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  1. Ok so I had a few warnings on the dash over the last few weeks over a rear left indicator bulb warning so I decided to buy a pair of bulbs and change both. On inspection of the first one with the hazards on I did notice the left rear dimmer than the right so I automatically though just change the bulb, after the new bulb was installed same result dimmer than the right side. I took the electrical plug out to inspect for corrosion and noticed one of the 4 pins was broken off and stuck in the female plug and on closer inspection looks like it has been arcing for a while. As the car is only 3 years 9 months old only I think this is unacceptable and what do you guys think! Car was near 60k new!!
  2. Jobs a Good un and flew through it's MOT this week.
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    Carly BMW Diagnostics dongle

    Carly BMW Diagnostics dongle .
  4. Apparently these kits are in demand and my local stealer parts department stated he sells at least 1 or 2 a week.
  5. **UPDATE** I was struggling to remove the broken Pin in the female socket so I had to make another trip to the BMW garage and get the repair kit which was £13. It has solved my problem now and working fine, just needed to unclip the 3 pins fit them into the new plug and cut and crimp the new pin on the Brown which was badly corroded.
  6. Thanks for that information and will check that.
  7. I = 21W / 12V = 1.75A for the rear left indicator and my theory is still arcing like points on a old car that has caused the burn damage not the bulb or extra load from somewhere else.
  8. Here is the colour of the wires and it is the Brown that has been arcing.
  9. Here is the female end and need to pick up the parts to repair tomorrow which cost £30 for the bulb holder and a further £12 for a repair kit which contains a new plug and new crimp connectors. BMW parts stated that they sell a lot of these hence why they have in stock at all time SO if a known problem why no recall?
  10. I'm 53 and a time served Electrician since I was 23, never seen a bulb do this type of damage from the inside out. I have seen plenty of sockets/switches burn out just like this from arcing from loose terminals or corroded terminals. If the lamp was causing the arc as being slightly un seated then surely it would be on the inside of the plate not the outside. The inside looked perfect no discolouration or corrosion anywhere to be seen. My cause for concern is to find out how this has happened so I can stop it happening again and maybe as you stated it could happen to any car but why and what caused it.
  11. For the pin to get that hot wouldn't the bulbs element blow first before melting the solid metal pin? also this is the indicator bulb so On/Off maybe 3-10 seconds a time.
  12. No warranty as I purchased the car Private just a little over 6 months ago. Going off Ebay I think the new part I need will be around £50 but not the cost which is worrying it's a part like this which shouldn't need replacing with a car this age unless it's already been removed and damaged before which I can't really see. German technology or is it more like Chinese cheap metal which caused the pin to corrode and snap which then caused electrical Arc between the 2 points melting the plastic plug.
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    Carly - free full version

    I was thinking of buying from Amazon, how is it upgraded to the full version for FREE? I see a "New Version" on the Android store is this the one?
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    Bye bye F11, hello G32

    Looks Nice and the colour with the wheels look spot on, was this in Halliwell Jones Southport showroom?
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    Side View Camera Failure

    Purchased 2 Brand New Genuine camera's from Ebay £86 delivered and fitted and coded in 30 mins ,thanks to Mathew for his knowledgeable help he has saved me £200 what the Indie Specialist wanted.,
  16. Hi looking for a spare wheel for my car 435D 2014 and they are currently on 19" staggered.My question is will a wider rear Alloy fit on the front as I have seen a cheap one on Ebay.
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    Side View Camera Failure

    Bought 2 new ones from Ebay £46 each including delivery and all I need now is the software and cable to code them in. Link to Camera's on Ebay https://www.ebay.de/itm/263519579292?ViewItem=&item=263519579292&ppid=PPX000608&cnac=GB&rsta=en_GB(en_GB)&cust=3FV788754R4726128&unptid=34a36072-2177-11e8-9d71-441ea1479d34&t=&cal=8a892c6234924&calc=8a892c6234924&calf=8a892c6234924&unp_tpcid=email-receipt-auction-payment&page=main:email&pgrp=main:email&e=op&mchn=em&s=ci&mail=sys
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    Side View Camera Failure

    I need a copy of ISTA if any one can help and which cable you guy's using as Ebay is flooded with them. You state left hand configured is that the passenger side? or the drivers side looking from the front of the car.
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    Side View Camera Failure

    I have a 435d where my drivers side camera in the bumper looks out of focus on my I -Drive Screen. Can these be taken apart and the lenses cleaned as it looks like some water damage has occurred in the past from the picture below and unfortunately it's just out of warranty. Both sides are like this and I can get 2 Genuine camera's from Ebay 100 Euro's delivered but not got the programming software or cable to code them back in.
  20. I think its time to replace my wiper blades and prices start from £8-£60. Genuine ones work out at around £52 and Bosch around half that £26 which I have had on all my other cars.
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    Buff Daddy Dodo Juice DAS-6 Polisher

    Sorry to low ball you mate but cash is tight at the moment , would you take £80INC.
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    Time to Buy a 335D X-Drive?

    Hi all and glad to see the forum back up and running. I am seriously thinking of buying a new 335D Xdrive ( Pre Registered ) White 66 plate with quite a few options like BMW Professional Plus Media Package / 19" M Double Spoke Style 442 M Alloy Wheels / M Sport Plus Package / Heated Front Seats / Apple CarPlay Preparation / Brushed Aluminium Interior Trim with Black Accents / Original Price New £44945.00 but discounted to 31k. I know it has took a 14k hit already and plan to keep it minimum 3 years. Would I be being unrealistic if I was thinking I would get 22-25k if I come to sell it in 3 years time, with around 10-15k miles on the clock. I have been looking at second hand prices and from 1-3 years old starting at around £22k with above average mileage standard options to 15 reg with low mileage lots of options for over £30k. I loved my F10 535D but SOLD it as it was getting a little old 5 years plus, I've always wanted a 3 series especially with the XDrive system.
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    Time to Buy a 335D X-Drive?

    I have looked at leasing but I will never see the car as mine if that makes sense and wouldn't enjoy cleaning it as my own car. For the miles I do 4k a year I should really get a Bangor for around £1000-£2000 but I am not get any younger and would hate to die thinking I should have just bought one . £31,000:00 is a lot of money though for what I will be using it for and I have the devil one shoulder saying just buy it and the angel on the other saying don't. The trouble is I've been spoilt with the last car F10 535D and I don't think I will be happy with any other car unless its got that 3 litre power plant under the bonnet. I was also looking at the New TAX pricing from April ...WOW shafted or what....better buy before the new 17 reg is out then http://www.msn.com/en-gb/cars/other/new-2017-road-tax-rules-a-five-minute-guide/ar-BBy9eWK Tax rates for vehicles registered on or before 31 March 2017 will not be affected by the changes
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    Upgrade -Ex Police car BMW F11

    I asked you first
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    Upgrade -Ex Police car BMW F11

    Why do you want pictures , you know it's going to be a shed anyway ..... and probably had more bodies over the bonnet and wings than a Lakeside dart Board.....sorry OP