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Well I've fitted the same to mine and it is superb. Thanks weaselchops.
One little problem I have is that I can only get the mirror link to work through a USB cable and not without one which its supposed to do after initial setup.
Any suggestions? I'm using an android phone, Samsung Galaxy 5.

Also did you take an audio cable from the spare one in the factory original harness to the jackplug in the armrest in order to get audio to the screen unit itself?

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: I've pulled the E70 trigger....
« on: October 03, 2018, 12:20:15 PM »
Looks good. I like the colour. There are always a few niggly things to fix on a used car but it sounds a nice motor.
I hope you have many miles of enjoyable driving.

Buy and sell / Re: X5M replica For Sale - One of a kind!
« on: September 23, 2018, 05:36:25 PM »
That looks fantastic, a work of auto art.
Best of luck.

It has at least six that I recall so must be CIC then?

Anyone else done this upgrade?
I would love to but I'm not savvy with audio kit.
Is it literally just a straight swap old screen to new?
I think my 2010 35d is CIC with Aux in as I can play music from a memory stick in the USB in the arm rest and update the satnav maps through a usb in the glove box.
Can anyone confirm that for me or how I make sure.
Also Avinusa offer loads of add on such as DAB radio and TV. Is it really that simple?
I would be gratefully for any help.

Problems / Re: Gearbox issue? Lurches when changing up from 2nd to 3rd?
« on: September 13, 2018, 02:36:31 PM »
Sorry to hear your problems Flinders. I have the knowledge base of a gnat but I did have an E60 3.od that had that problem after it was mapped. The garage corrected it by resetting the gearbox with some sort of ignition key turning sequence after which you drive the car in a normal manner of acceleration so that the gearbox can learn its moves again but more smoothly.
This sounds a load of tosh to me as I'm typing it but it did correct the problem.
Can anyone else on here explain this better?

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: High mileage and the M57 engine - twin turbo
« on: September 03, 2018, 10:45:13 AM »
Well, partly as the result of this thread but because I simply love my 2010 35d and want it to run forever I'm going to splash some cash on what I hope is sensible preventative maintenance. Engine oil just changed at 10k as usual not as recommended. Gearbox, transfer case and both diffs fluid/oil change and gearbox reprogrammed. Two new thermostats, six new glow plugs and controller, swirl flaps removed (if they still have them), DPF cleaned if needed.

I was of the impression that they were supposed to be sealed for life the gear boxes?

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Auto hold button - how does it work?
« on: August 10, 2018, 04:31:32 PM »
Yes that my thoughts as well. The driver behind must think he's following Mary Poppins :))

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Auto hold button - how does it work?
« on: August 10, 2018, 01:14:22 PM »
I didn't know the brake lights stayed on. I haven't tended to use mine in certain circumstances such as on the end of a traffic queue to avoid someone piling into me. I shall use it more now.

Here's another related question. My cruise control has got brake assist and it's excellent. When it applies the brakes on a downward slope, do the brake lights come on?

So how do you pre-empt the inevitable ash clog up?
Does it make economic sense to have it cleaned /replaced before it becomes problematic?

Good advice. I've got the same twin turbo with 120k on the clock. Due to my mother in law's departure from this life very recently it's just had to do 3,800 miles in 5 weeks most of it at high speed to sort out her house etc. Thank god for a great motor. I've always had the oil changed around 8k miles. I hope mine goes on for ever and the same for all you twins.

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: 2009 - 2010 plate
« on: June 23, 2018, 02:54:41 PM »
Mine is a Jan 2010 xdrive LCI with white angel eyes?

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Best insurance company
« on: May 18, 2018, 02:09:38 PM »
Insurance still seems to be something of a lottery some times.
I haven't used a comparison site this time but went direct to a few.
X5 35d full no claims, no convictions etc
Admiral £800+
AA £378
Saga £375
Allianz (through Grove & Dean brokers) £444

Saga have offered me full all singing all dancing breakdown cover including europe, legal cover etc £502
Might give them a try as I've lost the will to live now keep answering the same questions.

Good luck with getting sorted.

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Brake pads
« on: May 18, 2018, 02:03:29 PM »
Got the pads checked by my Indy yesterday and they confirmed there was at least 10k miles left in them so I'm well chuffed.
I've just got to remember to give them a visual every now and again.

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