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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-08-2012, 06:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,545
Posted By williamX5
AAAhhh.. My fault... Kinda... It might be the...

AAAhhh.. My fault... Kinda... It might be the same item I am thinking about but I didn't pull up an 04, which is different than my 01... Yours is flipped over so the filter comes out the bottom...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-07-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,545
Posted By williamX5
Good day, Without actually taking my oil...

Good day,

Without actually taking my oil filter canister apart, I can't be positive, but I believe it is an anti-flow back valve or flow regulation valve of some kind that sits in the bottom of...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-07-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,386
Posted By williamX5
Good day all!! Well, I found out what the...

Good day all!!

Well, I found out what the problem was... Some may believe this and others may not, but it was the battery... I bought the X5 with a weak battery... It would start fine and...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-23-2012, 05:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,099
Posted By williamX5
Good day, The 4x4 and ABS are probably a...

Good day,

The 4x4 and ABS are probably a result of low voltage... I had it happen when I picked up my X5 from the dealership... I had to jump it and then reset the lights by turning the wheels...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-22-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,386
Posted By williamX5
Thanks Seattle!! I will try that when I get...

Thanks Seattle!! I will try that when I get home... What I don't understand is why the gauge would continue to operate correctly (still head toward empty as fuel was used) after I filled up on our...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-21-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,386
Posted By williamX5
Faulty gas gauge...

Good day all!!

I am getting close to getting back home to my X5... I bought it cheap with more than a few things wrong with it... They were all fairly easy to fix, but the gas gauge issue has...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-21-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 675
Posted By williamX5
Good day, My first guess would be the sway...

Good day,

My first guess would be the sway bar end links... But that will always be my first easy guess as I got my X5 needing them... They make one heck of a rattle over rough roads at the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-21-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,692
Posted By williamX5
Good day, When you say it rev'd up... How...

Good day,

When you say it rev'd up... How many RPM's and how quickly did the 3x's happen? It sounds like a sensor to me... I'm thinking it is the gas pedal system, but I am still new to this...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-20-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 644
Posted By williamX5
Good day, This is a common problem with...

Good day,

This is a common problem with the fans in BMW's... It is called an FSU (Final Stage Unit)... I replaced this in my 98 E39 and my friend has one failed in his E36... It is number 3...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-17-2012, 12:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 810
Posted By williamX5
Good day, What you are looking for is the...

Good day,

What you are looking for is the other end of this connector... It will probably be easier for the dealer to look up the part number for it... It's number 14 at the site below...
...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-14-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,348
Posted By williamX5
Good day!! According to Realoem dot com...

Good day!!

According to Realoem dot com the two differentials have different gears... The 4.4L has 3.64 gears but the 4.8L has 3.91 gears... Now, will the housing physically fit one another? ...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-13-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,629
Posted By williamX5
Good day, I did the same thing but I...

Good day,

I did the same thing but I didn't get any problems when I put the charger on it... I think my battery voltage didn't drop far enough to cause issues with the electronics (they don't...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-13-2012, 01:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,154
Posted By williamX5
Good day and maybe GOOD NEWS!!! I just...

Good day and maybe GOOD NEWS!!!

I just found this thread and oddly it probably applies to you Ryan!! Not having NAV, I didn't think the NAV unit was NOT the radio itself... Now I know... Read...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-13-2012, 01:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 717
Posted By williamX5
Good day, It looks heavy enough to be a...

Good day,

It looks heavy enough to be a suspension bolt or a bolt for the bottom pan brace... Did you have any work done to the X5 lately? This bolt looks like it was sitting on something under...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-13-2012, 01:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,360
Posted By williamX5
Good day, First and foremost, WELCOME!!! ...

Good day,

First and foremost, WELCOME!!!

Having been an instructor for the Army, I will say that ALMOST no question is stupid when you don't know the answer... Generally, I would give the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-13-2012, 12:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,836
Posted By williamX5
Good day! I would imagine you can do a...

Good day!

I would imagine you can do a battery charger hook up to the terminals under the hood as long as you aren't pushing a huge amount of amps or working outside the car battery voltages......
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-13-2012, 12:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,154
Posted By williamX5
Good day! Working from a computer background...

Good day!

Working from a computer background as well as mechanical, it sounds more like a logic problem from the NAV DVD unit in the trunk to the display... Almost as if there is a cable...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-11-2012, 01:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,084
Posted By williamX5
Good day, I did a search and came up with...

Good day,

I did a search and came up with this... This is specifically for a 2005, but I would imagine it will work for your 06.......


1.Press and hold the trip odometer button.
2.Insert...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-11-2012, 01:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 843
Posted By williamX5
Good day, Well, the brightest you can get...

Good day,

Well, the brightest you can get without melting something due to excessive heat is to go with an LED version... They have them on ebay... I don't know about painfully bright, but why...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-11-2012, 01:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,154
Posted By williamX5
Good day, I don't have Nav, but if the...

Good day,

I don't have Nav, but if the problem started with you replacing the ribbon in your cluster (instrument?), then I would say there is a cable that isn't connected all the way on the back...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-10-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 884
Posted By williamX5
Good day!! It souds like CCV, but I can't...

Good day!!

It souds like CCV, but I can't say for sure... There are a few quick tests for proper CCV operation... You could do a search for those and give them a try... Something about...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-10-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By williamX5
Good day!! I agree with 1hander... I had...

Good day!!

I agree with 1hander... I had a 98 SHO that blew the front seal due to a restriction in the cooling lines that backed up pressure in the system all the way to the pump... Yours...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-09-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,421
Posted By williamX5
Good day, Was the red light blinking on...

Good day,

Was the red light blinking on the mirror when you tried your key? Did it change to a solid red for a longer time then blink again? Are there a lot of BMW's in the parking area where...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-09-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 572
Posted By williamX5
Good day! Does the steering wheel shake? ...

Good day!

Does the steering wheel shake? Does the shake get worse the harder you press on the brakes? That symptom would be the rotors... Otherwise I would agree with phill20... ...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-09-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,024
Posted By williamX5
Good day, There is an easy fix for this as...

Good day,

There is an easy fix for this as I just did it on my 5 two weeks ago... It requires taking the radio down to circuit boards and the connectors on them... The problem is the glue used...
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