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  1. Has anyone had any experience with installing an Android system in lieu of the I drive CCC? I have seen the one at the link below and am tempted, but have a few questions for anyone who has used one. 1/how easy are they to install? This claims 30 mins plug & play. 2/Do I still have full functionality of the I drive controller and steering wheel controls? 3/How easy is the navigation system to update and how do you go about this? Any advice is welcomed! https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.de%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F232480158939
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Turns out it was just a crap connector on the new LED light, just put a bit of electric tape round it to hold it together and all is well! No more errors!
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    They certainly dont make things easy do they?!?!
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    What is the policy on the headlamp washers? I thought it was just if your car had them fitted they had to work? I didnt think it was anyrhing to do with the year.
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    First run to work with mine fitted this morning, randomly the left hand one kept coming up as bulb failed on the idrive but clearing after a couple of minutes however it was definetly still on as I could see the reflection in the car infront when I was stopped in traffic. Given the right hand side never came up as a fault I suspect that the resistor may just be loose so will have a look tonight, hopefully it will ve an easy fix otherwise im going to need to learn to code!!!
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Yeah from my understanding by the letter of the law a car with an aftermarket HID conversion wont pass tge new MOT. Luckily a family friend does my MOTs so can probably be persuaded to turn a blind eye!!
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Look even better in the dark!
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Mine had these in it, I believe this is the standard set up for the LCI E60s with halogens, the new ones I got just replace the whole lamp assembly and clamp straight in. If you have xenon headlights you need a different type, think its an H8 bulb the xenon angel eyes take. I think pre LCI are the wedge type bulbs.
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Off ebay. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F292731295439 Also ordered LED dipped beam and fog lights they should be here tomorrow, probably going to put a HID conversion on the high beams too. Will get pics up once all done.
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Na wasnt too bad, just pulled the whole headlight assembly out to give me a bit more room to play with and managed to squeeze my hand in!!
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Put in my LED angel eyes. Not the super bright F10 type effect I was hoping for but way better than the dull yellow halogen!
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    E60 CCC Android system upgrade

    Still not managed to get mine yet, been spending too much money on my bike!! I see there are now ones running android version 7 now, so glad I postponed, will hopefully get mine next month.
  13. Another one to add to the plethora of problems that seem to be accumulating on my E60! The audio from the stereo seems to randomly cut out with seemingly no cause, for anywhere from a fraction of a second to 30+ seconds. It is the same across all sources: radio, aux and CD changer (even the PDC beeps cut out!). Its getting to the point where it is starting to drive me insane, anybody got any ideas what to check? It is the standard BMW Business Idrive system with smaller 6" display, single slot DVD for the nav disc, 6 disc changer, aux port in rear console, multiple shortcut button Idrive controler.
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    Audio keeps cutting out

    If it comes down to it and its anything more than £100 to fix, im just going to do without until I bin this car!!
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    Audio keeps cutting out

    Well as I got into the car at work to head home the audio was off more than it was on by the time I got out of the work car park. I lost my temper with it and stopped the car did a force reboot on the CCC and it seemed to sort it out! Made it all the way home (hour and a half) without any more cut outs. Fingers crossed that should do it for a while at least! Im sick of pouring money into this car!
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    Audio keeps cutting out

    Yeah, literally everything else seems fine just the annoying audio cut out.
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    Audio keeps cutting out

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F332685051259 Boom
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    Audio keeps cutting out

    F**k that! Think I will live with it! Will keep an eye on Ebay for a second hand one.
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    Audio keeps cutting out

    Sigh! Im wondering how much more money this bloody car is going to cost me before the year is up?!? Out of curiosity how much was the repair?
  20. Good morning all, since I got my E60 earlier this year I have had a slow leak in my power steering system somewhere, I have maybe topped up juat over a litre in 9 months, hard to tell where its coming from as there is never a pool or anything under the car. Now its on my to do list to get in and track down the leak but I was just wondering if anyone had any experience with these leak stop treatments, the one I had my eye on is at the link. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000ARPVNO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_sNGQBb7QCZSBQ Now I appreciate this wont help if it is a damaged pipe or component that is leaking only leaky seals and in any case is only a temporsry fix but I figured for the price it may be worth a go and cant really hurt. My only concern is that I have heard that some of these are not compatible with the CHF11 fluid that the E60 uses and can gum up your system and cause you more issues, the lucas one at the link claims to be suitable for 'all' types of power steering fluids but Im still a little wary, whats everyones thoughts on here?
  21. I had come across most of these threads whilst doing some research and in all honesty Im still no further ahead in finding a definitive answer, some say its fine some say its not. I appreciate it may be firmly in a grey area but it all just seems so confusing!!
  22. I remember when I first noticed the leak and I posted earlier in the year, someone mentioned the oil cooler as one of the most common problems so I did have that in my head. I just figured if there is a slim possibility this leak stop stuff will work in the short term its worth a go, provided that worst case it will just not fix the leak. If of course its not compatible with CHF11 and causes more issues then thats a different story!!
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    I dont think I have the co-ordination for that!!!
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F171016589930
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Old gubbed bolt out and now replaced with a stainless steel one (and a healthy dose of copper grease) hopefully wont have any issues the next time the front discs need to come off!!!
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