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April 03, 2018, 05:44:43 PM
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Re: refreshing the X
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2018, 05:44:43 PM »
I'm well impressed. That will be so much easier come bucket and sponge time.
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April 03, 2018, 09:44:25 PM
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« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2018, 09:44:25 PM »
Yes  at least i can lift both arms up and not scrape the paint off the back edge of the bonnet
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April 04, 2018, 08:11:05 AM
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« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2018, 08:11:05 AM »
Hi Colin

Yes the black vents look good against the blue bodywork definitely worth doing.

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April 06, 2018, 11:40:51 PM
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« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2018, 11:40:51 PM »
Hi all   As promised more was planned for the X    And got the X back from my friends at AudioAdvice who installed a new amp   a class looking sub     sound is amazing , hard wired the dashcam , and best of all ............ heated seats for all four seats   ( something i overlooked at purchase )  but are wonderful now i have them , more planned !!
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April 07, 2018, 03:18:32 PM
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Re: refreshing the X
« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2018, 03:18:32 PM »
couple of pic's of work completed
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April 07, 2018, 09:18:54 PM
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« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2018, 09:18:54 PM »
Its looked better that it does in the photo 
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April 07, 2018, 10:02:03 PM
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Re: refreshing the X
« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2018, 10:02:03 PM »
Great mods Colin, I've been looking at the Alpine headunit for my Kia Sorento.
I've had a couple of Chinese head units in the X5 and the Golf, but the Alpime unit seems to be in a different league. 😀
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April 07, 2018, 11:24:58 PM
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« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2018, 11:24:58 PM »
Alpine head unit is the best iv'e ever used , also the Tuneit app on iphone to adjust all settings
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April 16, 2018, 08:21:13 PM
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Re: refreshing the X
« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2018, 08:21:13 PM »
Did my bonnet vents in the Titan silver as some models have,

Easy to remove but what a sod to get them back, the little clips are a sod to get back in along the bottom as you cant see them so as you press the two halves together you misalign the lower and snap   off they come, Take extra care if doing.

Grill at front i did the same,  OE Titan silver are around £150 plus a pair, aftermarket around £60 plus,
The outer chrome trim just unclips and the slotted vents ease out very easy,  watch out though for the bonnet catches. The retaining clips can be very gently prised up to allow it to come out, take care, as they do snap very easy.
Gave a good clean, plastic primer, paint and laquer and looks the real deal for £18.
To reassemble i found it easier to put the chrome trim in 1st,  then postion the vented grill from behind, easier also to have a friend press onto the chrome trim as it tends to pop out as you try to push against it.
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April 16, 2018, 10:06:16 PM
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« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2018, 10:06:16 PM »
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