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Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 10-27-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By rh71
Dead instrument cluster

08 @ 70k miles - started yesterday with a completely dead instrument cluster. All lights on it plus the speedo/RPM needles aren't working. Idrive screen is fine (other than clock and date are reset...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-03-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,419
Posted By rh71
I have one of those brake fluid testers that...

I have one of those brake fluid testers that tells you the % that is water when you dip it in the brake fluid reservoir. Are these useless if it's only testing the portion I can actually reach? ...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-16-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By rh71
I'm in NY snow and run my staggered set-up year...

I'm in NY snow and run my staggered set-up year round. I have all-season Conti DWS and not the stock summer rubber though. I love keeping the look and not having to swap tires twice a year. We had...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-16-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,745
Posted By rh71
I got the same Autocraft replacement which has...

I got the same Autocraft replacement which has been working great for years now. You can find it at Advance Auto Parts stores. https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/o/car-battery

Don't forget to get...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-16-2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,214
Posted By rh71
Just linking to thread for future reference:...

Just linking to thread for future reference: https://xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/x5-e70-forum/75742-drainpipe-panorama-sunroof-diy-e70.html Post #53.
Forum: X5 (F15) Forum 10-24-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,010
Posted By rh71
I don't know but if history is any teacher, stay...

I don't know but if history is any teacher, stay away from first-year run models. ;)
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 09-27-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,247
Posted By rh71
Save yourself the headache and just buy genuine...

Save yourself the headache and just buy genuine because I bought $15 knock-off replacements and it faded after a year and looked like crap so I ended up spending more than if I had just bought...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 09-20-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 828
Posted By rh71
The car will certainly not shut off and...

The car will certainly not shut off and shouldn't. I've frequently ran inside to the ATM or the house while just locking the door via outside door handle (I hate having to restart the car for a...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-30-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 908
Posted By rh71
Wow, I'm going to complain to BMW that I didn't...

Wow, I'm going to complain to BMW that I didn't get a brand name sunroof.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-21-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,348
Posted By rh71
What did you do about the hatch module? Is it...

What did you do about the hatch module? Is it the issue where it doesn't open via comfort access before door unlock? Did you replace the module on the right rear panel and it's working now? I...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-27-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,200
Posted By rh71
The problem is brake dust really sticks onto...

The problem is brake dust really sticks onto Plastidip, despite hard scrubbing. A smooth surface of a stock rim is much easier to clean / maintain especially with the products you alluded to. I've...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-27-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,913
Posted By rh71
Does it tack on slightly and we heat it to shrink...

Does it tack on slightly and we heat it to shrink wrap it on or is it simple stick-on (which may seem harder to size/apply with)?
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-27-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,048
Posted By rh71
I think you're on the same idrive CIC version as...

I think you're on the same idrive CIC version as my '08. I'm on an Android S8+, but the AUX function is pretty basic - nothing shows on screen other than it stating you're on AUX. So the AUX cable...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-27-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,200
Posted By rh71
^ go for it, post pics!

^ go for it, post pics!
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-26-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,200
Posted By rh71
OP, what color is your car? I agree with the...

OP, what color is your car? I agree with the above that silver pops better on lighter cars while darker can go either way. A few years back I decided on some style 433s that only came in gunmetal...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-26-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,913
Posted By rh71
This shall be my next project as my light poplar...

This shall be my next project as my light poplar wood trim has cracks on at least 3 of them (and I baby this car so it shouldn't happen). So I saw you can get this stuff for $20 on Amazon? I'm not...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-26-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,205
Posted By rh71
Water will still get into the track as per normal...

Water will still get into the track as per normal operation without the sunroof being open since it isn't a tight seal. Water is still supposed to be routed down the drain tubes under that scenario....
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-26-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,205
Posted By rh71
Sunroof Drain Clogged / Water in Trunk - Fix

Symptom: After reading a few threads on a couple of these boards, I didn't find a clear resolution for the standing water in the rear left electronics compartment (other than "clear the front drain...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-25-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,849
Posted By rh71
Crazing effect on the lens or on the road being...

Crazing effect on the lens or on the road being illuminated? Didn't have an issue with the latter and now I don't see either to be honest.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-23-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,545
Posted By rh71
New symptom today - crackling noise through the...

New symptom today - crackling noise through the speakers when I open the doors to get in. So it dawned on me there's an electrical issue and I check the trunk. Have standing water in the left well...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-22-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,849
Posted By rh71
Mine looked like it had so many rock chips (like...

Mine looked like it had so many rock chips (like post #12 above) I decided to use lamin-x and just covered the whole lens up with a slight tint. I know it's not ideal to darken the headlamps, but...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-21-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,545
Posted By rh71
This post is from 5 years ago, but I'm seeing...

This post is from 5 years ago, but I'm seeing this issue now on my 2008 and there's no resolution listed. To further describe the issue:

- car is off/locked, keys in pocket and first approaching...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 03-11-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,931
Posted By rh71
I think what you're experiencing is common and...

I think what you're experiencing is common and "normal". We don't get heat through the rear (not 4-zone climate either) unless it gets real hot in the fronts first and it somehow circulates to the...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 03-11-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,150
Posted By rh71
Good info. Curious though, is there any point in...

Good info. Curious though, is there any point in pulling the parking brake just before shutting the engine off like I always do if it's going to engage anyway? Or am I misunderstanding something?
...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-17-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By rh71
I had gunmetal on my alpine white and didn't like...

I had gunmetal on my alpine white and didn't like it at all. On a space gray, absolutely, but didn't work on the white. I would either leave it as silver or go black, which is what I dipped mine...
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