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    2014 530d GT Luxury

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  1. Alexio45

    Temperature gauge fault

    Update: did the system test and everything else worked but the needle did not move. I've had a look at a video of the unit and it looks like one cable for the whole lot so now I'm a bit more worried. Will I have to replace the whole unit?
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    Temperature gauge fault

    Do you happen to know which submenu?
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    Istep update

    Long story short: I am unable to update to 2019-1 maps. Ive already used the same maps files to update a work colleagues car and we've narrowed it down to my istep version being so damn old. I'm on 'b' (Nbt_b13322a) which is holding me up. I've looked for a guide and can find some partial information on hiw to do this from other models of car but I am wondering a few things: 1) despite reading that a dealer wouldn't do this, would it be worthwile going to them for the update? I assume if I payed for map updates, couldn't install them then went to the dealer with this issue they would be able to sort it (hopefully for free but probably not) 2)Failing that, I can do it myself but fancy letting esys do it for me. I understand this can take some time and I need a donor car to act as a power supply (as I have no access to a high amp charger, just a trickle). Do I mount the jump cables from the battery of the other car to the chassis mounting points under the hood and just leave the other car running? 3) I guess to avoid updating the whole car I can update individual modules but does anyone know which ones that would be? Any and all help/comments appreciated.
  4. Hello all, I've been enjoying my 530d for a few weeks but one thing has always bugged me - the temperature gauge doesn't work. It's not a sensor fault as the service menu shows the oil/coolant temperature being fine and the car records no errors so I am hoping it's a simple fix like a loose connection or something. How would I go about diagnosing/fixing this? All advice welcome.
  5. After much back and forth finding a version of esys that worked I managed to code 6NS. I discovered that the car I bought has essentially never been updated. Idrive is from 2015 and maps is 2014.01! Is it worth updating the idrive? Would it be a waste of time to get real time traffic if my maps is so old? Seem's mad to pay £150 a year for the services...
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    F07 buying advice

    Here it is next to the neighbours 330d!
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    F07 buying advice

    Well folks, it was a long drive but I'm back home with my new car! It's everything I hoped it would be. Thank you to everyone who settled my nerves. I will update with some nice pictures tomorrow.
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    F07 buying advice

    Going down tomorrow for the car. If all the things I need to check have been done then I will be happy. In addendum to this, how useful is real time traffic? It's about the only service that looks worthwile for me (except maybe remote services and map updates but we will see how old the maps are anyway) but £50 seems steep.
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    F07 buying advice

    I had spotted this on the first pass through and the garage is aware but I'm suprised they haven't changed the advert!
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    F07 buying advice

    Thanks Greenfingers and jb66. I've decided to go ahead and give it a go. Even without some of the nicer features its still so much more car than I have got at the minute and thats all that matters. I will report back tomorrow/thursday if I buy it and if its all I hoped for. Cheers everyone and happy new year!
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    F07 buying advice

    She has sat in the standard seats already in a 2010 we went to see so I'm quite lucky in that regard. I can't imagine there will be a difference with these seats. Although I am now interested in trying to convince her to spend another 10k to get this one haha... https://www.jct600.co.uk/used-cars/bmw-5-series-535d-m-sport-gt-30-lci-hatchback-carbon-black-automatic-diesel/id-5256523948/
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    F07 buying advice

    Cheapest comfort seats in range is up for £25k, although it is a very nice 535d....
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    F07 buying advice

    Sadly one of the constraints is against the f11 as it was just too low down for her. Its F07 or bust.
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    F07 buying advice

    Sadly Sanjx we need to fit a Labrador in the back so it needs the hatch.
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    F07 buying advice

    Thanks for the heads up Andrew and Matthew. I've always been suspicious of the potential issues with the 20d, thanks for confirming my decision. I'd have liked a few more relatively cheap convenient features like heated steering wheel, but understand that I'm not going to get VDC/ACC at this price point. Overall, if this passes muster I will be happy and will consider it a big leap over my 2011 Mazda 3 sport!
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