Well, this is rather worrying – I seem to be getting things done. After some overdue plumbing DIY, I was flushed with success, so I immediately went outside and laid into the X5.
Okay, so it was only the CD cassette stuck in the system, which now seems like a very old-fashioned problem to have. I still like CDS, as many Autocar readers do. Rather than meekly pressing the eject bottom, I shoved a try square into the mechanism. Not normally part of a car toolkit, but surprisingly effective. Apparently you can use a credit card, but it proved too small.