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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-20-2017, 07:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 165
Posted By halltristan
Front turn signal LED resistor wiring

I need some help. I'm not sure which two wires to splice a resistor to for an LED turn signal bulb. Only doing turn signals. Please see pictures.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-05-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By halltristan
It could be, and I'll have to try that. But when...

It could be, and I'll have to try that. But when I switched the LED bulb to the driver's side it worked fine. It seems to be an issue with just the passenger side turn signal.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-04-2017, 03:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By halltristan
Yes. Again, the bulb works. The bulb holder...

Yes. Again, the bulb works. The bulb holder works. Please read the post.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-04-2017, 01:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By halltristan
It isn't polarity. That was my first thought. ...

It isn't polarity. That was my first thought.

I read somewhere a filament type bulb will "cancel" out a ground problem. I don't really know if that's true, but if so, it could be the problem. But...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-03-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By halltristan
LED Light Issue

I have xenon adaptive headlights. Recently I upgraded all of the external lights, except headlamps, to Pilot Automotive Canbus Error Free Clear LEDs. But the right (passenger side) turn signal will...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-07-2017, 05:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By halltristan
Surely there's someway to upgrade. A module or...

Surely there's someway to upgrade. A module or something.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-06-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By halltristan
Upgrading Bluetooth for iPhone Music

My car has the factory installed Bluetooth car handfree. No problem making calls using Bluetooth or using turn by directions with Apple maps. However, music will not play via Bluetooth. I have to use...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-05-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By halltristan
Uro Valve Cover and/or DISA

Has anyone ever tried out the Uro brand valve cover or DISA? I need to replace both.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-26-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By halltristan
Recurring P0171 and P0174 code

For some time now I have repeatedly had a check engine light and the following codes:

P0171 Bank 1 system too lean
P0174 Bank 2 system too lean

Everytime I erase the codes, they return in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-24-2016, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 903
Posted By halltristan
Lug Nut Key Replacement

How do I go about getting a replacement key? They're genuine BMW wheel locks.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 476
Posted By halltristan
Need input - 4x4 Light Staying On

I need some help here. The 4x4 / DSC light is staying on all the time and I have so far been unable to narrow down the problem.

It is only the DSC light, not the "terrible triad, and the actuator...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-01-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 16,187
Posted By halltristan
I had the same problem before. To fix it, first...

I had the same problem before. To fix it, first reset the adaptive transmission by holding down the gas pedal with key in no. 1 position for one minute. If that doesn't resolve the issue, it's time...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-01-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,998
Posted By halltristan
Replacing speed / DSC sensor, part no. 34526777435

I need some advice here. I can buy a used sensor for about $60 while a new sensor is $400+. If it was another part I wouldn't have too much concern but my thinking is that a used sensor might be...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-09-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By halltristan
Obdii for iphone/ipad

I'm interesting in buying a wireless/Bluetooth obdii reader that works with ipad and iphone. What's the best? Or what have you all tried?


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-29-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,019
Posted By halltristan
Thanks! One last thing. My car has the six...

Thanks!

One last thing. My car has the six cd changer installed in the center console. Would that cause any problem to install the aux cable? Is it possible they both require the same connection...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-29-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,019
Posted By halltristan
Aux cable DIY

Does anyone know where a good DIY with pictures is?


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-07-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 16,162
Posted By halltristan
BMW X3 E83 back up camera installed.

There's a reason there's no others around. Lol. Congratulations on making the best "how not to DIY" yet!

What's next on the drawing board? A "fresnel front window DIY" where you show us how to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-06-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 16,173
Posted By halltristan
So you did something stupid and want to act like...

So you did something stupid and want to act like it's the car's fault too?


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-06-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 16,162
Posted By halltristan
This is stupid. Everyone who sees this post...

This is stupid. Everyone who sees this post thinks it's stupid (though they're too nice to admit it), and everyone who gets into your X3 will laugh to themselves. The engineers at BMW are probably...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-06-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 376
Posted By halltristan
Anyone know what fuse # the cargo area socket is?

It's not fuse #26 or 47. Is it possibly a separate fuse?


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-06-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 16,162
Posted By halltristan
I'm extremely confused. What's the point of...

I'm extremely confused. What's the point of putting the monitor to the rear view camera in the back, right beside the rear window? This is dumb.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-06-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,712
Posted By halltristan
Transmission pan bolts torque value

Anyone know the torque specs?


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-02-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 800
Posted By halltristan
So I did drain and refill number three today....

So I did drain and refill number three today. Fluid is still fairly dark but now has a red hue. The transmission is adapting to the new fluid quiet well and shifting is obviously better. Original...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-01-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 800
Posted By halltristan
Well that's what I thought as well but my...

Well that's what I thought as well but my mechanic says that it has a minimal effect. And it makes sense to keep the old filter in right now so that any crud freed from the new fluid junks up the old...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-01-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 800
Posted By halltristan
60% of the old fluid remains in the torque...

60% of the old fluid remains in the torque converter. So by multiple drain an refills, eventually the old fluid is replaced so that the majority of fluid is new. And it's only about $30 to do a drain...
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