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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-02-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By SonomaDriver
Conversion of the files is possible with Windows...

Conversion of the files is possible with Windows or OSX.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-30-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By SonomaDriver
LMAO maybe he has bunions! I will likely be...

LMAO maybe he has bunions! I will likely be running all weather mats year round given I tend to wear through the carpeted mats pretty fast.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-30-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 506
Views: 20,700
Posted By SonomaDriver
I've tried to be a good boy and have used the...

I've tried to be a good boy and have used the EcoDrive a few times but the more I drive the car, the more I say **ck it! The Sport mode is on, the shifter is moved to sport mode and soon thereafter,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-30-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By SonomaDriver
Ard is a longtime member of these forums and a...

Ard is a longtime member of these forums and a famous "take no prisoners" curmudgeon lol. I've re-installed the BMW Connected app and shall sit in my garage and navigate through it plugged into USB....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-30-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 830
Posted By SonomaDriver
I think you should have an electronic dipstick...

I think you should have an electronic dipstick within the iDrive system. Should be under vehicle info IIRC.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-30-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By SonomaDriver
The USB plug (at least for my 6 plus) doesn't...

The USB plug (at least for my 6 plus) doesn't charge fast and sometimes not at all depending on the active apps. It maintains the current charge. It's likely a 1.0 amp charge at best vs 2.0 amp you...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-30-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 506
Views: 20,700
Posted By SonomaDriver
There's no doubt the 435i with its N55 engine is...

There's no doubt the 435i with its N55 engine is going to outperform the 428i with the N20 engine. Hell it should given the two extra cylinders and the higher price tag. What caught my attention...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-29-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By SonomaDriver
There are BMW apps you can download that can get...

There are BMW apps you can download that can get you started if you want to go that route. I think the App is called BMW Connected - at least in the Apple store.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-29-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By SonomaDriver
Congrats! The N20 engine is plenty powerful...

Congrats! The N20 engine is plenty powerful enough to have fun on your daily commute while saying with a straight face that you indeed care about the environment so chose a 4 cylinder lol.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-29-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By SonomaDriver
I used the BMW connected app the first couple of...

I used the BMW connected app the first couple of days after getting the car, the app splashes the logos of Spotify and BMW on the iPhone screen and stays there. Although this could be user error, it...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-28-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By SonomaDriver
USB v Bluetooth Audio Issues

Hey folks!

I tried the search function and didn't see this issue addressed so thought I'd toss this out there:

I've streamed both Spotify and Tidal and have had issues with the iDrive display...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-24-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 18,263
Posted By SonomaDriver
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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-24-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 18,263
Posted By SonomaDriver
Late 40's Lawyer 3d BMW (see sig) and this is...

Late 40's
Lawyer
3d BMW (see sig) and this is my first BMW I'm leasing. Decided the lease route given I'm a sucker for new tech. No cap reduction, did seven security deposits, drove off paying...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-23-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,717
Posted By SonomaDriver
I just finished doing a ton of research on the 4...

I just finished doing a ton of research on the 4 series (ok I got sucked in while researching buying a used 335i convertible). The available equipment is identical including packages. I couldn't...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-23-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,079
Posted By SonomaDriver
I just switched from an X5 35d to a 428i...

I just switched from an X5 35d to a 428i convertible with MSport. I'm really happy with the handling and pleasantly surprised at the 2.0L engine's performance. As its my first convertible, I'm...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-20-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By SonomaDriver
Depends on the traffic pattern. Funny thing is...

Depends on the traffic pattern. Funny thing is now that I have a convertible, I never feel like I'm in a hurry so the Eco Pro doesn't bother me. Given I live in California, I'm sure our state...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-20-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,001
Posted By SonomaDriver
I'm pretty certain the first major difference...

I'm pretty certain the first major difference between the '12 or '13 models and the '15 model is it is now a 2.0 litre turbo four. After test driving both the 428i and 435i convertibles, I went with...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-20-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By SonomaDriver
I'll admit I'm only on day two of my 428i CV but...

I'll admit I'm only on day two of my 428i CV but agree with John that the engine revs are kept lower at this setting. I had planned on NEVER using it but in traffic its fine since no one is going...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-20-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By SonomaDriver
The Orbits don't seem to be available on the...

The Orbits don't seem to be available on the coupe or convertible in the U.S. Perhaps you could have it ordered and don't post delivery but that would seem to be an expensive proposition unless you...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-18-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 539
Posted By SonomaDriver
I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on a...

I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on a replacement for my X5 35d. I've test driven both the 428i and 435i and was surprised at the power the 428i had when I selected the Sports Plus option. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-29-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 19,483
Posted By SonomaDriver
Hey Nate: No joy on locking or unlocking on my...

Hey Nate: No joy on locking or unlocking on my 2011 x5d. Location svc worked. No other services avail.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-29-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 19,483
Posted By SonomaDriver
The current app (using a 2011 x5) is utterly...

The current app (using a 2011 x5) is utterly useless. If your app will work on a 2011 X5d that doesn't have the BMW Apps option, count me in to help test.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-29-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By SonomaDriver
No of course I didn't do that stuff in 20 mins...

No of course I didn't do that stuff in 20 mins lol :rofl:

I assumed the coronas he was referring to were the angel eyes which I replaced with the LUX product.

If someone for some reason wants...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-29-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,675
Posted By SonomaDriver
I love my X5d. As for the nav, any of the map...

I love my X5d. As for the nav, any of the map programs available on an IPhone or Android phone blow it away. Its the nature of technology and BMW isn't alone in having a NAV system that is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-29-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By SonomaDriver
I ordered them online and did the swap myself. ...

I ordered them online and did the swap myself. Took all of 20 mins and only took that long given my hands were big for that tight fit. http://luxangeleyes.com/
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