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    2015 BMW 520i LCi

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    Tyre pressures

    Interesting - how much everything cost if I could ask?
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    Tyre pressures

    Mines a 2014 however has the rubber stems which must mean I missed out on the extra sensors!
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    I just really find it irritating and due to me mostly driving inner city, I just feel the constant SS cannot be healthy for the cars mechanics no matter how much bmw talk about vehicles being able to withstand it.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    I had my first go at coding using Bimmercode earlier today and tinkered around with a lot of options. Small silly things like changing the warning chimes to that of the i8 to activating playing video in motion (for the passengers not me!). The option to have the auto start/stop switched off as a default was a Godsend!!!
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    Tyre pressures

    Just to hijack this thread a bit in regards to the tyre sensors, do some F10’s have extra sensors which can tell the pressure and the temps of each tyre on the idrive. I had my first go at coding my car with BimmerCode and I switched this option on, but did not come up and I have seen this option coded on some BMW’s so thinking car had to have the extra sensors fitted?
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    Click/Snapping Noise in reverse

    Was Sytners - they started doing this thing where they film a very basic visual health check underneath the car in the form of a ‘citnow’ video clip, it’s comes as a weblink sent as text to your phone. I will take the car back soon - just can’t believe they spent over £2000 for the problem still to persist, dread to think of it wasn’t covered by warranty and I got screwed out of all the dosh! The snapping noise sounds can be felt ever so slightly through the peddle. Just wondering still why I was not provided with the usual paperwork after the work was done, does anyone know of this is how they operate now? I have emailed them to ask for a copy still.
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    Click/Snapping Noise in reverse

    Well picked up today and I didn’t get the paper report/receipt I used to get with warranty work, however the rear differential at cost of £2000+ was replaced. I have not driven fully to check if noise is fully gone, however the snapping noise seems to still be apparent coming from the front! I will email request a breakdown report. I still have warranty until April 2020 so will go back if not fixed. The funny thing is they disconnected my dashcam during the main work, I got to see them driving my car, lifting on ramp and washing it though!
  8. So I’ve owned my car for two months now and always noticed a click noise when car is put in reverse and when turning the wheel. There was also a snapping noise when I hit break while in reverse. My car came with BMW warranty so dropped it off and just got a call saying the rear differential needs replacing! They said the whistling noise when travelling in reverse could be linked although @535i Andrew mentioned that apparently that noise is something that is normal on petrol F10’s. Either way it’s getting replaced under warranty and meant to be a done in a day, so fingers crossed it all goes well.
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    What does this bulb do??

    Yes - mine are just standard xenon and after testing and long with Matthew’s post, confirms as just a dud non-functioning bulb. Now on such a piece of German engineering, why they did this is seems silly but shouldn’t be at all surprised. Anyway thank you gentlemen!
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    2014 Petrol N20 engine

    I’m on a roll with another query. Anyone here know of any common issues with the petrol N20 engines I should be aware of. No issues currently but trying to swot up on anything to keep an eye on.
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    What does this bulb do??

    Hi All Im a little stumped as to the function of the inner bulb shown in picture. I have self adjusting xenon set up and I’ve tried to test out the theory of cornering rights, but they do not light up even when on full lock. Any ideas?
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    Coding Options Summary

    I replaced the front indicators with LED ones and no issues, no coding required. I then tried replacing the reverse light bulbs to LED which stated canbus error free, but while they worked did bring up an error warning. Im going to purchase BimmerCode and wanted to know if I changed the setting from bulb to LED, would that do the trick? Or would I have to also change this cold/warm monitoring setting also?
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Got them from eBay: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F372526060845
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    No noise that I’ve come across to date at all.
  15. Coincedentally I came across a video of how to fit the holder last week albeit for an F30 but would be very similar. https://youtu.be/Pw_pI2osM7Q from 7.00 onwards if anyone interested.