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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-30-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 91
Posted By QSilver7
First, you have to be sure you have the options...

First, you have to be sure you have the options listed below...as well as the TCU module still installed. Having navigation alone is NOT an indicator that you have bluetooth.

KL R = ignition...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-30-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By QSilver7
http://engine-codes.com/p0171_bmw.html ...

http://engine-codes.com/p0171_bmw.html
http://engine-codes.com/p0174_bmw.html
http://engine-codes.com/p1355_bmw.html
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-29-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By QSilver7
Ditto...if you don't have an OBD II scanner...

Ditto...if you don't have an OBD II scanner (which you can pick up on Amazon.com for sometimes between $17-$25)...you can drive over to a local AutoZone or PepBoys etc...and ask to borrow or if they...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-29-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By QSilver7
There's nothing of any value to say until you've...

There's nothing of any value to say until you've had the codes read then post back your DTC (diagnostic trouble code). The SES light illuminates when a fault code has been registered by a sensor...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-28-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By QSilver7
oops...duplicate post

oops...duplicate post
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-28-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By QSilver7
There is a slight design difference with the BMW...

There is a slight design difference with the BMW oe storage partition vs the oe ash tray...the one side is curved which facilitates removing change or other small items:
...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-28-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By QSilver7
This is mentioned in the owners manual..to NOT...

This is mentioned in the owners manual..to NOT lock passengers or pets inside the vehicle. If you are leaving passengers in the car, let THEM lock the car using the central lock button on the center...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-28-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 33,039
Posted By QSilver7
Check all fuses (glovebox & rear cargo area) that...

Check all fuses (glovebox & rear cargo area) that have to do with central locking. Make sure that the fuel filler flap locks when you lock the car from outside (with the key manually or...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-28-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By QSilver7
Have you had your battery checked? Just because...

Have you had your battery checked? Just because the dash lights up and interior lights come on (doesn't take much to illuminate those things)...doesn't mean that your battery's voltage is too low to...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-28-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By QSilver7
Again, I'd love to see the GT-1 screen to see...

Again, I'd love to see the GT-1 screen to see what they actually did since again...there is NOTHING in the e53 to code for a battery. And as stated in the BMW document above...the IBS (intelligent...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-28-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 298
Posted By QSilver7
Don't forget to either write the "P"codes down or...

Don't forget to either write the "P"codes down or have them print it out. The OBD II code reader is what they'll be using to check which DTC (diagnostic trouble code) that's been registered by the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-26-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By QSilver7
Johnstern hit the nail on the head. If you were...

Johnstern hit the nail on the head. If you were pressing the button with the arrows & windshield icon on it...you're pressing the wrong button for regulated defrosting.

The regular defrost button...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-26-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 358
Posted By QSilver7
Any "coding" of a component requires...

Any "coding" of a component requires software/hardware that can communicate with the car's communication bus system. The BMW proprietary equipment will be GT-1/DIS/MoDic...but there is aftermarket...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-26-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By QSilver7
The next time you think that a no start situation...

The next time you think that a no start situation may be the battery...always remember that if the instrument cluster illuminates...in 10 seconds you can do TEST 9 (if your cluster is UNLOCKED) you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-26-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By QSilver7
Thanks for the update. Glad it all worked...

Thanks for the update. Glad it all worked out...and I hope you took a rag and cleaned all around the opening (top side & inside the hole) in case there's some grit dirt...and then lubricated the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-26-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By QSilver7
If you do a bit of searching...you can find old...

If you do a bit of searching...you can find old threads that may have links to download an upgraded software for the Nav that will get rid of the "nag" screen...or at least make it turn off after a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-26-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By QSilver7
You plug an OBD II code reader into your OBD II...

You plug an OBD II code reader into your OBD II port. This is what I keep in my glovebox...but again, if you live in any of the states other than the ones listed above...you can drive over there and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-26-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 358
Posted By QSilver7
This is not odd at all. The e39 was produced...

This is not odd at all. The e39 was produced form June 1996 through sometime in 2003. There are multiple IHKA units during that production as the climate systme changed.

For instance, early...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-26-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By QSilver7
Depending on which state you live in (you have no...

Depending on which state you live in (you have no location info)...auto parts stores will read the OBD II codes for free. California, Hawaii, & Oregon (I believe) don't allow this.

As stated...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-26-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 370
Posted By QSilver7
If you do have to jump start the vehicle...

If you do have to jump start the vehicle (stranded out in a dark, cold, lonely parking lot)...always use the engine bay terminals if possible (this is also where I charge the vehicle from if hooked...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-24-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By QSilver7
To sort of quote Hillary Clinton..."what...

To sort of quote Hillary Clinton..."what difference does it make"...if you are using the 11 digit BMW part number found on your existing regulator.

You can always verify parts BEFORE ordering...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-24-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By QSilver7
Where is this located...I'm not sure of the...

Where is this located...I'm not sure of the direction of the car (front/rear) at first glance...and what side of the car (left/right)? But I guess that looks like front suspension parts running to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-24-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By QSilver7
You don't have to replace the hood switch to...

You don't have to replace the hood switch to determine if it's the culprit...you can just unplug it...if the false alarms stop...then you pretty much found the culprit. It's up to you if you want yo...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-23-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By QSilver7
Did you get a chance to google any of these DTC...

Did you get a chance to google any of these DTC (diagnostic trouble codes) to see if there's any info out there already about them?

Remember, one code could be causing the other codes...for...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-23-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 370
Posted By QSilver7
I'm going to assume you have the high instrument...

I'm going to assume you have the high instrument cluster (has the 20 digit alpha/numeric display). There are 21 TESTs (give or take a few) that give access to the input/output data that is sent to...
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