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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By jbrooksga
Sad to say but it has to go...

Just need to vent....

I purchased the 2008 X3 M-sport with 75k, black on black in January of this year. It was replacing my E46 which I loved so much. We bought it because my wife took a job...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-10-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,295
Posted By jbrooksga
Turns out the condition was more serious than I...

Turns out the condition was more serious than I thought. Since I had it inspected last week, more damage was done which sheared out most of the aluminum bolts on the side mounts as well.

It was...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-04-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,295
Posted By jbrooksga
It is the mounts as they said it was also leaking...

It is the mounts as they said it was also leaking hydraulic fluid. They have to suspend the engine to repair the mounts which is said to take about 5 hours.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-03-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,295
Posted By jbrooksga
78,000 miles on my 2008 X3, and last week I...

78,000 miles on my 2008 X3, and last week I started noticing a rumbling vibration when putting it in gear. Had no idea what it was, the indy checked it today and said engine mounts had failed.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-23-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By jbrooksga
I just got a new iPhone 5 this week and had the...

I just got a new iPhone 5 this week and had the same problem. While sitting in traffic, I decided to connect my aux port for Pandora but no audio. WTF?

I even have one of those specially...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-23-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,690
Posted By jbrooksga
My indy said don't power this with the red/white...

My indy said don't power this with the red/white wire, so I connected it using one of those *add-a-fuse* devices to an existing 10A fuse in the box found under the hood.

I'm using the 10w bulbs...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 03-13-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,526
Posted By jbrooksga
I went with the 245/45/19 Continental Extreme DW...

I went with the 245/45/19 Continental Extreme DW on all four, and the X3 seems to really like them. It seems the handling is just a touch less sharp than with the Pirelli 40 series tire, but the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-06-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,023
Posted By jbrooksga
All seem to agree that they will fit. I think the...

All seem to agree that they will fit. I think the spooking is some claiming that this tire combination caused problems with the transfer case. I have noticed these size tires for sale with limited...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 287
Posted By jbrooksga
Angel Eye LED bulbs hosing up TPMS

I recently replaced the stock bulbs in the halos with the H8 LED. It was all good until connecting the DAEOS harness which makes them "always on", and now my TPMS is showing constant errors. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,023
Posted By jbrooksga
I evaluated that as well but decided to go with...

I evaluated that as well but decided to go with 245/45 on all four. Only had them a few days now, but the Conti Extreme DW provides a much smoother ride. The 45s may not be as sticky as the Pirelli...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-23-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Posted By jbrooksga
I'm going with 245/45 on all four based on info...

I'm going with 245/45 on all four based on info from Gary at Tire rack.

Continental extreme dw.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 02-19-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,526
Posted By jbrooksga
Is there any way this could be calculated? I'd...

Is there any way this could be calculated? I'd hate to have tires shipped, installed and then find they aren't proper fit.

But assuming they did fit, is there any benefit/loss over buying the...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 02-18-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,526
Posted By jbrooksga
So I see that 245/45/19 is acceptable for all...

So I see that 245/45/19 is acceptable for all around. I've also seen it suggested we could go with 245/45 front and 275/40 rear. Gary what do you think about that setup?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 745
Posted By jbrooksga
Just replaced the bulbs on mine without having to...

Just replaced the bulbs on mine without having to do any mods to the lights themselves. The bulbs were the 10w from ijdmtoy.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8361/8446828665_5ce8c1ae3a.jpg...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Posted By jbrooksga
I'm currently in a similar dilemma as well and...

I'm currently in a similar dilemma as well and not sure what to do about tires. This is a 2008 M-Sport with 75k. The previous owner installed Pirelli P Zero 245/40/19 on both front and rear. I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 43,878
Posted By jbrooksga
Well I can offer this evidence. Recently...

Well I can offer this evidence. Recently installed daeos harness and wired to the red/white lead in the fuse box. I was all happy until the trio of indicators lit up a few days later. My indy said...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 02-18-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 17
All BMWs ifh-0009
Views: 3,865
Posted By jbrooksga
Sounds like a cable issue which I resolved by...

Sounds like a cable issue which I resolved by soldering pins 7 and 8.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-16-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 459
Posted By jbrooksga
E83 fuse guide for the ecu box

Does anyone have a wiring reference for the fuses and connectors in the box under the hood? I'm calling this the ecu box unless that is not the correct term.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-12-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,690
Posted By jbrooksga
Just a quick disclaimer of what happened to my X3...

Just a quick disclaimer of what happened to my X3 yesterday.

The 4x4, ABS, and DSC light all came on at once which I thought was signaling a problem with the transfer case. I took it to my...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-10-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,690
Posted By jbrooksga
Same for me and these worked fine. ...

Same for me and these worked fine.

http://store.ijdmtoy.com/BMW-5-6-7-Series-X3-X5-p/led-bmw-angel-eyes-s12.htm
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,479
Posted By jbrooksga
I've been through the entire process. DAEOS...

I've been through the entire process.

DAEOS harness will provide the wiring scheme you need. When installed the halos will have constant power from the ECU.

Then you have to code out the DRL...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,629
Posted By jbrooksga
Not sure if you ever resolved this, but I just...

Not sure if you ever resolved this, but I just went through the same process. I used the DAEOS harness. Power comes from the red/white wire in the ECU box. The second relay part of the DAEOS taps...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 02-05-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 17
All BMWs ifh-0009
Views: 3,865
Posted By jbrooksga
Just successfully coded my objective which was to...

Just successfully coded my objective which was to disable the halogen DRL. This was because I recently installed a DAEOS harness to provide constant power to the corona rings. My 2008 X3 was...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 02-04-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 17
All BMWs ifh-0009
Views: 3,865
Posted By jbrooksga
Soldered them which did the trick. I can...

Soldered them which did the trick.

I can read the vin, now on to further confusion with the modules.
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 02-04-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17
All BMWs ifh-0009
Views: 3,865
Posted By jbrooksga
Couldn't I just take some wire and quickly jump 7...

Couldn't I just take some wire and quickly jump 7 and 8 as test?

When I take the adapter apart, on the green circuit board I see numbers indicating the pin. However it looks like the external...
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