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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-17-2016, 08:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,759
Posted By brian5
V1's SAVVY device solves this for me. I have it...

V1's SAVVY device solves this for me. I have it set to drop sound level below 40mph. Here's a V1 article (http://www.valentine1.com/gps/GPS19.pdf) with more detail.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-04-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,095
Posted By brian5
I did cut the wires (without problems) when I...

I did cut the wires (without problems) when I removed mine. Obviously, I wouldn't recommend it but I had got as far as I could without removing the console and it was the only alternative left to me.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-28-2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,390
Posted By brian5
Not for iPhone (as far as I can tell).

Not for iPhone (as far as I can tell).
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-15-2016, 12:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,390
Posted By brian5
Posted today on E46Fanatics: To update...

Posted today on E46Fanatics:

To update everyone about the current availability of the Generation 2 wireless adapters.

Carly was in fact having supply chain problems, however, they advised me...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-01-2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By brian5
Just Google Image "bmw 333 wheel". Lots of E70...

Just Google Image "bmw 333 wheel". Lots of E70 pics including Space Gray.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-28-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 310
Posted By brian5
I would suggest searching by part #. You can buy...

I would suggest searching by part #. You can buy from eBay or elsewhere. You can search for full part number or "short" part number such as "0440 796".

There's at least three (in order from old...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-28-2016, 06:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By brian5
and the Brightness of the Control Display?...

and the Brightness of the Control Display? (through IDrive > Settings > Display Settings)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-25-2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 836
Posted By brian5
I can definitely recommend Ferric Grey on Space...

I can definitely recommend Ferric Grey on Space Grey X5.

Have attached pics of:
1. X5 Silver wheels
2. X5 Ferric Grey wheels
3. Silver wheel
4. Ferric grey wheels
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-03-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,357
Posted By brian5
No, I don't have them any more. I did just take...

No, I don't have them any more. I did just take a new one but it's difficult to capture. It's interesting that it seems more obvious than I remember. Maybe it deteriorates? It hasn't "grown"...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-03-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,357
Posted By brian5
You said you have Allstate. It's a no-brainer. ...

You said you have Allstate. It's a no-brainer. Have it repaired. There is no cost and no negative against your policy.
I had mine repaired about a month ago. There is only a pinhead sized mark...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-29-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 943
Posted By brian5
Try and get as similar a battery as you can. If...

Try and get as similar a battery as you can. If you do that, coding will not be necessary.
See this thread http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/x5-e70-forum/90589-e70-battery-replacement-diy.html...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-29-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Posted By brian5
I had problems with glass that just said...

I had problems with glass that just said "Saint-Gobain". Make sure that it has "BMW" on it.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-29-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By brian5
When I put X6 wheels on my X5 two years ago,...

When I put X6 wheels on my X5 two years ago, there was no adapter option. Having the hubs bored out to 74.1 by machine shop was easily done and cheap. The tires did not have to come off. I am very...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-14-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 621
Posted By brian5
2015 Map is the latest. Yes, you want...

2015 Map is the latest. Yes, you want Professional. If you're not buying from BMW (or used ones from eBay), they are pirated. Not saying that all eBay DVDs are legal.
Look at E90Post post...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-26-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 23,970
Posted By brian5
mikeny, Your 2009 info is a little outdated (six...

mikeny, Your 2009 info is a little outdated (six years or so).

2015 DVDs are available for download. I seem to remember that I can't post the links here but "2015 map updates for North America,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-18-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,016
Posted By brian5
Having staggered 20's is purely cosmetic and...

Having staggered 20's is purely cosmetic and serves no purpose. The majority of X5 drivers would recommend the flares.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-17-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,016
Posted By brian5
OP, I run staggered 20's on both my summer...

OP,

I run staggered 20's on both my summer and winter wheel sets. Highly recommend that you buy a good OEM used set if you want to go this route. (And you need flares as others have said).
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-21-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,207
Posted By brian5
Just checked the files within the INPA directory....

Just checked the files within the INPA directory. The files are all .prg so it must have just been a typo. It was MSD80.prg (which is there).
I don't remember where I got all this software when I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-20-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,207
Posted By brian5
I made these notes when I did my for battery...

I made these notes when I did my for battery registration:

INPA doesn’t support registration for some models. If you do use INPA, always choose your Engine type (in my case N62 which is not listed...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-04-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 961
Posted By brian5
I put a lot more faith in the 1's (in this case).

I put a lot more faith in the 1's (in this case).
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-04-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 961
Posted By brian5
Based on Yelp review...

Based on Yelp review (http://www.yelp.com/biz/benz-boyz-auto-westminster-2)s, there is no way that I would buy any vehicle from Benz Boyz :(
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-20-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,648
Posted By brian5
Mike maintains a long thread...

Mike maintains a long thread (http://www.xoutpost.com/classifieds/bmw-sav-items-sale/98839-need-tires-any-size-i-have-them.html) on used BMW tires for sale.

Obviously, that's only useful if you...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-15-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 891
Posted By brian5
Sorry that I can't help. I don't have this...

Sorry that I can't help. I don't have this problem with my 2008. I successfully pair multiple phones.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-07-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,317
Posted By brian5
I have 336...

I have 336 (http://www.bmwstylewheels.com/bmw/336)'s. Pretty sure that PAX5 is correct that these wheels did not come in black.

So it's questionable whether they are OEM or not. It would be a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-29-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,483
Posted By brian5
I wanted a 335ix but it was too small. So X5...

I wanted a 335ix but it was too small. So X5 4.8i was chosen.
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