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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-06-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 848
Posted By marlin758
Hi Ed It is pretty much normal - mine has...

Hi Ed

It is pretty much normal - mine has been doing it intermittently for the 3 years I have owned it .

There are quite a lot of posts on BMW forums discussing the 'kick up the backside '...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-06-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 825
Posted By marlin758
If it is just the battery and the car is level...

If it is just the battery and the car is level then charging or replacing it will clear the error display on the dash.

How old is the battery ? Most local garages or Battery stockists can test...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-05-2013, 12:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 825
Posted By marlin758
If the car is sitting straight and level then the...

If the car is sitting straight and level then the first thing to check is the battery voltage .

Whenever the battery gets low then the first code they seem to throw is ' self levelling suspension...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-18-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,424
Posted By marlin758
Yes there is - have a look at the diagram ...

Yes there is - have a look at the diagram

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=FB72&mospid=47739&btnr=11_3935&hg=11&fg=15

It is part no 15 on the diagram. The original ones had a foam...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-18-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 896
Posted By marlin758
Sounds about right - I was quoted approx 110...

Sounds about right - I was quoted approx 110 unpainted and 160 painted for a boot handle which includes the number plate lights - fitting takes about 5 mins - undo 4 torx screws and unplug the unit...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-04-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 878
Posted By marlin758
If you can hear the pump running and there is...

If you can hear the pump running and there is little or no water from the jets it may be worth looking at the filter in the washer reservoir.

Remove the nuts holding the reservoir tank down and...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-03-2011, 12:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,689
Posted By marlin758
Aren't we all :) It's a steep learning...

Aren't we all :)

It's a steep learning curve when you own an X5
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-02-2011, 10:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,689
Posted By marlin758
All car batteries have the same voltage 12 volts...

All car batteries have the same voltage 12 volts . Power is measured as Voltage x Current . i.e a 100 ampere hour battery should be capable of delivering 1 amp for 100 hours. So a lower power rated...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-02-2011, 12:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,222
Posted By marlin758
Can you hear the relay / pump operating when you...

Can you hear the relay / pump operating when you pull/push the lever ?

If you are not getting 12v to the pump then this won't help but does seem to be a common problem .

To check the filters ....
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-19-2010, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,269
Posted By marlin758
Don't know whether it's any help or not but I...

Don't know whether it's any help or not but I recently read on another forum about the same thing.

The guy had turned off speed camera alerts and the Nav screen stayed English but the dash alerts...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-31-2010, 01:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,246
Posted By marlin758
Hi It is very possible - my 2005 3L D X5 looks...

Hi
It is very possible - my 2005 3L D X5 looks like new and my wife drives my old 1996 BMW 318tds (just passed it's yearly test with no problems , 137000 miles ) and the paintwork is still...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-13-2010, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,371
Posted By marlin758
It sounds like you do have a removable Tow Bar...

It sounds like you do have a removable Tow Bar fitted - mine is similar.
Is it a red plastic cap ? Is the tow bar not stowed somewhere ? Right hand compartment in the boot or under the boot floor ?...
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