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      08-01-2016, 08:56 AM   #1
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Z4M Coupe Newbie!!!! I have a few questions...

Just bought a Z4M Coupe. Blacke/Sepang brown. 2 owner, 39k miles, for $28k. No paintwork other than front bumper. Not a single ding in it. I think that's a really good price. Found it at a Dodge dealer??? LOL Traded in for a Hellcat. Anyway, long time BMW guy here but first Z4M so I have a few questions. Hope ya'll Can help me.

1. Power locks don't work with remote. When I use the key in drivers door the passenger side doesn't unlock. Not sure whats going on there so can anybody shed some light on it?
2. Sunglasses compartment latch is broken. Looks like its rather common. Any alternative fixes to buying a whole new one for $300?
3. Are there any seat covers made anywhere for this car???? Seats are mint and I want to keep them that way.
4. Exhaust...it doesn't sound like the stock exhaust that's for sure (sounds wonderful) and the bottom of the the exhausts have "ei" written on them. Eisenmann??? I cant imagine these are stock.
5. M/// Red needles don't light up at night with the lights on. Aren't they supposed to? Maybe the needle lights & locks are related?

Thanks guys. I love this car!!!!!
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      08-01-2016, 09:39 AM   #2
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Congrats & welcome!
Sounds like you found a good one with those low miles.

1. Its probably the key has lost its charge and needs to be charged and re-programmed. (charges in the ignition)
or , how close to the car are you? they don't have much range.
There are several programming options for unlocking, sounds like yours is 2 pulse to open all. (with key)

2. i haven't seen a quick fix for that one

3. I'm sure there are, someone may chime in with recommendation. (not a fan myself)

4. Eisenmann is one of the more expensive aftermarket exhausts, they sound great.

5. needles dont light up that Im aware of. (had to think about this one, dont drive much at night)
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      08-01-2016, 09:58 AM   #3
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So the the needles dont light up red at night but stay gray? The red line looks black in the center of the needles at night look black?
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      08-01-2016, 10:11 AM   #4
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the needles don't light up, there is just the gauge background lighting.
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      08-03-2016, 07:39 AM   #5
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Sunglass holder--there was an outfit in Britain that sold a replacement latch, but it is a very old Ebay ad and now says no longer available. I can't imagine who engineered and manufactured a fix like that with so few potential buyers (holder is unique to M Coupe) but I gave up the search for another source for that fix--you may have more patience than I. No luck at all from many online junkyards. Finally ordered from Tischer (GetBMWParts.com) where, less their discount and plus their shipping, it came out right near $300, the cheapest I could fined. And there are none in the US, back-ordered from Germany.
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      08-03-2016, 08:18 AM   #6
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Thanks for the info. Does this particular key lose its charge? I drove the car home (2hrs) and it still doesnt unlock the doors.😡
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Thanks for the info. Does this particular key lose its charge? I drove the car home (2hrs) and it still doesnt unlock the doors.😡
You may need to drive the car for an extended period of time to get sufficient charge if the battery is really discharged. Given the key's age, it might be worth visiting the dealer or going online to get a replacement key. They're not cheap, but that will probably be the best / fastest solution.
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      08-03-2016, 03:24 PM   #8
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There is someone around who replaces the battery in the key. As long as you have not messed it up yourself trying to fix it. https://www.bmwgm5.com/
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It sounds like you have a separate issue from the key if they passenger doesn't lock/unlock when you insert the key in the drivers side door. Does the door lock/unlock button inside the car work when pressed?
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Also, I think the older versions of the rogue engineering diablos had RE stamped on the bottom. That's the only company I can think of that has a two letter branding. I don't think I've ever seen eisenmann refer to their products with ei. I could be wrong though.
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Did you turn the key twice? Once opens the drivers door, twice opens the passenger door.
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Just bought a Z4M Coupe. Blacke/Sepang brown. 2 owner, 39k miles, for $28k. No paintwork other than front bumper. Not a single ding in it. I think that's a really good price. Found it at a Dodge dealer??? LOL Traded in for a Hellcat. Anyway, long time BMW guy here but first Z4M so I have a few questions. Hope ya'll Can help me.

