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  1. Hurly_Dog

    Charging display key

    Yes, I charge mine on a RavPower qi charging pad. Works with a case on too.
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    G31 540i and Winter Wheels/Tyres

    18s will fit. I've done the same. I have 18 inch style 619 (same as the UK spec se models come with as standard) They are non-staggered as per the official BMW recommendation and running 245/45 R18 runflat winter tyres. Mine is a 530d M Sport X drive with M Sport plus pack. (The blue M Sport brake calipers) Try eBay - dealers in Germany often have these in stock and far cheaper than uk. I got mine brand new with tyres for £1650 delivered.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Excuse me for posting this on the F series thread, but i thought this may help someone in the future... I had to order a spare for my G30 with comfort access after my daughter binned mine. I usually use the display key, so luckily it wasn't that one. Standard key - £494 including coding at the dealer!!!. I waited a while and in the meantime took out separate key insurance for £27 per year. No excess applies. I claimed for lost keys and after a three day waiting period I was given the go ahead to replace the key. Invoice emailed over to them and reimbursed within a week.
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    Intermittent Comfort Access

    I have experienced the same in the last week or so. Wondering if the cold weather could be causing it. Every time mine hasn't locked first time it has been sub zero. Also having issues with the headlight washers - only the offside one is working. Loathed to go to the dealer for them to do anything that involves removing the bumper as I just know there will be marks on the paint afterwards....
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    Detailing Thread for G30/31

    Only just read the rest of this thread. Why have you got a clay bar and wax if your car has been ceramic coated? It's pointless waxing on top of ceramic and the clay bar will introduce marring. #justasking
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    Detailing Thread for G30/31

    Here's a 50:50 video of when I recently had mine done. Paint correction and ceramic coating necessary after booking in for a service and the dealer washing it, despite me telling them not to. The whole car was covered in scratches. Three months of fighting my case later, the detailer received the pay-out from my local main dealer and booked me in. The door has been corrected, the wing shows the efforts of the main dealer! Teaser pic of the rear after coating applied. 46128697_2141778219206873_354446625688518656_n.mp4
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    Roof bars and roof boxes

    If the lock has a code on the barrel, such as N123, you can get a.set of keys cut to code for Thule roof boxes. I just had to do this and the keys were spot on. Plenty of locksmiths on eBay advertising them...
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    Which Dashcam do you use?

    The voltage monitoring kept giving errors on the I-drive as the parking mode was draining the battery (although very minimal). The power magic was set to cut off supply at 12.8v. Never had a problem starting the car. With the Cellink Neo fitted the errors have disappeared and I get around 36 hours of parking mode before the battery has depleted. I didn't want to run the risk of not being able to open the car with the display key, which is usually the only key I use and therefore no key blade is carried for emergency use...
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    Which Dashcam do you use?

    I've had a BlackVue DR650S 2 channel for about three years and it has been faultless. In previous vehicles I have used a power magic type device, but have had to use an external power supply in the 5. Highly recommend the BlackVue.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Must admit, I once went out to look at a new kitchen while the Mrs was at work and returned with a shiny new R1 (Now ex Mrs)
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    Can't fit dash cam to 530e hybrid

    I doubt that they have offered camera and an external power supply at that price. The DR5590W-2CH is around £290 on its own. The cellink neo 6 is £240. I expect they are offering the power magic pro, which just cuts off power when the car's battery voltage drops below a set value. An intelligent hardwire kit if you like. This is the setup I had in my previous car, but caused low battery warnings in the BMW.
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    Can't fit dash cam to 530e hybrid

    It taps into an ignition feed and when it senses the feed is live it charges the unit, which then powers the camera. When the ignition feed is off it sends the signal to the camera to switch to parking mode and will run until the inbuilt battery dies. I have installed a similar camera in the wife's car, but used an ignition feed so it's only on with ignition, much like your suggestion of tapping from the drivers side fuse box.
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    Can't fit dash cam to 530e hybrid

    I have installed a Blackvue camera in my G30 using a Cellink Neo 6 battery pack. I used this because I wanted to utilise the parking mode capability. The battery is installed in the boot next to the main battery and takes its feed from a spare fuse in the fuse box behind the offside panel. It gives around 30 hours of parking mode with a dual camera setup and no low battery warnings on the i drive. If I just wanted a camera for driving then I would have hard wired to the fuse box in the drivers footwell as @sjack has done. I can recommend the Cellink battery for those who want parking mode, even though it is a bit pricey.
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    Which Tyre

    The cheaper MOE versions are exactly the same as the original tyres. Had mine fitted today.
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    Which Tyre

    Saftlad, if the cheaper tyre has the * marking, then it is BMW approved. My original tyres are MOE Extended, RSC, * marked. I have an appointment at 11am today to have two new front tyres fitted. They are the same, but from black circles. I will let you know if they are indeed the same as OE.
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