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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-27-2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,015
Posted By Luna-01
Hi Sharky-- I did not solve this (anyone...

Hi Sharky--

I did not solve this (anyone else?) but you might try fiddling with your dash illumination brightness to minimize the effect. I'm not with our X3, but as I recall, the display...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-15-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,638
Posted By Luna-01
results of reprogramming

OK, the second try at reprogramming worked......at least the car works. For starters the transmission-module-only reprogram turned into a few modules and loss of stored configurations and Nav...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-13-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,638
Posted By Luna-01
"BMW uses the ATARI operating system hence the...

"BMW uses the ATARI operating system hence the long programming times."

I knew it!!

Latest news is that a 2nd try at programming succeeded, but the "transmission-only" part of this turned into...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-13-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,641
Posted By Luna-01
conventional tires

1) Major problem with running non-RFT's is the BMW will blame EVERY problem that occurs from that day out on the new tires.

2) And changing tires really do screw with the handling and suspension...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-13-2012, 01:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,641
Posted By Luna-01
Conventional Tires Desired

Hi,

The tire rack tip is a good one--they have good products and great service. Here's what I did on a 2012 X3 35i (not the M) as an example:

Car came with 19" wheels and run flats. I wanted...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-13-2012, 12:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,638
Posted By Luna-01
software update failure-how much trouble??

Hi,

Apparently I spoke the secret words while discussing a minor emissions fault light episode---I was told the transmission must be reprogrammed for safety reasons. From what I've seen on the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-22-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,654
Posted By Luna-01
jacking 2012 X3 35i

Thank you for the info--you are, of course, correct - I am ordering one of the F25 pieces now.

It is odd to me that virtually everyone at the dealer is so comprehensively misinformed about...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-20-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,654
Posted By Luna-01
jacking 2012 X3 35i

Hi,

As usual, I'm getting conflicting info from service vs parts from my dealer.....perhaps someone knows for sure:

I have been told there is a jack pad adapter required which mates with the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-30-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 935
Posted By Luna-01
2012 X3 wipers chatter and solution

Hi,

In a recent post related to heavy rains, flooding and wind, I mentioned I was experiencing windshield wiper chatter and blade sticking to the window.

I have experimentally gathered further...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-30-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,901
Posted By Luna-01
wierd steering in windy conditions

Hi,

I only titled my post as "steering" since that was the original subject....

The twitches I observed did not effect the direction of the car--while I didn't choose to play with it, my...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-29-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,901
Posted By Luna-01
wierd steering in windy conditions

Hi,

I just posted another subject related to rain and standing water (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=596223) --the car did very well. There were also winds gusting to 55+ mph,...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-29-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,825
Posted By Luna-01
ambient lighting

Previous post is correct--it's worth mentioning that if your interior is a dark color, the lighting is very handy. It's not annoying in any way...very subtle and well-placed.

Luna-01
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-29-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,119
Posted By Luna-01
front tow hook stuck out

Hi,

Could it be you are seeing the retractable headlight washers? There are two of them, however, there's only one tow hook receptacle--to get the tow hook to "stick out", one has to install the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-29-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,015
Posted By Luna-01
Weird Night Time X3 Display

Hi,

Yes, I see the same thing--it is, unfortunately, typical. You are probably not seeing a brightness issue, rather it is a backlight issue--this LCD screen is artificially lit up so that black,...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-24-2012, 02:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,854
Posted By Luna-01
2012 X3 in heavy rains and flooding

Hi,

Our 2012 X3 35i with 5K miles is getting a thorough test this past week with flooding rains here in Oregon and Washington. With Blizzack WS-70 winter tires, we've been cruising at 70mph and...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-08-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,263
Posted By Luna-01
X3 Nav System

Hi,

I had huge issues with the voice recognition at first, but have learned to speak with less than usual inflection and at a fairly constant volume--it's helpful if everyone else will stay quiet...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-08-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By Luna-01
what configs get the oil cooler

Got it, thank you--I should have thought of the Real OEM info source--I've used it for such purposes before.

good luck to all with their nifty vehicles!

Luna-01
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-07-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,582
Posted By Luna-01
One Month In

I too am just completing my first month. You, Goonga, got what I had to give up on for the wife to let me load the car with everything else! That black is fabulous. We ended up with Sparkling...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-07-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By Luna-01
which configuartion dictates the oil cooler?

Hi,

As I continue to explore the details of my new 2012 X3 35i, I notice my left intake grille in the lower bumper is actually really functional, as opposed to every other X3 I've seen with the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-28-2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,437
Posted By Luna-01
smartphone antenna connections

Hi,

There is not a physical connection between the phone and the antenna--there is an inductive connection. The cradle contains an inductive pickup that couples your smart phone to the car's...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-28-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,220
Posted By Luna-01
what is normal oil temperature?

Hi,

I just took delivery on a 2012 X3 35i and notice that during no-stress driving the oil temp is just short of 250 degrees......is this normal? I've always heard that oil wants to be in the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-28-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 45,693
Posted By Luna-01
tow hitch costs

Hi,

If anyone is still looking:

The cost of the trailer hitch is pretty shocking, but there is an explanation:

The cost is figured using BMW's flat rate software, which always...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-28-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,523
Posted By Luna-01
roof rails

I'm pleased that helped.

The rails themselves work just great, but add a Yakima Load Warrior roof rack/basket and you'd swear your in a hurricane. The buffeting and wind noise are incredible and...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-27-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,696
Posted By Luna-01
splitting the video feed

Hi,

Assuming the video signal is analog, you need some form of amplifier to feed multiple LCD screens UNLESS the LCD unit has looping inputs, which most vehicular ones don't. While I don't know...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-27-2011, 10:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,031
Posted By Luna-01
2011 vs 2012 X3 / which model, etc

Hi,

I have just taken delivery of a 2012 X3 35i after the standard wait time plus 8 weeks of torturing myself exactly as you describe. While I can't tell you what to do, I can tell you what we...
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