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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-14-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,382
Posted By Babbage
In my car, the transmissions shifts into Park if...

In my car, the transmissions shifts into Park if you do this.

I absolutely hate this "feature", and have ill will towards any engineer, manager, or lawyer who dreamed it up. May you be condemned...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-23-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,918
Posted By Babbage
Yes. It's a shame that this delay is not user...

Yes. It's a shame that this delay is not user configurable. Considering that winter lasts 6 months+ here, I would like it to remember my settings for at least that long. :)
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-16-2012, 03:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,210
Posted By Babbage
mine started squealing after I switch the summer...

mine started squealing after I switch the summer tires to winter ones for some reason.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-04-2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,004
Posted By Babbage
Yes, and yes.

Yes, and yes.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-30-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,480
Posted By Babbage
Thumbs down Sep. 30th, 2011: the problem is back. Multiple...

Sep. 30th, 2011: the problem is back. Multiple warning lights. I used the iDrive system to upload my diagnostic codes to the dealer. He called me back a couple of hours later and says it's because...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-22-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,274
Posted By Babbage
In Canada, you don't need TPMS sensors. It's...

In Canada, you don't need TPMS sensors. It's handled by the ABS wheel spin sensor. Yeay!

If your X3 is the 28i, you can get aftermarket 17" rims. I have the 35i, so I had to order 18"...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-21-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,437
Posted By Babbage
My car is Deep Sea Blue metallic. IS that what...

My car is Deep Sea Blue metallic. IS that what you mean? It doesn't look baby blue at all, it look dark blue. But it's gorgeous and I've had multiple positive comments on it. Strongly...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-20-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,860
Posted By Babbage
For what it's worth: I had the same issue. ...

For what it's worth:
I had the same issue. Then I had my X3 in the shop to replace a faulty main computer, and they put updated iDrive, etc. software in it. I could swear it's not doing this...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-19-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,444
Posted By Babbage
Actually, the problem must be from BMW since my...

Actually, the problem must be from BMW since my Nexus One was working great with my last car (aftermarket Pioneer) and is still working great with my standalone Altec Lansing Sound Blade. :thumbdwn:
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-14-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,444
Posted By Babbage
Are you sure? My Nexus One does stream music,...

Are you sure? My Nexus One does stream music, but BMW's A2DP is not very good.

Try turning off the bluetooth on your phone before getting in the car, then after your car is started, turn on the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-31-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,480
Posted By Babbage
Aug. 31, 2011: Got my car back today! Everything...

Aug. 31, 2011: Got my car back today! Everything seems in order. Hope it holds up.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-31-2011, 04:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,480
Posted By Babbage
There must be some mistake. I've only ever had...

There must be some mistake. I've only ever had one BMW, the 2011 X3 that I got in March 2011.

It's worked pretty well so far. I've been generally very happy, except for the flaky Bluetooth A2DP...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-30-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,480
Posted By Babbage
Update: The dealer says that the car doesn't...

Update: The dealer says that the car doesn't start now, and the computer still isn't working. They have apparently turned the matter over to BMW headquarters by letting the programmers there remote...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-30-2011, 04:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,620
Posted By Babbage
I've noticed that my X3 also rattles, but I've...

I've noticed that my X3 also rattles, but I've only paid attention when I get in and drive off in the morning (when the transmission is cold). It's an x3 2011 35i, so it should have those plugs.
...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-30-2011, 04:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,480
Posted By Babbage
My 2011 X3 35i has now been in the shop for 3...

My 2011 X3 35i has now been in the shop for 3 weeks.

I was at a stop light when most of the warning lights came on in the dash (parking brake on, ABS failure, 4x4 problem, other things related...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-30-2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,320
Posted By Babbage
Honestly, I'm not sure. Someone here said...

Honestly, I'm not sure. Someone here said there's a coating "on" the windshield. But looking at the BMW manual now, it says "The shape of the windshield makes it possible
to display a precise...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-29-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,138
Posted By Babbage
I put my order in mid-december, got the order...

I put my order in mid-december, got the order number around Feb., and got delivery early March
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-29-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,320
Posted By Babbage
I've taken it to the car wash. The...

I've taken it to the car wash.

The alternative is the hand wash, when the guy might screw up my windshield's HUD coating, or might not understand how to operate some other important thing.

On...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-27-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 930
Posted By Babbage
For the record, in Canada (Quebec), there is no...

For the record, in Canada (Quebec), there is no limit on the rear and rear sides window tint.

Front lateral windows must let in 70% of light. The windshield must let in 100% of light, except...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-22-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,951
Posted By Babbage
I don't know about him, but I also find the bug...

I don't know about him, but I also find the bug very annoying.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-21-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,165
Posted By Babbage
OK, this seems to work: I make sure Bluetooth is...

OK, this seems to work: I make sure Bluetooth is disabled from the Power Control bar on my Android phone. I get in the car, and start the engine. Then turn on Bluetooth on the phone.

At that point...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-16-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,165
Posted By Babbage
Unhappy Bluetooth audio streaming problem A2DP

Car: 2011 BMW X3 35i, Tech pack, Executive pack, etc.
Phone: Google Nexus One running Android Gingerbread v. 2.3.3 and Google Listen podcast service
Problem: Bluetooth audio streaming A2DP

OK,...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-16-2011, 03:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,295
Posted By Babbage
I'm sure that you *could*, if you accelerate and...

I'm sure that you *could*, if you accelerate and corner hard. :) But in the city, with pedestrians and potholes (many here) and everything else, I drive very conservatively. So I couldn't yet tell...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-15-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,514
Posted By Babbage
Yes, I have the exact same situation. I think...

Yes, I have the exact same situation. I think it's completely normal (for this model, anyways).

Look at your speedometer. When this happens, the fuel economy gage goes from red to blue,...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-14-2011, 06:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,295
Posted By Babbage
Pics: It's been raining or slushy since I got the...

Pics: It's been raining or slushy since I got the car, so the outside is dirty. Also, I think I'll be tinting the windows much darker next week, so I'll wait until then.

DCP: I've only had the...
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