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General X5 Forum (F15) / Low battery warning since fitting dashcam
« on: April 02, 2018, 11:01:21 AM »
Ever since getting the dashcam fitted (with external power pack), if he car sits for more than a day, I get the low battery warning come up.

The car has been in to 2 dealers, both left it on charge overnight, and one updated the software, so said it was all sorted, and that the battery is fine.

Yesterday when I started the car, I got the warning again.

Has anyone else experienced this? The dashcam is a Blackvue DR750.

General X5 Forum (F15) / No more scratches.....
« on: April 01, 2018, 07:18:05 PM »
Just had the car detailed over the last two days by Definitions Detailing, based in Farnborough, Hampshire. All I can say is WOW, they have made the car better than brand new, and it looks amazing.

General X5 Forum (F15) / Eurotunnel width
« on: March 10, 2018, 08:44:15 PM »
As I’m planning on taking the car over to France in the Summer, and the Eurotunnel carriages are quite narrow (I use the tunnel regularly on my bike, and have seen lots of people trashing their wheels), are people generally using the HGV carriages in their X5’s?

Buy and sell / Bimmian WeissLicht H7 LED headlight bulbs - brand new
« on: March 08, 2018, 09:36:35 AM »
As above, these are brand new and unused H7 LED bulbs that will fit most BMW models.


I'll do them for £100 including postage in the UK.

General X5 Forum (F15) / Cheap carbon
« on: March 07, 2018, 09:43:12 PM »
I’ve been looking at the BMW carbon kit for my car. The fitted price for everything is coming in at just under £3k. A few of the guys on the US forum have fitted the Chinese carbon. The cost for the full kit is around £600 shipped, so is a huge saving.

Has anyone here fitted the Chinese stuff? It doesn’t appeal that much, but at that price could be worth a punt. Especially as the most expensive part (front splitter) is likely to get covered in stone chips anyway.

What’s the consensus?

General X5 Forum (F15) / Oh no!
« on: February 15, 2018, 08:47:49 PM »
The demon on my shoulder keeps telling me that I need some M carbon accessories. I can’t seem to shake him off!  :))

General X5 Forum (F15) / Wireless iPhone charging
« on: February 07, 2018, 07:29:35 AM »
My car doesn’t have the extended Bluetooth option, so what are my options for wireless charging my iPhone X?

Does anyone use the BMW snap-in wireless charging adapter?

General X5 Forum (F15) / Cornering lights upgrade?
« on: February 03, 2018, 04:48:22 PM »
So, there was me thinking there are no more old fashioned bulbs left on the car after doing the LED indicator upgrade, and low and behold, the cornering lights (the ones inside the inner side of the main headlight unit, not the foglights) are traditional halogen bulbs! Has anyone upgraded these to LED?

I like the Bimmian lights, but can’t see anything on their website. Any ideas?

General X5 Forum (F15) / New dashcam being installed tomorrow
« on: February 01, 2018, 08:39:43 PM »
I’ve been thinking about getting one for a while, so tomorrow I’m getting a Blackvue DR750S-1CH installed. Anyone on here got the 750? It seems to get good reviews.

General X5 Forum (F15) / Light scratches on piano black trim
« on: January 15, 2018, 07:33:21 AM »
So, what’s the consensus on removing a couple of fine scratches? I’ve got some Xerapol in the garage, which is great for removing scratches from the plastics on my bikes, but wondered if it would be any good on the piano trim? I’ve also heard that Novus 2 may be good.


General X5 Forum (F15) / That was lucky!
« on: January 11, 2018, 05:28:04 PM »
I noticed that some of the blue dye from my new jeans had stained the white leather in the car earlier. :'(

Luckily I had some Auto Glym leather cleaner, so have managed to get rid of the marks (and cleaned all of the seats at the same time!).

What do you guys recommend, to make sure this doesn’t happen again? I’ve already put all my new jeans through the wash this afternoon, before anyone says that! :))

General X5 Forum (F15) / Coding help needed
« on: January 09, 2018, 04:26:55 PM »
So I've got the Bimmian LED indicators installed, and working as they should, but they flash on startup, then a quick flash every minute while the car is moving.

Some Googling revealed that it's possible to disable the self diagnostics on the front indicators, which would stop this from happening. My BMW dealer is going to have a look on Friday for me, but failing that, does anyone know of anyone in Surrey that can plug my car in, and disable this?

Buy and sell / Chrome grills for F15 M50d
« on: January 05, 2018, 08:34:40 AM »
As I’ve fitted the BMW performance black grills, the standard chrome grills are surplus to requirements.

In immaculate condition, so I’ll do them for £125, including shipping in the UK.

General X5 Forum (F15) / Mirror caps on Space Grey M50d
« on: December 29, 2017, 09:13:32 PM »
Does anyone know if these should still be Ferric grey, or do BMW fit body coloured mirrors as the colours are quite close?

General X5 Forum (F15) / New owner, as of today
« on: December 20, 2017, 08:31:41 AM »
Morning folks. I’m just about to pick up my new M50d today........

And it’s bloody raining! :))

Looking forward to enjoying the car, after putting off the inevitable for years.

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