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Johnny Grabble last won the day on October 7 2018

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    2018 G30 530d SE

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  1. Johnny Grabble

    Auto map update

    AFAIK, only with USB updates from the ConnectedDrive site. Should be free for the 1st 3 years.
  2. Johnny Grabble

    F10 rear number plate screw position

    Both the F10s I owned - 1 used, 1 new - had the rear number plate stuck on not screwed on....
  3. Johnny Grabble

    Auto map update

    No, nothing for you to do with OTA updates.
  4. Johnny Grabble

    Auto map update

    It means you have 2018-1 installed but the car has received an over-the-air update to 2018-4 for GB & Ireland only. 2019-2 is the latest version available for the G30/31.
  5. Johnny Grabble

    Headrest removal

    If it is an F10, you might find instructions here: https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/f10-520d-lim/repair-manuals/52-seats-motorcycle-seat/52-14-front-seat-normal-electric/
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    Part Number for DPF

    Put your VIN into realoem.com and search for "diesel particulate filter."
  7. Johnny Grabble

    Connected Drive - Is it down?

    I've had BMW's on connected drive since 2013. In my experience it should be called Disconnected Drive. It's rubbish. Mechanical engineers pretending to be software engineers.
  8. Johnny Grabble

    Auto box on MY 2011 520d

    Agree. Mrs G has driven plenty of autos in the USA & Germany but won't own one in the UK. Trouble is, once she gets chatting to her passengers, she's quite happy on the M6 in 3rd... My mother on the other hand is far more enlightened...well almost...it's an auto but it's a Jazz☺
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    Cracked windscreen

    Usually, your insurer has a preferred company. When I had my screen replaced on my F10, which had HUD and all sorts of cameras for adpative headlights, etc., my insurer send Autoglass to do it. I had heard all manner of horror stories about none of the kit working properly after a screen replacement. Everything went fine and everything worked (and until I had a new one in it I hadn't full appreciated the amount of gravel rash on the old one. It cost me £50 for the excess and my next premium didn't go up at all. Happy days.
  10. Johnny Grabble

    Cracked windscreen

    That looks too big to be easily repaired. Suggest you get a replacement one on your insurance. Most policies have windscreen cover for a small excess and it does not affect your no claims.
  11. Johnny Grabble

    Nut size - front shock

    realoem.com should be able to help you. Nut sizes are listed. For example (put your own VIN in to be sure)... http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=5D52-EUR-02-2015-F10N-BMW-535d&diagId=31_0877
  12. Johnny Grabble

    Satnav rebooting after getting back to uk

    Yes. Same happened to me. Similar replacement price quoted.
  13. Johnny Grabble

    Service Logbook

    Paper service books can be easily forged of course, and no doubt with the right kit the iDrive service record can be hacked. A thick wad of original receipts takes a bit more effort to counterfeit. Just sayin'...
  14. Johnny Grabble

    Advise me please. 2010 F10? 520 2.0l D SE. 181

    Remember, a warranty only covers faults which develop AFTER the car has been sold. Any faults which are already present (but which you may not spot) and which show up in the first 6 months of ownership are the responsibility of the dealer to fix, if he can't prove they developed after the sale.
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    Rear Seat Bench Removal G30

    Try here: https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/g30-530d-lim/repair-manuals/52-seats-motorcycle-seat/52-24-rear-seat-normal/