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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 05:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By Scott ZHP
Can you post an update and let us know how these...

Can you post an update and let us know how these ballasts worked out? I've replaced one OEM already, and would like options for the future.

Where'd you source the digital ballasts and whats the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-26-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By Scott ZHP
My bet is a rusty/siezed/bent caliper slide pin. ...

My bet is a rusty/siezed/bent caliper slide pin.

A warped rotor would vibrate straight out of the box, or near the end of its usable life. Is your mechanic familiar with BMWs? I always remove...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-26-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By Scott ZHP
If the problem is isolated to the fob, it could...

If the problem is isolated to the fob, it could just be the battery. Does the panic alert or the hatch release work from the fob?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-25-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By Scott ZHP
Do your flashers work? If not, the issue is...

Do your flashers work? If not, the issue is likely a broken console switch which is exceedingly common (the tabs that hold the switch together break off). A new switch is $40, or you can epoxy the...
Forum: Off-Topic 08-21-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By Scott ZHP
Who do you think is driving the boat :rofl:?

Who do you think is driving the boat :rofl:?
Forum: Off-Topic 08-20-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 842
Posted By Scott ZHP
Me either. The game has changed since I...

Me either.

The game has changed since I graduated from college (20 years ago). The cost of tuition has risen dramatically, and I (personally) think it's irresponsible to expect kids to shoulder...
Forum: Off-Topic 08-19-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 842
Posted By Scott ZHP
Just pray you never hear "Daddy, I want to go to...

Just pray you never hear "Daddy, I want to go to private (high) school".

Four years of that is somewhere north of a new ///M5. And only THEN do the college bills kick in.
Forum: Off-Topic 08-19-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 502
Posted By Scott ZHP
+1 on keeping the subs and the foreman happy. ...

+1 on keeping the subs and the foreman happy.

I used to turn up a couple of times a week to take pics and I'd bring donuts or beer. Lots of little extras got thrown in without having to follow...
Forum: Off-Topic 08-18-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By Scott ZHP
Jake... from State Farm. :D

Jake... from State Farm. :D
Forum: Off-Topic 08-06-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 558
Posted By Scott ZHP
Yes, Brian, you have lost your mind. I...

Yes, Brian, you have lost your mind.

I mean, it's not practical as a kid hauler and you might be able to fit one, MAYBE two cameras in it. You won't be able to drive in snow or even rain....
Forum: Off-Topic 08-05-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 749
Posted By Scott ZHP
I feel the same. Assuming someone already...

I feel the same.

Assuming someone already has HD, the single biggest improvement you can make to your TV is to have your eyes checked and your Rx updated (seriously). Small investment, big...
Forum: Off-Topic 07-30-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 867
Posted By Scott ZHP
It won't fit inside many downdraft spray booths. ...

It won't fit inside many downdraft spray booths. :p
Forum: Off-Topic 07-29-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 867
Posted By Scott ZHP
Sorry to hear this. Where do you take something...

Sorry to hear this. Where do you take something like that to get repaired? Mercedes shop? RV dealer?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-29-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By Scott ZHP
Passenger side of engine; even with the front...

Passenger side of engine; even with the front wheel off, it's a hassle to get at.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-28-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,222
Posted By Scott ZHP
YEs; There is a fusebox/relay rack in the...

YEs; There is a fusebox/relay rack in the glovebox AND one in the passenger side rear cubby.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-28-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,024
Posted By Scott ZHP
I have the WiFi version and it's been fine. Try...

I have the WiFi version and it's been fine. Try this:

Run the BMW-specific app. Choose the BMW icon. Then choose Connection->Bluetooth and try to pair that way. I think the app needs to...
Forum: Off-Topic 07-28-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By Scott ZHP
I had one of these region-free players when I...

I had one of these region-free players when I lived in Poland. Worked great. Didn't care about region, spit out PAL or NTSC, ran on 110 or 220v. I think it was about $50. About the size of a CD...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-24-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By Scott ZHP
Odd that it triggers the dashboard display. I've...

Odd that it triggers the dashboard display. I've never seen a xenon do that (there's no resistance to check, so it would always report a bulb failure).

Have you tried to reseat all of the...
Forum: Off-Topic 07-22-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 434
Posted By Scott ZHP
And the stock has (nearly) quadrupled in the last...

And the stock has (nearly) quadrupled in the last 4 years. :angel:
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-18-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By Scott ZHP
The engine has a rev limiter to cut the fuel...

The engine has a rev limiter to cut the fuel supply if you attempt to exceed redline in any gear; and it has nothing to do with ABS. On the automatics, the steptronic will not permit a downshift...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-17-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By Scott ZHP
If the battery in the key won't charge via the...

If the battery in the key won't charge via the induction ring antenna around the ignition switch, it's likely the battery in the key(s) needs to be replaced. It's a Panasonic vanadium lithium...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-17-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By Scott ZHP
Other than fluids/filters, the first thing I'd be...

Other than fluids/filters, the first thing I'd be concerned about is cooling system maintenance.

When was the last waterpump/expansion tank service? Original tensioners/idler? Belts and coolant...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-17-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,421
Posted By Scott ZHP
This is likely a $100 million oopsie. Ouch.

This is likely a $100 million oopsie. Ouch.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-15-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By Scott ZHP
Can you also post some details of which...

Can you also post some details of which year/engine X5 you drive? Thanks!
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-14-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By Scott ZHP
Shhh. Any excuse to buy a new tool works for me....

Shhh. Any excuse to buy a new tool works for me. :bigpimp:
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