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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-09-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By DBU
I think iWiNi-app BMW might be able to reset...

I think iWiNi-app BMW might be able to reset that, or at least diagnose it. The app is available for iPhone and Android phones.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-09-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 234
Posted By DBU
Exclamation BMW switch oil supplier AND PACKAGING

This post should probably be posted across all model sub-boards and/or the DIY section...

With the switch from Castrol to Shell oil, BMW also changed the packaging. The old Castrol stuff was in US...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-29-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By DBU
I believe you are right. I Googled "6935024" and...

I believe you are right. I Googled "6935024" and there were quite a few hits. Give it a try... Cheers-
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-29-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By DBU
Your title was so funny :rofl: - I had to look. ...

Your title was so funny :rofl: - I had to look. This amplifier is located at the very bottom of the spare wheel compartment (at least on models that actually have a spare tire. Not sure where it...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-28-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By DBU
I feel your pain... What finally worked for me...

I feel your pain... What finally worked for me was to snake a piece of string under the top rubber part, put on leather gloves, wrap string around one hand and then pulling on the string as hard as...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-28-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By DBU
Welcome the The Fest. You have a Bimmer - not a...

Welcome the The Fest. You have a Bimmer - not a Beamer. The latter is actually a motorcycle made by BMW. Enjoy the forums - lot's of good info here.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-28-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 794
Posted By DBU
I'm not a mechanic - nor do I play one on TV. ...

I'm not a mechanic - nor do I play one on TV. But a quick Google search on "Why do catalytic converters fail?" seems to indicate that they fail because of other problems in the motor. In other...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-25-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,706
Posted By DBU
Thanks. I did manage to wiggle out both coils....

Thanks. I did manage to wiggle out both coils. The trick seems to be to rotate the coils a bit first to break the seal and then use a zip-tie or string to lift them out. So, in the end I left the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-25-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,706
Posted By DBU
To replace the spark plugs, I did take the cabin...

To replace the spark plugs, I did take the cabin air cowling out (had done that before when I installed alarm siren). No way my big hands can get to the back three spark plugs. Cylinder 1, 2, 6, 5...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-06-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By DBU
Both of those hypotheses could turn out to be...

Both of those hypotheses could turn out to be 'the one.' Battery is coming up on three years so a tad early for that being an issue. Drove the car some more tonight and no lights came on. I am...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-06-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By DBU
Yellow Brake and 4x4 Lights - Fixed

2007 X3.0 SI - 95K on the clock but only abt 12,000 since transfer box replaced under extended warranty.
Yellow brake and 4x4 light came on. Car drove it's usual great - nothing unusual. Tires still...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-03-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By DBU
Exactly. Any audio-knowledgeable folks out...

Exactly.

Any audio-knowledgeable folks out there that can get these woofers going for us?

I did losen the speaker cover enough to physically see the speakers alright. But it looks like we have...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-02-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By DBU
If the car is 'new' to you, perhaps it was coded...

If the car is 'new' to you, perhaps it was coded for the headlights to stay on all the time :dunno:
Green dot indicator light on switch tells you that the headlights are on - nothing to do with...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-02-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By DBU
Same question on my 2007 530I. The sound system...

Same question on my 2007 530I. The sound system in my wife's 2007 X3 (E83) is soo much better, so I too checked for sound from the under-seat speakers: Nothing :thumbdwn:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-12-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By DBU
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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-12-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By DBU
My wife picked one up at Marshalls. She...

My wife picked one up at Marshalls. She occasionally ferries a friend's dog around. This one is not BMW specific but it attaches nicely to the four headrests. Anyway, made by "Aussie Naturals"...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-12-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By DBU
To establish where noise is coming from, apply...

To establish where noise is coming from, apply duct tape all around the edges of your closed sunroof and go for a spin. Any difference in the noise level? If yes, look no further. If no, well - you...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-12-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By DBU
To both posters: Take a close look at your...

To both posters: Take a close look at your sunroof and its allignment with the roof panel. I had excessive noise from the sunroof (big increase in noise when I opened the manual shade). For years I...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-10-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 851
Posted By DBU
If the battery is the original, look no further;...

If the battery is the original, look no further; replace battery and don't overlook having it "registered" in your car's computer. Coming to think of it, PERHAPS that isn't required for an '04. ...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-10-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 675
Posted By DBU
Completely normal behavior.

Completely normal behavior.
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 06-20-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,265
Posted By DBU
Anyone needing side mirrors, I have both left and...

Anyone needing side mirrors, I have both left and right mirror glass for sale. PM me.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-05-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,019
Posted By DBU
Thanks for the reply and your time. Do you have...

Thanks for the reply and your time.
Do you have active steering and/or roll stabilization?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-05-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,019
Posted By DBU
Thanks, but I do not have 'Active Roll...

Thanks, but I do not have 'Active Roll Stabilization' which was part of the 'Sports Package' as far as I remember.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-04-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,019
Posted By DBU
Power Steering Fluid - ATF or CHF?

The Bentley manual warns us not to mix the two types of power steering fluid. And it sounds like the car could have been built with either type. The circular green label on my PS reservoir fell off...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-03-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,226
Posted By DBU
Wind noise and water tightness are too different...

Wind noise and water tightness are too different and unrelated things.

For the wind noise, I have had good luck with applying a strip of black athletic tape on top of the seal on the window. ...
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