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Old 02-11-2018, 01:28 AM
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I reinstalled my custom sub box in the factory location and installed my dash.
camera.

All in all, a good day.

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Old 02-11-2018, 02:26 AM
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I reinstalled my custom sub box in the factory location and installed my dash.
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All in all, a good day.

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Any pics? I still need to put a jl stealthbox in the factory sub location and I want dashcams too. Would be nice seeing what others have done.
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Old 02-11-2018, 02:32 AM
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Any pics? I still need to put a jl stealthbox in the factory sub location and I want dashcams too. Would be nice seeing what others have done.
I did this. I値l post some pics later. Btw the JL Steatbox sounds phenomenal!
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Old 02-13-2018, 01:26 AM
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Hi everyone!
This is my first post on this forum.
Re glued the "sound proofing/water proofing liners in the rear passenger doors.
The rear foot wells were flooded after a heavy rain,checked here on the forum and discovered that i am not the only one who had the nasty surprise of having water seeping in.
The previous (idiot)owner did some work on the rear doors and was too lazy to glue back the liners.
I bought my X5 4.4L about a month ago,came with a lots of little defects and one big defect...cracked radiator+swollen water hoses and old serpentine belt.
$1200 later i had all these replaced.
The rear hatch(upper part) of the trunk simply died.
Got the actuator replaced and now is ok.
Topped up the gas in the air conditioning system.
I learned about all these issues here on the forum.
Many thanks to those who wrote those write ups and opinions about fixing these issues!
Andrew
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Old 02-13-2018, 01:27 AM
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I grew a set of balls and decided to tackle the OBD display repair in my gauge cluster. No big deal right? Just some patience is all. There isn't really one good video or write that I've found the describes the process thoroughly but with bits and pieces from hours of viewing I figured I could get the job done. I got everything down to the cluster and board with the needles still on. I didn't really find one good tutorial on needle removal but saw plenty on how to do it the wrong way. I made a custom tool to line up under the clock spring bushing on the back of the board and proceeded to carefully pull the temp needle off. The whole shaft came off minus the spring and bushing. Ugh! I decided to stop right there.

I can't believe that shaft pulled out of the motor and through the brass spring bushing. Maybe I should have wiggled the needle a bit, who knows but I'm not going to go any further and screw anything else up. I may not have a temp gauge. I won't know until I test it. I did change the bulbs at the back of the cluster so I can actually read the mileage and service warnings. That will be nice. I also installed new xenon filled halogen bulbs in my high beams and discovered I've got HID's in my lows. I never looked that close but they are due for a change as well. Tomorrow I'm going to try and fix my steering adjustment or lack thereof. I can't wait for things to warm up so I can really dig into things. It only got up to 36 today.
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Old 02-13-2018, 04:36 PM
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Replaced the climate control buttons with ones I ordered off ebay. Now the fan button doesn't fall off ever other time its touched
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Old 02-13-2018, 06:05 PM
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Any pics? I still need to put a jl stealthbox in the factory sub location and I want dashcams too. Would be nice seeing what others have done.

Here's some pics of mine installed. If I recall correctly the install was a breeze as everything you need need is in trunk (factory amp, battery, etc.)
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Old 02-13-2018, 10:06 PM
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Looks good. I want to do the stealth sub to hide it all. But that doesn't look bad exposed at all.
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Replaced the climate control buttons with ones I ordered off ebay. Now the fan button doesn't fall off ever other time its touched
It's the little things right? Today I tried to figure out why my voice command and bluetooth don't work. Well, you have to have it installed in order for it to work don't ya? Another seller lied, what a surprise. I muddled with my vertical steering adjuster and found that operating the motor while the replacement part isn't fully seated was the wrong thing to do. $50 down the drain. I ordered a new but not before figuring out the right way to install it. It will not happen again. It's only $50 but it still hurts. Especially when you know you screwed up. The cable frayed because it wasn't seated correctly. I replaced my wipers and rear tail lights so the day was not lost.

I priced out the cost of a bluetooth module and voice activation module and yikes! I either need to find a wrecked truck or just buy an android head unit. The trouble is, my factory unit works great and no screen issues but somebody might want it. Time to look at new head units and speakers...again. Tomorrow I might pull the drivers door apart and see why the handle has trouble engaging.
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Hi everyone!
This is my first post on this forum.
Re glued the "sound proofing/water proofing liners in the rear passenger doors.
The rear foot wells were flooded after a heavy rain,checked here on the forum and discovered that i am not the only one who had the nasty surprise of having water seeping in.
The previous (idiot)owner did some work on the rear doors and was too lazy to glue back the liners.
I bought my X5 4.4L about a month ago,came with a lots of little defects and one big defect...cracked radiator+swollen water hoses and old serpentine belt.
$1200 later i had all these replaced.
The rear hatch(upper part) of the trunk simply died.
Got the actuator replaced and now is ok.
Topped up the gas in the air conditioning system.
I learned about all these issues here on the forum.
Many thanks to those who wrote those write ups and opinions about fixing these issues!
Andrew
Nice job! Not fun but satisfying none the less.
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