Home Forums Articles How To's FAQ Register
Go Back   Xoutpost.com > BMW SAV Forums > X5 (E53) Forum
Fluid Motor Union
User Name
Password
Member List Premier Membership Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Xoutpost server transfer and maintenance is occurring....
Xoutpost is currently undergoing a planned server migration.... stay tuned for new developments.... sincerely, the management


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #13741  
Old 07-16-2021, 12:29 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Canada
Posts: 572
c-bass is on a distinguished road
Management has been complaining about the automatic door locking and I finally got around to coding it out.

I found it extremely easy and was instantly kicking myself in the ass for dragging my feet so long since it appears I'm the only one that knows where the door unlock button is hidden

Now that's done I'm getting a random wheel shake I'm trying to track down.

So far it doesn't seem to be consistent enough for me to completely rule anything out and it's been raining for days so for now we wait...
Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links

  #13742  
Old 07-17-2021, 10:44 PM
andrewwynn's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Racine, WI
Posts: 9,780
andrewwynn will become famous soon enough
Start a thread for your wheel shake.
__________________
2011 E70 ē N55 (me)
2012 E70 ē N63 (wife)
Reply With Quote
  #13743  
Old 07-18-2021, 12:14 AM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Location: Washington
Posts: 146
plasstik is on a distinguished road
Made custom speaker pods using the factory speakers. Soldered the wires to the factory speaker wire connection so I could use the existing wiring harness. Name:  IMG_3547.jpg
Views: 111
Size:  108.4 KBName:  IMG_3544.jpg
Views: 105
Size:  130.9 KBName:  IMG_3545.jpg
Views: 105
Size:  121.3 KBName:  IMG_3548.jpg
Views: 109
Size:  110.7 KBName:  IMG_3542.jpg
Views: 107
Size:  119.4 KBName:  IMG_3546.jpg
Views: 107
Size:  136.0 KB


Sent from my iPhone using Xoutpost.com
Reply With Quote
  #13744  
Old 07-18-2021, 12:12 PM
EODguy's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Saudi Arabia/Philippines/USA
Posts: 2,821
EODguy is on a distinguished road
Fixed a flat (RR), ordered new rear latch/lamp assembly and then on the way home my MAF shit the bed so I had turn around and pick up a new one.


Sent from my SM-A730F using Tapatalk
__________________
"When the Team Chief said.... You're trapped in a hole with nothing but a goat and a slinky, what do you do? Stubby said, I'm not sure but it won't end well for the goat...." ~(Overheard) Last day, Phase 3, Q Course
Reply With Quote
  #13745  
Old 07-18-2021, 12:16 PM
PropellerHead's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: At the wheel of a Bimmer
Posts: 2,053
PropellerHead is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by plasstik View Post
Made custom speaker pods using the factory speakers. Soldered the wires to the factory speaker wire connection so I could use the existing wiring harness.
Nice! I did that with my speakers as well. I have the 1st set ready to go into the white one as soon as I feel like tearing it apart.

I replaced both rear tail lights (again). I had rear tail light errors on our road trip- and for a few months on and off again. I was upset for a minute until I looked back into the thread I'd made when I replaced them the 1st time. It was 7 YEARS back and ~110k miles ago. Since then, I'd tapped a mailbox and clipped the top edge of the left one as well as ran through some super fine desert dust that had infiltrated the right one. So, along with the new lift gate lights I put in this Spring, I am feeling pretty good with the tail end.

It's also nice to have all the lights working again for road trips. I will clear another 500 miles or so this week. Error free and lit up like they're supposed to be!

I wonder if I'll replace these?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #13746  
Old 07-18-2021, 01:59 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Austin
Posts: 16
bnfaustin is on a distinguished road
What did you do to / for your E53 today??

Quote:
Originally Posted by PropellerHead View Post
Nice! I did that with my speakers as well. I have the 1st set ready to go into the white one as soon as I feel like tearing it apart.

I replaced both rear tail lights (again). I had rear tail light errors on our road trip- and for a few months on and off again. I was upset for a minute until I looked back into the thread I'd made when I replaced them the 1st time. It was 7 YEARS back and ~110k miles ago. Since then, I'd tapped a mailbox and clipped the top edge of the left one as well as ran through some super fine desert dust that had infiltrated the right one. So, along with the new lift gate lights I put in this Spring, I am feeling pretty good with the tail end.

It's also nice to have all the lights working again for road trips. I will clear another 500 miles or so this week. Error free and lit up like they're supposed to be!

I wonder if I'll replace these?
[mention]Plastik [/mention] [mention]PropellerHead [/mention]
Iím probably being dumb on this one, but what is the point of creating the custom pods to re-house the factory speakers? Or am I misunderstanding what you typed and you mean that you are putting after market (upgraded) speakers into custom mounts and reusing the factory wiring? Do you have finished (installed) product pictures? Are you designing the pods to improve the sound by redirecting and filling in the ďcabinetĒ?
Reply With Quote
  #13747  
Old 07-18-2021, 03:14 PM
bcredliner's Avatar
Premier Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Little Elm,Texas. (40 minutes North of Dallas)
Posts: 8,027
bcredliner is on a distinguished road
There are significant upgrades to factory speakers that fit in existing enclosures and are plug and play. Though, depending on how particular you are, they may not be as good as you would like. The Seicane audio receiver also helps a bunch.
__________________
X5 4.6 2002 Black Sap, Black interior. 2013 X5M Melbourne Red, Bamboo interior
Dallas
Reply With Quote
  #13748  
Old 07-18-2021, 03:45 PM
PropellerHead's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: At the wheel of a Bimmer
Posts: 2,053
PropellerHead is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by bnfaustin View Post
[mention]Plastik [/mention] [mention]PropellerHead [/mention]
Iím probably being dumb on this one, but what is the point of creating the custom pods to re-house the factory speakers?
Sorry I wasnít on point there. Thatís not what I did. I re-used the factory plastic mounts and merely trimmed the speakers I wanted to fit within. The idea (at the time) was that Iíd save the factory ones and replace when I sell the car. Well, after I picked some enclosures from a yard and modified some way upgraded units into the blue one, I kept the modified speakers and stock enclosures to install into the white one. That was only 2 years ago. Iíll get around to it after getting the white one road trip ready. I think weíre ready after new front shocks and StopTech brakes. But the whole idea of an X5 thatís old enough to vote is replacing sh!t that *might* break far from home.

And who really cares if thatís a radio.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #13749  
Old 07-18-2021, 09:34 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Posts: 2,086
Fifty150hs is on a distinguished road
Put in a new alternator. Battery light started to go on and off friday morning when I fired it up and headed to work. Fortunately, my jobsite is only 2 miles away. Got there and back home no problem. Ordered up a rebuilt Valeo and took an Uber to pick it up after work.
Reply With Quote
  #13750  
Old 07-19-2021, 03:33 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 233
guntherrex is on a distinguished road
booked in an appointment for new rubber... fronts need replacing and the rear developed a slow leak. Also having the clutch fan and thermostat replaced soon.

Now it seems the right headlight is either off or burning with a reddish colour... bulb replacement is probably going to be a nightmare and/or big bucks i assume?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:29 AM.
vBulletin, Copyright 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0
© 2017 Xoutpost.com. All rights reserved. Xoutpost.com is a private enthusiast site not associated with BMW AG.
The BMW name, marks, M stripe logo, and Roundel logo as well as X3, X5 and X6 designations used in the pages of this Web Site are the property of BMW AG.
This web site is not sponsored or affiliated in any way with BMW AG or any of its subsidiaries.