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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-22-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,601
Posted By nikasp
Hi, I don't think it's the heat but the problem...

Hi, I don't think it's the heat but the problem bulb did not fit 'snugly' in the socket on my car, allowing it to rattle a bit. I bent the metal parts in the socket ever so slightly so the bulb sits...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-12-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 592
Posted By nikasp
I got some contradicting info but my (large) BMW...

I got some contradicting info but my (large) BMW dealer/shop says it's under the manifold and someone working at a BMW dealer says the same. I.e. have to lift the manifold off again. I did take...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-10-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 592
Posted By nikasp
Question E83 LCI (2007/03), M47N2 engine - where is the glow control unit located?

I could not find it and had to abort the job. I loosened one plastic plate underneath but could not really find the black box around all other black stuff in a wet and dark engine...

After some...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-12-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,601
Posted By nikasp
You have tail lights and turn signals easy...

You have tail lights and turn signals easy accessible on the side. On my European model I then have two fog lights and panic brake lights inside the lid panel.

The lid panel is fastened with 9...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-12-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,601
Posted By nikasp
BigShark, maybe your car is a US-make but for me...

BigShark, maybe your car is a US-make but for me the real culprit has been the rear fog lights (2 in total, one on each side of the plate) which you can light up manually with a button by the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2013, 03:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,848
Posted By nikasp
Thanks a lot, did not find the right keywords...

Thanks a lot, did not find the right keywords myself. http://www.xoutpost.com/articles/x3/body-style/16752-how-install-bmw-factory-trailer-hitch-2006-x3.html This was *very* detailed and just what I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-02-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,848
Posted By nikasp
Was there a lot of stuff to remove and was it...

Was there a lot of stuff to remove and was it necessary to tear the whole bumper down? Have the TIS on another computer.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-22-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,601
Posted By nikasp
Now the warning light is finally gone. Seems as...

Now the warning light is finally gone. Seems as if my European 2007 LCI has an extra 5W bulb inside the high beam slot for parking light contrary to the US models that uses the turn signal instead.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,601
Posted By nikasp
Alright, some idiot had taken out the 5A fuse for...

Alright, some idiot had taken out the 5A fuse for the right parking light and never put it back in - causing some headache :) The left parking light had blown so I'll swap that and hope all works...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,601
Posted By nikasp
Will have a look. I updated my earlier post with...

Will have a look. I updated my earlier post with the manual. Weird that both front turn signals work but when park light is on only the left turn signal lights up (as you wrote that may overtake a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,601
Posted By nikasp
Will do, but why the heck does the same bulb...

Will do, but why the heck does the same bulb function when I turn on the turn signal? Does it have two set of wires inside. My brain is mush right now :) (stressed out about work stuff).

Seems as...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,601
Posted By nikasp
Hmm, I bought a couple of new W16W 16W light...

Hmm, I bought a couple of new W16W 16W light bulbs from my BMW dealer. I replaced the blown one first - no succes. Then the second brake light one as well and still the warning light comes on. Any...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,601
Posted By nikasp
No visible bulb blown - but warning in the dash (E83 2007)

EDIT - replacing the blown rear right lower brake Light did NOT solve it...:
It was as simple as one of the normal rear brake lights. When I previously inspected myself against a large supermarket...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-09-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,610
Posted By nikasp
How did this end? I have a slight noise too and I...

How did this end? I have a slight noise too and I am pretty sure it comes from the rail. I hear it all the time when driving in queues slowly. Accelerate slightly = clunk and let go off the pedal =...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-21-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,472
Posted By nikasp
I got the BMW OEM rack car and we have a roof box...

I got the BMW OEM rack car and we have a roof box on the other car. Since I am travelling alone this time I may not move the roof box to my car and have the skis inside. Will have plenty of room...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2011, 04:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,472
Posted By nikasp
Hard to put ski sack back after it's been opened?

I have never used mine but intend to next week. I have a roof rack though but may take it off and have the skis inside, travelling alone this time.

Question:
I tried with mild violence to open it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-12-2011, 02:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,781
Posted By nikasp
That was a good explanation.

That was a good explanation.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-11-2011, 05:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,781
Posted By nikasp
Thanks! Now I am certain that it is brake smell =...

Thanks! Now I am certain that it is brake smell = not good at all. It was really bad conditions today so I'll remember to turn on DTC when I go semi-offroading like today. BTW, I love this car...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-11-2011, 05:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,781
Posted By nikasp
hi kenza, slow reply since it has not been so...

hi kenza, slow reply since it has not been so snowy here. Until today - people without 4WD have been stuck all over the place. I beleieve I am wearing my brakes by not turning on DTC.

Am I correct...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-03-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,781
Posted By nikasp
Ive come across some threads about diesel...

Ive come across some threads about diesel particulate filter refresh that could possibly be what I am noticing. It is a very brief thing and I see no smoke. The smell goes away quickly but is a very...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-03-2011, 12:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,781
Posted By nikasp
Cause?

Hi guys, did you ever figure this one out? I have noticed a burnt smell three times now during really simple manouvres in snow, for a 4WD car. Just driving slowly uphill on a very snowy parking lot...
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