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X1 E84 (2011 - current)
The new to the US BMW X1 will arrive at BMW dealers in the fall of 2012 as a 2013 model year. Get your X1 28i with either sDrive (RWD) or xDrive (AWD) or get the US exclusive I6 N55 powered X1 35i dDrive.

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Old 04-15-2013, 03:49 PM
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:30 PM
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Looks great! You got any upgrades planned?
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:31 PM
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:17 PM
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Looks great! You got any upgrades planned?
First and foremost is some tint. Not really an upgrade but I will post pics once that's done.

Other small tweaks like a hardwired valentine one (was hoping it would be easier than I think it will be).

I did get a ton of accessories so I will post pics of those as well.
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:13 PM
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Gorgeous.

White was the other color I loved. Went with LeMans since my last car was off-white.

I am so antsy now!! Car arrives at my dealer tomorrow.

Congrats Ex-One, enjoy your first days with it!!
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:37 PM
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Gorgeous.

White was the other color I loved. Went with LeMans since my last car was off-white.

I am so antsy now!! Car arrives at my dealer tomorrow.

Congrats Ex-One, enjoy your first days with it!!
I love the white, it's the mineral white metallic.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:38 PM
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I love the Mineral White. We would have likely chosen it over Mineral Grey if my parents didn't already have a 328i in Mineral White.
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:07 AM
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First and foremost is some tint. Not really an upgrade but I will post pics once that's done.

Other small tweaks like a hardwired valentine one (was hoping it would be easier than I think it will be).

I did get a ton of accessories so I will post pics of those as well.
Get the Savvy for the V1. I just installed it in my 35i and it is seamless while at the same time can be removed when taking the car in for service. It plugs in to the OBDII port and powers the unit. i will take some pictures and post them of the install. here is a link to the part. https://store.valentine1.com/store/default.asp

congrats on the new car!!!
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:20 PM
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I would like to see how you wired the Savvy up. Where did you mount the radar detector and hide the wires?
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:38 PM
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Ok here is where the Savvy plugs in to the OBDII. I found a opening above the hood release and i am working on filing the cover in 2 locations for the cables.


I tucked the cable in the opening between the windshield and the dash.

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Old 04-16-2013, 04:39 PM
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So I ended up using the inviscord cable and wired directly to the rear view mirror power with ground.

I will post a pic soon.
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:54 PM
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So I ended up using the inviscord cable and wired directly to the rear view mirror power with ground.

I will post a pic soon.
you need to be careful using it that way, i had it like that in my e90 and the dealer will no warranty anything its connected to. When i had mine that way it cased issues with my airbag switch and sensor.
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:10 PM
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you need to be careful using it that way, i had it like that in my e90 and the dealer will no warranty anything its connected to. When i had mine that way it cased issues with my airbag switch and sensor.
I've never had any issues in any other cars (both Mazda's) with the rear view mirror set up but this is my first Bimmer.

I guess I will keep an eye on it.
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:03 PM
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Great looking M Sport. I'm waiting to see one in person before I order. I have asked my SA to contact me when one comes in.
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:42 AM
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@eric9610 - can you give a short review of valentine 1 + savvy? Does is false positive a lot on the highway?
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Old 04-17-2013, 01:16 PM
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@eric9610 - can you give a short review of valentine 1 + savvy? Does is false positive a lot on the highway?
If you set the V1 to L (logic mode) there are very few false positives. Also if you have never used the V1 there are tones associated with specific bands.
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