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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-12-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 945
Posted By JohnMN
The wife drives an '06 V50 T5 AWD, and the thing...

The wife drives an '06 V50 T5 AWD, and the thing has been rock solid. 130k miles on it and not a rattle or squeak in the whole car. The local indy volvo shop has V70 loaners with 170k+ on them and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-02-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By JohnMN
I have CREE LEDs and one "died" last fall. I...

I have CREE LEDs and one "died" last fall. I found that one of the wires had broken where it was soldered to the light. Resoldered the wire and it's worked great ever since. Could this be your...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-24-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By JohnMN
Do you mean this? ...

Do you mean this?

http://www.justanswer.com/bmw/2drpe-having-occasional-plastic-type-creaking-noises-coming.html
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-16-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 22,408
Posted By JohnMN
Mine is currently in the shop for another reason....

Mine is currently in the shop for another reason. I also commented that there is an exhaust smell in the cabin. They found that the seals on either side of the turbo were leaking. We'll see if that...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-15-2013, 03:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By JohnMN
Run flat snows?

I'm running GoodYear Ultra Grip SUV ROFs. They're performing pretty well in the moderate snows we've received so far this year.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-13-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By JohnMN
I'm in Minneapolis, and my X5d has not hesitated...

I'm in Minneapolis, and my X5d has not hesitated or waited before starting this week either. A few times I did briefly see the yellow coil on the cluster but it fires right up. It's been very cold...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-31-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,313
Posted By JohnMN
Agreed. I have an Audi S4 2.7T, for which...

Agreed. I have an Audi S4 2.7T, for which everyone is scared of turbo failure, sitting next to my X5d in the garage. Both are out of factory warranty, though I bought an aftermarket warranty for the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-10-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By JohnMN
Yes, more details please. Very interested in...

Yes, more details please. Very interested in doing something similar. Did you retain the OE dash speakers? What is the stock amp powering? Did you install 4" speakers in the rear doors (so you could...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-21-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By JohnMN
Assuming your concern is losing your first key,...

Assuming your concern is losing your first key, what good is locking the second key inside the car going to do?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-23-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,445
Posted By JohnMN
I had to hold the garage door remote in front of...

I had to hold the garage door remote in front of the mirror (between the mirror and the windshield) to train it. Anywhere else and it didn't see it.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-05-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By JohnMN
If you're referring to the plastic cover on the...

If you're referring to the plastic cover on the steering wheel near the volume controls, my dealer did replace it under warranty during a recent service visit. No questions asked. The coating on the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-22-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,614
Posted By JohnMN
Perhaps you could hook it to your door switch. An...

Perhaps you could hook it to your door switch. An open door throws the vehicle into park. Maybe not the best idea if they're moving at any rate of speed, though.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-22-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,412
Posted By JohnMN
If the appearance of your paint is important to...

If the appearance of your paint is important to you, don't let the dealer attempt another repair. They've already demonstrated that they can't fix it.

Get repair quotes from professional...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-19-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 22,408
Posted By JohnMN
I too had an exhaust smell in the cabin on...

I too had an exhaust smell in the cabin on start-up. Check engine light came on as well. Car sounded a little louder, ran a little rougher, and about a 2 mpg drop in mileage (it's pretty cold here,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-15-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 37,612
Posted By JohnMN
Very intersted in the Invisihitch group buy, and...

Very intersted in the Invisihitch group buy, and have watched the video on the website. One question: I live in a MN where they heavily salt the roads. What corrosion testing have you done? Will the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-08-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,723
Posted By JohnMN
Though they say no flickering, I wonder how they...

Though they say no flickering, I wonder how they respond to the dimming aspect of our fogs, especailly since the fog lights come on every time we turn or reverse. I have had issues/flickering while...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-02-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 862
Posted By JohnMN
If you continue your E70 search, I'd advise...

If you continue your E70 search, I'd advise researching options and decide which ones you want. It'd be a shame to buy a $30k+ used vehicle and learn later that you would prefer one with more options.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-31-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,202
Posted By JohnMN
In warranty and free... no. Out of warranty......

In warranty and free... no. Out of warranty... yes.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-24-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,487
Posted By JohnMN
'09 idrive is usable, and frankly pretty easy to...

'09 idrive is usable, and frankly pretty easy to navigate once you spend some time with it. Even better if you use voice commands or customizable buttons. Had several days of seat time in a 2013 X3...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-18-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 388
Posted By JohnMN
Perhaps because the top setting on the drivers...

Perhaps because the top setting on the drivers side is for the windshield, and it only has one control (i.e. it would be pointless to replicate the windshield setting on the passenger side)?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-08-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,013
Posted By JohnMN
Does the Savvy power off/on the Valentine 1 when...

Does the Savvy power off/on the Valentine 1 when your turn off/on the vehicle?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-02-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,021
Posted By JohnMN
My local BMW dealer completed that service on my...

My local BMW dealer completed that service on my X5d under warranty last Friday. I paid $0.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-01-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 9,113
Posted By JohnMN
This doesn't make sense. Refresh the front/rear...

This doesn't make sense. Refresh the front/rear body design, throw on some LEDs, and voila the car is more reliable?



Might want to check your facts. TrueDelta has the 2011's at a repair...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-30-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,567
Posted By JohnMN
Interested to hear what you come up with. I...

Interested to hear what you come up with. I haven't found any feedback on the forums regarding the BSW upgrade in an X5.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-05-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,569
Posted By JohnMN
Yes, very happy! They look great with no error...

Yes, very happy! They look great with no error codes.
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