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  1. Yeah sure, while back that one! Got a guy to do it for free at autoglass some windscreen repair shop. My father took it. Said he just put some adhesive and stuck it on. He didnt put the mirror trim on quite so perfect, but its something can live with given did it free.
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    iDrive and nav

    ok so the mechanic 'says' has sorted the idrive by using BMW aos? however he could not install and get my sat nav working so that is f****...for now! he says he tried to download and install different versions with no luck and has now 'given up'. He has had my car nearly three weeks! He says he has a 'mate' who thinks he knows what to do and to give him a visit. I'm not ******* saying for any of this. Next thing I'm going to do is collect the car go straight to dealer to fix it and recover the costs of him. Anyone disagree?
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    iDrive and nav

    Thanks Matthew, however I am not going to pay for that to be done. The iDrive was perfectly fine when I took it in and had never been an issue. Any idea what the cost should be for the software flash? He says he does not have the tool to do it but someone he knows does, but they will obviously charge for it - sorry but that's not my problem is it.
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    iDrive and nav

    Boba see above. Thanks. Any suggestions from anyone? I't's been suggested to me elsewhere to disconnect the battery for 30 mins.
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    iDrive and nav

    So to clarify I had the front brake pads done, new spring, egr valve and he also cleaned up a water leak in the boot electrics (water had got in from heavy rain on the boot seals due to clogged debris and leaves). No issues with what had been done on it and it's all fine fingers crossed. When I went to collect he was showing me on the screen that there were no faults just for confirmation but this one 'yellow' fault remained on the idrive but he said that wasn't not working just that it was a possible issue because it was only yellow and may be it's just old software issue. To clear it he said he could just try a reset of this. He did that and we waited a while and if I remember correctly it did not clear but as it was not an issue it was left yellow. I then took it for a drive but the screen did not come on at all. When I went back he connected it back to the computer and was trying to do something to get it back and did a test chess board screen to show the display was working. He then checked the fuses and he pulled the one out for the idrive and put it back in which appeared to reboot it which worked in a sense because it was now back on menus selectable and radio working also. however the sat just hangs and the parking sensors images are distorted so something is clearly not right. The brakes are clearly fixed because on idrive the pads show no fault on and plenty mileage left. However the previous replace brake pad warning has come back - it appears the idrive has sort of gone back to original before it went but now has the sat nav and parking sensor issue. He says it might have got corrupted or otherwise on attempting reset and new software needs to be installed (he likened it to reinstalling windows or something). I am going back to have another try at reset. Was seeing if other suggestions for getting it going again as it appears to be nearly there. If his reset doesn't work he advised that I'd need the fresh install and it would cost me! I don't think that's fair personally. Many thanks for replying.
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    iDrive and nav

    Went to collect car from mechanic. He was showing me on screen no faults but there was one ‘yellow’ one for idrive so he pressed reset to try and clear it. I then take for spin but iDrive doesnt come on at all nothing not even radio. bring back he connects comp and manages to display a chess board. Tries reboot and nothing. Then he checks fuses and takes it out (one for head unit) and puts back in. Idrive comes on again however sat nav does not load just hangs on ‘searching for...’ also the work I had done (brakes) now shows as a fault again. Also the parking sensors work but the images on screen are distorted. He tried to reset once again but there was no change. He’s now saying the software needs upgrading and will cost to get done. How is that my fault?! can anyone help with this if experienced it if there is a hard reset i could try. I just want it working back to normal.
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    drivetrain error

    Yes I checked that thanks Andrew. Now, before taking it in quite a bit water had gathered in my boot from heavy rainfall. I was not sure how this happened but am guilty of not keeping the rear seal clear of leaves and debris which had built up. The indy says however it has happened because the boot is not properly aligned so not sitting straight, which he feels dealer was responsible for sorting following a bump some eight months ago. The water collected he discovered had effected electrics in the boot so - water damage on wiring loom causing brief introduction of lower pressure fuel and the module is full of water. He thinks this is the further issue and drying it all out at the back should resolve it. I'm wishful but not so sure. He says the egr still showed as having fault and was faulty so needed replacing and thinks the water on the electrics is what is the source of the fuel faults, so hoping these will now be gone. Any opinions on this. I was thinking why not sort the water damage first and then the egr would not have needed replacing - has he done it backwards? Any opinions advice really appreciated.
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    drivetrain error

    Yes but if it wasn’t replaced and something else was and issue remained - finger would point back at the egr. The mechanic said it was listed as a fault and as it is common - seems the right thing to rectify from the outset.
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    drivetrain error

    Has your car been fine since What was cleaned out exactly? DPF? Do you think it’s possible the egr didnt need replacing?
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    drivetrain error

    Update: Tried to take to garage but conked out twice so had it recovered there. Indy saw faults relating to fuel and also egr. Replaced egr and said all faults cleared so went to collect. As driving out of garage conked out again same as before! He’s to look at again but is saying fuel faults likely. Anyone had similar experience? I thought it be sorted. It’s had fuel pump (high pressure I think) couple of years back by dealer as was a recalled part. Not under warranty. Appreciate any advice on this. many thanks
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    drivetrain error

    Thanks Admiral and were your symptoms the same? Were you able to drive the car on a longer journey without it happening, before it was fixed?
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    drivetrain error

    Thanks and no thanks Roundy! I don't think I really wanted to hear that! Yes I have to get it to the mech and am trying a route devoid of motorways and roundabouts but the latter are impossible to skip. I tested again in the driveway only. Start engine - after a minute or so feel a soft judder then few seconds later it cuts out completely drivetrain error comes up and shows in control check not specifying anything. I switch off ignition completely restart engine now running again but this time does not cut off even several minutes after, but only driving forwards and backwards in the drive. However the error in check control disappears! So the mech said without checking (yes I agree it may not mean anything just yet) but that he thinks could be the EGR valve. Now, given your symptoms Roundy I have to say mine are very similar so did you have this repaired or replaced? Did you have it looked at on computer? Thanks
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    drivetrain error

    started journey car cut off after half a mile and went into neutral rolling to stop. possible to restart. got car home. checked vehicle status 'control check' does not say anything about drivetrain. anyone any idea what this could be ? 66k. At moment i have a suspension issue (think its a broken spring) which due to get looked at v soon. rear pads due replacement also be done same time. front brake pad sensor needs fixing in as and wrong length one so this warning is coming up all the time still. Any relation to these issues perhaps? Error says drivetrain fault unable to complete journey continue at moderate speed or words to that effect, however the vehicle status now does not mention it. Very worried about it happening again. Many thanks
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