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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-27-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 508
Posted By wamcneil
Hi, You might want to start a new thread on...

Hi,
You might want to start a new thread on your issue. You'll probably get more meaningful input with a new thread and a complete description of the present issue(s).
Mine was definitely nothing...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-19-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 508
Posted By wamcneil
Thanks. My wife gave them the go-ahed to order a...

Thanks. My wife gave them the go-ahed to order a key yesterday. I called and fussed and the service adviser finally re-consulted with the master tech and backed off
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-19-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 508
Posted By wamcneil
New development... The dealer called and said...

New development...
The dealer called and said they have some indication that the key was bad (service adviser didn't know exactly what indications), and told my wife that we needed to order a new...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-18-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 508
Posted By wamcneil
Thanks everybody. Maybe I just can't hear the...

Thanks everybody. Maybe I just can't hear the pump running and the problem is the starter. Come to think of it... I don't think I hear the pump in the 330Ci either...
Regardless, though, this is...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-16-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 508
Posted By wamcneil
Thanks. It does sound like the starter thread. ...

Thanks. It does sound like the starter thread. This car has 130k mi BTW.
Is it significant that I cannot hear the fuel pump when turning on the ignition?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-16-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 508
Posted By wamcneil
2006 x3 - no start advice please!

Hi all, I've got a new issue I could use some advice on please.
2006 x3 3.0 auto.
Turn the key, all the lights come on, looks normal, but I do NOT hear the fuel pump. No click or apparent load on...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-16-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,436
Posted By wamcneil
BTW, replacing the boot on an X3 is by no means...

BTW, replacing the boot on an X3 is by no means simple or straightforward. It was much harder than a 330. Took me probably 4 hrs start to finish.
You've got to dismantle the plastic firewall bits,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-16-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,436
Posted By wamcneil
If you're going to clean the MAF, you might as...

If you're going to clean the MAF, you might as well replace the air filter; at almost a year and 25k due for replacement anyway.
The urgency of this is up to you of course, but I wasn't in a huge...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-16-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,436
Posted By wamcneil
From what I've read it is certainly possible for...

From what I've read it is certainly possible for a dirty MAF to cause this condition, but if that car has 100k mi and hasn't had the intake boot replaced, it is likely the culprit. IMHO....
I've got...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-18-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 66,546
Posted By wamcneil
What's the kit going to cost?

What's the kit going to cost?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,956
Posted By wamcneil
I thought I read that the heater elements are...

I thought I read that the heater elements are sewn into the seat cover? Is it separate from the cover?
Or would I get an aftermarket element as a replacement?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,956
Posted By wamcneil
bummer... My wife was excited about heated...

bummer... My wife was excited about heated seats. I can't figure out why though; it never gets cold in Houston...
Are the seat bottoms interchangeable? I mean, could I swap the driver and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,956
Posted By wamcneil
Driver's seat heater no worky...

Hi all,
We've got an '06 X3 with a non-functional drivers side seat heater. No activity when the button is pressed. No lights, no heat, nothing.
The passenger side works fine... Fuses are all...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 26,935
Posted By wamcneil
And another thanks... We've got an 06 X3 with...

And another thanks... We've got an 06 X3 with rain sensing wipers, but not auto-dim. Got a pigtail with the new mirror and transplanted #3 and #10 into the existing plug. Spliced into the airbag...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,436
Posted By wamcneil
Does that mean I shouldn't expect the light to...

Does that mean I shouldn't expect the light to come back on for 50-100 mi if there is still a fault condition?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,436
Posted By wamcneil
This appears to be the case for me also! I got...

This appears to be the case for me also! I got an OBD cable and cleared the codes this afternoon, so far about 20 mi and no new error codes.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,411
Posted By wamcneil
Update: Well, the problem was apparently...

Update:
Well, the problem was apparently electronic. I got an OBD cable and was messing around with NCS Expert trying to find the option to lock the doors when the car starts moving. Apparently I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-12-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 66,546
Posted By wamcneil
Well, as a strictly used-BMW buyer, this causes...

Well, as a strictly used-BMW buyer, this causes me great aggravation. But at the same time I can appreciate BMW's business model.
It's their job to create throngs of enthusiastic and loyal new car...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-30-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,436
Posted By wamcneil
I think I'd rather explore any additional hose...

I think I'd rather explore any additional hose leaking issues like you've described before buying any expensive electronic bits!
Anybody have suggestions for trying to verify that some hose may be...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-30-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,411
Posted By wamcneil
I'm pretty sure it was like this when I got the...

I'm pretty sure it was like this when I got the car last week. so yours went 'pop' and then both front and door switches behave like I have described?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-30-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,436
Posted By wamcneil
X3 3.0 CEL and codes P0171 & P0174

OK, so last week I procured a 2006 X3 and about 100 mi into the 250 mi drive home... it lit the SES light. Mileage was great; about 26 on the highway, running smooth and no apparent issues, so I...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 12-28-2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,616
Posted By wamcneil
These instructions are wrong. Sure, you can...

These instructions are wrong. Sure, you can remove it as instructed; but you could also remove it with a hammer or crowbar.
When removed in this manner it will damage and/or break the retaining...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-26-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,411
Posted By wamcneil
Not the switch

Well, both the driver's switch and the one on the back door act the same; nothing happens at the half-click position. So I guess that's a good indication that it's not a switch problem, right?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-25-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,411
Posted By wamcneil
Thanks. I've tried holding the switch a few...

Thanks.
I've tried holding the switch a few sec in both up and down positions, doesn't help.
How is the switch supposed to act when the anti-trap needs to be reset? Is my swithc behavior...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-23-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,411
Posted By wamcneil
Window problem?

Hi All,
I've just acquired a 2006 X3 and I'm starting to find a few odd issues.
One of the rear windows has an apparent problem where it works normally going down, but not up.
Pressing the switch...
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