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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-10-2016, 03:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,749
Posted By jgroarke
I LOVE this new find. Perhaps it'd old hat, but...

I LOVE this new find. Perhaps it'd old hat, but I'll tell you anyways.

I never did use the hot buttons above the radio (you know the 1-8 you can program to jump to certain functions / radio...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-04-2016, 01:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By jgroarke
I never knew this stuff existed until I just read...

I never knew this stuff existed until I just read this post and looked it up!
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-03-2016, 02:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,341
Posted By jgroarke
I got a X3 35d MSport. It has an M badge on the...

I got a X3 35d MSport. It has an M badge on the side next to the Xdrive 35d. Someone asked me the other day if it was an MSport. I laughed. It's nowhere near the best an "M" demands, but has the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-29-2016, 12:22 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,749
Posted By jgroarke
Confirmed mine in UK maxes at 130mph. Although I...

Confirmed mine in UK maxes at 130mph. Although I was only doing 40mph at the time, god know what would have happened if the car in front of me suddenly turned off road :-)
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-28-2016, 02:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By jgroarke
I tried that too, having the bigger display...

I tried that too, having the bigger display screen helps (can't remember - think it's 7"?).

I also played with the BMW apps. I do like the analogue clock next to the perspective map.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-27-2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,749
Posted By jgroarke
Non-polarized will work I believe. It's an...

Non-polarized will work I believe. It's an unfortunate side-effect of the way the HUD works. Check this out for some amusement. Not sure if the same effect would be valid on the HUD screen though...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-27-2016, 09:04 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,749
Posted By jgroarke
Thank you soooo much, as much as I thought I had...

Thank you soooo much, as much as I thought I had it nailed and failed before, I tried again after your input and NOW IT WORKS!!!

Awesome new functionality :-)
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-26-2016, 12:38 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,749
Posted By jgroarke
And BTW, if you have the HUD ... I always...

And BTW, if you have the HUD ... I always wondered what the whirring noise was a minute or so after shutting the car down. The HUD actually rotates in the binnacle when shut down (and vice versa...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-26-2016, 12:36 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,749
Posted By jgroarke
Hey - I tried that auto park brake release, it...

Hey - I tried that auto park brake release, it didn't work for me :-(. Seatbelt on, put car in drive (after starting engine of course ;-), press the gas. No release. Did I err?

Also - about the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-22-2016, 07:49 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,749
Posted By jgroarke
Ahh right - got that! I was referring to (maybe...

Ahh right - got that! I was referring to (maybe I'm imagining this now ;-) that on my 2011 model I was sure there was another button which activated the headlights.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-22-2016, 03:46 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,749
Posted By jgroarke
and hate to add a negative, but when I got my new...

and hate to add a negative, but when I got my new 2015 with the proximity sensor for opening doors (you know the one where you don't use the key but just open the handle and it unlocks) doesn't have...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-22-2016, 03:44 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,749
Posted By jgroarke
For some reason I cannot explain, the GPS locator...

For some reason I cannot explain, the GPS locator for me (via the Apple App) gives a more accurate reading than google maps "where am I" locator!

At least it does for me. Sometimes they align,...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-20-2016, 03:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,768
Posted By jgroarke
What continually irks me is that they left the...

What continually irks me is that they left the rear turn/brake lights out of the LED equation.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-17-2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,768
Posted By jgroarke
Looks like you got the LED lights right? Love 'em...

Looks like you got the LED lights right? Love 'em :-) I just wait for dark nights to go out and watch the beams adjust!
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-17-2016, 09:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,175
Posted By jgroarke
I got one, and in my last car also. I love the...

I got one, and in my last car also. I love the fact you can zip up the roof with the blind and it's as if its not there, then you can unzip (for want of a better phrase ;-) the roof and it gives the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-14-2016, 12:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By jgroarke
Interesting. In the press there is so much on...

Interesting. In the press there is so much on fully automated vehicles. Knowing very well the software industry, I wonder how we''l ever get to a point with no human control. Unless it's like on...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-13-2016, 04:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By jgroarke
Ghost braking

So this is strange. Further to my previous posting on how cool the auto brake system is (pedestrian avoidance / collision avoidance), yesterday I was driving down the left side (free of all traffic)...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-06-2016, 02:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,415
Posted By jgroarke
Since I got the upgrade to 35d from 30d (which,...

Since I got the upgrade to 35d from 30d (which, sadly, I found was not an engine capacity upgrade more of tweakery) I open her up whenever:

1. Environmental surrounding permit (i.e. it's not...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-06-2016, 02:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By jgroarke
WOW - is all I can say. I bow to your...

WOW - is all I can say. I bow to your engineering prowess!
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-30-2015, 04:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 361
Posted By jgroarke
LED adaptive lights

I love these things, they're so cool when driving on the back road at night, but here's the thing. I travel on some country roads and like using the adaptive light setting. However, depending on...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-14-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By jgroarke
Interesting that it's on deceleration, that's...

Interesting that it's on deceleration, that's when the energy recovery kicks in pointing to the alternator (as someone said above). I'd get it to main dealer to be honest, just floor it and don't...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-17-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,371
Posted By jgroarke
Laser lights? I wonder ... Saw the video of...

Laser lights? I wonder ...

Saw the video of how these things work. Looks like a future upgrade if possible (I'm a sucker for gadgets!).

:-)
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-14-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By jgroarke
It's not worth it. At least in my humble...

It's not worth it. At least in my humble opinion.

The writing of postcodes for navigation - good but quicker doing via the select letters.

The zoom in on maps and scroll around - I'm buggered...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-09-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 368
Posted By jgroarke
Random boot opening(!)

This happened to me a couple of months back, and I thought I had made an error (pressing some button I shouldn't). I was reversing out of driveway and as soon as I kicked into reverse the boot...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-06-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By jgroarke
I know that's a crap situation, but it's damned...

I know that's a crap situation, but it's damned clever technology that allows the car to locate the key within the vehicle to a couple of inches accuracy. Well I think so anyhow :-)

You should...
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