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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-11-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,423
Posted By Jax5
Z4 noise, crunching from center console

Z4 2007 coupe
A couple of days ago my car started making a strange noise. If the noise had always existed I wouldn't worry, but it's 40k miles and 5 years old and just now started making this noise....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-24-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,325
Posted By Jax5
For regular over the counter folks, the BMW...

For regular over the counter folks, the BMW dealer in Jacksonville FL (Tom Bush) will charge you 100% over retail for parts. Yes you heard correct, if the MSRP is $10 they will charge you $20. That's...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-10-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,015
Posted By Jax5
Louder than normal engine noise still coming from...

Louder than normal engine noise still coming from driver side footwell & dash area.

Sounds almost like the door or window was left open, but the noise is coming from the driver side dash/footwell...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-09-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,015
Posted By Jax5
Z4 is there a driver side vent behind dash?

Z4 2007 40k miles

Day 1 relatively loud fan noise coming from behind/under/inside driver's side dash near headlight switch. I made sure the air conditioning and fan controls were off. Never...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-19-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,323
Posted By Jax5
Yes, they're follow-up is not great amongst other...

Yes, they're follow-up is not great amongst other hassles.

I had my interior oval rear view mirror replaced under warranty, but I had to hold the service advisors hand through the process.

My...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-19-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,323
Posted By Jax5
Where in Florida are you? In my experience, many...

Where in Florida are you? In my experience, many of the FL BMW dealerships do not have the most helpful service departments.

Exterior auto dimming, heated mirrors have two connections that...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-10-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 906
Posted By Jax5
Based on the location of the leak on the floor,...

Based on the location of the leak on the floor, the color of the fluid, and the age of your vehicle it matches my car's recent leak.

BMW repaired it under warranty and said it was the Mechatronic...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-01-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,275
Posted By Jax5
You could also leave your hood open and lock your...

You could also leave your hood open and lock your car. If you have an alarm it will go off; that is if your alarm is a complete install which includes a hood sensor.

If I recall correctly, non-M...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-17-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 834
Posted By Jax5
You're in NC? What dealer is giving you that...

You're in NC?
What dealer is giving you that quote?
Call around to get a competitive quote. You can even call out of state dealers. You don't have to show up at the dealer. Some will only require...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-12-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,398
Posted By Jax5
I still can't get the "show clock" setting to...

I still can't get the "show clock" setting to stick. Dealer tried too. Nobody seems to know how to set it so the stereo remembers the setting. Weird thing is the stereo remembers every other setting.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-09-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,398
Posted By Jax5
Does your car remember that you pushed the clock...

Does your car remember that you pushed the clock button on the radio after you turn the car off?
Or do you have to push the clock button on the radio each time you drive because the car/radio...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-08-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,398
Posted By Jax5
Thanks, can you or someone else please confirm if...

Thanks, can you or someone else please confirm if your Z4 retains this setting after the car has been turned off completely and then back on?

If I go to the dealer they'll play stupid and claim...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-08-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,398
Posted By Jax5
Z4 Clock Radio Display

How do I get the radio to display the clock permanently?

Here's what's happening:
I press the clock button on the radio. The time is displayed on the radio as long as the car stays on and there...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-08-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,217
Posted By Jax5
This may be too simple, hard to tell without a...

This may be too simple, hard to tell without a photo, but did you try using the tilt / telescope feature of the steering wheel? My steering wheel doesn't match up either, but that's because I tilt it...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-08-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,669
Posted By Jax5
Another tip: you can take the best quote with...

Another tip: you can take the best quote with shipping & tax from places like getbmwparts.com and some dealers (online parts departments for example) will then beat or at least match that price if...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-06-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,933
Posted By Jax5
2007 Z4 coupe (non-M) First they bleed the...

2007 Z4 coupe (non-M)

First they bleed the lifters - didn't solve problem
Then they did the valve replacements - didn't solve the clicking/ticking problem either
Finally they replaced the head...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-06-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,669
Posted By Jax5
The contact at Prestige that I dealt with several...

The contact at Prestige that I dealt with several times was Andrew Schulze .

I noticed that you have to know who to ask for or hope to get lucky because some people are willing to make deals and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-04-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,669
Posted By Jax5
Thumbs up Recommendations

BMW owners, where do you go for service, parts & other stuff like EVP?

Here are the hook-ups I've been able to find so far.

1.
Service/Repairs
Besides the BMW dealership option; we've got a...
Forum: General BMW 05-26-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 41,145
Posted By Jax5
.... that $ retail info is for Z4's, but I'm sure...

.... that $ retail info is for Z4's, but I'm sure the mark-up is similar on other models even if the retail price varies by model.
Forum: General BMW 05-13-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 41,145
Posted By Jax5
Thumbs up BMW Extended Warranty Deals - May 2011!

I have a BMW that's nearing the end of its 4 year new car warranty. The retail price for a BMW-backed extended warranty is rather expensive. Even invoice is rather high, but it's better than retail!...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-02-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 738
Posted By Jax5
Question Voice Control male / female selection

I've searched multiple forums and haven't found anything useful to this problem.

Z4 2007 Coupe ( E86 ) without Nav.

When I bought the car all voice commands were responded to by a female voice....
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