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Moaty
Joined: Sat 01 Jun, 2019 20:57
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  Z4 roadster 2.0i

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Post by Moaty » Sat 08 Jun, 2019 20:33

Hi all,
My name's Moaty, I'm new here. I have a 2008 z4 roadster 2.0.
I'm from sunny Burnley in Lancashire
Hope you're all ok. I'm looking forward to picking your brains and joining in general chat
Thank you
Moaty

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Gazza
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  M roadster S54
Location: Romford Essex

Re: New member

Post by Gazza » Sat 08 Jun, 2019 21:56

Hi Moaty, welcome to the forum
Gazza

"Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car, oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car. Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall and torque is how far you take the wall with you"

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A Wicked Keeper
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  Z3 roadster 1.9

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Post by A Wicked Keeper » Mon 10 Jun, 2019 14:41

Hi Moaty, Welcome. I'm fairly new too but beginning to find my way around. Have you got a picture you can post yet ? I haven't found a way to post them on this forum, not being that competent with the online gadgetry required. Andrew.

Moaty
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  Z4 roadster 2.0i

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Post by Moaty » Mon 10 Jun, 2019 20:01

Hi, no I've no pictures as yet, i did fit 2 banks of 2 usb's at the weekend under the heater dials and installed an amazon echo input so i have the stereo alexa enabled. I also cleaned and painted my calipers my calipers last weekend oh and i removed and painted my v brace too. I will add some pics soon, just as soon as it stops raining

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  Z4 roadster 2.0i

Re: New member

Post by Moaty » Fri 14 Jun, 2019 16:58

Here's a couple of pics, including the switched feed usb's. I was struggling with just the cigar lighter ImageImageImageImageImage

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Gazza
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  M roadster S54
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Re: New member

Post by Gazza » Sat 15 Jun, 2019 12:02

Nice tidy install, my Z4 has had the aux socket wiring butchered to just leave a long fly lead with a 3.5mm jack plug for the iPhone .
Gazza

"Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car, oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car. Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall and torque is how far you take the wall with you"

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Moaty
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  Z4 roadster 2.0i

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Post by Moaty » Sat 15 Jun, 2019 15:18

Thanks. I spliced into a switched live for the usb's and hard wired my dash cam to another switched live. I also fitted an amazon alexa input in so that has made a real difference and sort of dragged it into the 21st century

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  Z3 roadster 1.9

Re: New member

Post by A Wicked Keeper » Sun 23 Jun, 2019 22:34

Hi Moaty. Welcome to the forum. You're ahead of me. I'm an intellectually ailing oldie who hasn't found out how to post pics yet. Any advice ? (I've got as far as getting the pics into my computer ...) Explains the 1952 MGTD2 pic taken 1973 being used as my avatar which I could swap now I suppose. I'd like to get some in of my Z3. I like the idea of what you've done with your USB sockets for dashcam, satnav & mobile, presumably. I have an extension on top of the dashboard, but it spoils the line a bit.
Andrew

Moaty
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  Z4 roadster 2.0i

Re: New member

Post by Moaty » Mon 24 Jun, 2019 00:16

Hi Andrew,

I use the tapatalk app on my mobile phone i don't have a computer. So you're streets ahead of me Image. See bottom left of my screenshot, i just tap this button and attach pics
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Moaty
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  Z4 roadster 2.0i

Re: New member

Post by Moaty » Mon 24 Jun, 2019 00:19

I've hardwired my dashcam in, so all i use in the usbs is my amazon alexa (which I've hidden away behind my steering wheel) and occasionally i charge my phone. I like a nice tidy install and not having wires all over
Moaty

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Gazza
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  M roadster S54
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Re: New member

Post by Gazza » Sun 30 Jun, 2019 17:51

If you fancy doing a write up on you switched feed usb’s I’ll add it to the Knowledge base :wink:
Gazza

"Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car, oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car. Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall and torque is how far you take the wall with you"

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Moaty
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  Z4 roadster 2.0i

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Post by Moaty » Thu 04 Jul, 2019 12:23

Hi Gazza,
Yes I'll try. A friend of mine recently got himself a z4 too and he wants some help sorting his and hardwiring a dashcam. I'll see if i can take photos and record details of doing the job.
Moaty

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Re: New member

Post by Gazza » Thu 04 Jul, 2019 12:54

Great stuff, thanks :D
Gazza

"Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car, oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car. Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall and torque is how far you take the wall with you"

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