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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:11 pm    Post subject: Mot!! Reply with quote

Well my car passed it's MOT earlier today and at a BARGAIN PRICE!!!

Bowker in Preston wanted a reasonable £35.00 but could not find a time to fit it in on a Saturday morning until after it was officially due.

Williams BMW in Liverpool wanted full price £54 odd but would match Bowker if I brought their letter along to show them confirming price they offered.

National Tyres in Liverpool (Vauxhall Road) have done it for£27.00
Bargain Cool Laughing

Now I have to find out how to reset the MOT reminder on the dash using the hidden menus via the i-drive.

Suggestions?

I have googled it but have a couple of different answers.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I reset it myself on the MT after the Sytner forgot to do it. I think I followed roughly the same process you use for resetting the tyre pressure warning gauge. Something like this:

Get the service reminder up on the display, then press and hold the button on the end of the stalk in for 4-5 seconds. Then you should be able to change with the up and down control.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Williams BMW in Liverpool do it free when you mot with them Wink

but cost you £27.00 more for them to do it Confused

so it cost £27.00 to reset your i drive Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheapest MOT I found recently was KwikFit - £25 if you booked online with a promo code. I had 3 cars done in Jan at this price with no problem Smile
Retest (if you need it) is still foc within 14 days or whatever
but
you need to know your local Kwikfit is worth taking a car to - there is a lot of internet talk about them 'finding stuff' to work on .... they do not stock Alpina parts and I have never had a problem with my local branch - maybe because they know they will not be doing any work regardless of what they find but probably because they are just better than most.

Good place to check out current promo code/voucher offers is ;
http://www.hotukdeals.com/vouchers
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rolling Eyes Yep, I've used Halfrauds for a couple of years in a row now for MOT, £27.50. Google 'cheap MOT'

Always make sure everything is ok so no problems as they have rather a large stock room next door (shop) Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://bentleypublishers.wordpress.com/2009/03/27/how-to-reset-service-due-message-bmw-3-series-e90/

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=51049
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

seanb wrote:
I reset it myself on the MT after the Sytner forgot to do it. I think I followed roughly the same process you use for resetting the tyre pressure warning gauge. Something like this:

Get the service reminder up on the display, then press and hold the button on the end of the stalk in for 4-5 seconds. Then you should be able to change with the up and down control.


Hi seanb and others,
This did not work on mine!
Thank you for the suggestion though Smile

What did work was as follows:-
Bring the service information up via i-drive.
Select what is highlighted in orange.
Once on the next screen press and hold i-drive selector down until the date changes to red. To keep month the same just select it with i-drive controller, the red highlighted digits will move to year.
Change year and press i-drive to finish.

Thanks to those who replied, cheers guy's.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jacoda434 wrote:
Williams BMW in Liverpool do it free when you mot with them Wink

but cost you £27.00 more for them to do it Confused

so it cost £27.00 to reset your i drive Shocked




The service guy I spoke to also said I could only alter the display with a laptop!! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mac wrote:



The service guy I spoke to also said I could only alter the display with a laptop!! Rolling Eyes


Maybe he has to sit on the laptop, kinda like a booster seat to reach the controls to do the reset.......
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vblanche wrote:
http://bentleypublishers.wordpress.com/2009/03/27/how-to-reset-service-due-message-bmw-3-series-e90/

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=51049


Hi Vin,
I can only assume that this is for cars without i-drive!

many thanks for your effort though!

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