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Forum: BMW SAV Items Wanted to Buy 04-12-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By rh71
Have 1 in very good condition available (in...

Have 1 in very good condition available (in LI/NY) for anyone still looking.
Forum: BMW SAV Items for Sale 04-08-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,838
Posted By rh71
Headlamps still available? Please also see PM.

Headlamps still available? Please also see PM.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 06-18-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By rh71
I can't recall which fuse I tapped into under the...

I can't recall which fuse I tapped into under the passenger footwell, but I can tell you it stays on for 30 minutes after I lock the car and then it cuts out. Just FYI that may be the best you can...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 10-27-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
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: 3,609
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: 840
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: 3,131
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: 3,310
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: 4
Views: 1,782
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: 4,985
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: 1,594
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: 1,273
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: 5,768
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: 1,777
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: 11,589
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: 2,013
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: 1,777
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: 1,777
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: 11,589
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: 4,853
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: 4,853
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: 2,893
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: 1,912
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: 2,893
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: 1,912
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...
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