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Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 12-28-2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 874
Posted By ebloom
2014s apparently came with only 3 years of...

2014s apparently came with only 3 years of ConnectedDrive - this includes the real time traffic. It simply stops working at some point. My dealer took 4 days to figure this out - they checked...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-06-2016, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 603
Posted By ebloom
Finally got my login reset ... it shows traffic...

Finally got my login reset ... it shows traffic (RTTI) available, so it looks like it must have expired. If it was originally 3 years then I got about 45 extra days before they cut it off.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-05-2016, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 603
Posted By ebloom
My traffic info stopped working on November 24. ...

My traffic info stopped working on November 24. Worked fine on November 23. Dealer mentioned a server issue last week, but now says my Connected Drive expired back in October. (2014 335GT) Anyone...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-29-2016, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By ebloom
I've had this issue with a body shop that wasn't...

I've had this issue with a body shop that wasn't familiar with BMW -- they removed the bumper for repainting and reinstalled. Forgot, or didn't know to reconnect the sensors. That explains the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-21-2016, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By ebloom
If you haven't already, see...

If you haven't already, see http://www.mva.maryland.gov/. You will need to have your car inspected. All the inspection stations I'm aware of are also repair shops. So contact one in your area and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-27-2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,665
Posted By ebloom
My 335GT was upgraded in July or August (to solve...

My 335GT was upgraded in July or August (to solve a different issue) but then the bluetooth streaming stopped working. Phone calls were fine but couldn't play music. Upgraded my iPhone 6 to IOS 10...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 08-29-2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By ebloom
Sorry I can't be more help ... but long ago when...

Sorry I can't be more help ... but long ago when I had a US spec 320i I had to keep the accelerator partly pressed to keep the engine running for the first few minutes. Once warmed up it was fine. ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-18-2016, 05:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,798
Posted By ebloom
It's a great time to drive a plug-in vehicle. ...

It's a great time to drive a plug-in vehicle. 18.4 cents of each gallon of gas goes to the feds for highways, plus each state has their own additional tax. Driving a pure electric, you're not...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-08-2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By ebloom
Reasonable, probably not. But this happened to...

Reasonable, probably not. But this happened to one of the cars in our company fleet. Computer said brakes were due but a visual observation indicated otherwise. In hindsight we could have just...
Forum: General BMW Questions 12-10-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 763
Posted By ebloom
Check with your insurance company, cost on the M3...

Check with your insurance company, cost on the M3 could be a lot more.

Search these forums to see lots of advice for young drivers. Whatever you decide, please be responsible (to yourself and...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 12-10-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By ebloom
There must be a reason why this car isn't at a...

There must be a reason why this car isn't at a BMW dealer. Executive cars usually go to dealer-only auctions. Maybe not really an executive car? Or maybe had enough damage that a BMW dealer...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-10-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 40,524
Posted By ebloom
I'd like to get the updated maps for my wife's...

I'd like to get the updated maps for my wife's 2009 335i. She still has the originals. Is there a way to verify that the car has the other updates needed? Thanks!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-13-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,790
Posted By ebloom
I renewed for a year for $110. Just one phone...

I renewed for a year for $110. Just one phone call to cancel, he offered this deal, about half of "regular" price. I'm sure I could hold out for better, but this deal is OK for me, don't have to...
Forum: General BMW Questions 11-10-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,161
Posted By ebloom
Turning the brightness all the way up makes it...

Turning the brightness all the way up makes it good enough for me.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-06-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By ebloom
Mine complains in fog or sunlight glare (early...

Mine complains in fog or sunlight glare (early morning sunrise, sometimes also some moisture on the windshield.) Since its just a camera, makes sense.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-08-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,278
Posted By ebloom
Work with a good body shop - one that knows BMWs...

Work with a good body shop - one that knows BMWs and isn't on the insurance company's payroll. I've used Mark's in Baltimore several times. A good shop can advise you on certain parts - for example...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-04-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,218
Posted By ebloom
Interesting that this comes up again ... the E21...

Interesting that this comes up again ... the E21 320i was notorious for this problem. Almost all of these cars had this problem, worse on some cars for no apparent reason. As a previous owner I can...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-02-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,094
Posted By ebloom
I can confirm that it won't shift into park while...

I can confirm that it won't shift into park while moving. I pressed park accidentally one day (brain fart, confused by too many buttons) and the dash showed a warning about not being able to go into...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-02-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,039
Posted By ebloom
Interest rate less than zero ... the last car we...

Interest rate less than zero ... the last car we purchased for the company was a CPO 328. BMW FS promotion at the time was they make the first 2 payments. The total interest on the loan was less...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 07-23-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 939
Posted By ebloom
Not all 2004 M3s have bluetooth - my early 2004...

Not all 2004 M3s have bluetooth - my early 2004 doesn't. I think it was added mid-year.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-26-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,468
Posted By ebloom
Polarized sunglasses make the HUD very dim. I...

Polarized sunglasses make the HUD very dim. I can see it OK if the brightness is all the way up. Different glasses, different eyes, who knows. Maybe your dealer has something on the lot you can...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-06-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,786
Posted By ebloom
Polarized sunglasses - me too. I have one of my...

Polarized sunglasses - me too. I have one of my programmable buttons set to the HUD menu where I can change the brightness. With it all the way up its visible although still dim. And at night I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-19-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 755
Posted By ebloom
Sorry, just not into car alarms. Honestly don't...

Sorry, just not into car alarms. Honestly don't care if its there or not. This car was special ordered so I am familiar with the options (and hopefully most of the standard items.)

I'll try it...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-18-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 755
Posted By ebloom
Didn't realize that I have an alarm. Maybe...

Didn't realize that I have an alarm. Maybe something fell in the open sunroof and triggered it? I was only inside a few minutes, grabbed the mail then back outside. It wasn't making any noise. ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-18-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 755
Posted By ebloom
flashers on

2014 335GT
I parked at my office yesterday. I left the sunroof open as I was only going in for a few minutes. Locked the car as usual with comfort access.

When I came back outside, the 4-way...
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