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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By QSilver7
Is your battery charging light illuminated? It...

Is your battery charging light illuminated? It comes on when the alternator/charging system is having issues in keeping the battery charged.
...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) Yesterday, 07:33 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,074
Posted By QSilver7
The 7 doesn't have an "M series"...it was offered...

The 7 doesn't have an "M series"...it was offered a "sport pkg" that included some cosmetic items from the M parts bin (like the 3 spoke steering wheel & MPars). But there's no dedicated M7 series...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By QSilver7
I think you'll be happy with this choice. The...

I think you'll be happy with this choice. The 275/315 staggered setup is a great look...which is one of the features of the 4.6is & 4.8is that makes their wheels/tires so desirable as upgrades.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-28-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By QSilver7
edit: never mind...I missunderstood the concept....

edit: never mind...I missunderstood the concept. :( I was thinking this will prevent thhe remote central locking from workinig...but I could be wrong since this area isn't my strong suit.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-28-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By QSilver7
Can you help us help you better by giving more...

Can you help us help you better by giving more detais about this "fan"? There are multiple fans around the X5 depending on model year...aux pusher fan, radiator fan, HVAC blower fan, IHKA interior...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-28-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By QSilver7
Ditto chatcher...as well as what's already been...

Ditto chatcher...as well as what's already been mentioned. Not sure what model X5 you have (you don't have a sig with model/model year/build date info...and yur Mein Aut just lists X5 (which could...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-28-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By QSilver7
It means something in the SLS system has...

It means something in the SLS system has failed/malfunctioned and needs to be attended to:

(from owners manual)
...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-28-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By QSilver7
Any update...or is this a post-n-ghost? (appear...

Any update...or is this a post-n-ghost? (appear then disappear with no resolution) :)
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-27-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By QSilver7
If you want to use something other than the BMW...

If you want to use something other than the BMW recommended tire size...just type "tire size calculator" in a google search box so that you can stay within spec (3% of oe tire size as well as...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-27-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By QSilver7
duplicate post

duplicate post
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 66
Posted By QSilver7
You can guess by looking at the two different...

You can guess by looking at the two different IHKA control panels (or measure them)...or you coud also contact a site that sells them to see if the same button is sold for the e38 & e39: ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 405
Posted By QSilver7
Until you post back what DTC (diagnostic trouble...

Until you post back what DTC (diagnostic trouble codes) you pulled...there's not much we can say. There are too many systems and sensors involved with the electronics emmissions system to pull a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-26-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By QSilver7
Here's a vendor that sells oe refurbs and...

Here's a vendor that sells oe refurbs and replicas. Don't get excited at the top of the page...the e39 generation wheels are toward the bottom of the link to this age. Nte that the vendor does list...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-26-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By QSilver7
You've ruled out the ignition switch...have you...

You've ruled out the ignition switch...have you ruled out the ignition cylinder/barrel as the culprit?

The design of the cylinder/barrel has been pretty much the sa mm e for decades...and every...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-26-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 364
Posted By QSilver7
Go back to the owners manual and take note of the...

Go back to the owners manual and take note of the difference between Check Control's PRIORITY 1 & PRIORITY 2 warnings.

Priority 1 warnings occur & appear immediately & are the ones that could...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-26-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 14,118
Posted By QSilver7
It's easy to check the console switch's...

It's easy to check the console switch's harness...I'm assuming you have an auto tranny...if so, just squeeze the base of the leather around the gearshift & this allows you to access the lower side of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-25-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 433
Posted By QSilver7
E38 tires are too big for the e39. The e39 needs...

E38 tires are too big for the e39. The e39 needs 235/40/18 (fr) & 265/35/18 (rr). The overall diamenter of the tires mounted to the e38 is greater than 3% which can cause issues with ABS/DSC...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-24-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By QSilver7
You can get the warning lights you've mentioned...

You can get the warning lights you've mentioned when the battery voltage is lower than what it should be (at 11.89 volts the battery is at 0% state of charge).

And until you can resolve the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-23-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 14,118
Posted By QSilver7
Regarding the console switch...what have you...

Regarding the console switch...what have you tried? Have you checked to see if it's plugged in? Have you or anyone else spilt a drink on the console? If yes, the switch needs to be removed & cleaned...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-22-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 16,424
Posted By QSilver7
Do you have the MID set-up or the IRIS? This has...

Do you have the MID set-up or the IRIS? This has been discussed before (at least I've been in this discussion before)...but I can't remember if it was here or BimForums e39 forum.

Both units have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-22-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By QSilver7
I hope you vented the battery. (battery vent...

I hope you vented the battery.

(battery vent tube: image by Bluebee)
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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-22-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By QSilver7
Did the OP replace the brake sensors as well? If...

Did the OP replace the brake sensors as well? If the CHECK BRAKE LINING message appears...it means that one of the sensors is toast and the pads on that axle should be replaced. You can't reuse the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-22-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By QSilver7
A 2000 e38 what? Did you check your front & rear...

A 2000 e38 what? Did you check your front & rear fuses? The trunk fuse box is above the battery(s) and behind the insulation...should also be a fuse index and diagram of the fuse box on back of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-22-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,802
Posted By QSilver7
Yes...all e39s have an interior trunk release...

Yes...all e39s have an interior trunk release button (at least the models imported to the USA)...but the problem can occur if you leave your trunk lock cylender turned horizontal ( -- )...this puts...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-22-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By QSilver7
:thumbup: Great...glad all seems well. Thanks...

:thumbup: Great...glad all seems well. Thanks for posting back that your issue seems to be resolved. :)
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