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Old 08-26-2013, 03:11 PM
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Re: Bmw x3 FAQ And DIY compilation

The front is also in different incline as the transmission case. So there are 4 different levels you can measure. I would like TIS doco that shows which to level.

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Old 08-26-2013, 05:03 PM
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Dude, jack the car and level it to the point that the vehicle is parallel to the ground. Just like you were driving it on a level surface.

I think that you are splitting hairs, you'll have to down jack the vehicle or shift it on jacks to warm up the fluid and check it again.

I just checked my Bentley's for the E9x series, and it doesn't even specify. It only says "Raise Vehicle and support safely"(pg 240-8).

So... I assume (and take it for what its worth, I am a Fighter Aircraft Mechanic not an ASE mechanic) to level the car, like it was resting on the ground on a flat level surface.
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Old 08-26-2013, 05:28 PM
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Re: Bmw x3 FAQ And DIY compilation

You right, I may very well be splitting hairs. But i'd rather to be overly cautions than not cautious enough. Anyone get to TIS before it got removed from the web?

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Old 08-26-2013, 06:15 PM
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Re: Bmw x3 FAQ And DIY compilation

Sorry for multiple posts, but here is another though. How would I know the transmission is level the same as it was when car was new? Suspension settles and at times not evenly. So what is the height from the ground to jack point on front and rear?

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Old 08-27-2013, 08:24 AM
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Note that this sticky thread is intended to be a place where you can look up specific things. Debate and discussion should be in one of the regular threads.

Fuse template for 2004 - 06 models:
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Old 11-08-2013, 07:35 PM
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Just thought I would add my 0.02.

If your sunroof gets stuck or moves only a couple of inches with every full push of button (when it should normally move all the way) you would want to reset it before calling dealer. To reset, turn the key to position 2, don't start the car, press the sunroof button "up" (where you press it to open in tilt position) and hold it there, after about ten seconds the sun roof will cycle through entire open and close cycle, do not leave the button till it completes the cycle. The sunroof is now reset.
Thank you so much for the info!

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More information shared please.
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Old 01-21-2014, 10:17 AM
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Question Bmw x3 2004 headlight unit

Question,
Headlight assembly on 2004 x3 is identical to later model or there is any difference . I am planning to install one with angel eyes.
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Old 01-21-2014, 10:34 AM
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Headlight assembly on 2004 x3 is identical to later model or there is any difference . I am planning to install one with angel eyes.
With respect, this "Sticky" thread is for documenting DIY solutions, not for asking questions.

You should have just searched on "angel eyes retrofit" and would have found this:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=646174

Note that there are variations in how you go about it depending on model year and trim level (e.g. 'M' Sport option in 2006 has different bumper design from your 2004).

Not an easy project by the look of it.
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Old 02-15-2014, 09:15 AM
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Exclamation

I just posted a question in the X-3 2004-2010 post about a wiper arm issue. If anybody can check out and help... Thx
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Old 04-22-2014, 08:19 AM
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Here is the link to the Clutch and Dual Mass Flywheel replacement DIY:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=766846
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Old 04-26-2014, 07:06 PM
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Excellent sticky. Just joined this forum to say that! And I'll probably stay for a while...
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Old 06-29-2014, 10:11 PM
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I have a 2004 X3 with an M54 engine. I purchased it it recently and noticed that where the intake temperature sensor is there was a broken-off plug. I have looked for a 2-prong, loose wire somewhere but am unable to find it. My question: does BMW put a small-diameter hole, exactly 1/2 way in the middle of the intake ONLY TO PLUG IT? To me that wouldn't make any sense! There was only a broken plug/cap where the temperature sensor SHOULD HAVE gone! So please give me your thoughts! Why put a hole in the intake only to plug it?Click image for larger version

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Old 06-30-2014, 06:57 PM
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Old 07-01-2014, 04:31 AM
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I have a 2004 X3 with an M54 engine. I purchased it it recently and noticed that where the intake temperature sensor is there was a broken-off plug. I have looked for a 2-prong, loose wire somewhere but am unable to find it. My question: does BMW put a small-diameter hole, exactly 1/2 way in the middle of the intake ONLY TO PLUG IT? To me that wouldn't make any sense! There was only a broken plug/cap where the temperature sensor SHOULD HAVE gone! So please give me your thoughts! Why put a hole in the intake only to plug it?Attachment 448874


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Old 07-13-2015, 05:06 AM
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I just got a 2008 BMW X3. The sat nav won't update as wrong software and the phone won't pair either don't ask me why even the garage say it's not likely to work so uselesd how can get it to actually work??!!
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Old 11-20-2015, 12:36 PM
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Wow... this thread just isn't working right...
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Carbon air filter delete along with opening exaust valve and dropping in a afe pro dry filter are three mods that increase performance in my book if done as a unit, but are also 100% reversible, so there's zero reason not to try. If done tho, reset adaption and give it a few days to figure out the timing Click image for larger version

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Old 03-10-2016, 06:57 AM
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2006 X3 Rear Differential oil change

This is a 'lifetime' oil but at 137k I decided I would refresh it.

I put the car up on ramps, and cleaned the two 14mm internal hex drain plugs. I couldn't find my hex bits, so I used a 9/16 inch SS bolt with two locked nuts to remove the drain and fill.

The drain was easy, the fill I had to drop the spare and work through the dropped spare tray to get the tool onto the fill plug.

I drained the diff for one hour - one drop every 60 seconds or so.

I filled with Mobil SYN 75W-90 gear oil using a pump and it took 1.5 liters +-200 mL before dripping.
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Old 06-24-2016, 07:29 PM
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LED Headlights retrofit, any suggestions?

Hi all,

I got a 2008 X3 with original halogen lights, the light pattern is weird and very diffuse. I was wondering if anyone had luck installing Putco or similar H7 LED bulbs with a resistor to fool the Canbus. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

My interior lights are all LED now, much cooler and brighter lights, perhaps it's time to ditch the halogens in the front.

Best,

Al

Last edited by Shuralee; 06-27-2016 at 05:48 PM. Reason: perhaps, wrong thread... Re-posting as a new thread in E83 Forum
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