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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-25-2010, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,238
Posted By alpac
Thanks for the tip:thumbup: I will try that. I...

Thanks for the tip:thumbup: I will try that. I already removed the center column a couple of times (one was to repaint it as the black paint it started to peal out) so that will be an easy fix for me...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-24-2010, 04:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,238
Posted By alpac
I am still investigating where this issue is...

I am still investigating where this issue is coming from. Any suggestion would be very welcome.
Thanks in advance
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-17-2010, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,238
Posted By alpac
Hazard lights keep flashing + battery drain

Hi,
Recently I have been having the following issue with my daughter's 9199 323i which otherwise works great. Every so often when the car is parked it would start flashing its hazard lights, same...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-05-2005, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 789
Posted By alpac
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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-07-2005, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,211
Posted By alpac
It sounds like your window regulator need to be...

It sounds like your window regulator need to be replaced.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-09-2005, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 919
Posted By alpac
Do you have any specific rear door attachment in...

Do you have any specific rear door attachment in mind to use on the X5? If yes please let me know since I am also looking at a solution to carry my bike. I do not have the need for a hitch and I find...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-04-2005, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 22,429
Posted By alpac
Yes I believe it is required on most BMWs to...

Yes I believe it is required on most BMWs to replace both pads, rotors and break sensors together. It is possible though to run 2 sets of pads on the rear rotors.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-03-2005, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,080
Posted By alpac
Congrat and welcome to the world of X5 owner. The...

Congrat and welcome to the world of X5 owner. The X5 is a wonderful car. Do you have some pics to show us?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-01-2005, 07:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,321
Posted By alpac
I was told that the replacement part for this pb...

I was told that the replacement part for this pb was more solid that the initial one and I have not heard about anybody having to change it twice, unlike window regulators for example.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-30-2005, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,450
Posted By alpac
Got the hose replaced under the warranty. I could...

Got the hose replaced under the warranty. I could have done it myself in 15mns. It is a thin plastic tube. I am really wondering why BMW did not use aluminium rather than plastic. I am not surprised...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-29-2005, 05:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,450
Posted By alpac
coolant hose broken

Yesterday I was driving when the coolant message 'check coolant level' appeared. The temperature outside was 102f. I stopped and opened the hood to see that the small coolant hose between the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-26-2005, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,321
Posted By alpac
Thanks a bunch guys. It was indeed the Final...

Thanks a bunch guys. It was indeed the Final Stage Resistor. I got it changed last week and the problem did not reoccur since. The temperature over here has been in the high 90s for the last 5 days...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-26-2005, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,403
Posted By alpac
here is what works for me: Adjust mirror, seats...

here is what works for me: Adjust mirror, seats and a/c while the key is in the ignition on position #2. Memorize these options by pressing on the seat button 'M'. Remove the key from the ignition...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-25-2005, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,326
Posted By alpac
Hi AndrewL, few questions about your 10" sub....

Hi AndrewL, few questions about your 10" sub. Where did you place it? what type of amplifier did you use and where did you get the signal from to feed your amp?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-19-2005, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 864
Posted By alpac
I agree with the last comment about BMW leather...

I agree with the last comment about BMW leather interior still looking and smelling like new several years later. I have a BMW x5 2000 and most people who have the opportunity to ride in it think it...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-15-2005, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,321
Posted By alpac
Many thanks guys. This is a great forum.

Many thanks guys. This is a great forum.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-15-2005, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,321
Posted By alpac
erratic A/C

The A/C on my 2000 X5 fan has been behaving erratically recently. It will sometime goes very fast for no obvious reason and then goes slow and even stops to only start automatically several minutes...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-14-2005, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,167
Posted By alpac
mikejabb12, once you have done this subwoofer...

mikejabb12, once you have done this subwoofer installation would you mind documenting it a little bit? I am thinking about replacing the factory subwoofer on my X5.
Thanks
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-12-2005, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 829
Posted By alpac
I can only answer for the 4.4i since this is the...

I can only answer for the 4.4i since this is the model I have. Mine is a 2000 model and I now have 60.000 on it. It has been a reliable model so far. The gas consumption is pretty bad though for a...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-01-2005, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,556
Posted By alpac
There is a problem for sure with the 4.4 you test...

There is a problem for sure with the 4.4 you test drove. I have a 2000 4.4i X5 and a friend of mine has the 2004 3.0. I drove his X5 and there is no comparison with mine as regard power and...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-30-2005, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,139
Posted By alpac
We got 98 degres today in North Carolina and the...

We got 98 degres today in North Carolina and the A/C worked perfectly in my 2000 4.4 X5. Make sure the thumbwheel on the middle upper vent is on maximum cold (max blue) and make sure you have put the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-22-2005, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 757
Posted By alpac
You definitely have a problem. How many miles do...

You definitely have a problem. How many miles do you have on your X5? Did it start making that noise suddenly? My 2000 4.4i with 50k miles has no play and no noise at all in the steering. You...
Forum: General BMW 06-20-2005, 07:11 PM
Replies: 626
Views: 46,892
Posted By alpac
1966 2CV Citroen - My very first car which I...

1966 2CV Citroen - My very first car which I bought for 2000 FF ($400) in 1978
1975 Fiat 132
1982 Talbot Samba
1985 Renault 5 GTS
1990 Renault 25 GTX
1993 Plytmouth Voyager
1996 Chrysler Town...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-20-2005, 02:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,303
Posted By alpac
With my 2000 4.4i I average 17mpg with a light...

With my 2000 4.4i I average 17mpg with a light foot. It goes down to 21mpg on highway trips (80mph) and up to 14mgp city driving
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-15-2005, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,164
Posted By alpac
Welcome ot the world of X5

Hi x5uae,
like you I recently purchased a second hand 2000 x5 4.4 sport package with 50k miles on it and a 3 years full warranty. It looks like brand new and drive like brand new. It is a great car...
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