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General X5 Forum (F15) / Retrofitting Surround View?
« on: May 14, 2018, 03:18:58 PM »
Following on from another thread that went slightly off topic (my fault), I thought it best to create a new thread.

So, I'm looking into the possibility of fitting Surround View to a F15 M50d. I've researched across the interwebs and the nearest hit is fitting an Alpine system to an E70. Doesn't look like they make one for the F15, yet.

Now, I've found two sellers on eBay shifting all the necessary hardware and both reckon it can all be retrofitted, just need a specialist garage to do it all.

Has anyone done this before or even considered it?
I have no problem with most of the hardware stuff, would just need some help with the electrical and coding.
If there's anyone else keen to do this, we could tackle this together as nice little project  ;)

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Buy and sell / SOLD 2006 BMW X5 30d M Sport - Sterling Grey
« on: April 27, 2018, 11:51:10 PM »
I have for sale my extremely well spec'd 'last of' E53 BMW X5's to roll off the line. I've also upgraded a number of other items over the past few years.

Factory Spec:
Sterling Grey Metalic with Grey Exclusive Soft Napa Leather
Full M Sport Pack (incl Premium Pack) with extended wheel arches and 20" rims
BMW Professional Navigation
BMW 6 Disc CD Changer
Bluetooth Telephone
Climate Comfort Windscreen
Double Glazing for Side & Rear Windows
Sun protection glass - privacy glass
Heated Front Seats with electric memory function
Heated Steering Wheel
On-board monitor with TV
Aluminum Running Boards
Detachable OEM towbar 

Upgrades:
Xenon HID Low Beams
LED High Beams
LED Fog Lights
LED White Angel Eyes
LED Side Repeaters (blackline)
LED Interior Lights incl Number Plate
Black Kidney Grills
20mm Spacers all round
Digital Aerial fitted for DAB and TV function
Digital TV and AMP upgrade with Subwoofer
2016 Maps incl new post codes etc
Engine Remap (BW Chiptune)

All OEM parts that have been replaced are available and will be included in the sale.

Condition:
122,100 miles,
last Inspection II service carried out by A1BN November 2016
Voluntary oil change in January 2018
New tyres fitted front and rear
Normal interior wear and tear for age, no scratches or rips in leather
Full bodywork restore, polish and wax recently
All 4 20" rims refurbished. Minor curb rash on left rear
Both original BMW keys including security wallet key

History:
Full BMW Main Dealer Service History with exception of last service carried out by A1BN
Service book with all stamps and invoices for work/service carried out under my ownership
Gearbox oil changed November 2016
MOT until November 2018
Brand new radiator, water pump, header tank and temp sensor replaced February 2016
Front control arms and bushes replaced November 2016
Previous plate on car was C18NJE (will help if you are doing history searches)

Asking: £5,450 onco
























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General X5 Forum (F15) / New 0% F15 X5 deals, worth it?
« on: April 27, 2018, 04:10:52 PM »
Hi guys,

As you've probably already seen, the dealers now have new F15 models on 0% finance deals with some contribution assistance. The reason they've given me is because production has now officially stopped on the F15 awaiting the next generation and they are trying to get rid of stock.

So, I don't have a stash of cash to purchase new so figured 0% finance is as good, if not better actually.
Are there any catches or things I should look out for?

Has anyone on here recently purchased and know what the 'decent' contributions the dealer is telling me about?

Thanks in advance!

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Buy and sell / FS: BMW E53 X5 AMP & Subwoofer Upgrade Kit
« on: March 05, 2017, 11:17:03 AM »
BMW E53 X5 Subwoofer box kit custom built by original forum member to fit perfectly in right side compartment of boot, replica of original.

Includes 10" Alpine Subwoofer, JBL AMP, black trim with speaker plate and all the required cabling/fuses etc.

Asking £150 for the lot.
Due to weight will require collection from SG3 area or a meetup point could be arranged, PM me.






