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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-14-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By Thomv
I had the dealer daylight the wiring next to the...

I had the dealer daylight the wiring next to the driver seat. Then I got a portable cup holder that hung on the side of the console to mount the controller in. Worked great.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 04-28-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By Thomv
2014 fuel

It is my understanding, that starting in 2014, Regular gasoline may be used in none turbocharged vehicles. Is this true. We were going to get a Diesel 328, but with regular fuel, a diesel does not...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-20-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 754
Posted By Thomv
With the 2014 no longer needing premium fuel, and...

With the 2014 no longer needing premium fuel, and getting within 10 mtg, does a diesel make since from an economical sense. We wer
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-02-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 518
Posted By Thomv
I am not educated in or understand the issue. ...

I am not educated in or understand the issue. Just know the tech said there are random issues with how the RF unit reads the signal from BMW.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-02-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 518
Posted By Thomv
As I stated above, the tech stated this could be...

As I stated above, the tech stated this could be done. As for the controller, the main unit is controller by a remote (RF) controller. The tech also stated that there have been a few issues with...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-02-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 518
Posted By Thomv
Thks - I just got off the phone with a...

Thks -

I just got off the phone with a Tekonsha techincal rep. He stated while the RF unit could be vehicle mounted, but lately there have been some RF / BMW computer issues where the RF unit is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-02-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By Thomv
Have been tied up with other issues. Just need...

Have been tied up with other issues. Just need to get this resolved. Too many conflicting stories. No one seems to be an "expert" that I can get straight answers from.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-01-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By Thomv
Does this is a rental trailer, the rf unit is...

Does this is a rental trailer, the rf
unit is problematic.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-01-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 518
Posted By Thomv
I will be using rental trailers, so the prodigy...

I will be using rental trailers, so the prodigy rf is inconvenient. In the right rear panel the plug has six or seven on a flat plug. Is there another plug.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-17-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By Thomv
Trailer Hitch for Bike Rack

We would like to put a hitch on our 2006 325xi to use for a bike rack. Does anyone know of one.

I know BMW has a roof rack, but I do not like it and my wife is prone to driving under things...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-10-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 518
Posted By Thomv
trailer brake under dash wiring

Can anyone tell me if the basic wiring package is installed from the factory for trailer brakes on my 2009 X5? I am getting mixed comments from my dealer and other auto electric experts.

thks in...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-15-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 171
Posted By Thomv
Brake Controller for my X5

I am looking at renting a trailer for a bike trip. They require that I have a electric trailer brake controller.

Cheapest I have found is a little over $300.00, plus installation.

Any advice?
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-15-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By Thomv
Trailer Brake Controller

I am looking at renting a trailer for a bike trip. They require that I have a electric trailer brake controller.

Cheapest I have found is a little over $300.00, plus installation.

Any advice?...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-01-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By Thomv
2009 X5. 35d steering column retraction

My steering column retracts irrationally. Never know if it will work or not. Cannot be reset consistently. Should my warranty take care of this? Any ideas?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-17-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By Thomv
Called dealer - called BMW USA, got same story. ...

Called dealer - called BMW USA, got same story.

My problem is I got screwed by BMW of Boise, ID. Long story, so I am stuck trying to resolve the issue.

Somewhere (cannot find thread through...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-17-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,479
Posted By Thomv
How many of you are not running OEM rotors and...

How many of you are not running OEM rotors and pads. From above it appears there are a lot of non-OME pads, but what about rotors. My brake guy runs non-OME rotors on his X5 and recommends them.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-16-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By Thomv
I have tried to get a BMW OME windshield, even...

I have tried to get a BMW OME windshield, even though it is 3+ times as expensive. However, I have been told there is not one in the US, therefore being forced to go with an aftermarket windshield. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-15-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By Thomv
windshield replacement

Am having an issue getting a good answer on windshield vs rain sensor. My after market windshield was replace and now my rain sensor does not work. It appears the bracket is wrong. The windshield...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-20-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 298
Posted By Thomv
Trailer Hitch Wiring

Will there be a need to recode if I install a stock BMW wiring harness.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-12-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 17,938
Posted By Thomv
I have installed a drawtite hitch on my X5. It...

I have installed a drawtite hitch on my X5. It came with an after market wiring package. I cannot get anyone to install the wiring. They all (indys) insisted that it is prudent to install the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-12-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,215
Posted By Thomv
I have installed a drawtite hitch on my X5. It...

I have installed a drawtite hitch on my X5. It came with an after market wiring package. I cannot get anyone to install the wiring. They all (indys) insisted that it is prudent to install the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-02-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By Thomv
2009 X5 35d fuel mileage issue

For the last 15000 miles I have consistently gotten 23 city and 28 highway mpg. All the sudden both have dropped about 5mpg.

I was just in getting the def pump replaced at 47000 miles and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-17-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,102
Posted By Thomv
Does installing a non-BMW hitch void any...

Does installing a non-BMW hitch void any warranties. What about wiring if the wiring is just spliced in?

Thks
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-09-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,555
Posted By Thomv
Improving fuel economy

Re-tuning the computer has been discussed for more power, but has anyone looked at it purely to increased mileage. I am starting a 110 mile round trip commute with my 35d which gets excellent...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-12-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,957
Posted By Thomv
Thks guys. Told me what I suspected. I have tried...

Thks guys. Told me what I suspected. I have tried seat and steering adjustments. I have the same problem with my wife's 325xi. I have considered having the display decoded. One of you offered to do...
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