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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-08-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By lahermano
Akebono, used for over 8 months .. excellent and...

Akebono, used for over 8 months .. excellent and no brakedust.. and an awesome brake response . I have 2005 x5 3.0
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-18-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 741
Posted By lahermano
This is great information.. never knew these...

This is great information.. never knew these undocumented features.. atleast i havent seen anywhere.
Thanks for sharing.. This site is incredible.. learn new thing every day...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-17-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,646
Posted By lahermano
no you dont have to. AE is part of the headlight...

no you dont have to. AE is part of the headlight assembly.. the bulbs come out easily from engine side.

Here are detailed pics ...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-16-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 741
Posted By lahermano
This is exactly i thought so.. and thanks for...

This is exactly i thought so.. and thanks for explaining this in detail.
So it tells me in this case the battery indeed may have some faults that orielly meter detected but wallmart meter ignored....
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-16-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 741
Posted By lahermano
My X5 2005 model didnot show any lights when my...

My X5 2005 model didnot show any lights when my prev battery died. The symptom was car wasn't starting.. and just the seat belt sign comes up when tried to ignition. May be this is in newer models....
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-16-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 741
Posted By lahermano
New Battery Good or Bad ? what to believe

Hi folks,

I got a New battery from Walmart Everstart H7 CCa 790 94R for my x5.
Installed it, measured all voltage etc.. All comes out good.

Just for health check i went to Orielly folks to...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-15-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,646
Posted By lahermano
Yes they came with mine, may be stock i don't...

Yes they came with mine, may be stock i don't know as i bought it used.
I disconnected bulbs, cleaned and re plugged.. then they started to work..
Typical german electrical cheapo connectors. Very...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-15-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By lahermano
How did u test the fuel pump to be faulty ?

How did u test the fuel pump to be faulty ?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-15-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 236
Posted By lahermano
just a few thoughts.. do u have an engine temp...

just a few thoughts..
do u have an engine temp guage over heating issue ?

check the following..
1. after 10- 15 mins or engine temp needle in the middle after starting the engine.. touch and...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-15-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By lahermano
I second that... Its an absolute mistake to reuse...

I second that... Its an absolute mistake to reuse pads.. on new rotors.

The pads might be semi metallic, which are typically stock on x5, that's the worst problem right there with new rotors and...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-14-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,646
Posted By lahermano
u see the concentric circles lights.. BTW, this...

u see the concentric circles lights..
BTW, this is not my car :)
This is another article of upgrading the lights to LED and also instructions to fix....
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-14-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,646
Posted By lahermano
you are right.. the AE = Angel Eyes don't light...

you are right.. the AE = Angel Eyes don't light up.. which means thats the problem here.. the bulb might have burnt out.
I noticed there is an upgrade to LED bulb instead of stock..
Will see how...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-13-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 28,275
Posted By lahermano
I have the same year and model X5. Just...

I have the same year and model X5.
Just wondering how did u get tranny flush ?
what did it cost ?? and is it safe to get it done...
I have 128k miles on the car.
please share experiences
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-13-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,646
Posted By lahermano
yes the key fob works now.. Still trying to fig...

yes the key fob works now.. Still trying to fig out the check side lights issue.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-13-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,646
Posted By lahermano
Updated Status : The car sat overnight and...

Updated Status : The car sat overnight and started in the morning with out any issues... All good..

I still can't sync/initialize the Key.. huh followed the above directions... Any ideas ??
The...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-12-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,646
Posted By lahermano
Key initialization process : Followed the...

Key initialization process :

Followed the steps and still doesnt initialize
Initializing Key
This applies for all BMW's

1. Get in the car and close all the doors.
2. For key : Insert the key...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-12-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,646
Posted By lahermano
stays on.. Also the Key sync wasn't...

stays on..

Also the Key sync wasn't successful.. may be i am doing wrong
the instructions were..
lock all the doors and then press the unlock button and then 3 times the bmw logo button should...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-12-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,646
Posted By lahermano
Absolutely.... true. I did some research before i...

Absolutely.... true. I did some research before i got the Everstart battery. Hope this new battery lasts long.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-12-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,646
Posted By lahermano
yes on the cluster warning mesg.. "check side...

yes on the cluster warning mesg.. "check side lights".. no clue is given which one or where it is ..

Verified all bulbs sides back indicators.. all are fine nothing burnt out.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-12-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,646
Posted By lahermano
I did a lot of DIY job on the X5, mostly...

I did a lot of DIY job on the X5, mostly mechanical work, but not the electrical stuff. Learning that too now.
Now trying to find out the "Check side lights" issue warning.. can't figure out where...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-12-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,646
Posted By lahermano
Thanks for the link.. I just watched this Eric's...

Thanks for the link.. I just watched this Eric's video an hr ago.. :) and was thinking to do if i have time tomorrow.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-12-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,646
Posted By lahermano
the one i got is H7 that fits X5 2005 3.0l and...

the one i got is H7 that fits X5 2005 3.0l and the one u sent in link is H8 for later BMW models.

Based on how long this battery lasted.. i might suggest you to compare other brands as well.
If...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-12-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,646
Posted By lahermano
haha.. thats not my pic.... Anyways good...

haha.. thats not my pic....

Anyways good news.. is that the battery is dead.. so got a new replacement battery from Walmart free of charge as it is under 3 yrs and qualifies free replacement.
The...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-12-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,646
Posted By lahermano
All night charging the battery Car doesn't start ...

All night charging the battery Car doesn't start

Checked the voltage with key off across terminals.. shows about 10.6 something.. It seems it isnt good enough to start. Even Jumper battery based...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-12-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,646
Posted By lahermano
never mind got it... how to check the voltages ...

never mind got it... how to check the voltages
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