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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-15-2006, 11:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,589
Posted By powerlord
good man. glad to hear it. :thumbup: you...

good man. glad to hear it. :thumbup:

you did write:

"someone else on the side of the road who needed extinguishing"

so only replying to what I read. pardon me for getting miffed, but...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-15-2006, 03:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,589
Posted By powerlord
what a guy. your humanitarian passion is...

what a guy. your humanitarian passion is overwelming. I suppose now you can stop and watch them burn to death safely. :rolleyes:

stu
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-13-2006, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,364
Posted By powerlord
that looks good. maybe I've got the wrong...

that looks good.

maybe I've got the wrong name, the standard OEM detatchable towbar for the X5. They are called swan necks in the UK because of the S type shape of the bit with the ball on it.
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-13-2006, 10:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,948
Posted By powerlord
anyone know if the stealers in the UK do this or...

anyone know if the stealers in the UK do this or it is just USA ?

stu
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-13-2006, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,364
Posted By powerlord
pit bike tow rack ?

anybody got a motorbike rack for their X5 ?

Like one of these ?

http://www.davecooper.co.uk/bike_racks.htm

http://www.autowbars.co.uk/motorcyclerack.htm

I talked to the company and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-13-2006, 09:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,589
Posted By powerlord
I always carry a similar sized one in my cars. ...

I always carry a similar sized one in my cars.

I have used it to put out an engine fire on my MR2 once.

And another time stopped to put out a car fire on someone elses car.

As long as you...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-13-2006, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By powerlord
beep 3 times (not on the ceiling)

anyone know what 3 beeps mean ?

Got into the car last night and when I started it up it beeped 3 times. Nothing on the computer display.

About 20 mins later it beeped 3 times again...

...
Forum: Navigation System 09-06-2006, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,274
Posted By powerlord
Talking thanks Richard. yeh tried that, and there were no...

thanks Richard. yeh tried that, and there were no messages in the list... so either it was the one minute in UK history with no traffic jams, it's localised, or it's cuffed.

I will investigate...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-06-2006, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By powerlord
Cool aha. makes sense. cheers. stu

aha. makes sense.

cheers.

stu
Forum: Navigation System 09-06-2006, 06:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,916
Posted By powerlord
Smile ok, well I did say it was a dumb question. :) ...

ok, well I did say it was a dumb question. :)

thanks anyway.

I've updated it to 2004 map and TMC anyway, and updated firmware to latest it can go to, so get split screen and stuff. It's a...
Forum: Navigation System 09-06-2006, 06:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,274
Posted By powerlord
yeh mine has the dual tuner. And its...

yeh mine has the dual tuner.

And its picking up.tuned to classic as it's green.

It was grey with my old non TMC CD, and RED when you first switch on (not tuned in).

stu
Forum: Navigation System 09-06-2006, 05:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,274
Posted By powerlord
sig test. :-)

sig test. :-)
Forum: Navigation System 09-06-2006, 04:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,274
Posted By powerlord
Smile ah. thought that might be the case. I did...

ah. thought that might be the case.

I did try stuffing a route in, but obviously it was a traffic free one!

I'll have another play tonight.

I must admit, as a new X5 owner, I'm luvin the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-06-2006, 03:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By powerlord
arm rest top storage bin use ?

In my 2001 X5, the top arm rest bit comes up to reveal 3 shallow areas for storage of stuff.

One of the sections is U shaped and has a spring loaded button thing at the back of it.

Anyone...
Forum: Navigation System 09-06-2006, 03:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,274
Posted By powerlord
TMC is green: where are the roadworks ?

Finally got the right vdo CD with TMC codes for my Mk3.

TMC is now green! wahee !

but in my area (ipswich, UK) there doesn't appear to be any traffic POIs shown anywhere.

If I move the...
Forum: Navigation System 08-30-2006, 05:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,916
Posted By powerlord
mk3 (CD based): speed camera CD ?

Hi, sorry if dumb question, been raking through the posts but still none the wiser.

Is there a 2006 map CD with speed cameras on it (compatible with the MK3 unit), or are they just available on...
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