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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-09-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By RhoXS
I do have an account with BMW and have a 2016...

I do have an account with BMW and have a 2016 custom built last February. The latest version of the "Connected Drive" iPhone App still has options to lock/unlock, blink the lights, blow the horn, and...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-08-2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By RhoXS
Just a typo - meant to say "vehicle finder or...

Just a typo - meant to say "vehicle finder or locator". Over the past few years there have been a small handful of occasions where I parked my X3 in large featureless unpaved (gravel or grass) lots...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-07-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By RhoXS
Find Car Removed From Connected Drive?

I just installed the latest version of BMW Connected Drive and the find my vehicle feature is nowhere to be found. Why would BMW remove such a sometimes useful feature?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-01-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By RhoXS
Exactly. I suspect repeated cycles simply...

Exactly.

I suspect repeated cycles simply work hardened this frame member and the failure is a brittle fracture.

It appears, with difficulty, this member can be replaced but the question is...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-30-2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By RhoXS
The broken part IS NOT the actuating shaft that...

The broken part IS NOT the actuating shaft that is an integral part of the hydraulic cylinder. The broken part is part of the convertible roof frame and is what the actuating shaft acts on. The...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-29-2016, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By RhoXS
For what its worth, I have a 2002 3.0i with the...

For what its worth, I have a 2002 3.0i with the computer. Just recently it sat in my garage unattended (I was away) from July 4 to November 5. After I got home the car started immediately. I think it...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-29-2016, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By RhoXS
Convertible Top Frame - Broken Rod

I purchased my 2002 3.0i Z3 new and am anal how I maintain it. I still use it as a daily driver. My intent is to keep and maintain this car for a long time as I really enjoy it and there is really no...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-25-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 177,457
Posted By RhoXS
Maybe the problem your having is your vehicle. I...

Maybe the problem your having is your vehicle. I started this thread a long time ago and only discussed my experience with a 2011 X3 (and recently found it also applies to the 2016 X3). Seems like...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-24-2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 832
Posted By RhoXS
Although I don't have my 2011 F25 X3 anymore, I...

Although I don't have my 2011 F25 X3 anymore, I had this problem when it was relatively new and still well within warranty. It turns out there was an invisible (for all practical purposes) hair line...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-17-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 635
Posted By RhoXS
Hard to believe no one knows the answer to this...

Hard to believe no one knows the answer to this question.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-14-2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 787
Posted By RhoXS
Yw

Yw
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-14-2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 787
Posted By RhoXS
Exactly the same. The Icons come with three...

Exactly the same. The Icons come with three platic clip on covers (over the mounting) and I replaced the one that came on the blade with a smaller one that was closer to the appearance of the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-14-2016, 01:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 635
Posted By RhoXS
Adaptive LED Headlight Vertical Adjustment

My X3 is 4 months old and is equipped with the adaptive LEDs. It seems to me the low beams, especially the right one, can be raised a small bit for a substantial improvement without being a hazard to...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-14-2016, 01:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 787
Posted By RhoXS
Agree!! I used the Bosch Icons for years and...

Agree!!

I used the Bosch Icons for years and they are excellent. I just had a minor tear in the drivers blade. Car is only 4 months old and BMW will only replace the blades once per 12 months...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-26-2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By RhoXS
Took delivery of my new 2016 X3 in March. Since...

Took delivery of my new 2016 X3 in March. Since then have driven over 6,000 miles, including a 1400 mile trip to Iowa, and during most of those miles my 75 LB Rottweiler/Pit/Chow mix was in the back...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-04-2016, 05:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,192
Posted By RhoXS
I bought a 28i last a few months ago. I was...

I bought a 28i last a few months ago. I was expecting the performance of the 4 cylinder engine to be equal to that of my 2011 28i X3 with the 6 cylinder engine. It is not equal and, IMO, it is a pig....
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-09-2016, 08:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,278
Posted By RhoXS
I completely agree. I have a 2016 28i and...

I completely agree. I have a 2016 28i and strongly regret not getting the 35i. It clearly does not perform as well as my 2011 28i six and I do not see better gas economy. The 4 cylinder 28i just...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-06-2016, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By RhoXS
My Dog And The Alarm Do Not Get Along.

I recently made an almost 1500 mile road trip with my 75 Lb dog. Since it was just him and me, and I did periodically need to stop at places like McDonalds for food and rest rooms, I was forced to...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-01-2016, 06:54 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 177,457
Posted By RhoXS
Curious. Did they just get you into the car or...

Curious. Did they just get you into the car or did they get the car started without a key fob (which I doubt). I am sure you paid them for the service but a free call to BMW (number on a clear...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-27-2016, 12:57 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 16,915
Posted By RhoXS
IMO that is actually a good thing. There are...

IMO that is actually a good thing. There are times it would not be good for the wipers to automatically cycle like when inside an automated car wash tunnel. My old Lexus RX-350 had a hard-on position...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-27-2016, 12:24 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 177,457
Posted By RhoXS
Your very welcome! Its a nice feeling this has...

Your very welcome! Its a nice feeling this has helped so many.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-20-2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By RhoXS
Thanks. That is excellent advice and I did come...

Thanks. That is excellent advice and I did come to the same conclusion this morning. Worked like a charm!

Saved file is only about 5K so any FAT32 USB device will suffice.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-20-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 602
Posted By RhoXS
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Site Sponsors & Bimmerfest Group Buys 03-20-2016, 01:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By RhoXS
Is there any way of determining what the updates...

Is there any way of determining what the updates includes?

I am thinking a yearly update is probably more than sufficient but if I knew what was effected/revised/added/etc. and it impacted the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-20-2016, 01:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 602
Posted By RhoXS
USB Port(s)

My old 2011 had two USB ports; one in the glove box and one inside the console. The one in the glove box was used for map updates.

My new 2016 only has one USB port, inside the console. Can I...
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