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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-22-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By gfeiner
Yep. That is the OBD2 diagnostic port. There...

Yep. That is the OBD2 diagnostic port. There should be a cover. Check under the drivers seat. If the cover is not snapped-in properly it can come loose. Mine rolled under the seat once.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-09-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By gfeiner
Use realoem.com to get the part number then take...

Use realoem.com to get the part number then take that number to any site that sells bmw parts. Getbmwparts.com has good prices on genuine bmw parts
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-08-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,004
Posted By gfeiner
..connected it to the battery posts.. You...

..connected it to the battery posts..

You should be charging the battery using the remote battery terminals located in the engine bay, not on the battery itself. The POS connection has a red,...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-08-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By gfeiner
go here for the BMW parts catalog:...

go here for the BMW parts catalog: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do

1. put the last 7 characters of your VIN in the search box then hit the search button.
2. after it identifies your vehicle,...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-07-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By gfeiner
I would like to see that service bulletin that...

I would like to see that service bulletin that claims registration is just for quality control.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-05-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 256
Posted By gfeiner
I need new maps for CIC F25

Go to your local dealer and buy it. This isn't a software piracy forum. Getbmwparts.com has it on sale. Fyi, the activation code is unique to each vehicle/map combination. The formula bmw uses to...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-05-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By gfeiner
I doubt the car is "prewired" for the combox. ...

I doubt the car is "prewired" for the combox. That is probably part of one of the main wire "looms" that BMW assembles for each car in the factory based on the chosen options at that time. That is...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-28-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 269
Posted By gfeiner
The weathertech cargo liner has cutouts for the...

The weathertech cargo liner has cutouts for the tie downs but you cant slide the tiedowns. They will be fixed at the location of the cutouts in the liner
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-27-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,076
Posted By gfeiner
2015 X3 oil change

The min change interval, per bmw, is annually. If it has been a year or more since your last change, take it in. This happens alot with cars driven infrequently. The OBC wont tell you this. It only...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-24-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,076
Posted By gfeiner
The minimum oil change per bmw is annually for...

The minimum oil change per bmw is annually for low mileage cars
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-23-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By gfeiner
How well does it withstand swirl marks from...

How well does it withstand swirl marks from towels when washing/drying?
Forum: Interior 12-22-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By gfeiner
FYI. There is a Classifieds subforum on this...

FYI. There is a Classifieds subforum on this site. You might get more visibility there.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-20-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By gfeiner
Is it a recall or service campaign? I never got...

Is it a recall or service campaign? I never got any notice of a vanos recall for my 2012 35i that was produced in april 2012.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-18-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By gfeiner
There are also plate holders that screw into the...

There are also plate holders that screw into the front tow hook receiver.
http://www.bavauto.com/se1.asp?dept_id=5446
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-12-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 658
Posted By gfeiner
That shouldnt have been possible. Are you sure...

That shouldnt have been possible. Are you sure all doors were locked?
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-08-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By gfeiner
I assumed since the OP posted a picture of the...

I assumed since the OP posted a picture of the engine bay that is where the smoke is originating. If the smoke is coming out the tailpipe then one of the suggestions in previous replies is likely.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-08-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By gfeiner
My money is on a leaking valve cover gasket.

My money is on a leaking valve cover gasket.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-05-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By gfeiner
I use aquapel. I applied it a year ago. Never had...

I use aquapel. I applied it a year ago. Never had any streaking. I would bet a good glass polish could be used remove any rainx or aquapel if it did start streaking.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-25-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,004
Posted By gfeiner
I thought the current BMW charger is a rebranded...

I thought the current BMW charger is a rebranded Deltran Battery Tender Plus.

http://www.batterytender.com/Chargers/Battery-TenderR-Plus.html


You can get them at many places. I have even...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-21-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 767
Posted By gfeiner
I have experienced the exact same problem. No...

I have experienced the exact same problem. No solution other than what you already figured out.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-21-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By gfeiner
Unless BMW makes an explicit retrofit kit for...

Unless BMW makes an explicit retrofit kit for that option, a dealer won't attempt it. Parking assist probably could be added after the fact (i.e. retrofitted) but it takes time and patience to...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-20-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By gfeiner
Cleaning/Washing

Tip:
Don't use kitchen dish soap. Use soap that is specifically for cars.

Use a quality microfiber drying towel (as opposed to a cotton bath towel) unless you want to end up with a sea of swirl...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-13-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By gfeiner
Yes that is the "autohold" functionality of the...

Yes that is the "autohold" functionality of the transmission. My 2012 has a button that allows it to be turned on/off.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-13-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By gfeiner
Having the outer or inner edge of only one tire...

Having the outer or inner edge of only one tire is definitely not a normal wear pattern unless you spend all your time driving in circles. :rofl: Get your alignment checked.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-13-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 992
Posted By gfeiner
It's called tread, not thread

It's called tread, not thread
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