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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-10-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By Advocate
I has similar experience with my 2003. Reviewed...

I has similar experience with my 2003. Reviewed all the posts and the BAV video. The cables were actually tucked up and taped to wall by rear glove box similar to your photo D. I could barely reach...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-30-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 594
Posted By Advocate
I agree, good post. But you are leaving us...

I agree, good post. But you are leaving us hanging. What are you moving on to?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-04-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 696
Posted By Advocate
Buy a good battery tender and forget about it. I...

Buy a good battery tender and forget about it. I found link below on the current battery tender brand I have. Note that they suggest checking on the unit, so ignore my advise. I've stored my cars...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-24-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,063
Posted By Advocate
Great review. I'm still on the 2012 year model,...

Great review. I'm still on the 2012 year model, and on fence about moving to new X5 model year when I'm ready to trade. However, you review peaked my interest again. Thanks.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-14-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 710
Posted By Advocate
East Bay in California had three units in stock...

East Bay in California had three units in stock when I called their parts department. You may want to give them a call or wait for stock.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-09-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 678
Posted By Advocate
Update

UPDATE: I just updated another post on the Aux Input cable. I retried the install and got it right this time. The center vent came out very easy and the total time it took to reset the cables took...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-09-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 796
Posted By Advocate
Nice. Welcome.

Nice. Welcome.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-09-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 710
Posted By Advocate
UPDATE: I finally figured things out. I decided...

UPDATE: I finally figured things out. I decided to review my initial install. Removed vent (which came out with ease this time) and reviewed how the aux plug was plugging into the head unit. On my...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-06-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 796
Posted By Advocate
Post update when you can. Welcome.

Post update when you can. Welcome.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-04-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 678
Posted By Advocate
kuangjinqi, welcome to the site. I have been...

kuangjinqi, welcome to the site. I have been lurking on the X5 forums for a few years, but just picked up a 2003 Z4. Fun car and I just upgraded the aux input ashtray kit. I'm in the NE area and most...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-04-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 710
Posted By Advocate
jcutrell, Thanks for responding. I don't...

jcutrell, Thanks for responding. I don't understand your suggestion. The plug was purchased from BMW as factory unit. Do you think I plugged it in the back of the radio wrong or a pin in the plug...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-03-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 710
Posted By Advocate
UPDATE: I tried using the Iphone 5 with same...

UPDATE: I tried using the Iphone 5 with same cable I'm using in Z4, and it works great just plugging into AUX input in X5. The X5 allows AUX input adjustments. I've searched the posts and find some...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-02-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 710
Posted By Advocate
Thanks Chickdr for responding. I looked at Bav...

Thanks Chickdr for responding. I looked at Bav Sound when I owned a 330CI. Didn't have a great deal of luck with the DICE unit back then. Got feed back when car was running. I have a DPS in the 2003...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-02-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 710
Posted By Advocate
New Aux Input Installed

Took forever to locate an ashtray aux input kit for the 2003 BMW Z4, but finally found a dealer in CA that had one in stock. Parts were on pack order for a bit from BMW. After much anticipation and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-22-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By Advocate
Ard makes a great point. Buy what you think is...

Ard makes a great point. Buy what you think is more fun to drive or meets your needs. This is my first diesel, but hopefully not my last.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-17-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 513
Posted By Advocate
I just picked up very low mileage Z4 this week....

I just picked up very low mileage Z4 this week. Does water enter the location even when top is up? How does the water get in to begin with. I'm still running through all the posts. And searching...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-16-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 861
Posted By Advocate
I'm in neighboring NY, but travel to Hartford in...

I'm in neighboring NY, but travel to Hartford in Winter months. The RFs are hard and wide. I didn't find them helpful when we got heavy snow, so found a set of stock 18 inch rims on ebay and went...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-11-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,113
Posted By Advocate
I was a big volvo fan in earlier years: 240, 940...

I was a big volvo fan in earlier years: 240, 940 and 850. The 850 was a disaster. Rear main seal went at 36K. Head gasket followed. They really went bad after Ford purchased them. Geely from China...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-12-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By Advocate
If you are keeping the vehicle, the Weathertech...

If you are keeping the vehicle, the Weathertech is a good option. They are hard. It's like driving a work truck, but you get used to it. Weather in the northeast was really bad, but I looked at the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-05-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By Advocate
Pax, When I was charging 535i, it could take two...

Pax, When I was charging 535i, it could take two days before solid green. My older 330ci, would stay on all the time, but generally would go green after a few hours. I don't use the convertible much....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-05-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
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Views: 500
Posted By Advocate
I'm in NY and frequently drive to VT and CT. I...

I'm in NY and frequently drive to VT and CT. I can say I enjoyed driving the X5d in NE Winters. I have an aggressive set of snows, so I haven't worried too much. Traded up from an 535i. With kids,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-04-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By Advocate
Ard makes a good recommendation. I own a deltran...

Ard makes a good recommendation. I own a deltran unit. These look like the same unit you can buy from BMW dealer with different label. Priced higher than model Ard suggested. I was using mine weekly...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-27-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,645
Posted By Advocate
UPDATE 2: Dealer checked seal behind door card,...

UPDATE 2: Dealer checked seal behind door card, and it is fine. They rotated the rubber seal to line up the factory drip hole. This seamed like a very common sense thing that someone should have...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-27-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By Advocate
Did you find the OEM bulbs not adequate? I think...

Did you find the OEM bulbs not adequate? I think they do the trick in heavy fog, but as my eyesight has declined, I also use them to light up the road more. Good post though. I get frustrated that...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-23-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,261
Posted By Advocate
You may be surprised that an insurance adjuster...

You may be surprised that an insurance adjuster may recommend it be totaled. I can't tell from the photos how many "dings" you have, but they'll add up and with all the body work and paint. It may...
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