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    2015 BMW 520i LCi

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  1. The Situation

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Well I planned to undertake very simple mods like changing the interior lights to LED’s along with front indicators to be replaced with LED ones... where do I start! Firstly it’s obvious now that F10’s do have various combinations of bulbs, for example in my car: Sun Visor - 2x mini bulbs each side Footwell - LED circuit boards (dim yellow) Puddle - normal T10 bulbs Front/Rear Map reading - normal T10 Reverse light - H21W I ordered a bunch of T10’s as that’s what one YouTube video showed. Secondly the front and rear map reading section are so hard to pry off I gave up as do not want to break anything after only a month of ownership, to make things worse I have seen two videos showing two different approaches of how to take off with clips being shown in different location! Thirdly who would have thought that just to gain access to the front light housing would involve going through the wheel arch, when I managed that to turn the actual cap was so hard I gave up. To get better grip looks like the wheel needs to come off. Why did BMW design it so damn complicated! Safe to say mission was aborted with bulbs just sitting around!
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    Coding and Warranty

    I know there probably won’t be a straight answer to this as I’ve come across conflicting stories. Has anyone who has ever coded their cars with Carly or BimmerCode had warranty work refused due to doing the above? I’m considering to purchase BimmerCode to do a few things but have read on other forums of people having their warranty voided once they take their car on for work and BMW finding out?
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    Coding and Warranty

    I know there probably won’t be a straight answer to this as I’ve come across conflicting stories. Has anyone who has ever coded their cars with Carly or BimmerCode had warranty work refused due to doing the above? I’m considering to purchase BimmerCode to do a few things but have read on other forums of people having their warranty voided once they take their car on for work and BMW finding out?
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Do the front indicator ones you replaced with LED ones flash at a rapid rate it same as the rear LED indicators? Would you be able to post a link to the ones you bought including the reversing ones? Thanks
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    I’m looking to update the interior lighting and reverse bulb to LED, playing around with the idea of buying those door sill bulbs that project BMW sign etc. I also really want to replace the front indicator bulbs with LED ones so they may the rear indicator ones. Has anyone ever fitted them and been error free, I tried them on my E60 and always threw errors along with flashing at a rapid rate rather than normal rate.
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    Media Software Update/BMW Connected

    My phone connects fine however when it is connected, sound alerts for messages only are for some reason silenced.
  7. Hi All There is a media/comms software update available for my car from the BMW website which requires for it to be downloaded onto a USB and then plugged into the car, just wanted to know if anyone here has done this and if so, was it easy and worth doing? Secondly I downloaded the connected app and registered etc. but none of the functions like unlocking or turning on the lights work, does this require some sort of subscription to work?
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    Searching for an F10

    Was fitting over my dashcam from the E60, as I’m no expert in wiring I took the easier option of feeding wires through trim and plugged into the centre power socket. Just unscrew the bolt holding the trim on the pillar to hide the wires. Would have preferred the hard wiring though.
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    Searching for an F10

    I should have said boring stock kind of bloke... just when it comes to cars.... I’m hoot with everything else!!!
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    Searching for an F10

    I’m really a boring stock kind of bloke who tends to make very small superficial mods if any. I would want to change all internal bulbs to LED other than that I don’t think I will be doing anything!
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    Searching for an F10

    Not best at taking pics but here goes... will see the older E60 brother that it’s replaced!
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    Ambient lighting and software update

    2015 520i LCI and yes turned up on both idrive and brightness wheel. I’ve seen on some other forums where people talk and shown pics of very brightly lit ambient lighting, while others with similar F10 models did not. No issue really just wanted to have the latest update, linked to the above as read software updates could make ambient lights brighter. I know these lights are negligible however the updates may improve other aspects I don’t know about also. Will look into thanks. By the way should I be downloading some certain BMW app to connect with the connected drive aspect of the idrive?
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    Searching for an F10

    Aye aye Captain... will do in next day or two!!!
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    Searching for an F10

    I picked up the 2.0 litre and yes, coming from a 3.0 E60 I can feel the difference however... I’m fine with the one I have as my days of powerful cars are getting beyond me!!!
  15. Hi All Just picked up a 2015 F10 yesterday, liking it so far with getting used to a number on features. My car has the ambient lighting strips around the interior however they are not as bright as I’ve seen in other F10’s. I increased the brightness in the idrive but still fairly dull. Has anyone else got this lighting feature and how is the brightness? Next is the software and being able to update remotely by the looks of it, first is anyone able to tell me how to find out if I have the latest version and if not, how does software updating work? Thirdly - coming from an E60 I was able to buy the DIS error and coding software with cables from a forum member, does anyone use anything similar to read/clear faults on the F10? Thanks in advance.
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