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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-20-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,572
Posted By scm53
Maybe I'm harder on brakes than you - had it done...

Maybe I'm harder on brakes than you - had it done at 48K under the original, and at 92K after I extended it. All 4, including the rotors. Never thought of negotiating it up front, I just admit.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-19-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,572
Posted By scm53
In a photo finish to replace my '04 X3, this was...

In a photo finish to replace my '04 X3, this was the determinant. Audi Care doesn't cover the brakes, and for me, this was a no go.

Really close - but must say, the new iDrive is as good as the...
Forum: The Detail Department 10-28-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 366
Posted By scm53
First things first?

Just took delivery of a new X3 at the factory. After the drive home, gave it a quick bath, got the bugs off, and conditioned all the leather surfaces.

Now what? What should I be doing now to...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-08-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By scm53
I was thinking more a discount on the purchase...

I was thinking more a discount on the purchase price, since this is one that drops in their lap. No floor plan cost, etc.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-07-2013, 04:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By scm53
Dealer for PDC delivery?

Looking to replace my 2004 X3 this fall. Want to take the PDC route. Was thinking that there is nothing to stop me from using any dealer in the country for that. No loyalty has been earned by my...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-25-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,156
Posted By scm53
Reportedly now available in Europe

NOT available for order in the US (http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=814703). Hope it is here by September when I get my new X3 to replace my 2004 model!

However, note the 399 price...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-14-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,563
Posted By scm53
John320, once I get the right side A pillar off,...

John320, once I get the right side A pillar off, how apparent is it to go behind the dash to get to the fuse box? I'm pretty certain you didn't pull the dash out, but was wondering if it was readily...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,563
Posted By scm53
Thanks! Exactly the kind of advice I was looking...

Thanks! Exactly the kind of advice I was looking for. Will probably get the new Escort Live hardwire kit and put the interface panel at the top of the mirror. Didn't have any idea going down the A...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,926
Posted By scm53
My '04 is at 156K right now. Biggest expense to...

My '04 is at 156K right now. Biggest expense to date was for the evaporator replacement. Some hoses, some seals, other maintenance work. Banking the payment for another year, when I will start...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,563
Posted By scm53
Hard wiring a radar detector DIY

Put this in the electronics forum, but thought I'd ask here as well.

Looking to use wire an outlet for my Escort 9500ix using the Escort direct wire kit. My goal is to tap into the power in the...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 09-10-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,758
Posted By scm53
Escort r/d wiring DIY

Looking to use wire an outlet for my Escort 9500ix using the Escort direct wire kit. My goal is to tap into the power in the microphone/light panel in my X3 similar to the DIYs posted here for the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-18-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,357
Posted By scm53
Go with the Scorpions - you won't go wrong. My...

Go with the Scorpions - you won't go wrong. My '04 is at 153K - bought six so far, and need to replace two. So, basically, I've gotten 80K out of each if two sets. Rude as good as a E83 will ride....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-27-2009, 08:02 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 27,085
Posted By scm53
THANKS! Project for tonight. Just didn't want...

THANKS! Project for tonight. Just didn't want glass crumbles in my lap because I didn't ask.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-24-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 27,085
Posted By scm53
Hey, sna77 - I got a E65/66 mirror with autodim...

Hey, sna77 - I got a E65/66 mirror with autodim and Homelink to put in my '04 X3 without autodim. Do you know if the vehicle wiring harness will match up, or will I have to add pins to match the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-08-2009, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,273
Posted By scm53
I just figured that if I had all of those covers...

I just figured that if I had all of those covers off, and will probably need a new gasket before I go back in there (another 100K), then why not do it now? Like $35 for the part? You got another...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-08-2009, 07:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,273
Posted By scm53
X3 spark plug DIY

X3 just hit 100K, so I am thinking about replacing the spark plugs and valve cover gasket myself. If anyone has done the plugs, how close is it to this DIY:

E46 Spark Plug DIY...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-01-2009, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 640
Posted By scm53
used GDO mirror for X3?

I covet my wife's three button remote garage door opener rear view mirror. I just don't covet it $700 worth.

Can I put "any" BMW GDO mirror in? I have the clown nose mirror (2004 X3). Is it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-28-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,598
Posted By scm53
I got in trouble in the Outer Banks in mine. The...

I got in trouble in the Outer Banks in mine. The issue wasn't traction -- it was ground clearance in soft sand. The tracks got deeper than the relatively low ground clearance of the X3 could...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 04-19-2009, 05:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 929
Posted By scm53
I think you are screwed. Happened to me with my...

I think you are screwed. Happened to me with my '04 X3 while it was still in warranty. Dealer replaced it, and now I use nothing but the iPod and Sirius.

Sorry -- wish I had a better idea. ...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 10-25-2008, 08:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,664
Posted By scm53
official BMW announcement

here is the announcement from BMW, in a dealer bulletin issued last week -- bottom line, NO X3s, Z4s -- of any production year, and basically anything made before Spring '08:

1 Series (E82/E88) ...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 10-17-2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,664
Posted By scm53
Well, obviously, Sirius expected "all existing...

Well, obviously, Sirius expected "all existing radios" to be compatable with the "Best of packages":

From http://investor.sirius.com/ReleaseDe...leaseID=232255



Shame on me for not realizing...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 10-14-2008, 04:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,664
Posted By scm53
I didn't say "non functional" -- I said obsolete....

I didn't say "non functional" -- I said obsolete. It doesn't work for the full range of offerings currently available from Sirius, while other OEM receivers do (including all XM OEMs being able to...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 10-14-2008, 09:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,664
Posted By scm53
Sirius' reply

Asked the WTF question of Sirius. Here is the reply:



Bottom line is that I paid BMW $400 for a receiver to work in conjunction with my car. Now, that receiver is obsolete, and there is no...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 10-13-2008, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2,495
Views: 316,116
Posted By scm53
Yes. Got "MID:63" on the top line (large text)...

Yes. Got "MID:63" on the top line (large text) of the Nav display. Press CD1, and nothing changes. I connect the iPod after cycling the Mode out of CDC, then cycle back to CDC -- nothing happens...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 10-13-2008, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2,495
Views: 316,116
Posted By scm53
Tom -- Bought a Silverline from y'all -- arrived...

Tom -- Bought a Silverline from y'all -- arrived Friday, so I spend Saturday installing it in my '04 X3, w/ sat and nav. Installed in the center console, via the CD changer cable. Now, I get...
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