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      08-28-2012, 03:28 AM   #45
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Can I code the car to have the TV on whilst driving? Yes, speak to memeber mrtanz


Can I just buy a ebay lead and plug my Ipod into the aux port in the console? Yes



The satnav disc is out of date (im thinking it may be the original disc) is it possible to have a burnt copy made of an updated version? Yes, speak to memeber mrtanz
Thanks, that suggestion is exactly what I needed cheers!
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      08-28-2012, 03:31 AM   #46
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Well I'm still getting the low battery alarm flashing (its now critical low) I have placed the car on the ctek charger.

I called my local bmw dealer and they said its about $6-700 to replace the battery and register it but it should last 6-7 years.

The car is almost 6 years old and has little to no use in the past 6 mths I'm guessing I'm going to be up for a replacement...

Can you just buy a bmw specific battery and have the dealer code/register it?
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      08-28-2012, 06:53 AM   #47
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Thanks, I did and had read conflicting info e.g some guys mentioned with the i pod y lead, you required an additional module etc
I bought mine on ebay and worked beautifully.

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      08-28-2012, 07:43 AM   #48
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I bought mine on ebay and worked beautifully.

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Cheers, I didnt think it would be that easy without BMW charging you $600 for some BS optional extra module/add in!

Do you have a usb port in yours? I have noticed a few of the usa guys saying they do (maybe its the 08+ models that have this?)
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      08-28-2012, 09:12 AM   #49
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Well I'm still getting the low battery alarm flashing (its now critical low) I have placed the car on the ctek charger.

I called my local bmw dealer and they said its about $6-700 to replace the battery and register it but it should last 6-7 years.

The car is almost 6 years old and has little to no use in the past 6 mths I'm guessing I'm going to be up for a replacement...

Can you just buy a bmw specific battery and have the dealer code/register it?
You can use any battery (ideally with a CCA rating equal to or higher than what you currently have) but it must be coded to the car.

Most indies will charge $400-500 for a new brand name battery including fitting and coding.
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      08-28-2012, 02:08 PM   #50
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Well I'm still getting the low battery alarm flashing (its now critical low) I have placed the car on the ctek charger.

I called my local bmw dealer and they said its about $6-700 to replace the battery and register it but it should last 6-7 years.

The car is almost 6 years old and has little to no use in the past 6 mths I'm guessing I'm going to be up for a replacement...

Can you just buy a bmw specific battery and have the dealer code/register it?
You can use any battery (ideally with a CCA rating equal to or higher than what you currently have) but it must be coded to the car.

Most indies will charge $400-500 for a new brand name battery including fitting and coding.
Really that still sounds like getting bent over IMHO, not that I've bought a battery for a while but I did have an expectation of 200, but hey I am a tight arse
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      08-29-2012, 07:47 AM   #51
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Cheers, I didnt think it would be that easy without BMW charging you $600 for some BS optional extra module/add in!

Do you have a usb port in yours? I have noticed a few of the usa guys saying they do (maybe its the 08+ models that have this?)
Yes I do have a USB port.
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      08-29-2012, 04:59 PM   #52
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Yes I do have a USB port.
next to the aux port in the center console?
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      08-29-2012, 05:29 PM   #53
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On the subject of USB ports. I found one in the glove box, on the right hand side, anyone know what that's for?
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      08-29-2012, 05:45 PM   #54
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On the subject of USB ports. I found one in the glove box, on the right hand side, anyone know what that's for?
I believe you can upload data to the internal HDD (music etc) reading another thread on this topic, I would have thought it was a charge port for usb devices initially?
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      08-29-2012, 11:07 PM   #55
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I Think that USB is to recharge a small hand held torch that came with the European model BMW. I could be wrong though.....
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      08-29-2012, 11:27 PM   #56
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I Think that USB is to recharge a small hand held torch that came with the European model BMW. I could be wrong though.....
Ahh I wondered why I couldn't find the torch in mine when I noticed in the manual it was suppose to have one!
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Ahh I wondered why I couldn't find the torch in mine when I noticed in the manual it was suppose to have one!
If you want to buy a torch i think pavo335i just recently acquired a BMW Performance Torchlight for his car!
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      08-30-2012, 01:24 AM   #58
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If you want to buy a torch i think pavo335i just recently acquired a BMW Performance Torchlight for his car!
Hasn't pavo got a whole collection of them?
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Nah no BMW performance torch but I do have a bms performance torch
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On the subject of USB ports. I found one in the glove box, on the right hand side, anyone know what that's for?
That is to upload/backup music on your onboard HDD.
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      08-30-2012, 04:33 AM   #61
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I bought mine on ebay and worked beautifully.

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Cheers, I didnt think it would be that easy without BMW charging you $600 for some BS optional extra module/add in!

Do you have a usb port in yours? I have noticed a few of the usa guys saying they do (maybe its the 08+ models that have this?)
Some food for thought....

I'm using a Bluetooth gateway to stream my music (from my iphone) which is connected to the aux port and powered by the cigarette lighter.

Unfortunately, my vehicle didn't come with the USB port under the centre arm rest.
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      08-30-2012, 05:52 AM   #62
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Mine has a USB port (08 e93)...I think it is an option.

x6 also has one, I think it is standard though...
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      08-30-2012, 09:55 AM   #63
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Nah no BMW performance torch but I do have a bms performance torch
How is it? I was thinking about buying one of those LED Daffodil Day $5 torches from coles. I can use my discount card and get it even cheaper!
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How is it? I was thinking about buying one of those LED Daffodil Day $5 torches from coles. I can use my discount card and get it even cheaper!
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Nah no BMW performance torch but I do have a bms performance torch
How is it? I was thinking about buying one of those LED Daffodil Day $5 torches from coles. I can use my discount card and get it even cheaper!
I think it will go with your car, it's got that ....... Vibe........yeh let's go with vibe
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LOL. Suj you are on fire tonight with your comebacks/calls
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