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 391
Search took 2.20 seconds.
Search: Keyword(s): ; Posts Made By: rs6655
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-11-2009, 06:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,524
Posted By rs6655
My point was not to p*ss you off. Sounds like...

My point was not to p*ss you off. Sounds like you've got it covered. I'll keep my suggestions to myself from here on out.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-10-2009, 04:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,116
Posted By rs6655
Opinions are just opinions and no ones is wrong...

Opinions are just opinions and no ones is wrong but I don't agree. The old X5 looked outdated. To me the X3 looks very much like the new X5 (which looks very good). From a distance I have trouble...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-10-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,524
Posted By rs6655
Are you sure it isn't something you added? I...

Are you sure it isn't something you added?

I installed an ice>Link on my K1200LT and it would drain the battery overnight. I had to put an ignition triggered relay on the main power wire so it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-10-2009, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,105
Posted By rs6655
I took a good look at mine while deleting my CDV....

I took a good look at mine while deleting my CDV. It doesn't look like it would be that big of a job to me so I would expect your mechanic could beat a BMW dealers labor by a bunch.

Here is a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-10-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,966
Posted By rs6655
I sure hope it's pretty soon. BMW Motorrad sells...

I sure hope it's pretty soon. BMW Motorrad sells full shop manuals on CD for their bikes. I wish the automotive branch did the same.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-10-2009, 10:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,966
Posted By rs6655
My father was a GM tech for 38 years and one...

My father was a GM tech for 38 years and one valuable thing I learned from him was to use factory shop manuals. Until now I have never owned a car without buying them (usually available from...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-10-2009, 09:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,838
Posted By rs6655
You had be beat. It took me the better part of a...

You had be beat. It took me the better part of a day to do mine. The dealership offered to do it for nothing but I was afraid that the tech that got the job would not be quite as careful as I would...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-10-2009, 09:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,966
Posted By rs6655
The third wire was the real problem in his case. ...

The third wire was the real problem in his case. It indicated to me that the speed control was in the fan and without a diagnostic flow chart and a multi-meter there was probably no way to know for...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-09-2009, 05:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,966
Posted By rs6655
I'm glad you're up and running again. I know it's...

I'm glad you're up and running again. I know it's a steep price to pay but it's part of owning a high end car. I'm hoping mine will be trouble free until it's paid off so I can build up a little...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-09-2009, 05:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,838
Posted By rs6655
For me having a hitch was essential. Here is a...

For me having a hitch was essential. Here is a pic of my little 4x6 utility trailer that replaced our Tacoma pickup and one of the Yakima Holdup bike rack. I've hauled furniture, lumber and our sons...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-09-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,838
Posted By rs6655
You're quite welcome. I've gained so much...

You're quite welcome. I've gained so much valuable information on this site I feel obligated to contribute where I can.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-09-2009, 05:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,838
Posted By rs6655
Something else to add: When I first towed...

Something else to add:

When I first towed with my X3 the slight movement of the hitch in the tube sounded like someone was beating on the car with a sledge hammer. Being unibody any rattling of...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-09-2009, 04:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,838
Posted By rs6655
I do not understand what you're saying. The...

I do not understand what you're saying.

The BMW hitch is rated to the full towing capacity of the X3 and it is not cheap, weak or poorly designed. The only thing I would tell people is to make...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-09-2009, 04:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,838
Posted By rs6655
No the procedure was exactly the same on my 2009.

No the procedure was exactly the same on my 2009.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-08-2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,838
Posted By rs6655
Install Instructions

Install Instructions
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-08-2009, 03:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,838
Posted By rs6655
No programming required. US models have...

No programming required.

US models have lights only. No brake control and no stability control.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-08-2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,838
Posted By rs6655
I did my own and it's not that hard. Here is...

I did my own and it's not that hard. Here is what the whole kit looks like. Quite a bit for the money and it's 100% correct for the car.

http://www.bavauto.com/assets/imglib500/71600303878.jpg
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-08-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,009
Posted By rs6655
Mine did.

Mine did.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-08-2009, 01:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,838
Posted By rs6655
I'm not sure what they did run as I negotiated...

I'm not sure what they did run as I negotiated mine into the sale of the vehicle. Part only.... I did the install myself. I wouldn't be surprised if they were trying to unload them before the new...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-08-2009, 01:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,838
Posted By rs6655
Complete kit with harness from Crown BMW: X3...

Complete kit with harness from Crown BMW:

X3 TRAILER HITCH KIT 71600035368 $334.62

Update:

Just did a search and Tischer has it for $312.00
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-08-2009, 12:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,524
Posted By rs6655
If it were me I would go with an OE BMW AGM...

If it were me I would go with an OE BMW AGM battery pn 61217553954.

AGM's are the best and being OE there is no issue with BMW.

Crown BMW sells them for about $208.00.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-08-2009, 09:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,838
Posted By rs6655
Mine felt too loose to stay put as well. I cut a...

Mine felt too loose to stay put as well. I cut a small wooden block and stuffed it in the back of it to make it fit tighter.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-08-2009, 07:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,838
Posted By rs6655
I also installed mine and I agree. U-Haul is...

I also installed mine and I agree.

U-Haul is fine for simple, frame mounted bolt on's that don't require removing anything.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-07-2009, 10:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,287
Posted By rs6655
I've heard that too and consider it one of the...

I've heard that too and consider it one of the most ridiculous things I have ever heard.

They say that like they're fake Rolexes or something.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-07-2009, 10:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,287
Posted By rs6655
It survives crashes well:...

It survives crashes well: http://www.iihs.org/ratings/rating.aspx?id=876

The seats are exquisitely comfortable for my bad back.

It rides higher than other BMW's so it's easier to get in and out...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 391

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms