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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 105,527
Posted By jviss
Is this a transfer case problem?

Greetings,

Wow, there's a lot here, I've only gotten through a couple of pages so far; but I'm a bit panicky, so please excuse!

I have a 2006 X3, automatic transmission, with just over 116,000...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-09-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,926
Posted By jviss
Solved. Thanks for the input on this. I just...

Solved. Thanks for the input on this. I just kept trying and trying the pairing and connection dance, and it finally stuck. I can't say for sure what exactly I did.

The phone book never...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-09-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,846
Posted By jviss
Me too!

2006 X3.

Dead at the airport on Friday after returning from a six day trip. Fortunately Logan (Boston) airport has an excellent, free auto assistance service, and we got a jump.

So, I know...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-14-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,926
Posted By jviss
Thanks, but it's a brand new phone, and I don't...

Thanks, but it's a brand new phone, and I don't think it's trivial to remove the battery. I don't think there's anything wrong with the phone, it paired to my computer fine.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-14-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,926
Posted By jviss
HTC One and 2006 X3 won't pair (bluetooth)

Just got an HTC One via T-Mobile. I tried several times to pair it with the X3, and never got to first base - the HTC never sees the X3 bluetooth. Has anyone successfully paired these two, who...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,641
Posted By jviss
How do you reprogram the fobs?

How do you reprogram the fobs?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,641
Posted By jviss
New one? Key fob unlocks but doesn't lock.

Here's the sequence of events.

I have two keys, one I use all the time (1), the other (2) almost never.

The other night, very cold out, (1) wouldn't lock. I locked manually.

Later it worked...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-18-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,106
Posted By jviss
Follow-up

I just replaced the FSU and that was it! Hooray for this forum!

It was a bit tough to do. I followed the excellent instructions with pictures here:
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-16-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,106
Posted By jviss
Update

So, the blower actually blew some air this morning, at about low to medium-low speed; the control was set on high. When I stopped to run into a store and returned, upon restarting the car, it wasn't...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-15-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,106
Posted By jviss
Not sure what this means.

Not sure what this means.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-15-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,106
Posted By jviss
Thanks, but your reply is confusing to me; seems...

Thanks, but your reply is confusing to me; seems internally inconsistent. If the blower doesn't work, and it didn't chirp before quitting, it would likely not be the blower, no?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-15-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,106
Posted By jviss
Any way to test these things? Anyway, I...

Any way to test these things?

Anyway, I found:

BMW dealer, $182, in stock.
NAPA, $92, special order.
Autozone, $77, special order.
Some guy on eBay, new, $39. That's what I bought.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-14-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,106
Posted By jviss
Cabin blower fan stopped working

I searched, but couldn't find anything that helped.

Yesterday, my blow didn't work. All the controls seem to work O.K., but I just don't get any air flow.

Any suggestions on where to start,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-09-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,697
Posted By jviss
I'd like to know, too. Thanks for the pics!

I'd like to know, too.

Thanks for the pics!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-22-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,069
Posted By jviss
Thanks. I replaced the battery with a Maxx H8...

Thanks. I replaced the battery with a Maxx H8 from Wal_Mart; $99. The battery recommended in the guide at the store was the H6, but this is smaller. The H8 appears dimensionally identical to the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-22-2011, 04:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,069
Posted By jviss
more data

Magic eye on the battery was black, even after a 45 minute drive, and a couple of hours on a low current batter charger/maintainer. Will install a new battery this morning (Maxx H8) and see....
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-21-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,069
Posted By jviss
Very hard starting this morning

I have noticed very slightly harder starting over the last few months. Today, the car wouldn't start at all, at first. Seemed to crank well, but never caught. WIth repeated tries, I heard a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-28-2011, 04:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,611
Posted By jviss
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=492497
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-26-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 66,922
Posted By jviss
Nice!

Thanks! Bosch 72202 is $12.99 at Advance Auto Parts. I have Amazon Prime, which is 2 day free shipping, and there it's $11.35, minus a $2.00 rebate making it $9.35. It's a mail in rebate good...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-26-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 66,922
Posted By jviss
Oil change pumps

I recently completed my first DIY oil change on my '06 X3 and I thought I'd share my experiences.

I used to hate the big mess that resulted from changing the oil on my Land Rover Discoveries, as...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-25-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,664
Posted By jviss
Is that really so? I have heard that before, and...

Is that really so? I have heard that before, and believed it, and I even think I know the mechanism that drives that phenomenon, but I have never seen a cogent explanation of why that is so.

It...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-23-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,344
Posted By jviss
No dip stick.

Who is the ****head engineer at BMW who decided you didn't need a dipstick? With dipstick models, the owner's manual says to check the oil level every time you get gas. What are they saying now? ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-21-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,435
Posted By jviss
Another thought...

You might want to consider the value of the stuff you're hauling, compared to the cost of the trailer, and the wear on the vehicle.

One way of thinking of value is:

Do I really need this? Do...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-21-2011, 05:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,627
Posted By jviss
Bump

Yikes, you mean no one on this site has ever had to fix this themselves? The dealer wants an hour for diagnosis, and up to another hour to fix, at $125/hour!!!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-21-2011, 05:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,219
Posted By jviss
Not necessary to un-bolt

I unplugged and re-plugged mine, fairly easily, without having to unbolt anything. 2006 X3.

jv
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