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Wednesday, 10 October 2018 14:39

How To Solve Automatic Tailgate Problems in Your BMW

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Having automatic tailgate to your BMW adds some real convenience. But, depending on your usage, it might cause a few headaches, too. We take a look at a few issues you might be having with the motorized trunk in your BMW, and show you how to solve them. Opening your BMW's trunk unlocks all your doors So you're at home, and you just need to grab something from your car quickly. So you pop out to your driveway, open the trunk... and all the doors unlock. Well, that's a bit of a pain! Or maybe you're heading out somewhere with…
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So you've got SiriusXM in your BMW. Or maybe you haven't yet, but that's an easy fix. In many of the latest BMWs, activating SiriusXM Satellite Radio is now as simple as plugging in a USB stick thanks to our innovative coding method. Compared to adding satellite radio to a BMW at the dealership or through a remote coding session, our USB installation takes only a few moments, so you'll have your SiriusXM subscription active in your BMW in no time. So now what? You need some tunes! Or talk, or sports, or whatever else takes your fancy; with 150…
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You're a reasonable, 21st century person. Chances are that means you access most of your music collection through your smartphone, either to play the mp3s you've downloaded or to stream straight from Spotify, Apple Music or one of those other ones nobody really uses. But how do you go about bringing all that mobile musical joy into the most joyously mobile thing you have, your BMW? The short answer is to connect your smartphone to your BMW, and play your music through the car's stereo speakers. With so many wired and wireless connection options to choose from, though, each with…
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If available in your BMW, Apple CarPlay lets you connect your iPhone to your BMW and use iOS apps on the built-in dashboard display. You can listen to music, make calls, get directions, send texts and more — all while staying focused on the road. With the help of Siri, you can do all these things without taking your hands off the wheel. It’s a very useful feature that enhances your driving experience, so make sure you find out more about Apple CarPlay if you aren't already familiar with it. When did BMW introduce CarPlay? For BMWs, CarPlay is quite…
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 12:43

BMW DVD in Motion Unlocking

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What is Video in Motion BMW? If your BMW has the option of playing videos via DVD and/or USB while parked, it's possible to unlock DVD in Motion (Video in Motion), allowing your passengers to watch movies while you are driving. Video in motion is a very useful upgrade if you have a long journey ahead of you or simply want to keep your passengers entertained — perfect for family road trips or when traveling with children. In addition, BimmerTech can also unlock services like Office Messages, Online Entertainment, Bluetooth Pairing and the User Manual for use while driving if…
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*This guide is also compatible with other F30 models such as the 318i, 320xi and more. You drive a 2012-2018 BMW F30 328i (or different engine). Fantastic choice. For whatever reason, you’ve decided to explore the different audio upgrade options to make your F30 even better. With all the different sound system upgrades and technical specifications out there, we created a complete simple-to-understand guide to making your BMW’s audio system sound amazing. But if you're interested in other retrofits for your specific vehicle, check out our post on a full list of upgrades for BMW 3-Series F30. 1) Find out…
Thursday, 24 May 2018 12:55

BMW Underseat Subwoofer Upgrade Explained

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If you’re in the market for an underseat subwoofer upgrade in your BMW, we’ve covered the main reasons why such an upgrade is a great idea and how you can do it yourself. Why? Stronger and punchier bass One of the most common reasons to upgrade your subwoofers is for powerful bass — especially if you listen to bass-heavy music. It’ll make your songs come alive and the whole listening experience a lot more enjoyable. Clear and accurate sound reproduction Another crucial benefit of swapping your underseat woofers is a more accurate reproduction of bass. Stock BMW speakers (even Harman…
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Driving a BMW is not just the convenience of getting somewhere with comfort and delight. It’s a way of life - and when you choose to follow it, there are certain expectations lingering in the air. While BMW is pretty good at creating the right image as well as chic and classy design, it also encloses loads of cool features into the factory vehicle configuration … but keeps them locked (we all know why $$$). And that’s why there is a separate domain called BMW coding. What Is BMW Coding and Why Do People Do It? Bimmer coding is tweaking…
Friday, 28 June 2019 00:00

Harman Kardon vs Hi-Fi vs Aftermarket Upgrade for BMW

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Wondering what the difference is between all the audio options and speakers for BMW? Don’t worry, we’ve explained everything you need to know right here. It’s important to keep in mind that with all the different models available, there may be minor exceptions to the information you’ll find in this post. For example, in a BMW F30, Harman Kardon might mean a different number of speakers than are part of the Harman Kardon speaker system in another model. We’ve compared the three standard factory BMW sound system options alongside the Bang & Olufsen system, and BimmerTech’s Premium Audio System and…
Wednesday, 31 July 2019 09:07

Everything you need to know about BMW Comfort Access

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Does my BMW have Comfort Access? Here are the two simplest ways to find out: 1.) Check if your exterior door handles have a few ridges on top of the handle by the lock (2). The BMW Comfort Access system does not feature automatically locking doors, so these raised lines serve as the contact point to touch when you lock the doors. The BMW Comfort Access door handle also has a second sensor (1) used by the smart opener that unlocks your vehicle. As these sensors are concealed, though, it's easier to check your car door handle for ridges near…
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