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Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 09:46 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By ard
So we've all seen the videos....guys in middle...

So we've all seen the videos....guys in middle eastern countries...some wearing the white thobes... people out driving like utter idiots, spinning cars at speed, whatever...then careening into the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By ard
You are 'supposed' to register the battery. You...

You are 'supposed' to register the battery. You need a BMW specific computer to register this. Most any show w BMW software can do this in 35 seconds

The other codes are prolly related to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 09:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 468
Posted By ard
If you satellite is not activated, reseting will...

If you satellite is not activated, reseting will not activate it. While reseting a flaky system wont hurt, you need a FSC unlock code for sat.

When you say "i confirmed it is available" what do...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By ard
any help here? ...

any help here?

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=515274
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 04:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 468
Posted By ard
Im not sure I understand your issue, nor would I...

Im not sure I understand your issue, nor would I trust their response. Virtually every response from BMWNA is "see the dealer".... no matter what.

There are many posts about modules, Bluetooth,...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Yesterday, 10:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 508
Posted By ard
It is funny, but these odd "new-used" cars are...

It is funny, but these odd "new-used" cars are always hard to price...

If it were a used car, with a pripr title, it would take the standard 20% off invoice hit, or more.

But sisce it can be...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Yesterday, 09:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,342
Posted By ard
MSD or not, you are still on the hook for all of...

MSD or not, you are still on the hook for all of that.

The MSD just protects BMW from deadbeats, thats all. If you plan to trash the car; not pay the last 8 payments; dodge the repo man; then...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-10-2016, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By ard
Are you changing rims? If so, go to 19". better...

Are you changing rims? If so, go to 19". better ride.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-10-2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By ard
+3 thectsc

+3

thectsc
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-09-2016, 11:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By ard
1. He is out of warranty. Coverage on cars out...

1. He is out of warranty. Coverage on cars out of warranty is usually very limited.

2. Legally buying an extended warranty to fix an existing problem is fraud. Not a problem for scumbags, but...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-09-2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By ard
AFAIK....You hold the START button down to force...

AFAIK....You hold the START button down to force a shut down.

Based on the OP, I wasnt thinking diesel runaway...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-09-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By ard
1. I wonder about "all" the oil. Did you not get...

1. I wonder about "all" the oil. Did you not get warnings????

2. If indeed you lost all the oil and there were red lights on the dash, then dont spend a dime on the motor- its toast.

3. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-09-2016, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By ard
I have no experience with the E70, but the E39...

I have no experience with the E70, but the E39 was VERY finicky about where the windshiled was mounted, especially at the top of the frame. BMW has specific dams and spacers as well as a jig to set...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-09-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By ard
Agree

Agree
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-09-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By ard
You are going to drive it around making that...

You are going to drive it around making that noise???????????????

get it to a qualified mechanic
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-08-2016, 03:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 910
Posted By ard
What a scam. This just means they didnt actually...

What a scam. This just means they didnt actually diagnose the issue- but forced you to blindly pay for anything that might have been an issue.

Seattle based $tealership?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-08-2016, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By ard
Check all your fuses. if the nav computer takes...

Check all your fuses. if the nav computer takes a dump it is just 'missing' from the display. A verbal query will report back the status "nav is off..."
Forum: Off-Topic 02-07-2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,001
Posted By ard
Here's another way to think of this... Let's...

Here's another way to think of this...

Let's say you take your car, out of warranty, in for a free update to the emissions control software.

Bmw calls you back the next day and says "the car is...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 02-06-2016, 10:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,605
Posted By ard
It means if you pay him $2500 or $5000 over MSRP...

It means if you pay him $2500 or $5000 over MSRP you get to the front of the "list'.

You see it isnt a 'list'. Its a secret auction in which salesmen arent really very honest with the people on...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 02-06-2016, 10:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,342
Posted By ard
I'll add- in 6 years you have disposable income,...

I'll add- in 6 years you have disposable income, ADD a fun car......
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 02-06-2016, 10:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,342
Posted By ard
OP- If you are OK with a monthly car payment...

OP-

If you are OK with a monthly car payment forever, then hop on the lease treadmill.

If your life plan is to have nice transportation, and use your income to build towards substantial, follow...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-06-2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By ard
If you click on 'edit post' and then at the...

If you click on 'edit post' and then at the bottom click on 'go advanced', I *think* you can edit the title to change the j to h
Forum: Off-Topic 02-06-2016, 10:34 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,891
Posted By ard
amazing weather here this weekend... what a treat...

amazing weather here this weekend... what a treat for everyone!

For it seems months its been pretty cold (for CA) with regular rain storms rolling through. Temps peaking at 50F.

Should be 70s...
Forum: Off-Topic 02-06-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,001
Posted By ard
Interesting factoid: Could explain why a...

Interesting factoid:

Could explain why a screen replacement- even reusing the home button- is now causing an issue with a new IOS update. (as a newb I am hyper careful with every single screw and...
Forum: Off-Topic 02-06-2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,001
Posted By ard
Agree if is convenient for apple and you get a...

Agree if is convenient for apple and you get a near new phone- IT IS WHY THEY CHARGE SO MUCH!


Where I buy parts, they rate screens. WHile none will have overt defects, some of the cheap ones...
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