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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-23-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 702
Posted By wavewuver
You are right. I was extracting the files and...

You are right. I was extracting the files and didn't need to. I just copied the bin file to my USB stick and did the software update in 5 minutes..........thanks for the advice. As it turned out,...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-22-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 702
Posted By wavewuver
Software Update - Multimedia & Phone

Downloaded the new software using my VIN. Transferred the files to a USB memory stick and inserted the USB into the audio interface (center console). Clicked on "Update Software" and the X3 says...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-28-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 672
Posted By wavewuver
If the folks at ECS said it works it should be...

If the folks at ECS said it works it should be fine. Always good to speak with a real person. I just ordered all new front brakes from them and everything came quickly and fit perfectly. I ordered...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-28-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 672
Posted By wavewuver
It might make a difference.......best to be sure...

It might make a difference.......best to be sure before your order.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-28-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 672
Posted By wavewuver
I feel more comfortable with genuine BMW parts....

I feel more comfortable with genuine BMW parts. Try ECS, they have fair prices and they can provide genuine BMW parts at a discount.

Go to Sears for the spark plug socket. My socket has an outside...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-28-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 672
Posted By wavewuver
Here is a link to my spark plug replacement DIY: ...

Here is a link to my spark plug replacement DIY:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=723442&highlight=

It's really a pretty easy job. Should take you about one hour. Your price...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-12-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,375
Posted By wavewuver
My 2011 X3 has 95,000 miles on it. Under...

My 2011 X3 has 95,000 miles on it. Under warranty, major steering repairs were done. When the car was parked and off, if I turned the steering wheel back and forth this clunking sound could be...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-12-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 945
Posted By wavewuver
Except MAYBE for oil changes, CBS is not very...

Except MAYBE for oil changes, CBS is not very good. I would keep resetting the CBS for your brake pads until the sensor activates the brake pad warning. As far as using non OEM sensors, why not!!! ...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-18-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,964
Posted By wavewuver
I wouldn't know where to begin. Did you happen to...

I wouldn't know where to begin. Did you happen to take any pics of what you did?
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-24-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,964
Posted By wavewuver
Don't know why you have an intermittent problem,...

Don't know why you have an intermittent problem, but both of my LED tailgate lights have been replaced in my 2011 X3 with 90,000 miles. They failed about 6 months apart. I happened to notice that...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-24-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,953
Posted By wavewuver
The panel for my 2011 is very small.....maybe 6"...

The panel for my 2011 is very small.....maybe 6" by 3" and held in place with two 8mm screws. Take another look. I posted a DIY for my 2011 X3, but the 2.8 then was an inline 6, not the current 4...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-22-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 758
Posted By wavewuver
Try deleting the app from your phone and then...

Try deleting the app from your phone and then download it again. That has helped me to get my app working a few times.....
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-20-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 878
Posted By wavewuver
A good floor jack, 17mm socket and breaker bar is...

A good floor jack, 17mm socket and breaker bar is all you need. If you want to be sure you don't over tighten the wheel bolts, get a torque wrench.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-11-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 711
Posted By wavewuver
I'll tell you exactly what happened. Somehow, you...

I'll tell you exactly what happened. Somehow, you got a small pebble caught between the rotor and the splash plate behind the rotor. You get this god awful squealing sound until the rock wears away...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-11-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 878
Posted By wavewuver
Jacked my 2011 X3 numerous times without a jack...

Jacked my 2011 X3 numerous times without a jack pad protector. No damage at all to the jack pads. Don't think you need to but this. My floor jack has a 4" diameter jacking disk.

Now the lug tool...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-11-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By wavewuver
Talking I also have a 2011 with the oyster interior and...

I also have a 2011 with the oyster interior and have about 86,000 miles of use. I have cleaned the seats maybe 2-3 times. The color holds its own quite well. Enjoy!!!
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-03-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By wavewuver
Unless you intend to track your X3, leave it...

Unless you intend to track your X3, leave it alone. Spend your money on something else.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-01-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,359
Posted By wavewuver
I'm sure there is a way to add the heating...

I'm sure there is a way to add the heating elements, but that means you need to take apart the two front seats completely. The heating elements (one for the seat and the other for the back) need to...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-01-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,599
Posted By wavewuver
Now that the Connecticut Department of...

Now that the Connecticut Department of Transportation has stopped using sand, the amount of paint chips is way down. Of course, now that they are using pure salt and liquid calcium, our cars may...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-01-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,599
Posted By wavewuver
My X3 have a little over 80,000 miles and yes I...

My X3 have a little over 80,000 miles and yes I have a few chips. I am pretty fussy about my car but the few chips doesn't really look bad at all. I guess I could get some touch up paint but I don't...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-11-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,376
Posted By wavewuver
My 2011 has 80,000 miles and has the oyster...

My 2011 has 80,000 miles and has the oyster interior. I clean the leather maybe once a year and it still looks fine. The white looks awesome with the red stitching. I would not be afraid to choose...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-01-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,945
Posted By wavewuver
http://www.automobile-catalog.com/oil_coolant_capa...

http://www.automobile-catalog.com/oil_coolant_capacity/2013/1759415/bmw_x1_xdrive28i.html

Supposed to be 6.1 quarts per this website.

You should be aware that when the F25 X3 came out in...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-27-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,437
Posted By wavewuver
I got about 70,000 miles on the rear brake pads. ...

I got about 70,000 miles on the rear brake pads. I really doubt you need new pads yet. Did you get the warning symbol on the dash or just silly computer that says you need new pads in 2000 miles. ...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-28-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,206
Posted By wavewuver
Finally got around to hardwiring my radar...

Finally got around to hardwiring my radar detector. The hardest part was removing the overhead console.

There is always a clever design with BMW's and the overhead console is no exception. ...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-23-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,035
Posted By wavewuver
My Thule J cradles fit just fine. One on each...

My Thule J cradles fit just fine. One on each side.
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