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  1. BettySwollocks

    Annoying Sat Nav in the display

    Cheers Joe I'll give it a go
  2. BettySwollocks

    Annoying Sat Nav in the display

    Hi all I've got a 2018 G30 530e I'm talking here about the centre display in front of the steering wheel not the 10 inch display. Can I ask, is there a way to turn off the Sat Nav in the centre display ? It seems to come on as you are approaching a junction and then disappears when on a long stretch. I just want the Sat Nav on the 10inch display only Cheers Darren
  3. BettySwollocks

    530e 0-60 MPH

    Any other comment to the settings for the quickest acceleration? cheers
  4. BettySwollocks

    Twin Exhausts

    Hi all Not had my 530e long and noticed yesterday exhaust fumes were only coming out of only one exhaust. Is that correct ? Does the car have a pseudo exhaust ? Thanks
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    530e 0-60 MPH

    Hi all, Being a typical bloke who don't bother reading manuals just wondering what the correct setting is for the fastest 0-60. Am I right in saying its sport mode with the gear stick then pushed to the left ? ? Cheers
  6. BettySwollocks

    Too many thieves about !!

    Good luck with that one mate
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    Too many thieves about !!

    Thanks for the link Bryans69. Funnily enough I had a response from the dealer today with regards to this. He told me, G01/02 G11/12 G30/31 G32 and F90 vehicles produced from 3/18 the remote key has an integrated motion sensor which switches off after two minutes without movement. I can understand why this isn't advertised but I wish i'd been told this on delivery as it would of saved a load or time and saved me money as yesterday I ordered a faraday bag
  8. BettySwollocks

    Too many thieves about !!

    Ive emailed my local BMW dealer to see if comfort access or indeed the key can be switched off. I'll keep you posted
  9. BettySwollocks

    Too many thieves about !!

    Brill, thanks for the advice. A couple are on order.
  10. BettySwollocks

    Too many thieves about !!

    Hi i wasn’t asking for the frequencies ha ha i was asking what max distance can thieves pick up the key signal if it hidden in my house ? can the keyless entry entry feature be turned off ? darren
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    Too many thieves about !!

    Hi all Ive just took delivery of a BMW 5 2017 iperformance M Sport with keyless entry. I notice on our local Facebook page plenty of keyless cars are being thieved with the sods using a device to steal the key data. I do have a steering lock fitted and have even started to put my keys especially at night in a metal box lined with foil. However, today I want to my car with the key in the metal box and voila I could open the door !!! so a waste of time that was. Can anyone recommend something to store my key in whilst in the house. A mate of mine said he keeps his keys in the microwave ! another keeps his keys in the cooker oven. not sure how effective these are though ? ive seen the wallets you can get at Halfords or on Amazon but just wondered if there is a premium thing to do to protect the key ? also anyone know the range the key emits a signal to for a thief to get the data ? thanks Darren
  12. BettySwollocks

    DAB Radio problems.

    Hi thanks again for the replies and yes I do have auto station following on. i'll book it in the local dealer and see if there is a problem with the radio itself. can I ask would a software update help ? ive no idea what version mine is and also no idea how to update ?? it is usually done when the dealer has it and doing other work ? Cheers
  13. BettySwollocks

    DAB Radio problems.

    Hi Thanks for the replies. Nothing plugged in the cigarette lighter but I do have a charger cable plugged into the usb by it. Any other suggestions ? cheers
  14. BettySwollocks

    DAB Radio problems.

    Hi all, I recently took deliver of my 5 Series M Sport iperformance and seem to be having problems with the DAB radio losing signal as I am driving about. I live in Birmingham ( yes I know a major city) and I tend to listed to Planet Rock which is a national DAB station, not local. Same happens if I listed to other national stations such as Capital, Virgin Radio etc. This is company car and my previous car, a Mondeo Vignale had no such problems on any DAB station. I do recall my car before the Mondeo, a BMW 220D had a few DAB issues and are wondering whether its just a BMW thing ? I've spoke to a couple of fairly local work colleague's who took delivery of their 5 series the same time as me and they seem to have no problems. If I am tuned into say BBC Radio 2 there seems to be no cutting out of signal. I spoke to the dealer who supplied the car, based in Kent and the fella there tells me he has delivered over 100 5 Series this year and no reported problems with DAB signal. Rightly or wrongly initially I was thinking he radio was tunes in Kent and im having the problems due to this. I have also had a look on the web and my local DAB transmitter is literally 4/5 miles away. My question is, can the DAB radio be retuned as I am aware of "ensembles" which my Ford Mondeo had ? If I drove down to Devon for example I did a retune on the go and it bought up all the national and Devon local DAB stations with no problems. The Kent dealership tell me the radio cant be retuned and I cant see anything in the manual. They think, but are not sure there is a problem with the radio and I should take it into my local dealer. Any advice would be greatly appreciated as this is driving me NUTS Darren
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