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    The North


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    F11 530d
  1. Auto wipers

    Tried yesterday after I posted this and discovered that when the front demister setting is on, it is possible to adjust the fan speed but keep demister mode on.
  2. Auto wipers

    Presuming you mean the front demister, when I turn mine on it's like there's a Typhoon taking off on the bonnet! Can it be adjusted?
  3. I have VDC on my recently acquired F11 530d and in Comfort+ it's a waftamatic pleasure zone. There are definite differences between all three settings.
  4. Replaced the halogen front indicator bulbs with some LED versions, just for aesthetic reasons. Other than it being stupidly cold and my fingers going numb while trying to unscrew the bulb holder, it was a 15 minute doddle and the result is excellent, brighter & sharper than previously with no ugly orange bulb visible. I fitted these; https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0727TJ6HB/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and did no other modifications - no coding required and no errors.
  5. New F11 530d owner

    I was averaging 30mpg in normal use, on a motorway run it would get around 40mpg. Fast Golfs are very high up on car thieves shopping lists at the moment.
  6. New F11 530d owner

    226, the extra 6 makes all the difference! It's still for sale at Leeds VW; https://00246.usedcars.volkswagen.co.uk/en/used-cars/volkswagen/golf/mk7-facelift-20-tsi-gti-ss-230-ps-dsg-5-nxbjfmj
  7. Check out the spec on this F11!

    I did wonder if it had been some sort of executive transport (not necessarily Police etc) with the added rear climate controls and heated seats and the plusher interior options. But then why would they bother specifying so many driver assist features and skip the adaptive damping & drive? I think it's just a very well optioned private or lease. What's slightly curious about it is why is it being sold out of the dealer network? Mileage?
  8. New F11 530d owner

    It's a different target market to 5 series so hard to compare, but I did really like it. Nice and quick and mine was a DSG version which is a great gearbox for everyday use and the manual override on it was fantastic. They're very well specced as standard & aren't too in your face styling wise either. The only problem I found was that trying to pull away even remotely quickly in anything other than perfectly dry conditions and a straight line was almost impossible to stop the traction control kicking in - it would even spin up in 3rd if you stuck your boot to the floor. Apparently a lot of that is down to the poor choice of Bridgestone tyres that VW fit, but I didn't have it long enough to change the tyres. Pretty sure it's just the variable dampers - no mention of any clever anti roll bars in the spec; Vehicle options L812A National version England / Ireland P337A M Sports package S1CAA Selection of COP relevant vehicles S1CBA CO2 package S1CCA Auto start/stop function S1CDA Brake Energy Regeneration S223A Electronic Damper Control (EDC) S230A Extra package, EU-specific S258A Tire with run-flat functionality S2PAA Wheel bolt retainer S2TBA Sport automatic transmission S2V3A BMW LA wheel, M Double Spoke 613 S2VBA Tire pressure display S302A Alarm system S316A automatic trunk lid mechanism S322A Comfort access S3ATA Roof rail, aluminum, satin finish S402A Electric panoramic roof S423A Floor mats, velours S428A Warning triangle and first aid kit S430A Interior/outside mirror with auto dip S431A Interior mirror with automatic-dip S441A Smoker package S481A Sports seat S488A Lumbar support, driver and passenger S494A Seat heating driver/passenger S4B9A Interior strips, alu, satin-polished S4U2A Driving experience switch incl. ECO PRO S4URA Ambient interior lighting S502A Headlight cleaning system S508A Park Distance Control (PDC) S534A Automatic air conditioning S575A Supplementary 12V sockets S5A1A LED Fog lights S5ARA Traffic congestion assistant S5ATA Driving Assistant Plus S609A Navigation system Professional S610A Head-up display S654A DAB tuner S698A Area-Code 2 for DVD S6ACA Intelligent emergency SOS call S6AEA Teleservices S6AKA Connected Drive Services S6AMA Real-Time Traffic Information S6ANA Concierge Services S6APA Remote Services S6WAA Instrument cluster, expanded equipment S6WAA Instrument cluster, expanded equipment S710A M leather steering wheel S715A M Aerodynamics package S760A High gloss shadow line S761A Individual sunshade glazing S775A Headlining anthracite S850A Dummy-SALAPA S853A Language version English S877A Delete cross-pattern operation S880A On-board vehicle literature English S8KAA Dummy-SALAPA S8S2A Coding alarm signal S8S3A Automatic locking when driving off S8SMA Car ident. number visible from outside S8TFA Active pedestrian protection S8TGA Thiefproofing device S8THA Road sign detection
  9. New F11 530d owner

    Hi all, joined up a few weeks ago in anticipation of getting a 3ish year old 5 series touring after deciding I had to get rid of my 8 month old Golf GTI due to two attempts to steal it within three months. I'm not a complete BMW newb, before the Golf I had a E91 touring for 3 1/2 years. I finally found a car that suited me nearby with the right spec and have had it for a couple of weeks now. So far so good and have already had it on Carly to make a few changes. It's an M Sport 530d registered December 2014 in Xirallic Sophisto Grey. Active Cruise (I gather this is uber rare) Adaptive dampers Pano roof Mirror pack Driving Assistant Plus/Traffic Jam Assist Lumbar support Comfort Access Pro Nav Speed limit detection HUD Would have like M Sport Plus to give HK but not bothered about 19" wheels for comfort/price reasons, maybe a reversing camera and adaptive LEDs but I can live with the standard audio/lights and I can always add a reversing camera for a £600 or so if I really want one. I definitely can't add Active Cruise, which I use virtually every day - the Golf had it (as well as active lane assist 'Look No Hands!') and it is fantastic on a long motorway journey, and even around town depending on the conditions. Looking forward to being involved in what looks like a great community.
  10. If I hadn't just bought my F11, I'd have been all over this like a tramp on chips; https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201801263120221 The VIN is D350773 if you want to look at the decoder websites - attached also. It doesn't have active cruise or adaptive dampers as mine does, but it seems to have everything else including NIGHT VISION FFS! I do like the look of the seats, even if they are brown. D350773.pdf BMW 5 Series 535d M Sport 5dr Step Auto - PRO NAV - PAN ROOF - HARMAN_KARDON 3.0.pdf
  11. Autowatch Ghost Immobiliser

    Were they fitted with a Ghost? My wife’s car was stolen in the second of the two attempts on us in November when the Ghost saved mine. Hers was just the factory fit stuff, but once they have the keys... It was eventually recovered undamaged and virtually unused, with the key but the insurance had already paid out.
  12. Autowatch Ghost Immobiliser

    Any links? I heard about some issues with them being bypasses on Focus RS/STs I think it was but it was limited to that specific car as far as I am aware, and was patched by Autowatch.
  13. Autowatch Ghost Immobiliser

    I have a Ghost fitted to my 7 month old Golf GTI and after a break in where they took only car keys it prevented my car from being stolen. Unfortunately, this was the second incident within 3 months (the first time they failed to get into the house) so this week I'm swapping the Golf for an F11 and I will be getting the Ghost moved to the BMW.