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  • Name
    Martin Davies
  • Location
    Lower Hutt
  • Car
    E91 335i 2008
  • Car 2
    Hyundai Kona 1.6T DCT7

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  1. I have a Japanese E91 with MD and DVD in the head unit and 6 disc changer/HD/nav in the boot. On my entertainment menu on CCC I see DVD drive, CD, & CD0 to CD6 i am assuming that the CD really means the MD slot but can’t test as I don’t have any mini discs. I believe that the DVD drive setting/slot is for the Navigation DVD because I’ve tried butting a normal DVD in the slot and nothing at all happens and the DVD option on the selection list remains greyed out.
  2. Not really because the region settings are in English. “Everything “ seems to work ok, Radio, CD, changer, Aux, TV (except it’s a Japanese analog tuner so doesn’t find any stations - side question does anyone know if I can replace the tuner which seems to be in the passenger side footwell/glovebox area). Not been able to test the mini-disc. Don’t have any map DVD though have tried a normal DVD in there and nothing happens. Would welcome any ideas suggestions or discussions. I did see a small map in the CCC display when I first got the car. The second key fob hadn’t been “changed over” and so all was in Japanese. Took it to the garage who sold it and they updated the settings so that key came up in English but the map no longer displayed. Really bizarre and weird.
  3. From time to time my Japanese import E91 gives me a random voice message “Warning railroad crossing ahead”. The GPS/mapping option is not enabled anywhere I can see, no map DVD in the head unit, no way of accessing maps or nav from the menu. Can anyone explain why this happens?
  4. Thanks guys - I'm in! I did all the same things i did earlier. It just started working, and whilst I'm pleased I'm confused. The earth terminal on the battery was loose so I tightened that (obviously I had to reset date and time so that tells me battery was disconnected) Now seems to work consistently using both remotes, comfort access and the emergency key. Adaptive steering took 2 or three restarts of the engine but now initializes fine. Battery is fully charged so it must have been the earth connection. I appreciate all your suggestions folks.
  5. Hi Gareth, Nope - absolutely nothing which is what leads me to think the battery is dead
  6. Hi folks, I am locked out of my E91 2008 335i completely. Even the emergency does nothing. I'm wondering if it is a dead battery? Please can anyone advise how to open the bonnet in this case so I can get a charger hooked up? Thanks in anticipation Martin
  7. Car has just been in to Auto 38 in Newtown. Jon really knows his stuff, nice friendly guy too. Had a full diag check with nothing showing of any relevance and Jon couldn't reproduce the fault on test drive. Diags confirm Torque lockup clutch operating correctly so it's still a bit of a mystery. I'm gonna have to drive it some more and see if I can reproduce the fault. So good news in one way but a bit of a mystery in another.
  8. Fortunately yes I do have MBI so dealer not necessarily a problem. Yeah I found out about resetting the interval afterwards! And I just assumed that it would have been set correctly by the dealer on delivery. DOH!
  9. Hey Glenn, the Kona is great fun and love the fact that it's tricked up with all the gadgets! Had it for about 9 months now (15,000km) and going well. its actually the 3rd Hyundai we've had (Kona, Veloster, and Tuscon) and we've like each of them in their own ways. Found one little "problem" - the service interval was set incorrectly to 15,000kms whereas it should have been 10,000 and the dealer berated me for missing the service schedule. I had to point out that they set it to 15k in the first place. Ah well next service in 5,000kms then. BTW - any recommended BMW mechanics in Welling/Hutt valley? Or do I just bite the bullet and take it to the dealer?
  10. Anyone any experience with the Dynavin aftermarket product to replace the idrive ccc screen? Looks like there is an NZ dealer Autogravity.
  11. At 2000 rpm (just over 100kmh) ive noticed that my E91 335i seems to stutter. The car acts as if I am slightly increasing and decreasing the throttle by tiny amounts when I’m not. This doesn’t happen at just under 2000rpm (say 98 kms) or above that (say 105 img and above). The car is just not a smooth drive at that point. Anybody got any suggestions as to what it might be? Thanks in anticipation.
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