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General X5 Forum (E70) / Boot open button (Non-powered tail lift)
« on: December 08, 2017, 06:46:26 AM »
Hi all,

What are the boot open buttons meant to do on the non powered version?
It just seems to open the boot a fraction, I then have to pull it up by hand. That how it is meant to work?

The gas struts seem a little tired on mine..

thanks

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Dension Gateway 500, any experiance?
« on: November 01, 2017, 02:57:10 PM »
Hi,

I am thinking of getting the Dension 500 gateway along with the DAB+G adaptor. As my X5 has not got native USB or Bluetooth streaming and deffo no DAB :)
Has anybody got any experience of these?

Cheers

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Retrofit heated seats (again I'm sure)
« on: September 02, 2017, 03:03:28 PM »
Hi guys,

A "hot" topic I'm sure ;)

My bus has the lovely Comfort Seats fitted, 4-zone climate... but no heated seats!

So.. I know I can spend 2k+ and get an OEM look fit or spend ~£500 and have a little switch somewhere and not look OEM...

What is actually involved in the OEM fit? Seems a lot of money!!
I think I will need a heating element + fascia switches, but hoping my seats might have some of the other wiring and control modules in already?

Anybody have any insight?

Cheers

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Problems / Boot flap won't always open
« on: August 29, 2017, 06:30:14 PM »
Hi,
Been trying to search for an answer, but not sure what the lower boot door is called?
Edit: I guess tailgate it what we call it in UK. But searching for that... Well usa only! :)
Anyway the handle sometimes doesn't work and requires a few goes!

Any ideas?

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Hi guys,

Got round to fitting my 10.25" Android into the bus yesterday.
Got it from here: https://avinusa.com/10-25-bmw-x5-x6-series-e70-e71-android-multimedia-navigation-system.html

Was reasonably straightforward. Plenty of YouTube help available.

My E70 had no USB or Bluetooth audio, so this kills 2 birds :)
The screen looks amazing!


It can operate in "pass through"  So you can use your built-in CCC or CIC system whenever you want.


Hmm tinypic won't let me upload this pic!
http://imgur.com/a/tsXZb
All good, apart from the supplied GPS antenna is blocked by  my Comfort windscreen :( I will look into using the BMW antenna soon.

Cheers

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Hi all,

Finally got round to checking the tyres properly and they are new Grabber GTs. But don't seem to be RFs!

So do I replace the lot or get some kind of repair kit? If so, what?
Cheers

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Independent climate, ventilation mode?
« on: August 17, 2017, 07:28:47 PM »
Hi all,

Anybody found this mode useful in the UK?
I guess maybe in those 2 hot weeks in the summer your car would be cool when you get to it at 5:30..  :) 8)


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Newbies section / Another E70 3.0sd 2008 :)
« on: August 17, 2017, 11:37:20 AM »
Hi all,

Picked it up yesterday, I love it!
But like a lot of lsecondhand BMWs, annoyingly spec-ed!

Panoramic roof, 7 Seats, 4 zone climate, Comfort Seats..... but no heated seat :( !!!!
Oh well.

But I have ordered a 10.25" Android replacement screen, as there is no USB or ipod connection. That and it looks cool. https://avinusa.com/10-25-bmw-x5-x6-series-e70-e71-android-multimedia-navigation-system.html

Nigel

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