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  1. Thread: Radio Problem

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    First thing you should do is check the fuses, one...

    First thing you should do is check the fuses, one in glovebox, 2nd in fuse panel where the nav unit is. Take both fuses out (I can't remember the numbers but there is a diagram) and coat the contact...
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    Very sharp, indeed! What wheels are those?

    Very sharp, indeed! What wheels are those?
  3. Thread: Radio Dead

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    So I got back in the car, now that the weather is...

    So I got back in the car, now that the weather is starting to improve, and the radio is dead again. Took out the 2 fuses associated with the radio and cleaned them: #32 in the glove box, and #51 in...
  4. Thread: Radio Dead

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    Just got my unit back from Gerner in Germany,...

    Just got my unit back from Gerner in Germany, works perfectly!
  5. Thread: Phone snaps

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    Nice to see a Bugatti with some rain on it! :)

    Nice to see a Bugatti with some rain on it! :)
  6. Thread: Radio Dead

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    Gerner Electronics Anton-Gilch Str. 694526 ...

    Gerner Electronics Anton-Gilch Str. 694526 Metten, Germany Phone: 0049 991 27285 Fax: 0049 991 27286 www.lasertrader.de You could email Ralf Gerner first to see what he thinks about the nav: ...
  7. Thread: Radio Dead

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    Finally sent my unit in to Gerner in Germany. He...

    Finally sent my unit in to Gerner in Germany. He said it was moisture damage. Wondering if I could have fixed it myself with spray contact cleaner.
  8. Thread: Radio repair

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    Remanufactured head units are no longer available...

    Remanufactured head units are no longer available through BMW. Looks like I'll be giving Gerner Electronics a shot, will post how it turns out.
  9. Thread: Radio Dead

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    Would love to know the answer. My head unit...

    Would love to know the answer. My head unit works about 50% of the time when I fire it up. Otherwise the screen remains blank.
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    Sticky: Yes, I used them as well. Perfect result!

    Yes, I used them as well. Perfect result!
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    I did install the Grom but ended up using the...

    I did install the Grom but ended up using the Grom microphone. I tracked down a CPT8000 wiring diagram (not specific for the Z8), and concluded that the microphone lead is deeply buried in the...
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    Sticky: Poll: Satch, you may be on to something; if you look at...

    Satch, you may be on to something; if you look at the Style 89 on a 7 series it doesn't look like anything special, but see how the Z8 Style 59 looks on a sedan:
    ...
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    Satch, if you google that number, 51218201226, it...

    Satch, if you google that number, 51218201226, it comes up as an ordinary CR 2025 lithium watch battery. Is that what you got?
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    Sticky: I read the following on another (oil) forum,...

    I read the following on another (oil) forum, anyone know if it's true?

    "The S54B32 engine used in the M/Motorsport cars has a design flaw. The rod bearings are too small and the original design...
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    Sticky: Poll: Was that even a factory option as individual, or...

    Was that even a factory option as individual, or perhaps a replacement? Red top on silver/red would have been nice.
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    Sticky: So no problem leaving the key in acc. position...

    So no problem leaving the key in acc. position for an extended period with trickle charger on? I had left the key in the ignition all winter but in the off position. Finally got my car on the road...
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    Would like to upgrade the brakes and keep the...

    Would like to upgrade the brakes and keep the stock 18" wheels.
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    Checked with AP (and Stillen), no longer...

    Checked with AP (and Stillen), no longer producing for the Z8:

    Dear Sir

    AP Racing UK used to list a front and rear kits for the Z8 to suit the stock 18 rims, with supply of the 1st kits ...
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    Sticky: Poll: I agree, it's just too busy visually speaking. ...

    I agree, it's just too busy visually speaking. Had I known that it was possible to special order, I would have gone with Stratus/Red, but the red interior was a must so I went with black.
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    Now asking $199,995 :)
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    Works for me!

    Works for me!
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    Very nice indeed, thanks for sharing!

    Very nice indeed, thanks for sharing!
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    Awesome setup! Would you please post a picture...

    Awesome setup! Would you please post a picture of the installed headers?
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    Is it possible to use the microphone that came...

    Is it possible to use the microphone that came with the car instead of the one supplied with the Grom?
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    Sticky: That's awesome! I hadn't actually spoken to...

    That's awesome! I hadn't actually spoken to them, just followed their email instructions, but the mirror looks better than new. Nice to know it should stay like that :thumbsup:
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    Sticky: Got my mirror back, looks perfect! Have new...

    Got my mirror back, looks perfect! Have new trunk lid struts on order, after that I should be good to go, unless the soft top strings are going...had them replaced once under warranty but haven't...
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    Sticky: Finally got the mirror out! Like many things,...

    Finally got the mirror out! Like many things, easy once you know how. With the mirror removed, you can pull the plug assembly out and away from the mirror. This was the key, at first I didn't know...
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    Sticky: Thanks, hlmiii, the mirror came off just as you...

    Thanks, hlmiii, the mirror came off just as you said. I must sound like a complete spaz, but I still can't uncouple the plug,argh!
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    Sticky: OK, thanks gentlemen, I'll give it a go!

    OK, thanks gentlemen, I'll give it a go!
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    Sticky: Well, it's certainly interesting that the...

    Well, it's certainly interesting that the instructions that you posted, Andrew, say that twisting poses a risk of damage, but someone on the M5 board posted instructions to twist from 6:00 to 3:00:
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    Sticky: Would like to get my mirror fixed before Spring...

    Would like to get my mirror fixed before Spring rolls around. Two questions: Any trick to detaching the electrical connector, and does the mirror twist off or should you push forward per the diagram...
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    Sticky: Poll: I was wondering how they'd look side by side!...

    I was wondering how they'd look side by side! Shows off the timelessness of the Z's design.
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    Sticky: So I returned to the dealer to get the oil...

    So I returned to the dealer to get the oil replaced with 10-60, and the adviser shows me a technical service bulletin from May, 2013 (which I've attached), stating ALL Z8s should only use 10-30, in...
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    Sticky: Just spoke to the service adviser. He remembered...

    Just spoke to the service adviser. He remembered our conversation and was very apologetic, said he had reviewed it with the technician. At any rate, he's replacing the oil and only charging the net...
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    Sticky: I had a falling out with my dealer after 17 yrs...

    I had a falling out with my dealer after 17 yrs (!), so I took it to where I had recently purchased my wife's X5 Diesel (great car, by the way, as she racks up about 30k mi per year. So the new...
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    Sticky: If BMW AG or USA never officially changed the...

    If BMW AG or USA never officially changed the recommendation, how can I get them to change it? I'd be willing to pay the difference in the cost of the oil, but not the full boat i.e. full price of...
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    Sticky: I'm in the USA. For that price I don't see how...

    I'm in the USA. For that price I don't see how it could have been TWS.
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    Sticky: $8.80 per quart so probably the standard BMW...

    $8.80 per quart so probably the standard BMW synthetic.
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    Finally got it fixed, it was the control unit....

    Finally got it fixed, it was the control unit. Total cost w/ labor (bumper had to be removed) was $768.42.
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    Sticky: Just had oil changed at the dealer, he said don't...

    Just had oil changed at the dealer, he said don't worry, we'll use the TWS 10-60, but ended up using 10-30:( At least with the amount of driving I do (13K in almost 12 years), it probably won't hurt...
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