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    G30 Adaptive led Head Lamp

    Apart from the obvious differences between the two, my understanding is that the adaptive lights don’t just turn left, right, up and down etc. but rather have a matrix of LEDs which give the different light patterns. Not sure about the G30, but many “standard” lights still turn left and right with the wheel, but the adaptive lights can throw light out to the sides at some amazing angles, without steering wheel input.
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    520D XDRIVE, G30

    It’s the flap that opens and closes in the bottom of the front bumper, underneath the kidneys, behind the mesh. You can normally hear it opening and closing when you start / stop the car
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    Issue with headlights and tail lights.

    Can you get the fault codes read at all?
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    Remote Software Update 07/2021/50

    Ah, ok. I’m on ID6, not sure if that makes a difference but I don’t think you can get both on mines
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    Remote Software Update 07/2021/50

    I think if you have the phone setup for BT music then the car won’t recognise it as a USB device, if that’s what you are meaning, sorry if I’ve got that wrong. I think you can just untick the BT music in the settings and should then work as a USB device.
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    I got the same as you
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    G30 2017 520D BATTERY

    Bimmerlink is good and is easy to use as a phone app. Other than that, ISTA D / ISTA + is very good but requires a lap top. You can use either of these to read fault codes, clear them and then see what comes back.
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    Reversing camera startup

    Yeh it’s strange, mines often works fine first time, but quite randomly and fairly often does not display the lines, this can be at any time really. I wonder if it’s something to do with the coding of them, but then again my car has some other strange behaviours, when it seems it has a mind of its own, like when it often changes (whilst parked overnight) what is displayed at the bottom of the cluster, mileage, fuel consumption etc. I leave it on one thing then after s few days or weeks it will change it like it was was physically scrolled through.
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    Reversing camera startup

    Mines are also intermittent, retro fitted with genuine kit too
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    Bimmercode Ambient lighting

    It only lets you change from single bronze to single red
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    Vgate iCar Pro Bimmercode

    The Vgate has never had full access. I bought a Vgate first, thinking that was all I needed, but I had to buy a different one, which gives full access to everything. The one I got is a UniCarScan UCSI-2000, which gives access to everything.
  12. Is the front sub under the seat also out?
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    ISO Dashcam for G30/G31

    Another vote for the Nextbase 522 from me, I have the rear windscreen camera too. I mounted the front camera just on my side of the rear view mirror, non obtrusive, I have the screen saver set to GPS speed which is handyto glance at.
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    any firmware update at service?

    I have the same problem in eco pro whilst on cruise, often slows down by as much as 3-4 mph which isn’t great when you are trying to pass a car, with another car on your back bumper
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    Windscreen reservoir removal

    Apparently using only BMW washer fluid keeps it clear, there was a little debate about that before IIRC.
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    My BMW

    I can’t use my phone at work, which is why I want to connect to the car from a PC like I could before, seems it can’t be done now though. Another step backwards
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    My BMW

    Anyone tried connecting to their car from a PC since the demise of the connected app? I've tried to connect to my car from a PC on the My BMW site, but it only shows the car, can't click on it or do anything, check status etc. I used to be able to access it via PC, and o anything the same as the app. TIA
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    My BMW

    Yeh I know about the app. I’m trying to connect to the car from a PC like I used to do before they changed the app. I can’t always use the app on my phone due to work.
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    BMW Stopping Wheel Storage

    I would definitely consider cross climatrs next time, but they don’t seem to do them in the wider rear sizes?
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    Things to look out for

    You’re welcome. I actually got mines from John Clark Dundee, so always worth a look. I’m sure others will have more things to look out for.
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    Things to look out for

    There are a lot of familiarities between the G30 and the E39, which I like very much. For your own convenience try and get a car with the following: Icon headlights, apoarently much better than standard, the adaptive LED is very good. HK, or above, sound system, if you get one with hi-fi it’s still fairly easily upgradable with aftermarket equipment, if you get base audio, then it’s a bit more challenging to upgrade the sound system. Reversing camera, not essential but good to have. Otherwise, not sure if the 3.0d was affected but there was a recall for the EGR cooler so make sure that was done if it applies. You can check the service history of the car via idrive on these cars - no actual service book.
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    Leaving the G30 fold

    If the door vapour barriers are anything like the G30, then it’s not so easy to add sound deadening to the doors, I wanted to add to mines (G30) when adding aftermarket speakers, but wan wasn’t able to remove the vapour barrier on its own as it incorporates the window mechanism - not saying it can’t be done but was enough to stop me there.
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    BMW Service - 4th year

    That’s a result
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    Leaving the G30 fold

    I had considered a G21 for the next car, but the quality of the cabin, the ride and road noise puts me off.
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    BMW Service - 4th year

    £204 to check in at reception That’s a bit annoying with the pixel line, especially if it’s a common issue, maybe a stress fracture, good you get it sorted.