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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-17-2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 22
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Posted By legalfee
I found this list. Your TCU model is not on it....

I found this list. Your TCU model is not on it. 84109132711 listed though.

iBus TCU and ULF modules

Description Protocol From Up To Part Number Comments
TELEMATICS CONTROL UNIT CDMA Oct-03...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-13-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 922
Posted By legalfee
You may want to try unplugging and plugging in...

You may want to try unplugging and plugging in the TCU to reset it.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-12-2016, 06:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 922
Posted By legalfee
Some 2004s came with a TCU that only has BMW...

Some 2004s came with a TCU that only has BMW assist. Check out this link it will help you find out what you have. I replaced the TCU in mine with a ULF I bought from Ebay.
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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-05-2016, 05:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By legalfee
If you have an electric toothbrush charger you...

If you have an electric toothbrush charger you could try putting the key on it. It charges using induction.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-29-2016, 04:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By legalfee
I would check the bluetooth module. The older...

I would check the bluetooth module. The older units are known for current draw.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-26-2016, 04:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,043
Posted By legalfee
I got both O2 sensors from Auto Zone. One they...

I got both O2 sensors from Auto Zone. One they had in stock the other they ordered and it came in the next day They were Bosch. Oh and they will lend you the O2 wrench set for a deposit.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-22-2016, 04:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By legalfee
I've saw in another forum it sometimes helps to...

I've saw in another forum it sometimes helps to turn up the volume on the phone during a conversation. Don't ask me why. I think it could also be an issue of mic placement. It's on the passenger side.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-04-2016, 07:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,910
Posted By legalfee
The ULF needs a pairing button and the latest...

The ULF needs a pairing button and the latest version is generation 13. The button is on the armrest cradle or Bimmernav makes a retrofit. All but the earliest TCUs should work. The early ones were...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-04-2016, 07:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,884
Posted By legalfee
The pairing button is for ULF the TCU does not...

The pairing button is for ULF the TCU does not need a pairing button as it automatically goes into pairing mode on power up. The pairing button is either part of the armrest cradle or Bimmernav makes...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2016, 05:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 195
Posted By legalfee
Cracked side mirror

How hard are they to replace?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-29-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By legalfee
I would try swapping the front and rear pumps...

I would try swapping the front and rear pumps first. They go bad often.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-21-2016, 05:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 769
Posted By legalfee
I changed out both vanos solenoids out at 150K....

I changed out both vanos solenoids out at 150K. They were really dirty. I had a rough idle when cold and I also changed out plugs and O2 sensors. It turned out to a bad computer but at least I have...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2016, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By legalfee
If you purchase a genie or similar remote and set...

If you purchase a genie or similar remote and set it up with your opener you can then use it to train your Homelite mirror. It's a 2 step process.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2016, 06:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By legalfee
I bought the Homelite remote mirror from eBay and...

I bought the Homelite remote mirror from eBay and it's not difficult to swap. You first remove the black cover by unsnapping it then remove the mirror by turning it counterclockwise. Then unplug the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2016, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By legalfee
Michelin Primacy MXV4. Great handling, mileage,...

Michelin Primacy MXV4. Great handling, mileage, and quiet.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-23-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 307
Posted By legalfee
Autozone has the Bosch part. One they have in...

Autozone has the Bosch part. One they have in stock and the other they have to order. One is for cylinders 1-3 and the other 4-6.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-27-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 861
Posted By legalfee
That's why I bought a ULF to replace the TCU in...

That's why I bought a ULF to replace the TCU in my 2004. The only caveat is I had to purchase a pairing button.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-21-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 657
Posted By legalfee
My wife was wanting her car back so I bit the...

My wife was wanting her car back so I bit the bullet and got the indy shop to replace with a new ECU. We'll pick it up Monday. Thanks everyone for the suggestions.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 657
Posted By legalfee
I've replaced the IAC, vanos solinoids, oxygen...

I've replaced the IAC, vanos solinoids, oxygen sensors, spark plugs, spring in throttle body, and cleaned the MAF. I believe it's the DME ECU.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 657
Posted By legalfee
Unfortunately you can't just swap out a DME. They...

Unfortunately you can't just swap out a DME. They are coded to your VIN and have a rolling code to the EWS box under the steering wheel. The car won't idle when cold. I've tried everything. The shop...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-18-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 657
Posted By legalfee
Bad DME/ECU

The indy shop called today and said my 2004 2.5 X3 needs a new DME/ECU. He says it's $1700 for the part and $400 labor. The part will take 2 days to ship from Germany. Does this sound a bit high to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-15-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 913
Posted By legalfee
You may have a ULF and not a TCU. With the ULF...

You may have a ULF and not a TCU. With the ULF you have to press a pairing button. I would get the model number of the unit and also the pairing number.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-15-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,462
Posted By legalfee
Keep in mind that the batteries are charged by...

Keep in mind that the batteries are charged by induction so they could just need a charge. Place them on an electric toothbrush charger or take a long drive. Here is a link to the video showing you...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-10-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,265
Posted By legalfee
Got mine at Auto Zone: ...

Got mine at Auto Zone:
http://www.autozone.com/batteries-starting-and-charging/battery/duralast-platinum-battery/bmw/x3-awd/2004/6-cylinders-2-5l-efi-dohc/319459_726906_0/
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By legalfee
If you have to replace the unit look on Ebay. I...

If you have to replace the unit look on Ebay. I bought my unit there. You may find a deal
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