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  1. electric issue

    X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    hello guys, I have a BMW X5 E53 2005, no interior modifications, I just made an engine replacement and while the replacement process the battery was dead, I changed the battery as well and bought a new one, when I plugged the new battery, radio, AC, sunroof, rear lights (they are not working...
  2. e53 Diesel, Loud engine and Oil pressure light.

    X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Hello, so I have e53 2002 diesel and I noticed that the engine is quite loud, also when I am driving for a long time especially when going uphill for example in the countryside, after 1.5 hours of driving the oil pressure warning light comes on and it is flickering when pushing the gas pedal...
  3. F/S Various BMW Parts - Cheap

    Interior
    Have quite a few BMW parts for sale that need to go. Prices are in Canadian $$ Buyer pays for shipping Blue BMW E28 rear headrests very good condition came from E23 7 Series ($40) M30/S38B35 Distributor cap Part Number - 12 11 1 715 905 ($5) E36/E46/E39 various switches for windows/sunroof...
  4. e53 diesel weird noise when starting.

    X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Hello, So my diesel car has yet another problem...:mad: It makes this weird sound when starting the car for a few seconds... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-Rz0XxR3EE Does anybody know what could it be? and how to fix it? Thanks!
  5. E53 X5 Factory Trailer Hitch Differences

    X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    We've got an '04 E53 X5 with what I've been told is the factory BMW trailer hitch receiver installed on all '04-up E53 X5 vehicles. I've noticed that the older E53 X5 through '03 apparently didn't come standard with a hitch, but it was an available option from BMW. I'd noticed hitches much...
  6. diesel glow plug filament stuck.

    X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Hello, So basically my glow plug's screwing mechanism has broken off and only the filament remains in the glow plug's place. It is impossible to remove it I have tried with spraying tons of penetrating oils and using pliers. I have tried to remove it while the engine was very hot but it still...
  7. e53 DIESEL GLOW PLUG STUCK.

    X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Hello, I am very mad atm, :mad: I had a problem with my car when trying to start in the cold weather and logically I had it taken to replace the glow plugs. I took it to the local garage and had them work on replacing it, I was there watching them and when the mechanic started on screwing off...
  8. 2003 X5 E53 Missfire

    X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Hi there, new to the forum, my 2003 X5 E53 started to misfire. driving home there was a bad odor like rubber was burning and misfire start right after that. I replace: . New Sparks plugs, . Check all coils . New Lower intake booth (was Crack) . Intake flap valve (was broken all...
  9. E-Series LCM4 PWM value?, it's _not_ a simple %

    BMW Coding and Programming
    Hey all, I just upgraded my e39 from an LCM3 to a LCM4. Successfully, set ODO, and VIN and recoded with cars ZCF. Then I started poking at the PWM values in PA Soft 1.4 LCM section. I quickly found that this two digit value XX is not a simple pulse width modulation duty cycle value, or a msec...
  10. Instrumental Cluster light malfunction.

    X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Hello friends, So I've got this problem with my instrumental cluster. Specifically, I have a problem with my outside temperature light. I have had a problem previously where 3 out of 5 cluster bulbs went out and I changed them quickly and they were working, but I had a problem with my...
  11. BMW 3.0d wheel turning noise.

    X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Hello, I've started experiencing this problem about 2 weeks ago, whenever I start the car in the morning and try to turn the wheel it produces a massive screeching noise. The thing is that the noise usually is no longer produced when the car is running at operational temperature, just when it...
  12. BMW E53 rear suspension not inflating

    X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Hi all looking for some guidance please. I have a 2005 BMW X5(e53) 3.0d sport, the other day the drivers rear suspension air bag blew so managed to get it home ordered a new air bag replaced it but now the air bag won’t inflate. When I start the car I hear the compressor in the rear working goes...
  13. Front Passenger Door not closing completely

    X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Good afternoon All and a very Happy New Year! I have a 2004 X5 E53 and for whatever reason, my front pass door will not close all the way. It will, however, lock with both the keyfob and manually lock. I thought the actuator might have been on it's last leg so I replaced that myself two days...
  14. ISTA-D - engine outlet temperature remains at -48

    X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Hi, I am new to this forum and also new to ISTA-D. I was able to successfully install and use ISTA-D on my 2000 X5 (E53, M62). For last couple weeks this vehicle is having issues during idle. Cold mornings give more trouble and it gets worse at the traffic light until the engine warms up...
  15. BMW X5 E53 4.4i white smoke from passenger side exhaust when hot

    X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    I own a 2004 (August) BMW X5 with 120K miles on it. Few weeks ago it started to smoke from passenger side exhaust pipes. Smoke is gray/white in color and smells really bad (like badly burned fuel or something). Thing is that when you start the car, on cold, it does not smoke at all for like 5-10...
  16. 2001 X5 E53 - Transmission Warning Light - Hard Downshift

    X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Hello, First timer here. My 2001 X5 E53 3.0 has 160K miles and has run great since this week. Battery died due to bad alternator. Replaced alternator and immediately after, the transmission warning light came on, even though the car hasn't been driven again yet. I took it for a spin around the...
  17. Had 2005 X5 4.4i Engine Rebuilt

    X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Hi: I wanted to post that after one too many trips to the BMW dealership for repairs and even a valve job by the guy on the forum who did them on weekends in Long Island a couple years ago (solved problems for a while), I still had issues. I was considering buying a new car, but not only really...
  18. Will 2006 transmission fit my 2001 X5, 4.4 ??

    X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Hi everyone. This is my first time on here. I have a 2001 X5 with a 4.4 litre. I think i need a transmission as I feel it slip in third at low rpms. I have found a great deal on a 2006 transmission which also was mounted to a 4.4. I just need to find out if it will fit ? Anyone know if it will...
  19. Very weird problem.

    X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Hello Bimmerfest, I am calling this problem weird because two of the mechanics I took the car to couldn't figure out the cause. Anyways when I am driving my X5 fast and then slow down or break, the car starts to make weird screeching noise - the type break pads make. But this doesn't happen all...
  20. 2002 X5 possibly general module

    X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    When I bought my 2002 X5 3 months ago the owner had to jump start the car. I think that jumping it may have affected the gm. The steering wheel will not reposition, the center console button for the windows does not work, the trunk will not open with the trunk door switch, and the doors do not...
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