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    BMW 523i (F11)

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  1. Hello, A little ago, there was a grind noise coming from my rear driver side wheel. Thought it might’ve been a run-flat down on pressure, because they've made a similar noise when low. It seemed to subside, but now back. So made sure all pressures are right, but still there. So, I got the wheels swapped over, front to back to see if the noise was wheel or brake related. The noise now comes from the front, so that answered that. It sounds like something making contact at just one point, so is an intermittent sound, speeding up as you drive. Any ideas? Iffy tyre? Thank you
  2. I'd have thought you'd be entitled to a refund or replacement given such a short lifespan. They have to be fit for purpose and degrading so shortly is clearly a contradiction of that. Your supplier can shrug their shoulders as much as they like, they have a legal obligation to sell you a satisfactory product.
  3. Thanks for the heads up, these look the very same RIva alloys. So I'm guessing you can add the BMW centre caps?
  4. Thanks, I'll look them up
  5. Thanks for the feedback, yes I've seen so many OEM alloys that discolour and have no obvious quality advantage over 3rd party
  6. Hello, So my OEM alloys are smart enough - after all, I chose the car with them fitted. But thought I'd look at non-BMW options...not one for the purists. Quite liked these 19" from Riva. Tyre and wheel fitted package pretty compelling. I spoke to a tyre fitter a while back and he reckoned OEM alloys were a massive rip off given so many are manufactured in the same place and bought in - Italy a big exporter apparently. Anyway, what do you think?
  7. I've checked the RF pressures, all correct (I've heard a similar sound when one of them was very low once). I wonder if the sound could be a brake making very light contact perhaps?
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    Just found your post - thank you!!
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    F11 rear fuse box

    Okay, sooooo, I have found the fusebox, and the card that comes with it. Thought of sending it to GCHQ. Was hoping to find something more explicitly relevant to me. E.g "The fuse to order for the rear tailgate courtesy light is 30"
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    F11 rear fuse box

    Brilliant, many thanks for your help!
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    F11 rear fuse box

    So I replaced the tailgate courtesy light with a crisp white LED festoon, replaced the meta plate and then the crystal clean light went out. As did the two others courtesy lights. Too a look behind the two panels for the fuse box. Not immediately obvious as to where it is. Looked behind a black panel on the right side, it was empty. Left had side panel blocked in with cables and a silver box. Googled it - lots of close up pictures of the fuses, but I don't see its actual location. I'm sure one or all of you are rolling your eyes, but if you could enlighten me, I'd appreciate the help. Thanks Richard
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    New diffuser and exhausts

    Loving the 4 exhausts, and excited to hear the sound improves. I have a silver F11 523i - (despite the badging, it's a petrol 3.0 straight six), with twin chrome pipes. Liking the idea of 4 chrome pipes (my 7yr old son nearly wet himself at the thought). One question, presumably you have to declare the modification to your insurance company. What does that do to premiums?
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    Ambient lighting + LEDs

    Surprisingly crisp projection!
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    Ambient lighting + LEDs

    I got mine from http://www.horizonleds.co.uk/m5-f10-f11-led-interior-kit - they need to know if you have an F10 or F11 - they even texted me to check, so the right (error free) bulbs were sent. £38.95 - but they do offer discounts + postage. 21 bulbs in total. BMW F10/F11 (x21 Bulbs) x1 Front Courtesy Light x2 Front Map Lights x1 Rear Courtesy Light x2 Rear Map Lights x2 Front Footwell x2 Rear Footwell x1 Glove Box Light x4 Vanity/Mirror Lights x2 Boot/Trunk Lights x2 Front Door/Puddle Lights x2 Rear Door/Puddle Lights
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    Ambient lighting + LEDs

    I've seen old posts about ambient lighting suggesting the level be turned up in iDrive. I don't have that option in my list. My lighting settings just give options to adjust external lights.