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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-20-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By pauljordantx
Watch this video: ...

Watch this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsxDsxR90UM

and you can do a web search for more detailed info.

Basically you pry the cover (the forward facing piece) from the mirror starting...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-17-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By pauljordantx
Your best bet is to take the cover off the mirror...

Your best bet is to take the cover off the mirror and see what's going on. There are some movements that might make popping noises in normal operation. Removing the cover is a little scary the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-05-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By pauljordantx
I can't offer specific help, but first thing to...

I can't offer specific help, but first thing to check is the pump which is typically at the bottom of the reservoir. If the pump runs when you activate the washers (probably need an assistant to...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-18-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By pauljordantx
Here's a writeup of the fix with pics: ...

Here's a writeup of the fix with pics:

http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/x5-e53-forum/64814-side-folding-mirror-fixed-pics.html

The writeup is not super-great, and neither are the pics,...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-28-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 322
Posted By pauljordantx
I've removed the covers multiple times. You are...

I've removed the covers multiple times. You are likely to break one or two tabs on first removal, but there are so many of them that losing one or two doesn't matter. Just go slow the first time. ...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-26-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 322
Posted By pauljordantx
Regarding the puddle lights and removing the...

Regarding the puddle lights and removing the cover from the side mirrors: I don't have the links handy but if you check for "X5 side mirror cover" on YouTube you can find videos demonstrating how to...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-06-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By pauljordantx
This is an X5 forum, not an X3 forum. You should...

This is an X5 forum, not an X3 forum. You should probably repost to an X3 forum.

That said: Check your manual. The X5 manual (for 2006 at least) states that tires should not be rotated.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-18-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By pauljordantx
Why buy the inserts?

Not to start a war here, but why would you want to buy the inserts?

Way back when, the inserts were cheaper than the whole wiper blade, and in general people felt bad about throwing away stuff, so...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-06-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,007
Posted By pauljordantx
I replaced the bracket on our 2006 X5. Screws...

I replaced the bracket on our 2006 X5. Screws that the dealer provided are self-tapping. I think the only (slightly) hard part is getting it aligned, as I didn't see any obvious alignment marks on...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-24-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 659
Posted By pauljordantx
My guess on the first problem is either the...

My guess on the first problem is either the torque converter or the transmission. The torque converter (IIRC) locks up around that speed. Maybe by 'lingering' in the range of the lockup speed the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-16-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,308
Posted By pauljordantx
Since you asked :) I think those TV judge...

Since you asked :)

I think those TV judge shows are looking for interesting cases or entertaining people. So if you can make yourself entertaining to the producers / screeners, you might have a...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-29-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 692
Posted By pauljordantx
From my experience ('06 X5, '05 Saab 9-5) Xenon...

From my experience ('06 X5, '05 Saab 9-5) Xenon bulbs appear to last around 5-7 years. You probably need a new bulb (they work intermittently when they fail). You can get the bulbs online much...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-20-2011, 06:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 733
Posted By pauljordantx
Not to be preachy, but the dog should be...

Not to be preachy, but the dog should be restrained in the vehicle such that it can't reach the hazard light control. We have a tether that we attach to a harness on the dog and a tiedown in the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-23-2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 663
Posted By pauljordantx
I've only heard of using Slime on a bicycle inner...

I've only heard of using Slime on a bicycle inner tube. Do you mean Fix-a-Flat (comes in a can, specifically for automotive tires)?
I was on a trip with my brother-in-law when we discovered a screw...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-12-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 678
Posted By pauljordantx
Sounds like a perfect question for Mythbusters

Sounds like a perfect question for Mythbusters
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-07-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,374
Posted By pauljordantx
On our 2006 X5, I find that the buttons on the...

On our 2006 X5, I find that the buttons on the key fob are rather picky. For example, if I press on the unlock button near the center of the key, nothing happens; but if I press on the unlock button...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-21-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By pauljordantx
Somebody involved in designing the vehicle...

Somebody involved in designing the vehicle thought that some owners would like the armrest to be positioned further forward. But just placing a fixed armrest further forward would block the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-18-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 879
Posted By pauljordantx
www.edmunds.com is your friend. Typing in...

www.edmunds.com is your friend.

Typing in the info you provided (which wasn't much) leads to a price between $20K (private seller) and $22K (dealer). You should go to www.edmunds.com and check it...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-22-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,360
Posted By pauljordantx
We recently replaced the original tires on our X5...

We recently replaced the original tires on our X5 at about 51K miles. We have same size tires front and back. We did not rotate them, per the recommendation. I saw no negative effects of not...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-12-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 932
Posted By pauljordantx
The brake job isn't covered under the warranty;...

The brake job isn't covered under the warranty; it's covered under the maintenance plan. If I recall correctly, maintenance is covered for 4 years or 50K miles based on original purchase. So, if it...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-19-2010, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,604
Posted By pauljordantx
Is it belt noise?

See if this looks like it applies to your vehicle:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=327716
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-17-2010, 07:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,496
Posted By pauljordantx
Our X5 needs a coolant top-off once or twice a...

Our X5 needs a coolant top-off once or twice a year. I just use distilled water. For the amount of coolant you're replacing it won't matter in terms of hot weather or cold weather performance.
...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-02-2010, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,354
Posted By pauljordantx
I thought BMW recommended not rotating the tires...

I thought BMW recommended not rotating the tires on the X5... but if you're going to do it, the general concensus appears to be swapping fronts and backs with no change from left to right

see
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-30-2010, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,787
Posted By pauljordantx
No matter how much money you spend, your vehicle...

No matter how much money you spend, your vehicle will not defy the laws of chemistry.

Now, if you're asking how BMW can get away with selling a vehicle for $50K without painting a partially...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-02-2010, 07:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,414
Posted By pauljordantx
Our '06 X5 had similar behavior: the only...

Our '06 X5 had similar behavior: the only indication of worn pads was the warning light. No noise and no (discernable) change in braking performance.

I prefer this behavior over making a bunch...
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