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About qprdude

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  • Birthday 05/05/1951

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    Male
  • Location
    Surrey
  • Interests
    Cars, Bowling, Golf, holidays.
  • Occupation
    Retired oil engineer. Formerly onshore.Latterly lubricant engineer

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    520 SE BMW. Skoda Citigo. Honda Vt (soon to be gone)

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  1. qprdude

    Head lining.

    OK, never thought of that. They look like mini vents. All my phone microphones in the past have been little round things , usually by the interior mirror. (Non BMW)
  2. qprdude

    Head lining.

    Probably a silly question, but are the two slotted plastic bit directly above driver and front passenger just vents or do the have another purpose.
  3. qprdude

    Boot lid switch.

    OK. Temporary fix for split rubber . Remove unit. Disconnect camera lens housing and wiring block to micro-switch. Run a line of super glue along the split on the inside of the "hand hold" part. Allow to dry for ten minutes (ish). Run a line of superglue along the split rubber at the switch side. Allow to dry for 15 minutes or until it's no longer tacky. (longer the better I suppose). Refit wire plug. Fit unit back into boot lid. (I tested it first). The reverse camera lens is a bit fiddly to fit back into the hole. Make sure you hear the clips on both sides engaging into the plastic housing, otherwise, like mine, it can pop out and disappear into the void between the lid and the inner lining. I had to pop out one of the number plate lights to get my clumsy fingers behind the lens and aim it back through the hole in the plastic surround. I also had to remove one screw from my number plate and swing it down to allow the camera clearance, as it's tight to the boot lid. I'll be ordering a new switch of course but meanwhile I have mechanical and remote access. . Allow to dry
  4. qprdude

    Boot lid switch.

    Thank you.
  5. qprdude

    Boot lid switch.

    Cheers for that. Its the one with the reverse camera at the right side of the unit. ( looking forward) . I tried a bit of gentle persuasion to get it out but it sure ain't as easy to remove as the video shows. The surround is much more rigid for a start and the camera lens seems to be integrated in the same piece. I'll have another look at it tomorrow after golf. Any idea if the whole thing would be expensive and if its just " plug and play" or if the remotes have to be programmed? I'm thinking more of a DIY job than BMW dealer prices. There are some on ebay but maybe not worth the risk.
  6. qprdude

    Boot lid switch.

    Hi. The boot lid switch on my 2011 F10 520d has stopped working. The button on the drivers door frame (A pillar?) works ok, as does the button on the remote fob. The button on the lid, beside the reverse camera does nothing. Is it just a case of a duff switch, or could I have inadvertently messed something up.? I'm worried that if the remote operating packs up, I have no way of getting at my Bowling and Golf gear. Could do with some advice if anyone can help. Cheers.
  7. qprdude

    Headlamp washers.

    Cheers eddier. All good information.
  8. qprdude

    Headlamp washers.

    Interesting. Is it expensive or hard to do? The halo's certainly look better as DRL's. Plus I've just installed expensive bulbs in the halogen dip, and the less hours I use them, the longer they should last.
  9. qprdude

    Headlamp washers.

    cheers Matthew . Looks like the daytime running lights are just the same as dipped lights then.
  10. qprdude

    Headlamp washers.

    And that's because it is already enabled! Just checked the car in the dark and the ambient lighting is along all four doors and in the door pockets. Nothing under the dash, which is probably why I haven't noticed it before! Menu says daytime running lights come on with switch on position ' A" bit mine seem to be dipped lights on "A".
  11. qprdude

    Headlamp washers.

    Yes, I know about the ambient lightening but it's shown on the Vin Decoder list but it doesn't show in the "Lighting" menu in the car. It just isn't there to enable.
  12. qprdude

    Headlamp washers.

    Good stuff. Wonder why the codes for my car in the Decoder show daytime running lights and ambient lighting when the are not available. The daytime running lights are ticked in the lighting menu but dont work on any of the light switch settings and the ambient lighting doesn't appear on the menu at all. The only time the halo's come on alone are in the "sidelight" setting on the switch.
  13. qprdude

    Headlamp washers.

    Had another go at the Decoder. According to the list, I have daytime running lights, which I have activated in the "lighting" section, but there are no daytime running lights? I also have ambient lighting code activated in the "light" menu, but it doesn't exist in the lights menu, Just daytime running lights (not working. "Home" lights (not working) I have welcome lights and they work, if that is the lights in the door handles and interior. Just spent half an hour in the car looking through various menu's. The last owner has left some interesting stuff on the HD, apart from a dubious taste in music. Contact names and details of several people, some on speed dial on the numbers on the radio control preselects!
  14. qprdude

    Headlamp washers.

    I think I did that with the decoder last year but I can't remember what I checked at the time. I'll give it another go.
  15. qprdude

    Headlamp washers.

    I'll have another few checks. with the washers with headlights on but I'm pretty sure they're not fitted. Surprised about the fog lights though. My missus had a little Skoda citigo and they have Gogs as standard. I have electric lumbar support on both front seats. Interestingly, I also have an electric rear blind! Nothing else out of the ordinary though. No stop/ start, no comfort/ sport suspension. I quite fancy the head up display. Had it on my DS 5 and really liked it. Not sure if I have any ambient lighting, must have a look.
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