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General X5 Forum (E70) / Umbrella to fit in the 7 seater
« on: September 23, 2018, 07:25:30 PM »
Hi all,

Bit mundane I know...
But does anyone know what decent umbrella fits in the 87cm space in the boot?

Assuming that's what that space is for....  :)

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..


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

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?


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?


Problems / Boot flap won't always open
« on: August 29, 2017, 06:30:14 PM »
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?

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!
All good, apart from the supplied GPS antenna is blocked by  my Comfort windscreen :( I will look into using the BMW antenna soon.


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?

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)

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


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