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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 04-03-2016, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By Mike550i
The part is an Expanding Rivet. BMW Part Number...

The part is an Expanding Rivet. BMW Part Number 07 14 9 193 301
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-11-2016, 04:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,572
Posted By Mike550i
My BMW 550i was 4 years olds in Dec 2015, so I...

My BMW 550i was 4 years olds in Dec 2015, so I signed up for another year of BMW Assist for $199. At that time the website offered no clue that this service was being discontinued. After reading the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 09-21-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,878
Posted By Mike550i
I can't help with the discussion of the car's...

I can't help with the discussion of the car's problem, but I do have first hand experience with getting a dead BMW onto a flat bed. In my 2009 5 series (since disposed of) I hit a chunk of concrete...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 07-02-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 821
Posted By Mike550i
I'll give it a try. Set both driver and passenger...

I'll give it a try. Set both driver and passenger to "Auto". Set the temp for the driver and passenger to 69F. Finally set the fan intensity by pressing the "Big Fan/Small Fan" horizontal toggle for...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 04-15-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 184,694
Posted By Mike550i
I've made a Decision-Maybe!

Thanks to all who responded to my N63 post. Since I own the vehicle and the warranty runs until Dec 2015, I'm going to leave it for a while. Knowing it may happen anytime is one thing but as ScottF10...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 04-12-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 184,694
Posted By Mike550i
Do I get my car checked or not?

After seeing all the posts about the N63 V8 engine I have a dilemma. My 2012 550i has shown none of the problems I have read about here, it has just run great so far. It has only 23K miles on the ODO...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-18-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By Mike550i
It's official name is Bootlid/Tailgate...

It's official name is Bootlid/Tailgate Pushbutton. For my car the part # is 51247368753. If you have a rear camera the lens assembly is snapped into it also. Search realOEM.com for your model and you...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-16-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By Mike550i
I had the same problem with my 2012 550i,. A new...

I had the same problem with my 2012 550i,. A new trunk lid switch fixed it completely. The only hang-up was I had to wait 3 weeks for the part to arrive.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 06-24-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,422
Posted By Mike550i
Invisible Glass

Try Stoner's Invisible Glass available at Walmart. I've found this gets grease and road grime off better than any other. You will have to go over the windshield two or three times at first, but once...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 05-10-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,926
Posted By Mike550i
I stick an Avery 1/4" Permanent Red Dot (Avery...

I stick an Avery 1/4" Permanent Red Dot (Avery 05790) on my wife's key. They don't come off without you really try.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 05-09-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,089
Posted By Mike550i
To chip in my 10 cents worth, if a tread depth...

To chip in my 10 cents worth, if a tread depth gauge shows tires are wearing in the center, drop the pressure a pound or so, alternatively if the outsides are wearing more, increase the pressure. The...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 05-03-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By Mike550i
First thing to check is whether you locked and...

First thing to check is whether you locked and unlocked car with the same remote key. Most settings like radio, A/C, drivers seat and external mirrors are key dependent, so you can customize for each...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-06-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,566
Posted By Mike550i
Problem with BMW USA Site

In Internet Explorer 11, click the "Tools" icon, then select "Compatibility View Settings". Add www.bmwusa.com to the list and try again. I could not get the site to operate properly on my one-year...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-05-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,157
Posted By Mike550i
Also after all the settings are made for each...

Also after all the settings are made for each remote, don't forget to backup the settings for each driver to a USB stick, using the USB port in the glove compartment. Explained in the manual.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 06-23-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,741
Posted By Mike550i
My solution to a flat in the boonies on a Sunday...

My solution to a flat in the boonies on a Sunday was to buy a compact spare wheel from Bimmerzone, a BMW Jack Kit AND a 12v Air Compressor Kit with fix-a-flat. It takes less trunk space that I first...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-12-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,003
Posted By Mike550i
I had LoJack fitted when I bought my car. Their...

I had LoJack fitted when I bought my car. Their theft instructions are similar to BMW Assist in that you always have to report the vehicle theft to the police first. With LoJack if you tell the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 10-04-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,827
Posted By Mike550i
To get the steering wheel to tilt up before...

To get the steering wheel to tilt up before exiting, the start/stop button has to be pressed again after shutdown. So after setting transmission in park, press start/stop button to shut off engine,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 09-22-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,569
Posted By Mike550i
False Crash Detection Signals

I am occassionally getting a false crash warning audible and visual signal together with some braking action in my 2012 550i with Active Cruise and the Crash Warning button set.
It only occurs when...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 09-01-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 40,107
Posted By Mike550i
No problem with 2012 BMW 550i

Reading this thread gives me goose bumps!. I've had my 2012 550i for 8 months and it takes off instantly and like a rocket if you press hard with no trace of any delay.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 06-04-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,181
Posted By Mike550i
The BMW Navigation works fine for me also. My...

The BMW Navigation works fine for me also. My guess is most of the stupid routing is due to not using a split screen and then selecting "Route Preference". With this feature you can pick the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 05-21-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,486
Posted By Mike550i
Blair's Texas Tint. I have had 3 BMW's tinted by...

Blair's Texas Tint. I have had 3 BMW's tinted by Blair Thompson. He does fabulous work and is a real nice guy. He's also recommended by Jerry Reynolds the CARPRO on WPAB820 radio in DFW. His website...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 05-01-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,346
Posted By Mike550i
For the seats/mirrors and steering wheel...

For the seats/mirrors and steering wheel positions to be linked to each key fob when the car is locked, first go into the iDrive and select SETTINGS->DOOR LOCKS and make sure LAST SEAT POSITION AUTO...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-20-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,083
Posted By Mike550i
My gaps are 4mm (5/32") within 0.5mm all around...

My gaps are 4mm (5/32") within 0.5mm all around the hood.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-15-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,726
Posted By Mike550i
The 2012 BMW 550i does not have Start/Stop.

The 2012 BMW 550i does not have Start/Stop.
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