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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-01-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By andrewwynn
Often when you have the symptoms described the...

Often when you have the symptoms described the problem is she key 2 is not paired with the car. You can test for radio output at a hardware store that sells remote batteries, they often have a sensor...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-30-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 241
Posted By andrewwynn
I used foxwell to bump my idle up on both mine...

I used foxwell to bump my idle up on both mine and wife's x5 and I'm very happy with the result


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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-30-2020, 03:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By andrewwynn
That sounds like a comfort access thing the...

That sounds like a comfort access thing the lights come on if the car "sees" the key. Not aware if that is a thing though but I would watch closely to see if the lights come on while approaching
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-30-2020, 03:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By andrewwynn
great Scott nice job 4 fuses in.

great Scott nice job 4 fuses in.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-27-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 138
Posted By andrewwynn
Gentle braking shimmy almost always the control...

Gentle braking shimmy almost always the control arms. Been thru it three times on two X5.

Also when driving straight at about 100, make gentle s curves back and forth on your lane. If you get...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-25-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By andrewwynn
If you set blower to speed off it will come on...

If you set blower to speed off it will come on speed 1 after key power cycle.

When the blower motor control fails it will draw power always and kill your battery.

Unfortunately there is no...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-25-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By andrewwynn
You can hook up dmm in series with the battery to...

You can hook up dmm in series with the battery to test for drain but need to have the meter on 10A mode. Also need to figure out how to read the meter after car fell asleep eg roll down left rear...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-25-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By andrewwynn
Sleep should be under 100mA. Don't use mA scale...

Sleep should be under 100mA. Don't use mA scale to measure because it probably pulls multiple amps before you close the doors and it goes to sleep mode.

Most parasitic drain ends up being the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-23-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By andrewwynn
No I just used Lucas Sent from my iPhone...

No I just used Lucas


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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-22-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By andrewwynn
Misfire Codes

I was chasing codes on my wifeís car for a better part of a month. I acquired a few hands me down coils so I actually was able to swap out coils and that cylinder would be fixed and then another one...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-22-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By andrewwynn
Those sound like old codes. You said "the light...

Those sound like old codes. You said "the light went off" after fixing the intake leak.

Clear all the codes and see what returns.

On an older e53, the most common random misfire is from dirty...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-19-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By andrewwynn
Did you get your foxwell? You can engage the TC...

Did you get your foxwell? You can engage the TC actuator motor with it.

I'm curious about the brake icon.

The (0) brake icon on my car is what shows up whenever the brake pads are worn. What...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-16-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By andrewwynn
I would maybe procure a blower that you can...

I would maybe procure a blower that you can return if you don't use. (a method I use when repairing washing machine etc). Get the three parts it might be then return the unused
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-16-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 761
Posted By andrewwynn
+1 I use foxwell NT 510. Don't be confused by...

+1 I use foxwell NT 510. Don't be confused by higher numbers the 6xx series are less powerful. The 520 is effectively the same and I'm pretty sure the 530 but I've heard of software problems with the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-15-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 761
Posted By andrewwynn
You hope so! That's the best way to know...

You hope so!

That's the best way to know where the prvoem is.


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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-15-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By andrewwynn
Leak from the evaporator core should dribble out...

Leak from the evaporator core should dribble out the condensate drain under the car. iím not sure if the diet is water soluble that it will flow with the water but hopefully youíll get some amount of...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-15-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 761
Posted By andrewwynn
You have two banks you can at least switch them...

You have two banks you can at least switch them left to right


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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-15-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 761
Posted By andrewwynn
My mistake I was thinking about the vanos...

My mistake I was thinking about the vanos cylinders! N62 cam sensors in the back.


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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-14-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 761
Posted By andrewwynn
They all stick directly out the front of the...

They all stick directly out the front of the chain enclosure. About 6-8" off center
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-14-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 761
Posted By andrewwynn
N62 has four CPS. M62 has two. Only intake...

N62 has four CPS. M62 has two.

Only intake cam variable on M62. Crank position plus math = exhaust cam position.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-12-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 761
Posted By andrewwynn
They are the same concept but the cam sensors...

They are the same concept but the cam sensors monitor the cam shaft/s and the crank sensor monitors the output shaft of the motor.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-12-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 761
Posted By andrewwynn
Cold start misfire

Cam position sensor is my bet. Do you have a scanner that will show you real-time CPS values? I use foxwell to graph requested vs actual to get a sense of CPS responsiveness. They typical start to...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-11-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 295
Posted By andrewwynn
That lever pushed by the door button is spring...

That lever pushed by the door button is spring loaded. (So door can't be unlocked but somehow pulling on the lock button). Have a feeling that's related to how the button arm jammed


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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-11-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By andrewwynn
Drivers Door/ LOCKED OUT

The actuator can malfunction if the cables are not releasing all the way so disconnect the cables from the actuator. and you have to pull the levers with your finger to test if itís working.
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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-11-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By andrewwynn
https://xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/x5-e53-forum/1...

https://xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/x5-e53-forum/109900-awr-fix-door-lock-actuator-repair.html
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