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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-15-2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By rmeyer001
Wire in passenger door was causing the problem. ...

Wire in passenger door was causing the problem. Had replaced drivers airbag and then unit said passengers side bad. Changed passenger and said drivers now bad. Switched out new/ used Airbag...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-18-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By rmeyer001
Resolve

Good news. Independent shop found a pinched wire. Don't have location yet, but will post when I find out. Glad he ran down the problem instead of throwing new parts at the problem. Shop is...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-26-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By rmeyer001
Code reader is same as dealers. His employees...

Code reader is same as dealers. His employees are BMW techs that used to work at dealer.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-24-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By rmeyer001
Strange Airbag Problems

Had the airbag light come on. Took to excellent independent shop in St Louis that only uses BMW trained techs, only fixes BMW or MINI, and has the full BMW computers. They read code and said...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-09-2016, 08:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,336
Posted By rmeyer001
I have used the 3M kit for my X5 and my daughters...

I have used the 3M kit for my X5 and my daughters Rav4. I like the results, just make sure you get the kit that has the UV wax included. Some of them on Amazon don't and you will have to buy that...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-05-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,404
Posted By rmeyer001
Mine started leaking from upper center console...

Mine started leaking from upper center console after car wash. I opened sunroof and poured some bottled water down each side. The drain holes are at a 90 degree angle from front of vehicle. Both...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-12-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 376
Posted By rmeyer001
Resolved

Talked to bavauto.com and got resolution. According to them, when the defrost is pushed, the fan goes on HI and the heat is on full. Secondly, the whistle is from the small fan that measures cabin...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-10-2016, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 376
Posted By rmeyer001
Interior whistle or whine, not fan motor

2001 X5 3.0l engine. Two issues.
1) There is a whistle or whine in the interior of the vehicle. It is not related to the heat/ A/C blower. Almost like a chirping sound. Does not change with...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-08-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 961
Posted By rmeyer001
Are those 20" rims? They look great, but the...

Are those 20" rims? They look great, but the tires are expensive to replace. I just bought a 2001 X5. People recommended to me to: 1) look for one below 100K, 2) only get a 3.0L only because...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-05-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 561
Posted By rmeyer001
Drove the car this AM and after a few stops, the...

Drove the car this AM and after a few stops, the lock started working, but the lock pin stayed in the up position. Took door apart again and found I did not have the unlock post lined up just right....
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-05-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 561
Posted By rmeyer001
New door lock actuator not working

Replaced door lock actuator last night. BMW part. Right front. Acts like it is not plugged in. Inside and outside handles work to open door and can manually lock the door, just won't lock or...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-25-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By rmeyer001
Stupid BimmerApp

Stupid BimmerApp
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-25-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By rmeyer001
Stupid BimmerApp

Stupid BimmerApp
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-25-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By rmeyer001
Stupid BimmerApp

Stupid BimmerApp
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-25-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By rmeyer001
You will now have to reinitiate regulator so it...

You will now have to reinitiate regulator so it will auto up and auto down. Close all doors, sit in drivers seat with engine running. With all windows up, roll down the window in question with the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-25-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By rmeyer001
Just did this repair to my drivers front. Try...

Just did this repair to my drivers front. Try putting the window all the way up with the trim off. It should sit 6mm into upper door seal. Then loosen all the nuts that hold the regulator in. Loosen...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-25-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By rmeyer001
Test

Test
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-25-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By rmeyer001
Just did my drivers front. Try putting the window...

Just did my drivers front. Try putting the window all the way up. Should be 6mm into door seal. Then loosen the nuts holding the regulator. All at once. Then re tighten. This may help realign the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-20-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By rmeyer001
I am also wondering this. Searched the forum to...

I am also wondering this. Searched the forum to no avail. I am wanting factory unit. Any ideas?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-20-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 450
Posted By rmeyer001
I opened my service manual and learned how to...

I opened my service manual and learned how to realign my window. All is good now. Window is still a bit slower that the others by about 20%. No big deal.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-19-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 450
Posted By rmeyer001
Replaced window regulator and motor, now...

The window does not go up and down as quick as the others. No binding or anything like that, just slower. I already reinitialize the window regulator, but there was no change in the speed. I...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-15-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 966
Posted By rmeyer001
Thank you for all the help. I purchased a 2001...

Thank you for all the help. I purchased a 2001 X5 with 97K. Silver with grey interior and 3.0l. There is a strong leather smell in it. Stronger than my M3 or 330ci had. Does not smell like mold,...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-03-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 966
Posted By rmeyer001
Am finding a lot of X5's with wood grain dash and...

Am finding a lot of X5's with wood grain dash and shifter. Only seem to see the gray trim line on 4.6l and 4.8l. Is non wood grain available on the 3.0l? Don't know why, but I hate wood dash.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-02-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 966
Posted By rmeyer001
Thank you for the post. I had found the first...

Thank you for the post. I had found the first article on the webs, but the second was actually what I was looking for. I think I will stick to a 3.0l. Thanks and have a great Sunday!
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-01-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 966
Posted By rmeyer001
Looking to purchase 2001-2006 X5

What should I be looking for or avoiding? Seems like the 4.4l cars have more options installed. Is there a reason to avoid the 4.4l over the 3.0l? All my previous BMW's have been 3 series or M3. ...
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