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General X5 Forum (F15) / Leave Engine Running - Locked Doors
« on: July 01, 2018, 01:32:07 PM »
Just wondering if anybody ever locks their X5 but leaves the engine running.
I have done it a few times when defrosting on the drive and more recently to keep it cool before loading the dogs in.

Would Anybody be brave enough to leave it running, lock it and pop in to a shop for 5 minutes?
I wonder if the alarm activation shuts the engine off..?

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Changing Brake Pads
« on: May 09, 2018, 09:39:59 PM »
Sorry if I have failed at searching... I didn’t find anything

I just ordered new pads for my F15 and wondered if anyone can tell me if there are any particular special tools or procedures?

I have done many pad changes on other cars but don’t have much time on my hands so need to be prepared.

BMW want £500 to do them  ::)

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Start/Stop Function
« on: March 24, 2017, 09:24:20 AM »
Guys, I have searched but nothing came up.
I'm loving my new F15 but a couple of things still niggle at me.

Is it possible to disable the auto start/stop function for the engine? I know there is the button but I would ideally like it off all the time.
If I cared about emissions, I wouldn't have purchased a 6 cylinder diesel  8)


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General X5 Forum (F15) / I only went to the dealer for a test drive
« on: February 25, 2017, 11:19:01 AM »
..... ended up with this



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First trip to the woods



Still not taken it for a proper drive yet but hopefully soon.
It's the 30d with performance pack
Way more that I wanted to spend and they pulled my pants down on the trade in E70 35d but hey, you only live once 😀








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General X5 Forum (F15) / Performance kit & Tow Hitch
« on: February 18, 2017, 07:54:51 AM »
I'm a bit excited as I have just traded my E70 in for a F15 😀

I need to get a tow hitch fitted but the car has the performance pack rear diffuser.
I'm wondering if anybody has both..?
Possibly some of the carbon will need to be cut 😫

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Problems / wet rear carpets
« on: December 18, 2015, 11:22:02 AM »
I noticed the other day that the rear carpets were a bit damp. Just washed the car and now they are wet  :o

Just did a quick search and didn't get much back - has anybody had a problem..?
I will give the car a good look over later but thought I would see if it is a common issue or been seen before.

I do have the panoramic roof... possibly a drain?

 :xmaswink:

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Power for a Dash-Cam
« on: December 08, 2015, 12:11:49 PM »
Was just wondering if anybody can advise the best place to tap in to a 12v supply for my window mounted dash cam.

I was going to run the cable down towards the footwell on either side and try to find a supply.

My other thought is to get some power from up near the reading lights or sunroof switches.

Has anybody done this?
 :xmasgrin:

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Spare bulb kit?
« on: October 05, 2015, 10:40:14 PM »
Has anybody got a spare bulb kit for an E70?
I'm driving through France next month and understand I should have one.
The X5 bulbs are a bit expensive so I was thinking about winging it with a generic £7 kit off eBay... unless anybody can point me in the right direction of a kit?

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Strange Key Activity
« on: March 25, 2015, 10:56:33 AM »
Is this normal...

I inserted the key and started the engine with the button on my 2008 E70 the other day and then stopped the engine again with the button as my wife needed to go back to the house.
With the key out, I pressed the button again and the engine started...?
I don't have keyless starting on the vehicle as it normally doesn't start without.

Was wondering if anybody else can do this..?
 :)

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General X5 Forum (E70) / What is this warning..?
« on: February 03, 2015, 04:37:59 PM »
My wife just sent me a picture of a warning light that came on today.
As I'm away working I found an online manual but it wasn't there.

Any ideas?
It's a 2008/12 X-Drive 35d


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General X5 Forum (E70) / What am I missing....?
« on: September 11, 2014, 02:00:40 PM »


Any ideas?

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General X5 Forum (E70) / E70 Security Upgraded - Viper?
« on: August 02, 2014, 12:09:57 PM »
So, I was wondering if anybody has had an alternative security system installed on an E70.
We probably all know about the OBD issues and BMW's security upgrade etc. but I keep reading that the upgrade is not much use.

I have done a bit of research and found that the Viper system seems to be the most talked about.

Anybody had an aftermarket system fitted or any other recommendations..?

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General X5 Forum (E70) / a few questions for those in the know
« on: July 22, 2014, 02:04:08 PM »
After a bit of assistance - the purchase I feel is getting close.... :)

Comport Seats - what are these exactly? It says they are perforated.
Soft Close Doors?
The automatic boot - does this open and close with the key fob? I'm assuming that the tail gate is still manual however.

I have found a very nice E70 with more extras than I thought were available. It's way over my upper budget level but I'm thinking it may be worth the extra cash.

Thanks
Ben

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Help with Options...
« on: June 14, 2014, 08:07:49 AM »
I'm sorry, I have searched but just keep getting more confused  :-[

I'm looking at 2008 to 2009 X5's and want to have Bluetooth Phone Connect & Sat Nav.
Which packages do I need or were these standard/options..?

Next question is the Media Package, what was this?

It would help if BMW AUC would make their spec lists all the same!


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General X5 Forum (E70) / Show Me Your Dog Cage...
« on: June 12, 2014, 03:05:23 PM »
Has anybody got a dog cage in the back of an E70?
I have had a look at some but nothing seems to fit in to my plan.
I'm thinking I may have to get a custom one made..

These monsters have slowly been destroying my E46 and I don't want the same on the E70

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