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E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008)
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:50 PM
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Z4 question and Tires

Had a Z3 a few years ago and after running a 96 328i I decided to go back to a Z4. Found a great 2005 with 48K on it and its absolutley great. Has anyone come up with a closer cup holder solution? The dash mounted cup holders are not very good.

Also having trouble pairing my iphone with the blue tooth in the Z4, any solutions out there?

Decide to change up the tires to the original brand and size. I took off brand new Hancook Ventus. I have 2-225/40Z R18 and 2-255/35Z R18's. First buyer at $200.00 plus shipping can have them. If you need pictures just holler....
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:46 AM
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1. - Cup Holder - http://www.ultimatecupholders.com/index.html

2. Pairing Phone - Do you have Nav? - Do Search here and in Zpost, both topics have been covered.

3. Why did you take off a good set of tires to go back with run flats?

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Old 10-16-2012, 03:31 PM
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Tires

Thanks for the cup holder info. No nav just phone other tires just didn't seem right. 100% better on new ones
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:20 PM
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Sync Phone

Did you get your phone sync'd? If not let me know and I'll shot you a pdf of my instructions.
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:28 AM
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pairing

The instructions don't seenm to work that are in the manual. If you could give me your instructions that would be outstanding:
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Old 10-18-2012, 04:59 PM
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Bluetooth Security Code

You will need the bluetooth pairing code (Passkey as BMW calls it) that was assigned to your car. I purchased the Z4 used but it came with a complete document set so that security code was in the owners manual package. Here are some directions from Bimmerfest that may help. Thought they were printed but then everything in online so why kill more trees.

If you don't have that number try mine: 5459. It looks like the code number may be assigned to the VIN for the car, I would bet BMW has it. So far BMW has been very helpful with every question I ever asked, these guys have an excellent records.

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http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...ring+bluetooth
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...etooth+pairing

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Old 10-19-2012, 05:28 AM
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I don't think yours will work on his car but don't hurt to try. If you cant find it, you then have two options. You can tear out the back wall behind the seats and find the sending unit, the number is on a small plate on that unit. Or take it to the dealer and have them hook up the car to the computer and they can then tell you. If you already have a working relationship with the dealer you might not get charged, but I would say you might have to pay standard service bay charge.

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Old 10-19-2012, 05:35 AM
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The passcode is also located on the TCU. The TCU is located in the trunk right behind the driver's seat. You will have to hold back the carpeting and possibly remove the TCU as I believe the sticker which has the passcode on it is attached to the backside. I actually pealed the sticker off and attached it to the front just in case I needed it in the future.
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:16 AM
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The passcode is also located on the TCU. The TCU is located in the trunk right behind the driver's seat. You will have to hold back the carpeting and possibly remove the TCU as I believe the sticker which has the passcode on it is attached to the backside. I actually pealed the sticker off and attached it to the front just in case I needed it in the future.
I agree that this is the best place to look for it
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Old 10-19-2012, 05:43 PM
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Hey propkicker; how much would it be to ship tires to ups store in Port Huron, MI. (zip 48060). I live in Canada so it would be cheaper for me to pick up there. Not sure if postal service has same service. Would like to see pics if you have.

Lou
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:56 AM
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Propkicker- I saw your post the day after I ordered those exact tires, rats!! Could have saved myself some cash for sure. Anyway, I got them mounted this past Thursday and so far I like them. I have the 3.0si with sport pkg, so those were the correct size for me. I also purchased a slime spair tire kit to carry in the trunk for the hopefully unlikely event of a flat. These Hankooks are quieter than the runflats, but they are also brand new. I don't feel any reduction in steering response and grip seems to be right up there. Hopefully, I will get a chance to do some driving today in the mountains and wring them out.
I hadn't planned on buying new tires until spring, but had the unfortunate luck to pick up a roofing nail last weekend. I then learned that runflats cannot be patched. So if you are buying a new set of runflats, be sure to get the road hazard warranty. I plugged the tire myself just so I could drive the car for the couple of days while waiting for the kooks to arrive. The plug was a bugger to push in and did not seal perfectly. It was holding fairly well until I did some burnouts the night before I got my new treads. Doing burnouts was a blast since the old tires were on their way out. So Thursday I was taking advantage of the run flat feature driving my car to the tire dealer.
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:56 PM
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if the bluetooth is factory installed, there should be a booklet about bluetooth and radio functions with the manual (but as a separate pamphlet) that has a small sticker in it that has the pairing code. If you don't have that, you'll need to pull back the carpet in the trunk behind the rear seats to get to the TCU which also has the same sticker.

If you are having issues actually getting the TCU into pairing mode, and don't have the "pairing" button on the cubby door between the seats you can follow this DIY I did about making your own button: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=650402
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:33 PM
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I just want to second the vote for the Ultimate Cupholders. I've had them in my roadie for several months now and love them.
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Old 10-27-2012, 10:37 AM
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Had a Z3 a few years ago and after running a 96 328i I decided to go back to a Z4. Found a great 2005 with 48K on it and its absolutley great. Has anyone come up with a closer cup holder solution? The dash mounted cup holders are not very good.

Also having trouble pairing my iphone with the blue tooth in the Z4, any solutions out there?

Decide to change up the tires to the original brand and size. I took off brand new Hancook Ventus. I have 2-225/40Z R18 and 2-255/35Z R18's. First buyer at $200.00 plus shipping can have them. If you need pictures just holler....
I don't drink and drive, but; Cup holder: http://www.roadstersolutions.com/page106.html

I don't talk on the phone while I drive my Z4. I can't hear with the top down at 110 mph anyway.

Run flats? Ugh! I put on a set Conti Extremes in place of RF's and it's like driving a different (and much better) car.
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