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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 04:10 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By legalfee
Either one, If you get a ULF you'll need a...

Either one, If you get a ULF you'll need a pairing button, the TCU goes into pairing mode automatically.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-16-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By legalfee
I wouldn't do it yourself unless you have gauges....

I wouldn't do it yourself unless you have gauges. If there's a leak get it fixed don't use refrigerant with leak sealer.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-28-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By legalfee
If you get a ULF get a generation 13. You'll also...

If you get a ULF get a generation 13. You'll also need a retrofit pairing button from BimmerNav:

http://www.bimmernav.com/ulfchanges.html
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-27-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By legalfee
I'd check out Ebay. I bought my Bluetooth there....

I'd check out Ebay. I bought my Bluetooth there. I've also bought stuff from Bavarian Automotive and Real OEM.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-20-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By legalfee
Yep here's a video on replacing the battery: ...

Yep here's a video on replacing the battery:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1o9vH3mgmg
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-21-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By legalfee
Try this link from BimmerNav: ...

Try this link from BimmerNav:

http://www.bimmernav.com/BMW_X3_Bluetooth_Installation_Instructions.html

It's possible your 2004 just has BMW Assist and not Bluetooth. Mine did. I had to purchase...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-14-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 434
Posted By legalfee
The same thing happened to me. I bought 2 pumps...

The same thing happened to me. I bought 2 pumps and 1 of them was bad. They sent me a new one. I was going to suggest that one of the new pumps could be bad.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-17-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 753
Posted By legalfee
+1 ^^^This^^^ I had Pilots and went to the...

+1 ^^^This^^^ I had Pilots and went to the Primacys after my Pilots wore out after 85K miles. Go with what works if it aint broke...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-04-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By legalfee
I'm wondering if his TCU is BMW assist only. Mine...

I'm wondering if his TCU is BMW assist only. Mine was but it was a 2004. The only way to know for sure is to get the part number off the TCU.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-28-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By legalfee
No you don't need to go to the dealer. Your first...

No you don't need to go to the dealer. Your first step is to check if you're prewired (you should be). If you get a ULF you'll need a pairing button. If you get a TCU you won't. You can buy either on...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-12-2014, 01:45 PM
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Posted By legalfee
For those codes the first thing I'd check would...

For those codes the first thing I'd check would be a torn intake boot. Could also be the idle control valve.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-05-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,598
Posted By legalfee
2004 2.5i 120K miles Freon leak bad seal ...

2004 2.5i 120K miles

Freon leak bad seal
Valve cover gasket
Windshield washer pumps
Rear differential
Universal joint / Drive shaft
Passenger seat sensor recall

The most recent thing is...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-29-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,117
Posted By legalfee
Mine turned out to be a bad rear differential....

Mine turned out to be a bad rear differential. 3K$ at a indy shop. Ouch!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,117
Posted By legalfee
I've had the same vibration / noise issue for a...

I've had the same vibration / noise issue for a few seconds when accellerating. Already had the valve cover gasket replaced. I'm taking it to the shop this week and we'll see what happens.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 999
Posted By legalfee
Michelin Primacy MXV4

Michelin Primacy MXV4
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-17-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By legalfee
I have the same issue. You can order the seat top...

I have the same issue. You can order the seat top for around $500 but I would think a car interior shop could fix it. It's made out of vinyl it could be repaired.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-13-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,909
Posted By legalfee
My 2004 came with Pilots and I got 85K out of...

My 2004 came with Pilots and I got 85K out of them. A year and a half ago I went with the MXV4s and couldn't be happier. I'm at 110K now and they're still great.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-03-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By legalfee
You could also try unplugging the TCU and...

You could also try unplugging the TCU and plugging it back in after waiting a few minutes.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-28-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By legalfee
Idle Control Valve

My 2004 2.5 started idling rough ( low to high) and stalling this morning. From searching I suspect the idle control valve. How hard is this to clean or replace? Or should I just put it in the shop....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-05-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,011
Posted By legalfee
Michelin Primacy MXV4s. And be sure you get road...

Michelin Primacy MXV4s. And be sure you get road force balancing.

The Michelins are quieter than the Pirellis and you'll get better mileage.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-27-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 319
Posted By legalfee
See the thread below: ...

See the thread below:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=716262
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-21-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 892
Posted By legalfee
Here's a link to the manual: ...

Here's a link to the manual:

http://www.carnationsoftware.com/carnation/images/OwnersManualBluetooth.pdf

You don't need the oddment tray. You can purchase an aftermarket pairing button from...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-19-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 892
Posted By legalfee
Your X3 should be prewired for Bluetooth with a...

Your X3 should be prewired for Bluetooth with a mic and antennae. You have two options you can install a TCU or ULF. If you install a ULF you'll need a pairing button. Here's a link to ULF...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-16-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,181
Posted By legalfee
There are Aux jacks out there cheaper than $90....

There are Aux jacks out there cheaper than $90. Here's one on Ebay for $45:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-Auxiliary-Audio-Input-Cable-E39-525-540-X3-X5-3901-/350162840213

Just do a search on this...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-05-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By legalfee
You guys are correct. The 2004 TCU only supported...

You guys are correct. The 2004 TCU only supported BMW assist. They are prewired for BT and should have a mic and antennae though. I purchased a ULF from Ebay and aftermarket pairing button from...
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