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BMW and M Power Owners

Discussion in 'Motors' started by panthro, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. EddScott

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 8,065

    Location: Pembrokeshire

    Odd question but does anyone know where the DAB aerial is located on a F30/31?

    I'm about to fit a dash cam and rear view but have read they can interfere with DAB signal. Want to run the camera cables as far away as possible from the aerial.
     
  2. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 154,032

    In the sharkfin I think.

    Probably easier to just not rig your car up with rear facing CCTV though, I mean what on earth do you need that for :p
     
  3. Scania

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 25, 2004

    Posts: 22,584

    Location: On the road....

    I’m saying your right there - I managed to snap off said fin recently (don’t ask!) and the DAB stopped working. :o :D
     
  4. Basher

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 7,147

    It's so you can accelerate into roundabouts and get onto YouTube I think.
     
  5. Scania

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 25, 2004

    Posts: 22,584

    Location: On the road....

    Catching out reckless truckers for example. :D

     
  6. Destination

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    Posts: 18,756

    random question, do current and previous model BMWs have auto levelling headlights, or do you adjust them manually inside the vehicle?
     
  7. [TW]Fox

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    Cars fitted with Xenon or LED headlights have auto levelling, cars without are manually adjusted inside the vehicle.
     
  8. Havana_UK

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 14, 2004

    Posts: 4,486

    Location: location, location

    I bought the 20L tub from my local dealer (they don't normally sell it to plebs though) but that was nearly 4 years ago. I'm down to the last few litres now, so I'll be going in again soon to ask if I can get more. Normally the 20L tub is for workshop use only. I think I paid £56 for it when I got it.
     
  9. Destination

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    Thank you, and can the autolevelling be overridden from within the control interface?
    I've noted recently, an incredible amount of vehicles driving with their lights set incorrectly, I don't mean on full beam, but on dipped lights, still blinding everything in their path.
    Of the 10 we clocked on a short journey yesterday evening, 8 were BMWs and 2 were Fords.
    Perhaps they were all manually adjusted to the wrong level. Just seemed remarkably the consistency.
     
  10. RedvGreen

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 2, 2009

    Posts: 3,031

    Location: Midlands

    I keep getting flashed by oncoming vehicles when my LED headlights are on. I’ve had them checked out and they’re correctly aligned. They’re not the lazy-self-dipping either, nor are they being left in full-beam when passing oncoming vehicles.

    Anyone else have this issue? People not used to the dipped brightness?
     
  11. RedvGreen

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 2, 2009

    Posts: 3,031

    Location: Midlands

    I use the 5L containers from BMW; never knew there was a larger volume container available though! (Albeit previously)...
     
  12. muon

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    I was gonna say I have the same thing (once a week maybe). It's definitely set up fine and they are always dipped, like you I've checked (it shouldn't be blinding anyone, unlike raised 4x4s) and it doesn't look high from a driver's point of view, in fact I'd argue it's too low.

    Every time I think something is broken on the outside when it happens, because I know the lights are fine.

    Being able to manually adjust to an illegal level is an MOT failure. So that shouldn't be possible.
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2019
  13. Jonnycoupe

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    There’s adjustment on the headlamps to account for tolerance at build to a set datum. So they can be adjusted... just need to open the bonnet! It’s likely many cars are probably driving around outside spec.
     
  14. texasjohn

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 26, 2017

    Posts: 169

    I have adaptive LEDs and do occasionally get a flash when the light pattern is actually blinding people (the adaptive being a bit slow to react), so on certain roads where I know it is a problem I avoid using it.

    I know that's not the question you asked, so...I haven't had anyone flash me when they are on dipped.
     
  15. Blackhawk47

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    Location: West Yorkshire / Market Bosworth

    Saw this at the dealer today. Wow but £85k (inc options).

    840d

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Gaygle

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    Location: East of England

    Like.

    £85k brand new. £50k for a 12 month old example :p
     
  17. texasjohn

    Gangster

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    Yep. That’s about right
     
  18. Django x2

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    Location: Britain

    in 12 months time yeah
     
  19. muon

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    In 12 months time it wont even be 85k new.

    That's the premium you pay for getting a car when it comes out.
     
  20. Rossi~

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    That's an expensive dagdag.