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Forum: The MINI Board 12-11-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,012
Posted By BigglesTAP
Mini Carbon Build up - Is it a dealer money maker

I would like to find out how many of you have been told by your dealer that your new mini needed preventative maintenance to clear the fuel injectors and inlet valves to prevent future carbon build...
Forum: The MINI Board 12-11-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,012
Posted By BigglesTAP
Money in the bank

So my wife took here Mini Coupe S (less than 10,000) in today with the engine light on, unfortunately i could not go with her, mistake.

She called me after the dealer had recommended she had "the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-09-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,217
Posted By BigglesTAP
Well even stranger the bulb light has gone out...

Well even stranger the bulb light has gone out and i look carefully in the dark and nothing is out..
I did notice the bulbs in the tail gate that i can't get to light, are these the adaptive brake...
Forum: The MINI Board 11-09-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,209
Posted By BigglesTAP
Thanks, yes it is the turbo version, it's a great...

Thanks, yes it is the turbo version, it's a great car and she only has 8000 on it so we don't want to damage it through this troubled time.:thumbup:
Forum: The MINI Board 11-09-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,209
Posted By BigglesTAP
Using 87 Oct in a Mini Coupe

During this time of gas shortage in the North East the only gas my wife can get, after being in line for 2 hrs of course, is 87 Oct and she is worried.

We are looking at Octane booster additive...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-09-2012, 05:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,217
Posted By BigglesTAP
Thank you for the prompt and complete reply this...

Thank you for the prompt and complete reply this is a huge help.

I have reset the P0138 and will wait and see if it reoccurs.

I will wait until dark and have a close look at the lights, but I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-08-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,217
Posted By BigglesTAP
P0138 Code on 2007 X3 40k

So mainly due to Sandy I have not driven my X3 for a week - Long Gas Lines.

Then we had 5 inches of snow and my wife needed it.

Shortly after starting the "Service Engine Soon" came on and has...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,453
Posted By BigglesTAP
Thanks. I had replaced my brake pads and driven...

Thanks.
I had replaced my brake pads and driven around waiting for my sensor to come through. The sensor light staying on the whole time.
Today I put the sensor on and went for a drive, lots of...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-14-2010, 06:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,500
Posted By BigglesTAP
I didn't think they replaced batteries under...

I didn't think they replaced batteries under warranty.

So far after charging and leaving it for 5 days it was OK, so the parasitic charge sound like it may be the problem.

I haven't had the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2010, 11:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,500
Posted By BigglesTAP
Good info thanks

Good info thanks
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2010, 11:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,162
Posted By BigglesTAP
Thanks I will sell this one on ebay and buy a new...

Thanks I will sell this one on ebay and buy a new one..
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,162
Posted By BigglesTAP
I have an 07 X3 and a 08 Mini Copper and neither...

I have an 07 X3 and a 08 Mini Copper and neither of them will link to my Innova 3100 code reader.

When I connect it the icon appear to tell me it's connected but then I try to link it the Err...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,500
Posted By BigglesTAP
Dead Battery after 13 days

Having left my car for 13 days I came back to find a low battery, that would no longer turn over the engine.
Got a boost from another car and the car ran fine..

I decided to put the charger on...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,162
Posted By BigglesTAP
OBDII Reader connection

Anyone know where the OBDII connector can be found on the X3.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-02-2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,989
Posted By BigglesTAP
Found the answer

Well I took it back to the service center and they replaced the hitch module and the I went home to find the same problem with the indicators flashing double time.
So then I connected 2 normal bulb...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2009, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,020
Posted By BigglesTAP
Correction to the trailer 4 flat connector. It...

Correction to the trailer 4 flat connector. It has one female and 3 male no 1 being the female.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2009, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,020
Posted By BigglesTAP
I also went through this: The round 7 pin plug...

I also went through this:
The round 7 pin plug that plugs in to the harness has extra pins for extra functions such as reverse lights/electric brake/12v supply which a 4 pin flat connector does not...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2009, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,989
Posted By BigglesTAP
That's interesting.. Sounding more like my...

That's interesting..
Sounding more like my assumption was correct.
The easy way to do it is going to be installing extra bulb lights towards the hitching end to give the load and stay away from the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2009, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,989
Posted By BigglesTAP
Emm you would think BMW would be clever enough to...

Emm you would think BMW would be clever enough to have thought of that.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2009, 05:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,542
Posted By BigglesTAP
Thanks I hadn't found that thread. Have you...

Thanks I hadn't found that thread.
Have you seen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U16ofA6O5lY&feature=PlayList&p=1C39C506061DA0A4&index=0&playnext=1
Install video
and this...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-10-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,542
Posted By BigglesTAP
I didn't have the wires under my console either,...

I didn't have the wires under my console either, but had some in the upper part of the console and at the rear like you.
I did see however that there is also a way of attaching the IPOD connector...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-10-2009, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,989
Posted By BigglesTAP
BMW Factory Hitch harness and LED trailer lights

I have an 07 X3 Si which when I bought it 2 months ago came with a BMW install hitch and wiring harness.
I have recently attached my trailer electrics(it has LED light) to it to find is was not...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-25-2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,542
Posted By BigglesTAP
Anyone have an idea what the cables in the upper...

Anyone have an idea what the cables in the upper part of the console are for?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-24-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,542
Posted By BigglesTAP
Emm thanks. I have looked in the center console...

Emm thanks.
I have looked in the center console as described in the dice youtube fitting instructions and they say that the cables are under the carpet but could not find those, however when I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-22-2009, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,542
Posted By BigglesTAP
Question Connecting and Ipod to DSP

I recently purchased a 2007 X3 CPO wo/NAV/SAT with DSP/Bluetooth.
I am considering the options I have to connect the Ipod.
Currently I connect through the AUX input but of course would like to have...
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