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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-28-2016, 05:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 283
Posted By David Covell
location of cabin air recirculation port 2001 X5 3.0

Trying to locate the cabin air recirculation port on a BMW X5 2001 3.0. This port has a
baffle controlled by the dashboard recirculation button. I can hear the baffle open/close
when activated,...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-19-2016, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By David Covell
update

For those of you offering help with this problem:

1. yes, all four brakes locked up
2. yes, the car could not be driven
3. yes, the abs indicator lights on the instrument panel were on
4. yes,...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-16-2016, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By David Covell
abs locked in cold weather, X5 3.0 2001

Abs locked when on recent trip in the cold (~20 degrees F). Vehicle could not be driven,
so it was flat-bedded to the repair shop. No abs codes were found, and vehicle was no
longer showing the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-03-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By David Covell
lubricating heater fan

Would like to know it the dashboard heater fan can be lubricated through the vents. Heater fan would not activate. Replaced Terminal Resistor and fan works. However, occasionally fan will not start...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-18-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 983
Posted By David Covell
fyi on resetting oil service light

FYI,

If you hold the odometer button in on the second press for a long time, the entire
array of dash lights will come on. A release and single press changes nothing. Dash
lights will go off...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-15-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 983
Posted By David Covell
Still unable to reset oil service light.

Thanks QSilver7 for your detailed response. However, oil service light still coming on.
The current indicator color is amber, so the fuel consumption appears to be met. Since
I have never reset...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-10-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 983
Posted By David Covell
reset oil service light

I realize this topic has been visited MANY times in this forum, but these solutions do not work in my case. For the first time my 2001 X5 3.0, with over 201K miles, is giving me a oil service...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-26-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 445
Posted By David Covell
tailgate latch

Like many others, my upper tailgate can no longer be released by the inside lock, or the touch tab above the license plate. However, the remote can be used to trigger the latch. After reading blogs...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-20-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 420
Posted By David Covell
odd noise in front left with acceleration

I have a 2001 X5 that has recently developed an unusual symptom that is hard to explain. When the car has not been driven for an extended period of time, there will be a 'swooshing' sound accompanied...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-08-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,108
Posted By David Covell
new fan doesn't solve problem

Replacedaux fan today. Not a big job. Still no ac. Before I make my next step, I would like to ask where to find the 50 amp fuse behind the glove box. Looked into the courtesy light area, where there...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-25-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,108
Posted By David Covell
update on ac

Ac still not working. Here's my checklist:

1. double checked ac fuses (34,48) O.K.

2. aux fan begins to spin with +12 volts across terminals. Does anyone know know which pins to check for...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-21-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,108
Posted By David Covell
AC not working 2001 X5

Looked through the blogs and did not appear to find my exact situation. AC stopped working after reliably producing 40F at the vents. Pressure test indicated 115 psi, so 134a does not appear to be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 216
Posted By David Covell
AC not working 2001 X5

Looked through the blogs and did not appear to find my exact situation. AC stopped working after reliably producing 40F at the vents. Pressure test indicated 115 psi, so 134a does not appear to be...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-18-2010, 08:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,223
Posted By David Covell
driver's side door latch assembly

I have a 2001 X5 with a driver's door that cannot be opened from the inside. Followed
he instructions for repair of the carrier (512182243615). When I finally got the parts
out, the tab that...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-09-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,742
Posted By David Covell
Cool replacing interior door handle 2001 X5

Interior door handle broke yesterday on my 2001 X5. Makes getting out of vehicle more interesting. Looking for threads on removing driver's door panel, or any other
instructions about how to...
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