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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 05-23-2013, 04:53 AM
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2013 X5 50 air conditioning

I've had my X5 for two months and still have not been able to set the temp and leave it alone. When in the sun, I have to set it to 60 degrees, then when it's cloudy, back to 72 degrees.

The dealer showed me how to adjust the temperature bias for the driver and passenger, but that does very little to help.

My last five cars have all been Mercedes and I never had these problems. I never had to touch the AC temp in those cars. Just set it and the AC kept the temp comfortable.

Is this an X5 issue? Or do I need to take it in for testing?

Also, somebody suggested more window tint since the problem is mostly when it's sunny.

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Old 05-27-2013, 03:28 PM
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My thoughts??? Of course you are going to use a different cooling setting for when you are under full sun verses cloud cover. My question to you, why would you think anything different?
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Old 05-27-2013, 03:42 PM
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Because I've had several Mercedes over the past 25 years and never had to change the temperature setting when going from sunny to cloudy. Mercedes AC adjusts their output to keep the temps constant. That's what a thermostat is for.
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Old 05-27-2013, 04:01 PM
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2013 X5 50 air conditioning

I've got a 2 week old 128i. Same observation. In fact, I think an old fashioned analog slide would be more effective. I fiddle with it all the time.

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Old 05-29-2013, 09:53 PM
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Consider bumping the fan setting up a notch( from low to medium or medium to high) and see if that helps. 70 degrees is 70 degrees whether the sun is out or not. I agree—an X5 should be able to maintain a steady interior temperature under a variety of environmental conditions w/o constant adjustment.
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:14 AM
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That's what I do. But I would expect an automatic system to do that on it's own.

I'm considering window tint. Has anybody out there gone that route?
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:58 AM
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That's what I do. But I would expect an automatic system to do that on it's own.

I'm considering window tint. Has anybody out there gone that route?
I tinted my fronts to match the back (30%), and it improved the temperature inside the vehicle.

I find I can't leave the pano-roof shade open when it's sunny and warm, or the climate control has a hard time keeping a constant temp. Coming from a Q5 that had a darker tinted roof, I find I keep the shade on the X5 closed more than I did in the Q5, but enjoy the increased light throughput in the X5 when I do open it, so I'll probably not tint the roof more than it is.

In comment to your problem, I am not finding I need to adjust the temp much in my diesel X5, so long as the pano-roof shade is closed. I keep it set at one temp consistently and am ok. The climate control varies the fan speed to keep the temperature constant.
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I always leave mine at 69F year round. The auto climate sorts it all out.
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Old 06-14-2013, 05:07 AM
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I bet if you measured the actually temp it would be as set, but the sun coming through the glass bakes you, especially with the dark dashes etc
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Old 06-14-2013, 02:32 PM
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I had Solar Gard installed on the front windows.... we'll see if that fixes the problem.
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