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Old 06-30-2010, 09:53 PM   #281
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Can you point me to more info on the rear fogs? Did you have to have the feature "turned on" at the dealer? What about the alarm? Plug and play or did it require a trip to the dealer? Thanks!

Car looks great, Imola Red FTMFW!
You need to flash your LCM to the euro software... Even if they can, a US dealer won't do this for you. I changed the vehicle order on my own and then flashed it using a dealer tool (then I went in and changed a couple lines so that my car doesn't complain about the lack of city lights. I also made it so that both driver and passenger rear fogs light up).

The tools I used are NCS Expert and Progman/SSS; there are a lot of tutorials over at the diagnostic forums at bf.c on how to setup and use those pieces of software. If you know how to use the software, I could write up a guide, but otherwise there's just too much information to write.
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Old 06-30-2010, 10:00 PM   #282
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Old 06-30-2010, 10:45 PM   #283
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Old 07-02-2010, 01:52 AM   #284
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:02 AM   #285
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:21 AM   #286
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Finally installed Eagle Eye LED Tails & washed the car.... Ask me what im doing tomorrow & the next day
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:24 AM   #287
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Old 07-02-2010, 07:24 AM   #288
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Old 07-02-2010, 10:17 AM   #289
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A friend in Nashville is picking up a front wheel for me today, finally found one (used) at a decent price. Bent a front wheel +/- 2 years ago, but not to the point that it wouldn't hold a seal. I thought I lost a wheel weight. Wheel was "fixed" but not for long, bent again shortly after being "fixed."

I might run up there for the 4th, or I might just wait for a friend that is going up there in early August to bring it back...

I'm considering having the wheel "fixed" again and mounting a used but good tire on it for a full-sized spare. Damn you BMW for putting doughnuts in ZHP's! Or I may not "fix" it at all, vibration only comes on at 80+mph...
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Old 07-02-2010, 10:22 AM   #290
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Old 07-02-2010, 08:28 PM   #291
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Old 07-02-2010, 09:59 PM   #292
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cleaned the rims and the undercarriage at the wheel and inner fender arch wells. Also attempted to clean off my shock strut tower that is covered in oily grime and road crust.

After I cleaned out the interior, sat in the backseat and turned the radio on and fell asleep.
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Old 07-03-2010, 03:28 PM   #293
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yesterday - Ordered parrot/connects2 bluetooth setup

today - Inspected rear subframe for cracks/tears, didn't find any. Inspected rear brakes, look great. Inspected front brakes (come and go noise lately from passenger side), need replaced, ordered OEM-like Brembo disc's and EBC Red Pads. Cleaned the inside of the wheels while they were all off. Did all of this at work, thought I had some wax in my detail bag, but I don't. Couldn't find any, so unfortunately they didn't get waxed (the insides)

Probably wouldn't have ordered the bluetooth setup yesterday if I had known I would find out I needed new front brakes today. The set that were on the car when I bought it (at 32,500 I would guess original) lasted until +/- 55,000 miles. I must drive more aggressive than the original owner as I'm only at 89,000 and they look like they are about toast. Heat spotting/streak on the passenger front is causing some noise and the pads are very thin. I expect to see the light in the dash come on any day now that I know how thin they are...

tomorrow - Detail in and out, might start tonight...
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Old 07-03-2010, 04:04 PM   #294
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Old 07-03-2010, 04:09 PM   #295
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Old 07-03-2010, 04:15 PM   #296
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Old 07-03-2010, 04:18 PM   #297
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you have to understand the people that jump from car to car often have NO MONEY

they are usually making poor financial decisions and rolling over debt.

No offense to some members on the group but there are dudes making less than $35K driving in fairly new cars - lol like leasing a $40k car - wtf - the car is worth more than what you make in a year!

OP just be sensible - good luck!
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Old 07-03-2010, 08:12 PM   #298
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Old 07-03-2010, 09:43 PM   #299
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Fixed my power window regulator)) Didn't even buy new one or kit. In some cases tight wrap would work out very well lol))))
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Fixed my power window regulator)) Didn't even buy new one or kit. In some cases tight wrap would work out very well lol))))
i wanna do mine but something about this just scares me ....lol...maybe its the pulling off the plastic seal or something...im not sure....mine click after about the first 1/4 of the way down on a hot day (not if its cool out tho)
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