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Old 07-29-2021, 01:05 AM
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Second best advice is to code the car unlock all doors with ONE press of the button, not two..

Can be coded using BMW Scanner 1.4 (aka PA Soft)..
Third best advice... don't let anyone ride in your X5. I have yet to break a door handle on 2 E53's and 2 E46's. *Knocks on wood* BMW did not do us any favors designing the slight curve up motion to open doors on those models. People are just too used to pulling straight out. And for some reason, with their shoulders and torso for added torque. It's a door, not a bank vault people.
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Old 07-29-2021, 11:16 AM
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I did this a while back and love it! Noone has a chance to yank the unlocked doors and break the handles...
I agree. Two lock works if you're the only one using the car. But then you develop the habit of unlocking only once, and your travel mate yanks the handle when you open your door and forgot to unlock the second time.

This happened to my 2006 330i a while back. My wife got impatient while I frantically click the unlock button as she furiously yanked at the door handle.

The result was a complete failure of the lock mechanism so now the door won't lock or unlock with the remote control. You can only open it from the inside handle.

I think that episode was also the source of a mysterious power drain on that car.
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Old 07-29-2021, 11:19 AM
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Third best advice... don't let anyone ride in your X5. I have yet to break a door handle on 2 E53's and 2 E46's. *Knocks on wood* BMW did not do us any favors designing the slight curve up motion to open doors on those models. People are just too used to pulling straight out. And for some reason, with their shoulders and torso for added torque. It's a door, not a bank vault people.
I think that's why they redesigned the E70's door handles so it pulls outward instead of upward. And the effort needed is much less now.

My niece was yanking at the right passenger side door handle this one time. The handle slipped and made a huge slapping sound. She panicked, looked at me with frightening eyes while she quickly tried to reopen the door.

It was really funny. But I didn't give her beef. She was scared enough already. lol
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Old 07-29-2021, 12:03 PM
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Third best advice... don't let anyone ride in your X5. I have yet to break a door handle on 2 E53's and 2 E46's. *Knocks on wood* BMW did not do us any favors designing the slight curve up motion to open doors on those models. People are just too used to pulling straight out. And for some reason, with their shoulders and torso for added torque. It's a door, not a bank vault people.
Bought new, have never replaced a door handle.
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Second best advice is to code the car to unlock all doors with ONE press of the button, not two..

Can be coded using BMW Scanner 1.4 (aka PA Soft)..
Can this be done with a Foxwell? Just got one recently from another forum member and am learning how to use it. Great idea.
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Old 07-29-2021, 12:42 PM
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Bought new, have never replaced a door handle.
E53 door handle mechanism has a known weak point where majority of breakage occurred.

After the original driver side handle failed, I bought a cheap chinese knockoff mechanism for 20 bucks, wrapped that weak point with a thin metal zip tie. Been working great for over 3 years!
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Old 07-29-2021, 12:47 PM
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Can this be done with a Foxwell? Just got one recently from another forum member and am learning how to use it. Great idea.
Unfortunately not Henn28. Foxwell is a bidirectional diagnostic tool, and a good one. But doesn't have any coding capabilities as far as I know.
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Finally finished clearing the 5088 L1-L4 code...

The console requires 2 midgets, 1 contortionist and and a wife that brings mixed drinks.

I couldn't believe how much corrosion the wiring had from drinks in the cupholder along with a suprising amount of dust (1/4")

I also redid my transmission filter and new fluid (Meyle @60 SAR per liter) as Valvoline Max Life($4.95 USD per liter) isn't in country but I have some coming in the APO soon so I'll be repeating this part in a couple of weeks.

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Replace ONE of the rear Oxygen sensors... What a BeeeYatch! They are definitely orig on my '05 3.0 with only 137k miles. And I live in a rusty state.

The sensor just laughed at my O2 sensor socket tool..

We first cut the wire, then cut the sensor with a sawzall to get room for a good deep 22m socket, applied heat from a mapp torch then we cranked and cranked. Finally came out, but left all of its (the sensor's) threads in the hole in the exhaust.

Off to Advanced auto for an $8 O2 sensor thread chaser. It felt like we chasing threads, and not cutting new ones, but try as we might the sensor would not go in perfectly square to the hole...

We have it installed, And I don't have an exhaust leak I can hear, so maybe I am okay.

I am having a shop do the second one.

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