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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-30-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 757
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 - current) 12-30-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,388
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 - current) 12-30-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
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 - current) 12-15-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
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 - current) 12-15-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
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 - current) 12-15-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 711
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 - current) 06-16-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 981
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 - current) 05-27-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,020
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 - current) 05-27-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 981
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 - current) 05-27-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,140
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 - current) 05-27-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,776
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 - current) 04-28-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,132
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 - current) 04-11-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,074
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 - current) 04-11-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 655
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 - current) 03-09-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,119
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 - current) 03-09-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,119
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 - current) 03-02-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 983
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...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-02-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 983
Posted By snowboardjoe
Hmmm..., I need to try this again. I had a...

Hmmm..., I need to try this again. I had a firmware update applied a few months ago and need to check if the long press activates Siri as that would be nice. Before the upgrade there was no way to...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-24-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,010
Posted By snowboardjoe
Occasionally I do see some condensation inside...

Occasionally I do see some condensation inside the headlamp assembly, but only on during snow storm conditions after it has cooled off. The assembly is not sealed and it does allow air to flow...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-24-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,517
Posted By snowboardjoe
Wow, I had no idea it costs that much for that...

Wow, I had no idea it costs that much for that plastic contraption. I have HID so I have the LED embedded in this. Do make sure you have HID as only they have the LED parking lights. Non-HID have...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 02-21-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,385
Posted By snowboardjoe
That's exactly what I was looking for... ...

That's exactly what I was looking for...

Initialwarnung_GWF_IW = nicht_aktiv

That shuts down the initial gong and still displays it on the dash. Works perfectly. Thanks!
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-19-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,662
Posted By snowboardjoe
I watched the video. Sounds totally normal to...

I watched the video. Sounds totally normal to me. Our car has always been like that and assumed it was the nature of the engine. We noticed it the first few weeks and haven't given it a second...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 02-18-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,385
Posted By snowboardjoe
I'll take a look at that again. I did not find...

I'll take a look at that again. I did not find SBR_FA_GWF_SBR_FA when I was looking last night. Closest match was SeatBeltReminder_SBR_Fahrer.
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 02-17-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,385
Posted By snowboardjoe
Disabling initial seat belt reminder on F25

I always use my seatbelt--it's second nature. However, the gong when starting the car is just annoying and I want it to go away. I realize there are multiple stages to warning the driver, but I...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-10-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 940
Posted By snowboardjoe
Yep, I've seen this. All normal. When coming...

Yep, I've seen this. All normal. When coming down mountain passes it will sense that I'm coasting and that I'm using the brakes. After a few seconds it will downshift to provide more engine...
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