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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-08-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By jdstrickland
OBD2 is an engine management/emissions control...

OBD2 is an engine management/emissions control system. It will not show chassis errors.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-08-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 903
Posted By jdstrickland
They do repairs to 70% of the value. Given this...

They do repairs to 70% of the value. Given this cap, $5,600 in repairs gives a value of $8000. They told the shop to cut repairs to $2,900, this gives a value cap of $4,150, that does not sound right...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-08-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By jdstrickland
I just turned the steering wheel to full lock in...

I just turned the steering wheel to full lock in both directions.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-14-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 974
Posted By jdstrickland
If you hold the new and old belts up to each...

If you hold the new and old belts up to each other and measure them, and they are the same, then you must have the new belt routed improperly. The old belt cannot stretch so far as to be loose. It...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-14-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By jdstrickland
Panoramic Roof, front panel, inside

The material has separated from my front shade panel on my '05.

On the 3 Series (E46) of the same year, I know how to take the shade out. But on my X5 I do not know. The shade in the E46 is not...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-14-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,953
Posted By jdstrickland
Good info, but not always true. Just sayin.... ...

Good info, but not always true. Just sayin....

EVERYONE with a 1996 or later automobile MUST have an OBD II Code Reader. You can buy an ELM-327 module on eBay or Amazon for $20-ish depending upon...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-28-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,030
Posted By jdstrickland
I have a Bentley manual for the 330xi, and...

I have a Bentley manual for the 330xi, and there's no information about the specification of the t-case fluid.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-28-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By jdstrickland
Scanner from the loaner tool bin at the auto...

Scanner from the loaner tool bin at the auto parts store is a high failure item. Just because they let people use it does not mean it works. It would be nice if it always worked, but it is likely to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-28-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 320
Posted By jdstrickland
I do not know the answer to your question, but...

I do not know the answer to your question, but you can use BMW Parts Catalog (http://www.realoem.com) to find the exploded parts diagrams for the parts used to build your car. You might find the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-25-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By jdstrickland
It could be the reader, or it could be your car.

It could be the reader, or it could be your car.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-17-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 334
Posted By jdstrickland
HOW TO MAKE THE NAV DISPLAY REMAIN IN THE LAST SETTING

I turn the nav display off, or set it to show the map.

When I park, then restart the car, the display is not showing what I have it set to. It's on the Menu Screen and I have to dial around to to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-16-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,883
Posted By jdstrickland
It's true that the connector is not in all cars,...

It's true that the connector is not in all cars, I think the car has to have the MK4 nav unit. But I'm not sure. It's easy to see if the connector in in the car though, just use an appropriate tool...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-16-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,883
Posted By jdstrickland
They make an Aux. Port that is a simple plug-in...

They make an Aux. Port that is a simple plug-in arrangement that gives you a standard 3.5mm female jack that you can route to the glovebox, then use a male/male aux cable and plug it into your phone,...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-14-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,449
Posted By jdstrickland
+1 on filling the hole with solder. My car is an...

+1 on filling the hole with solder. My car is an '05 3.0L, and the left side brake lamp was giving a message -- actually, I got a message and had to find it in the left side tail lamp. In any case,...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-06-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,266
Posted By jdstrickland
Here comes the Stupid Question of the Year, are...

Here comes the Stupid Question of the Year, are you sitting down?

How come you don't just replace the leaky gaskets? You can do it in an afternoon, and the gasket kits cost less than $50.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-26-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,640
Posted By jdstrickland
I suffer random instances of the AC not coming...

I suffer random instances of the AC not coming on, but my nipples can cut glass when the AC blows. I have found that I can set the system off then on to get it going. Perhaps the car thinks that the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-24-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,532
Posted By jdstrickland
Go on eBay or Amazon and get an ELM-327 module....

Go on eBay or Amazon and get an ELM-327 module. If it specifies that it works with Apple or Android, get the right one. Then go the app store for your phone and get an OBD II app. The module plugs...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-19-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 696
Posted By jdstrickland
The tail lamp housing is held in by three nuts,...

The tail lamp housing is held in by three nuts, 10 mm as I recall. You can directly see all of the contact points, and you can see if there are any pits from arcing.

If it was an easy thing, no...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-19-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,660
Posted By jdstrickland
You're describing a burnt out fuel pump. You can...

You're describing a burnt out fuel pump. You can do a continuity test if you have a meter. Unplug the pump and check for continuity. Set the meter to volts and test for a signal.

My X5 was...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-19-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 696
Posted By jdstrickland
Remove the entire tail lamp housing and check the...

Remove the entire tail lamp housing and check the contacts where the holders fit when they are locked into place. I was getting a "tail lamp out" error and found that one of the holders had arced...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-19-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,660
Posted By jdstrickland
This is the way it is supposed to be.

This is the way it is supposed to be.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-19-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,660
Posted By jdstrickland
There is no reason for the fuel pump to come on...

There is no reason for the fuel pump to come on in any key position other than Position II (RUN). Why would you ever want the fuel pump to be energized when the key is set to Position I (ON)? The key...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-10-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 903
Posted By jdstrickland
California does not check this.

California does not check this.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-10-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 903
Posted By jdstrickland
The SRS light means that the airbags may not...

The SRS light means that the airbags may not deploy as expected when the events occur that would otherwise cause deployment. The system is, by definition, unreliable when the SRS light is on. The...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-10-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 903
Posted By jdstrickland
It is important to note that simply curing the...

It is important to note that simply curing the error is not enough to make the SRS light go out.

SRS is a Safety of Flight item, it does not poll for system integrity and then shut the light off...
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