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      09-12-2019, 01:05 PM   #1

Drives: 2018 BMW X1
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Montreal, QC. Canada

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X1 customization

I own a new 2018 BMW X1 fully loaded. I did quite a bit of customization too. I added LED Fogs in the original housing. LED Turns in the front and back. The back ups were already LED as are the plate lights. Interior are all LED too with Ambient lighting. I added consoled box that looks OEM because somehow BMW thought it would look nice to have an exposed storage box under the armrest so now it's fully covered. I changed the amber turns in the front to LED too and had someone customize software programming for the turbos and options. With the newer Bimmers you can add option by software. So you actually tell the car that you're using LED's so that you don't need resistors etc. I exchanged an interior rear view that has homelink and a compass so that you don't need to drive around with a garage door opener. I found in on Ebay and it's an actually BMW OEM mirror. All most everything is software these days. So with an ODBII cable and a laptop and the software you can program features in to the car. So I have the full keyless entry / exit system. There are a few small lines on the door handle that when you touch these lines you can lock the door. Well mine also locks the doors and windows and sunroof and sunshade and hatch (if open) and finally the mirrors with a 5 second press with your finger. You can also use your hand to unlock the doors and unfold the mirrors and if you keep you hand there it will open the windows and sunroof to air the car. Or you can use the key fob too for both lock/unlock by pressing longer. I also added a color logo projector that shines at night under the 2 front doors with a BMW Performance where the door lights used to be. I added some features the color HUD and digital display and shortened the driver profile. Bimmers are very cool cars. I also bought aftermarket Niche 19" wheels and wider tires (245) for the summer. And I already had the premium sound system (not the HK) and installed tweeters with x overs and a powered sub in the trunk (boot) that has it's own remote with an EQ and x over with a wire that we ran from the trunk to that small secret compartment under the dash. The system is from Pioneer and made the sound system sound really good and clear. The woofers under the two front seats are now being used as lower mids. There's no point in changing the 3"drivers. They're too small to make a significant difference in sound quality. I recommend getting rid of the run-flat tires as they are crappy and expensive. I went with aftermarket 19" Niche wheels and wider tires (245) for the summer. I added a aerosol tire repair kit that comes with a rubber hose that attached to your valve stem and has a chemical inside that seals the hole while it inflates the tire.
Customization is fun if that's what you like.

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      09-13-2019, 10:31 AM   #2
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Drives: E60 F48 F49
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Boston

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I'm curious what features you added to the HUD. I have been using bimmercode but didn't notice anything special, I might have missed it. Our cars had the homelink mirror already, didn't know that it was an option not to get it.. most likely it was because of all the other packages I got.. but if you had the HUD you must have had the technology package already?
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      09-13-2019, 11:35 PM   #3

Drives: BMW X1 - option loaded
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: New Jersey

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In the US, the homelink auto dimming mirror is part of the convenience package - one of the two major packages offered on X1. I chuckle every time when people talking about their "fully loaded" car missing a major package.
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