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Old 07-28-2014, 09:00 AM
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New 2006 X3

Hey all.. just picked up a new 2006 X3.. this is my first bimmer and I love it so far! Couple n00b questions if I may.

1. I see the vehicle has Bluetooth. But it appears to only work for calls and not audio streaming. What are others useing to stream or ingrate there iPhones\iPods?

2. The vehicle has 65k miles. IS there any recommended major service I should be looking into. So far the only thing on record is standard stuff like oil changes, brakes, etc.

3. Is there a way to disable to auto locked when you put the car in drive? Having to pull the handle twice to get out is annoying.

4. Any remote start options?

Thanks!
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Old 07-28-2014, 09:50 AM
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1) Dension, Mediabrigde.
2) Oils in the transfer box, gearbox, rear diff at 60-100k miles. Transfer box us the BMW fluid ONLY.
3) Yes it needs coding
4) Not unless you disable the DWA RFID protection by cutting open the key and taping the chip to the steering column.
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Old 07-28-2014, 03:31 PM
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Thanks for the reply.. I am looking into the Mediabridge 1500. How do I know if I have DSP? And assume dealer has to code the locks?
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Old 07-28-2014, 03:42 PM
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You don't have DSP. And yes you either need the dealer or NCS Expert. Also check Navcoder, not sure how for that got.
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Old 07-29-2014, 06:41 AM
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As far as mundane stuff goes, I would change the coolant, make sure the brake fluid has been replaced (every two years, not depending on mileage), power steering fluid replacement, and of course the two filters, air and cabin. There should have been a major service at 60K miles - so be sure that was done, or if not, consider doing it. A couple of things that will be waiting in the wings for you are the struts, the expansion tank (self destructing at any time now), fuel filter (and pump), along with the usual gasket leakage and general deterioration of the interior coating on dash and switch plates (the film seems to want to come off about now).
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Old 07-29-2014, 06:43 AM
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Thanks.. what's involved with the 60k service? I am not seeing much in the manual about it.
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:04 AM
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Probably an Inspection 2.
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