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Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) Today, 06:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,630
Posted By texgeekboy
Look at my posts #4 and #8, from 4/30. That's...

Look at my posts #4 and #8, from 4/30. That's when I started using it. The key is to have your vehicle defined to Gooogle. I'm not sure if this works, however, if you don't have a Google+ account...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) Today, 05:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,630
Posted By texgeekboy
Not so. I have it working with the new Google...

Not so. I have it working with the new Google Maps. I've used it on PCs running Win7 and win 8.1 (not the metro crap) for the last 3 months. On both systems, however, I'm running Firefox not IE.
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) Today, 05:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,601
Posted By texgeekboy
Is that the NEXT system or the CIC (I'm not 100%...

Is that the NEXT system or the CIC (I'm not 100% sure of the names)? The NEXT was in my '09, and the CIC is in my '14.

Update... The older one is CIC and the newer one is NBT.
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 09-18-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,050
Posted By texgeekboy
The only time I consistently see that is when,...

The only time I consistently see that is when, traveling east on the North Beltway and I take the EZTag exit to go north on 249. On that long exit ramp (maybe a mile), there are no signs. The NAV...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 09-17-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By texgeekboy
I wasn't able to pull up your pictures. On my...

I wasn't able to pull up your pictures. On my '09 750 there was a noise coming from the passenger side, in the front of the dashboard, where it meets the glass. It looked like something separated,...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 09-16-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,050
Posted By texgeekboy
Based on what jgbackes posted, as well as the...

Based on what jgbackes posted, as well as the info from the link I posted on the third post, and from the display of the misplaced speed limit sign I observed, I suspect there is a visual recognition...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 09-16-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,050
Posted By texgeekboy
I watched the HUD speed limit on the drive home...

I watched the HUD speed limit on the drive home last night. I was headed north/east on Beltway 8 between 290 and 249. The first or second exit (forget which one) after the 290 toll plaza has a '35'...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 09-15-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,050
Posted By texgeekboy
The third post in this thread has a link which...

The third post in this thread has a link which says it is in some stuff mounted near the rear-view mirror. That's all the info I have.
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 09-15-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,050
Posted By texgeekboy
Thanks jgbackes! This explains everything I've...

Thanks jgbackes! This explains everything I've seen with the displayed speed limits. The last paragraph explains why I see '70' on a road that was updated to '75'. I imagine since it says 'maximum...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 09-14-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,050
Posted By texgeekboy
I agree that the camera is detecting it. There's...

I agree that the camera is detecting it. There's a spot on a tollway I travel where the speed limit for the adjacent feeder road is next to the tollway. When I pass it, the limit goes from 65 to 35...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 09-13-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,050
Posted By texgeekboy
Okay, something strange happened today. I was on...

Okay, something strange happened today. I was on I-45 between Houston and Dallas, and the speed limit went to 75. I was a bit surprised to see that number pop up on my HUD! It could only be from 1...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 09-09-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 475
Posted By texgeekboy
Thanks! I've been wanting this for a long time. ...

Thanks! I've been wanting this for a long time. I thought it was possible, and this explanation helped me work through it. The 'show notifications' in the bluetooth menu for the vehicle is the key...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 09-07-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 475
Posted By texgeekboy
Anybody out there with a Blackberry that can...

Anybody out there with a Blackberry that can confirm this?
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 09-03-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By texgeekboy
Someone from Florida is posting this question in...

Someone from Florida is posting this question in early September???

Actually, I've never noticed a problem, but that may be due to the fact that when I park in the evening the driver's side faces...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 09-03-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 452
Posted By texgeekboy
No, it does not. I has some black smoked plastic...

No, it does not. I has some black smoked plastic pieces under the headlights, which I assume hid some type of sensors, but nothing 'domish'. I suspect that the '14 may not have that from the...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 09-03-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 452
Posted By texgeekboy
My '14 750i has 'Driver Assistance Plus'...

My '14 750i has 'Driver Assistance Plus' including "Active Driving Assistant' and 'ACC Stop & Go + Active Driving Assistant'. When a car zips in front of me while driving at highway speed, a big red...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 08-24-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By texgeekboy
I believe seansherida is in Houston, and offers...

I believe seansherida is in Houston, and offers coding services. I got with him once to do my '09 before it was totaled. I may still get with him to do the '14 instead of making it a DIY.
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 08-23-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By texgeekboy
Extreme Shaking When Checking Oil Level

It has.just over 15K. It's a 2014 and I bought it new in October, 2013.

I should say that I check the level at least once a month and this hadn't happened before. Also, when the check was...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 08-22-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By texgeekboy
Extreme Shaking When Checking Oil Level

It was a hot day in Houston today. I don't think it broke into triple digits, but it was close. It was 6 PM and I took my wife to get an MRI on her wrist. We were way early for the appointment. I...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 08-19-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By texgeekboy
I'm hesitant to mess up something I paid big...

I'm hesitant to mess up something I paid big bucks for :eeps:

That being said, I've looked into this for a long time (I had an '09 750, now I have a '14), and I'm sure I can. It never hurts to...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 08-19-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By texgeekboy
I'm a 30+ years software professional, and I've...

I'm a 30+ years software professional, and I've been hesitant to do this. I'll be following this thread to see your progress. Is your German any good?
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 08-18-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By texgeekboy
It is very good marketing. My family and I buy...

It is very good marketing. My family and I buy all our tires there, including the run flats for the 7. Many, perhaps most of the people I talk to in the neighborhood go to Discount Tire.
...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 08-12-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By texgeekboy
From a talk with my insurance agent, things end...

From a talk with my insurance agent, things end up on carfax if the insurance company issues a check to the repair shop. I don't know what would happen if you pay for it out of your own pocket. I'm...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 08-03-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By texgeekboy
If you want to get rid of that, try something...

If you want to get rid of that, try something called 'Disconnect'. A local news channel had a feature story on it as a way to increase privacy. It is way more than that. It pretty much eliminates...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 07-27-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 860
Posted By texgeekboy
I got a longacre gauge, which was quite a bit...

I got a longacre gauge, which was quite a bit more. What I like about it, versus say a standard pen-type gauge, is the ease for connecting the end of the gauge to the tire valve stem. I have banana...
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