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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-02-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 691
Posted By rotty
IIRC, after locking with the fob, you then press...

IIRC, after locking with the fob, you then press (and hold?) the lock button again until the clown nose stops flashing. I did this the last time I put the car on a ferry and the alarm didn't sound.
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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-22-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 526
Posted By rotty
Navcoder will easily change the vehicle type &...

Navcoder will easily change the vehicle type & VIN. I've used it several times after downgrading the nav software when testing, which always reverts to 7er.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-07-2011, 03:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,049
Posted By rotty
Have a look at the attachement on this...

Have a look at the attachement on this post/thread....

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=5866948&postcount=7

I replaced all of my interior pull-handles and did a writeup with...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-01-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 909
Posted By rotty
If you didn't have DSP, then there wouldn't be...

If you didn't have DSP, then there wouldn't be the option on the nav screen. There is no reason to have a DSP button on the HU - all the settings are changed from the screen.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-28-2011, 02:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 765
Posted By rotty
No, it's still in the arm rest. I have about...

No, it's still in the arm rest. I have about every option available on mine and that's where it's mounted (quite handy really).
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-23-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,212
Posted By rotty
The silver box in the well in that compartment is...

The silver box in the well in that compartment is either the bluetooth ulf or the BMW Assist TCU. The PDC control isn't there - I think it may be in the void just aft of the rear seats, but if your...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-23-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,440
Posted By rotty
I use something called Comma Air Conditioner...

I use something called Comma Air Conditioner Cleaner in the UK (dunno if it's available in the US) ... it's an aerosol 'bomb' that you set off inside the car. Basically, you run engine with the air...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-22-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,961
Posted By rotty
Oddly enough I've got mine booked in on Friday to...

Oddly enough I've got mine booked in on Friday to investigate both coolant loss (think it's a tiny hole in the rad as you can see a couple of wet patches on the rad looking through the front grille)...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,468
Posted By rotty
I'd be really surprised if the dealer will give...

I'd be really surprised if the dealer will give you a Gen13 ULF upgrade for 150. The modules alone from BMW are 3 or 4 times that price (maybe 5 or 6 times) and I just can't believe that they'll...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,468
Posted By rotty
The site you quote is for ... a-hem ... 'backup'...

The site you quote is for ... a-hem ... 'backup' disks :p ... You can certainly use these, subject to your Nav computer being able to read copy DVD's (not all can), but you have little to loose.

I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,468
Posted By rotty
As he's in the UK (I assume from his location),...

As he's in the UK (I assume from his location), then the car as a UK spec will be fitted at the factory with an eject box and pairing button.




Depends whether the Nav has ever been updated....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2011, 05:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,468
Posted By rotty
You will need a 'BMW Navigation HIGH' DVD - do...

You will need a 'BMW Navigation HIGH' DVD - do NOT buy a Professional or Business DVD. Professional is for MOST Bus (i-drive) cars, and Business is for the Navigation Radio (orange arrow) system. As...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2011, 04:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,242
Posted By rotty
Replace the bulb .... a) it's the most...

Replace the bulb ....

a) it's the most likely part to fail - all bulbs be they filament (Halogen) or Gas Discharge (Xenon) will fail in time. Just Xenon bulbs are more resiliant to shock as they...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-23-2011, 01:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,345
Posted By rotty
No, but you may get the 4x4 warning lamp lit...

No, but you may get the 4x4 warning lamp lit after starting. All you need to do to reset is to wind the steering from one lock to the other and as you reach the 2nd lock, the lamp should go out.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-22-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,769
Posted By rotty
Mod writeup

Here is the writeup with photos if anyone is interested. :D
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-22-2011, 05:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,769
Posted By rotty
Job completed, and they look so much nicer than...

Job completed, and they look so much nicer than the nasty plasticy black ones.

I will do a writeup with pics in case anyone is interested. The job cost 40 UK pounds for the 4 handles and all 4...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2011, 04:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 967
Posted By rotty
No probs ... 'Tyremen' in Hull are very...

No probs ...

'Tyremen' in Hull are very good for mail order and they supplied my Wintracs (I just got a local tyre depot to fit them) ... alternatively if you have a Costco account, you can often...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-17-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,763
Posted By rotty
You need to unwrap that foam wrap on the cable in...

You need to unwrap that foam wrap on the cable in photo 2, and see if there is a single 54pin connector in there and the FAKRA plug (purple IIRC). I would expect that if your order sheet says...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-17-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 967
Posted By rotty
Depends what you are looking for (price/use etc) ...

Depends what you are looking for (price/use etc)

BMW will tell you that you should fit 'star approved' tyres, so in the UK that's Dunlop SP01's which were OEM fit on 18's. This is all to do with...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-17-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,769
Posted By rotty
Thanks for the replies ... I was going to attempt...

Thanks for the replies ... I was going to attempt the rear doors first as mine doesn't have rear side airbags. Then if I can do it easily, I'll tackle the fronts without unplugging the airbags,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-17-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,769
Posted By rotty
Replacing interior door opener handles

Snapped one of my door handles (well I didn't, an over-enthusiastic friend who didn't understand the 'double pull' idea even though I told him :tsk:) - so I have taken the decision to replace with...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-04-2011, 05:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,055
Posted By rotty
IIRC, if yoy say "help" it will read you a list...

IIRC, if yoy say "help" it will read you a list of available commands. They are somewhat limited, but will work both the phone, such as "dial number" or "dial Name", "store name" etc and the nav if...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-25-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,462
Posted By rotty
Part of the Car & Key memory settings as set by...

Part of the Car & Key memory settings as set by the factory and/or your dealer. The 'auto-lock' is in the CAR section as is key independant.

Get your/a BMW dealer to print off a list of your...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-22-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,963
Posted By rotty
Easiest way I've found to 'test' the alarm is to...

Easiest way I've found to 'test' the alarm is to pop the 'hood' (or bonnet for us British types, don't you know :rofl: ) but not open it, just leave it popped. Then lock the car and wait for 30 secs...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-22-2011, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,645
Posted By rotty
It's the leather/sensatec/fabric seat cover that...

It's the leather/sensatec/fabric seat cover that has the heating element(s) stitched into, which is a real PITA when they fail and also as I wanted to retrofit them to my X3 Sport (only option along...
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