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Old 11th April 2009, 19:46   #211
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Okay since you have ordered the voice dial system,lets hope that the car can understand your accent else you are back to square one, Fiat's Linea has this problem, you have to talk in funny made up angrezi accents for the car to understand what you are saying
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Phone numbers take up next to nothing in terms of memory. I have nearly a thousand SMSs on my E6 and it has taken up 4% of the available 7.8MB of internal memory. Phone numbers take up even less space.

Your bluetooth system isn't simply capable of downloading the phonebook. It must be a simple software upgrade away from having that capability - you just have to convince BMW to take the effort.

The iDrive has already been updated to the latest version.
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Old 12th April 2009, 19:48   #213
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Sahil, congrats on the new 520d!

BTW, can u please update me how much you paid for the Bluetooth installation in the 525d?

And yes, the Tyre pics, i got it on my phone for you, will post it here tomorrow! Sorry about that.
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Old 13th April 2009, 19:12   #214
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Hi Sahil,

Here are the pics of my Tyres. As you see, they dont jut out at all. Also, the treads are real nice, and the condition they are now, is at 11,000kms. So from here, i see an easy 25,000 minimum on these. So for a Ultra High Performance tyres, if u get 30k-35k kms out of it, i think its just great!
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great the tire fits perfectly. You posted the pics just in time, I'm switching over in a few days. Getting michelins instead.
Btw- did you get the mud flaps from the dealership? How much did it cost? I rather have the car without them but it's handy in the monsoons, will remove it after.

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Sahil, Michelin's aint that good, trust me, they are soft tyres, and wont give u as much the Pirellis.

About the Mudflaps, got it installed next day after delivery, costed 10k inc.fitting - i know, its a bomb! would get similar quality out in the market for 1k max fitted, but well, no one makes it for the bmw! and nor for Skoda Laura! (Laura costed me 4.5k for the mudflaps!)

Its like, BMW sells their 5 series body cover for around 16k, and i got almost exact same material, but without the bmw logo on it, for rs.1600! been using it daily since August, and its in top notch condition till now
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Sahil, Am planning to install the original Phillips 6000K HID for the fogs! I wanted to go in for the one sold on e60.net, but then shipping and all is coming to same amount - $200 (around 10k.) and i am getting phillips for 8.5k with one year warranty!
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Sahil, Am planning to install the original Phillips 6000K HID for the fogs! I wanted to go in for the one sold on e60.net, but then shipping and all is coming to same amount - $200 (around 10k.) and i am getting phillips for 8.5k with one year warranty!
Wow! 10k

The Philips Xenon, are they hi-lo? From where with warranty? 6000k will be useless if you intend to drive on highway during monsoon.
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jkdas, The 6000k wont be bad in the monsoon, as it is the matching color to your Xenons. they are the perfect match. Anything above 6000k and that would take away your brightness while giving you a bluish tint. But anyway, i have very less of highway driving.

The phillips i am getting from my friends shop in hyd. Had seen in banglore stores too last week on a quick trip there. If you cant find it in the stores, suggest you write a mail to Phillips India, and they do reply quick!
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Philips HIDs by themselves cost little more than USD 100 a pair. Full on kits with digital ballasts and wiring harness cost ~190. These are high quality stuff with lifetime warranty. It is only in India that dealers pass off Chinese knock offs as "Philips" and charge you an arm and a leg for it.

6000K offer around the same usable light as a good 55w halogen. Anything above that and you'll just have bling.

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Philips HIDs by themselves cost little more than USD 100 a pair. Full on kits cost ~190. These are high quality stuff with lifetime warranty. It is only in India that dealers pass off Chinese knock offs as "Philips" and charge you an arm and a leg for it.

6000K offer around the same usable light as a good 55w halogen. Anything above that and you'll just have bling.
Insane; saw it on Sankar's bike, very impressed with its low beam. My Safari with 90/100 x 2 was not match for it!

Will post pix soon (had posted video on his thread).

See that you get hi-lo for 100$

And next time you meet Sankar; check the Xenon on his bile. Its 6000K , Hi-Lo, Philips. Cost 9500 INR. He did the install.
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Does the Dec 2008 5 series without USB and Bluetooth come with the iPod adapter?
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Does the Dec 2008 5 series without USB and Bluetooth come with the iPod adapter?
No it does not come with an ipod adapter . U have to buy it extra.

Worst news for me is that every BMW that is 7 months old and above cant be fixed with an voice control unit .

thats bad
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No it does not come with an ipod adapter . U have to buy it extra.

Worst news for me is that every BMW that is 7 months old and above cant be fixed with an voice control unit .

thats bad
Sujithnk, I am checking with my BMW dealer in Chennai if the voice control can be added into my 530d Highline.

I got my car in Aug 2008; will let you know the outcome.
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Sujithnk, I am checking with my BMW dealer in Chennai if the voice control can be added into my 530d Highline.

I got my car in Aug 2008; will let you know the outcome.
Please do find out.

I got my car in september .

Initially i was told by my dealer that it can be fixed then later i was told some device was not there in my car and due to which VCU cannot be fixed.

Please let me know what the BMW chennai is saying

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