1. Power locks don't work with remote. When I use the key in drivers door the passenger side doesn't unlock. Not sure whats going on there so can anybody shed some light on it?
2. Sunglasses compartment latch is broken. Looks like its rather common. Any alternative fixes to buying a whole new one for $300?
3. Are there any seat covers made anywhere for this car???? Seats are mint and I want to keep them that way.
4. Exhaust...it doesn't sound like the stock exhaust that's for sure (sounds wonderful) and the bottom of the the exhausts have "ei" written on them. Eisenmann??? I cant imagine these are stock.
5. M/// Red needles don't light up at night with the lights on. Aren't they supposed to? Maybe the needle lights & locks are related?

Thanks guys. I love this car!!!!!
Damn. I wanted that car. You got a good deal. They wouldn't budge below $28,900 for me. And then I'd have to ship it across the country. I'm jealous!
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      08-05-2016, 06:58 AM   #13
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Did you turn the key twice? Once opens the drivers door, twice opens the passenger door.
This. Car can be programmed to open both locks, or driver's side then passenger side on the second unlock.
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how many keys did you get? my 2nd key didn't do squat until i reprogrammed it with the car and first key.
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I only got 1 key unfortunately. Locks/unlocks perfect with inside switch. I drove it 2hrs home from atlanta but it still didnt charge it.😕 will it reprogram if its dead. I wouldnt think so.
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I just showed up at the dealer, drove it, and told them i will do $28k right now and drive it home. They took it. I was surprised. On the fone the guy wouldnt budge but i dealt with another guy when i was there and didnt tell them i had talked to anybody. I would still really like to know what type of exhaust is on it but i might not ever know. I cant find anythinb with "ei" on it.
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I just showed up at the dealer, drove it, and told them i will do $28k right now and drive it home. They took it. I was surprised. On the fone the guy wouldnt budge but i dealt with another guy when i was there and didnt tell them i had talked to anybody. I would still really like to know what type of exhaust is on it but i might not ever know. I cant find anythinb with "ei" on it.
Post a couple of pics and I'm sure we can identify it for you.
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Just bought a Z4M Coupe. Blacke/Sepang brown. 2 owner, 39k miles, for $28k. No paintwork other than front bumper. Not a single ding in it. I think that's a really good price. Found it at a Dodge dealer??? LOL Traded in for a Hellcat. Anyway, long time BMW guy here but first Z4M so I have a few questions. Hope ya'll Can help me.

1. Power locks don't work with remote. When I use the key in drivers door the passenger side doesn't unlock. Not sure whats going on there so can anybody shed some light on it?
2. Sunglasses compartment latch is broken. Looks like its rather common. Any alternative fixes to buying a whole new one for $300?
3. Are there any seat covers made anywhere for this car???? Seats are mint and I want to keep them that way.
4. Exhaust...it doesn't sound like the stock exhaust that's for sure (sounds wonderful) and the bottom of the the exhausts have "ei" written on them. Eisenmann??? I cant imagine these are stock.
5. M/// Red needles don't light up at night with the lights on. Aren't they supposed to? Maybe the needle lights & locks are related?

Thanks guys. I love this car!!!!!
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I figured it out!!! Finally got the car up in the air and its a rogue engineering exhaust. Looking upside down from the groung made the R appear to be an i. with their design of RE and the e restesting inside the R it appeared to be ie but its a rougue. My buddy has a 2014 vette and we drove each others cars today. I have 4 "s" curves back to back near my house. I went thru them at 100mph. He couldnt hang with me. Then he drove mine and said "damn this lil car is so responsive and handles better than my vette". His first time driving a bmw Z4M. I have to say his vette although blistering fast straight line it has a heavy feel and is not a nimble car. U cant toss it into the curves like the Z4M. He was blown away the car isnt turbo'd or super charged like his vette and is as powerful as it is. I have to say guys...after that lil driving experience i walked away proud as hell of my Z4M i paid $28k for compared to $80k for his vette. Ive owned at least 25 different bmws in my life (51yo) and BMW went back to its driver oriented roots on this car. Its truly a driving piece of art. As my buddy said today "that lil car feels like its ready to pounce at any rpm". Im never getting rid of it!!!
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