Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 307
Search took 1.92 seconds.
Search: Keyword(s): ; Posts Made By: Coffeeman
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-02-2009, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,448
Posted By Coffeeman
The fact that all BMW CPO vehicles are master...

The fact that all BMW CPO vehicles are master listed on BMWUSA's site, would give credence to your theory of price fixing.

If the mother ship knows exactly what CPO each dealer has in inventory,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-22-2009, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 965
Posted By Coffeeman
In many parts of Europe it is standard. The Bean...

In many parts of Europe it is standard. The Bean Counters in N.J. decided to make it a dealer installed option in the U.S. for the X3.

I installed it myself, took about an hour. The dealer will...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-21-2009, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,015
Posted By Coffeeman
If your business radio has a CD, and not a...

If your business radio has a CD, and not a cassette, you can use the BMW Aux input kit. Bavarian auto has them for $39.95
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-14-2009, 08:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,366
Posted By Coffeeman
I have OEM park distance on my X3. It is okay,...

I have OEM park distance on my X3. It is okay, but not great. The beeps (front & rear) are annoying...they should have used a chime. Also no visual indication.

PDC implementation is much better...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-14-2009, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,754
Posted By Coffeeman
Just had mine reprogrammed after the door locks...

Just had mine reprogrammed after the door locks went crazy and fried the computer. Beep on arm/disarm is dealer programmable, as well as flashing parking lights on arm/disarm.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-09-2009, 08:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,663
Posted By Coffeeman
Very true. In my case, I've driven only BMW's...

Very true. In my case, I've driven only BMW's for 37 years, since 1970. I switched to the ML320CDI last year, when my 2005 E53 lease was up. I passed on the E70, because of the increased size...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-09-2009, 06:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,663
Posted By Coffeeman
I agree, I drove the Q5 last week, and was truly...

I agree, I drove the Q5 last week, and was truly impressed. The electronics integration is head and shoulders above BMW & Mercedes. When my wife's X3 lease is up next year, the replacement will be...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-11-2009, 07:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,561
Posted By Coffeeman
You can get limited phone book transfer on the...

You can get limited phone book transfer on the Treo, by setting up "favorites". All "favorite" entries will transfer to the car.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,116
Posted By Coffeeman
I installed the IPD seat heater kit in my '05 X5,...

I installed the IPD seat heater kit in my '05 X5, on the rear seats. Took about 2 hours, and the kit worked as well as OEM. You have to remove the seat covers, which is actually pretty easy, using...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2009, 05:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,934
Posted By Coffeeman
It's interesting that both M-B and Audi have...

It's interesting that both M-B and Audi have targeted the X3, with the GLK & Q5.....neither of which is available with the heated steering wheel option.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-10-2009, 07:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,386
Posted By Coffeeman
Your post is rather timely...My wife's '08...

Your post is rather timely...My wife's '08 "busted light" lamp came on yesterday, and as did you, I checked every lamp, and nothing is burned out.

Probably just another example of BMW's stellar...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-06-2009, 10:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,194
Posted By Coffeeman
Forgot to mention that during the programming...

Forgot to mention that during the programming process, I unplugged my door opener, to avoid frying it.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2009, 10:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,194
Posted By Coffeeman
Here is what worked for me: 1: Turn ignition...

Here is what worked for me:

1: Turn ignition to position 2

2: Hold down buttons 1 & 3 on the X3 until they begin to flash. This clears any previous codes

3: Hold down button 1 on the X3,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2009, 05:41 AM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 345,111
Posted By Coffeeman
I took my wife's 2008 X3 in for a bad oxygen...

I took my wife's 2008 X3 in for a bad oxygen sensor last week, and was given an '09 X5 3.0 as a loaner. The X5 had 1500 miles on the odo, and it had the same hesitation from a dead stop as the X3. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2009, 05:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,238
Posted By Coffeeman
Maybe something to do with the fact that GM makes...

Maybe something to do with the fact that GM makes the X3 transmission ?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-02-2008, 07:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 38,538
Posted By Coffeeman
The wood looks like contact paper. Hate iDrive &...

The wood looks like contact paper. Hate iDrive & the shifter...BMW continues to answer questions that no one asked. Probably has run flats as well.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-31-2008, 05:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,012
Posted By Coffeeman
I just had a great service/loaner experience. I...

I just had a great service/loaner experience. I bought my X3 at BMW of Towson (MD), last year. Towson always gives buyers a BMW loaner, but because of a bad experience there, I don't deal with them...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-23-2008, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 345,111
Posted By Coffeeman
Yes, quite sad. If you look at my signature, it...

Yes, quite sad. If you look at my signature, it is obvious that I have been a loyal BMW customer since 1970. The '08 Mercedes replaced my X5, and a Mercedes GLK will probably replace the X3,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-23-2008, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 345,111
Posted By Coffeeman
I took my wife's X3 in for service this morning,...

I took my wife's X3 in for service this morning, to address the transmission issues. They were out of BMW loaners, so they gave me an '08 Toyota Highlander. I'm not a big Toyota fan, however, the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-01-2008, 07:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,725
Posted By Coffeeman
Have them enable triple flash, one touch turn...

Have them enable triple flash, one touch turn signals, if you want this feature. FYI, Daytime running lights CAN be turned off.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-26-2008, 05:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,838
Posted By Coffeeman
By 16gb 3g paired perfectly with my '08 X3. ...

By 16gb 3g paired perfectly with my '08 X3. Audio quality is also better than it was with my Palm 755p.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-22-2008, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 345,111
Posted By Coffeeman
I really can't wait till my lease expires, so I...

I really can't wait till my lease expires, so I can get as far away from BMW as I can. The X3 transmission fiasco has been going on far too long.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-28-2008, 07:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,067
Posted By Coffeeman
The X5 6 speed auto is made by ZF, the X3 6 speed...

The X5 6 speed auto is made by ZF, the X3 6 speed auto is made by General Motors.

The runflats & the weird shifter on the E70 are two of the reasons that I replaced my '05 E53 X5 with a Mercedes...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-12-2008, 05:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,157
Posted By Coffeeman
It's funny how what's old is new...Ford & GM had...

It's funny how what's old is new...Ford & GM had cornering lights on many of their cars in the 1970's. The fogs on the X3 work pretty well as cornering lights, although I've had at least two people...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-11-2008, 05:11 AM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 345,111
Posted By Coffeeman
If they could trade assist me into something...

If they could trade assist me into something other than another BMW, I would.
Showing results 1 to 25 of 307

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms