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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-24-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 904
Posted By Mike550i
Invisible Glass

Try Stoner's Invisible Glass available at Walmart. I've found this gets grease and road grime off better than any other. You will have to go over the windshield two or three times at first, but once...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-10-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 897
Posted By Mike550i
I stick an Avery 1/4" Permanent Red Dot (Avery...

I stick an Avery 1/4" Permanent Red Dot (Avery 05790) on my wife's key. They don't come off without you really try.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-09-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 793
Posted By Mike550i
To chip in my 10 cents worth, if a tread depth...

To chip in my 10 cents worth, if a tread depth gauge shows tires are wearing in the center, drop the pressure a pound or so, alternatively if the outsides are wearing more, increase the pressure. The...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-03-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By Mike550i
First thing to check is whether you locked and...

First thing to check is whether you locked and unlocked car with the same remote key. Most settings like radio, A/C, drivers seat and external mirrors are key dependent, so you can customize for each...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-06-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 645
Posted By Mike550i
Problem with BMW USA Site

In Internet Explorer 11, click the "Tools" icon, then select "Compatibility View Settings". Add www.bmwusa.com to the list and try again. I could not get the site to operate properly on my one-year...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-05-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 694
Posted By Mike550i
Also after all the settings are made for each...

Also after all the settings are made for each remote, don't forget to backup the settings for each driver to a USB stick, using the USB port in the glove compartment. Explained in the manual.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-23-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,179
Posted By Mike550i
My solution to a flat in the boonies on a Sunday...

My solution to a flat in the boonies on a Sunday was to buy a compact spare wheel from Bimmerzone, a BMW Jack Kit AND a 12v Air Compressor Kit with fix-a-flat. It takes less trunk space that I first...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-12-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,444
Posted By Mike550i
I had LoJack fitted when I bought my car. Their...

I had LoJack fitted when I bought my car. Their theft instructions are similar to BMW Assist in that you always have to report the vehicle theft to the police first. With LoJack if you tell the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-04-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,535
Posted By Mike550i
To get the steering wheel to tilt up before...

To get the steering wheel to tilt up before exiting, the start/stop button has to be pressed again after shutdown. So after setting transmission in park, press start/stop button to shut off engine,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-22-2012, 11:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,307
Posted By Mike550i
False Crash Detection Signals

I am occassionally getting a false crash warning audible and visual signal together with some braking action in my 2012 550i with Active Cruise and the Crash Warning button set.
It only occurs when...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-01-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 27,120
Posted By Mike550i
No problem with 2012 BMW 550i

Reading this thread gives me goose bumps!. I've had my 2012 550i for 8 months and it takes off instantly and like a rocket if you press hard with no trace of any delay.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-04-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,655
Posted By Mike550i
The BMW Navigation works fine for me also. My...

The BMW Navigation works fine for me also. My guess is most of the stupid routing is due to not using a split screen and then selecting "Route Preference". With this feature you can pick the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-21-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,214
Posted By Mike550i
Blair's Texas Tint. I have had 3 BMW's tinted by...

Blair's Texas Tint. I have had 3 BMW's tinted by Blair Thompson. He does fabulous work and is a real nice guy. He's also recommended by Jerry Reynolds the CARPRO on WPAB820 radio in DFW. His website...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-01-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,426
Posted By Mike550i
For the seats/mirrors and steering wheel...

For the seats/mirrors and steering wheel positions to be linked to each key fob when the car is locked, first go into the iDrive and select SETTINGS->DOOR LOCKS and make sure LAST SEAT POSITION AUTO...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-20-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,680
Posted By Mike550i
My gaps are 4mm (5/32") within 0.5mm all around...

My gaps are 4mm (5/32") within 0.5mm all around the hood.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-15-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,272
Posted By Mike550i
The 2012 BMW 550i does not have Start/Stop.

The 2012 BMW 550i does not have Start/Stop.
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