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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Increased Battery Discharge
« on: February 06, 2018, 12:57:55 PM »
Have you dvd based navigation ?

It does run for a bit after you switch off or unlock the car... It's normal enough.

I had the battery discharge issue but it was because my CCC was faulty (failed eventually)

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: USB Help
« on: January 08, 2018, 07:45:10 PM »
Oh, did I mention they illuminate green........
Just check the output rating...

I got 2 of them (one for each of our cars) only to discover they are 1amp output - which would barely keep power in a phone.

I did find a generic one in a petrol station that is pretty flush and rated for 2.1a output

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Have I achieved the unthinkable?
« on: October 28, 2017, 05:17:52 PM »
New thermostat installed Friday in a 07 3.0d

First time I've seen it above about 25mpg

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Seat base replacement
« on: October 12, 2017, 04:56:04 PM »
The seat base foam is available individually, and they don't appear to be 'sided' so either seat will do. You'd need to get the right base though (standard/sport/comfort) and if you have comfort seats, there are a few different bases depending on options.

If you've tried to trim the foam, that means you've had the seat apart, right? So, was there additional "over stuffed" padding in there as part of a repair? If so, can't you just reduce that?

Are you sure all of the parts have been re-fitted correctly after the repair? That would be my first guess on why it's creaking, rather than the seat pad foam being wrong somehow.
I did find the part no on realoem and I have sports seats.

I do think you might be on to something.. the trim doesn't fit back together cleanly so something may not be right...

Prior to me trimming the foam the trim would frequently pop off when getting in or out. Although the parts look cheap enough to just replace I guess...

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Seat base replacement
« on: October 12, 2017, 12:01:10 PM »
I will look on realoem but does anyone know if the seat base foam can be bought on its own ?

It was previously repaired but I think they over stuffed it so it creaks like mad against the plastic. I've tried to trim the plastic and the foam but it's not helping much.

I was thinking I could get a seat from a crashed one and maybe use the passenger side if it's the same as the driver side ?

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Problems / Re: 40.D M Sport High Pitched Whining
« on: July 03, 2017, 09:47:00 AM »
I had a bit of a whine like that - turned out to be a tensioner pulley...

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Same here - switch set to drivers side.

Not sure if you need to have folding mirrors though

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General Discussion / Re: BWM Used Warranty is it covered
« on: April 25, 2017, 11:57:23 AM »
They are on the comprehensive warranty.

I had one of.mine replaced recently where the shutter wasn't opening. I have adaptive bi xenon and the unit cost more than the warranty (over 1500 euro)... Plus i believe it's about 4-5 hours labour.

They won't cover preexisting faults but if it's intermittent BMW will have to capture a video of it not working..

On the plus side if it hasn't failed then it's not a preexisting fault ;-)

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Sunroof drains
« on: April 22, 2017, 06:50:24 AM »
And that's my problem.. I can't see them - it's all jacking points and a massive sea of black plastic.

I need a treasure map :)

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Sunroof drains
« on: April 21, 2017, 05:07:25 PM »
Wonderful rain the last few days meant a bit of a leak from the driver side sunroof side

I think the drain is blocked but i have no idea where it exits. There's lots of talk about squeezing and opening the exit. But for the life of me i cant find where the exit is.

I tried a strimmer cable down the drain from the roof end but no joy - tried both driver and passenger side but it didn't go down more than 6 inches (maybe it's too thick a cable)

Anyone got any pictures or directions as to where the front sunroof drains exit ??

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Problems with xenon full beam
« on: March 23, 2017, 08:58:51 PM »

Got it back today all fixed...

1600 euro Inc vat for the lamp and 5 hours labour...

Just had to pay the excess of 335 euro thankfully

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Problems with xenon full beam
« on: March 22, 2017, 09:39:17 PM »
Headlight being replaced under warranty.

Seems it's a full day job as the bumper, grille and wing has to come off - to change a light unit !! Wtf !

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Problems / Re: Steering wobble when braking
« on: March 10, 2017, 09:20:16 AM »
Thank you, 4 wheel alignment and balance has been done in the last 10 days.  I'll get the disks checked and search the forum again.
Had this on ours and it was the front control arms.
Had the exact same symptoms and fix on mine

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Please can you code my x5 e70 2007
« on: February 17, 2017, 08:21:19 AM »
I used Carly to do exactly what you want to do....

Oh and I have it on my phone (android)

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Problems with xenon full beam
« on: February 09, 2017, 10:08:52 AM »
Have you agreed with her ?

It's a catch 22...

Involving hiding invoices... Her answer is we don't need 2 cars...

It doesn't help that she still remembers the invoice for €13.5k for a subsidised replacement engine in the 911 back in 2008...

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