle and it comes to life. it doesn't sound like its glow plug related, sounds like fuel falling back into the tank and starving the injectors, like its only getting a squirt in a 2 pots and while its truning over the pumps are pushing diesel to the rail and then it starts. Anyone had a similar issue, any known causes, perished vacum hoses, breathers, fuel filters, non return valves. where do i start. TIA
  7. i have a 2008 E61 with professional nav. i only have the 3.5mm jack in the rear of the centre console(behind arm rest) no usb input. What are my options of getting my ipod to work in the car and be controlled by the idrive and or steering wheel controls and whats the rough cost? I have an old DICE unit which i had in my E39 i wonder if this would plug in somewhere in the E61.
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    business or professional nav?

    ah right because the cd unit had buttons 1-6 on the front and volume I presumed it was a In dash changer. Im gutted i don't have a USB port in glove box. Only 3.5mm jack at rear. Being a 2008 lci I thought it would have had USB. Any tips on connecting iPod with steering wheel and idrive control .
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    business or professional nav?

    Ok thanks very much. I have the wider screen, 1mav slot and 1cd charger slot above it, 2008 lci model so I take it mines professional nav.
  10. How can I tell what nav I have? Business or professional? my disc is missing and wondering what system I have in the car.
  11. cheers pal, I might take you up on that. Got a mate who's local with a 62plate 5 series so I may try his disc, if they are compatible. If not I'll be in touch mate.
  12. It's one sat nav slot and one cd slot above but it's a disc changer. Sat nav has dvd DVD written on the right hand side next to eject buttton
  13. N47 is the one that suffers with timing chain issue is it not?
  14. how can I check what model engine I have, I did the swirlflaps on my e39 525d so not an issue, just cant afford for one of those to get sucked in to the engine.