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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-04-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 15,406
Posted By JeffVander
I'm reading in this forum that some folks have...

I'm reading in this forum that some folks have had success with other brands of blades, but I haven't. So as a contrasting opinion here's been my experience this year (finally fell off warranty on...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-10-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,610
Posted By JeffVander
Installation of CD changer is not cheap. While...

Installation of CD changer is not cheap. While you can wire it yourself, the iDrive unit must be programmed to be aware of the new hardware. Some dealerships are willing to charge just for the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-21-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 707
Posted By JeffVander
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http://bmwfans.info/parts/catalog/66210412010/
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-15-2011, 10:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,920
Posted By JeffVander
Actually I find BMW drivers to be the most...

Actually I find BMW drivers to be the most aggressive tailgaters in traffic.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-20-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 868
Views: 126,180
Posted By JeffVander
If you have an E61, Comfort Access on the door...

If you have an E61, Comfort Access on the door handles won't work until the trunk has completed it's closing procedures. Not cool when it's raining hard...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-21-2010, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,717
Posted By JeffVander
This 335xi was successfully imported LAST MONTH. ...

This 335xi was successfully imported LAST MONTH. It has past all inspections, received registration papers and license plates. The CPO warranty has been registered for $500. No physical changes...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-21-2010, 07:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,717
Posted By JeffVander
There is no difference whatsoever between...

There is no difference whatsoever between importing a recent BMW as it is with any other vehicle. The authority on this matter should be the Canadian government and what's posted on the RIV site. ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-20-2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,717
Posted By JeffVander
I'm not sure what kind of drugs you're on but my...

I'm not sure what kind of drugs you're on but my friend just imported a USA 335xi into Canada a month ago with no issues. No need to change any physical instruments at all. For a fee, they even...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-15-2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,082
Posted By JeffVander
How agressively do you drive? If you drive...

How agressively do you drive? If you drive aggressively, the car will hold a lower gear longer than normal to match your style of driving. This will induce the type of behavior you are describing. ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-13-2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,258
Posted By JeffVander
You can add the paddles but the car won't...

You can add the paddles but the car won't recognize them unless it's programmed to. It's technically possible and there was a big long thread from someone in Europe who managed to successfully do it...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-13-2010, 02:00 AM
Replies: 868
Views: 126,180
Posted By JeffVander
What?! These cars are available with a manual? ...

What?! These cars are available with a manual?

I'm kidding. :D
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-09-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 587
Posted By JeffVander
The lens or the whole tail light? The lens is...

The lens or the whole tail light? The lens is glued on, it's not really a single part you can swap out.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-09-2010, 09:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 417
Posted By JeffVander
this one is in Texas but they do good work. Not...

this one is in Texas but they do good work. Not cheap. $250 and up.

http://www.dallassteeringwheel.com/sw1.htm
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-09-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 487
Posted By JeffVander
There's no way to get rid of the light. However,...

There's no way to get rid of the light. However, that's pretty much the extent of the pain. There's no harm done to the car. I debated about getting another set of TPMS when I got the winter tires...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-08-2010, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,207
Posted By JeffVander
I think it only opens from one side and not the...

I think it only opens from one side and not the other. I thought you had to pull from the window side but can't remember. It does pop off. You could try a thin screwdriver covered with a cloth.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-08-2010, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,127
Posted By JeffVander
Your cheapest solution is to go aftermarket. ...

Your cheapest solution is to go aftermarket. It's basically a flat square heating mat which tucks in under the foam and above the metal support frame of your seat bottom. BMW does not offer heated...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-08-2010, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,866
Posted By JeffVander
This type of retrofit is rather expensive if...

This type of retrofit is rather expensive if you're doing it with new BMW parts. However, if you can source all the parts you need via used, it may be worthwhile. You'll need the mirrors and the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-06-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By JeffVander
I cannot actually see any damage in the photo...

I cannot actually see any damage in the photo you've uploaded. The style of wheel is correct for Sports, however they are available in two offsets. The correct one is something like ET20, but those...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-04-2010, 09:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,692
Posted By JeffVander
NoQuarter, I think you're just going to have...

NoQuarter,

I think you're just going to have to adopt an attitude of Zen about the climate control system. This is my 5th or 6th BMW now and the auto climate controls all have their quirks.

1)...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-04-2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,728
Posted By JeffVander
Are you kidding? Really, they still pull that BS...

Are you kidding? Really, they still pull that BS after years of imports? That's idiotic. You might want to re-test this policy by phoning their service department. The two lines of revenue (Sales...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-04-2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,993
Posted By JeffVander
The problem with 19's (I've looked into this...

The problem with 19's (I've looked into this pretty extensively) is you really lack choices for true snow tires. You can get some limited choices of performance snow tires but not real...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-03-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,728
Posted By JeffVander
Okay, I don't get it. Am I missing something...

Okay, I don't get it. Am I missing something here. Your car is a 2008 right? Even if the car was purchased in late 2007, you'd still have at least half a year of full warranty left. You also have...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-03-2010, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,728
Posted By JeffVander
If it's a 535xi, aren't you still covered under...

If it's a 535xi, aren't you still covered under warranty? Just bring it in. Could be a bad battery, could be the charging system, could be a short somewhere causing a drain.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-01-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,137
Posted By JeffVander
Won't work. The 535xi is a 4-wheel drive and had...

Won't work. The 535xi is a 4-wheel drive and had different offsets than other members of the 5-series. 3 Series wheels do not come out far enough to work on a 550i. You actually have the opposite...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-29-2010, 04:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,952
Posted By JeffVander
I still enjoy reading this thread.

I still enjoy reading this thread.
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