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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-25-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,303
Posted By ChezWhiz
Service Bulletin: Engine Control software

I just had my '05 looked at two weeks ago. I was expecting to have to rebuild the transmission ($$$). Instead, the place I took it to said they didn't find anything wrong with the transmission but...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-25-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By ChezWhiz
I don't know anything about the 4.8. Is it...

I don't know anything about the 4.8. Is it compatible with a 2001 X5?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-18-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By ChezWhiz
Question WTB: used engine for '01 X5 4.4i

The engine on my otherwise pristine 2001 X5 4.4i started making horrible noises so I had it towed to BMW. They scoped the engine and found coolant mixed in with the oil and told me it is "most...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-03-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By ChezWhiz
Wow, where to start. I've owned two X5s (both...

Wow, where to start. I've owned two X5s (both 4.4i, a 2001 and a 2005) and gone through many of the same things you've posted about. If there's one thing I would recommend it's this: do not skimp...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-29-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By ChezWhiz
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do?vin=XXXXXXX ...

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do?vin=XXXXXXX

Replace 'XXXXXXX' with the last 7 digits of your VIN.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-11-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 715
Posted By ChezWhiz
That's a common issue. My '01 got the same codes...

That's a common issue. My '01 got the same codes and I just needed to replace the cam sensors (easy DIY job too). Replace all 4 oxygen sensors at the same time. Also, have him check a few other...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-28-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 750
Posted By ChezWhiz
What he said. Here you go:...

What he said.

Here you go: http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=BMW+X5+instrument+cluser+repair
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-18-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 655
Posted By ChezWhiz
Get the retail price for the parts at...

Get the retail price for the parts at http://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do?vin=XXXXXXX (replace the XXXXXXX with the last 7 of your VIN). No idea on the time but if he's quoting you 16 hrs labor for...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-05-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 868
Posted By ChezWhiz
Huh, speed sensor? Never heard of it. If you can...

Huh, speed sensor? Never heard of it. If you can find out what part it is check the price on http://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do?vin=XXXXXXX (substitute the last 7 of your VIN for XXXXXXX in the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-14-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,507
Posted By ChezWhiz
Ignoring remote issues for the moment, if the key...

Ignoring remote issues for the moment, if the key won't start the engine then the transponder in the key is dead and you must buy a new key. The transponders in the keys just die after awhile (I've...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-10-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,165
Posted By ChezWhiz
Question How much?

How much and where'd you order them?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-30-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 619
Posted By ChezWhiz
Yes ...

Yes

http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=%22reprogram+key%22+site%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.bimmerfest.com%2Fforums
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-16-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,471
Posted By ChezWhiz
"Is the wing mirror easy to take apart...?" ...

"Is the wing mirror easy to take apart...?"
-->Yes, you can search the forum or XOutpost.com for disassembly instructions. To fully remove the entire mirror:...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-04-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 809
Posted By ChezWhiz
Same thing happened to my '01 4.4i. In my case,...

Same thing happened to my '01 4.4i. In my case, it turned out to be a leak in one of the air bags used in the air suspension. However, there's also a known issue with loose connections to some of...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-31-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 750
Posted By ChezWhiz
Here, LMGTFY:...

Here, LMGTFY: http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=BMW+key+does+not+unlock+the+doors
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-16-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 869
Posted By ChezWhiz
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=FB53...

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=FB53&mospid=47747&btnr=11_3278&hg=11&fg=45
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-16-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 701
Posted By ChezWhiz
Seems like we just covered this topic recently....

Seems like we just covered this topic recently. Oh wait, we did...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=629886
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-16-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,159
Posted By ChezWhiz
Enter the last 7 digits of the VIN at the...

Enter the last 7 digits of the VIN at the following website to decode the options: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do

It's going to depend on how well it was maintained and even then it's a...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-06-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,920
Posted By ChezWhiz
This is a common problem on the X5 (my 130K mi...

This is a common problem on the X5 (my 130K mi '01 had 3 of 4 die on me). If you're so inclined you can DIY (see the article on http://www.xoutpost.com/file-x5tips.htm). If not, take it to the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-29-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,421
Posted By ChezWhiz
Replacing

1. There are two of them.
2. Buy this part from BMW only (don't go cheap).
3. I had the same issue w/ my '01. I believe that error code can also be caused by faulty O2 sensors (4 of those). You...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-12-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,822
Posted By ChezWhiz
My '01 had the same issue and I ended up having...

My '01 had the same issue and I ended up having to have the mass air sensor replaced. That code can pretty much be anything in the emission controls system. Start with the camshaft position sensors...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-07-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,328
Posted By ChezWhiz
Make sure they installed the correct windshield. ...

Make sure they installed the correct windshield.

I had mine replaced at BMW last year. I remember when I called to get a price quote the service rep asked me if I had rain sensors or not as there...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-06-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,068
Posted By ChezWhiz
Search the forum for "key FOB reprogram" and you...

Search the forum for "key FOB reprogram" and you should find several hits.

It depends on whether it's a key battery problem (discharged but rechargable battery or bad battery altogether that needs...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-29-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 684
Posted By ChezWhiz
If the dealer is charging you $250 then you...

If the dealer is charging you $250 then you should go to another dealer. The transponder in my only key for my '05 X5 stopped working (could lock/unlock remotely but not start engine) and I paid...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-27-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,157
Posted By ChezWhiz
If that doesn't do it check the fuel pump (you...

If that doesn't do it check the fuel pump (you were on the right track then for some reason replaced the spark plugs)...
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