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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-22-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By vnabmw
FredoinSF, I'm guessing if the computer is...

FredoinSF, I'm guessing if the computer is waiting to see if the sensor is unplugged/plugged back in after the service due message pops up... How will the computer know if you didn't plug back the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-22-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By vnabmw
REGDFRY, Thanks...but look at my earlier response....

I usually follow these steps, but it's not working for me here. :(
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-22-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By vnabmw
Chuck, Thanks for the video - that is...

Chuck,

Thanks for the video - that is exactly what I did- I did click the button to actually go to the Rear brake service item where it shows the service due in '390 miles'. Then I hit the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-22-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By vnabmw
Reset service due for rear brake- Problem

Hello All!

So, I know this is a piece of cake...but I'm not able to reset my 'service due on rear brakes in XXX miles' message. (2011 3.5d)

I followed the standard reset procedures.... When I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-04-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,801
Posted By vnabmw
Hi, I did a search on 'Ampire' Units but came up...

Hi, I did a search on 'Ampire' Units but came up with nothing. Could you please post some links? TIA!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-04-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,801
Posted By vnabmw
Wow, Amazing. Thanks so much for your response-...

Wow, Amazing. Thanks so much for your response- this has constantly been an issue for "super" listeners like us and I will try out your solution.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-27-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 295
Posted By vnabmw
Automatic Headlights- not turning off. And other rambling.

For the last several days I have been noticing that my 2011 X5 3.5D will not automatically turn its headlights off- I know these Bimmer sensors could be picky and not turn off the headlights in the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-22-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,617
Posted By vnabmw
Thank you

All, Great write ups and Thank you, especially FredoinSF!

For the last 17 years, I have had brand new cars (all German- 2000 VW Passat, 2002 BMW X5, 2002 525i, 2011 BMWX5) for me and my wife, and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-21-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,617
Posted By vnabmw
BMW X5 Diesel's reliability, post warranty period

Hello All!

Bought a 3.5D three years ago, so far so good apart from a minor problem- the CEL went off three times in the last 12 months on the same issue, it was something to do with the DEF tank...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-27-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,404
Posted By vnabmw
I know you gotta take these magazine opinions...

I know you gotta take these magazine opinions with a pinch of salt...however, by making statements like that, general public will take that into account,thereby sinking the value of such cars in the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-27-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,404
Posted By vnabmw
Henry, yes they were comparing the old 35d with...

Henry, yes they were comparing the old 35d with the new 2014 X5 35d. I understand newer technology might be better, but my opinion is that you can't flip flop just because the newer one is better.
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-26-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,404
Posted By vnabmw
Car and Driver comparison of X70 with the new 2014 X5

I recently read a review of the new 2014 X5 diesel in C&D- what shocks me is that a few years ago the same pin heads said 'we are suckers' for excellent diesels like the 35d and now in their...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-30-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,916
Posted By vnabmw
Nope, I believe they reset it...because the...

Nope, I believe they reset it...because the service required request just started popping up.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-30-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,916
Posted By vnabmw
"BMW Service required" - Oil change done recently!

Hey Folks,

For my 2011 BMW X5 3.5D, I recently had a routine maintenance/Oil change check (Aug 2013) and today I noticed the car tells me at start up: "Service Required" in about 1200 miles so...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-21-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By vnabmw
Fortunately (or otherwise), the car didn't die...

Fortunately (or otherwise), the car didn't die again...this time if it happens I'm ready to diagnose deeper.

Wanted to add that I did remove the connection to the external amplifier for the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-13-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By vnabmw
Another piece of information is that twice when...

Another piece of information is that twice when it happened- I had to restore all my settings on the Custom stereo indicating that the connection to the battery did indeed go dead for a few moments...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-13-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By vnabmw
2002 BMW 525i

Sorry, a noob here....will put in a signature soon, Thanks for all the valuable suggestions!

So, for the 2002 525i, I don't think the key has a battery in it... and yes, we use the key daily.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-13-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By vnabmw
Brand New Battery; car behaves like battery is dead

Very weird issue with our E39: Four months ago I had a brand new battery put in with OEM or better specifications (Duracell Brand).

In the last few weeks, the car just refused to start- it was...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-30-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,038
Posted By vnabmw
BMW new Diesel version for 2014

From car and driver, about the new 3.0 Diesel:

"It will offer 255 horsepower, 413 lb-ft of torque, and a 0-to-60 time of less than seven seconds."

The current Diesel engine has 265 HP, and 425...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-15-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 661
Posted By vnabmw
I replaced the BS Duelers RFT with the Yokahoma...

I replaced the BS Duelers RFT with the Yokahoma YK580s. I'm a Michelin fan but the YK580s have been absolutely amazing. Highly recommend to try.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-06-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By vnabmw
Thank you all!!

Thank you all!!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-06-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 720
Posted By vnabmw
My personal opinion: Granted that the bigger rims...

My personal opinion: Granted that the bigger rims make the car look good, but you are sacrificing significant ride quality especially for the X5 which is known for its tomb-like quiet ride. Yes,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-01-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By vnabmw
Any reason

Thank you for your suggestion! But any reason why you would recommend that? Is it because of the Traction system going nuts on the dashboard, or any performance/safety reason?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-01-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By vnabmw
One RFT Tire burst- Could I replace it with non-RFT?

I hate the run flats - unfortunately today after 18,000 miles, the rear tire burst. I still have about an year to go on the rest. I'm planning to replace the burst tire with a non-RFT and then when...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-11-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,730
Posted By vnabmw
Hi- Just buy a sticker from the seller and send a...

Hi- Just buy a sticker from the seller and send a message to 'stickergirlee' saying you need a decal that says: "BMW Diesel Power', Arial Font, 0.5 X 4 inches in size, white. Also, the 'BMW' should...
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