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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-07-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 0
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Posted By pwdoc16
Ignition switch/cruise control

Had a faulty ignition switch on '06 X5 replaced a few days ago right before July 4th holiday. Then went out of town and noticed my cruise control would not engage. Is there a link between the two? ...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-26-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,096
Posted By pwdoc16
Thanks. I always do check it & fill it, just...

Thanks. I always do check it & fill it, just wanted to know if its common. Seems like it wouldn't be.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-26-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,096
Posted By pwdoc16
repeated check oil level warning

Repeatedly get 'check oil level' warning. just got oil change 3 mo. ago. Is it common for 2006 X5 to need oil added between oil changes?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-14-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,219
Posted By pwdoc16
Thanks for the input, guys. found a new oem boot...

Thanks for the input, guys. found a new oem boot online for $15 and my indy installed it for $100. Also my indy did the battery for $188, so I am off and running with a few extra bucks in my pocket...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-13-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,219
Posted By pwdoc16
Question Throttle boot

Went to the dealership for some final work as i am just coming out of my certified warranty. They said i had a tear in the "throttle boot" and it could be replaced for $290. Also said I should...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-14-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 17,126
Posted By pwdoc16
Shouldn't they fix this boot under warranty at...

Shouldn't they fix this boot under warranty at the dealer...mine wanted $300+ and said it wasn't covered on my certified vehicle? Seems like it wouldn't be a "maintenance" item.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-11-2011, 11:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,226
Posted By pwdoc16
I paid him to install new rotors and brake pads;...

I paid him to install new rotors and brake pads; when returned due to squealing, he "buffed-up the rotors pretty good and burnished the brakes" we were told. I think that the damage to the appearance...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-11-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,226
Posted By pwdoc16
rotor and brakes problems

Had my 2006 X5 rotors and breaks done and now my SAV sounds like an old service truck with squealing worse than any bad movie sound effect. The tech looked at it again, said he could burnish the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-02-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 950
Posted By pwdoc16
Sudden reduction in mileage

My wife has an '06 x5 3.0, and has complained over the last 4 weeks about getting poor mileage... "just burning through the premium gas". Any thoughts?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-08-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,609
Posted By pwdoc16
Question "Check break Linings" warning message - what to think?

My wife's '06 X5 3.0 has consistently had warning lamps or messages appear for various issues. The latest is, upon starting the vehicle.."check brake linings". Is this merely a brakepad issue or a...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-29-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 19,059
Posted By pwdoc16
Don't pay the dealer to replace tail light bulbs....

Don't pay the dealer to replace tail light bulbs. Got a 2 pack of bulbs from rockauto.com for $1.27 + $1.43 s/h...less than 5 bucks. Once you remove the rear inside panel just locate which of the...
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