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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-03-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,141
Posted By Lou r Pitcher
Yes, I have a 2014 I had delivered with the OEM...

Yes, I have a 2014 I had delivered with the OEM hitch. Working mostly fine for me.

Dealer did all for $1000 negotiated at time of sale. He had minor issue finding that the 2014 builds come...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-10-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,246
Posted By Lou r Pitcher
Closely comparing fuel economies such as on your...

Closely comparing fuel economies such as on your current trip vs last month, don't forget that the mixes just changed over from the EPA summer blend to winter blend and the mileages are...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-19-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 780
Posted By Lou r Pitcher
Not ever going to get resolved.......not one to...

Not ever going to get resolved.......not one to blame or other but it is a conflict some how related to how much and way that data should be exchanged and Apple is not going to give BMW access and...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-25-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,481
Posted By Lou r Pitcher
Because your dealer likely did not have as high...

Because your dealer likely did not have as high of a production slot available to assign for you...;they may have used theirs on earlier customers
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Won Heisman, Beat...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-24-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By Lou r Pitcher
Keep in mind too, that any car that is on a...

Keep in mind too, that any car that is on a perfectly level road, if aligned correctly will not go straight ahead.

They assume they are on a road (for USA,) with a certain "rain" tilt to the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-23-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By Lou r Pitcher
The design of the X3 itself did not change, but...

The design of the X3 itself did not change, but the build did according to my dealer.....parts of harness necessary for the trailer lightiing electronics no longer are included from the factory and...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-22-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By Lou r Pitcher
Colson has a 2012. The OEM install, parts...

Colson has a 2012.

The OEM install, parts list and procedure has since changed and is a bit more involved on a 2014 X3..
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-19-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By Lou r Pitcher
I have done some successful trailering with the...

I have done some successful trailering with the X3 2.8 pulling a large bass boat/trailer with surge brakes.

I suggest turning the X3s Vehicle stability control to OFF. I think it ovvercorrects...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-05-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 794
Posted By Lou r Pitcher
That is just dandy!!! I look forward to the 3...

That is just dandy!!! I look forward to the 3 days next February that I can hope to get the published fuel mileage. :cry:
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-20-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,768
Posted By Lou r Pitcher
Once you drive with a good pair of driving...

Once you drive with a good pair of driving glasses with polarization eliminating all the glare off the hood and dash , wouldn't want to be without them. The HUD is nice at night.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-20-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,768
Posted By Lou r Pitcher
None of the BMW HUD displays are visible in...

None of the BMW HUD displays are visible in daylight with a good pair of sunglasses......with polarized filtering, the HUD reflection off the windshield is blocked as it is off axis.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-19-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,768
Posted By Lou r Pitcher
HUD is not visable or even usable except at...

HUD is not visable or even usable except at night. Sunglasses block it if they are polarized.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-03-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,116
Posted By Lou r Pitcher
For those with bike carriers and other trailer...

For those with bike carriers and other trailer hitch loads with no lights that are wanting to simulate trailer presence by placing load resistors across their BMW trailer connector pins...

There...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-02-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,121
Posted By Lou r Pitcher
Nit Pic...... HUD display is dark and unusable,...

Nit Pic......
HUD display is dark and unusable, except at night. Sunglasses make it disppear as the HUD reflection is polarized on wrong axis.

.Dealership service advisors that never read a BMW...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-02-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,069
Posted By Lou r Pitcher
IT WORKS!!! Just checked out this feature.(...

IT WORKS!!!

Just checked out this feature.( on a USA model X3) about 4 weeks since delivery.

Ventilation (center vent only) activated and continued to operate cooling interior after I turned...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-01-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,468
Posted By Lou r Pitcher
Auto start stop found cycling on at a light to...

Auto start stop found cycling on at a light to keep the AC temp in a range is being influenced by what the driving setting is .....Eco or comfort or sport.

In hot weather, I need to go to...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-01-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,116
Posted By Lou r Pitcher
Thanks. I surely have whatever firmware BMW...

Thanks. I surely have whatever firmware BMW installed at the factory when car was made about 4 weeks ago.

Local dealer indicates they do not know/understand how the trailer is sensed by the X3...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-01-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,006
Posted By Lou r Pitcher
I have a copy of the full 16 page Original...

I have a copy of the full 16 page Original BMWAccessories Installation Instructions/Trailer Hitch System Retrofit BMW X3 (F25) US Cars

from p1:

Installation Time
The installation time is...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-01-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,116
Posted By Lou r Pitcher
My 2014X3 is indeed rapid pulsing the trailer...

My 2014X3 is indeed rapid pulsing the trailer harness circuits and yes the LEDs, without the additional load resistors, are visible (barely) flashing rapidly and constantly.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-01-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,116
Posted By Lou r Pitcher
Incandescent bulbs fully replacing my boat...

Incandescent bulbs fully replacing my boat trailer's Led is not an option....the custom molded housing is sealed and waterproof and we are talking about a $50,000 boat and trailer that you can't just...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-30-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,116
Posted By Lou r Pitcher
Thank you for reply. My trailer lights ( all...

Thank you for reply. My trailer lights ( all Leds) are lighting correctly but the bulb failure detection was not activating when a trailer turn signal wire is opened....no ding or any indicator is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-28-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 842
Posted By Lou r Pitcher
Check for a sheet with the fuse diagram on it...

Check for a sheet with the fuse diagram on it folded over several times and laying at the bottom of the fuse panel. (Asked my dealership this same question and they did not know.)
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-28-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By Lou r Pitcher
e Presently there are no 2014 Owner manuals...

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Presently there are no 2014 Owner manuals available on that site. And the 2013 manuals are proving not too accurate on the many 2014 changes.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-28-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,006
Posted By Lou r Pitcher
I got a price for the trailer hitch and install...

I got a price for the trailer hitch and install BEFORE I ordered my 2014 X3 last month. I paid $1000 + tax. Heard they were a bit disgruntled that on the 2014s, there is now an expensive wiring...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-27-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,116
Posted By Lou r Pitcher
Anyone know what trailering actually does to the...

Anyone know what trailering actually does to the Vehicle Stability Control. The marketing literature for the BMW installed hitch says connecting a trailer notifies the VSC. But I have no...
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