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  2. callahan

    E60/E61 *SPECIAL OFFERS*

    Hi Is the bumper offer still available? Ben
  3. Thanks for your reply! 1) I've seen the VIN decoder a few times, never seen anything like a "video switch" or something like that - unless it's named something else? I've taken a couple pictures of the area behind the left luggage flap and it looks like I don't have a video switch. Looks like the video switch mounts on top of the TV module on the spare threaded posts? However, reading the CIC instructions on page 17, there's a paragraph saying: It seems like the video switch is only required if there are 3 video sources already installed in the car, as the CIC unit only has 3 video inputs, thus the video switch expands the number of video inputs, as thus (from a hypothetical car, not mine): CIC Input 1: TV CIC Input 2: Night vision camera CIC Input 3: DVD changer And so there's no more inputs for the video camera, so BMW's idea is: CIC Input 1: Video switch CIC Input 2: Night vision camera CIC Input 3: DVD changer Video Switch Input 1: TV Video Switch Input 2: Reversing Camera As I believe as I currently only have one video source - the TV - I don't have the night vision camera or DVD changer, so I presume I can wire the reversing camera straight into the CIC's Input 1 and move the TV input into Input 2 - Page 25 seem to imply the reversing camera can only plug into Input 1, and the TV module can plug into any input. Thus, My car currently: CIC Input 1: TV CIC Input 2: empty CIC Input 3: empty Proposed: CIC Input 1: Reversing camera CIC Input 2: TV CIC Input 3: empty Whether I use a video switch or not, I will have to remove the trim along the route from the boot to the CIC unit anyway. 2) OK I agree, I'm just burnt from my previous car, a 2012 Ford Mondeo, first time I ever had a reversing camera, but the factory installed camera was completely useless in environments darker than light dusk - the screen was just black with dots of lights from light sources. Talking to other Mondeo owners turned up the same problem. I'm hoping the BMW factory camera is better! 3) As I don't believe I need a video switch, I wouldn't need to separate A2/A3 anyway? 4) My worry is that in the instructions, on page 16, diagrams 010 0053 Z and F01 0062 Z shows the cable going through the hinge, but the F10 boot hinge is physically a lot lower than the F11 hinge, so the cable has a much shorter distance to travel from the camera to the control unit on the F10 rather than the F11? I wonder if the lengths are different. 5) New question! I'm also looking at upgrading my CIC to NBT (not decided yet) - if I install the reversing camera for the CIC, would I still be able to use the same system for the NBT unit, just wired slightly differently? Many thanks for your time! Cheers - Piers
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  5. Carrera77

    Failed EGR Valve G30 525D 67 plate 25k on clock

    that be the truth. Anyway nice work for a Saturday. Now I know why the intake manifold melts - its all plastic
  6. dj1233

    E61 - Four wheel alignment.

    if they're only half worn they should be fine, as the tread depth will affect the height of the car and affect the suspension geometry. For most garages they prefer new tyres so they can see if the tracking is out (once this is showing on the tyre wear) and if its their fault. On a tyre with plenty of wear it could quickly end up creating a bald patch of threads if the tracking was not done correctly, costing them tracking + a new tyre. A good garage will still do it, but you might have to sign off any 'guarantee' on the tyre wear to say you won't hold them accountable if the tyres start to show uneven wear.
  7. Ant89

    Ant's 98 535i Project

    Decreased the engine bay and detailed using a heavy duty dresser. Also did the bonnet liner but forgot to take photos. Apart from the metal work that I still need to polish up I am pretty happy with the engine bay paint work and plastics . Also spent an hour using glass polish and the autofinesse nano coating. will keep you updated on the results! So apart from the under carriage that I need a ramp for I am really happy with the body work and interior. My next challenge is mechanical. Il be taking it to a very good friend of mine but my question is preventive maintainece do I need to do for this 535 with 130k? -Coolant System - Water pump? -Suspension/bushes? -Autobox fluid change? Any ideas much appreciated. Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
  8. 535i Andrew

    F11 powder coated wheels

    @OAPINGT Check out newtis for instructions on how to remove the grill. https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/f07-530d-sat/repair-manuals/51-body-equipment/51-13-trim-parts-covers-handle-strip/B9Y2SeWk I've read that it's easier if the engine is warm as it helps the plastic flex a bit more.
  9. Ant89

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Polished the glass and tried out the Autofinesse ceramic glass kit. Very impressed! Also detailed the engine bay but that is in my project thread. Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
  10. duncan-uk

    Calling e28 & e34s

    Nice to see Mark's M535i too
  11. duncan-uk

    Calling e28 & e34s

    https://mobile.twitter.com/tiff_tv/status/1141362471132946439
  12. stu08

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    It is an odd one - as stated, the E46 330i with the same engine didn't have the resonator from the factory, which would mean the air pulse theory was wrong. I have refitted the E46 330i boot and taken the resonator off again, all clamps nice and tight, still the same. I'll post in my other thread so that I don't take this one off track.
  13. The Flying Banana

    My 540i/6 Oxfordgrun

    i love those ACS wheels . .wanted a set of reps for mine but even they are hard to get
  14. Raptor101

    iDrive Dead! Part No Help

    Was hoping to get a part no off it as I can't seem to find anything on Real OEM or Ebay. Any clues?
  15. Cheers! Yeah, I noticed one of the headlights was missing that rear circular plastic cover! I immediately ordered a new one, will fit it as soon as it arrives! A present from the previous owner too!
  16. bmwm-power

    h.i.d problem

    Hi guys so after the very heavy rain past week was driving along and got headlight bulb warning Could smell burning too when I got out Upon opening bonnet I noticed this Something is toast Can I buy this part alone? I'm thinking f reverting back to standard as I keep getting parking light error on I drive despite having warning canceller thing Any help appreciated
  17. anil

    F07 GT 530D Owner and newbie

    Hi I need to get this work done on my F07 now, errors coming up for the handbrake and not working possible actuator replacement so theres a refurbished on ebay for around £380 or you can get it repaired if anyones gone down this route? Also needing a local mechanic to sort if anyone can recommend anyone in Coventry/leamington/warwick please? Also a light error coming up after the hazard switch stopped working..fun and games with my wallet haha
  18. duncan-uk

    E34

    My understanding is physically it could be made to fit but the M60 530 & 540 v8s are significantly different from the M62 3.5 & 4.4 V8's and so not readily interchangeable. So if you are starting with a 530i V8 its not a simple job to swap in a 3.5
  19. Yes it was the original 8+ year old condenser that was renewed - had a look at it today when I went to pay the Indy. It did not look in good shape!!
  20. Vauxfan

    iDrive Dead! Part No Help

    Can you not temporary run the cable external to test before ripping anything apart?
  21. Ravi Rajput

    E34

    im 95% sure it would fit in the bay seeing as an S62 would fit even seen the V12 stuffed in one too, Although i would have thought an M60 would be a better swap
  22. chicaneuk

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I haven’t noticed any such issues either since installing the appropriate section in my 523i either.. and indeed thinking about it... it’s all the same engines just fitted into a different type of car. The 5 series is supposed to be the cruiser and the Z’s are basically little sports cars so it stands to reason it wouldn’t negatively affect the running of the engine and is only there to mute the motor a bit.
  23. duncan-uk

    Air Con 'Bombs' - Recommendations Please!

    Ive used dettol antibac disinfectant spray into the intakes with good effect.
  24. Thanks for looking
  25. 535i Andrew

