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Old 11-29-2019, 09:23 PM
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It's almost never the battery. But if you are in there with the soldering iron... change it anyway.


Yes absolutely. Look at my photo album, it shows how to measure the voltage through the buttons. Just make sure to get the correct battery with the correct pin alignment


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Old 11-30-2019, 07:27 PM
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Changed the oil & filter this morning and then Washed the X5! Both at the one year cycle. A whole 345 miles this year. Interesting how nice an 4.8 idles with fresh oil. Tucked her back under a cover as rain is expected. Now that everything is fixed, I will add a few more miles before the salt man comes...
Next up fuel filter, drive belts and tensions, idlers, and a good buff out and wax. Cam sensor multiple seals also on the list. So many parts, such great first gen engineering exercises. Well as these X5 age we will all get the chance to try out all the common repairs these beasts need.
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Old 12-01-2019, 05:01 AM
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If your keyless stops working a simple thing to try is to reprogram again. Its happened on similar vintage E46 and E39's to me.

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If your keyless stops working a simple thing to try is to reprogram again. Its happened on similar vintage E46 and E39's to me.

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Old 12-01-2019, 08:36 AM
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Installed a new Xenon igniter...

$53 online installed myself in 15 minutes..... as opposed to (quoted) $490 +Tax + labour through BMW dealer ... for an E53!!!!!

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Installed a new Xenon igniter...

$53 online installed myself in 15 minutes..... as opposed to (quoted) $490 +Tax + labour through BMW dealer ... for an E53!!!!!

That's why they call them stealerships.
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Old 12-02-2019, 01:47 PM
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Changed out the secondary air pump. SES light has stayed out for seven engine start cycles now so it looks like it was just the pump. Quick replacement once you figure out how to get to the front bolt on the mounting bracket.


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Old 12-02-2019, 02:17 PM
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Sneaky that bolt is inside the fender. I just pulled the fender skirt out of the way not sure if there is another way.


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Old 12-02-2019, 03:33 PM
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Sneaky that bolt is inside the fender. I just pulled the fender skirt out of the way not sure if there is another way.

I reached underneath the pump with a short, 10mm box end wrench in my right hand, guiding the end of the wrench over the bolt head with the fingers on my left hand. A couple of swings with the wrench and the bolt was loose enough to take out with my fingers.


Toughest part was separating the plastic air hose fittings.


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Old 12-02-2019, 03:48 PM
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I replaced the radiator.
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