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Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum 05-14-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,135
Posted By trapdoor
Why not just buy one from an ebay seller that...

Why not just buy one from an ebay seller that ships to the UK (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BMW-E46-E39-E38-X5-X3-CD-Wechsler-MP3-Player-CP600BMW-/130498001107)?

Like the idea though - shame it doesn't...
Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum 04-22-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 927
Posted By trapdoor
You are seldom if ever going to get a decent...

You are seldom if ever going to get a decent signal with the antenna setup available to vehicles. I'm surprised just how good it actually is, considering I don't have a Log Periodic antenna on a 50...
Forum: UK Forum 02-25-2011, 04:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,408
Posted By trapdoor
OK, replying to a fairly old thread, but you have...

OK, replying to a fairly old thread, but you have posted two different types of VM. The one in the small photo is the VM that is for ibus cars, the ones in the larger photo are for MOST bus cars (the...
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 02-23-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,008
Posted By trapdoor
I don't have access to the TIS at the moment, but...

I don't have access to the TIS at the moment, but looking at the ETK, it doesn't show any bowden cables on the manual aircon panel, so it 'looks' like it's all electronic.

I'm certain it won't do...
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 02-23-2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,008
Posted By trapdoor
You have to remove the Climate Control Module to...

You have to remove the Climate Control Module to access the radio. AFAIR, once you have removed the 2 screws from the top edge, if you grasp the Climate module at each side, it should withdraw - it's...
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 02-22-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,329
Posted By trapdoor
Replacing interior door opener handles

I have just replaced the nasty black interior door opener handles on my August 2004 X3 with the later 'matt chrome' type. I have done a writeup with photo's in case anyone else wants to do this as...
Forum: Submit an Article 02-22-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,141
Posted By trapdoor
Replacing interior door opener handles

I have just replaced the nasty black interior door opener handles on my August 2004 X3 with the later 'matt chrome' type. I have done a writeup with photo's in case anyone else wants to do this as...
Forum: UK Forum 02-07-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,614
Posted By trapdoor
You have to STORE voice-dialled contacts in the...

You have to STORE voice-dialled contacts in the BMW phonebook before you can use them. This phonebook is stored in the Bluetooth ULF, it's not the same as the phone's phonebook. Say 'help' after the...
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 01-12-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,048
Posted By trapdoor
Yes, exactly the same for me - front sensor...

Yes, exactly the same for me - front sensor intermittent and causing a solid tone.

Dealer just changed one of the ultrasonic sensors under warranty for me - I assume there must have been a code...
Forum: Navigation System 12-13-2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,474
Posted By trapdoor
:wow: Not right I'm afraid. DVB-T (UK...

:wow:

Not right I'm afraid.

DVB-T (UK DTT) Runs within the current UHF band and the multiplex frequencies are interspersed between analogue channels in pre-DSO area's and in post-DSO areas...
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 09-11-2010, 05:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,346
Posted By trapdoor
I removed both interior side panels from my X3...

I removed both interior side panels from my X3 when replacing the lashdown rails and also when I replaced the TV tuner - it's a real PITA and something that has to be done in a strict order as...
Forum: Navigation System 08-21-2010, 05:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,527
Posted By trapdoor
I think the antennae are a real compromise, even...

I think the antennae are a real compromise, even with diversity. I replaced my analogue tuner with a Hybrid as we have now gone DSO, but the performance of the tuner/antenna leaves a lot to be...
Forum: Navigation System 08-16-2010, 09:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,463
Posted By trapdoor
Are you getting 'Wheel Speed' indications in the...

Are you getting 'Wheel Speed' indications in the diagnostic screen? If not, then this will show your position as being out when compared to reality.

Had this issue in my E46 where I was always...
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 07-21-2010, 03:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,364
Posted By trapdoor
Yeah, plastic spatua's are good .... glad you got...

Yeah, plastic spatua's are good .... glad you got it sorted. I just hate any kind or rattle.
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 07-20-2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,364
Posted By trapdoor
They just 'pop out' of the headlining. I have...

They just 'pop out' of the headlining. I have removed mine several times. Just get your fingernails in between the panel and headlining and gently prise the panel down with a kind of pushing force...
Forum: Navigation System 05-31-2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By trapdoor
When I had the retrofit done in my E46, I had...

When I had the retrofit done in my E46, I had exactly the same issue - in a nutshell, it transpired that the retrofit loom as supplied by BMW had a wiring error whereby the wheel speed sensor pin the...
Forum: Navigation System 05-03-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,087
Posted By trapdoor
Because it's almost as complicated to fit - it...

Because it's almost as complicated to fit - it replaces the whole of the handle/light strip & it costs about 10 times as much (if not more) than one of the cheapo Hong Kong/China import ones. I...
Forum: Navigation System 04-24-2010, 03:04 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,087
Posted By trapdoor
Mrs has a Prius which has a backup camera - it...

Mrs has a Prius which has a backup camera - it goes B&W at night and seems to work ok off the light from the reversing lights. I assume these do the same. Her camera doesn't look straight back, but...
Forum: Navigation System 04-23-2010, 05:38 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,087
Posted By trapdoor
I looked at some detail at this type of camera,...

I looked at some detail at this type of camera, and took the light out on my X3. All that comes out is the white cover - there appears to be some kind of PCB that runs across the length of the handle...
Forum: Navigation System 03-22-2010, 06:28 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,087
Posted By trapdoor
Part is no. 3 - Bracket Navigation computer/Video...

Part is no. 3 - Bracket Navigation computer/Video module 1 65103405144 $58.48
Forum: Navigation System 02-22-2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 771
Posted By trapdoor
Remember though, you only get Traffic Advisories...

Remember though, you only get Traffic Advisories and icons on the map when you are in Route Guidance mode. Just in map view, you won't get any icons or 'black arrows' on the road.

To see if TMC...
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 02-15-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 767
Posted By trapdoor
It's easy ;) If you look at the front of...

It's easy ;)

If you look at the front of the pedal where it meets the floor, you will see a round plastic 'stud'. You need to pry this out and underneath is either a TORX bolt or an Allen (HEX)...
Forum: Bluetooth 02-10-2010, 08:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,072
Posted By trapdoor
You need to press and HOLD the 'talky man' button...

You need to press and HOLD the 'talky man' button - if VR is active, then you will hear a beep. If not, you don't have the option coded (read bought and paid for) for your car.

I had the same...
Forum: Navigation System 02-08-2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,072
Posted By trapdoor
Hmmm ... looks about right :thumbup: Again, it...

Hmmm ... looks about right :thumbup: Again, it will depend on the RGBS inputs because you will be tapping off the existing RGBS to the bordmonitor, but as long as it doesn't sink the signals it...
Forum: Navigation System 02-06-2010, 06:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,072
Posted By trapdoor
You need a converter that has RGB+COMPOSITE SYNC...

You need a converter that has RGB+COMPOSITE SYNC or RGBS - you can't use RGsB (RGB + Sync on Green) or RGBHV (RGB+ Horizontal & Vertical Sync). You will need to hunt for the correct standards...
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