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Old 07-06-2016, 08:50 AM
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Tcu unit

How to remove cover to get at the TCU UNIT so I can disconnect it to reboot for blue tooth.
Looking forward to your reply
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Old 07-06-2016, 09:04 AM
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good generic x3 link to get to the TCU




good TCU image files

https://www.google.com/search?q=bmw+...WtdYEwI0lkM%3A
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Old 07-06-2016, 01:29 PM
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TCU Unit

Can't locate the black button to push down or the white leaver to move from side to side
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Old 07-06-2016, 01:30 PM
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TCU Unit

Can't locate the black button to push down or the white leaver to move from side to side
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Old 07-07-2016, 12:00 PM
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It's there. They have been the same design since 2001 to about 2010.
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Old 07-07-2016, 04:16 PM
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Here are some pictures of the cover that the TCU is under. Please show me where the black button and the white lever are located. Much appreciated.
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Old 07-07-2016, 11:02 PM
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It's on the end of that wiring harness. Depress the lock, rotate the lever fully, the plug unplugs by itself. Neat system.
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Old 07-08-2016, 07:53 AM
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My problem is I don't have the white looking LOCK to release the plug.
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Old 07-08-2016, 05:59 PM
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Then there will be nothing to stop you pulling the plug out directly.
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Old 07-09-2016, 07:20 AM
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Thanks I'll give it a try
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Old 07-17-2016, 05:40 PM
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still no luck
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Old 07-17-2016, 08:47 PM
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Sorry guy but so long as you have a 2004-2010 BMW E83 X3 you have all the info you need.

Can you get a good camera plus a torch in there or remove the module for a better look?

In this image the lever arm is in the position that is required to retain it.



In this image the lever arm is in the position that is required to eject it.
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Old 07-19-2016, 07:33 AM
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I know your trying to help and I THANK you for that. But there is NO white leaver arm to move.
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Old 07-19-2016, 01:56 PM
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OK so we are back at post #9. Someone has ripped off the arm and you need to withdraw the plug manually.
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Old 07-19-2016, 06:18 PM
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This is humorous.

Okay.

Step one: open your trunk lift gate

Step two: retract cargo cover

Step three: look to the left side (driver's side on a LHD CAR)

You'll find yourself looking at this:
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Old 07-19-2016, 06:20 PM
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Step four: take a closer look and you'll see a trim colored button under the rearmost side window and above the carpet.

This is what it looks like:
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Old 07-19-2016, 06:24 PM
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Step five: push this button in. Hard ish but not too hard

Step six: you'll notice that pushing the button releases and moves out a bit the carpeted panel below the trim button.

Step seven: pull outward on the carpeted trim panel

Step eight: remove the now loose carpeted trim panel

Step nine: set the carpeted trim panel on the other side of your trunk

Step ten: grab a flashlight

Step eleven: look in the hole toward the bottom and you'll see a rectangular silver box

Step twelve: study your owners manual. Seriously.
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Old 07-19-2016, 07:52 PM
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If those pictures you posted initially are from your car then it appears as though you don't have a white lever on your plug. Which means somebody broke it off and at this point the plug will just pull away from the Bluetooth module without doing anything else.

If you are still having problems then you should unbolt and remove the Bluetooth module. Once it is unbolted and pulled out a bit you should be able to get a better idea of what you are looking at.
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