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  1. G Whizz

    Best phone holder...?

    There are entire housing estates missing near me. ...and assuming you can get it to update - several of us have had struggles to get it to update at all. My first update came after 18 months and have only had one since. The garage and ConnectedDrive peope both claim that the other can fix it but they can't...
  2. G Whizz

    Best phone holder...?

    I am possibly the one person in the world who's never been on eBay! TBH, I thought they'd gone out of business as you don't hear about them anymore. Seems a good excuse to go look - many thanks.
  3. G Whizz

    Best phone holder...?

    Ahhh - I didn't know that would be so easy. That would also solve a couple of my other gripes with the way it handles (or doesn't) music too. Is this a bimmercode thing or something different?
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    Best phone holder...?

    Well, frankly, yes. The sat nav and traffic in particular is fairly hopeless. The maps are missing road works, new roads, speed limits and speed cameras. It's also never once got my journey time right - going to Cornwall it's been over 2 hours out. For long journeys now, I use my old TomTom and for London when I'm stuck, I'll use Waze. It's only occasional, but will use it maybe a couple of times a month. Apple Play for sure next time round.
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    Best phone holder...?

    I'm sure this has been asked before, but I couldn't spot the thread. I'm in need of phone holder - any particular recommendations? I seem to recall one that mounts in the CD slot. I know there are plenty on Amazon - but feeling overwhelmed by choice!
  6. G Whizz

    Detailing Thread for G30/31

    Thanks! So I can guess the answer you two will give, but for those of you who *don't* detail or clean, can you tell the difference do you think between those who spend the time and those who don't? And I'm not knocking it - my OH will attest that I'm plenty OCD/anal about many other things (don't start me on how records need to be arranged on shelves... ) . If I had the time and it was possible outside my house, I could easily see how I could get sucked in!
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    Detailing Thread for G30/31

    So time for one of my dippy questions! (But meant to trigger a broader discussion for beginners. Honest) What's the benefit of getting all this done? Does it keep the car clean longer, so you have to wash it less frequently? Does it "just" mean it's easier to keep clean? Or something else? I see lots of discussion about the various merits of different types of products, but I'd imagine that the cost of the products you're willing to pay for will depend on you get as a result of using them...?
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    First Service

    They did one on mine when it was serviced, unasked for and uncharged. It was 18months/ 17,000miles. They originally rang me at midday and said, so , pick up on Wednesday at 5 pm still....? Given it was Monday and said I'd have to wait a month for a courtesy car.... I gave them some encouraging words along the lines of work a little harder... Got it back at 7pm that day in the end. To be fair, I don't know what the update did other than: - the throttle response and feel was completely different - on the HUD, I now have 3 dots where the SLI is - the passenger door mirror now dips - finally, the OTA map updates now work, after being told they couldn't do them. So whether it was a patch, an upgrade, or simply a reboot I don't know, but they definitely did something. I seem to recall there was a line item on the invoice - I'll see if I can dig it out.
  9. No difference when upgrading to 12.2, but what you describe is what I've experienced from day 1....
  10. G Whizz

    2019-2 Maps available on Upload Manager

    Very similar here, but with a twist. When I had my car serviced, I asked if they could finally sort it (I'd given up), but they said they "didn't have the user rights" to do so, and only I could do it. One month later, while doing a particularly fraught journey in the rain and dark, relying on the sat nav....yep, you guessed it - it updated and rebooted. It's done one update since. It just suddenly asks if I'd like to use the new data - no other indication it's doing anything.
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    My Own Fault Sort Of

    I can confirm that I couldn't get the boot to open
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    My Own Fault Sort Of

    Interesting - mine doesn't. I've done similar to Boba before now - trying to get comfy, I tried to fish the whale of a key out of my pocket, and managed ti lock and unlock the door several times. I never even thought about the boot?! I may have to drive down the road and see if it'll do it
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    How do I stop the navigation? No, really

    I'll double check, but I don't think it's getting that far - it's asking to start so there is nothing to stop. That is, the route box isn't ticked. Pressing the menu button above the idrive dial removes it. It just doesn't stop it happening next time I start the car.
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    Time to Change the Company Car

    Thanks! Oh well! What kind of things typically appear on an LCI then? Just minor cosmetic tweaks then?
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    How do I stop the navigation? No, really

    Thanks! I *think* i have but need to be a little bit methodical I think!