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Forum: General BMW 12-03-2012, 04:36 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By lcadena
Question Anybody used www.bmwgm5.com to get their key repaired?

The remote open/close for the diamond key for my wife's X-3 stopped working a couple of weeks ago (my key still works fine). In looking for a solution here and on some other boards, I stumbled on...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-12-2012, 04:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By lcadena
Thanks for the tips and replies, everyone. ...

Thanks for the tips and replies, everyone. Yesterday evening after work the screen came back on all by itself when I turned the car on to drive home from work. Not sure what the cause was, but I'll...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-10-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By lcadena
Angry Help-Nav screen has gone dark!

Yesterday I turned on my seven-month-old 528xi F10 after leaving the movie theater and, lo and behold, the nav/infotainment screen did not come on at all. The radio and iPod play just fine, and I...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-12-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,550
Posted By lcadena
To get back on topic, I just looked at the manual...

To get back on topic, I just looked at the manual for my new 528xi and saw that, to mo surprise, BMW now recommends 91 octane gas but says that 89 octane gas can be used without a problem. It does...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-12-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,561
Posted By lcadena
I would say no. Save your money and buy several...

I would say no. Save your money and buy several bottles of Rain X instead. The product reportedly wears off and has to be reapplied every 3 or 4 months. Check out the below review:
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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-28-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,117
Posted By lcadena
Thanks, guys. I'll hit the button and complete...

Thanks, guys. I'll hit the button and complete the set-up.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-27-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,117
Posted By lcadena
Question BMW Assist--does dealer do setup on delivery?

I took (re)delivery of my ED 528xi in mid December and only just now realized that at the time all that the dealer did was hand me the key, install the license plates, and wave good-bye. Was there...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-20-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,366
Posted By lcadena
I'm 35. I drove a 3 series for the past ten...

I'm 35. I drove a 3 series for the past ten years, then decided to move up to the 5 series for the room and added luxury (can you say ventilated seats?!) a few months ago.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-20-2011, 04:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,335
Posted By lcadena
Thanks guys, I think I'll go for the stainless...

Thanks guys, I think I'll go for the stainless steel screws. I'll just take one off of the plate and go to Home Depot to match it.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-20-2011, 03:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,677
Posted By lcadena
As TJPark01 said, the way I understand it is that...

As TJPark01 said, the way I understand it is that you can't install the film over the sealer because the film will not adhere properly. My installer did the film first, then sealed the car with...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-18-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,677
Posted By lcadena
I got it done by Raja Haque, who is located in...

I got it done by Raja Haque, who is located in Herndon. He does high-end detailing and installs paint protection film. You can reach him at paintprotectionfilmtek ( at ) gmail ( dot ) com. I did a...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-17-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,335
Posted By lcadena
Question Advice on screws to use for license plates?

I just got my 528xi last week, and, while it's new, I want to change out the license plate screws for ones that will not rust. On my old 3 series, the ones that came with the car rusted badly--so...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-17-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,528
Posted By lcadena
I'm another fan of the ZLS package. The seats...

I'm another fan of the ZLS package. The seats are great. I got the package primarily for the ventilated seat function, but I'm really liking the endless adjustment possibilities, rear climate zone,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-17-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,677
Posted By lcadena
I got the Ventureshield film installed on my new...

I got the Ventureshield film installed on my new 528xi (which I got just a week ago) and I am quite happy with it. The film covers the front third of the hood and side panels, all of the bumper, the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-04-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,042
Posted By lcadena
Does anyone know if the BMW rear seat...

Does anyone know if the BMW rear seat cover/protector has openings for child seat latch anchors? I can't tell from the picture, and the BMW site doesn't say. If it doesn't does anyone know of any...
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