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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-20-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By wamcneil
Oh, a little advice on the driveshaft that I did...

Oh, a little advice on the driveshaft that I did not see in the few DIYs I found:
The heat shield is a lot more robust than it looks. Feel free to pull and shove pretty hard, it won't fold up like...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-20-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By wamcneil
Yeah, the frequency of the noise strongly...

Yeah, the frequency of the noise strongly suggests driveshaft (IMO); seems to be between 3-4 squeak pairs per rev of the wheel.
I got under mine a couple days ago and swapped the carrier bearing. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By wamcneil
Hi, found your thread searching for X3...

Hi, found your thread searching for X3 driveshaft issues.
I don't have any conclusive information yet, but my wife's car (2006 X3 ~150k mi) is making a very similar, but much quieter, noise that...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-25-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By wamcneil
OK, the car is back from the tire store. No TPMS...

OK, the car is back from the tire store. No TPMS light and no error codes in the RDC module, so I guess we're back in business.
The Universal TPMS sensors sure looked attractive at about 1/2 the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-25-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By wamcneil
Update from the tire store... It turns out they...

Update from the tire store... It turns out they don't have any experience with this exact model TPMS sensor- Huf UVS02C4.
I called the tire store before any of this began and was told that they...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-25-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By wamcneil
Replaced all 4 TPMS sensors, now none of them are fuctioning?

Hi All,
I've tried searching, but can't find much that sounds like it may help me. :dunno:
I've got a 2006 (04/06) X3 (with original wheels and TPMS sensors) that had TPMS light on and I couldn't...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-27-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By wamcneil
Hi, You might want to start a new thread on...

Hi,
You might want to start a new thread on your issue. You'll probably get more meaningful input with a new thread and a complete description of the present issue(s).
Mine was definitely nothing...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-19-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By wamcneil
Thanks. My wife gave them the go-ahed to order a...

Thanks. My wife gave them the go-ahed to order a key yesterday. I called and fussed and the service adviser finally re-consulted with the master tech and backed off
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-19-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By wamcneil
New development... The dealer called and said...

New development...
The dealer called and said they have some indication that the key was bad (service adviser didn't know exactly what indications), and told my wife that we needed to order a new...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-18-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By wamcneil
Thanks everybody. Maybe I just can't hear the...

Thanks everybody. Maybe I just can't hear the pump running and the problem is the starter. Come to think of it... I don't think I hear the pump in the 330Ci either...
Regardless, though, this is...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-16-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By wamcneil
Thanks. It does sound like the starter thread. ...

Thanks. It does sound like the starter thread. This car has 130k mi BTW.
Is it significant that I cannot hear the fuel pump when turning on the ignition?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-16-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By wamcneil
2006 x3 - no start advice please!

Hi all, I've got a new issue I could use some advice on please.
2006 x3 3.0 auto.
Turn the key, all the lights come on, looks normal, but I do NOT hear the fuel pump. No click or apparent load on...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-16-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 16,440
Posted By wamcneil
BTW, replacing the boot on an X3 is by no means...

BTW, replacing the boot on an X3 is by no means simple or straightforward. It was much harder than a 330. Took me probably 4 hrs start to finish.
You've got to dismantle the plastic firewall bits,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-16-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 16,440
Posted By wamcneil
If you're going to clean the MAF, you might as...

If you're going to clean the MAF, you might as well replace the air filter; at almost a year and 25k due for replacement anyway.
The urgency of this is up to you of course, but I wasn't in a huge...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-16-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 16,440
Posted By wamcneil
From what I've read it is certainly possible for...

From what I've read it is certainly possible for a dirty MAF to cause this condition, but if that car has 100k mi and hasn't had the intake boot replaced, it is likely the culprit. IMHO....
I've got...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-18-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 82,514
Posted By wamcneil
What's the kit going to cost?

What's the kit going to cost?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,187
Posted By wamcneil
I thought I read that the heater elements are...

I thought I read that the heater elements are sewn into the seat cover? Is it separate from the cover?
Or would I get an aftermarket element as a replacement?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,187
Posted By wamcneil
bummer... My wife was excited about heated...

bummer... My wife was excited about heated seats. I can't figure out why though; it never gets cold in Houston...
Are the seat bottoms interchangeable? I mean, could I swap the driver and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,187
Posted By wamcneil
Driver's seat heater no worky...

Hi all,
We've got an '06 X3 with a non-functional drivers side seat heater. No activity when the button is pressed. No lights, no heat, nothing.
The passenger side works fine... Fuses are all...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 30,453
Posted By wamcneil
And another thanks... We've got an 06 X3 with...

And another thanks... We've got an 06 X3 with rain sensing wipers, but not auto-dim. Got a pigtail with the new mirror and transplanted #3 and #10 into the existing plug. Spliced into the airbag...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 16,440
Posted By wamcneil
Does that mean I shouldn't expect the light to...

Does that mean I shouldn't expect the light to come back on for 50-100 mi if there is still a fault condition?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 16,440
Posted By wamcneil
This appears to be the case for me also! I got...

This appears to be the case for me also! I got an OBD cable and cleared the codes this afternoon, so far about 20 mi and no new error codes.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,473
Posted By wamcneil
Update: Well, the problem was apparently...

Update:
Well, the problem was apparently electronic. I got an OBD cable and was messing around with NCS Expert trying to find the option to lock the doors when the car starts moving. Apparently I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-12-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 82,514
Posted By wamcneil
Well, as a strictly used-BMW buyer, this causes...

Well, as a strictly used-BMW buyer, this causes me great aggravation. But at the same time I can appreciate BMW's business model.
It's their job to create throngs of enthusiastic and loyal new car...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-30-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 16,440
Posted By wamcneil
I think I'd rather explore any additional hose...

I think I'd rather explore any additional hose leaking issues like you've described before buying any expensive electronic bits!
Anybody have suggestions for trying to verify that some hose may be...
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