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Old 01-10-2019, 07:32 PM
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Overboost 2004 E53 Build Thread

Bought my 2004 X5 back in 2008 as a ZSP sport package from Hendrick BMW in Charlotte as a CPO. Currently 173,000 miles and enjoyed every mile.

I will be updating this thread as I get the pictures and documentation.

Exterior
  • 4.8is Rear Bumper
  • 4.8is Rear Fender Flares
  • Staggered 20" Style 87 Wheels
  • Factory Adaptive Xenon Headlights
  • Weisslicht LED Angel Eye Bulbs
  • LED license plate lights
  • LED reverse light bulbs
  • Retrofit Rear Fog Lights
  • Matte Black Kidney Grills
  • Retrofit Factory Park Distance Control
  • Retrofit Factory Folding Mirrors
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Interior
  • Front Electric Leather Heated Sports Seats
  • Retrofitted Factory Heated Sport Steering Wheel
  • European Fire Extinguisher
  • European First Aid Kit
  • European Warning Triangle
  • LED Lighting
  • EC LED Compass rear view mirror
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Engine and Transmission
  • M54B30 3.0 Liter
  • GM A5S390R (GM 5L40-E)
  • Yonaka Dual Walled Angled Stainless Steel Quad Exhaust Tips
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Audio
  • Factory DSP
  • AVIN Avant-4 Infotainment System
  • External Microphone
  • iGo offline navigation maps in microSD card
  • iBus adapter in USB1
  • DDVR-CAM2 dual front and rear camera recording with lane departure and collision avoidance warnings in USB2
  • WCPAA Wireless CarPlay / Android Auto - USB Adapter in USB3
  • USB AUX 3RCA accessory input extension cable connected to the CarPlay Box ending up at cigarette lighter so the USB is easy to get to. The 3.5mm jack to RCA (video/audio left and right) on the same cigarette lighter plug goes to AV IN
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Electronics and Coding
  • Retrofit European LCM switch with rear fog button
  • Programmed halos as DRL
  • Programmed triple blink turn signals
  • Programmed front fog lights as cornering lights
  • Modified temperature gauge buffer
  • Modified engine over temp alarm
  • Dual rear fog lights
  • Front fog lights with high beams
  • Comfort open/closing windows and sunroof
  • Hazard impulse speed
  • Crash hazard impulse speed

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Nice build! Loving the clean engine bay. Looking to swap out my heating steering wheel for a sport heated steering wheel down the line. Where would one source one from?
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Nice build! Loving the clean engine bay. Looking to swap out my heating steering wheel for a sport heated steering wheel down the line. Where would one source one from?
eBay - but get your wallet out...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-Brand-E...sG7:rk:28:pf:0
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