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Problems / Re: Comms pack set up -X5 2003 E53 3.0d sport
« on: November 01, 2010, 09:01:06 PM »
Go to the BMW Bluetooth compatibility section in the Owners area and check whether or not the Blackberry will work.  I suspect that the functionality may be limited to the basics but you may be lucky.  The older TCU's only supported Bluetooth address format 1.1 which is little used now.  My wife's iphone 4 pairs with her 2005 E46, but is limited to calls and some names from the phonebook.

I doubt you'll get a cradle for it from BMW either.  With the X5 E53 having been out of production for so long, and Blackberry being a newish phone model you again may be lucky, but.....  Pairing is done via a button at the forward end of the phone cradle.  I assume you have the Bluetooth PIN code for the car?  You should have been supplied with a phone manual which is in a separate booklet to the Owners Guide.  If you don't have the code then you may need to get it from a dealer, if you can't find it on the TCU which I think is under the CD changer, LHS of boot area.

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: BMW Emergency - amazing service today
« on: October 31, 2010, 09:16:22 PM »
Had to use them once myself when my then new X5 was about three weeks old and I got a Check Control message that would not clear, telling me I had no oil pressure even though the oil level was fine.  The Dealer told me to call them out.  Took less than 40mins before this real nice guy turned up in a 530d estate crammed with hardware & diagnostic kit.  He found that it was only the sensor that had failed, but he still went and got a replacement from a dealer and sorted it all out in just over 90 mins.  I was very impressed as he could not do enough to help.

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: worst and best mpg?
« on: October 31, 2010, 08:52:35 AM »
2005 E53 3.0d Sport auto (218bhp with 6spd)
Best:  37.7 after a run down the M6
Worst:  23mpg

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Buttons infront of gear shifter
« on: October 29, 2010, 08:53:11 PM »
Left to right on 2005 E53

  |  Pass Seat Heat  |  Hill Descent Control  |  DSC  |  Tailgate  |  PDC  |  Tyre Press  |  BLANK  |  Drvr Seat Heat  |

The blank one seems to be common and there's nothing showing in my manual as an option filling it, nor in the US version.

General X6 Discussion / Re: I've only gone and ordered one
« on: October 28, 2010, 12:09:09 PM »
Updated 02/Nov/10

Car arrived Southampton on the 1st and is expected to be with the Dealer on the 9th.  All being well I should have her on 12th.  Yippee  :D  :rofl:  :driving:

Not long now.  Dealer just told me it's gone code 9610 - About to depart port of entry (Bremerhavedn), so should be in Southamption on Monday.   :P

It's like Xmas came early - well several of them actually given the list price  :cry:

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Biodiesel
« on: October 26, 2010, 09:55:31 PM »
Officially BMW support the use of B5 (5%) biodiesel even if they don't recommend the use of biodiesel at all - or 'Biopetrol' which uses Ethanol in the mix - but given that for diesel in the UK you have no choice, and we've had biodiesel for a few years without any effects so far there should not be anything to be worried about.  B7 is unusual but as you say it's probably them covering their arses in case the 'blend' wasn't quite right.

There was an interesting article a couple of years back which warned garages to keep their tanks cleaner as the introduction of biofuel allowed the growth of certain wee beasties in the bio part of the fuel which might clog fuel filters.  I've never had trouble in all the years that biodiesel has been the only option at the pumps.

On the light side / Re: Fresh joke
« on: October 26, 2010, 09:50:08 PM »
It's got 33 reads at the last count.  I grinned at it.  :rofl:

General Discussion / Re: Remote C/Locking App on the iPhone
« on: October 26, 2010, 07:50:37 PM »
I have it on my iphone but need a car for it to work on!  Why do car carriers only do 15.5kts!!  Can't BMW make a marine class 'M' engine yet!  Deep sigh   :cry:

General Discussion / Re: BMW drivers are the angriest on UK roads!!!
« on: October 26, 2010, 10:35:01 AM »
Of course we have to be angry because of all the others intruding on our peace and quiet by being on OUR Roads..........
 :fuelfire:  :fuelfire:  :worshipbmw:  :cpilot:  :rcard:  :chairfight:  :chairfight:  :police:

I don't get angry..........I leave them behind   :driving:  :P

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Got my 20
« on: October 23, 2010, 05:37:35 PM »
I'll have to make sure I don't park near you with my E71 then!  Those wheels actually look better than the E53 OEM options.  Very nice.

General Discussion / Re: Giving way
« on: October 23, 2010, 05:34:11 PM »
Of course we could take the approach that as BMW Owners we do actually own the road and these other peasants shouldn't be there anyway.  :poke:  :poke:  :fuelfire:

They're only jealous, and have to show it by not letting us onto the roads that ARE rightfully ours anyway.  :D

Newbies section / Re: newbie
« on: October 23, 2010, 05:29:59 PM »
Welcome to the Forum.  Having once been a Fleet Manager with a number of Discos I know what you mean about the reliability of RRs.  The Disco wasn't a lot better.  The BMW is so much better to drive.

Newbies section / Re: I'm here too
« on: October 22, 2010, 08:56:00 PM »
Oooohh yes please  :D   Huh hermmmm, I mean that would be most kind of you.  Your generosity in helping a fellow member is above and beyond (Ed-now don't over do it!)

As long as its not the US one?

I've been trying to get info on the Combox and other options (8TL & 8TN) that started to be fitted from Week 40, but with no success. Even the Dealer couldn't get me a 2011 UK spec PDF manual - so I'm trebly impressed!

PM me if it's easiest.  Got a 60GB monthly limit  :P. Don't think email size is linited, but I'm sure 20MB would not upset it!  The USA manual is about 9MB.

Newbies section / Re: I'm here too
« on: October 22, 2010, 01:00:21 PM »
On the case....................insurance being sorted.  Dealer will use their system plus AFRL Web initially then I'll take the cert over once we have a date/time.

I have the Reg as it's a personal one...

It shouldn't take sooooooooooooooooo long............. :tumbleweed:   :headbang:  :headbang:  :driving:

Newbies section / Re: I'm here too
« on: October 22, 2010, 11:51:39 AM »
It could be on any of four boats - BMW won't tell me or the Dealer when it left the US, only that it has left the factory.  Checking the shipping schedules (sad I know, but), the earliest for Bremerhaven is 27th Oct leading to the earliest into Soton is the 1st Nov, after which it's down to BMW GB and the Dealer to deliver and prepare it.  The optimist in me says another two weeks or so, the pessimist just over three.

I can't even get a UK manual for it. But have got key fob covers and rear screen sunblind plus clear anti-scratch cover for the rear bumper - all BMW OEM parts.

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