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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 11-19-2015, 04:44 PM
DjD-X5 DjD-X5 is offline
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2013 trunk tools?

Fairly straight forward, my CPO 2013 came with the tow hook and a screwdriver in the tool kit but there are also cutouts for a wrench, the red tool to put the car in Neutral in case of a power failure. and a sunroof tool.

After initial research including talking to the salesman that sold me the car am I correct in assuming the 2013 didn't come with these tools? Even realoem.com doesn't show these tools for a 2013.

I haven't tried pulling the bottom liner from the cup holder to see it the gear release is present but haven't found anything on it in the owners manual.

So what say you, should I have at least the red tool in case I have a need to have the car towed and the battery is dead?

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Old 11-19-2015, 04:57 PM
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I believe the European cars have more tools then the USA spec. cars. My 2013 only has the tools yours does.
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Old 11-19-2015, 05:18 PM
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I believe the European cars have more tools then the USA spec. cars. My 2013 only has the tools yours does.
I figure the screwdriver was to access the battery and the tow hook was in case I was adventuring off road and got high centered or something... ;-)

When I bought my car I looked at a 2012 and a 2013 that didn't have the 3rd row seats like mine and both had the red tool. After talking to the salesman I thought it was for the spare tire I don't have... Go figure, seems like I should have it in case of an emergency.
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Old 11-19-2015, 05:27 PM
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The 8-speed trans can't be put in neutral through the front cupholder like the 6-speed, so I think BMW ditched the tool, even though the manual still shows how to use it to release the fuel door lock.
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Old 11-19-2015, 07:27 PM
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Well I definitely have the 8 speed, do you know how to put the car in neutral if the batt dies?
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Old 11-20-2015, 05:46 AM
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Hmm, I pulled the red tool from the 2010 X5 35d when I traded it and popped it into my CPO 2013 as I noticed it wasn't there. Guess I didn't need to. I have to verify that I have the 8 speed transmission though. I thought it was still the old 6 speed.
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Old 11-20-2015, 07:33 AM
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Hmm, I pulled the red tool from the 2010 X5 35d when I traded it....
Next owner probably says “thanks, a##hole...."
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Old 11-20-2015, 09:47 AM
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Probably will, but I would be cursing more if I had the issue on my new one and didn't' have the tool. Especially since the diesels after LCI retained the six speed transmission.

Besides, my 2010 with 105K was off to the auction block anyway. If you buy a BMW off a non dealer lot... Caveat emptor.
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Old 11-20-2015, 10:22 AM
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Isnt the red tool to open the DEF fill cap, it has other uses too?
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Old 11-20-2015, 08:54 PM
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Isnt the red tool to open the DEF fill cap, it has other uses too?
DEF as in differential? Can you elaborate on what else it's used for?
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Old 11-20-2015, 09:53 PM
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DEF as in differential? Can you elaborate on what else it's used for?
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