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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-19-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,899
Posted By ewick12
Trouble connecting control module to wiring harness

So I'm almost done with the trailer hitch install but I'm having trouble with what should be the easiest part. How do I connect the BMW control module to the wiring harness. It has some weird...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-09-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 238
Posted By ewick12
Static Noise from Speakers

I am receiving a constant static noise from the speakers when the radio is on. I disconnected the Sirius and Bluetooth/BMW Assist units but the noise continued. I am guessing it is the Amp or the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-11-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By ewick12
In the Market for a 2001 X5

I am thinking about buying a 2001 3.0l X5 with 223,425 miles. Am I crazy? I have driven a 1998 Mercedes ML320 for the past few years.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-27-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By ewick12
$700 to replace coolant and P/S Hoses - Am I Getting Ripped Off?

My common sense tells me that these prices are outrageous but I want to make sure there isn't an inordinate amount of labor required to replace these hoses. These are dealer prices but they have...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 11-15-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 288
Posted By ewick12
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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-09-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,925
Posted By ewick12
I just bought a $4 pack of soft vacuum tubing...

I just bought a $4 pack of soft vacuum tubing connectors from Autozone (P/N: 47430)...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-09-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,925
Posted By ewick12
Here is a picture:...

Here is a picture: http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/8757/img2011110800026.jpgThe letter "A" represents the larger rubber hose (probably 1/8") and the "B" represents the smaller hose, which looks...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-08-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,925
Posted By ewick12
Thanks! You've provided a lot of info so it will...

Thanks! You've provided a lot of info so it will take me a while to look through all of it. However, it looks like my hose is slightly different from yours. Yours seems to be just one piece and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-08-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,925
Posted By ewick12
Thanks for the help. How does the connection...

Thanks for the help. How does the connection hose connect the vacuum hose to the F fitting? Is it a threaded nipple or is there an adhesive?

I duck taped the hose back together until I can get...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-08-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,925
Posted By ewick12
Which tube goes into the rubber boot for air intake?

I just replaced p/n: 13541705209 (#3 on this diagram (http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=BW33&mospid=47706&btnr=13_0905&hg=13&fg=15)) in my 2004 BMW 325Cic. In the process, the lower tube...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-23-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,073
Posted By ewick12
The X3 is 2004, manufactured 9/2003. I believe...

The X3 is 2004, manufactured 9/2003. I believe it does have the premium package so that makes sense. Good to know. Thanks guys.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-22-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,468
Posted By ewick12
I hate the B-stones. They seemed to have the...

I hate the B-stones. They seemed to have the weakest sidewalls I've ever encountered. They would always bubble up. They also made a lot of noise. No complaints with the Michelins except for the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-22-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,073
Posted By ewick12
Interior Question...Aftermarket or OEM?

A relative of mine is looking at buying an X3. Some pictures of the car look odd to me, as if the parts are aftermarket. Maybe it looks better in person but can you tell if the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-10-2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,161
Posted By ewick12
It does seem to crank faster and stronger now. ...

It does seem to crank faster and stronger now. I'll take it for a good spin on the highway tomorrow. Thanks for the help! :thumbup:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-10-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 39,689
Posted By ewick12
My window regulator in the rear driver window is...

My window regulator in the rear driver window is about to break. It takes a while to close the window and occasionally it will go down when I tell it to go up. Can I just replace the dog or is the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-10-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,161
Posted By ewick12
Thanks for the help. I took the battery to...

Thanks for the help. I took the battery to Autozone and the guy told me I didn't need a new battery but that I should recharge it. I recharged it using a car battery charger and put it back in the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-10-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,161
Posted By ewick12
It has the original battery. Can that be the...

It has the original battery. Can that be the culprit even though all the lights and accessories go on?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-10-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,161
Posted By ewick12
x3 Won't Start - Cranks but Won't Turn Over

Any ideas on the problem? I'm guessing a fuel pump but it seems a little early for it to fail. The car is a 2005 and it only has about 40k miles. I supposed it could also be an ignition problem...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-26-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,230
Posted By ewick12
The power comes through and the front outlet...

The power comes through and the front outlet works. Im thinking the metal is a little messed up inside the outlet. I played around with it and got it to work but it's pretty finicky. Thanks did the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-26-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,230
Posted By ewick12
Rear cigarette lighter does not work

My front cigarette lighter works, fuse 47 is fine, but the rear cigarette lighter does not work. Any advice on where to go from here?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,167
Posted By ewick12
Unless I can't read correctly, that info...

Unless I can't read correctly, that info conflicts with BMW's info. They claim that "Valvoline SynPower SAE 5W-30" is LL01 approved...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-08-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,685
Posted By ewick12
Thanks everyone for the help so far. That tire...

Thanks everyone for the help so far. That tire on eBay does seem like the best option. The car isn't mine so I'll have to wait til the owner comes to see if she can wait while the tire is shipped...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-08-2009, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,685
Posted By ewick12
Tire bulge, OK to just replace one tire?

Greetings. Our X3 has a bulge in the right rear tire. Would it be alright to just replace the one tire or should I replace both rear tires? The tire on it now is a Bridgestone Turanza EL42...
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