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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-22-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,625
Posted By PotOdds
FYI, in case anyone wants a comparison, the OEM...

FYI, in case anyone wants a comparison, the OEM Apple lightning adapter worked fine with the BMW Y adapter.

The knockoff works fine for data-syncing and recharging.

I got the knockoff from this...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-12-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,625
Posted By PotOdds
Nah, they do work. They wouldn't advertise for...

Nah, they do work. They wouldn't advertise for very long if they didn't work. The one thing is that Apple can programmatically change things in the future so things could change but they are so...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-12-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,625
Posted By PotOdds
Ok, I guess getting the genuine Apple adapter...

Ok, I guess getting the genuine Apple adapter should solve the problem. I will report my results.

The chinese knockoff was working really well so I'm surprised it didn't work with the Y adapter.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-12-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,625
Posted By PotOdds
Not sure what you mean by cell antenna boost. ...

Not sure what you mean by cell antenna boost.

Can I still play my music lists?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-11-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,625
Posted By PotOdds
iPhone 5, lightning adapter, 2008 X5

So I've been trying to confirm whether it works or not but I can't seem to find a definitive answer. I have the Y adapter in a 2008 x5. Does the Lightning 30 pin adapter work in the x5?

I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-26-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,330
Posted By PotOdds
Yeah dude. If it wasn't, don't you think I would...

Yeah dude. If it wasn't, don't you think I would notice. No way I recommend if the job isn't clean.

Besides that wasn't even the damaged area.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-26-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,330
Posted By PotOdds
No dude. If you look closer, you're looking at...

No dude. If you look closer, you're looking at the shadow. Outline of building and tree. Picture was taken outdoors.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-25-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,330
Posted By PotOdds
Lol, now you just acting like a prick. ...

Lol, now you just acting like a prick.

They did an excellent job restoring the clearcoat paint. I've seen attempts trying to use OEM BMW touch-up paint and other stuff like Langka and you can...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-25-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,330
Posted By PotOdds
I found out the body shop where BMW Manhattan and...

I found out the body shop where BMW Manhattan and BMW Bayside outsource their work. It's Mid Island Collision in Long Island.

Mid Island Collision (http://www.midislandcollision.com/)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-25-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,330
Posted By PotOdds
Hi guys, So I got the X5 back from my body...

Hi guys,
So I got the X5 back from my body mechanic and he did a fantastic job. Basically indistinguishable from new. If you ever need a nice guy who does great work and gives a fair price, give...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-21-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,330
Posted By PotOdds
Thanks but I'm not handy with this type of stuff....

Thanks but I'm not handy with this type of stuff. Right now, just glad I can get this taken care of for $800. Well I'll feel better once I've seen the results. Body mechanic is replacing the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-20-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,330
Posted By PotOdds
LOL, dude you are a riot. I work, so...

LOL, dude you are a riot.

I work, so sending multiple different angle pics of the damages was the most efficient way to get a rough estimate. More people should do it this way rather than waste...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-20-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,330
Posted By PotOdds
Thanks. I'll keep this in mind for the future. ...

Thanks. I'll keep this in mind for the future.

You wouldn't happen to know the name of the shop in Queens?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-20-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,330
Posted By PotOdds
I plan on going with my local mechanic since he...

I plan on going with my local mechanic since he has good reviews on Yelp doing foreign cars. $800 seems reasonable especially after getting quoted $3500. But I was willing to go up to $1500 with...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-20-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,330
Posted By PotOdds
I think the BMW service guy was reluctant to give...

I think the BMW service guy was reluctant to give an estimate by email. I was only looking for a ballpark figure. But even then $3500 was shocking. The only reason I could think of why he would...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-20-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,330
Posted By PotOdds
X5 minor damage cost :(

So I had momentary lapse and scrape my right back wheel against a column. I emailed pictures of the damages to my local BMW service shop and they said costs would be about $3500. I also had a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-01-2011, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,674
Posted By PotOdds
x5 Maintenance Costs

I'm up for renewal on my 2008 x5 maintenance plan, expires 11/2011. I know the prevailing wisdom is that it may be better just to keep the $1900 and pay the maintenance cost out of that kitty.
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-16-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,847
Posted By PotOdds
I was hoping not to stay at the dealership for...

I was hoping not to stay at the dealership for more than a couple of hours at most, less if I can help it. I did notice that the elbow bin had one of the doors stuck. CA say they would take care...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-16-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,847
Posted By PotOdds
Scartissue27, You talking about this? ...

Scartissue27,

You talking about this? http://www.easycare.com.

My extended CPO warranty is good until 11/2013. If there is a affordable, dependable 3rd party willing to do an extended...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-16-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,847
Posted By PotOdds
Thanks c-dubmobile! Exactly the things I don't...

Thanks c-dubmobile! Exactly the things I don't want to miss when I drive the car off the lot.

I would never have thought to check those things. I was planning to make sure all the stated...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-16-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,847
Posted By PotOdds
Planning on having a checklist of things to go...

Planning on having a checklist of things to go over so I know all the features are there. Things people might overlook like if the jack is there.

Have to believe a BMW dealership isn't gonna...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-16-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,847
Posted By PotOdds
Unfortunately the x5 only qualifies for the 0.9%...

Unfortunately the x5 only qualifies for the 0.9% financing. :cry:

I even asked the CA if I should wait until June 1st and see if they extend the deal. Of course, he wants to meet his month end...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-16-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,847
Posted By PotOdds
Thanks quackbury. Not too late. I just have...

Thanks quackbury.

Not too late. I just have a credit card deposit of $1k so can still pull the plug.

Car has comfort access. Misnomer to say "permanent failure" if the battery just went...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-16-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,847
Posted By PotOdds
Update I couldn't get a good mechanic to do an...

Update
I couldn't get a good mechanic to do an onsite inspection. Mr M Car said he couldn't do an effective job unless he could bring it into his shop.

Deal was done at 36450 so I think I did...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-14-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,128
Posted By PotOdds
You can search the forum but from what I've seen,...

You can search the forum but from what I've seen, "Gold" warranty is like around 4k.
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