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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-19-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By jviss
Thanks very much!

Thanks very much!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-18-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By jviss
Whoops! Thanks. I wonder if a moderator could...

Whoops! Thanks. I wonder if a moderator could move it?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-18-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By jviss
Ignition Coil Pack Puller Tool

Sorry if this is covered elsewhere, but I searched and couldn't find anything.

I have had a few incidents with my 2006 BMW X3 that led to a coil pack replacement. Upon starting from cold, the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 120,323
Posted By jviss
Is this a transfer case problem?

Greetings,

Wow, there's a lot here, I've only gotten through a couple of pages so far; but I'm a bit panicky, so please excuse!

I have a 2006 X3, automatic transmission, with just over 116,000...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-09-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,157
Posted By jviss
Solved. Thanks for the input on this. I just...

Solved. Thanks for the input on this. I just kept trying and trying the pairing and connection dance, and it finally stuck. I can't say for sure what exactly I did.

The phone book never...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-09-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,977
Posted By jviss
Me too!

2006 X3.

Dead at the airport on Friday after returning from a six day trip. Fortunately Logan (Boston) airport has an excellent, free auto assistance service, and we got a jump.

So, I know...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-14-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,157
Posted By jviss
Thanks, but it's a brand new phone, and I don't...

Thanks, but it's a brand new phone, and I don't think it's trivial to remove the battery. I don't think there's anything wrong with the phone, it paired to my computer fine.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-14-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,157
Posted By jviss
HTC One and 2006 X3 won't pair (bluetooth)

Just got an HTC One via T-Mobile. I tried several times to pair it with the X3, and never got to first base - the HTC never sees the X3 bluetooth. Has anyone successfully paired these two, who...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,104
Posted By jviss
How do you reprogram the fobs?

How do you reprogram the fobs?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,104
Posted By jviss
New one? Key fob unlocks but doesn't lock.

Here's the sequence of events.

I have two keys, one I use all the time (1), the other (2) almost never.

The other night, very cold out, (1) wouldn't lock. I locked manually.

Later it worked...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-18-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,313
Posted By jviss
Follow-up

I just replaced the FSU and that was it! Hooray for this forum!

It was a bit tough to do. I followed the excellent instructions with pictures here:
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-16-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,313
Posted By jviss
Update

So, the blower actually blew some air this morning, at about low to medium-low speed; the control was set on high. When I stopped to run into a store and returned, upon restarting the car, it wasn't...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-15-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,313
Posted By jviss
Not sure what this means.

Not sure what this means.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-15-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,313
Posted By jviss
Thanks, but your reply is confusing to me; seems...

Thanks, but your reply is confusing to me; seems internally inconsistent. If the blower doesn't work, and it didn't chirp before quitting, it would likely not be the blower, no?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-15-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,313
Posted By jviss
Any way to test these things? Anyway, I...

Any way to test these things?

Anyway, I found:

BMW dealer, $182, in stock.
NAPA, $92, special order.
Autozone, $77, special order.
Some guy on eBay, new, $39. That's what I bought.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-14-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,313
Posted By jviss
Cabin blower fan stopped working

I searched, but couldn't find anything that helped.

Yesterday, my blow didn't work. All the controls seem to work O.K., but I just don't get any air flow.

Any suggestions on where to start,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-09-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,202
Posted By jviss
I'd like to know, too. Thanks for the pics!

I'd like to know, too.

Thanks for the pics!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-22-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,084
Posted By jviss
Thanks. I replaced the battery with a Maxx H8...

Thanks. I replaced the battery with a Maxx H8 from Wal_Mart; $99. The battery recommended in the guide at the store was the H6, but this is smaller. The H8 appears dimensionally identical to the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-22-2011, 04:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,084
Posted By jviss
more data

Magic eye on the battery was black, even after a 45 minute drive, and a couple of hours on a low current batter charger/maintainer. Will install a new battery this morning (Maxx H8) and see....
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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-21-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,084
Posted By jviss
Very hard starting this morning

I have noticed very slightly harder starting over the last few months. Today, the car wouldn't start at all, at first. Seemed to crank well, but never caught. WIth repeated tries, I heard a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-28-2011, 04:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,717
Posted By jviss
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=492497
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-26-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 69,229
Posted By jviss
Nice!

Thanks! Bosch 72202 is $12.99 at Advance Auto Parts. I have Amazon Prime, which is 2 day free shipping, and there it's $11.35, minus a $2.00 rebate making it $9.35. It's a mail in rebate good...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-26-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 69,229
Posted By jviss
Oil change pumps

I recently completed my first DIY oil change on my '06 X3 and I thought I'd share my experiences.

I used to hate the big mess that resulted from changing the oil on my Land Rover Discoveries, as...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-25-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,958
Posted By jviss
Is that really so? I have heard that before, and...

Is that really so? I have heard that before, and believed it, and I even think I know the mechanism that drives that phenomenon, but I have never seen a cogent explanation of why that is so.

It...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-23-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,405
Posted By jviss
No dip stick.

Who is the ****head engineer at BMW who decided you didn't need a dipstick? With dipstick models, the owner's manual says to check the oil level every time you get gas. What are they saying now? ...
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