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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Today, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By bmwbob89
Check and see if the wiring loom going into the...

Check and see if the wiring loom going into the lid is shorting out. The wires can crack and short together. Then power goes from the brake light to the latch. That can happen on the other cars so...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-05-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By bmwbob89
If the engine quit something bad was going on. It...

If the engine quit something bad was going on. It would not just quit from an expansion tank leak. It could quit if it was severely overheated. There is a bigger story here. They usually don't get...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-04-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By bmwbob89
Was the engine overheated when the tank went?...

Was the engine overheated when the tank went? They don't have a timing belt so I'm assuming you mean the fan belt.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-25-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By bmwbob89
You need someone with a GT1 or similar diagnostic...

You need someone with a GT1 or similar diagnostic tool. Then you can scan it and see what is wrong. Mine just needed a holder for the front one that was broken. It also had the long beep. There is a...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-25-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By bmwbob89
Look on eBay. There is a guy who repairs them for...

Look on eBay. There is a guy who repairs them for a fair price.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-25-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By bmwbob89
Do some searching. There is a post with...

Do some searching. There is a post with instructions on closing it and then disabling it. I've done it to ta few of them. Not too hard and it works.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-27-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By bmwbob89
Look around here a little. Do a search. I just...

Look around here a little. Do a search. I just answered this a week or so ago.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-27-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By bmwbob89
Sorry posted on the wrong thread.

Sorry posted on the wrong thread.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-16-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By bmwbob89
Here ya go! ...

Here ya go!

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=284615&highlight=panaramic+roof
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-16-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By bmwbob89
Yes do a search. There are directions on how to...

Yes do a search. There are directions on how to disable the rear roof. I've done it on several vehicles and it is a great fix.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-07-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 940
Posted By bmwbob89
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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-07-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,418
Posted By bmwbob89
I've seen them go into transport mode. It should...

I've seen them go into transport mode. It should not happen but it does. You need a GTI or a compatible computer to release it.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-03-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 16,927
Posted By bmwbob89
Here are the instructions I found and they are...

Here are the instructions I found and they are from TFH.
https://docs.google.com/document/edi...thkey=CJOxga4O

I will do this today or tomorrow and report back. One of the front sliders was...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-04-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By bmwbob89
Owners manual is the most unread book in the...

Owners manual is the most unread book in the world!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-14-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,062
Posted By bmwbob89
Retail on coil is about 58.00 they charge you for...

Retail on coil is about 58.00 they charge you for fault checking and the repair. Not to say that is not a bit high but welcome to BMW ownership.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-12-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By bmwbob89
You might be able to get a extendable mirror down...

You might be able to get a extendable mirror down there and look. Its kinda hard to see.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-12-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By bmwbob89
Check the lower intake boot for cracks/splits at...

Check the lower intake boot for cracks/splits at the hose that goers to the idle valve. Common issue.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-12-2013, 03:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,654
Posted By bmwbob89
Make sure the smaller hose at the top of the tank...

Make sure the smaller hose at the top of the tank is fully seated. It is rather difficult to get it completely snapped in. Look at another one and make sure yours is seated.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-04-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By bmwbob89
Have a shop put the car in the air and drive it....

Have a shop put the car in the air and drive it. You can then find the noise.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-14-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 800
Posted By bmwbob89
To disable the key they have to go into the...

To disable the key they have to go into the system with the computer and manually do it. Its worth the labor to get this done. Make sure you have all of your keys with you so they know which one to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-09-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,980
Posted By bmwbob89
The noise is most likely the interior temp sensor...

The noise is most likely the interior temp sensor fan in the heater panel. Take a listen and see . It should power down after a while.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-01-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,557
Posted By bmwbob89
Why not diagnose the leak first. Throwing parts...

Why not diagnose the leak first. Throwing parts at it is not a great solution.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-01-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,357
Posted By bmwbob89
They updated it so it doesn't freeze shut with...

They updated it so it doesn't freeze shut with sludge and destroy your engine.
Moisture accumulating in the engine oil separator; hose to oil dipstick guide tube; or the orifice in the dipstick...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-23-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,557
Posted By bmwbob89
Its the Auto Trans thermostat. Get a new one and...

Its the Auto Trans thermostat. Get a new one and install it. It is needed and I would not drive it with it in pieces. Remove it completely and you can drive it a little. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-16-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,017
Posted By bmwbob89
Yep I think you have found the answer. Good thing...

Yep I think you have found the answer. Good thing somebody noticed it before the lines leaked and caused you another tow. You would not have completely lost your brakes but the pedal would have...
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