Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 81
Search took 0.32 seconds.
Search: Keyword(s): ; Posts Made By: phl08
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-02-2016, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By phl08
SA says don't change the differential or transfer case oils

I received a call from my local BMW dealership offering a free safety inspection of cooling system, fluids, brakes, hoses, belts, etc. As the car is 85K miles now, and I've kept up with most of the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-19-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,830
Posted By phl08
It's steel. There is a factory cut out,...

It's steel. There is a factory cut out, perfectly circular hole that the subwoofer housing has a piece that fits into. Under the steel is the bottom cover (large, hard cardboard) that runs most of...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-19-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,968
Posted By phl08
Where is the sensor that determines this?

Where is the sensor that determines this?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-19-2015, 03:35 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,968
Posted By phl08
But if I turned off the DRL settings in the...

But if I turned off the DRL settings in the idrive, and I leave the light switch on "A", then why is that green indicator light still showing up?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-18-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By phl08
Been using Akebonos for about 8 years. Love...

Been using Akebonos for about 8 years. Love them. No ugly black dust.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-18-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,968
Posted By phl08
Back to the OP...I have the same question...

Back to the OP...I have the same question regarding a US 2012 528iX. With the switch in the "A" position, the green parking light indicator is on. The only way it can be turned off is with the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-18-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,830
Posted By phl08
That's what I'm hoping. I think with enough...

That's what I'm hoping. I think with enough knocks, it will pop back into place. I have a heavy rubber hammer but need to get a "persuader" to get down into the tight space. For now I put the seat...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-17-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,830
Posted By phl08
I finally got around to getting the seat out of...

I finally got around to getting the seat out of the way and removing the damaged subwoofer. Luckily, the floor pan does NOT have a hole in it..but rather just a big dent that portruding upward about...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 10-30-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,830
Posted By phl08
Its far weaker than fiberglass..It's more like...

Its far weaker than fiberglass..It's more like reinforced cardboard. Any thoughts on patching? I'm sure others have various punctures in this same cover, as it's not very strong.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 10-28-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,830
Posted By phl08
Thanks! Seat looks easier than I had thought to...

Thanks! Seat looks easier than I had thought to move out of the way.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 10-27-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,830
Posted By phl08
Passener under seat woofer damaged from road object

Craziest thing...took my friend's 2012 F10 into the dealership (still under warranty) for a rattling speaker that I thought was the passenger door mid range. The car has the standard HiFi system in...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 10-27-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 625
Views: 41,411
Posted By phl08
My friend who's not so technically savvy just got...

My friend who's not so technically savvy just got a 2012 528i with Nav. I come from the 2008 era with the DVD update. I'm technically adept enough to make a flash drive with a little guidance if...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-11-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,422
Posted By phl08
I was typing too fast and left out that detail. I...

I was typing too fast and left out that detail. I was more expensive on it over in the xoutpost forum.

Initially when the dash was lighting up with all the simultaneous messages, my code reader...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-10-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,422
Posted By phl08
After replacing the front left speed sensor, the...

After replacing the front left speed sensor, the problem has stopped and the codes are clear and staying gone.

I read extensive posts about this issue and it's now clear to me that the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-04-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,422
Posted By phl08
The problem is now consistent and 100%...

The problem is now consistent and 100% reproducible. Start the car..no warnings. Turn the wheel to the right..no warnings. Turn the wheel to the left, they all come on again. Battery is a solid...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-10-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,422
Posted By phl08
The pattern seems to be the same.... drive it...

The pattern seems to be the same.... drive it regularly for days/week, the warnings stop. Leave it alone for a few days and then drive it...the warnings come back on. But then they stop after...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-10-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 964
Posted By phl08
I have a 2008 X5 3.0si and, as it turns out, we...

I have a 2008 X5 3.0si and, as it turns out, we both live in NJ. It's got about 75,000 miles on it and I've owned it for 3 years/45,000 miles of driving.

My opinions:

If I'd done more due...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-30-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By phl08
I've never shied away from it when my car is...

I've never shied away from it when my car is covered in road salts and other sludge from the Winter elements. But to each their own.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-30-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By phl08
I think harsh winter weather is tougher on the...

I think harsh winter weather is tougher on the exterior than a car wash.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-30-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,422
Posted By phl08
The battery is new, and was fully charged by the...

The battery is new, and was fully charged by the store after I went back to them for a test and it revealed it to be only about 70%. With the engine on, the Carly app shows 13.7 volts. When engine...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-29-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,422
Posted By phl08
DSC/ABS/AWD indicators driving me nuts

I have a problem that's been driving me mad. It's described in other posts by members here and in other forums. But basically, my X5 iDrive and instrument cluster randomly lights up with the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-17-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,894
Posted By phl08
Prior to getting Autozone to do the charge, my...

Prior to getting Autozone to do the charge, my last diagnosis of the battery was 11.9v. Now it's 12.4 on the post-test(per my above report).

Next low hanging fruit is the E-Box fan. I found one...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-16-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,894
Posted By phl08
What does this mean, AWD syst., DSC, ABS display

I've owned it since 2012 and for the last 18 months or so have driven it with 4-7 day stretches of no activity followed by < 1 hour driving when it's used.

I pulled some codes that are probably...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-16-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,894
Posted By phl08
I park the car at a public lot when I'm away, so...

I park the car at a public lot when I'm away, so no power outlet to do a charger. I also don't have a garage where I live. But the OEM battery I just replaced was 7 years old and never gave me...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-15-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,894
Posted By phl08
Additional follow up to my ongoing issue with...

Additional follow up to my ongoing issue with these warning lights randomly coming on...

I got the new battery from autozone a few weeks ago but the warnings were still coming on after some...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 81

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2015 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms