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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-17-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By HT417
Yeah, I hear ya. The stitches are still healing...

Yeah, I hear ya. The stitches are still healing on my wallet, too. Having a warranty seems to really enhance the ownership experience. Wish I had one. Have you requested Goodwill support?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-16-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By HT417
You could try opening it as far as it will go in...

You could try opening it as far as it will go in its current state and then carefully examine the track for obstructions or anything that looks out of place or damaged. Then try the reset procedure...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-14-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By HT417
Just ran the min/max test with my digital...

Just ran the min/max test with my digital multimeter. The most interesting part was that it was showing an idle voltage of around 14.4 instead of the 14.1 indicated in the hidden menu. Seems like a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-14-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 448
Posted By HT417
Yep, that seems to be where I remember finding my...

Yep, that seems to be where I remember finding my leak.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-14-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By HT417
This morning it was 12.1 before start and 11.5...

This morning it was 12.1 before start and 11.5 immediately after. My drive to work is around 7 miles and I always wait the 30 seconds for the alternator to kick in before driving off so the battery...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-13-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 448
Posted By HT417
I think that would be anatomically correct. :rofl:

I think that would be anatomically correct. :rofl:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-12-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 448
Posted By HT417
I notice that you only mention testing the front...

I notice that you only mention testing the front ones but there are actually an additional two at the rear of the sunroof that drain out behind the rear wheelwells, if I remember right. I would...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-12-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By HT417
Yes, it's challenging and I'm drinking from a...

Yes, it's challenging and I'm drinking from a firehouse trying to catch up to all this. I really appreciate your feedback and firm numbers as this gives me a good baseline for understanding as I try...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-12-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By HT417
This is sounding slightly similar to what I'm...

This is sounding slightly similar to what I'm chasing down. Very interested to hear what the problem turns out to be.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-12-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By HT417
Voltage in the morning, according to the reading...

Voltage in the morning, according to the reading in the hidden menu, varies based on how far I've driven but is usually between 12.3 and 12.5. This is also consistent with the digital readout from my...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-11-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By HT417
Question Alternator and battery charging

Looking for clarification of how the alternator performs its charging function and how I might identify a failing/ageing battery or charging problem.

If I understand correctly, the IBS and DME...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-27-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By HT417
On my pre-LCI 2008 model, fuse 111 controls both...

On my pre-LCI 2008 model, fuse 111 controls both the front cigar lighter and the interior lights. Maybe that's the one you're looking for?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-26-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,124
Posted By HT417
Yeah, that's what I've read and also what my...

Yeah, that's what I've read and also what my colleague experienced when he replaced his X3(E83) battery a couple of years ago.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-24-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,124
Posted By HT417
As I understand it, AWD & DSC are typical faults...

As I understand it, AWD & DSC are typical faults shown immediately after reconnecting the battery. I hear they normally clear after a short drive once they've had a chance to readjust. It could be as...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-23-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,124
Posted By HT417
I know this sounds crazy but look again at what...

I know this sounds crazy but look again at what you posted: engine stalled, yellow engine light, 4x4, and dynamic drive(or did you mean DSC?) malfunction. These are all touched or controlled by...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-22-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 867
Posted By HT417
I will, thanks! I'll add that INPA wasn't a...

I will, thanks!

I'll add that INPA wasn't a walk in the park either, especially when you're drinking from a firehouse trying just to sort out the different busses, SW versions, and Chinese...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-22-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,124
Posted By HT417
You might want to try this process I found...

You might want to try this process I found yesterday. It may be a long shot but all it will cost you is time. This is designed to clear and reboot your modules. It's been effective in fixing some...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-22-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 867
Posted By HT417
It's been a bit of a challenge trying to get...

It's been a bit of a challenge trying to get codes from the dealership because the individual I normally work with has been on vacation and the Germans do things differently and don't write up the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-22-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By HT417
I ran across this today while searching for...

I ran across this today while searching for something else. It might be worth giving it a try. This procedure has solved many BMW electrical problems according to what I've read and people I've...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-21-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Sticky: DIY and How-To
Views: 1,963
Posted By HT417
Prima, danke!

Prima, danke!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-21-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By HT417
Probably the wrong quality bolts were installed.

Probably the wrong quality bolts were installed.
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 07-20-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 245
Posted By HT417
Disregard - I figured it out.

Disregard - I figured it out.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-20-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By HT417
I wonder what "within a reasonable time"...

I wonder what "within a reasonable time" is?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-20-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 7
Sticky: DIY and How-To
Views: 1,963
Posted By HT417
Can we get this stickied?

Can we get this stickied?
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 07-19-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 245
Posted By HT417
Newbie here - I need help reading codes

Hi all,

I'm trying to read and clear codes, eventually code/register a battery replacement, and maybe do some light coding on a E70, 2008 X5, build date 5/08. I have a functional K+DCAN cable and...
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