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2010 118d: Issues with New Car

Posted: 18 Jun 2017, 12:51
by raw111111
Hi All,

Some issues that people might be able to give me some advice on maybe.

Start Stop doesn't seem to be functioning. Not throwing any errors and the button to disable it works as the manual suggests it should, but the function hasn't activated once yet in 50 miles - what am I missing.

N/S wing mirror doesn't drop when reverse engaged - was this an option even on cars with electric mirrors that mine might not have?

Any way to tune the Business Radio to 4 LW to get the cricket on? Manual seems to imply that Long Wave isn't possible which would be annoying!

Really annoying rattle at idle from the back centre of the dashboard when idling. Anyone got any ideas or do we think it might be to do with the rubbish aftermarket bluetooth that's been fitted?

Think that's it for now. Cars off to have new Conti SportContacts all round on tuesday morning and then the black box should arrive before I get a chance to enjoy it :P

Cheers in advance.


Re: 2010 118d: Issues with New Car

Posted: 18 Jun 2017, 17:02
by M60NJP
S/S may have not been activated or subsequently deactivated - a right PITA you may regret changing it back!!

Is you door mirror set to the left?

Is the LW at the top of the i-drive lit and selectable or are you saying you have no LW at all?

Rattles are anyone's gues - mine would be something fallen behind the ashtray, like a coin or similar - take it out and have a look?

Re: 2010 118d: Issues with New Car

Posted: 18 Jun 2017, 19:24
by raw111111
I think I could try S/S for a while to see if I get used to it. After my only car ever has been a 1989 Volvo 740 with a later model diesel engine fitted I'm keen to have all the features working right on this cheap to run and insure run around. I'll get a hold of a diagnostics kit and see if I can check it's still coded to have S/S.

No, set on right. Manual says it should drop the N/S mirror when the selector is set to the O/S mirror. Maybe not coded on this car also?

No iDrive on this one. It's an e87 with the standard business radio and no nav. I'm thinking I might upgrade to a later Professional radio sometime and add the factory bluetooth and CD changer as I'm missing the CD changer already.

Much further back than the ashtray, sounds like it's by the windscreen. Like you say, anyone's guess really though.


Re: 2010 118d: Issues with New Car

Posted: 21 Jun 2017, 09:46
by raw111111
Just an update after a few days driving.

S/S is now working. Either the battery was weak from sitting on a forecourt for a few weeks or it didn't want to work in 30+ heat with the air-con on. Either way it's working now.

Other issues remain but I'm quite liking the car all in all. It drives like a bigger car than it is. Gives a feeling of comfort and solidity that I was worried I was going to miss leaving a big estate as I've never felt a car this small feel this solid. Glad I went for the 118 over an a1!


Re: 2010 118d: Issues with New Car

Posted: 21 Jun 2017, 09:49
by Maxwell
There are a whole host of things that S/S doesn't allow operation, A/C is a major one

Re: 2010 118d: Issues with New Car

Posted: 22 Jun 2017, 18:14
by raw111111
It's making more and more sense to me now that I'm seeing the pattern of when it will and won't work.