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Clockwork 03-26-2011 03:08 AM

did my first upgrade today. I installed the LED bulbs in the dead spot (euro rear fogs) on the back of my X. I'm glad to say its such a super easy process, but I have learned that I need brighter 1156 LED bulbs . Mine glow, but not nearly as bright as the bulbs do, so I need to remedy that :)
(edit: bought and installed 24 LED SMD bulbs and they are sweeeeet bright - e-bay)

Clockwork 03-26-2011 05:51 PM

Today was LED angel Eye bulb replacement and it was a wonderful upgrade!! Had to unbolt the 3 10mm nuts to move the PS fluid and air box (I think from memory) to access drivers side, but all in all VERY fast and super simple.
Also wired up the H11 wire connectors to the HID wire harness for plug and play action once my factory projector fogs arrive (any day). Oh I love the light upgrades.
Now to buy some smoked signal repeaters!!!
OH and programmed my universal garage remote.

Clockwork 04-20-2011 01:39 AM

installed smoked signal repeaters, HID's in the fogs (but I need error free resistor packs to fix strobing, but they are ordered) and installed LED license plate lights. Looks more modern.
added 40% tint to the front two windows to complete the factory tint job. 40% is exact match.

eddii 04-20-2011 04:59 PM

I fitted a new bonnet emblem (Black and Silver carbon) :)

MINIz guy 04-20-2011 06:43 PM

Not today, but yesterday I struggled with hardwiring a V1 on our X5. It is a 12/02 production MY2003 X5; however, it didn't follow pre-facelift rules or MY2003 rules but rather MY2004 rules and I had to tap all three Homelink wires before finding a 12V switched wire. Didn't have the motivation to find a place for the concealed display anymore after that.

After, I had to get the caked on salt from the winter out of the carpets. Even with a steam cleaner and a shop vac, I was only able to get it 70% clean. At least I have a clean feeling car for the trip to Boston tomorrow.

Still need to do an exterior clean and to try to address some rust on the X5. All of that is left for the summer, though.

Nik 04-23-2011 07:24 PM

I changed my stock 18" style 58 wheels to 19" style 63 once. I realy love the style 87s but could get them just yet and got theese and am prety happy with them. Looks bunch better.

RMak 04-26-2011 08:39 AM

Done yesterday:

new expansion tank
new thermostat
new brake pads and sensors

Trying to get things taken care of for my summer road trips.

Schtonky 04-26-2011 08:44 AM

Installed Philips Extreme +80% H7 Globes in my e53 Low Beams.
Really white Bright and Clear focus. Highly recommended if you can handle the expense. ($84 AU) and lifespan (about 2 years).

J.Belknap 04-26-2011 11:52 AM

Caved in and ordered a vanity plate.


tavo80816 04-26-2011 12:17 PM

New radiator

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