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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-24-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By vettmann
Dealer took care of it for me about two years ago...

Dealer took care of it for me about two years ago free of charge and the 2-1 shift is much better.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-29-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,146
Posted By vettmann
I have a 2005 and the rain sensor will not turn...

I have a 2005 and the rain sensor will not turn the wipers on unless you turn the wipers off and then back to rain sensor (on) again. So if your wipers are working with the rain sensor and you shut...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-29-2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,519
Posted By vettmann
37 Degree outside temp warning

Any way to disable the warning chime that comes up on the driver info screen when the outside temp drops to 37 degrees or less. Everytime it happens I think theres something wrong with the car and...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-10-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 933
Posted By vettmann
Take the Jeep with the warranty and don't look...

Take the Jeep with the warranty and don't look back. The X5 is a better driving, handling vehicle but be prepared to spend big bucks on an extended warranty or hope for the best but be prepared,...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-01-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 991
Posted By vettmann
The M & S you must be reffering to is...

The M & S you must be reffering to is Manual/Sport Mode. By sliding the shifter to the left it will go into Sport mode which holds the tranny in gear a little longer before upshifting and will...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-15-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,407
Posted By vettmann
I agree, seems like this dealer doesnt have the...

I agree, seems like this dealer doesnt have the troubleshooting knowledge. Since there is no leak the oil is being burned away and must be repaired soon or it will only get worse or cause other...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-15-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,306
Posted By vettmann
Just do a normal Tranny service, not a power...

Just do a normal Tranny service, not a power flush. When you do a power flush, they hook up a machine to your tranny that basically pressure flushes all the fluid out. The problem is that with a...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-12-2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 891
Posted By vettmann
Any good mechanic can change the oil, it isn't...

Any good mechanic can change the oil, it isn't rocket science. Let your mechanic change the oil for $75 and if you want to save even more, supply the oil and parts for him and just pay him for...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-05-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By vettmann
May want to check the fuse. If the fuse checks...

May want to check the fuse. If the fuse checks out then it may be a bad or corroded connection at the base of the bulb.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-16-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 967
Posted By vettmann
No underhood light?

I own a 2005 X5 4.4 since new and I just realized the other day that there is no underhood light. Every car I've ever owned has always had a light under the hood regardless of the price. Do all...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-14-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 849
Posted By vettmann
Thanks for the info, appreciate it!

Thanks for the info, appreciate it!
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-12-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 849
Posted By vettmann
Brake Sensors

Do I have to replace the Brake sensors with the pads if they havent gone off or can I reuse the ones that are there as long as the warning light has not come on? 2005 X5 4.4
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-04-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 933
Posted By vettmann
The insurance rates on used X5's are about the...

The insurance rates on used X5's are about the same on 3.0 and 4.4, the killer for you is your age. At 16 your insurance is going to be high no matter what car you get and unfortunatly thats the way...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-03-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,839
Posted By vettmann
Heres the link for the location of the Bluetooth...

Heres the link for the location of the Bluetooth module.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=374349&highlight=bluetooth
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-02-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,839
Posted By vettmann
The fuses for the BT module is located at the...

The fuses for the BT module is located at the rear of the vehicle in the right accessory compartment, the other fuses for the radio and the onboard computer is located under the passenger side...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-01-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 37,935
Posted By vettmann
I change the oil every 5,000 - 7,000 miles and...

I change the oil every 5,000 - 7,000 miles and use Mobil One 5w30. I don't feel comfortable going 15K between changes since I own the car and plan on holding on to it for some time. I follow the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-26-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 941
Posted By vettmann
Did your car come with a warantee? If not you...

Did your car come with a warantee? If not you could stand on your head and spit bullets, BMW won't fix it on their dime. I too have a 2005 X5 and I do still have a warantee on it and BMW will not...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-26-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,337
Posted By vettmann
I'm sure there is a way of disabling the seat...

I'm sure there is a way of disabling the seat belt alarm but BMW's have complicated electrical systems and my fear would be that your looking for trouble. Just wear your seat belt and save yourself...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-26-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,382
Posted By vettmann
I have an 05 X5 and the rear wheels are further...

I have an 05 X5 and the rear wheels are further in at the top than the bottom, it's been that way since it was new and is normal, not to worry!
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-23-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,130
Posted By vettmann
Had my 4.4 oil changed at the dealer and the...

Had my 4.4 oil changed at the dealer and the price was about the same. I also pay about the same for my Vette. Synthetic oil changes on V8's usually cost double than a dino oil changes but IMO it...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,011
Posted By vettmann
2005 4.4 w/45K, averages 18.3 (70% highway 30%...

2005 4.4 w/45K, averages 18.3 (70% highway 30% city). Yes they are gas guzzlers!
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-05-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,339
Posted By vettmann
I can tell you from personal experience that the...

I can tell you from personal experience that the BMW X5 is a far better vehicle than the ML. My first ML was a 98 ML320. The car was in the shop about a dozen or so times for problems like the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-01-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,354
Posted By vettmann
05 4.4 Tranny question

I have a 2005 4.4 and since new the transmission does a wierd thing. First off the tranny does not downshift back to first until the car almost comes to a complete stop, which is fine however...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-27-2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,839
Posted By vettmann
2005 X5 Bluetooth module

I have an 05 X5 and the bluetooth module has crapped out. I was told that I need a new bluetooth module and will be about $750.00. The module that is in now is a 5th generation. Would I be able to...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-24-2010, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 922
Posted By vettmann
Dealership service experience

I brought my 05 X5 4.4 to the dealership for an oil change, while it was there I asked them to check out the bluetooth since it has locked up on me, display simply reads "please wait" and thats it,...
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