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Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 12-23-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,867
Posted By PeteSONJ
Hello -- Thanks for the help & feeedback ...

Hello --

Thanks for the help & feeedback

Got the DWS's for the X3. I was a little concerned whether handling would be inferior to the OEM Michelin's, giving some of the things I've read about...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-17-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,499
Posted By PeteSONJ
Had the same problem with my '06 X3 about a year...

Had the same problem with my '06 X3 about a year ago. Every light lit up on the dash (well, I may be exaggerating). Called the dealer, it was towed in. Battery replaced and all is good.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-31-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,867
Posted By PeteSONJ
Hello Gary -- I think I might get the Conti...

Hello Gary --

I think I might get the Conti Extreme Contact DWS tires -- I won't use dedicated snows. What do you hear about this tire?

Thanks

Pete
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-31-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,867
Posted By PeteSONJ
Thanks -- I hadn't thought about it that...

Thanks -- I hadn't thought about it that carefully. Guess I'll put them on Craigslist -- they are really great snow tires!
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-29-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,867
Posted By PeteSONJ
Will these tires fit my '06 X3?

Hello --

I have an '06 X3 with factory 18" wheels, non sport

current tires are 235/50- 18, Michelin

I have a set of Pirelli Scorpion Snow * Ice, 255/55-18, 109H rated (from my other SUV,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-15-2010, 08:23 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 60,200
Posted By PeteSONJ
The "ball" on the BMW replacement tray is Garmin...

The "ball" on the BMW replacement tray is Garmin specific & proprietary. I suppose if you're handy you could remove the ball (it looks like it just screws on) and adapt some other sort of mount...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-10-2010, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,222
Posted By PeteSONJ
JMK = BMW Certified Body Shop

JMK = BMW Certified Body Shop
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-08-2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,222
Posted By PeteSONJ
thanks -- local dealer has a BMW certified body...

thanks -- local dealer has a BMW certified body shop on site. other 2 estimates are independents...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-08-2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,222
Posted By PeteSONJ
So how to fix the bumper on 06 X3?

Backed into a wall (parking lot sloped, wall out of sight) -- damaged the bumper and the lower trim piece on the tailgate.

Have 3 repair estimates:

1) BMW dealer, $1800, replace bumper & trim...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-07-2010, 07:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,790
Posted By PeteSONJ
I buddy has an '03 M5 -- he told me that his car...

I buddy has an '03 M5 -- he told me that his car has constant CELs b/c of the gas cap, since new. He's given up trying to have the dealer do it -- he has a code reader and just resets it.

Don't...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-02-2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,790
Posted By PeteSONJ
My 06 with 32k miles has been in the dealer...

My 06 with 32k miles has been in the dealer multiple times for this problem. They tried reprogramming the pump, reflashing the entire software. I was told to NEVER fuel the car listening to the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-30-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 860
Posted By PeteSONJ
My 06 X3, purchased CPO at 26k miles, now at 32k...

My 06 X3, purchased CPO at 26k miles, now at 32k miles, has been back to the dealer 12 times since January (yes, I'm more than a bit fed up)

Replacing the battery has helped with 1) the Bluetooth...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-25-2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 837
Posted By PeteSONJ
DMTL pump replaced today .... I hope this does...

DMTL pump replaced today .... I hope this does it!

thx
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-20-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,349
Posted By PeteSONJ
They don't owe you a replacement car for...

They don't owe you a replacement car for scratches they made -- but they sure should make it right by a good panel repaint, rather than some touch ups...

Good luck!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-20-2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 837
Posted By PeteSONJ
4 CELs since January

Hello --

'06 X3 automatic, purchased CPO 1/10 with 26k miles, now 31k miles.

For the first 2 months, was at the dealer weekly, then towed. Lots of little things.

Last week back to the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-18-2010, 03:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,974
Posted By PeteSONJ
dealers all work of recent auction sales (like...

dealers all work of recent auction sales (like Mannheim) which they have immediate online access to when they quote trades. OTOT KBB/Edmunds -- I have no idea what they're based on, but not "dealer...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-25-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,612
Posted By PeteSONJ
Plus side: pleasure to drive everytime -- isn't...

Plus side: pleasure to drive everytime -- isn't that the main thing ;-)

But -- the electronics, climate control, sound system are absolutely ancient technology and very primitive. Its pretty...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-23-2010, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,511
Posted By PeteSONJ
I've used proclip mounts in other cars -- and...

I've used proclip mounts in other cars -- and they're excellent, high quality -- they've got them for the X3, too. In my case I used the BMW replacement tray to mount my Garmin. If you can find a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-12-2010, 06:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,330
Posted By PeteSONJ
No more specifics about the battery on the repair...

No more specifics about the battery on the repair order, sorry.

Yes, bluetooth had died about a week before the car was towed in with a dead battery. Less than a month before the car had been at...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2010, 03:40 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 60,200
Posted By PeteSONJ
Just (finally) did the install on my '06. I took...

Just (finally) did the install on my '06. I took out the glovebox (very easy, 7 screws) and the vents only. No need to remove radio. Tapped fuse 15 with an add a fuse, and grounded to the back...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-23-2010, 08:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,330
Posted By PeteSONJ
Car was at the dealer -- replaced the battery,...

Car was at the dealer -- replaced the battery, reprogrammed the bluetooth, replaced the steering angle sensor.

Also mentioned that "morning rattle" when the car starts -- they replaced a vacuum...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-21-2010, 07:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,330
Posted By PeteSONJ
The car is now nearly dead -- of course parked in...

The car is now nearly dead -- of course parked in the garage with the nose in!

I would guess its the battery -- though oddly there isn't a battery light on -- headlights, radio, etc all seem to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2010, 02:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,330
Posted By PeteSONJ
Gone for 6 days -- battery nearly dead

06 X3 CPO, 27k miles

Was away for 6 days -- come back, it barely turns over -- I assume battery is a goner -- is this on BMW's dime? (still under warranty)

BUT -- in addition --
warning...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-04-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,636
Posted By PeteSONJ
My bluetooth is dead again.... Car's still...

My bluetooth is dead again....

Car's still under warranty, I'd like to have the module replaced -- but reading the SIB, this is a program issue?


Exactly how many time is it a "program"...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-02-2010, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,015
Posted By PeteSONJ
Hi Evlengr -- bought a CPO with low miles, but I...

Hi Evlengr -- bought a CPO with low miles, but I don't drive over 9k/year! Pete
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