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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-14-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 42,783
Posted By wmcilwain
BMW 320i to be Released in the US

This took me by surprise:

http://www.bmwusa.com/detroitautoshow/?s_kwcid

I hadn't read anywhere that BMW were planning to release the 320i in the US. It looks to have a detuned version of the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-19-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,147
Posted By wmcilwain
You can send from your iPhone using the BMW...

You can send from your iPhone using the BMW remote app. This app uses the built-in map app, but allows you to send a location to your car.
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 10-18-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 19,553
Posted By wmcilwain
I had problems receiving e-mail via iDrive until...

I had problems receiving e-mail via iDrive until I accidentally forgot to lock my phone prior to docking in my snap-in adapter. If I don't lock my device prior to connecting, then launch the BMW...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-18-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,234
Posted By wmcilwain
I wasn't getting e-mail until I accidentally...

I wasn't getting e-mail until I accidentally forgot to lock my phone prior to docking in the snap-in adapter. I then started getting e-mail reliably. I think you can't get e-mail when the device is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-16-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,581
Posted By wmcilwain
I did exaggerate the frequency, but check out...

I did exaggerate the frequency, but check out this sorrowful thread of f10 owners with Goodyear LS2's:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=518954

Tire technology is changing...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-16-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,581
Posted By wmcilwain
The general consensus on this forum is that it is...

The general consensus on this forum is that it is worth it. I recommend the one from BMW financial services (although it is underwritten by some other company ). The new 5 series with 19"+ rims and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-12-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,361
Posted By wmcilwain
You have to wait a few minutes for the USB drive...

You have to wait a few minutes for the USB drive to mount before trying to read the bin file.
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 10-12-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,557
Posted By wmcilwain
When you reset the TPMS, it will accept the...

When you reset the TPMS, it will accept the current pressure as the new normal. Therefore, you should not reset the TPMS until you have refilled the tires to the required pressures.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-10-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,361
Posted By wmcilwain
Apply UPD1004 and then UPD1005 in order. For...

Apply UPD1004 and then UPD1005 in order. For some reason, I think the descriptions are wrong. When I downloaded and applied UPD1004 last year, the description read March 2011 to present, not 2012. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-09-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,587
Posted By wmcilwain
I have an '11 e90 and hardly get brake dust at...

I have an '11 e90 and hardly get brake dust at all. BMW must have made a change. I haven't noticed a drop off in "bite" from my previous '01 5 series that accumulated a ton of dust.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-01-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 72,273
Posted By wmcilwain
I was able to finally resolve my issue by...

I was able to finally resolve my issue by completely removing the snap-in adapter and re-installing. I noticed this caused the snap-in adapter to register as new USB device #. Maybe iDrive was...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-01-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 72,273
Posted By wmcilwain
Just checking - you have a an iPhone 4S running...

Just checking - you have a an iPhone 4S running iOS6 integrated to the car with the console snap-in media adapter sold by BMW (the one with the small fan), and everything is working for you? I'm...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-01-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 72,273
Posted By wmcilwain
After upgrading my 4s to iOS6, it will not...

After upgrading my 4s to iOS6, it will not connect via the snap-in (media) adapter sold by BMW (no apps, no playlist, no pandora, etc.). Everything does work when plugged in via USB cable. I think...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-26-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 72,273
Posted By wmcilwain
None of the apps functionality or iPod music...

None of the apps functionality or iPod music integration works through the snap-in adapter after upgrading a 4s to iOS 6.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-31-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 540
Posted By wmcilwain
The system relies on a wireless data network in...

The system relies on a wireless data network in the car that is always on and connected to a local wireless carrier chosen by BMW in your region. The My BMW remote app on your phone of course relies...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-25-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,036
Posted By wmcilwain
You must start the video playback from the iDrive...

You must start the video playback from the iDrive CD and multimedia menu, not from the iPhone itself. You must also have the car off or in park.
Forum: 7 Series - F01 (2009 - current) 03-21-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 975
Posted By wmcilwain
I like the Google map function with the 'send to...

I like the Google map function with the 'send to my car" feature. It's the only mobile device mapping system I know of which allows me to send a location to my car from a map on my phone. ...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-20-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,716
Posted By wmcilwain
I want SMS texts read to me, but alas there...

I want SMS texts read to me, but alas there appears to be some problem with Apple's iOS devices that will never allow an externally connected system (like iDrive) to do this.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-16-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,975
Posted By wmcilwain
More recent models allow the driver to program...

More recent models allow the driver to program DRL behavior among other things either through the stalk control (BC button) or iDrive if so equipped.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-15-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,379
Posted By wmcilwain
I got my original ID and password for BMW Assist...

I got my original ID and password for BMW Assist when I purchased my car. If you don't know your ID and password you can call BMW Assist and they can help you out.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-15-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,379
Posted By wmcilwain
If your account is locked out, you have to call...

If your account is locked out, you have to call BMW Assist (not Customer Relations) to get it unlocked (888)333-6118. They said it takes 30 minutes to unlock an account.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-15-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,379
Posted By wmcilwain
Woo hoo! I've been waiting for this for awhile. ...

Woo hoo! I've been waiting for this for awhile. The hacked UK version I've been using locked out my account a few weeks ago, and I've really missed it. Apparently all you need is an active BMW...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-19-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By wmcilwain
I had a similar issue that started with a bad...

I had a similar issue that started with a bad battery, but also resulted in the power management computer being destroyed (not sure if I'm using the right term). Basically this computer distributes...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-19-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By wmcilwain
Hissing at the back that increases with speed...

Hissing at the back that increases with speed sounds like a possible exhaust leak as opposed to a drive-line issue. If you just recently picked up your 328xi it is unlikely that you have the drive...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-19-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 859
Posted By wmcilwain
I had the same thing happen a few times in the...

I had the same thing happen a few times in the first month I owned my E90, and not again since. The display showed the caller ID as #########. I'm guessing it is some kind of RF interference with...
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