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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-01-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By GTBecker
We contain our 80-pound (admittedly calm)...

We contain our 80-pound (admittedly calm) Weimaraner in a Dog Bag in the back. It fits well in the back, secures to the cargo tie-downs and provides a fold-out bumper cover so her claws won't mar...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-15-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Posted By GTBecker
I should be keeping score. 303 is available at a...

I should be keeping score. 303 is available at a nearby hardware store so it will be my first application. Next question: do you spray and wipe without concern about a little overspray or do you...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-14-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Posted By GTBecker
Keeping black exterior trim black

I have a beautiful Space Gray with black trim '13 F25. I know from previous experience that the black trim might not stay black, but might instead become an unpleasant uneven gray.

What can I do,...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-01-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,905
Posted By GTBecker
The service manager here says this is normal, but...

The service manager here says this is normal, but couldn't explain why. I only see it on the right exhaust of my 2013 F25, and it wipes off very easily with a WD-40-soaked paper towel. Odd.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-25-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By GTBecker
Looks like someone beat me to it; I suggest that...

Looks like someone beat me to it; I suggest that you find switched power to the Homelink remote control transmitter in the rear-view mirror, which appears to be the only thing (well, maybe the Moon...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-22-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,979
Posted By GTBecker
I've done a little more research. - the...

I've done a little more research.

- the folders your devices (tablets, phones) use (e.g. /sdcard, /sdcard-ext) might not be the same as the Motorola products I use - but should be similar,...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-22-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,979
Posted By GTBecker
My /cache is empty at the moment. Try looking in...

My /cache is empty at the moment. Try looking in /sdcard/Music with a file browser app on the phone.

If you need a file browser, try ASTRO File Manager. To see files down at root level select...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-21-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,979
Posted By GTBecker
Yes. My Motorola Droid Bionic works fine - but...

Yes. My Motorola Droid Bionic works fine - but not immediately.

It took a little hunting to find the music on the phone. When I first connected, an endless series of navigation app turn commands...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-15-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 922
Posted By GTBecker
FYI, if you care to read, here is some of what...

FYI, if you care to read, here is some of what Allstate says about the DriveWise service, the data it collects and how it is, and can be, used:


Also, the installation sheet says this:

...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-15-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 922
Posted By GTBecker
OBD Insurance Module

Has anyone used a reporting module like Allstate's DriveWise or Progressive's SnapShot? These things are OBD monitors that report the vehicle's dynamics daily to, presumably, provide a discount to...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-29-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 698
Posted By GTBecker
I use a Motorola Razr Bionic via Bluetooth. If I...

I use a Motorola Razr Bionic via Bluetooth. If I play Pandora I can skip the current tune with iDrive - but not go backward, of course, since it is streamed audio. I can, however, both skip and...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-27-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 665
Posted By GTBecker
That screen (Software Info, a very long...

That screen (Software Info, a very long compilation of software licenses, copyright statements, contributors' and module names) is to the right of the Sport Data (HP/Torque) screen, itself in Vehicle...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-23-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 665
Posted By GTBecker
Linux tty?

Well, well. The F25 console appears to be Linux based. Has anyone researched this and found a tty port? http://rightime.com/images/2012-12-23_15.31.11a.jpg
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-26-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By GTBecker
I'd keep both the phone and MetroPCS. If the box...

I'd keep both the phone and MetroPCS. If the box dies again, you can surely do better than $850 in the used market, I'd bet, you can replace it yourself and, I believe, the vehicle won't give a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-26-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By GTBecker
> ... because I was not using an "approved"...

> ... because I was not using an "approved" phone...

Doubtful. The Bluetooth communication "profile" - the standard which any device that uses the trademarked term Bluetooth or displays the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-24-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,109
Posted By GTBecker
> ... I suspect an engine cylinder misfire... ...

> ... I suspect an engine cylinder misfire...

Today there was no question; the engine was misfiring at idle and just off-idle - and worsening quickly. As above, when stopped but in gear the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,109
Posted By GTBecker
My wife complained of a thump just yesterday. ...

My wife complained of a thump just yesterday. Today we ran some errands and I felt it myself - stopped at a light, foot on brakes, in gear.

The vehicle felt like it lost torque for an instant; I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-12-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 934
Posted By GTBecker
Ignition-switched fuses are the upper-left row;...

Ignition-switched fuses are the upper-left row; F5, F6, F7, F9, F10, F11, F12, F14 and F15 are used in my '07 E83. F8 and F13 are empty.

I believe you could move the F47 load wire (which feeds...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-12-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,217
Posted By GTBecker
My '07 E83 steering pump also sings more than I'd...

My '07 E83 steering pump also sings more than I'd like. It reminds me of my old Fords, notorious for it.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-06-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,442
Posted By GTBecker
I was close. My '07 E83 draws 150mA (0.15A) when...

I was close. My '07 E83 draws 150mA (0.15A) when everything onboard has apparently gone into dormant modes.

It drew 6A with the tailgate open (and, thus, a dozen or so bulbs were lit and some...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-06-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,442
Posted By GTBecker
That's too much for any significant duration. ...

That's too much for any significant duration. For a few minutes after shutdown (and, perhaps, after connecting the battery) the car still runs a number of loads so you might have measured before it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-16-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,256
Posted By GTBecker
> ... Didn't somone make a device in the 80s that...

> ... Didn't somone make a device in the 80s that identified the locations of [] radios that are located in police cars...

I have a Bearcat scanner that purports to warn of nearby patrol vehicles...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-14-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,256
Posted By GTBecker
What? They?

What? They?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-31-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,086
Posted By GTBecker
Sure, that would work. You could pull an...

Sure, that would work. You could pull an appropriate cable with both a shielded video line and an extra wire for power. Although not ideal, a shielded twisted pair audio cable would probably work,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-31-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,086
Posted By GTBecker
The Magellan has a video input jack. If a video...

The Magellan has a video input jack. If a video signal is present the screen automatically switches to that image.

All that's necessary is to power the camera from a backup light so it's only...
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