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  1. Miss shifting during acceleration

    X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    2010 X3, 85K miles, not up shifting correctly at 2500 RPM upon acceleration. When I get up to 2500 RPM and the car tries to up shift the car stalls/jerks, RPM's kick up to 3000 and then down to 2000. On acceleration from a stop the issue is worse, where the car looses power for an extended...
  2. Trouble Running need Pointers (and i need the car to work) :

    X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    Hello all (please read) Our story begins 5 months ago when i bought my X3 3.0 Xdrive (M54) for $2500. I knew it had a bad CSB and u joint but the engine ran great aside from EVAP codes and lean bank codes (vacuum leaks that were soon fixed). I replaced the staked in ujoint, CSB, and guibo for a...
  3. 2017 X3 F25 - missing connection to inner tail light

    X3 F25 (2011 - 2017)
    I bought my car a couple of weeks ago and noticed that the inner tail lights (the one on the lift gate) does not light up when the headlights are on. You can see a bulb plugged in looking through the housing. I opened it up and saw the 2 bulbs but it doesn't look like there was a connection to...
  4. Issues with a brand new X3 - what would you do?

    X3 G01 (2018 - current)
    Hey everyone - new to the forum, so let me know if this thread is better off elsewhere. (cross posted from the general board) I purchased a new 2020 X3 sDrive30i and the day after driving it off the lot, noticed an unpleasant rattle / whining noise when accelerating around 40mph. Took it in 2...
  5. Radiator replacement

    X3 F25 (2011 - 2017)
    Hi, just seeing if anyone knows the cost of replacing a radiator for an X3 F25 LCI (2014) - Based in Australia. Just bought the car 2 days ago used with 77K on the clock and it's already sprung a leak - crack in the top area of the radiator....was hoping it was just the hose / clamp connection...
  6. Airbag light keeps turning on and off

    X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    G’day all!! My airbag light on my 2006 e83 X3 keeps coming on and off! I’ve worked out that if I put the key in the 1st position and leave it it bounces on and clears itself in about 10-15 seconds, but if I just start the car it pretty well says on, may turn itself off once or twice! I’ve...
  7. Buying a new X3

    X3 G01 (2018 - current)
    I'm looking to buy a new 2020 X3 with the Premium Package and other options. MSRP is about $56000. I'm happy to finance through them given the 0.9% APR. They're offering $3250 in rebates and I have another $1500 on top of that through my employer. What have others paid for an X3 (please state...
  8. X3 - why order a 2020 instead of 2021

    X3 G01 (2018 - current)
    I'm in process of buying X3 and am having trouble finding exactly what I want in dealer stock. I've found one that has what I want (plus $3K in features more). But, they are only offering $1500 off MSRP (and the standard $1500 financing incentive). I can order 2020, and get it in a month or...
  9. Navigation system change from TW to EU - How?

    X3 G01 (2018 - current)
    How can we re-configure the navigation system? My local dealer said it is incompatible (TW and EU navigating system). Any comments / sharing? XDrive320D bought in TW, now back in Europe. TIA.
  10. Valentine One Radars and 2020 BMW's

    General BMW Questions
    Anyone having issues with their Valentine one radars in 2020 BMW's? Is there a setting that can be changed so these work properly? It is for an X3 and a M2.
  11. 05 X3 3.0L 6speed. Salvage Title. Would you do it?

    X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    160K salvage rebuilt title. accident occurred in 2017, supposed "minor" front end damage. Price is acceptable, with money in hand will offer seller less. Vin checks out okay. Several owners across several states. fl> pa> ma> nc> sc> nc. Car looks clean inside out. Seller seems resistant to...
  12. E83 FS: O.E BMW Door sill aluminium trim

    Hello All Hope everyone is safe & well I have a set of O.E BMW door sill vanity trim pieces for the E83 2004-2010 These are new, never installed. Please see the part #'s listed below & reference them to your intended application. 51773412345 51773412346 51773412347 51773412348 Sold as set of...
  13. 2004 E83 Lockout, Help Needed

    X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    I have recently bought a 2.5i X3. its been a great car for the few months I've had it but I have recently been in an awful lockout. Im in southern California so it typically doesn't rain much or at all but recently we have had heavy rainfall. there is a leak somewhere in the trunk/boot area and...
  14. Transfer Case Actuator Gear - NEED HELP!!!

    X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    Hey Guys, First post, but I need some help. I have a 2010 E83, and the 4x4 and brake lights have been lit up yellow for about a year now. I took it in for diagnostics a couple places and was told that it is likely the actuator gear on the transfer case. They said it's common for this model X3...
  15. Not the usual no crank/no start...PLEASE HELP :mad:

    X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    2004 BMW x3 2.5i serial#WB24902 I took a job on that is typical enough but all the usual diagnosis has turned up nothing. I took this job on let's say a Pro-Bono mechanic job, trying to help a young homeless couple get on the road so they can get home to their mother 4 states away. I figured 1...
  16. Newbie deciding between X3 30i or 530i?

    G30 (2017 - Current)
    Hi, I am new to this forum and currently trying to make up my mind on which Bmw to buy. I have the following options: 530i - premium enhanced x3 30i - premium enhanced I have checked both of them out many times and like both of them. I personally like the 5 a bit better but can't argue with...
  17. 2005 X3 E83 Seicane Headunit

    X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    I installed a Seicane head unit in my 2005 E83 and it works (except for the steering controls), but when I change modes on the original radio nothing happens. I researched this online and it seems that most installations have retained the factory radio controls and the audio is transmitted from...
  18. Battery issue

    X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    My X3 wouldn***8217;t start but the dash lights come on and the headlights work. Turn the key and nothing from the starter. The battery has its green dot but I decided to try jumping it from my truck anyway. At first the starter clicked and a couple of slow engine revolutions but nothing more...
  19. Return Lease with Stock Tires or Aftermarket for X3 M?

    X3 M
    Question: I'm looking to lease a 2020 X3 M on a lease but, since I reside in a winter climate (NYC region), will BMW accept aftermarket all season tires, instead of the performance stock tires they come with by default? I realize my option with all season tires with this particular vehicle are...
  20. G-Series E-SYS ECU Flashing, some doubts... (G01)

    BMW Coding and Programming
    Good afternoon, first of all apologies if this question has been answered before but I have not found it in the forum. I am being using ISTA-D for diagnostic and basic maintenance (e.g. reset adaptation values) with ENET cable without issues, also E-SYS for FDL coding. That said, I am...