    Body control module

    Thank goodness for that, I got really worried when you said Hillington as there is a branch of Douglas Park there.
  26. Good result. Nice cool air is what you want when the weather is this muggy. Going by what you have said I'm assuming that was the original condenser? I would like to think when mine was changed any much that built up was cleaned out but...... When I stripped out the E39 radiator there was a load of leaves and a bit of muck all stuck on the fins on the various coolers on the front of that car at not a dissimilar age to your F10.
  27. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Don't really know all that much Stu; but know that none of my cars have had any issues with it missing; my 1st 2 were damaged anyways; snapped where it's bolted to the airbox etc (obviously been removed without being looked over properly etc)
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    • Hi Is the bumper offer still available? Ben
    • Thanks for your reply!   1) I've seen the VIN decoder a few times, never seen anything like a "video switch" or something like that - unless it's named something else?  I've taken a couple pictures of the area behind the left luggage flap and it looks like I don't have a video switch.     Looks like the video switch mounts on top of the TV module on the spare threaded posts?   However, reading the CIC instructions on page 17, there's a paragraph saying:   It seems like the video switch is only required if there are 3 video sources already installed in the car, as the CIC unit only has 3 video inputs, thus the video switch expands the number of video inputs, as thus (from a hypothetical car, not mine):   CIC Input 1: TV
      CIC Input 2: Night vision camera
      CIC Input 3: DVD changer   And so there's no more inputs for the video camera, so BMW's idea is:   CIC Input 1: Video switch
      CIC Input 2: Night vision camera CIC Input 3: DVD changer Video Switch Input 1: TV Video Switch Input 2: Reversing Camera   As I believe as I currently only have one video source - the TV - I don't have the night vision camera or DVD changer, so I presume I can wire the reversing camera straight into the CIC's Input 1 and move the TV input into Input 2 - Page 25 seem to imply the reversing camera can only plug into Input 1, and the TV module can plug into any input.  Thus,

      My car currently:
      CIC Input 1: TV CIC Input 2: empty CIC Input 3: empty    Proposed: CIC Input 1: Reversing camera
      CIC Input 2: TV
      CIC Input 3: empty   Whether I use a video switch or not, I will have to remove the trim along the route from the boot to the CIC unit anyway.

      2) OK I agree, I'm just burnt from my previous car, a 2012 Ford Mondeo, first time I ever had a reversing camera, but the factory installed camera was completely useless in environments darker than light dusk - the screen was just black with dots of lights from light sources.  Talking to other Mondeo owners turned up the same problem.  I'm hoping the BMW factory camera is better!

      3) As I don't believe I need a video switch, I wouldn't need to separate A2/A3 anyway?   4) My worry is that in the instructions, on page 16, diagrams 010 0053 Z and F01 0062 Z shows the cable going through the hinge, but the F10 boot hinge is physically a lot lower than the F11 hinge, so the cable has a much shorter distance to travel from the camera to the control unit on the F10 rather than the F11?  I wonder if the lengths are different.   5) New question!  I'm also looking at upgrading my CIC to NBT (not decided yet) - if I install the reversing camera for the CIC, would I still be able to use the same system for the NBT unit, just wired slightly differently?

      Many thanks for your time!

      Cheers - Piers
    • that be the truth.    Anyway nice work for a Saturday. Now I know why the intake manifold melts - its all plastic 
    • if they're only half worn they should be fine, as the tread depth will affect the height of the car and affect the suspension geometry. For most garages they prefer new tyres so they can see if the tracking is out (once this is showing on the tyre wear) and if its their fault. On a tyre with plenty of wear it could quickly end up creating a bald patch of threads if the tracking was not done correctly, costing them tracking + a new tyre.  A good garage will still do it, but you might have to sign off any 'guarantee' on the tyre wear to say you won't hold them accountable if the tyres start to show uneven wear. 
    • Decreased the engine bay and detailed using a heavy duty dresser. Also did the bonnet liner but forgot to take photos.

      Apart from the metal work that I still need to polish up I am pretty happy with the engine bay paint work and plastics .

      Also spent an hour using glass polish and the autofinesse nano coating. will keep you updated on the results!

      So apart from the under carriage that I need a ramp for I am really happy with the body work and interior.

      My next challenge is mechanical.

      Il be taking it to a very good friend of mine but my question is preventive maintainece do I need to do for this 535 with 130k?

      -Coolant System - Water pump?
      -Suspension/bushes?
      -Autobox fluid change?

      Any ideas much appreciated.

      Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk



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