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    Is it normal for wheels to lift off ground?

    I had this happen recently leaving a store and driving at an angle so that the front bumper didnt scrape but yeah I think the front wheel got off the ground because of the wedge 😞
  2. I want AT tires since I have been traveling a lot on gravel and offroad trails and it looks like 215/65R16 is my best option. So will it fit without rubbing?
  3. Sweet, I’m going to get the same tires 👍
  4. If you still have it Ill buy it. I also have a cousin that lives locally that can pick it up.
  5. I still have snow tires on my vehicle and I am in California and my summer tires are in Wisconsin and I dont have any plans to go to Wisconsin soon. I am trying to weight my options of shipping mine from Wisconsin or getting another set.
  6. Does anyone by chance have an extra spare tire jack? My vehicle doesnt have one and never did since I have owned it and the cheapest I have seen is like $60 on ebay
  7. I think the bulletin is only for older vehicles because the BCM needs to be updated so that the parameter is changeable. In newer vehicles it already has the updated software and they should be able to change the settings in the central configuration without much work. But I might be wrong about all of this also, good luck
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    Closed loop rear heating

    I have one, and plan to get two CO detectors, so I think it will be one less thing to worry about
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    Closed loop rear heating

    I took a video today, so here you go 😀 Also if anyone doesnt know what a webasto style heater is here is another link. I chose it because the combustion chamber exhaust is outside the vehicle unlike a catalytic heater and the result is reduced moisture in the cabin
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    Closed loop rear heating

    I connected it into the gas tank and and the exhaust is seperate. I think you would have heat under the fake floor of the cargo. I didnt go that route because I removed that section for more space.
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    Closed loop rear heating

    I have a webasto heater in mine. I welded a box for it and put it under the vehicle next to the spare tire on the right side. Kind of more work than necessary but I'm happy with the result.
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    Will 8s4p-7000-fa transmission work

    I'm not sure specifically but I usually use car-part.com to find parts and cross reference compatibility
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    Resetting TPMS

    That procedure works if you are rotating the tires, then it will know the front from the back because of the different tire pressure settings. But when I first installed snow tires on a spare set of rims I needed to perform the longer procedure that is as follows because of the new sensors; 1) Make sure all tires are inflated to the vehicle’s recommended inflation pressures (found in the owner’s manual on the door placard). 2) Turn the ignition switch to OFF then press and release the brake pedal. 3) Turn the ignition switch from OFF to RUN (engine OFF) 3 times, ending in the RUN position. Do this within 10 seconds. 4) Press and release the brake pedal. 5) Turn the ignition switch back to OFF. 6) Turn the ignition switch from OFF to RUN (engine OFF) 3 times, ending in the RUN position. Do this within 10 seconds. 7) The horn should sound letting you know the vehicle has entered into TPMS relearn mode. 😎 Place the top of the TPMS triggering tool against the sidewall of the driver’s side front tire in the location of the valve stem. Press the left button, wait until the horn sounds, then press the right button to turn the tool off. 9.) Once the horn sounds, move on to the passenger side front tire and repeat the process. Each tire should only take 30 seconds or less. 10) After the passenger side front tire has been learned, continue on to the passenger side rear tire and finishing with the driver’s side rear tire. 11) You may now turn the ignition to OFF. If the horn does not sound, the sensors were learned successfully. If the horn sounds twice, then the process must be repeated because there was a malfunction. If you dont have the TPMS triggering tool people say you can trigger each wheel by letting air out but I just bought the tool, its like $30 or something. I hope this helps
  14. yeah, that was the only the one setting I had to change, but it wasnt straight forward for me, hopefully it goes better for you with forscan
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    DIY Roof Rack Build

    Nice work, yours is the first time I've seen someone else that welded a rack on this site. I welded my roof-rack too but havent posted any pictures yet, maybe soon.
  16. I am curious about the radio controls on a base radio also. I got a steering wheel without so I dont have the answer, if you find out let me know. I would probably be more likely to upgrade the instrument cluster first and have the mpg and better looking screen
  17. I just got one from a local LKQ but ebay should work too, from what I remember it wasnt possible to just get the switches and mine might be from an escape. But if beta Don can find his I would use that
  18. I wasnt able to turn it on with Forscan when I first tried last year. I think it had bugs in the software but so did the IDS version I was using then, but yeah you should be able to.
  19. I got the cruise control to work yesterday. I did not need to replace anything but the steering wheel and I have a base cluster. I previously used IDS version 101 and did not have any luck it had some bugs with reading the central configuration in my vehicle or maybe the problem was with vcm clone, idk. But with IDS version 109 it worked better. I was able to read the central configuration and it showed all the features but I still had problems downloading to the vehicle. after editing it. The way that I was able to successfully save the changes was to make the changes in the as-built file and upload that entire file from my computer. If anyone would like more detail or I can send the .xml files directly contact me via private message. I cant wait to drive this more now that I have cruise control and it only cost $60 😀
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    Engine runs rough at idle, idles too low

    Check the catalytic converter if it was melted. To do this get under the vehicle and bang on the cat with a mallet or your hand, if you hear any rattling inside the cat it was likely melted and the honeycomb is loose and not allowing good flow.
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    Why do you think the tire was a blowout? Blowouts are rare, this looks like the tire was driven on while it was flat, way to many drivers today are too stupid or too lazy to replace a tire and then they are not repairable like this.
  22. I'm looking for All-Terrain tires and the best option I found so far is Yokohama 205/70r15 98H they are only 4% larger compared to stock. If 15" steel wheels fit over the front brakes does anyone know what vehicle I could get these wheels from used? Or will 215/65r16 98H fit? They are 6.7% taller Or the last option because they do not have the rated weight rating 215/60r16 95H,
  23. I used to be a Master Tech at a BMW dealership and now I'm an electrical engineer so I'll give it my best guess what happened. It sounds like dealership one poorly diagnosed the problem and the true failure was intermittent. The PCM relay is controlled by the PCM and supplies power to the PMC. I think F32 powers this relay and it will cause weird problems that might point to a defective PCM and if it is a loose connection will be intermittent. I dont think you will have a problem anymore but if you do get rid of as a lemon, 4.5 weeks in a shop is long enough in most states. But if you're happy with it make sure to not take it easy and complain, at BMW we would have made lease or loan payments on a car if it was in a shop for more than a couple weeks
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    spare tire reel 2014 connecr

    I might still have a spare reel if I can find it. My van didnt have a spare tire when I got it and I needed the removable part on the end of the cable that the spare bolts to. I wont be home until mothers day weekend. PM me if you are interested, I will give it away for shipping costs if I can find it.
  25. I wouldnt worry about getting replacement parts. Conversions done by companies like this use generic parts and they are not specific to the vehicle and the conversion company makes fixtures and installs the part. If it has lithium ion batteries I wouldn't worry about needing replacement batteries, if it has lead acid you will probably need to upgrade them within a few years.