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Dean TS 02-02-2013 06:17 AM

x5 2004 inside door handle froze and broke
 
due to low temp, the driver side inside door handle broke, how much it would cost to fix it?

Iceeberg 02-02-2013 08:05 AM

My BMW dealer quoted me around $350 but instead I bought the handle assembly online and my husband installed it, was around $30?

Dean TS 02-02-2013 11:15 AM

where do you buy bmw parts on line?
 
Where do you buy the parts online ?

Thx

Iceeberg 02-02-2013 11:56 AM

We bought it off eBay, we found a site that kinda gives you directions. If at all possible, when you replace it, the inside door panel comes off, try not to disconnect anything, hold it up with a bungee. My husband disconnected mine to get his man hands in it better and my "airbag" light was on, BMW wanted $60 to disconnect it. I sweet talked them into resetting it the next time I took it in for service.

Iceeberg 02-02-2013 11:58 AM

I meant "reset " it:)

upallnight 02-02-2013 02:33 PM

Just disconnect the battery before you start the work and only reconnect the battery after everything been reinstalled. Disconnecting any Safety Restraint System items such as air bags, air bags curtains, even seat with occupancy sensors with the battery connected will give you a SRS light.

Don't want to take the car to have the SRS light reset, you can get a reset tool from Amazon or eBay for under $30.00 to reset it.

Iceeberg 02-02-2013 04:31 PM

Thanks upallnight I'm sure I'll need that as my passenger side feels like its getting worn. Since you are so BMW savvy, I have a 2004 X5 3.0, with the "business" radio/cd, is there a way I can upgrade that to either a XM ready or a way to get my iPhone to play from it? I have a XM modem in there but it doesn't seem to look like I can hard wire it in and it's a pain in the a$$ to find stations when I'm not in range.
Thanks
Kay

upallnight 02-02-2013 04:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Iceeberg (Post 7355407)
Thanks upallnight I'm sure I'll need that as my passenger side feels like its getting worn. Since you are so BMW savvy, I have a 2004 X5 3.0, with the "business" radio/cd, is there a way I can upgrade that to either a XM ready or a way to get my iPhone to play from it? I have a XM modem in there but it doesn't seem to look like I can hard wire it in and it's a pain in the a$$ to find stations when I'm not in range.
Thanks
Kay

Do you have DSP (digital signal processing)? It will have DSP on the right side of the radio.

I have a Grom Media Device that I hooked up at the rear of the car where the amp and cd changer is located. It is bluetooth tooth (you need to buy the bluetooth dongle) compatible ipod compatible (you will need to buy the Ipod cable) and usb compatible. I have an android phone so I use an app to stream my music from my phone to the X stereo system thru the Grom Media Device. There are other system out there like DICE that does the same thing.

If you don't have DSP there's a 3mm jack that was sold by BMW to cnnect MP3 player to the Aux in portion of the radio. The jack was located in the glove box. You will use a cable to plug into you Iphone headphone jack and plug the other end into the jack in the glove box. Set the radio to AUX and turn on your Iphone.

Grom website:

http://gromaudio.com/index.html

upallnight 02-02-2013 05:29 PM

You can watch the video on this website.

http://gromaudio.com/installs/bmw__g...ustration.html


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