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Old 10-04-2015, 06:53 AM
billfromvt billfromvt is offline
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Hi all I am new to BMW, I have a 2006 X3 2.0 D I am trying to fix some issues the previous owner left me with.

The vapour barrier:-
I've fixed but I cannot get the door trim to sit back properly. The previous owner obviously knew he had a problem but couldn't fix it, the door trim was not fitted back correctly and I think it is either warped or a clip is missing. I am talking about the rear door, the piece of door trim by the small quarter light where the locking button is. Anyone any Ideas?

Can I get a history of my car on line anywhere. I've tried a couple of VIN services but they both come back with the same information and no service history etc. I'm not saying the guy was a rogue but............

I've read that you can check your oil by pressing and holding the clock button for a few seconds while the engine is running, I've tried this but it just resets the clock. Is this feature not available on older models?

Thanks in anticipation
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Old 10-05-2015, 08:27 PM
jma1992 jma1992 is offline
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If you want service history try going to a BMW dealership and see if they'll print it off for you. Outside of the warranty period if it was never serviced at the dealer I don't think you'll get much on service history, but I could be wrong..

If you're missing a clip on the door panel then it won't clip into place at all. Check to make sure it's there along with the small foam washer.
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Old 10-05-2015, 11:35 PM
billfromvt billfromvt is offline
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Thanks jma1992. I've emailed the dealership but no response so far, not even a "No we can't help" reply.

The door issue was the trim had warped when it was incorrectly fitted by the previous owner. A door card from a breakers yard, cleaned up, fitted and all is well.
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