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Old 08-11-2017, 04:58 AM
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Old 08-11-2017, 11:55 AM
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Worked on my battery drain issues today.

I just removed the tcu Bluetooth module from mine. Charging the battery up now for testing.

If it isn't down any tomorrow problem solved hopefully.

If I wasn't going to switch to an aftermarket radio anyway I would permanently fix the tcu issue by rewiring its power feed to an ignition wire in place of live all the time.

Come to think of it I may do that anyway. Kind of sounds like fun and it will be a bit before the new radio gets here anyways.

Well lets see how this test goes first.
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Old 08-11-2017, 05:03 PM
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swapped halogen headlights for xenon projectors and finally added my skid plate




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Old 08-12-2017, 03:12 PM
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today I cleaned the maf and the throttle body, TB wasn't too bad tbh , don't notice any difference
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:36 PM
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Got out and checked my x5 today after 24 hours sitting and it had made it down to 12.67 volts sitting that long so at least I know my tcu was the battery killing problem.
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:21 PM
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swapped halogen headlights for xenon projectors and finally added my skid plate



Looks awesome. What exactly is needed to do the swap?? Do you have a part list of what you used
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Old 08-13-2017, 06:38 AM
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Installed my YAKIMA rack


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Old 08-13-2017, 10:48 PM
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Finally finished the right rear lower control arm bushing install and did the ball joint as well. Subframe bushings are next, and I can finally say I'm done overhauling it (every arm/bushing has been replaced)
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Old 08-13-2017, 11:09 PM
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Did you replace the rear swing arm bushings?
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Old 08-14-2017, 02:00 PM
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Looks awesome. What exactly is needed to do the swap?? Do you have a part list of what you used
I searched on Cragislist and Ebay for any sets of original Headlights coming off a 2000 to 2003 E53s with Xenons. You'll have luck with any 8cyl model from that time frame. The ones I found had bulbs and ballasts, however I did order new bulbs just so they wear out evenly.

The set up for the install is slightly different than just plug and play being the halogens don't have a bottom plastic bracket on the housings to hold the ballasts.

I had to zip tie the ballasts because again the brackets from the xenon headlights don't fit into the halogen set up.

If you want to be 100% sure about part numbers, I use this website as reference all the time: BMW Parts Catalog
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