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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-02-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By vince217
SES light came on, now off again

2005 x3 2.5i, just over 121k miles.

My Service Engine Soon (SES) light came on a couple of days ago, along with a slightly rough idle. it was a cold day, and i had not driven my x3 for a couple...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-21-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By vince217
here's another thing that may annoy you in the...

here's another thing that may annoy you in the future...

lets say you need to run into the grocery store to buy something... the rest of your family stays in the car. so you open your door using...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By vince217
its second nature to me now to click the unlock...

its second nature to me now to click the unlock button on the remote fob everytime i get out of the car in order to unlock all doors... even when its only me
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-05-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 60,639
Posted By vince217
just rolled past 120,000 miles last week. :)

just rolled past 120,000 miles last week. :)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-18-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,090
Posted By vince217
our X3s handle better than alot of cars out...

our X3s handle better than alot of cars out there. i love taking corners 'aggressively' and clipping the apex whenever possible.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-16-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,951
Posted By vince217
if you are offended by 'Jezza', then you don't...

if you are offended by 'Jezza', then you don't watch Top Gear enough to know that he makes fun of pretty much everything. :)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-27-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By vince217
thats what i did, and installed a blitzsafe...

thats what i did, and installed a blitzsafe adapter. works perfectly, for over 5 years now.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-11-2013, 05:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By vince217
i had my 05 X3 2.5i with about 115k miles...

i had my 05 X3 2.5i with about 115k miles appraised a couple of months ago since I thought about trading it in. Dealer was offering $7000 for it (I only fielded one offer). I live in the Southeast....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-05-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By vince217
I agree with this. I used to have the same...

I agree with this. I used to have the same symptoms as the original poster, and i had uneven wear tires. After changing all the tires at the same time, problem disappeared.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-26-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By vince217
i wish it was easy to replace the stock bulbs,...

i wish it was easy to replace the stock bulbs, but from what i understand, its a PITA to get to them
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-05-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Posted By vince217
did you change one or more of your tires recently...

did you change one or more of your tires recently by any chance? or, are all of the tires on your X3 the same brand and make?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-31-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 285
Posted By vince217
High Beam / DRL bulb

Has anyone tried to change their high beam bulb (H7 55W) to a different color so that the DRL is also a different color? I'm thinking of getting a bulb that is 'whiter' so that my DRL will also be a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-29-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By vince217
are they on forever? I replaced mine with LEDs...

are they on forever? I replaced mine with LEDs too when they burned out, and they do stay on for a minute or two after i turn off the car, then they turn off completely.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-22-2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,565
Posted By vince217
looks great! im impressed that the leather seats...

looks great! im impressed that the leather seats don't have cracks in them. :thumbsup:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-19-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By vince217
I'm in Georgia too, our 2005 X3 is just over...

I'm in Georgia too, our 2005 X3 is just over 115,000 miles and still going strong, with the exception of the AC Evaporator. I agree with you, 22 mpg isnt that great, and I travel 60 miles to work...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-16-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By vince217
thank you for the speaker recommendations. i...

thank you for the speaker recommendations. i replaced the 4 door speakers with the alpine ones you recommended and they work like a charm. :)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-15-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 24,935
Posted By vince217
this finally happened to me last friday. thank...

this finally happened to me last friday. thank you everyone for the information on this forum! I was able to manually close it using the tips here and the PDF file. When I have the time, I will...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-12-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 999
Posted By vince217
Michelin... got mine in Costco

Michelin... got mine in Costco
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-03-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 14,978
Posted By vince217
i have to admit, although i wouldn't do it to my...

i have to admit, although i wouldn't do it to my own X3, the lowered X3's look pretty badass.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-01-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 60,639
Posted By vince217
about to hit 115,000 miles this week. ...

about to hit 115,000 miles this week.

evaporator has a leak but i don't plan on replacing it soon... i just plan refilling it with freon every 6 weeks or so. my wife and i were actually...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-08-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,713
Posted By vince217
Keep it. We have an '05 with just under 110,000...

Keep it. We have an '05 with just under 110,000 miles. Yearly maintenance is still lower than the total cost of monthly payments for a newer vehicle.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-11-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 738
Posted By vince217
i have a blitzsafe installed in the back, it...

i have a blitzsafe installed in the back, it works perfectly... i will check later what model i have. however, i have an 05 without nav (stock radio), so i dont know if there are different blitzsafe...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-01-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,919
Posted By vince217
+1 for Michelins.

+1 for Michelins.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-05-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 815
Posted By vince217
try resetting the light and see if it goes away.

try resetting the light and see if it goes away.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-05-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,955
Posted By vince217
Evlengr: did you consider an X1? or are you just...

Evlengr: did you consider an X1? or are you just fed up with BMW? i had a 96 Audi A4 a few years ago, lasted up to about 148,000 miles :) by the way thank you for the audio advice, i am preparing...
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