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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-23-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,749
Posted By dharmadoggie
Thanks. It is silver color not brass so I guess...

Thanks. It is silver color not brass so I guess it is the right material. We'll see how long it lasts.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-22-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,749
Posted By dharmadoggie
Found it

It was a dead bulb. Got a matching bulb from the local parts store and it works and the idiot light went out right away. I can't explain the earlier behavior - that's one for the Journal of...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-21-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,749
Posted By dharmadoggie
Off again On again

The warning lite went out on a brake pedal tap then back on a couple of stops later. Am beginning to suspect brake lite bulbs or contacts. I'll replace them first.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-20-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,749
Posted By dharmadoggie
Exterior Bulb Warning light on but no deab bulbs?

Hi: For a second time I get an exterior bulb warning light but it seems that all the bulbs work, although I can't verify if it's the panic brake light bulbs, or for that matter, something in the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-06-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,678
Posted By dharmadoggie
They are very different cars. I had an '04...

They are very different cars. I had an '04 Outback and now an '05 X3.

Pluses for the X3: Handling, power and engine smoothness (compared to 4 cly non-turbo Subaru); AWD better for dry pavement...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,467
Posted By dharmadoggie
Is that the leading side of the front wheel...

Is that the leading side of the front wheel well? Looks like abrasion damage, and I don't think you'd be using tire chains in FL. Has the car ever been in an accident?

If you can find the right...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-19-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,414
Posted By dharmadoggie
With little practice, I now find mine quite easy...

With little practice, I now find mine quite easy to fold up. Easier than a road map. :)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-19-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,123
Posted By dharmadoggie
So the dealer indeed redeemed themselves and...

So the dealer indeed redeemed themselves and replaced the whole seat bottom because the seat heater was on the fritz. Covered by CPO warranty.

As a side benefit, having all new leather means...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-28-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 890
Posted By dharmadoggie
I ordered rubber floor mats from them 2 years ago...

I ordered rubber floor mats from them 2 years ago and there was no problem. They showed up with a usual UPS transit time. I can't recall if they sent a confirmation email.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-26-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,123
Posted By dharmadoggie
Does CPO cover replacement of this part of the...

Does CPO cover replacement of this part of the seat? Mine is dead too. I was told when I bought the car used and on warranter 2.5 years ago that there was not supposed to be lower seat heat. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-26-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,427
Posted By dharmadoggie
Not all programmable features are listed in the...

Not all programmable features are listed in the owner's manual (go figure). For instance, the ability to have rain sensing wipers disabled or enabled is not shown. I couldn't tell you if there are...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2011, 09:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,869
Posted By dharmadoggie
I don't have the sport suspension, but I can say...

I don't have the sport suspension, but I can say that for a longer trip the stock suspension makes for a less tiring drive than a mini-van class suspension. That I learned in two trips from Seattle...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-07-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,324
Posted By dharmadoggie
I just installed Icons tonight. I am not a fan...

I just installed Icons tonight. I am not a fan of RainX however - I find the drops move up the windshield and actually make visibility worse, and that it causes oncoming headlight glare problems...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-03-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,324
Posted By dharmadoggie
Thank you Supercourse! That's it - it's clear...

Thank you Supercourse! That's it - it's clear from the diagram on Realoem. I'll have to order some. Yes I did keep the factory blades. I also have ordered Bosch Icons. They get mixed reviews...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-31-2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,378
Posted By dharmadoggie
Duh, catching up here. I see that some are happy...

Duh, catching up here. I see that some are happy with Bosch Icons, and you can get them on sale. See...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-31-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,378
Posted By dharmadoggie
I should have read this before doing my post on...

I should have read this before doing my post on attachment parts. Those are good prices. The left costs more because the original has an airfoil on it.

There shouldn't be a smacking noise. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-31-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,324
Posted By dharmadoggie
Wiper blade attachment to arm - parts needed. Plus some snow driving experience.

I need ideas on how get replacements for the plastic parts that form the attachment between the wiper blades and the wiper arms.

Mine were destroyed by a helpful auto parts store guy in Idaho,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-22-2010, 11:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,956
Posted By dharmadoggie
Nothing that hasn't been fixed already. :-) I...

Nothing that hasn't been fixed already. :-) I seem to have had the only case reported here of the handbrake adjuster failing. Came with a leaky pinion seal in the rear diff. The windshield side...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-22-2010, 10:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,668
Posted By dharmadoggie
The steering is heavier at lower speeds. It's...

The steering is heavier at lower speeds. It's normal for this rig. After a little while it will seem normal to you too. I'm pretty scrawny, weaker on strength tests then some average women, but...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-20-2010, 11:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,159
Posted By dharmadoggie
I drive snowy mountain passes and rutted ski area...

I drive snowy mountain passes and rutted ski area parking lots regularly in the winter and for me snow tires are a real help. I recall one day, crawling on icy packed snow, seeing other cars...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2010, 11:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,686
Posted By dharmadoggie
I agree heartily with the OP. The exception...

I agree heartily with the OP. The exception being I am OK with the 5AT ratios, but not so much with its reluctance to kick down at speeds around 45 - 55 mph. This is after the software "fix", which...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-09-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,275
Posted By dharmadoggie
Guess I'll have to go by there and see if they...

Guess I'll have to go by there and see if they have one on the lot that has seat heaters and see if there is a difference. The dealer has been quite good overall, but has missed on other factoids...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-09-2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,581
Posted By dharmadoggie
Ya know that could be absolutely true because I...

Ya know that could be absolutely true because I actually get a wobble symptom after tire rotation. I just never made the correlation before. I thought it was a bad tire but not bad enough to do...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-08-2010, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,275
Posted By dharmadoggie
What, there's a heater for the seat bottom? Mine...

What, there's a heater for the seat bottom? Mine only heats the back, driver and passenger sides. I bought the rig used. When I asked, dealer said that's what I should expect - no tush warmer. I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-08-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,581
Posted By dharmadoggie
Try this stuff in your tire (disclaimer: I have...

Try this stuff in your tire (disclaimer: I have used it with amazing success in tubeless MTB tires, but not a car tire)

http://stanstiresealant.com/instructions.php

Works miracles for tubeless...
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