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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-22-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 531
Posted By Towelie
Do you have standard (non-sport) seats? ...

Do you have standard (non-sport) seats? Passenger seat airbag detection mat recall for '07 335 issued end of last year -

BMW is performing a recall on various 3, 5, 7 & X5 series models from...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-11-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By Towelie
Had my windshield replaced by Safelite earlier...

Had my windshield replaced by Safelite earlier this year. Only issue was the tech didn't reset one of the wipers to the correct rest position (set too low, so it would hit the edge of the hood when...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-01-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,499
Posted By Towelie
In addition to telling the SA no wash, I also...

In addition to telling the SA no wash, I also print out signs in the largest font "PLEASE DO NOT WASH CAR" and put one on the dash and another on the passenger seat. While the request is honored,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-08-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 507
Posted By Towelie
From...

From http://www.bmwusa.com/standard/content/owner/bmwcenterservices/default.aspx#parts-overview:

Every Original BMW Part is engineered to make your BMW perform the way it should. They are...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-02-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By Towelie
Scrapes under the front lip probably require a...

Scrapes under the front lip probably require a respray to fix right; you might be able to sand and then paint yourself but may not look so great (of course, how often do you get down on the ground to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-30-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 994
Posted By Towelie
Get a pre-purchase inspection by a third party...

Get a pre-purchase inspection by a third party who can provide more input on the damage and, more importantly, how well it was repaired. As noted above, minor body damage can quickly add up, but...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-30-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 908
Posted By Towelie
I rarely use my second key and, while I have...

I rarely use my second key and, while I have never had it go totally dead, I have had the dash warning about low battery in the key. After a roundtrip drive to work (20 minutes each way), the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-06-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 537
Posted By Towelie
I'm not sure you can "deselect" in the sense of...

I'm not sure you can "deselect" in the sense of making the button un-assigned / empty, but to change the selection just go to the desired station press and hold the applicable memory button.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-21-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By Towelie
Are you certain the paint was "flawless" when you...

Are you certain the paint was "flawless" when you bought it? Assuming you purchased from a dealer, it wouldn't be uncommon for them to use a glaze type product with heavy fillers that conceal minor...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-18-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 880
Posted By Towelie
Another fan of DCC. The color is a perfect...

Another fan of DCC. The color is a perfect match. For deeper chips, I went with a blob approach, letting it dry for 1-2 hours before using the removal solution - this did a nice job of filling, but...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-09-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,376
Posted By Towelie
Could have also tried to use the long stick to...

Could have also tried to use the long stick to hit the trunk release button above the OBD II port (assuming the e92 has the same release as the e90, and the trunk wasn't locked via the glove-box...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-08-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 804
Posted By Towelie
You can also get a license plate mount that...

You can also get a license plate mount that screws into the tow hook. I have the standard one from http://www.usmillworks.com/ on another car (learning from the mistake of having my E90 bumper...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-30-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By Towelie
As noted above re manual, check the trunk lock...

As noted above re manual, check the trunk lock switch in glove compartment - upper left side.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-07-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,063
Posted By Towelie
Maintaining the appearance of a black car is a...

Maintaining the appearance of a black car is a second job.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-07-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 855
Posted By Towelie
Try an enzyme based product like Natures Miracle...

Try an enzyme based product like Natures Miracle (available at pet & big box stores) to deal with the underlying cause of the residual smell.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-13-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 885
Posted By Towelie
Did you try the sonax multiple times, using a...

Did you try the sonax multiple times, using a brush? Also, try a product like Iron-X (available on line) or a clay bar (available locally at many big box & auto parts stores). Muriatic acid is very...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-10-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By Towelie
I believe the 2008 335 was still pre-wired for...

I believe the 2008 335 was still pre-wired for sirius. As noted above, you will need to buy the separate sirius module (goes in the trunk under the floor in my e90, not certain about e93), and will...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-03-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,049
Posted By Towelie
Collinite 845 wax (technically sealant) or...

Collinite 845 wax (technically sealant) or Blackfire Wet Diamond. Prep work (wash, clay, polish) is more important than the last step product (wax / sealant).
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-04-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By Towelie
Can't tell for certain, but it appears that is...

Can't tell for certain, but it appears that is for a single chain, not a pair?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-03-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,057
Posted By Towelie
Another option is Collinite 845, available at a...

Another option is Collinite 845, available at a number of auto parts stores. Not the greatest looking finish, but it's fairly inexpensive and very long lasting, upwards of 4-6 months and often used...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-27-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,453
Posted By Towelie
If the problem is pretty much every fill up at...

If the problem is pretty much every fill up at different pumps, take it to the dealer. If it occurs intermittently or only at a particular pump, try rotating the nozzle 90 degrees.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-08-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,516
Posted By Towelie
Make sure the volume is turned way up on your...

Make sure the volume is turned way up on your iPhone / iPod. There is also a separate input level control for the aux input that can be found under the options on the radio head unit (sorry, can't...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-13-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By Towelie
Looks like the beginning of clear coat failure. ...

Looks like the beginning of clear coat failure. If so, I believe repaint is your only option.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-08-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,069
Posted By Towelie
I'm pretty sure it's normal as well, but haven't...

I'm pretty sure it's normal as well, but haven't put my rear shade down in a few years.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-06-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 986
Posted By Towelie
Do you also get a BMW Assist error? I had this...

Do you also get a BMW Assist error? I had this problem intermittently a few years back (all audio functions would randomly stop working, with an Assist error message showing up on the dash). Dealer...
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