SpiderMacK

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  1. Hi folks,

    I had my 635D CD changers swapped out by my local dealer for an ipod interface. It's the BMW unit

    It works however I cant see all the songs or album's on teh ipod. I have tried different iopds and get the same problem.

    I have wiped / well restored an ipod to factory settings resynched then tried again - still the same prob. So the ipods are OK

    Maybe there is a limit on how many tracks or albums that a BMW Professional NAV system with ipod connector can see ?

    Any one else had this prob ?

    Thanks for help


  2. Folks, I'm still loving my 2009 635 Sport however the driver's seat is so squeaky, creaky. It sounds liks the springs ?

    Is this a know problem ?

    In every other way it's rattle free and great. Its a constant sqeak so I guess easy to fix. I will book it in soon but I just wondered if anyone else had this problem.

    The seat is an electric power, seat


  3. Help please

    Do both your 6 series auto-dim, wing mirrors have a blue semi-circle tint at the bottom of them ?

    My car has just come back from the garage. It had its winter tyres + wheel fitted & also a small pogo speed camera detector wired in.

    I maybe never noticed this before however would swear the tint wasn't there before. In the day light on both wing mirrors there now is a graduated blue tint. It creeps up about one third of the way up the mirrors. The dealer is uncertain if it should be there. They suspect not and have offered to swap both glass mirrors under warranty if it annoys me. Has anyone else noticed this ?


  4. Happy new years folks & not many taker's for this post --- -

    Anyhow I called in to my local dealer today & spoke to the person who deals with trackers.

    In short there isnt anyway of intergating speed camera locations on my 635d SatNavProfessional system

    The dealer could install a Trackstar tracker.

    Then Trackstar would have to be contacted to install the addtional components: NAV updates, Speed camera notifications. If they were added they would be displayed on another unit. Not on the built in BMW Sat Nav Professional system


  5. Hi I'm looking for some advice regarding my 635d Navigation System Professional .

    Initially I bought a CD/DVD to update the maps however I discovered that it's not a simple CD/DVD update . So my dealer was going to do the update which can take up to 4 hours.

    Then I decided that I would like to update the unit to it to the latest map & also if possible add speed camera notifications.

    I read on BMW's website that if you fit a BMW trackstar then there are two additional services available.

    a) Regular updates to navigation map. This sounds good

    and

    b) Safe Speed which will alert the driver to speed camera locations.

    I imagine there is an initial charge for installing the Trackstar followed by a subscription for

    1) The Tracker.

    2) NAV updates

    3) Camera updates

    Has anyone done this ?

    I may have it wrong and a separate NAV unit would be required if so then I won't go down this path.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks and happy new year when it arrives


  6. In my 635d sport coupe the glove box has a BMW CD changer. There is also a USB socket there.

    The armrest has a iPone 4 snap in adapter to allow me to use the cars aerial with my iphone 4.

    In the armrest below the phone there is another compartment with a socket (jack socket) labelled "aux in". There is not a USB connection there.

    In addition to my iphone I have a IPOD harddrive.

    I spoke to my local dealer who said if I want to be able to control an IPOD via the iDrive then they will have to remove the CD changer.

    Page 163 of my manual appears to indicate it is possible to have a USB and jack interface in the armrest.

    Does anyone know if it is possible be able to have both i.e. a CD changer & also be able to connect /control an IPOD ?

    Thanks for help


  7. Hi Folks,

    Does anyone know if "High-beam assistant" be retro fitted on my,635d ?

    It's a 2009 model

    I have auto-dim mirrors & lane departure warning system on my car so guess I may have the necessay hardware ?

    I'm thinking it may just be a software update which my dealer could do.

    At a cost no doubt but if not too excessive I'd be happy to pay.

    Does anyone know if this is possible ?


  8. Success thanks so much with your help

    So in summary - Create a journey and start

    Then in split view with the map on left - using the contoller - push/tilt the contoller to the right, then push down on the controller - within the settings change to to "arrow view".

    The LH screen now displays a MAP, the left arrows as perr your pic above

    Please note - the "arrow view" option is grey'd out until you have an active NAV journey (that caught me out)


  9. Hi thanks for reply & first Happy Christmas

    So am I correct in thinking you had :

    The LH side just of the screen zoomed in as close as possible (and you just left that way) & at the RH side simplified text directions ?

    I didn't see any countdown bars on my screen however maybe they aint to big or I missed them.

    Do they appear on the LH side zoomed in map or RH side simplfied text directions?

    Finally so there is no autozoom function, you just have to manualy zoom in or leave zoomed in as close as possible?

    Thanks again :-)


  10. Hi there,

    I took delivery of my 635d Sport Coupe on Friday. It's a March 2009 with just 14K on the clock & in mint condition. Prod date is 2008-12-17

    Absolutely amazing, it's incredible, OK I love it. Pics will follow. I've owned a few Gti's & a TTS. The TTS was beautiful inside however the 635D is in a different league

    It's got many extras including the Navigation System Professional + DAB Radio + BMW Teleservices + Control Teleservices + BMW Assist + BMW Online + much more

    I have listed just some of the SATNAV equipment as I have a question.

    The Electronics appear to be in ahead of the TTS technology appart from one thing, well two.

    1) It doesn't appear to be possible to get the map on the satnav to auto zoom into junctions when I approach them.

    2) A countdown to junction bar doesnt appear to the screen to indicate that I am getting closer to a turn off, exit, etc.

    The SATNAV indicates the data DVD used in the vehicle is "Road Map Europe PREMIUM 2008-02"

    When the dealer updates teh SATNAV unit + it's software to the latest version (which apparently takes over 4 hours to do) do you think it will allow me to do this OR is there a setting on the NAV I can change now OR is this not possible ?

    Someone metioned about a difference between CIC vs CCC NAV.

    Happy Christmas and Santa's been good to me :-)


  11. yes my partner collected hers from Perth Audi sunday the 21/8/2011.salesman confirmed that they only have 2 slots left for the RS3 and that will be their final allocation.Perth Audi is one of only two garages in Scotland(the other is Glasgow) that are franchised by Audi to sell R8s.They seem to get preferential treatment when it comes to RS models,as regards a higher number of RSs and R8s.In fact the salesman was telling me that they had secured 6 slots for the R8 GT.3 of which there are now 3 cars with their lucky owners.

    Hi thanks for info & if u have a chance pls post some pics :-)


  12. I would have thought the wheels would be a tad wider but according to Audi both options use the same 8j width wheels

    Thanks for that info - so I guess it would be possible to change later on if one buys the standard tyres.

    I also note on the German Audi web site it's possible to order additional winter wheels/tyres either 18" or 19". Across there it's a requirement to fit winter tyres. I would have considered doin this also if Audi UK offered it.