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Buy and sell / FS: ///M Steering Wheel for BMW E53 X5 & E83 X3
« on: March 05, 2017, 11:05:54 AM »
Nearly new M-Tech Steering Wheel for BMW E53 X5 & E83 X3
Only used for 6 months in my X5
10mins to install
Selling due to selling my X5

Asking £195 onco






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Buy and sell / FS: LED Blackline Tailights for BMW E53 X5 (all models)
« on: March 05, 2017, 10:37:01 AM »
LED Blackline Tailights for BMW E53 X5 (all models).
Brakelight, Tailight and Reverse Lights LED with Indicator globes original incandescent.
Modern transformation of your X5 rear while retaining the OEM look.
20-30mins to install, screw and snap in.

Just under a year old and selling due to selling my X5.
Boxed in original packaging.

Asking £110














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Buy and sell / FS: Xenon HID Kits for BMW E53 X5 Dipped and Main Beams
« on: March 05, 2017, 10:21:13 AM »
2x HID Xenon Kits for BMW E53 X5 Dipped (H7) and Main Beams (H1)
55w 6000K
Just under a year old and selling due to selling my X5.

This is one must have upgrade to the existing candle stick oem halogen bulbs.

Asking £70 for both (will sell separately if required)

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I'm about to receive a new company car and I sadly just don't have the space on the drive anymore so need to sell my trusty steed.

This is an extremely well spec'd 'last of' E53 BMW X5's to roll off the line. I've also upgraded a number of other items over the past two years.

Condition:
110,100 miles, last Inspection II service carried out by A1BN November 2016
Tyres with 40-50% tread left all round
Two spots of curb rash on mag wheels but nothing else
Small paint chip on rear bumper and scratch on bonnet
Brand New OEM green climate windscreen fitted in April 2016
Both original BMW keys including security wallet key

History:
Full BMW Main Dealer Service History with exception of last service carried out by A1BN
Service book with all stamps and invoices for work/service carried out under my ownership
Gearbox oil changed November 2016
MOT until November 2017
Brand new radiator, water pump, header tank and temp sensor replaced February 2016
Front control arms and bushes replaced November 2016
Full M Sport Pack with extended wheel arches and 20" rims
BMW Professional SatNav (upgrade to 2016 maps, incl new post codes etc)
Heated Seats
Heated Steering Wheel (replaced my M-Tech brand new wheel but will be included in sale)

Upgrades:
LED Side Repeaters (blackline)
LED Angel Eyes
LED Interior Lights incl NPlate
Black Kidney Grills
20mm Spacers all round
Digital TV Upgrade
2016 Maps
Engine Remap (BW Chiptune)
Detachable OEM towbar 

All OEM parts that have been replaced are available and will be included in the sale.

Asking: £5,950 onco


























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General X5 Forum (E53) / Recommend anyone for MOT and Service please?
« on: October 07, 2016, 09:19:58 PM »
Hi chaps,

My MOT is coming up in November and the old girl needs a good service too.
Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced and trustworthy Independent, Service Centre in Hertfordshire and surrounds?
I am prepared to travel out a little if need be.

Figured I might as well have it properly service and pre-MOT checked before actually having the MOT done.

Any assistance and advice on a 2006 BMW X53 30d?

Cheers
Ryan

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Which Xenon HID Kit for E53 facelift?
« on: January 22, 2016, 02:52:36 PM »
Hi guys,

I have just bought a 2006 BMW E53 30d Sport and loving it!
I've been searching the forum for recommendations on which Xenon HID kits are worth buying and installing but I'm only coming across complete headlight cluster upgrade or Xenon bulb installation threads.

Apologies if I've missed a thread so please direct me to a thread if one exists.

I am looking to install a Xenon HID Kit to my facelift X5 that currently has halogens, my questions are as follows:

Can you upgrade both the high beams and low beams? If so, is there a kit with ballast and canbus that does both?
Which kits have you guys installed and give a recommendations on?
Is there really any difference between, 6000, 8000 and 1000 globes? I've read that they progressively get more blue but is there any improvement in effectiveness too?
I'm planning to upgrading the angle eyes to white bulbs and fogs to xenon look alike too in order for them all to match, any recommendations?

Thank you all in advance.
Hopefully I can contribute in the future as I enjoy my X5.

Regards
Ryan

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