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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-12-2016, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By Thunder Dump
Had to replace mine last summer after...

Had to replace mine last summer after accidentally swimming with it. $409 out the door programmed, but that *didn't* include the cost of the metal key since I still had that. Add another $75 if you...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-01-2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,184
Posted By Thunder Dump
Your roof is hydraulic as well.

Your roof is hydraulic as well.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-11-2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By Thunder Dump
Can't speak for Canada but in the US dealers for...

Can't speak for Canada but in the US dealers for any make are under no obligation to do any warranty work or recall work--even if safety related--on a salvage title vehicle.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-22-2016, 08:23 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,743
Posted By Thunder Dump
What functionality does this have over the...

What functionality does this have over the numerous "Find My Car" smartphone apps out there that (a) are free, or less than $2.99, and (b) don't require any additional hardware beyond a smartphone? ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-06-2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By Thunder Dump
That was done away with from mid-2009 on during...

That was done away with from mid-2009 on during the LCI refresh (along with the 'Smoker's option' ashtray in the front console).
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-29-2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,290
Posted By Thunder Dump
Got my letter today but in big bold print it says...

Got my letter today but in big bold print it says they don't have the parts in yet.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-22-2016, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 719
Posted By Thunder Dump
Congrats! Hopefully like Zooks you'll still hang...

Congrats! Hopefully like Zooks you'll still hang out with the steerage down here.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-13-2016, 07:41 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 184,282
Posted By Thunder Dump
This is incorrect. From the manual: "The...

This is incorrect. From the manual:

"The retractable hardtop cannot be moved at temperatures below +14F / -10C. A message appears on the Control Display"
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-07-2016, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By Thunder Dump
:rofl::rofl::slap:

:rofl::rofl::slap:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-03-2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By Thunder Dump
This is not true. You can absolutely lock the...

This is not true. You can absolutely lock the key fob inside the car with CA. As Zooks pointed out, for security reasons the system allows you to lock the doors with a key fob inside for personal...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-08-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,022
Posted By Thunder Dump
This is not correct. You absolutely can lock the...

This is not correct. You absolutely can lock the car mechanically with a key even if a CA keyfob is inside the car. German engineers were smart enough to program the car to know that if you are...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-07-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,022
Posted By Thunder Dump
Finally had the time to go get the replacement...

Finally had the time to go get the replacement fob and get it programmed (takes longer with Comfort Access). Total out the door = $409.

Lesson to all: When at the beach, take the metal key out...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-20-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,871
Posted By Thunder Dump
They come back. They always come back.

They come back. They always come back.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-09-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By Thunder Dump
The salmon-colored relays could definitely be...

The salmon-colored relays could definitely be wonky. They're cheap and an easy DIY fix (now that the roof is up). It might be worth it to replace them prophylactically.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-22-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,022
Posted By Thunder Dump
Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd.................................

Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd.............................. *drum roll*.......................................... still dead.

It will start the car so the immobilizer definitely came back to life but all the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-18-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,022
Posted By Thunder Dump
The one he got was titled "What to expect when...

The one he got was titled "What to expect when you're expecting the unexpected"
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-17-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,022
Posted By Thunder Dump
Wait, I'm not supposed to boil the rice with it...

Wait, I'm not supposed to boil the rice with it in it? It's been simmering on low on the back burner since Sunday. I even put a little Thai Sweet Chili sauce in there because it looked so plain.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-17-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,022
Posted By Thunder Dump
How did you geeks hijack my thread?

How did you geeks hijack my thread?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-16-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,022
Posted By Thunder Dump
And so it begins its weeklong rice bath after a...

And so it begins its weeklong rice bath after a nice baptism by distilled water. I'll post the results in a week.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-15-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By Thunder Dump
Also, read this thread, as I had a similar...

Also, read this thread, as I had a similar problem:

www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=791364
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-15-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,022
Posted By Thunder Dump
And perhaps the lesson here is take only the...

And perhaps the lesson here is take only the mechanical key to the beach and lock the fob inside the car once the key is removed from it. The key can go swimming.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-15-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,022
Posted By Thunder Dump
Of course I have to blame her. She should have...

Of course I have to blame her. She should have known it was in my pocket. :tsk:

I'll give it a try, since it's no good now other than for starting. And I'll test the battery as well.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-13-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,022
Posted By Thunder Dump
That's what I was always told--it would start by...

That's what I was always told--it would start by design in case the battery did go dead in the remote. I don't know what year yours is but the fobs may be different. It wasn't until about a week...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-13-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,022
Posted By Thunder Dump
I was very careful about that. Everything was...

I was very careful about that. Everything was perfectly dry (including my hands) when I opened it. The battery door has a gasket and that was dry and everything inside was dry. Did not see any...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-12-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,298
Posted By Thunder Dump
Well yes, except in cold climates you can...

Well yes, except in cold climates you can experience condensation inside the engine during start-up. Condensate will contaminate the oil, which would not happen if it was stored in plastic jugs...
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