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  1. 535i Andrew

    Bzzz sound instead of ptew ptew turbo whistle

    Do you mean The noise of the turbo waste gate after you lift off following plenty of throttle?
  2. 535i Andrew

    Next job...

    Except you swear in different places!
  3. 535i Andrew

    Headlight dance?

    Light switch set to adaptive. On indicator stalk, lower button on the end, switches on high beam assist. The two functions switched on together make for great night time driving.
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    Headlight dance?

    Adaptive means the clever bit to make the lights do their dance. On mine I turn the light switch to the 11 o'clock position to switch on the adaptive function. This automatically switches from side lights to dipped headlights as the ambient outside light gets darker. It also allows the headlights to turn their beam to point in the direction of travel. As you turn the steering wheel the beam is moved to point the way the car is travelling. Also when the indicator is switched on an additional 'cornering' light is illuminated. This is the light either side of the kidney grill. Normal headlight is the bulb next to the indicator. On cars with Xenons there is only one bulb 'on' when you change between dipped and full headlights, a mask moves to reveal more of the bulb to give the full headlights. In halogens switching on full headlights switched on the lights either side of the kidney grill. Park up the car against a wall and turn the steering wheel and you will see the beams move and the turning light come on but I don't think one of the cornering lights comes on when steering when stationary to avoid dazzling oncoming drivers.
  5. Remember last year Westminster wanted to ban sales of cars with proper engines by 2040? Well the numpties have now changed their minds to match the numpties that run the Scottish government, by wanting this to happen by 2032. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45899580 Again same old questions, where us the electricity going to come from? There is no capacity in the national grid for more load to charge our cars from. There is no sign of more nuclear power stations being built to supply base load electricity when it doesn't rain or isn't windy. And more worryingly as the government extorts a fortune from us drivers via Vehicle Excise Duty (which lets face it, is a tax!) and fuel duty (tax!) where is this cash cow going to go, the government will be loosing out on a fortune? Battery tax? What we need is for Cruella to step out of her armour plated 5.0i V8 Jaaaaagggg and into a horrid milk float, like an Auris and watch her sweat when she can't be whisked away by a snorting V8 when an emergency situation arises as it will run out off charge after the first tyre squealing evasive J turn.
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    Headlight dance?

    You need the sensor that detects on coming lights and rear tail lights which is located under the rear view mirror. There is no doubt a 'module' needed and coding to make it all work. Probaly quite expensive to do it.
  7. 535i Andrew

    Headlight dance?

    Gotcha, so the newer ones have Xenons but not necessarily adaptive Xenons unless that option box is ticked, then a further option needs ticked for high beam assist? Didn't appreciate that. Thanks. Mine has "visibility pack" which gives S522 Xenons, S524 Adaptive headlights, S5AC high beam assist and S502 headlight cleaning.
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    No gauges....

    My E39 did this once. Drove it home 6 miles with no speedo, had to guess the speed from other vehicles as its not like I could judge it from the tacho either as that didn't work. Went out to the car a few hours later and it worked and worked everytime since. Never did figure out why but other info I read all pointed to the ignition switch. I just put it down the E39 electrical gremlins. Both front wheel sensors, battery, no dash dials, wipers failing which was quite scary the twice it happened, but like a true electrical fault, cured itself by switching off and back on.
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    Headlight dance?

    Don't buy an F10 without adaptive Xenons. I think late models it was standard right enough.
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    Headlight dance?

    Yeah but having bright lights is quite handy, you know for seeing things in the dark, like deer who like me live out in the dark sticks!
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    German Engineering

    Yup. Replaced a wishbone like the top one on my Senator. Pig of a job to get the arm inserted into the front cross member. Replaced most of the "German" arms on my E60. Much easier to line up all the bits.
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    Shaken not stirred.

    Like the good Scottish car that it is, it can clearly hold its drink! Apologies for the dreadful sound quality, iphone video not great and then the fan kicks in towards the end.
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    F11 rear suspension airbag repkacement

    For clarity, I'm referring to BMW AUC warranty. Sorry , I see you already said that, hence edit! Should have gone to spec savers......
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    Headlight dance?

    BMW aka Big Money Worries.
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    F11 rear suspension airbag repkacement

    Should do, plenty of guys on here have had them done under warranty. I got a broken rear coil spring fixed under warranty on my F10; so a broken rear air spring on an F11 should be no different, except probably cheaper to fix as you don't need to take a strut out.
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    Funny coz it’s true....

    My father in law told me to learn the following phrases during his speech at our wedding. "Yes dear" and "yes dear, lets buy that"
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    Apple Music starting by itself in the car

    Is that not a car fault if its prioritizing the phone over say radio or other media connection? I think mine defaults to radio, which is fine. Is there a setting buried deep in the idrive somewhere for selecting the media source as default?
  18. Apparently the same Scooby was involved in a crash a few days earlier! https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-45901084
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    Misplaced your BMW?

    Then check your local council haven't scrapped it! https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-45879154
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Pads to put on top of your trolley jack that insert into the BMW cill jacking point https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-1-2-4-5-7-Rubber-Jacking-Jack-Pad-Adapter-Tool-Sill-Damage-Protector-Protect/273388748691?hash=item3fa73d3f93 Got two of these already and have bought something similar for wifes Kuga Axle stand pads, the ones in the pic above https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-Adapters-for-your-axle-stands-designed-for-BMW-and-Mercedes-jacking-points/273446298387?hash=item3faaab6313:g:ewQAAOSwr8tbkV75
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    Headlight dance?

    My E39 halogens were candles, compared to my Senator. I actually thought the E60 halogens were much better than those on my E39, until F10 ownership. When using high beam assist during I got flashed at lots as it's a bit dim witted at times. It then failed its MOT on beams being too high, subsequently corrected and sure enough the flashing from other drivers stopped and the beams were noticeably lower. Boo.
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    Misplaced your BMW?

    So about 5 miles from your house then?
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    Next job...

    There used to be places here that did that in the UK but I'm quite sure it was stopped on liabilities and/or health and safety grounds. We've all been there with the car jacked up, immobilised after shearing a bolt or breaking something, waiting on a new part, imagine the costs building up on someone's hired ramp.
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    Headlight dance?

    I think my bogo standard halogens on my E60 did this too on initial switch on. If you have adaptive Xenons the self height adjustment as you drive is quite obvious as the car changes gradients ascending or descending hills. Its that time of year where you get to use the headlights to their full advantage, I'm still impressed with mine especially when used with high beam assist.
  25. Your logic is sound to me mate. Buy a (select from the following) faster/quicker/more powerful/less thirsty car in the first place.