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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-16-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 727
Posted By snowboardjoe
I'm on the latest code as of a few months ago and...

I'm on the latest code as of a few months ago and ACSM 3000 is present on mine. However, you have to update your pszdata.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-27-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By snowboardjoe
I don't see this problem. We get about 16 hours...

I don't see this problem. We get about 16 hours of daylight right now, so it's rare to see them come on except when driving late in the evening. If they never go off (still got the green indicator...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-27-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 727
Posted By snowboardjoe
Under ACSM 3000, look for Initialwarnung_GWF_IW. ...

Under ACSM 3000, look for Initialwarnung_GWF_IW. This one item disables all of the initial warnings which is what I was looking for. This means you get no audio or visual alarms when you start the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-27-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 817
Posted By snowboardjoe
It sounds like you are asking more about if the...

It sounds like you are asking more about if the nav system speaks the street names and exit numbers? If so, the answer is no, it does not speak street names. It will speak highway numbers. Not...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-27-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,592
Posted By snowboardjoe
Not sure on the comparison between LED and HID,...

Not sure on the comparison between LED and HID, but I can speak to HID headlamps. I had the HID lights on my 2003 325xi when I bought it new. After 10 years of use and 120K miles, the only failure...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-28-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By snowboardjoe
I find it a design flaw to have the Auto-hold...

I find it a design flaw to have the Auto-hold kick in without pressing the brake pedal in my opinion. I recall the first time it did that and it surprised me when it did kick-in as I coasted to a...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-11-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,626
Posted By snowboardjoe
Very happy with HUD and would get it again. With...

Very happy with HUD and would get it again. With NAV it's wonderful to have that info floating above the road in your line of sight. I rarely look down at the dash as a result. I find it very...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-11-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By snowboardjoe
To add some clarification on the kick-down...

To add some clarification on the kick-down switch, once triggered the computer selects the lowest practical gear for maximum acceleration. It does not place the transmission in a different mode or...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-09-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 672
Posted By snowboardjoe
Yes, it's normal for the check engine light to...

Yes, it's normal for the check engine light to come on when the ignition is started and the engine is not running yet. Until the engine has started, the ECU does not know that all components are...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-08-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 672
Posted By snowboardjoe
Yep, this is normal. When you press the...

Yep, this is normal. When you press the start/stop button without the brake, the ignition and all electronics are on, but it does not start the car. If you do nothing for several seconds (I can't...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-02-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By snowboardjoe
Well, that was disappointing. Holding the voice...

Well, that was disappointing. Holding the voice command button always immediate activates iDrive and never triggers Siri on my iPhone 5.

I know I can trigger Siri by pressing the home button on...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-02-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By snowboardjoe
Hmmm..., I need to try this again. I had a...

Hmmm..., I need to try this again. I had a firmware update applied a few months ago and need to check if the long press activates Siri as that would be nice. Before the upgrade there was no way to...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-24-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,316
Posted By snowboardjoe
Occasionally I do see some condensation inside...

Occasionally I do see some condensation inside the headlamp assembly, but only on during snow storm conditions after it has cooled off. The assembly is not sealed and it does allow air to flow...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-24-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 800
Posted By snowboardjoe
Wow, I had no idea it costs that much for that...

Wow, I had no idea it costs that much for that plastic contraption. I have HID so I have the LED embedded in this. Do make sure you have HID as only they have the LED parking lights. Non-HID have...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 02-21-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 811
Posted By snowboardjoe
That's exactly what I was looking for... ...

That's exactly what I was looking for...

Initialwarnung_GWF_IW = nicht_aktiv

That shuts down the initial gong and still displays it on the dash. Works perfectly. Thanks!
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-19-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 982
Posted By snowboardjoe
I watched the video. Sounds totally normal to...

I watched the video. Sounds totally normal to me. Our car has always been like that and assumed it was the nature of the engine. We noticed it the first few weeks and haven't given it a second...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 02-18-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 811
Posted By snowboardjoe
I'll take a look at that again. I did not find...

I'll take a look at that again. I did not find SBR_FA_GWF_SBR_FA when I was looking last night. Closest match was SeatBeltReminder_SBR_Fahrer.
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 02-17-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 811
Posted By snowboardjoe
Disabling initial seat belt reminder on F25

I always use my seatbelt--it's second nature. However, the gong when starting the car is just annoying and I want it to go away. I realize there are multiple stages to warning the driver, but I...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-10-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By snowboardjoe
Yep, I've seen this. All normal. When coming...

Yep, I've seen this. All normal. When coming down mountain passes it will sense that I'm coasting and that I'm using the brakes. After a few seconds it will downshift to provide more engine...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-17-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By snowboardjoe
2013 28i very rough idle after start on cold mornings

We've been having some inconsistent cold starting on cold mornings here in Seattle. By cold I'm referring to temperatures below +40F. About 20% of the time after starting the engine will run VERY...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-16-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,550
Posted By snowboardjoe
It will cycle off again automatically--it will...

It will cycle off again automatically--it will never stay on indefinitely if the ignition is off.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-10-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 684
Posted By snowboardjoe
I would expect/hope the previous owner had any...

I would expect/hope the previous owner had any missing keys wiped from memory (if any were missing in the first place).
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-10-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,984
Posted By snowboardjoe
On a side note, I find there is nothing useful...

On a side note, I find there is nothing useful about remote starting for cold mornings. All modern cars are capable of being driven within seconds after being started. Driving off immediately after...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-19-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By snowboardjoe
How to verify traffic info?

We had to take our X3 into the shop to get the window replaced (smash and grab incident in downtown Seattle). There were some issues with parts and we ended up in a 528i loaner for several days.
...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-19-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,135
Posted By snowboardjoe
Being in the city here, we don't put that many...

Being in the city here, we don't put that many miles on the car. I think it's about 10K/year. In that time, all we've had to do is replace the oil/change air filter and replace the wiper blades. ...
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