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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 11:54 AM
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Views: 111
Posted By RhoXS
Underhood Fuses

There is a fuse box under the hood on the driver's side of the engine compartment. There are about 9 fuses in it varying in size from 10 to 40 amps. In spite of much searching, I cannot find any...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-15-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 218
Posted By RhoXS
LED Bulb replacements

My 2008 Z4 has standard quartz-halogen headlamps. They just do not put out as much light as my 2016 X3 with LED headlamps. I live on a long arrow straight dimly lit street with a cul-de-sac at the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-09-2017, 05:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 894
Posted By RhoXS
I have a Z3 bought new in 2002 (still have it)...

I have a Z3 bought new in 2002 (still have it) and a 2008 Z4 I purchased two weeks ago. I live in South Florida and the only time these cars are driven with the top up is when it is raining or when...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-03-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By RhoXS
My Z4 is factory equipped with an Aux jack and I...

My Z4 is factory equipped with an Aux jack and I did consider using my iPhone for both Pandora and XM/Sirius. The iPhone will work but it has the huge disadvantage of not being friendly or safe to...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-29-2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 277
Posted By RhoXS
Fuse Questions

While checking out the fuse blocks on my "new" 2008 3.0i Z4, I noticed two discrepancies between every fuse guide I can find online to the actual installed fuses behind the glove box. The paper guide...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-25-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By RhoXS
BMW Sirius/XM IBUS Satellite Radio Install Bulletin - Where get?

Idid a lot of research this past week to determine how to add integrated XM/Sirius capability to the Business radio in my "new" 2008 3.0i Z4. I made the decision to use the genuine BMW Sirius/XM IBUS...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-24-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By RhoXS
Sirius SCC1 & Pioneer CD-SB10 - Plug & Play?

I want to be able to use the factory Business Radio to also tune XM/Sirius stations. I was able to do this back in 2002 in my 2002 Z3 using a Soundgate Adapter and a Pioneer XM module. Both devices...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-24-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By RhoXS
Just a thought for something else to check. ...

Just a thought for something else to check.

Last week I bought a 2008 3.0i Z4. I noticed when the car starts it turns over sluggishly but always does start and I have seen no other electrical...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-24-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By RhoXS
Thanks for the responses. GROM does not make...

Thanks for the responses.

GROM does not make a black box that allows using the installed "Business Radio" to be the XM/Sirius interface. An additional XM/Sirius receiver is needed. I am trying to...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-19-2017, 05:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By RhoXS
E85 Business Radio XM/Sirius Options

I just purchased an 2008 E85 3.0i Z4 to replace (after 15 years) my 2002 3.0i Z3. The "new" Z4 is equipped with a 662 Business Radio, 692 CD Changer I-Bus Prep, and 639 Cell Prep. What are my options...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 02-24-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 610
Posted By RhoXS
I have had my N20 2016 X3 for exactly a year now...

I have had my N20 2016 X3 for exactly a year now and have had no reliability problem. However, this engine is a F.....g pig, its performance sucks, and it deservedly should have a "bad rap". It even...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 02-24-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By RhoXS
I had a 2011 X3 that had a very small difficult...

I had a 2011 X3 that had a very small difficult to find coolant leak and would get a low coolant alarm every few weeks. Dealer had it three times before they replaced the coolant reservoir and then...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 01-09-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
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 - 2017) 01-08-2017, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
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 - 2017) 01-07-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
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, 06:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
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, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
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, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 922
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, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
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 - 2017) 10-25-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 207,371
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 - 2017) 08-24-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,049
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 - 2017) 07-17-2016, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 836
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 - 2017) 07-14-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 911
Posted By RhoXS
Yw

Yw
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 07-14-2016, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 911
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 - 2017) 07-14-2016, 12:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 836
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...
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