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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-19-2008, 10:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,099
Posted By M3Mad
The weird thing in this case is that my E46 323i,...

The weird thing in this case is that my E46 323i, 330Ci, and M3 all permitted the sunroof to close until a door was opened. In fact, if you ever watched the instructional video that came with early...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-18-2008, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,275
Posted By M3Mad
I wasn't there, so I don't really know, but maybe...

I wasn't there, so I don't really know, but maybe he just wanted to get past. I can't imagine someone in an SUV really believing he or she could out accelerate a car of any "repute," much less a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-18-2008, 05:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,099
Posted By M3Mad
My 2006 330i does not allow me to close the...

My 2006 330i does not allow me to close the sunroof once the engine is switched off, either. Last time I asked, which was admittedly about a year ago, I was told that there was no way to change that...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-24-2007, 12:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,244
Posted By M3Mad
This has happened to my car, although in my case...

This has happened to my car, although in my case the driver's door is the one that would not unlock from the inside of the car. It is caused by a faulty door lock / actuator, in my case attributed...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-15-2007, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,305
Posted By M3Mad
Quite normal - BMW steering-wheels are generally...

Quite normal - BMW steering-wheels are generally heavier than most other manufacturers. The same is true of some other brands, such as Porsche.



Okay - it should require more effort than a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-23-2007, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,088
Posted By M3Mad
My 330i - also manual - gets around 19mpg in...

My 330i - also manual - gets around 19mpg in stop-go traffic in most cities. That drops to about 14.5mpg when the air-conditioner is on. On the freeway, though, it averages closer to 30mpg, on...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-02-2007, 01:03 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 14,637
Posted By M3Mad
I haven't experienced most of the problems that...

I haven't experienced most of the problems that others have mentioned. I generally very much like the way that my car and other BMWs operate. However, there are some things about the E90 that I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-21-2007, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 979
Posted By M3Mad
It could be a problem with an emissions sensor. ...

It could be a problem with an emissions sensor. If the sensor reports an unusually high proportion of certain compounds, the engine management system has the option of cutting fuel delivery, which...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-09-2007, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,123
Posted By M3Mad
I suspect that this phenomenon is caused by the...

I suspect that this phenomenon is caused by the fact that both exhaust pipes are not always active at the same time. In the 335i, at lower revolutions, only the left tail-pipe is active. At higher...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-18-2007, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By M3Mad
A few people on this board, including myself,...

A few people on this board, including myself, noted that the shift lever on manual transmission cars shook at idle when the cars were new, although admittedly not to the degree that the shift-pattern...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-16-2007, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,969
Posted By M3Mad
Maybe don't go running over there just yet, but...

Maybe don't go running over there just yet, but if it happens once more, I would. In my experience, problems like this rarely go away by themselves. Instead, over time they increase in frequency. ...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 05-08-2007, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 437
Posted By M3Mad
Anyone successfully pair Nokia N75?

Has anyone tested this phone for compatibility with BMW's Bluetooth system?

Thanks in advance.:thumbup:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-03-2007, 03:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,706
Posted By M3Mad
Explain This! - Update

I picked up the car today. The cause of all this was a fault with the... steering column! The fix:

[] Replaced Switch in Steering Column (SZL, Part No: 61-31-6-965-290)
[] Reprogrammed all DSC,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-28-2007, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,706
Posted By M3Mad
Explain This!

So the other night I was driving along in my 330i sedan when the following happened:

1. Xenon-headlights started flickering. The flickering lasted about three seconds.
2. iDrive screen...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-08-2007, 03:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,773
Posted By M3Mad
I am posting this here rather than sending you a...

I am posting this here rather than sending you a Private Message because I think that this information potentially would help a lot of people in similar situations, but to do that I have to say this:...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-08-2007, 01:06 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,773
Posted By M3Mad
I realize that you describe this as only a...

I realize that you describe this as only a "slight rub" but exactly why would you pay $500 for nothing? Another poster described this as the price one has to pay for getting a car early, but quite...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-26-2007, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 622
Posted By M3Mad
I too have a 330i with the sport-seats. I...

I too have a 330i with the sport-seats. I haven't experienced the marble rolling around noise myself, but I have noticed that when the car comes to a relatively abrupt stop, there is a noise...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-16-2007, 11:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 647
Posted By M3Mad
In my experience, BMW dealers aren't likely to...

In my experience, BMW dealers aren't likely to try anything shady in terms of numbers - they are quite upfront about draining you of every last penny that you might possibly have! What this means is...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-26-2006, 01:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,352
Posted By M3Mad
The rule is current practice in the used car...

The rule is current practice in the used car industry. By way of example, here are some numbers from the NADA website for a 2006 330i:

Navigation System: +950 (Cost when new $2000)
Sport...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-24-2006, 05:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,352
Posted By M3Mad
Vehicle options do affect resale value. The...

Vehicle options do affect resale value. The general rule is that an option that is not removable will add approximately 50% of the price of the option to the resale value of your car. For example,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-20-2006, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,605
Posted By M3Mad
Reboot Bluetooth

You have at least two options to "reboot" your car's bluetooth system:

(1) Reboot the entire iDrive system - Hold down the power, CD eject, and DVD eject button simultaneously for a couple of...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-19-2006, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By M3Mad
How Many Phones Can Be Paired Via Bluetooth?

You can pair up to 4 phones with your car via bluetooth. However, only one phone line can be active at any given time. The car will only connect with whichever phone it detects first.

Tip: If...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-16-2006, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 733
Posted By M3Mad
I don't have active steering on my 3-series. ...

I don't have active steering on my 3-series. However, I have experienced active steering on the 5- and 6-series. The only reason for not getting active steering, besides saving the $2k, is steering...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-07-2006, 12:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,137
Posted By M3Mad
I'm not sure whether by "a good dealer" you mean...

I'm not sure whether by "a good dealer" you mean that you are looking for good sales people or quality facilities. If you are looking for good sales people, I would follow the advice below. Every...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-23-2006, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,215
Posted By M3Mad
Thank goodness! For the longest time, I have...

Thank goodness! For the longest time, I have been searching for a convenient solution for those times when I need to reach for a submachine gun. When they screw up my order at the drive-through,...
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