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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-01-2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,678
Posted By jpyles
Bought our 2003 earlier this year with 61K miles...

Bought our 2003 earlier this year with 61K miles for just over 15,000. The differences between 04 and 03 3.0i are minor, with a different wheel and clear side markers being all I can remember.
Forum: Mobile Electronics and Lighting 09-17-2010, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 550
Posted By jpyles
Bump. Still looking for a stock E39/E53 CD radio...

Bump. Still looking for a stock E39/E53 CD radio and display.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-26-2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,469
Posted By jpyles
It's my wife's car, and it had an aftermarket...

It's my wife's car, and it had an aftermarket stereo when we bought it. She'd like the stock look. The system is actually pretty nice, it's a single DIN Kenwood flip-up touchscreen with DVD /...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-02-2010, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,384
Posted By jpyles
I second kuhmo tires. I have not owned a solus...

I second kuhmo tires. I have not owned a solus like the previous poster, but I've had Kuhmos on my sports cars and SUVs for years. when the X5 needs new shoes, it will get Kumhos. you cannot beat...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,071
Posted By jpyles
The Q & A section of the listing indicated that...

The Q & A section of the listing indicated that the MID features such as onboard computer are not supported in the radio. so, you would lose BC funsctionality, and probably telephone support...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2010, 08:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,104
Posted By jpyles
Bump in the hopes that someone can verify...

Bump in the hopes that someone can verify location settings for e39 / e53 radio. Does AM reception go away with a non-USA setting?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2010, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,071
Posted By jpyles
China-sourced aftermarket NAV radio for e39 / e53 - any experience with this?

I am looking for a replacement for the radio + MID on my X5. I found the this radio replacement (see auction link). It is a China manufactured aftermarket radio with a OEM form factor faceplate. ...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-22-2010, 06:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,452
Posted By jpyles
Link in post above is to a "replacement"...

Link in post above is to a "replacement" aftermarket system, but there is no price listed. Lots of goodies included (GPS, SD card slot, bluetooth, etc) but no real details. I am skeptical on the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,452
Posted By jpyles
The radio in the X5 is actually comprised of two...

The radio in the X5 is actually comprised of two parts:

CD/radio (the unit with the CD slot and contains the actual tuner, amp, etc)

MID (multi-info display) which is the display with the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2010, 06:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,104
Posted By jpyles
AzN, The X3 doesn't use the e39/e53 radio...

AzN,

The X3 doesn't use the e39/e53 radio (c53 or cd53), correct? Doesn't it use a later model?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2010, 06:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,104
Posted By jpyles
QS7, Thanks for the info. I guess a final...

QS7,

Thanks for the info. I guess a final test would be for someone to enter service mode, change the location to europe (or whatever non-USA setting), and then try to pick up an AM station. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,104
Posted By jpyles
five two five, That doesn't seem like much...

five two five,

That doesn't seem like much of a difference in frequency range. especially since the Euro range covers the entire US range. Is the any other reason the radio would not work?
Forum: Mobile Electronics and Lighting 07-19-2010, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 550
Posted By jpyles
Wanted: e39 / e53 CD radio and MID with Tel, BC and no DSP

Let me know if you have a stock setup that you can part with!

No dead pixels
Must have BC button and no DSP button

Thanks!
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-19-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,469
Posted By jpyles
WTB e39 / e53 radio CD and MID with Tel, BC, no DSP

I have an aftermarket system, and I am looking to go back to stock. If you have a OEM setup (CD radio and MID) that you are willing to part with, please let me know!

MID must have BC button and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,135
Posted By jpyles
The 3M kit uses graduated sanding from medium...

The 3M kit uses graduated sanding from medium grit dry to fine grit wet to a polish. You use a electric drill attachment for each level, and you end up doing 15-20 passes per light. I used this on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2010, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,104
Posted By jpyles
That's what I suspected, but thanks for...

That's what I suspected, but thanks for confirming. I'll stick to USA only part #'s


BTW, I am looking for a e39 / e53 CD and MID, if anyone is looking to get rid of theirs...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2010, 08:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,104
Posted By jpyles
Are Business CD radios from Europe compatible with USA cars?

I am looking to replace my e39/e53 business CD radio and MID. Some of the radios on eBay have partnumbers that indicate they were used on the Europe version vehicles, ie part number:

65.126 919...
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