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Forum: X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - current) 07-04-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By sharpgator
If choosing for my elderly parents, I would go...

If choosing for my elderly parents, I would go with the Cayenne as well. The visibility is significantly better and you can get blind spot detection.
Forum: X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - current) 01-11-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 903
Posted By sharpgator
The key is "press and hold"

The key is "press and hold"
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 10-18-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,075
Posted By sharpgator
I've used SafeLite a couple of times and it took...

I've used SafeLite a couple of times and it took all of 30 minutes max. Sometimes the rain sensor works and sometimes it doesn't. It is simple to replace. The sensor part costs about $20 from your...
Forum: X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - current) 09-07-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 779
Posted By sharpgator
Just an update. They reinstalled the software...

Just an update. They reinstalled the software and things are better now.
Forum: X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - current) 09-05-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 779
Posted By sharpgator
Lunging when accelerating after a stop

I have a 2012 X6 3.5 which I bought used with about 13000 miles on it. From day one, it has tended to jump/surge/lunge when taking off from a stop sign. If I were to come to an absolute complete...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-24-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 134,030
Posted By sharpgator
I'm going to have to see this one in person. My...

I'm going to have to see this one in person. My biggest concern is the "pop up" style GPS screen. I'm not too fond of that on the current 3. Again, I'll wait and see it live.
Forum: X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - current) 08-24-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 721
Posted By sharpgator
I can't answer all of your questions, but I can...

I can't answer all of your questions, but I can tell you this....

I routinely tow my 5000 pound boat with my X6 3.5. I have had absolutely zero issues and the car doesn't seem to struggle in the...
Forum: X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - current) 11-22-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,210
Posted By sharpgator
I did the same thing on both my former X5 and my...

I did the same thing on both my former X5 and my current X6. That outer ring is just not bright enough. I finally settled on LUX and am very happy. LUX is very much bright enough (you can see your...
Forum: X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - current) 11-08-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,956
Posted By sharpgator
I just recently purchased (don't even have it...

I just recently purchased (don't even have it yet) a lightly used 2012 X6. It has 19 inch 212's. Does anyone know if switching out to 20 inch 336's requires the wheel arch extensions or not? Most...
Forum: X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - current) 11-05-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,663
Posted By sharpgator
When did Angel Eyes Change?

I am looking at 2 used X6's from afar. Both would require me to buy the car sight unseen. One is an '11 and the other is a '12.

Am I correct that the '12 would have HID Angel Eyes while the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-29-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,910
Posted By sharpgator
Thanks for all the replies. I am headed up to...

Thanks for all the replies. I am headed up to the dealer now to drive a comparable car and see if there is a difference.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-26-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,910
Posted By sharpgator
2010 X5 Diesel: Thoughts on "heavy steering"

My 2010 X5 Diesel has always had "heavy" steering at low speeds. However, it was always acceptable. In the last 6 months, it has become so bad that it is really ruining my enjoyment of the car. ...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-19-2009, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,125
Posted By sharpgator
Or hit the voice command button on the steering...

Or hit the voice command button on the steering wheel and say "messages". It is pretty obvious from there.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-10-2009, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 967
Posted By sharpgator
Good thought, but no. I cleaned that area really...

Good thought, but no. I cleaned that area really well just to make sure that there wasn't a smudge or something there.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-10-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 967
Posted By sharpgator
Automatic Headlamp Malfunction

2010 X5 Diesel.

When I put my headlamps in the "Automatic position" my lights never go off even in broad daylight. I made an appointment at the dealer, who later called me back to inform me that...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-10-2009, 03:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,933
Posted By sharpgator
I got 22 (by calculator and onboard data) on my...

I got 22 (by calculator and onboard data) on my first tank. My average speed was 31.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-04-2009, 05:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 794
Posted By sharpgator
2010 idrive: Voice dialing the phone

This is my 3rd BMW with bluetooth. In the others, I have always used the voice dialing feature. According to the Owners Manual page 213, voice dialing is included on my idrive. However, when I...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-04-2009, 05:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,034
Posted By sharpgator
Does anyone know if it is even possible to close...

Does anyone know if it is even possible to close the trunk with the CA key? I have not been able to accomplish this. It's not really a big deal: I just close it with the red button on the trunk or...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-04-2009, 05:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 900
Posted By sharpgator
Well, I finally figured this one out. What this...

Well, I finally figured this one out. What this does is inform you if any of your selected teams are playing on Sirius. I am not sure if it works yet, but I am not really too interested in this...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-01-2009, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 900
Posted By sharpgator
Here's an update if it helps. I spoke to Sirius...

Here's an update if it helps. I spoke to Sirius and they don't have a clue and really don't care what the sports information button is for. I am going to try to talk to BMW this week and see if...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-29-2009, 05:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 900
Posted By sharpgator
:) Thanks! I'm not really a fan, I just put it...

:) Thanks! I'm not really a fan, I just put it in because it was the only game going and I wanted to see how the sports updates work (or not).
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-29-2009, 04:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 900
Posted By sharpgator
Question Sirius and Sports Scores

I have been working my way through all of the idrive menus since I took delivery of my '10 X5d a few days ago. Here's something that I am not clear on.

If you work your way through the Sirius...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-23-2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,760
Posted By sharpgator
Mine arrived at the dealership tonight. I went...

Mine arrived at the dealership tonight. I went over to take a look, but will wait until Tuesday for delivery. The dealer has a couple things to do to it (tint, trailer hitch, etc..)

So, I can...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-22-2009, 06:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,426
Posted By sharpgator
The ones I saw yesterday looked identical to the...

The ones I saw yesterday looked identical to the '09's except for the iDrive. The front bumper is definitely unchanged. I had been holding out hope for the new bumper, but still can't wait.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-21-2009, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,426
Posted By sharpgator
Nope. They are not M's. They are all 3.0's and...

Nope. They are not M's. They are all 3.0's and I confirmed 2010 on the sticker.
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