Two Issues: Door Unlock/Lock and Wheel Noise
Guys / Gals,
I need some help. I have been searching the threads for awhile now and I've gotten some helpful tips, but nothing to address all of the items as I am experiencing, so please excuse if this is a repeat of previous questions and chalk it up to a new "used" BMW owner.
I recently purchased a 2004 X5 (4.4i). I know all of the "issues" that people talk about with them, but it's still an amazing machine. I love driving it, but it is definitely a change of pace.
Problem 1: Locking and Unlocking.
I have already changed the hatch handle, but my issue is more of one of some of the doors opening and some not. I've noticed that I can unlock with the remote, but it only unlocks the driver door...even when inserted in the door. It doesn't unlock the other doors, but since I changed the hatch handle, I can remotely open that. However, the other doors and the bottom of the hatch doesn't open all the time. It does sometimes, but not all the time. However, after I drive for less than 100 feet and over 10 mph, the doors will all unlock with the center button and I can open the bottom hatch. I'm certain that I have some circuit that isn't working right, but where should I start? Like I said the hatch handle has been changed. I have a new remote as well.
I should mention that the key doesn't unlock the other doors, but it used to. Could it be a programming issue? I've already programmed and reprogrammed, but it doesn't seem to solve the issue fully.
Problem 2: Noise from wheel
When I turn at slower speeds, I hear a "turning" noise. The best way to describe it is a wonk,wonk,wonk, etc. only when I turn. On my old Chevy, I would say it was a wheel bearing, but on the AWD, what thoughts do each of you have?
I apologize for the length of this, but I do hope some can help.