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      07-22-2021, 08:30 AM   #2377
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Had an extra gift card laying around that I got from work that was a PITA to use (online purchase only), so I used it to replace my ugly key fob with a new one from Gate Innovations. In hindsight, should have saved the money for the steering wheel re-wrap project, but I also love the new key. It's folds better than the cheap-looking/feeling original key fob.





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      07-24-2021, 12:53 PM   #2378
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Had an extra gift card laying around that I got from work that was a PITA to use (online purchase only), so I used it to replace my ugly key fob with a new one from Gate Innovations. In hindsight, should have saved the money for the steering wheel re-wrap project, but I also love the new key. It's folds better than the cheap-looking/feeling original key fob.





That looks really good. I've been thinking about doing this. Is the physical key cut for your car or is it a blank?
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Yes, the key is cut as part of the purchase.

I know it's not the cheapest of "nice to have non necessities", but it does feel so great in the hand, especially the weight and material.

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That looks really good. I've been thinking about doing this. Is the physical key cut for your car or is it a blank?
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2015 F10 535i M Sport

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I am a new to the forum as far as posting but I I have keep up for a couple of years. I have done the following upgrades to the car since I purchased it. I have lowered the car using H&R spring and used spacers to make it look more aggressive. In the engine side I have upgraded the following:
VRSF down pipe
VRSF Charge pipe
VRSF Racing Intercooler
BMS air intake
Dorch upgraded high pressure fuel pump stage 1
Bmode3 stage 2 + e30

I am extremely happy with the performance that of the car!
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      07-30-2021, 06:56 AM   #2381
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Got back in town and ruined the front lip on steep driveway. Shouldn't have tried to conquer "slopes" with lowered car I guess Anyways new reason to upgrade to CF Lip
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      07-30-2021, 12:41 PM   #2382
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Finally tackling the wiring for the active headrest restraints on the retrofitted comfort seats. Wanted to add the wiring for the ambient lighting on the seat backs (seats are from F07) but ran out of plugs from my salvage harness lol.

Also repainting the seat rails, since the paint is chipping and starting to get surface rust. Did you know that ONE of the 4 bolts holding the seat rail to the rest of the seat is LEFT HAND THREAD?! WHY BMW WHY?! My guess is to fuck DIYers who don't have the repair manual and make them strip out the bolt, since the repair manual points out the left hand thread. Luckily, the left hand thread bolts also have a 7mm hex "tail", so I was able to still get it out with no special tools, but fuck if that isn't stupid. For posterity and for those who might take the seat rail off: it's the only bolt that faces outside, don't fuck it up like I did.
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Finally tackling the wiring for the active headrest restraints on the retrofitted comfort seats. Wanted to add the wiring for the ambient lighting on the seat backs (seats are from F07) but ran out of plugs from my salvage harness lol.

Also repainting the seat rails, since the paint is chipping and starting to get surface rust. Did you know that ONE of the 4 bolts holding the seat rail to the rest of the seat is LEFT HAND THREAD?! WHY BMW WHY?! My guess is to fuck DIYers who don't have the repair manual and make them strip out the bolt, since the repair manual points out the left hand thread. Luckily, the left hand thread bolts also have a 7mm hex "tail", so I was able to still get it out with no special tools, but fuck if that isn't stupid. For posterity and for those who might take the seat rail off: it's the only bolt that faces outside, don't fuck it up like I did.
Yea, I found out the hard way. I broke one of my torx bit trying to swap seat rails a few months back 😓. BMW could be evil sometime. I don't see any reason why it need to be reverse threaded.
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I finally tore apart my ceramic iDrive controller to remove the plastic ring that's been causing it to "stick" when rotating it. Also cleaned some gunk out from under the buttons that was causing issues with the menu button sticking sometimes. Works perfectly now!

I also replaced the iDrive screen trim since the original had some paint chips from the previous owner somehow.

Also replaced the timing chain tensioner as I now have 123,000 miles and am trying to be proactive and limit any potential future issues.
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