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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-22-2007, 09:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,537
Posted By john348
I posted some time ago that I have a UK 3.0d 2005...

I posted some time ago that I have a UK 3.0d 2005 and after stripping out most of the boot (trunk) I could not find the plug. The collective wisdom was that it should be there but I am absolutely...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-16-2007, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By john348
Thanks Do you mean I cannot use the old...

Thanks

Do you mean I cannot use the old sensor? I have looked at the rears and they look like there is still some pad left but I didn't try to take them out to really check. Is it difficult...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-16-2007, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By john348
Brake pads

Hi all

My "check brake linings" and red light came on not long after the first service. I asked and they said surprisingly they did not check the pads at a service!!!! So I bought some pads and...
Forum: Bluetooth 03-07-2007, 06:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 803
Posted By john348
That is strange because mine suddenly is doing...

That is strange because mine suddenly is doing the same on outgoing but works fine on incoming. When you say reset bluetooth do you just mean delete all pairs and start again?

Thanks

John
Forum: The Lounge 02-25-2007, 08:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,182
Posted By john348
Will you take a picture of $40,000 using Paypal

Will you take a picture of $40,000 using Paypal
Forum: Navigation System 12-15-2006, 05:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,534
Posted By john348
any suggestions on an I bus adapter

any suggestions on an I bus adapter
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-13-2006, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By john348
When looking around for a new car when my RR went...

When looking around for a new car when my RR went bad. How about engine in 90000miles (lucky they usually go at 60000), 2 gear boxes, air suspension, front drive (cost a fortune), door locks, air...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-27-2006, 06:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,971
Posted By john348
But there have already been trials of speed...

But there have already been trials of speed limiters based on GPS technology this year. I think there is a voluntary scheme to use it at the moment in the UK.

I would like to know what is in the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-24-2006, 04:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,107
Posted By john348
This has been discussed a lot in the past. The...

This has been discussed a lot in the past. The problem is that that connector being AV (audio and video) needs a video source to work if not it mutes the sound. The normal 4 ring jack fits and if...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-23-2006, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,332
Posted By john348
Not sure what you mean. Do you mean the Traffic...

Not sure what you mean. Do you mean the Traffic management channel (TMC) that comes up on the nav. That is in the nav system. It picks up the messages (same as trafficmaster) from the carrier from...
Forum: Bluetooth 11-18-2006, 03:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 696
Posted By john348
strange fault

If I dial from the downloaded phone book I get no receive audio although people tell me they can hear me. If I dial from the phone itself I get proper audio on the car system via BT. It used to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-17-2006, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By john348
I use an optimate to keep the battery in tiptop...

I use an optimate to keep the battery in tiptop condition. I would think that if it is disconnected the shelf life would be a long time and you would not get a complete discharge anyway. Just give...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-17-2006, 03:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 834
Posted By john348
I know mercs pull to the left and they blame the...

I know mercs pull to the left and they blame the camber of the road. They fix it by putting stagger (so it pulls to the right all the time). THey havew found that different tyres make a difference....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-14-2006, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 637
Posted By john348
Happened to me as well did not seem to matter...

Happened to me as well did not seem to matter what I did it carried on for the whole journey of about 40 miles. I left it for 20 mins and it carried on with the problem. Sometimes I saw a fleeting...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-10-2006, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,893
Posted By john348
I cannot put my finger on it (or perhaps foot). ...

I cannot put my finger on it (or perhaps foot). It is only sometimes and so catches you out even more. I think the problem is then that you push the pedal more (in blind panic) and this then when...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-10-2006, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,893
Posted By john348
THis is a very very common problem. There is a...

THis is a very very common problem. There is a rumour that there is a software fix but it has had mixed results. Mine does it a lot and I cannot find a common theme like hot or when slowing from a...
Forum: Navigation System 09-06-2006, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,226
Posted By john348
I think it takes some time to get the messages. ...

I think it takes some time to get the messages. THey are ordinary sms type messages but sent within the radio carrier. You might find they only start coming after quite a few minutes from each time...
Forum: The Lounge 08-29-2006, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 895
Posted By john348
THe computer I worked on doing hardware and...

THe computer I worked on doing hardware and software was the NASCOM! It was a home computer but never marketed properly. I worked for LUCAS who owned it at the time.

John
Forum: The Lounge 08-29-2006, 09:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 895
Posted By john348
One of my first jobs was to design a floppy disk...

One of my first jobs was to design a floppy disk interface for a home computer. Way way before PCs. Before that it was all tape drives (or cards at college). It is amazing how you could put the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-21-2006, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 700
Posted By john348
If you use supermarket diesel you could quite...

If you use supermarket diesel you could quite well have used bio fuel anyway.

John
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-08-2006, 04:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,472
Posted By john348
Of course in the UK fog lights are illegal unless...

Of course in the UK fog lights are illegal unless the visability is less than 150 Metres. I think this is because fog lights unlike normal lights are not 'checked' for direction etc as part of the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-25-2006, 03:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 743
Posted By john348
Yes it is under warranty and thye first service...

Yes it is under warranty and thye first service is coming soon. I will mention it then. THe only problem with shrugging it off is that when the screen was mucking around sometimes it made a...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-24-2006, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 743
Posted By john348
strange problem

Today on way back from the UK Motorshow I had a very strange fault on the screen. The screen suddenly started flashing on and off and kept opening and closing the screen to get at the tape drive. ...
Forum: Bluetooth 07-01-2006, 03:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,250
Posted By john348
I have to push hard to get mine to connect. I...

I have to push hard to get mine to connect. I think there is a little ridge to 'click' the antenna in and this pushes the connector away unless I am firm.

John
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-16-2006, 03:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By john348
but the HID lights have a lever built in to...

but the HID lights have a lever built in to change the dipping. I went to the dealer and got them to show me where it was becasue I could not find the levers as they have been changed in the new...
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