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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-27-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By bimwad
I had a failsafe error on an 03. It turns out...

I had a failsafe error on an 03. It turns out all I needed was new spark plugs and coils. I have driven 30,000 miles since changing all plugs and coils - the problem has not reappeared. Might want...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 04-30-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By bimwad
Here is the link to the unit ...

Here is the link to the unit

http://www.shopbmwusa.com/PRODUCT/4313/BMW-APPLE-IPHONE-5-5S-CONNECT-VERSION-SNAP-IN-ADAPTER
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-07-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By bimwad
I am traveling from the East Coast to Minneapolis...

I am traveling from the East Coast to Minneapolis on Monday for a couple of days. I should have some time on Wednesday. Send me a PM and we can connect offline
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-07-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By bimwad
I have used Meyle as well as Centric. Both are...

I have used Meyle as well as Centric. Both are good products. What I liked most about Centric is that they do not have a shorter life which is what you would expect from the lower price.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-29-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,599
Posted By bimwad
Warning Triangle Water bottles Blankets ...

Warning Triangle
Water bottles
Blankets
earplugs do drown out the "are we there yet" noises from the passengers
Walther PPS
paper towels
tow rope
flashlight
first aid kit with CPR mask
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-06-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By bimwad
Is your thermostat working? I had to change my...

Is your thermostat working? I had to change my thermostat to solve the "no heat" issues...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 01-02-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,492
Posted By bimwad
Hi 750ixIndividual, I haven't had any major...

Hi 750ixIndividual,
I haven't had any major repairs. The reason I sold the cars is because my first 7 had a power drivers' seat issue that was requiring some electrical work. I sold my 2002 745...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 01-01-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,492
Posted By bimwad
I am on my third 7 series. I sold my last two...

I am on my third 7 series. I sold my last two between 175K-200K miles. I am planning on keeping my 09' F01 just as long....
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-06-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 24,520
Posted By bimwad
I sold my 2001 x5 in 2010 with 203,000 miles on...

I sold my 2001 x5 in 2010 with 203,000 miles on the clock without any engine issues at all. It was replaced with a 2010 X5 that now has 70,000 miles and my 2003 X5 has 139,000 miles.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-20-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 945
Posted By bimwad
Thanks - decided to not go forward with them at...

Thanks - decided to not go forward with them at this time....
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 11-20-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,403
Posted By bimwad
Here is an interesting link:...

Here is an interesting link: http://www.idatalink.com/product/product/product_id/165
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-29-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 945
Posted By bimwad
sent you a PM yesterday - please let me know if...

sent you a PM yesterday - please let me know if they are still available
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-28-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,652
Posted By bimwad
I leave my AC on year round. I have never had to...

I leave my AC on year round. I have never had to recharge an AC either as I believe usage it better than non-usage. I don't notice a big drag on the engine with the AC on either so I don't believe...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-25-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By bimwad
Yes that is exactly what happened. I had taken...

Yes that is exactly what happened. I had taken it out to fix the pixels and was trying to check for them when I turned the car on. Lesson learnt...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-25-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By bimwad
yes thats' right...

yes thats' right...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-25-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 761
Posted By bimwad
Usually jumping the car is not a great idea as...

Usually jumping the car is not a great idea as the current surge could damage other sensors. I would suggest checking the battery voltage first. If it is less than 12V then you may need to replace...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-25-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By bimwad
Got it fixed - stored fault code for "no...

Got it fixed - stored fault code for "no connection to MID". Had the dealer clean it out and reset it at no charge.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-21-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By bimwad
Thanks for the feedback. I will take a look at...

Thanks for the feedback. I will take a look at it tomorrow.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-21-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By bimwad
03 X5 MID issue (NOT PIXEL RELATED)

I think this has been covered before but I cannot find the relevant posts, hence the repost.

I unplugged the MID to fix the pixels. I plugged it back in and it doesn't work. I tested my MID in...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-05-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 809
Posted By bimwad
you can buy headlight polishing kits online. It...

you can buy headlight polishing kits online. It comes with a cream and a pad that can attach to a drill to speed things up.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-02-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By bimwad
thanks for sharing... I might need to do this...

thanks for sharing... I might need to do this soon too..
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-19-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,939
Posted By bimwad
I use waze quite a lot actually. It is a great...

I use waze quite a lot actually. It is a great app based on crowd sourcing. It does have its flaws since it depends on user input so it doesn't work as well on roads less traveled when it comes to...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-18-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 48,181
Posted By bimwad
I sold my 2001 X5 with 202,000 miles on it. I...

I sold my 2001 X5 with 202,000 miles on it. I had zero issues with the transmission and never had the fluid replaced...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-27-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 730
Posted By bimwad
Efficient route on the BMW Nav

I use waze during rush hour as I feel it does a better job of rerouting around issues


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Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 08-05-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,146
Posted By bimwad
Happy birthday! Seeing the ages in this group I...

Happy birthday! Seeing the ages in this group I get the feeling that I am the oldest one at 45. I guess my only salvation is that this is my third seven series. Got my first one 2001 - it was 1...
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