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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-24-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By smyles
Unplug the mirrors and they won't dim. This time...

Unplug the mirrors and they won't dim. This time I'm serious.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-20-2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By smyles
Yes - just remove the windscreen, carefully split...

Yes - just remove the windscreen, carefully split both panes of glass, replace the plastic film. Assembly in reverse.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-08-2016, 04:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By smyles
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ex-USSR.

To OP, once you code a 'proper' VIN to obtain online access, you should be getting full functionality incl....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-29-2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By smyles
If you mount it near the rear-view mirror, just...

If you mount it near the rear-view mirror, just remove the overhead lights panel and use one of the mounting screws. No need t run both wires all the way to the dash.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-18-2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By smyles
Rack, control unit , some wiring modifications,...

Rack, control unit , some wiring modifications, and coding.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-14-2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By smyles
It's not THAT expensive to retrofit, but...

It's not THAT expensive to retrofit, but definitely vary labor intensive: you'll need to remove the dash to mount HUD unit and cut the opening, as well as add some wires, replace light switch and do...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-10-2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By smyles
I had Ventus V12 on MINI. Lasted <15K, one tire...

I had Ventus V12 on MINI. Lasted <15K, one tire was abnormally loud from the get go, one developed a side bulge in a year ... Wouldn't recommend them whatsoever.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-10-2016, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By smyles
Can't speak for DWS 06, but older DWS were just...

Can't speak for DWS 06, but older DWS were just fine here, given we get snow for just few days and usually everything is closed anyway, but whenever needed they performed well in any conditions. I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-06-2016, 07:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,355
Posted By smyles
E53 steering is even heavier than in E70?

E53 steering is even heavier than in E70?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-02-2016, 10:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,009
Posted By smyles
IIRC, you have to remove the plastic shield that...

IIRC, you have to remove the plastic shield that covers tranny to see it.

Also, the best way to clean A/C is thru the temp sensor cover in the driver's footwell.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-28-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,194
Posted By smyles
You did it on diesel x5, or on 'a BMW'?

You did it on diesel x5, or on 'a BMW'?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-28-2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,194
Posted By smyles
They didn't do it because routine doesn't work...

They didn't do it because routine doesn't work and they don't want to waste their time.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-27-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,194
Posted By smyles
They cleared the codes before selling the car to...

They cleared the codes before selling the car to you. Drive it for couple of weeks to set the readyness monitors. You can pass even with one not ready. If you registration is up, you can get 1 month...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-27-2016, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 854
Posted By smyles
Not quite - unlike in other cars, the e70 covers...

Not quite - unlike in other cars, the e70 covers are pretty much fused, and the sealant doesn't soften when heated, so baking in oven, etc. is pointless. Since old covers will be scrapped, you can...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-26-2016, 04:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 762
Posted By smyles
With proper alignment, fronts and rears wear at...

With proper alignment, fronts and rears wear at the same rate, staggered or not. But yes, if one tire is damaged beyond repair -> $$$
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-21-2016, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 580
Posted By smyles
Considering idler pulley and tensioner are cheap,...

Considering idler pulley and tensioner are cheap, I'd have them replaced anyway, while at it.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-21-2016, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By smyles
First I'd run a VIN check to determine whether it...

First I'd run a VIN check to determine whether it was an option or retrofit. Then use Rheingold to scan for codes and to display the map of all modules and their status. Proceed upon findings.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-18-2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By smyles
Let them scan for codes - a bad throttle would...

Let them scan for codes - a bad throttle would cause one (but no CEL)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-18-2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By smyles
Throttle body.

Throttle body.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-18-2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 821
Posted By smyles
LOL, good one.

LOL, good one.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-15-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By smyles
BMW Output Shaft Extractor/Installer Kit...

BMW Output Shaft Extractor/Installer Kit (http://www.appautotool.com/index.php/product/collision-tools/bmw-output-shaft-extractor-installer-kit.html)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-14-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 802
Posted By smyles
87..89c

87..89c
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-13-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 802
Posted By smyles
No you shouldn't (unless regen.)

No you shouldn't (unless regen.)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-05-2016, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By smyles
Have you checked the bulb itself?

Have you checked the bulb itself?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-04-2016, 08:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,266
Posted By smyles
Also an option: ...

Also an option:

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