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  1. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    hi, new bmw owner here. picked up a used x5 with 180 km on it for a very good price (or so i thought). driving around town it doesn't seem to have any issues but when i take it on the highway after about 3-5 minutes (sometimes sooner) i get the dsc 4x4 inactive light and the brake light (O). no...
  2. X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    Hi everyone! This weekend I installed an OEM hitch to my 2008 BMW X3 M Sport. After a little cutting on the rear bumper cover and little else to do I installed my OEM tow hitch that included the electric harness and the module. It was a bit hard to get the pins to align on the tow module in the...
  3. X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    Hi everyone--I'm wondering if it's safe to operate my X3 with the Transfer Case Actuator disconnected. I realize there are numerous threads on the topic of the TC Actuator and the light trifecta-- I bought a 2009 X3 and thanks to this forum replaced the Actuator Gear after getting the light...
  4. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    I have been searching these forums high and low to figure out WTF was causing these lights. Many of the forums led me to believe that there was something wrong with the battery or electrical system. Knowing that a new battery would require programming, I bit the bullet and found the "Carly for...
  5. X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    Hi Guys, my latest BMW problem is with my 2010 X5 (E70), turned it on the other morning to find a whole heap of lights on the dash (4x4, ABS, Traction) and the iDrive screen showing "Braking/Driving stabilisation - ABS, brake force distribution and xDrive Failed." (Photos attached) I was...
  6. X3 F25 (2011 - 2017)
    Hey everyone, I am experiencing this absolutely insane problem with my 2011 X3 xDrive35 Here is EXACTLY what's happening: Every time when I drive over 35-40 mph I get Chassis Stabilization Malfunction, drive moderately (etc...) message followed by Parking Brake Limited message and Yellow DSC...
  7. X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    I am new to this forum so please bear with my wordiness. I know these must have come up before but I have not seem the subject on the 4WD sticking. I would like to know where I should go from here. Which avenue to pursue. I hate going down multiple roads at the same time. I have a 2008 X3...
  8. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    4x4 light cam on after front end and brake work (may be a coincidence) No other light on. Gear in transfer case motor has been replaced so that is not the problem. Any idea as to what to check next? Position sensor, or reprogramming of clutch position, or any suggestions that you have will be...
  9. X1 E84 (2011 - 2015)
    Hi, I'm new to this forum and thought I'd join since I'm in the process of making a deal for a BMW X1. The X1 is diesel, manual transmission and has roughly 66k miles and is being sold at £7700. My last email sent to the seller was of £7000, that being said I expect the dealer to reject this...
  10. F12 / F13 (2012 - 2018)
    Folks, Ive owned my 2012 650i xDrive convertible for a year now, and have been treating it well. but of course, its a 650i convertible with x/drive, so i have been doing some street light racing :). Recently, under acceleration, the car seems to be lurching, ie, the power feels like it gets cut...
  11. X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    PLease help, I deliver pizza at night and will be needing my 4 wheel drive but my car has been flashing the ABS Brake 4x4 lights and I am worried about driving in the snow untill I can get the plastic piece inside my actuator fixed. I read something about unplugging it? Would that help me gain...
  12. X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    Hello guys, I’m sorry to bring this topic up again, but I want to expose the symptoms of my truck to see if someone makes sense out of it, and I can approach the repair without replacing so many parts by trial and error: My car is having the well know 4x4, DSC, ABS, EBV failure alarm on the...
  13. X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    Hi everybody, Ive got ABS, 4x4 and brake light showing on my BMW X5, E70 3.0D 2010. Everything is working well apart from the cruise control system which has stopped working in the same time when the lights came on. I've replaced the plastic wheel in the transfer box VTG actuator as advices...
  14. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hy there, this is my first post on this forum so if I am doing something wrong.. sorry for that. So, I own a e60 525xi (2.5 liter engine) and I happened that: The "check engine" light turned on when i drive a little harder at high rpm (6-7k) and the engine sound different (bad). I stopped the...
  15. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Hello there, I am a BMW newbie here, and new to this forum so thanks for having me! Anyway, I bought a 2005 BMW X5 4.4i, and out of nowhere the 4x4 sign with the circular arrow came on. When I bought the truck the brake light was on, and the dealer said it was because he didn't change the...
  16. X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    So I was diagnosed that I needed my steering angle sensor replaced followed by a new allignment in order to turn off the 4x4 DSC light (and it would re-activate the dynamic stability control) which is always on in my 2004 X3 which i bought about a week prior or so the bmw advisor told me. So...
  17. X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    Hello all. I am the owner of a 2008 BMW x3. I have owned this car for two years now. It has roughly 77k miles on it and have never had a problem with the car until about a few months ago. I made a sharp left uturn in the middle of the road and I felt my car and steering wheel shake and 3 lights...
  18. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    I have a 2005 X5 (E53) with 150,000 miles. 2 weeks ago I had the thermostat replaced. Service engine light came on and temp needle pegged into red. On restart both went away, but mechanic said bad thermostat. 1 week ago 4x4 light (yellow) and BRAKE light (yelow) came on and Engine Failsafe...
  19. X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    Was driving down the road today and felt a thud (not like I hit something) and immediately had a reduction in power/control and the EML, 4x4, and brake light indicators coming on. About 5 minutes later, after coming to a stop, i had inconsistent idle RPMs (600-1400 rpms on a 1 second or so...
  20. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    My 2006 E90 330xi MT Sport (98,000mi) has an issue I'm trying to nail down. I've followed Mike Miller's Old School Maintenance schedule since day one. Once or twice every other day or so, the lights inside and outside the car seem to flicker when the engine is under load now and then to the...
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