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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 01-11-2013, 07:38 AM
BR328 BR328 is online now
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3yrs and still discovering

I've had my current X5 for ~3years and recently discovered, kind of oddly, two features. Thought I'd share...

The first
I do a lot of long distance trips, 1000 miles. During those times, the car's orientation is perpendicular to a low sun which is quite annoying. So a quick fix is to pivot the visor but for years I would complain to my wife how the visor does not slide out to make adjustments if the sun is slightly past perpendicular - a feature my previous 4Runner had. I would always think to myself how could this be the engineers surely could not have missed that. And every so often I would pull, each time a little harder, to see if would extend - nothing. Well, lo and behold, on a recent trip my doubt refused to be put down and I did something different. I pushed the visor at the pivoting edge and hallelujah the visor extended.

The second
The setup: waiting for my wife, sitting in the drivers seat. I look over at the passenger head rest (I just have the std seats) having nothing better to do. I see this big plastic button on the side and wonder what the heck is that. I push it and the button moves. Hmmm. Must be for something. I notice how the headrest is two pieces like they would slide together or apart. So I push the button and pull the headrest. Hallelujah number 2 the depth of the headrest is adjustable.

Well, it's alway enjoyable to find something new about your car. Sometime it's good to not RTFM.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:51 AM
tcfila tcfila is offline
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I don't quite understand the first...Are you saying the visor extends? If so, where does it extend from?
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:17 AM
BR328 BR328 is online now
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Yes, the visor will slide along on the support rod. It does not actually get larger in size but rather can move back and forth on the support rod.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:37 AM
Kzang Kzang is online now
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But on the contrary, since I did read the manual, I knew of these features long before so I can make use of it
On Order - 2015 X5 35i Msport, SG, Aluminum Hexagon Trim, Adaptive M Susp, LED Lights, CWP, Ppkg, Driver assistance pkg/plus, 20" M style 469M
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