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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-12-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,354
Posted By YuCrew
Installation

Sorry to hear you climbed in and out of the vehicle. I had no difficulty installing mine without climbing in. You got a very good price for sure.

For those who don't have this installed yet or...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-12-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,354
Posted By YuCrew
One Spring

One spring but it obviously has to be the correct amount of strength/force for the application. Too strong is as bad as too weak.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-07-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,354
Posted By YuCrew
As far as the $13.99 Autozone post, others have...

As far as the $13.99 Autozone post, others have tried the part number he suggested and the gas spring associated with that part number is too long.

As others have stated, it's a 5 minute job. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-29-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 30,766
Posted By YuCrew
Bumper cut

On my 2012, using Drawtite/Reese hitch ... the cut was ~2.25" x ~8.25", only visible from BENEATH the vehicle.


Unless your eyes are BELOW the height of the bumper or on your back on your creeper...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-19-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,035
Posted By YuCrew
Spare Tire Cover Support

I'm selling the kits here:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-X5-Cargo-Cover-Spare-Tire-Cover-Lift-Support-Kit-/200677982250?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr&hash=item2eb957002a
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-21-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 30,766
Posted By YuCrew
My 2012 X5 gas tows a 23+' boat on a dual axle...

My 2012 X5 gas tows a 23+' boat on a dual axle trailer (surge brakes) with absolutely NO issues whatsoever. Load is a hair over 5,000# and correctly balanced. If your tongue weight is correct, I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-16-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,318
Posted By YuCrew
Fuse Box

On the more recent X5's, it located at the rear, passenger side, readily accessible from the back of the vehicle. Hope this helps.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-28-2011, 06:18 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 22,852
Posted By YuCrew
Cover

If anyone's interested, I'm selling lift support kits for the X5 spare tire cover/cargo storage cover.
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-10-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,913
Posted By YuCrew
I have a Reese Towpower (same as Drawtite)...

I have a Reese Towpower (same as Drawtite) aftermarket hitch on a 2012 X5. That aftermarket hitch is the same as used on the prior year models like 2010 and 2011 X5. No install issues. I also have...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-08-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,561
Posted By YuCrew
I can confirm that installing a Reese, Draw...

I can confirm that installing a Reese, Draw tight, or Hidden hitch requires a very small piece of the bumper to be cut on the 2012. The cut is completely on the underside part of the bumper (light...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-06-2011, 06:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,692
Posted By YuCrew
Spare tire cover support

If anyone's interested, I'm selling lift support kits for the X5 spare tire cover/cargo storage cover.

...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-06-2011, 06:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,375
Posted By YuCrew
If anyone's interested, I'm selling lift support...

If anyone's interested, I'm selling lift support kits for the X5 spare tire cover/cargo storage cover.
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-28-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 41,534
Posted By YuCrew
It is my understanding this is genuine BMW OEM. ...

It is my understanding this is genuine BMW OEM. Therefore it needs software updating for sure if you want DSC and PDC to work like BMW intends, when you've hooked up to your trailer.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-28-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 41,534
Posted By YuCrew
Have you looked here: ...

Have you looked here:

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E70-X5-M57_3.0L/Exterior/Trailer/ES262789/

Good luck.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-19-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,354
Posted By YuCrew
If anyone's interested, I'm selling lift support...

If anyone's interested, I'm selling lift support kits for the X5 spare tire cover/cargo storage cover.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200632398078
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-17-2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 30,766
Posted By YuCrew
krnnerdboy: Like you, I installed hitch and...

krnnerdboy: Like you, I installed hitch and harness myself. I called three dealers for re-programming and got 3 different prices ranging from under $150 to over $400. I ultimately got my local...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-17-2011, 05:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,561
Posted By YuCrew
$tock: From my research, the 2012 looks like the...

$tock: From my research, the 2012 looks like the 2011. Trim piece is the same, hardware is the same. Cutout is the same. Location (height) is the same.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-17-2011, 05:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,561
Posted By YuCrew
DoodleD: Here are my findings for the...

DoodleD: Here are my findings for the aftermarket install on a 2012. The instructions are close. You need to replace more than the 4 plastic rivets mentioned in the instructions since the rear body...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-10-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,264
Posted By YuCrew
This may not solve your problem but on my prior...

This may not solve your problem but on my prior ride (ML430), I had similar fuse blow on my lighter circuit. Turns out there was a piece of pencil lead causing the short. Does the fuse blow if your...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-09-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,561
Posted By YuCrew
Hitch

2012 X5. I installed the Reese Towpower 44590 because it was mispriced on Amazon with an inaccurate picture (unfortunately pic is still incorrect but the price is now double what I paid).

It's...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-08-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,433
Posted By YuCrew
I've been an avid MB owner (still own a 380SL and...

I've been an avid MB owner (still own a 380SL and ML430) but my 2012 X5 is a better value than the 2011 M Class (which is the vehicle I expected to buy) . So far I'm very happy I got a BMW over the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-08-2011, 04:49 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 30,766
Posted By YuCrew
Wiring

MiamaPanther:

You probably already know the battery is in the rear of the car. You could run the wiring out of one of the two holes below the right tail light and just above the right tail pipe. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-01-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,333
Posted By YuCrew
Pick-up

Make sure the mats, cargo cover and tools are all there. Be prepared for sales pitch for extended warranty, paint protection, interior protection, etc. Check for a full tank of fuel and a few hours...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-01-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,354
Posted By YuCrew
Cargo Cover Lift Support

I have the spare tire option too but thought an inexpensive lift would be nice to have. The Q7 is a NICE ride!!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-01-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,354
Posted By YuCrew
Cargo Cover Lift Support

Can anyone help me with some dimensions for the gas lift support?

Black body diameter 15mm, 19 mm or 22 mm? (I will settle for circumference if you can measure that easier)

Polished shaft...
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