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Old 11-29-2009, 01:08 PM
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Newbie Saying Hello & Showing Off a Few Mods

Hi Folks and a big hello from a particularly wet England at the mo.

I've used this forum for information and advice for a while now and thought I should join to say thanks.

I'm the proud owner of a 2005 X5 4.4i V8 Sport in Toledo Blue with beige Nappa Leather. Lots and lots of extras which I won't bore you with the full spec.

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I had the car proffessionally detailed a few months ago as the paint finish was particularly dull, the full write up can be seen here...

V8 BMW X5 - Full 2 day Swissvax Correction with Onyx - Detailing World


I've been a member of X5Drivers Forum ( BMW X5 • Index page ) for a while now and picked up loads of mod ideas from there that I've undertaken, including:

Rear Sub and Amp Install





Rear AC Schnitzer Spoiler



Intravee & Alpine KCA iPod connection with iPod installed in centre compartment



Glass screen mod to Nav Screen



Chrome Dash Cluster Rings



Lots of other minor mods too which I can't be bothered to write up as well.
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Old 11-29-2009, 02:30 PM
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Old 11-29-2009, 02:56 PM
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Great looking car and nice mods.Congrats..
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What is the glass nav screen mod?
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Old 11-29-2009, 04:55 PM
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What is the glass nav screen mod?
A few keen modders on X5Drivers have done this. Put simply it is inserting a piece if thin glass on top of the Nav Screen to give a shiney glass look rather than the original dull finish.

I acknowledge the reason for the anti-glare finish but I've not encountered any issues with reflections.

Basically you take the Nav unit out carefully remove screen, split casing on screen and insert a thin piece of glass, best place to source correct size piece of glass is typically from a picture frame. It's quite crude but looks really good when installed.

Not sure if it's any clearer in this picture, this is before I changed the splash screen.
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A few keen modders on X5Drivers have done this. Put simply it is inserting a piece if thin glass on top of the Nav Screen to give a shiney glass look rather than the original dull finish.

I acknowledge the reason for the anti-glare finish but I've not encountered any issues with reflections.

Basically you take the Nav unit out carefully remove screen, split casing on screen and insert a thin piece of glass, best place to source correct size piece of glass is typically from a picture frame. It's quite crude but looks really good when installed.

Not sure if it's any clearer in this picture, this is before I changed the splash screen.



That looks amazing
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Old 11-29-2009, 05:26 PM
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Welcome! Very nice X.

I just cant get over how lucky you guys are to have no orange reflectors in your factory lights.
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Old 11-29-2009, 05:40 PM
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Welcome! Very nice X.

I just cant get over how lucky you guys are to have no orange reflectors in your factory lights.

Pre-facelift models have orange reflectors over here
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