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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By bmwbob89
You need someone with a GT1 or similar diagnostic...

You need someone with a GT1 or similar diagnostic tool. Then you can scan it and see what is wrong. Mine just needed a holder for the front one that was broken. It also had the long beep. There is a...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By bmwbob89
Look on eBay. There is a guy who repairs them for...

Look on eBay. There is a guy who repairs them for a fair price.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By bmwbob89
Do some searching. There is a post with...

Do some searching. There is a post with instructions on closing it and then disabling it. I've done it to ta few of them. Not too hard and it works.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-27-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By bmwbob89
Look around here a little. Do a search. I just...

Look around here a little. Do a search. I just answered this a week or so ago.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-27-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By bmwbob89
Sorry posted on the wrong thread.

Sorry posted on the wrong thread.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-16-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By bmwbob89
Here ya go! ...

Here ya go!

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=284615&highlight=panaramic+roof
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-16-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By bmwbob89
Yes do a search. There are directions on how to...

Yes do a search. There are directions on how to disable the rear roof. I've done it on several vehicles and it is a great fix.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-07-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By bmwbob89
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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-07-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,950
Posted By bmwbob89
I've seen them go into transport mode. It should...

I've seen them go into transport mode. It should not happen but it does. You need a GTI or a compatible computer to release it.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-03-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,526
Posted By bmwbob89
Here are the instructions I found and they are...

Here are the instructions I found and they are from TFH.
https://docs.google.com/document/edi...thkey=CJOxga4O

I will do this today or tomorrow and report back. One of the front sliders was...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-04-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By bmwbob89
Owners manual is the most unread book in the...

Owners manual is the most unread book in the world!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-14-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 974
Posted By bmwbob89
Retail on coil is about 58.00 they charge you for...

Retail on coil is about 58.00 they charge you for fault checking and the repair. Not to say that is not a bit high but welcome to BMW ownership.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-12-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By bmwbob89
You might be able to get a extendable mirror down...

You might be able to get a extendable mirror down there and look. Its kinda hard to see.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-12-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By bmwbob89
Check the lower intake boot for cracks/splits at...

Check the lower intake boot for cracks/splits at the hose that goers to the idle valve. Common issue.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-12-2013, 04:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,426
Posted By bmwbob89
Make sure the smaller hose at the top of the tank...

Make sure the smaller hose at the top of the tank is fully seated. It is rather difficult to get it completely snapped in. Look at another one and make sure yours is seated.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-04-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By bmwbob89
Have a shop put the car in the air and drive it....

Have a shop put the car in the air and drive it. You can then find the noise.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-14-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 717
Posted By bmwbob89
To disable the key they have to go into the...

To disable the key they have to go into the system with the computer and manually do it. Its worth the labor to get this done. Make sure you have all of your keys with you so they know which one to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-09-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,748
Posted By bmwbob89
The noise is most likely the interior temp sensor...

The noise is most likely the interior temp sensor fan in the heater panel. Take a listen and see . It should power down after a while.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-01-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,622
Posted By bmwbob89
Why not diagnose the leak first. Throwing parts...

Why not diagnose the leak first. Throwing parts at it is not a great solution.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-01-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,226
Posted By bmwbob89
They updated it so it doesn't freeze shut with...

They updated it so it doesn't freeze shut with sludge and destroy your engine.
Moisture accumulating in the engine oil separator; hose to oil dipstick guide tube; or the orifice in the dipstick...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-23-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,622
Posted By bmwbob89
Its the Auto Trans thermostat. Get a new one and...

Its the Auto Trans thermostat. Get a new one and install it. It is needed and I would not drive it with it in pieces. Remove it completely and you can drive it a little. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-16-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 889
Posted By bmwbob89
Yep I think you have found the answer. Good thing...

Yep I think you have found the answer. Good thing somebody noticed it before the lines leaked and caused you another tow. You would not have completely lost your brakes but the pedal would have...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-15-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 889
Posted By bmwbob89
The brackets probably got bent at some point....

The brackets probably got bent at some point. Most likely during towing at some point. I seem to remember this happening to another model from a tow. I will give it a little more thought.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-11-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,307
Posted By bmwbob89
If it is making an electric motor whirring sound...

If it is making an electric motor whirring sound you are going to need a starter. The solenoid or the Bendix is bad. You can try tapping with a piece of wood while somebody else cranks it and see if...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-10-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,826
Posted By bmwbob89
I just went out and looked at the bottles of...

I just went out and looked at the bottles of Valvoline I have and they do not say LL-01 on them. So I guess if your going to go 15k on an oil change you might want to look at the Mobil 1 label and...
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