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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-13-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By alandf
Dealer re-programmed by holding the button....

Dealer re-programmed by holding the button. Asked, why it didn't work when I did it myself, I got the answer that you have to do it two or three times for it to 'take'.
Could have saved the trip and...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-13-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By alandf
Thanks I did the reset procedure,it worked...

Thanks
I did the reset procedure,it worked once. Then, the window didn't work at all. I'm taking it to the dealer today.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-12-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By alandf
Question Roof window tilt-Question=advice neede

My roof window slides open and closed, but I lost the tilt function. Is this something simple or do I have to kill a day at the dealer?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-06-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By alandf
Totally agree. If you disconnect the battery...

Totally agree.
If you disconnect the battery you will have to have the battery charging module reprogrammed for $$$ .

I wanted to install a 'kill' switch for the times I leave the vehicle unused...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-05-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,910
Posted By alandf
THIS THREAD IS NOT A HOAX!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a...

THIS THREAD IS NOT A HOAX!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have a look at the photos I posted.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-04-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,910
Posted By alandf
Photos from OP

So this is what I have to do with my Luxury car! BMW engineers should be ashamed.

Does BMW Corporate ever see or respond to any of these threads?

Click on thumbnail for bigger view
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-02-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,910
Posted By alandf
From the original poster

You have to admit that it is LUDICROUS that a $65K + vehicle needs to be plugged in every night. I was told by my SA that I have an unacceptable driving profile. He should have added that I need to...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-02-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,910
Posted By alandf
Am I to infer that 2013 BMW's sold in Canada come...

Am I to infer that 2013 BMW's sold in Canada come stock with a battery charger? If this is the fact ,than it is like an admission of an inherent flaw by BMW!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-01-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,910
Posted By alandf
Outside the Box Idea for Battery Issues

The fact that the alternator only charges our batteries up to 80% and then shuts off, with the remaining 20% of charge being done by regenerative braking, generally keeps the battery undercharged.
...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-01-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,108
Posted By alandf
I would opt for the 535. I had a 2008 and 2011...

I would opt for the 535. I had a 2008 and 2011 528's ,both were six cylinder non turbo engines and very smooth. When my 2011 was totaled ( another story ) I went to replace it and found that you...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-08-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,203
Posted By alandf
Fine, I'll be the guy who brings up fuel pump...

Fine, I'll be the guy who brings up fuel pump cooling. The pump does need fuel in and around it to not overheat and fail.
Also, why take a chance on clogging injectors or fuel filters ?
These...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-02-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 222,251
Posted By alandf
Thumbs down Every letter and e-mail that I have written to...

Every letter and e-mail that I have written to BMW,whether about battery or tire issues have gotten the same response --NONE!!!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-01-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 222,251
Posted By alandf
Is there an official corporate response from...

Is there an official corporate response from BMW?. They must know of these issues with RFT's. Is it possible they are just so elitist that they do not care about the purchasers?

Anyway, when my...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-29-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,152
Posted By alandf
+1

+1
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-28-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,152
Posted By alandf
My dealer recoded for me so that it stays at the...

My dealer recoded for me so that it stays at the last used setting-obviously OFF!!
Now if I could only get the orange light off I'd be even happier.
A really stupid feature.
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 03-27-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By alandf
Many thanks for the information,especially the...

Many thanks for the information,especially the pdf of the manual.I was looking for a more convenient or permanent method rather than having to open the hood and using the alligator clips....
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 03-24-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By alandf
A different battery charger question

I have the BMW charger that was made for them by Deltran. It is the one for AGM batteries.
There is conflicting information about connecting it right to the battery in the trunk as opposed to the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-24-2013, 12:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,673
Posted By alandf
Do it your self with clay, then Zaino

Do it your self with clay, then Zaino
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-21-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 222,251
Posted By alandf
Just give in and get the 18's. Who really wants...

Just give in and get the 18's.
Who really wants to spend there day(s) in the dealership waiting area?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-20-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 222,251
Posted By alandf
I had Bridgestones on my 2011 - They made a...

I had Bridgestones on my 2011 - They made a racket -just awful. No bubbles but I did have two failures from internal belt failures and another tire that could not be balanced.
My 2012 535 has...
Forum: BMW News Articles and Announcements 03-15-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,466
Posted By alandf
BTW: Previous BMW's were purchased and serviced...

BTW: Previous BMW's were purchased and serviced at West German BMW in Fort Washington, PA. Their service department was responsive and excellent. this included the service writers,lead mechanic and...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-15-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 222,251
Posted By alandf
Another piece of information. My 2008 528i...

Another piece of information.
My 2008 528i had non-rft Michelin Pilots. The car had less road noise and the handling was much better than my 2012 535ix.Also, the 2008 was non-sport and it would...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-15-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 222,251
Posted By alandf
I'm not wussy but..... After having awful tire...

I'm not wussy but.....
After having awful tire issues on my 2011 528i (which was totaled) when I purchased my 2012 535ix I made sure to get 18's. True, I gave up some handling and style but with...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 03-13-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By alandf
If it is only for occasional use and not a shop,...

If it is only for occasional use and not a shop, do Harbor freight .
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 03-13-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 375
Posted By alandf
Question Advice needed: Battery cut out switch

So I only drive my 535 on weekends and vacations. Also, in the winter I use a second car. That said, it is a pain to connect a float charger every other week, especially without a garage.
I have a...
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