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Old 13th July 2007, 02:30 PM   #1
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I just found out something rather cool about the rear\brake lights on my M3
when one bulb blows there is a backup which takes over, in the light cluster on the boot lid.
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Old 13th July 2007, 04:16 PM   #2
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Wow that is cool, never knew that. They thought of everything really didn't they. The E46 really is a machine.
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Old 13th July 2007, 10:16 PM   #3
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Yeah its cool, I just looked in the manual the graphic of the rear light cluster says backup :-) seems it detects whether the brake light or tail light has malfunctioned and switches the backup on, and then once you replace the affected bulb goes back to normal operation
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Old 14th July 2007, 10:12 PM   #4
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Had a similar thing on the Merc but **** car anyway so wont talk about it!
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did ya know that only the inner ring of LED's lights up when breaking? it is only under really hard breaking that the whole lot light up!
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Old 1st August 2007, 03:21 PM   #6
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did ya know that only the inner ring of LED's lights up when breaking? it is only under really hard breaking that the whole lot light up!
I thought that was only enabled in certain countries due to law etc...
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Old 1st August 2007, 06:43 PM   #7
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as mine is a 52 plate, i dont got no LED's

Hey Vida theres a blues song for ya

I woke up this mornin dum daaa daa da
dont got no led's dum daaa daa da
I woke up this mornin dum daaa daa da
dont got no led's dum daaa daa da
I said I woke up this mornin dum daaa daa da

ummmm ok I had a hard day at work
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Old 1st August 2007, 07:18 PM   #8
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as mine is a 52 plate, i dont got no LED's

Hey Vida theres a blues song for ya

I woke up this mornin dum daaa daa da
dont got no led's dum daaa daa da
I woke up this mornin dum daaa daa da
dont got no led's dum daaa daa da
I said I woke up this mornin dum daaa daa da

ummmm ok I had a hard day at work



like he is going to sing the blues!!!! hes has a string of lady friends, pic of most of them naked, gets to play music all day go driving round france in his silver shiny m3,.........i really dont know why we talk to him!!!!!!!! barstard!!!
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hahahahaha.........

there seems to be a certain pattern imerging here?????


but **** yeah man, i know what ya mean!!!


Whoop Whoop!!!

Dum daa daa da

i woke up this mo'nin dum daa daa da
and turned to ma side dum daa daa da
she was lyin beside me dum daa daa da
her name is ..??....??....?? (oh ****.,which one's this???)


really not that bad guys....
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ah, Vida mate, bet you are, guitarists are all the same, I should know, i was a pro bassist for 18 years
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Pro Bassist? isn't that an Oxymoron? Thought they were all failed guitarists.

Only kidding.
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Old 1st August 2007, 11:22 PM   #12
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ah, Vida mate, bet you are, guitarists are all the same, I should know, i was a pro bassist for 18 years

really mate? nice one!!

my bass player is leaving the band actually, not until we find a suitable replacement but still he's told us he's leaving...

****in hard work finding someone who not only can play well, but who's a decent person who you can get on with/take the piss out of etc, ya know?
did you do session work then or with an established band? anything i can listen to ??

if ya (or anyone for that matter) want to send me a PM of your add i'll send ya'z a copy of our album (while i'm in a good mood) if ya want....

i'd be intersted in listening to your work mate.....
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Actually I would agree with you on that, I started on the bass, always loved the sound of it, I blame Geezer Butler, black sabbaths bass player for it

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Old 2nd August 2007, 08:23 AM   #14
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I played with a band called Rogue Island for 7 years, wrote most of the music and toured europe. I also played in Lionsheart for their "Pandoras Box" european and Japanese tours. that was doubleheadliner with american band Lillian Axe. I was a teacher of the 4 strings of doom for 10 years.

one of rogue islands demo cd's got highly reviewed in kerrang. Played at the marquee in london countless times.
did a bit of standin work with various other musicians over the years and probably played close to 500 gigs across europe. Japan was extremely cool being a rock star type, had a good time there.

Green peace used to harrass me as my bass rig was so damed loud it used to confuse humpback whales.

I agree with you, finding a musician who is good, creative and fits in personality wise in a band is damn difficult.

I would like to hear your music, that'll be grand

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really mate? nice one!!

my bass player is leaving the band actually, not until we find a suitable replacement but still he's told us he's leaving...

****in hard work finding someone who not only can play well, but who's a decent person who you can get on with/take the piss out of etc, ya know?
did you do session work then or with an established band? anything i can listen to ??

if ya (or anyone for that matter) want to send me a PM of your add i'll send ya'z a copy of our album (while i'm in a good mood) if ya want....

i'd be intersted in listening to your work mate.....
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Lillian Axe....blimey...a blast from the past.
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yep they have been going years, and are still touring the states, I could tell you some hilarious stories about Lillian axe and ganja in holland.
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Old 5th August 2007, 10:25 AM   #17
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since you guys are music people, have you heard of sly and the faimly stone? i took him and singers and daughts and the bigist body gaurd you have ever seen to bounmouth for a gig in one of our small busses and my dad took all the roadies? never seen so many case in all my life, and the porter at the hotel was so skiny and small i felt sorry for him and helped him take cases in........
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yep they have been going years, and are still touring the states, I could tell you some hilarious stories about Lillian axe and ganja in holland.

cool man!! the tourin sounds ace, especially Japan, would love to play there... crazy for it!!!

as soon as i get my arse in gear i'll post you an album mate...
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