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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-22-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,558
Posted By Tolland Mark
Cool?

Sorry but definitely Not!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-22-2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,260
Posted By Tolland Mark
Had Mine Swapped at the Dealer

I have an 09 X3 and elected to go with the black center/silver perimeter type. It looked like the top covers had to come off and I was having some minor warranty work done and asked the dealer to do...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-15-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,374
Posted By Tolland Mark
The nav screen actually brightens during the...

The nav screen actually brightens during the daytime which is very helpful along with the ability to manually change the angle.

I actually find the BMW nav system much better than say Garmin or...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-10-2009, 12:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 18,736
Posted By Tolland Mark
Yikes! Glad to hear you are ok and that the...

Yikes! Glad to hear you are ok and that the dealer is dealing with it so to speak. You didn't mention what year X3 you have and how many miles?

Since 1991 all of my cars (VW Passat, SAAB 900,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-10-2009, 04:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,378
Posted By Tolland Mark
Update

Well we had a good storm yesterday morning and the roads were unplowed when I ventured out into about 4-6" of snow.
I pulled off into a parking lot to test w/ and w/o the traction control and had...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-08-2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,378
Posted By Tolland Mark
I look forward to your report. And be extra...

I look forward to your report. And be extra careful and take the time to do some off the road testing first.

I am a firm believer in true winter tires for ultimate mobility. My driveway is a 30...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-08-2009, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,272
Posted By Tolland Mark
My Set Up

I have the same set up as you but on a 2009. For my winter tires I went with 17" x 8 rims and 17", 235 55 General Altimax Arctic from Tire Rack. This is my first experience with these tires and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-03-2009, 04:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,589
Posted By Tolland Mark
I for one, hope that there will be no auto close...

I for one, hope that there will be no auto close feature or at least make it a stand alone option only. I hate auto close and feel that it is slow and only beneficial to people that are literally...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-03-2009, 04:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,589
Posted By Tolland Mark
Agreed! My 2009 works just as expected.

Agreed! My 2009 works just as expected.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-05-2009, 09:57 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,406
Posted By Tolland Mark
Way overdue to move this thread

While sometimes entertaining this thread has got to either be shut down or moved to the off topic area. This has gone wayyyy beyond X3 info exchange.

Do we have a moderator listening???

Thanks
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-04-2009, 10:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,468
Posted By Tolland Mark
Check your driver's side door jamb for the build...

Check your driver's side door jamb for the build date. If it is later than Feb 2009 you like do not have prewiring and it will be IMPOSSIBLE to add the BMW alarm OR to program the clown nose to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-23-2009, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,458
Posted By Tolland Mark
Nice to know that...Thanks!

Nice to know that...Thanks!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-23-2009, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,458
Posted By Tolland Mark
Go to the Dealer

As far as I know, the dealer is the only one that can reset the service indicator but other garages may have the capability too. Since I do oil changes more frequently than the indicater recommends,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-23-2009, 09:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,667
Posted By Tolland Mark
I actually like this feature and I believe Volvos...

I actually like this feature and I believe Volvos have it too.

Try leaving it in the neutral position and see if that works better for you.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-16-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,895
Posted By Tolland Mark
I am not privy to BMW design criteria, but unless...

I am not privy to BMW design criteria, but unless your car redlines during the low speed descent you described, I doubt you are approaching anywhere near overstressing your drivetrain.

In my last...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-16-2009, 04:46 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,895
Posted By Tolland Mark
The Hill Descent Control (HDC) is essentially a...

The Hill Descent Control (HDC) is essentially a low speed cruise control which uses the brakes (with no accelerator pedal action) to keep a constant VERY LOW speed. I used this feature several times...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-13-2009, 11:19 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,895
Posted By Tolland Mark
This is my first experience with an SAV/SUV. I...

This is my first experience with an SAV/SUV. I have the sports pkg and the 19"wheel/tire package - with Pirelli PZero Rosso tires. In my area, we have asphalt roads and while on certain surfaces the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-13-2009, 10:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,484
Posted By Tolland Mark
This is my first experience with an SAV/SUV. I...

This is my first experience with an SAV/SUV. I have the sports pkg and the 19"wheel/tire package - with Pirelli PZero Rosso tires. In my area, we asphalt roads and while on certain surfaces the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2009, 12:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,484
Posted By Tolland Mark
The NAV was a requirement for me. I had a 2002...

The NAV was a requirement for me. I had a 2002 325 and after testing other cars and their NAV systems I concluded BMW's was the best for the following reasons:

Simple interface.

Display looks...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-10-2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 670
Posted By Tolland Mark
I tested mine this past week and confirmed that...

I tested mine this past week and confirmed that the flag shows the last destination that was activated and can't be cleared manually.

It doesn't really bother me but a work around would probably...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-02-2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 670
Posted By Tolland Mark
Try this: Activate the nave to the current...

Try this:

Activate the nave to the current destination by selecting directions.
Press right button and select information.
Select hide icons.

Hope that works
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-02-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,238
Posted By Tolland Mark
My SA just advised that his forman said the clown...

My SA just advised that his forman said the clown nose flashing cannot be done with out an alarm...arrggh! Can you give me any details on how yours got done? If not, can you give me the contact...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-01-2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,366
Posted By Tolland Mark
I hear 'ya! Fortunately, I live in the hilly and...

I hear 'ya! Fortunately, I live in the hilly and wooded NE corner of CT. Nowhere near as dramatic as your area, but full of nature nontheless - coyotes, bald eagles, hawks, bobcats and yes, the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-01-2009, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,238
Posted By Tolland Mark
Thanks...The more info and experience with this...

Thanks...The more info and experience with this the better! I'll add you to the pre 3/09 no alarm blinkin' clown nose list.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-01-2009, 09:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,366
Posted By Tolland Mark
Great pics! The pacific NW is absolutely...

Great pics! The pacific NW is absolutely beautiful and I can't wait to get back there soon.
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