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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,746
Posted By pdx3
MP3Tag is confusing at first, I admit, but here's...

MP3Tag is confusing at first, I admit, but here's what I do.

Copy the files that will go on the CD to a new directory (so you don't remove the tags from your original files)
Open MP3Tag.
Open...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,746
Posted By pdx3
I have Nav and the standard non-DSP stereo. I...

I have Nav and the standard non-DSP stereo. I bought the car used so don't know if the in-dash unit was ever replaced, but I doubt it -- the CPO records I have are pretty complete, and the dealer...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-23-2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,746
Posted By pdx3
I've found the opposite on my 2005. The CDs that...

I've found the opposite on my 2005. The CDs that are in the dashboard show ID3v1 tags, while the changer in the armrest does not (although it is supposed to).

To get ID3 tags to show, I've had to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-09-2010, 06:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,170
Posted By pdx3
The CDs that I have burned with MP3 files (not...

The CDs that I have burned with MP3 files (not converted to WAV) have to use certain ID3 tag formats to make the song names, artist, etc. show on the Nav screen. I use MP3Tag for tagging my files,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-05-2010, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 605
Posted By pdx3
I can't help your specific problem but can also...

I can't help your specific problem but can also tell you that even though it appears to the outside world that Bluetooth is a standard, it is implemented by different phones in different ways. The...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-05-2010, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 932
Posted By pdx3
My wife's BlackBerry Curve (8830?) works great,...

My wife's BlackBerry Curve (8830?) works great, as do both of the Motorola phones I have used in the X3. The Moto phones are discontinued (an old RAZR and a Z9), but in general I would expect future...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-22-2009, 07:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,178
Posted By pdx3
Thanks for the reply. The Canadian information...

Thanks for the reply. The Canadian information is very similar to the US CPO documentation which is at BMW's site (http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Content/CPO/Warranty/NotCovered.aspx). The word...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-21-2009, 10:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,178
Posted By pdx3
Sorry for resurrecting an old thread, but when I...

Sorry for resurrecting an old thread, but when I searched the archives, this one seemed most appropriate.

My 2005 X3 3.0 sunroof rattles a lot when closed with the shade open. Do either one of...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-06-2009, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 830
Posted By pdx3
Can't help with your Sirius problem, but can tell...

Can't help with your Sirius problem, but can tell you that the stock/factory location for the CD changer is in the center armrest, situated vertically.

-pd.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-04-2009, 07:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,345
Posted By pdx3
Serop- A very similar thread is over on...

Serop-

A very similar thread is over on Bimmerboard (with Legalfee's good input as well): http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/730026

If you search that board there are a number of examples...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-02-2009, 05:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,345
Posted By pdx3
Find out the part number of the unit you are...

Find out the part number of the unit you are buying and enter it into http://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do . If it comes up as an Assist module as Legalfee suspects (as do I), then you're out of...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-02-2009, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By pdx3
I can state from experience that in other BMWs...

I can state from experience that in other BMWs the ULF requires a pairing button (from eject box or homegrown); it wouldn't surprise me that TCU modules were designed to auto-pair to save on costs...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-02-2009, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By pdx3
I don't think you will need a pairing button or...

I don't think you will need a pairing button or eject box. Prior to installing my eject box, I was able to pair my Moto phone and a Blackberry with the TCU without a problem. Canadian spec models...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2009, 08:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,246
Posted By pdx3
Bimmernav isn't selling ULFs currently (they are...

Bimmernav isn't selling ULFs currently (they are out of stock with no planned date of replenishment), but you can also buy a BMW Bluetooth TCU that will give you almost all the same functions as the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-03-2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,983
Posted By pdx3
In contrast to the prior post, my heater blows...

In contrast to the prior post, my heater blows warm air out of all the vents as expected. I can manually direct the airflow using the buttons, or choose Auto mode and let the system decide.

The...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-02-2009, 11:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,885
Posted By pdx3
My car does not have the symptoms and problems...

My car does not have the symptoms and problems that PPXYZ describes. My defrost works perfectly. It must be his or her specific car that has this problem.

-pd.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-31-2009, 09:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,459
Posted By pdx3
Have you? A simple "Yes" or "No" will suffice. ...

Have you? A simple "Yes" or "No" will suffice.

-pd.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-30-2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,459
Posted By pdx3
Not at all -- you've conveyed the nature of your...

Not at all -- you've conveyed the nature of your problems numerous times. That's fine.

The problem is that you aren't doing anything to get the problem fixed (or telling us of your progress). If...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-30-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 801
Posted By pdx3
My painted chrome shift lever was covered under...

My painted chrome shift lever was covered under the new vehicle warranty. I don't know if it is covered under CPO, so if you have any warranty coverage left, get it fixed now -- and if it happens...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-25-2009, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,151
Posted By pdx3
If you are relatively proficient with computers...

If you are relatively proficient with computers and making a fairly simple cable, a TCU can have VR enabled using software called NavCoder.

See http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/713780 and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-23-2009, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 995
Posted By pdx3
Count me in as another who says to hold out for a...

Count me in as another who says to hold out for a car with Xenons. I've had halogen, halogen "projectors", angel eyes, etc., and since I think you can find a car with Xenons for the same price as...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-23-2009, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,151
Posted By pdx3
Wouldn't a 2007 X3 be able to use a Bluetooth...

Wouldn't a 2007 X3 be able to use a Bluetooth TCU, which is typically much less than the Bluetooth ULF? My 2005 uses the BT TCU, so I sold my BT ULF, which I had used in an E38 and E39 (and which I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-12-2009, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By pdx3
For my 2005 X3, the multiple numbers are shown in...

For my 2005 X3, the multiple numbers are shown in sequence, but not identified as unique. For example, if I have two numbers in the "Bob" phone book entry in my Motorola Z9 (say, a mobile and a home...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2009, 12:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,640
Posted By pdx3
I drive in SD about 75% of the time. Your gas...

I drive in SD about 75% of the time. Your gas mileage will very likely be worse than in normal D because the engine will upshift or downshift more aggressively in SD. You can also shift gears...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-06-2009, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,456
Posted By pdx3
I love this time of year, and the tropospheric...

I love this time of year, and the tropospheric ducting is a cool side benefit. Last year while driving home at about 7:30pm in the SF Bay Area I received a station from Portland, OR perfectly.
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