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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-13-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 686
Posted By RichardF X3
I am currently finishing my hitch installation...

I am currently finishing my hitch installation project. Through help through the Forum, I took some images of some of the BMW parts to the local Dealership. I had tried to work around the factory...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-04-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 686
Posted By RichardF X3
You may be my hero! I have search to try and...

You may be my hero! I have search to try and solve this problem since I did not want to cut the fascia, so I will research these parts and it may solve the problem.

Thank you for taking the time...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-01-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 686
Posted By RichardF X3
Thank you for the information and photos. The...

Thank you for the information and photos. The good thing is that the photos are of the same Msport back bumper like mine.

I may have no choice but to trim...I was just hoping there was a hitch out...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-01-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 686
Posted By RichardF X3
X3 trailer hitch

Thank you very much for taking the time to reply. I still have not heard back from Jackie Cooper BMW, the local dealership. When visiting with the Bryan in parts, apparently there is a difference...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-31-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 686
Posted By RichardF X3
X3 trailer hitch installation

My X3 is an E83 model (2007 sport) and I want to add a trailer hitch. All the manufacturers you might expect (Draw Tite, U-Haul, etc, Bavarian Auto) all show that the back bumper fascia has to be...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-11-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 912
Posted By RichardF X3
Sagging headliner

I did remove my entire headliner to make a repair on my sunroof in the X3. The only seat I had to remove was the lower section of the back seat. This provided some access to removing some side trim...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-17-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,226
Posted By RichardF X3
I would be happy to take some photos of my area...

I would be happy to take some photos of my area where tools are stored, but fundamentally, most tools do go within the foam form. Others you can sound deaden with small washcloths or other forms of...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-24-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 912
Posted By RichardF X3
headliner

Glad to hear you got some fabric. From my perspective of working some headliners, one of the keys is the glue. Since your car is exposed to extreme temperatures, especially the warm ones, then the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 286
Posted By RichardF X3
X3 Engine and Transfer Case codes

I purchased the Bavarian Technic OBD computer software and interface. I am very pleased with what all I can read and perform. However, I recently performed a check of all modules, mostly because of a...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-20-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 912
Posted By RichardF X3
headliner question

I recently had a part of my sunroof suspension unit (the sun screen) break, so I tackled a job that the dealer said would be about $3,000...which was removing the headliner and installing new parts...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By RichardF X3
Best X3 shop manual?

I have been on e-bay searching for a BMW X3 workshop manual for my 2007. Does anyone have a suggestion of a good one? I bought one DVD shop manual a few months ago and I categorgize it as basically...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-25-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By RichardF X3
Thank you very much!!

Thank you very much!!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-24-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By RichardF X3
Sun screen sliding mechanism

Does anyone have access to the shop manual that might show the mechanism and part numbers for the sliding mechanism for the sun screen (not the sunroof, but sun screen)?

I slid my sun screen back...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-22-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 436
Posted By RichardF X3
Sirius radio and I-pod integration together

I have a 2007 X3. Up until now, the Sirius radio has never been activated. I had purchased the Soundplicity from Bavarian Sound to allow my i-pod to integrate into the audio system and control it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-22-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 485
Posted By RichardF X3
X3 Roof Antenna Replacement process?

I have found out that the rood "shark shaped" antenna is bad on my X3. I have secured a replacement and want to install the new one. I have a shop manual I purchased a few months ago on disc, but...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-04-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 18,518
Posted By RichardF X3
Seat Belt chime

I printed an article from the thread that showed how to place a shunt across two wires that will silence the chime. However, the better fix for me was finding seat belt latches on e-bay. My purpose...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-29-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By RichardF X3
Sirius radio OEM module

From what I can learn, the installation kit contains a screw,clip nut,bolt and antenna connector. It is the attenna connector that makes it a required part of the installtion. Wow, pretty expensive...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-28-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By RichardF X3
Sirius radio module activation and I pod integration

I am learning more after my post of last week. Apparently, if you add Sirius radio to your Bimmer and already have i-pod integration, then there is a different cable you have to buy (which is a BMW...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-22-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By RichardF X3
Sirius radio activation when I-pod interface present

I have a 2007 X3. I have purchased from another BMW Car Club member, the BMW OEM Sirius radio module. I have followed the instructions for installation, of which the car is pre-wired and the plugs...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-18-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 968
Posted By RichardF X3
This is the true value of having a forum! Thank...

This is the true value of having a forum! Thank you for your response and information!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-17-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 968
Posted By RichardF X3
Thank you very much for replying. I am kinda...

Thank you very much for replying. I am kinda getting the impression that the review of the preferences is ONLY at the dealership, so your note is more confirmation.

I was not thinking that my X3...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-17-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 968
Posted By RichardF X3
Software to change Customer Preference features

Does anyone know if there is the software availble to be able to make changes to the "customer preferences"? This is the software to change settings...for example, having the car horn honk or the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-06-2012, 07:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,226
Posted By RichardF X3
You are kind to have gone to the trouble to...

You are kind to have gone to the trouble to respond and provide the instructions! Thank you.
I did purchase the shop manual for the car, but had not considered the stops, so thanks for the note.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-05-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,226
Posted By RichardF X3
I had secured all the things under the floor, so...

I had secured all the things under the floor, so they are quiet. Last night, I began to take off the facing and look at the latch. Before taking it all apart, I decided to take just a small piece...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-04-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,226
Posted By RichardF X3
Rear Hatch rattle (noise)

Wondering if anyone has experienced some sound from the back hatch that appears to be the sound of the hatch moving some when I hit bumps. I realize there is an adjustment for the latch, but as I...
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