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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-06-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,719
Posted By woodpecker
It was only difficult because I had to mod them...

It was only difficult because I had to mod them (and work out how to mod them), I would say 10 mins per side if they fit, unscrew the bulb cover, twist the bulb, pull it out, disconnect wires, push...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-06-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 771
Posted By woodpecker
Try saying NAVIGATION or CLIMATE and see if it...

Try saying NAVIGATION or CLIMATE and see if it responds, there are commands to get to just about every menu if you have full voice control installed.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-06-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,719
Posted By woodpecker
AFAIK no mod at all needed for a non-M X5, I am...

AFAIK no mod at all needed for a non-M X5, I am having some PMs at the moment with Marc at Lux as it seems the V3 may now fit the M without a mod, not fully confirmed yet though.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-06-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,719
Posted By woodpecker
On the M there is a lip that sticks up for about...

On the M there is a lip that sticks up for about 1/3 of the way around the area where the bulb enters, on a standard X5 it appears to be completely flat, the diameter of the Lux LED heatsink needs to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-05-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,719
Posted By woodpecker
Lux H8 in X5 M with pic

Hey folks,

After modding a pair of Lux H8s they are now in the X5 M, below is a night time pic daytime to follow, I took many exposures this pic is the best representation I could do and is pretty...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-12-2011, 05:19 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 28,691
Posted By woodpecker
The X5 M-Sport or X5 M needs to be filmed up with...

The X5 M-Sport or X5 M needs to be filmed up with ventureshield or equivalent before being driven, when I picked up my X5 M last October I had to drive it 40 miles to the film shop but it still got 1...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-17-2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,424
Posted By woodpecker
Yeah tyres is spelt with a Y, most of you get it...

Yeah tyres is spelt with a Y, most of you get it wrong :rofl:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-12-2010, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,119
Posted By woodpecker
Pre wash with a snow foam then use 2 bucket...

Pre wash with a snow foam then use 2 bucket method, use grit guards in the buckets and a lambs wool mitt to avoid scratching.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-07-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,869
Posted By woodpecker
Check out this thread:- ...

Check out this thread:-

http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/x-m-forum/75572-whirring-whine-sound.html
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-07-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 822
Posted By woodpecker
Road tax is the same for all of the UK, it is a...

Road tax is the same for all of the UK, it is a yearly charge based on the CO2 output of the car, by taxing us more on large engine cars they are going to cure global warming :rofl:

Bloody cold...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-05-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,695
Posted By woodpecker
8TL means front and rear DRLs are active, without...

8TL means front and rear DRLs are active, without 8TL only front DRLs are active.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-04-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 822
Posted By woodpecker
The 30D and 40D diesels have a road tax of 235 /...

The 30D and 40D diesels have a road tax of 235 / year.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-19-2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,873
Posted By woodpecker
Had a meeting this morning at the dealer and BMW...

Had a meeting this morning at the dealer and BMW had already decided to offer me a new build option as well so we are over the moon, I went prepared to accept the white car (just not keen on black)...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-18-2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,873
Posted By woodpecker
Finally some positive response from BMW, I have...

Finally some positive response from BMW, I have been given two options:-

1. Take mine back repaired (who knows when though) with 5 year service plus as a gesture. I normally sell the cars before 3...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-13-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,873
Posted By woodpecker
Yeah it went by email and signed for snail mail...

Yeah it went by email and signed for snail mail to the dealer, email to BMW UK. As the contract of sale is with the dealer any replacement has to come from them and it is up to them to sort it out...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-13-2010, 08:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,873
Posted By woodpecker
Car has now been PARKED at dealer 10 days, no...

Car has now been PARKED at dealer 10 days, no progress at all, no diagnosis as still waiting for parts, although they should have all arrived yesterday.

Have re-iterated my disappointment at no...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-11-2010, 02:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,873
Posted By woodpecker
I nearly went for the Posrche but had always...

I nearly went for the Posrche but had always wanted an M car, what a mistake that was, now 1 week since dropped off at the dealer, zero progress, car just parked up waiting for tools and parts so...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-09-2010, 12:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,873
Posted By woodpecker
The dealer called today but its going to be...

The dealer called today but its going to be another couple of days before I get a decision as to whether it will be replaced, at the moment they can't even get the tools to start on the engine to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-09-2010, 01:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,873
Posted By woodpecker
I had a 4.8i M Sport previous to the M and had...

I had a 4.8i M Sport previous to the M and had quite a lot of issues with that, although minor it was in the garage for parking sensors almost continually, they just seemed to sequentially fail due...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-08-2010, 01:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,873
Posted By woodpecker
I think so too, todays update just gets worse,...

I think so too, todays update just gets worse, ring dealer for update on fix, they now cannot continue the investigation into the fault until they can get new gaskets and seals, I understand the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-08-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,873
Posted By woodpecker
I don't know about the hitch, I think there is an...

I don't know about the hitch, I think there is an option for one, I hardly feel like an X5 M driver since it is in the shop and there is no sign of it coming back any time soon :thumbdwn:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-08-2010, 06:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,873
Posted By woodpecker
The sale of goods act applies to any sale, cars...

The sale of goods act applies to any sale, cars are not exempt in any way, I have already taken legal advice on the matter, the act clearly states that a repair or replacement must be made within a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-08-2010, 02:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,873
Posted By woodpecker
Glad yours is fixed, mines in the dealer still...

Glad yours is fixed, mines in the dealer still with the engine fault, 4 week old car, 2 weeks in the dealer, been returned 3 times with *fault fixed* only to have it re-appear within an hour or so, I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-06-2010, 08:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,873
Posted By woodpecker
Here we have the Sale of Goods Act which states...

Here we have the Sale of Goods Act which states any purchase must be "of satisfactory quality", which this clearly isn't.

The Act states that either a lasting repair must be made within a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-06-2010, 06:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,873
Posted By woodpecker
That's how I feel, they've *played* with it for 2...

That's how I feel, they've *played* with it for 2 weeks of the 4 weeks I've had it and here in the UK this car cost me $25k dollars more than you mentioned, at todays rate it cost USD $119k :cry:
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