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Specific discussion about the E89 2009 Z4 (sDrive35is, sDrive35i, sDrive30i, sDrive23i)
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Post by Marcoose » Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:55 pm

SV8Predator wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:30 pm
N4LLY wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:45 pm So the white light eluminates the parcel shelf.
What purpose the red/amber light ?
I've asked that twice now on this thread.

Nobody knows. What an aberration!
The clown does.
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Post by Gwest44 » Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:22 pm

Go on my son - sign me up to the red & white light club.

Made up with that but now I have a drivers seat that is out of position because I had to move it forward to take the photo and a phone with a smashed screen having dropped it on the seat rail during the data capture process :rofl:
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Post by Pondrew » Thu Jun 23, 2022 11:13 pm

N4LLY wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:45 pm So the white light eluminates the parcel shelf.
Now THAT has made me laugh! A parcel shelf in an E89. I can't seem to remove it so I can get the three dogs in the back :lol:
All good things come to those who wait. But I'm really impatient which explains a lot.

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Post by Pondrew » Thu Jun 23, 2022 11:16 pm

Gwest44 wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:22 pm Go on my son - sign me up to the red & white light club.
Welcome. From hence forth we should call it the "R&W club". Nobody shall ever ask what the R is for, as it is of no consequence. Still think it is a laser.
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Post by jenniferlouise » Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:33 am

Dear Pondrew, I wish to apply to the registration committee for permission to join the newly established ‘R&W Club’. Our 2010 23i had the extended light package and I supply evidence for the committee’s consideration of the ‘parcel shelf’ mounted lights, clearly showing two apertures; one which illuminates when the doors are opened and another that seems to contain an LED but I can’t make it come on (not sure if that is a good thing or not TBH). Please contact us if you feel there is a requirement to provide any further supporting evidence for the application.

PS no phone was harmed taking the image and no dogs were shamelessly squeezed into the parcel shelf to test its practicality rating.
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Post by N4LLY » Fri Jun 24, 2022 4:31 pm

jenniferlouise wrote: Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:33 am Dear Pondrew, I wish to apply to the registration committee for permission to join the newly established ‘R&W Club’. Our 2010 23i had the extended light package and I supply evidence for the committee’s consideration of the ‘parcel shelf’ mounted lights, clearly showing two apertures; one which illuminates when the doors are opened and another that seems to contain an LED but I can’t make it come on (not sure if that is a good thing or not TBH). Please contact us if you feel there is a requirement to provide any further supporting evidence for the application.

PS no phone was harmed taking the image and no dogs were shamelessly squeezed into the parcel shelf to test its practicality rating.
Jen, Johnbmwz4 discovered the R&W club joining trick.

Turn the side lights on and the red/amber light comes on.

Why ? No body know's ! Is the great thing about joining the club :D
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Post by jenniferlouise » Sat Jun 25, 2022 2:11 pm

Oh yeah!! It so does!!! Can I pls join now??? 🙏
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Post by jenniferlouise » Sat Jun 25, 2022 2:14 pm

I’ve noticed another oddity whilst testing this - in the garage in the dark - is that when I turn in side lights (engine not running) the R&W Club lights come on, so do front and rear side lights, but turn on headlights and the red light goes out and so do the front and rear side lights. Well I’m blown…

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Post by N4LLY » Sat Jun 25, 2022 2:59 pm

jenniferlouise wrote: Sat Jun 25, 2022 2:14 pm I’ve noticed another oddity whilst testing this - in the garage in the dark - is that when I turn in side lights (engine not running) the R&W Club lights come on, so do front and rear side lights, but turn on headlights and the red light goes out and so do the front and rear side lights. Well I’m blown…
Welcome to the club. :) Is very odd, if anyone figuires out the red light that would be genius :lol:
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Post by jenniferlouise » Sat Jun 25, 2022 4:53 pm

I’m feeling so proud 🤩🤩🤩 thanks for having us

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Post by Marcoose » Sun Jun 26, 2022 5:19 pm

White Light: Check
Red Light: Check
Parcel Shelf: Check
Week Granola: Check
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Post by jenniferlouise » Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:46 pm

Damn, didn’t realise to be in this R&W Club you now need granola?!!

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Post by Pondrew » Tue Jun 28, 2022 10:01 pm

Marcoose wrote: Sun Jun 26, 2022 5:19 pm Week Granola: Check
My eyesight ain't what it was but I could swear that bag of bird food says: "route one, bakery & kitchen, females car". :)
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Post by Gwest44 » Tue Jun 28, 2022 10:22 pm

The R&W club is like fight club in that you never talk about it and more importantly never ever mention the R light - in fact until this post we never mentioned the W light either. Why would we it serves no purpose :rofl:

In quite moments of reflection I now find myself pondering what on the car is more useless than the R&W lights - and I already have a plan that once I've exhausted that train of thought I can extend the search to consider other makes and models of cars that I've owned.

Jumping ahead of myself somewhat I've already made a mental note that the bead seat I had in my Cortina Mark 5 should never figure in my thought process on this subject - in fact once this Williams v Tan match concludes I might wander off to the garage to see if I can find it. I'm sure it would be the perfect addition to the interior of my E89 :thumbsup:
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Post by flybobbie » Tue Jun 28, 2022 11:30 pm

And that net keeps dropping like a pair of baggy knickers.

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