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Old 12-22-2021, 02:40 PM
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Does anyone know if the pre facelift models have the aux adapter in the headunit? I know with the E46 models that wasnt available until 2003, I'm not sure on the E53
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Does anyone know if the pre facelift models have the aux adapter in the headunit? I know with the E46 models that wasnt available until 2003, I'm not sure on the E53
Depends on what head unit you have and what firmware is on that head unit.

Looking at you images, you have an MID unit but I can't see what is above that, under the faux wooden cover - assuming it's a radio/CD Player (BMW Business CD?). If it's the original unit, it's not likely to support an Aux input.

My 2005 has a similar setup but it has the later BMW Professional CD - aka CD54 - and while it should have an Aux. input option, I've never managed to get it going.
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Cleaned up the interior this evening. Learning what little things it needs while going through it all. Both front door panels are loose, the CD player will cut out for a split second when I close the glovebox. Yep, two A/C control buttons are missing!

A friend of mine told me these door panels like to break when they are removed? I will be ordering some door clips from work.

Found a service record for a clutch and flywheel replacement from 25k miles ago. The bite point still seems super high, and 80% of the pedal travel just does nothing because of that.
Very nice!
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Well shit! Guess I'm doing a head gasket job.

Pulling the thermostat and I discovered this, and the expansion tank is completely split.

Level sensor wasn't plugged in either, I cant even find the connector.

Coolant is green, a little cloudy but Ill be draining the radiator now.

This is my first experience with head gasket failure. I'm curious to know how even with this possibility the car still ran and sounded fine before getting hot.
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Low cluster models don't have level sensor.


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Cleaned up the interior this evening. Learning what little things it needs while going through it all. Both front door panels are loose, the CD player will cut out for a split second when I close the glovebox. Yep, two A/C control buttons are missing!

A friend of mine told me these door panels like to break when they are removed? I will be ordering some door clips from work.

Found a service record for a clutch and flywheel replacement from 25k miles ago. The bite point still seems super high, and 80% of the pedal travel just does nothing because of that.

Super nice! I feel like I have a somewhat rare manual x5 as well. Topaz Blue, factory air ride. Absolutely love the car. Thought I'd share as well..
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Super nice! I feel like I have a somewhat rare manual x5 as well. Topaz Blue, factory air ride. Absolutely love the car. Thought I'd share as well..
Amazing! Where are those headlights from? I need a new set
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Amazing! Where are those headlights from? I need a new set
ECS Tuning sells a Halo/Angel Eye kit for pre face lift (pre LCI) X5's & 330i's. Inexpensive and rather easy to install DIY. No need for new headlights.
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ECS Tuning sells a Halo/Angel Eye kit for pre face lift (pre LCI) X5's & 330i's. Inexpensive and rather easy to install DIY. No need for new headlights.
Mine already have aftermarket angle eyes, the headlights are burnt out on the inside so the xenons project very little light. One of them is also letting water in
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