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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-15-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1,251
Views: 98,922
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 - Current) 04-12-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1,251
Views: 98,922
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 - Current) 02-18-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
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 - Current) 02-16-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
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 - Current) 06-24-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,520
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 - Current) 05-10-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,359
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 - Current) 05-09-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 866
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 - Current) 05-03-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 286
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 - Current) 02-06-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 799
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 - Current) 01-05-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 796
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 - Current) 06-23-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,304
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 - Current) 11-12-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,594
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 - Current) 10-04-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,598
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 - Current) 09-22-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,382
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 - Current) 09-01-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 30,313
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 - Current) 06-04-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,796
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 - Current) 05-21-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,794
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 - Current) 05-01-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,661
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 - Current) 03-20-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,066
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 - Current) 03-15-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,398
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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