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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-04-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By snowboardjoe
Not replacing H21W at this point for brake lights

After doing some more research to find an LED version of the H21W lamp, I think I need to settle for the original non-LED version. The typical lumen output of this lamp is 600! I have not found ANY...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-03-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By snowboardjoe
Looked around on the site, but did not find the...

Looked around on the site, but did not find the bulbs I was looking for. It's been a real challenge finding the right lights for the turn signals and brake lights.

The turns signals I think I may...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 04-29-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3,188
Views: 514,278
Posted By snowboardjoe
That did the trick. I'm in. Thanks!

That did the trick. I'm in. Thanks!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-29-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 878
Posted By snowboardjoe
Thanks. I reached out to MirrorTap for info....

Thanks. I reached out to MirrorTap for info. However, I forgot the Garmin wants to use a USB interface which will be 5V instead of 12V. May have to look for a different dash cam.
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 04-29-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3,188
Views: 514,278
Posted By snowboardjoe
Can't get a link to car

Did this plenty of times with the X3 years ago and trying to apply to our newly acquired F34. I can't get a link between the computer and the car (no network link lights and Windows reports media...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-27-2017, 10:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 878
Posted By snowboardjoe
How did you get power from the mirror? Just...

How did you get power from the mirror? Just recently acquired our F34 and have not explored everything yet. In light of the accident that destroyed our X3, we want to install a dash cam to record...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 04-27-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By snowboardjoe
2013 X3 28i serious car accident

On 27 Mar 2017, we were traveling on I-90 going home. To make a long story short, we had to make two emergency stops to avoid an erratic convoy of road crew trucks. On the second emergency stop we...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-27-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 213
Posted By snowboardjoe
We just took ownership of a 2014 328xi GT. It's a...

We just took ownership of a 2014 328xi GT. It's a CPO with 50k miles. Loaded with lots of options including the M sport package which I really like so far. It's a nice, powerful engine and smooth. I...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 12-30-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,008
Posted By snowboardjoe
There is an extra pin that is thrown in the door...

There is an extra pin that is thrown in the door lock mechanism to prevent unlocking of a door from the inside. This makes it more difficult for a thief to just bust a window open and have easy...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 12-30-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,761
Posted By snowboardjoe
Probably about twice per month, but not always....

Probably about twice per month, but not always. Biggest obstacle is heavy traffic here in Seattle. There's just not that much space to open it up full blast before someone is in your way. One of the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 12-30-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 909
Posted By snowboardjoe
I'll stick to waiting a few more seconds for the...

I'll stick to waiting a few more seconds for the car to warm up. Since there is not much more activity here I assume this is more of an isolated problem.

As for taking time to warm up, waiting 20...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 12-15-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 917
Posted By snowboardjoe
I think that's the most likely problem as well...

I think that's the most likely problem as well since it mainly happens during energy recovery. Sounds much more like a bad bearing (rather than belt slippage). I would say you're save to drive...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 12-15-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 909
Posted By snowboardjoe
2013 X3 2.8i stalls on cold mornings

This has been an ongoing problem intermittently and this season we're almost able to replicate the problem routinely now. Anytime the car has been at rest (off) for 10 hour or more and the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 12-15-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 930
Posted By snowboardjoe
Yep, works for us. We have two small dogs that...

Yep, works for us. We have two small dogs that occasionally travel with us. Just lock normally and then press the lock button a second time within a few seconds. When you do so, the clown nose on the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 06-16-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,111
Posted By snowboardjoe
I'm on the latest code as of a few months ago and...

I'm on the latest code as of a few months ago and ACSM 3000 is present on mine. However, you have to update your pszdata.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 05-27-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,425
Posted By snowboardjoe
I don't see this problem. We get about 16 hours...

I don't see this problem. We get about 16 hours of daylight right now, so it's rare to see them come on except when driving late in the evening. If they never go off (still got the green indicator...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 05-27-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,111
Posted By snowboardjoe
Under ACSM 3000, look for Initialwarnung_GWF_IW. ...

Under ACSM 3000, look for Initialwarnung_GWF_IW. This one item disables all of the initial warnings which is what I was looking for. This means you get no audio or visual alarms when you start the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 05-27-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,252
Posted By snowboardjoe
It sounds like you are asking more about if the...

It sounds like you are asking more about if the nav system speaks the street names and exit numbers? If so, the answer is no, it does not speak street names. It will speak highway numbers. Not...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 05-27-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,038
Posted By snowboardjoe
Not sure on the comparison between LED and HID,...

Not sure on the comparison between LED and HID, but I can speak to HID headlamps. I had the HID lights on my 2003 325xi when I bought it new. After 10 years of use and 120K miles, the only failure...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 04-28-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,317
Posted By snowboardjoe
I find it a design flaw to have the Auto-hold...

I find it a design flaw to have the Auto-hold kick in without pressing the brake pedal in my opinion. I recall the first time it did that and it surprised me when it did kick-in as I coasted to a...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 04-11-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,371
Posted By snowboardjoe
Very happy with HUD and would get it again. With...

Very happy with HUD and would get it again. With NAV it's wonderful to have that info floating above the road in your line of sight. I rarely look down at the dash as a result. I find it very...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 04-11-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 756
Posted By snowboardjoe
To add some clarification on the kick-down...

To add some clarification on the kick-down switch, once triggered the computer selects the lowest practical gear for maximum acceleration. It does not place the transmission in a different mode or...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 03-09-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,606
Posted By snowboardjoe
Yes, it's normal for the check engine light to...

Yes, it's normal for the check engine light to come on when the ignition is started and the engine is not running yet. Until the engine has started, the ECU does not know that all components are...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 03-08-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,606
Posted By snowboardjoe
Yep, this is normal. When you press the...

Yep, this is normal. When you press the start/stop button without the brake, the ignition and all electronics are on, but it does not start the car. If you do nothing for several seconds (I can't...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 03-02-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,252
Posted By snowboardjoe
Well, that was disappointing. Holding the voice...

Well, that was disappointing. Holding the voice command button always immediate activates iDrive and never triggers Siri on my iPhone 5.

I know I can trigger Siri by pressing the home button on...
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