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    2015 F10 535d Luxury

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    Servicing Question

    BMW do a so-called value service for cars over 3 years old. You've been quoted a price which is way OTT. More here: https://www.bmw-service.co.uk/value_service?gclid=Cj0KCQjwyYHaBRDvARIsAHkAXctlMmSaAHJ7IPesKppRVTzpO5f79JqKPKH7Lq0jeVrKp5ldkciEh90aAlwXEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds Usually on the F10/F11, oil services and inspections are mileage rather than based on a date unless you do a really low mileage. Other items - brake fluid, MOT of course, appear in the iDrive as dates.
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    Connected Drive

    I have the app on an iPhone as well as 2 Android devices, a phone and a tablet.
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    Middle headlight units

    You could Google for "bmw vin decoder" and enter the last 7 digits of the car's VIN into it to find out the original build spec of the car. IIRC you are right, the middle lights on LCis don't have anything in there unless they are adaptive lights
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    How long before good discounts?

    Coast to coast currently 21% on 540 and 530 if you take the BMW deposit finance
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    Clicking off when filling up?

    Used to happen to me with my E60 and some pumps were worse than others. I learned to not insert the pump nozzle all the way in but to hold it a couple of inches out from the fully in position. Never had the problem with either of my F10s. Usually can only get another half litre in after the 1st click.
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    alloy wheel change insurance charge

    ...but the 17"s will fit on the F10/F11 M Sport models as the brakes are the same as on the SE/Luxury versions and the were standard issue for winters on any F10/F11 excluding the 550i and M5. Brake disc sizes depend only on engine size. 17"s fit on my 535d, I run them in winter. 225/55 R17, it may be on the
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    Wing mirror camera error

    Don't know if this helps?
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    Wing mirror camera error

    All surround view cameras are susceptible to moisture ingress eventually, so I'd suggest that's what the problem might be. Usually it's the one on the front wheel arch which goes first. There are forum posts on how to remove and replace defective cameras.
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    Only RTTI seems worth it to me. Get the BMW Remote App as well, see if you can send nav locations from the phine to the car, which is also handy.
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    Wing Mirror Tilt On Reverse

    Only the passenger side on an F10
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    Almost there in choosing a 5 series

    +1. Having owned an F10 520d with an N47 for 40000 miles until the timing chain death rattle started, and a 535d for nearly 70000, the latter also an N57 variant, is far smoother (especially from start up), far quicker and consumes about 10% more fuel than the N47, about 1.5p/mile. The difference between that and the B47 will be less. Go figure.
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    Pro Navigation Slow

    Interesting. It's been widely reported on several forums... And several people have contacted BMW about it.
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    TPMS Nightmare

    Same experience here except for 4 winters. I bought tpms sensors from Cotswold BMW. Plug and play...
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    5 series launch control cheat

    Yes, my 535d LCi has it.
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    Pro Navigation Slow

    This has recently been affecting a large number of BMWs, reported widely on other forums too. It is claimed that it is an issue related to the combination of 2018-1 maps and RTTI. It is reported that the RTTI data is overloading the processor which is causing the slow down. It's happened once to me, then next time I drove the car, RTTI didn't hook up, I had only TMC and all was fine again but keeping an eye on it. I doubt that the downloadable software update will fix it.