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Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) Yesterday, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By MBrown1003
AFAIK, yes. The car is going in for service in a...

AFAIK, yes. The car is going in for service in a couple of weeks -- maybe I'll have them recheck it.
Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 10-19-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By MBrown1003
Launch control - what am I doing wrong?

I tried using launch control last night, and I can't get it to work. My car has about 6,700 miles on it (so, well past break-in period) and I'd driven about 60 miles at highway speeds, so it was...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-16-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 216
Posted By MBrown1003
Question Managing profiles

In my car, I have one of my keys set for everything I like (climate control, preset buttons, driving modes, seat position, etc.). It also includes my partner's preferences for the passenger seat &...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-01-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 267
Posted By MBrown1003
iDrive display differences 2011 vs. 2014

There are two things I really liked on my 2011 F10 that don't seem to be there on my 2014:

1. No indication of current playlist on iPod
On the 2011, when listing the playlists on the device, the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-17-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 949
Posted By MBrown1003
Can it be coded?

Can it be coded?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-16-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 949
Posted By MBrown1003
Does it provide WiFi so other devices can use the...

Does it provide WiFi so other devices can use the connection?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-09-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By MBrown1003
In my 2011 550i, it was 30 destinations, and I'd...

In my 2011 550i, it was 30 destinations, and I'd assume yours is the same.

I wouldn't pay for a nav system update. If there were a website that listed the addenda and updates, I'd consider it,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-20-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 836
Posted By MBrown1003
Pretty sure they waive the disposition fee and...

Pretty sure they waive the disposition fee and you can skip the security deposit if you're a returning customer. I've been with BMW Financial Services for close to 20 years, and all of the lease...
Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 08-19-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 575
Posted By MBrown1003
It took me some practice to trigger the trunk...

It took me some practice to trigger the trunk sensor. What I found that works best for me (most of the time, but still not perfect) is...

* location is just inboard of the exhaust outlets on the...
Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 08-09-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 710
Posted By MBrown1003
Side gills: Chrome, matte, or shiny black?

I'm thinking of swapping out the side gills on my car. To my eyes, the chrome outline on the standard one is garish -- jarring! -- on the side of my Singapore Grey car. But I'm not sure whether to go...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-08-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,152
Posted By MBrown1003
I got the same warning about all-caps, but she...

I got the same warning about all-caps, but she didn't make it clear that it applied to *both* the username and the password.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-08-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,152
Posted By MBrown1003
I activated mine last night and it worked....

I activated mine last night and it worked. (Android phone + 2014 M5) I was able to sound the horn, flash the lights, and set a ventilation time.

One thing that's not obvious -- username and...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-04-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2,452
Views: 214,354
Posted By MBrown1003
Well, that F10 550i has come and gone. The...

Well, that F10 550i has come and gone. The European Delivery was amazing -- being treated like a rockstar for a day at Die Welt, setting the cruise control at 130 MPH to get to Nürburg, two laps on...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-31-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 783
Posted By MBrown1003
Totally agreed about RWD + winter tires being a...

Totally agreed about RWD + winter tires being a great setup here in New England. Having had that setup on a long line of Bimmers (see signature), I can attest to how well RWD works in foul weather....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-30-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By MBrown1003
Fixed. I slid a narrow screwdriver in from the...

Fixed. I slid a narrow screwdriver in from the outside edge and was able to relieve the tension on the latch. PITA. Note to self -- only flat stuff in the future!!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-30-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By MBrown1003
Help! Driver glove box jammed

I put a few extra items into my driver's side glove box and now it's jammed -- won't open.

Any suggestions for how to open it without damaging it??
Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 07-30-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 10,402
Posted By MBrown1003
I'm in Massachusetts. Insurance on my M5 will be...

I'm in Massachusetts. Insurance on my M5 will be about $2k, $335 more than my 2011 550i, but including surcharges for a fender-bender earlier this year.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-29-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,078
Posted By MBrown1003
I'm fairly certain the 2011 does *not* have the...

I'm fairly certain the 2011 does *not* have the kick function. I know mine doesn't. Pretty sure that was a MY 2012 feature.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-29-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,078
Posted By MBrown1003
I had a 535d (surprisingly nice car!) loaner that...

I had a 535d (surprisingly nice car!) loaner that had it, and after a couple of "test kicks", I got the knack and could activate it pretty reliably. Tried the same thing when I test drove the M5, and...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-28-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 821
Posted By MBrown1003
I've used Dunlop and Continental winter tires on...

I've used Dunlop and Continental winter tires on all my RWD Bimmers for the last 15 years or so. Except for the 335i, they were all V8s, RWD (not xDrive). I've been happy with all of them (except for...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-28-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 821
Posted By MBrown1003
Plan on winter tires anyway. Note, I wrote...

Plan on winter tires anyway. Note, I wrote "winter" tires, not "snow" tires.

The rubber compound on summer tires doesn't cope with cold temperatures at all well. So even if the road is dry,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-27-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 482
Posted By MBrown1003
It's VERY dependent on the lighting. My favorite...

It's VERY dependent on the lighting. My favorite is in the late afternoon. If you look at it from the right direction, the part closest to you is blue, the part furthest away is black, and you can't...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-26-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,875
Posted By MBrown1003
What kind of fuel do you use? I had a...

What kind of fuel do you use?

I had a couple of similar situations -- loud bang, and then something like 250 HP evaporates.

The first time, the dealer replaced a coil and two plugs (I think)....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-25-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,617
Posted By MBrown1003
Similar story here -- my 2007 335i had adaptive...

Similar story here -- my 2007 335i had adaptive steering, and I haven't had it in the three cars I've had since then. ('08 M3, '11 550i, and -- next week -- '14 M5) Actually, I don't think it's even...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-25-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By MBrown1003
I drive a 550i with a six-speed manual. My car...

I drive a 550i with a six-speed manual. My car has averaged 17.1 MPG during its 41,000 mile life so far.

I think our cars' fuel economy may be very much a function of speed.

One vacation, I...
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