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Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 04-24-2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,960
Posted By 2wheels2four
Key-based memory has to be programmed with the...

Key-based memory has to be programmed with the key in the ignition, or "key receiver" slot in the dash. You program with the key inserted, get out, lock the car, and don't do anything with the second...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 04-13-2010, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,895
Posted By 2wheels2four
Ditto to comment posted by jparnes1. Can't see...

Ditto to comment posted by jparnes1. Can't see the radio display without lifting the glasses if polarized.
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 12-10-2009, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,795
Posted By 2wheels2four
Which is also used for TeleService request...

Which is also used for TeleService request communication between your car and your BMW Center, and for BMW Assist locating and communication functions.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2009, 01:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,820
Posted By 2wheels2four
I just finished reading a lengthy thread on a...

I just finished reading a lengthy thread on a Motorola user board, with Droid buyers driving Audi, BMW, and Acura complaining that the Droid will pair, but it won't sync the contacts. Apparently...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 11-13-2009, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,913
Posted By 2wheels2four
I agree on the sound of the car being a major...

I agree on the sound of the car being a major turn-on. When I first drove the 35i on launch weekend in May, I developed a serious romantic attraction to the sound. Not quite as thrilling as the M3,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-10-2009, 10:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,361
Posted By 2wheels2four
Be careful kids, the Droid hasn't been tested by...

Be careful kids, the Droid hasn't been tested by BMW yet, and if it screws up the TCU in the car that is a CUSTOMER PAY repair -- to the tune of $300-400. A phone book not syncing or the phone...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-10-2009, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By 2wheels2four
I haven't had any issues with my fuel pump either...

I haven't had any issues with my fuel pump either @ 23 mos/23K miles in my '08 335i. To the OPs question - without ordering BT/Assist, you're going to be wearing a headset to use the phone...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-05-2009, 03:42 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,515
Posted By 2wheels2four
I ordered comfort access on my 335i, and just...

I ordered comfort access on my 335i, and just took delivery of an '09 Z4 35i that was in dealer inventory, to replace the 335i at the end of its lease in December, and it doesn't have CA. I can tell...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-05-2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,515
Posted By 2wheels2four
Sounds like your key battery is low. Drive with...

Sounds like your key battery is low. Drive with the key in the key receiver (esp if you're going on a longer drive) to recharge it. The only time that my comfort access has become less responsive is...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 11-04-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,857
Posted By 2wheels2four
There was a change in the non-premium audio in...

There was a change in the non-premium audio in the Z4 from '09 to '10, from "BMW Professional" to BMW "Standard". I drove the 35i I bought with the non-premium system, and the dealership demo with...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 11-03-2009, 12:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 20,299
Posted By 2wheels2four
Wind Deflector Installation E89

Has anyone out there installed the BMW wind deflector in their E89 Z4? The wind deflector for the new Z doesn't appear to require the replacement of roll bar covers, and the mounts for the center...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 10-22-2009, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,182
Posted By 2wheels2four
NNRT is correct, IMO. The new Z4 is a terrific...

NNRT is correct, IMO. The new Z4 is a terrific move forward, but it comes at a price, and the jump from the prior Z4 was a bit tough for a lot of consumers to breach given the current economy. That...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-22-2009, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,158
Posted By 2wheels2four
Bill, you said this was a Certified Pre-Owned...

Bill, you said this was a Certified Pre-Owned car. There are some appearance standards involved for the dealership, and a sizeable chunk out of the paint isn't included. If they had a good dent...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-14-2009, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By 2wheels2four
If you had a non-compatible phone paired, it's...

If you had a non-compatible phone paired, it's possible that you nuked your bluetooth system. Some non-compatible phones can also knock out Telematics and/or real-time traffic info. BMW no longer...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-14-2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,680
Posted By 2wheels2four
IF you have a sports package, tire ins is a good...

IF you have a sports package, tire ins is a good investment. They've bought me 2 replacement RFTs in 18 mos (punctures), and I'm $200 ahead. That summer performace tire rubber compound is pretty...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-25-2009, 02:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,661
Posted By 2wheels2four
If you're considering switching to non-RFTs on...

If you're considering switching to non-RFTs on your car, if you're in a lease you will have to either put the RFTs back on (assuming they are still above minimum wear for lease-end requirements) or...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-25-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 609
Posted By 2wheels2four
Your car doors aren't going to wear out from...

Your car doors aren't going to wear out from opening and closing them. When manufacturers test components they hook them up to a machine for thousands and thousands of cycles. Close the doors with...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-04-2009, 01:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,567
Posted By 2wheels2four
With all the states in major budget crisis mode...

With all the states in major budget crisis mode (esp. CA) they're moving to revenue maximization strategies. In Portland, OR, the parking meter ticket-issuers now check cars for front plates as...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-04-2009, 01:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,594
Posted By 2wheels2four
Replies have covered the fact that the car can't...

Replies have covered the fact that the car can't be tracked if it's under certain types of cover, but the other aspect of it is that if a thief wants the car for parts rather than a joy ride, they...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-19-2008, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,555
Posted By 2wheels2four
OP, any buyer of a CPO BMW should get a copy of...

OP, any buyer of a CPO BMW should get a copy of the certification worksheet done by the technician, with EVERY category addressed. No CPO dealer should have one minute's concern over a buyer asking...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-19-2008, 04:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,978
Posted By 2wheels2four
Beginning in 2009, the PDC option on 3-series...

Beginning in 2009, the PDC option on 3-series cars will be FRONT & REAR, like the 5-series has been. (Finally.)
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-19-2008, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By 2wheels2four
One more bit of info to add that can be important...

One more bit of info to add that can be important -- the person assuming the lease from the original leasee has to be able to meet the same credit qualifications that BMWFS would normally apply. And...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-20-2008, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 993
Posted By 2wheels2four
Don't worry. Manual/Sport mode in the Steptronic...

Don't worry. Manual/Sport mode in the Steptronic trans is programmed so that if you give it a command to downshift at a speed which would cause the engine to over-rev, it will ignore the shift.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-20-2008, 02:33 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 7,530
Posted By 2wheels2four
Drive an Audi A4 and a 335i on a tight...

Drive an Audi A4 and a 335i on a tight closed-circuit course and you'll soon wish you had a nose-halter to get the Audi around the corners. The nose-heavy Audi pushes in corners like a "sturdy gal"...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-04-2008, 02:52 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,381
Posted By 2wheels2four
Most BMW Centers are NOT readily test-driving...

Most BMW Centers are NOT readily test-driving M3s, other than to customers awaiting one on order. Trust me when I say that you will not in any case be allowed to demo that car, which at that point...
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