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Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 10-12-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By Ricky Bobby
LCI tails are LED for the "running lamp" section...

LCI tails are LED for the "running lamp" section in the light -



The turn signal, brake lamp, and reverse lamp if you look at the housing are all halogen bulbs -


You need 2 sets of 7506...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 10-12-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By Ricky Bobby
Takes about 15 seconds - Go in trunk, take trim...

Takes about 15 seconds - Go in trunk, take trim panel off (the carpeted ones with the pull handles that cover the tail lights) - unplug harness, squeeze clips to release the "tree" of bulbs -


...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-12-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By Ricky Bobby
^I agree with you - sometimes the newest best...

^I agree with you - sometimes the newest best brightest technology takes some time to become proficient and reliable, think about the old days with the original few versions of Morimoto rings, they...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-11-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,131
Posted By Ricky Bobby
From what I understand it just gives you the most...

From what I understand it just gives you the most up to date files for your INPA / EDIABAS / NCS etc software suite depending on the generation -



Sometimes if you are coding or doing...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-11-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,131
Posted By Ricky Bobby
Ahhh I just upgraded to what I thought was newest...

Ahhh I just upgraded to what I thought was newest and was V60 - shoot now I have to do it again!


The nice part though is using the BMW Coding Tool to update the Daten and Winkfp - its literally...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-11-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 743
Posted By Ricky Bobby
Depo's sound like the way to go if you are...

Depo's sound like the way to go if you are "starting fresh" - I know the rings have proved reliable and are super bright - its just I don't think the xenon projector that comes in them is very good,...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-10-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 743
Posted By Ricky Bobby
You should take a trip to Lightwerkz in Oakland...

You should take a trip to Lightwerkz in Oakland NJ - dude knows his stuff and the game is much different than 5 years ago, but he is definitely not the "cut a hole and JB weld it" type, they always...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-10-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 743
Posted By Ricky Bobby
I hear you on that - I tossed my OE E53 lights,...

I hear you on that - I tossed my OE E53 lights, 2003 made, because of the "permaseal" which was near impossible to get open without hours and hours of baking and labor and razor blades, back in 2014....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-10-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,108
Posted By Ricky Bobby
If anything, I highly recommend using a dedicated...

If anything, I highly recommend using a dedicated laptop - they can be had very affordably now, my Dell D620 is nothing fancy when I purchased in 2014 and I think I paid $75 for it -



Pay...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-10-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 743
Posted By Ricky Bobby
I personally like the "traditional DEPO" ones...

I personally like the "traditional DEPO" ones better than the LED amber turn -


...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-10-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,108
Posted By Ricky Bobby
All free links for download on...

All free links for download on www.bimmergeeks.net


There's also a "Mikes Easy BMW Tools" install link on E90Post or on Bimmerpost


I bought the cable with the software suite from Romania...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-09-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By Ricky Bobby
^Glad to see you are taking care of her man - I...

^Glad to see you are taking care of her man - I have no clue whether I'm keeping mine long haul or not, but I won't just do the "bare minimum" until I have to sell it - Heres my list within the next...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-09-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By Ricky Bobby
^Bake the Depo's and buy the LED rings from...

^Bake the Depo's and buy the LED rings from fishcake321 on Ebay - you can add some sealant to them and retrofit a projector if you want at the same time -



The T5 bulbs look spotty and...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 10-09-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By Ricky Bobby
Fantastic work! I can't stand M105 because of...

Fantastic work! I can't stand M105 because of the dusting but M205 is a very good final polish -



I did a one step this year just to get the paint "caught up" but I'll go over it again in...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 10-08-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By Ricky Bobby
^^What he said - Only eliminate them if you are...

^^What he said - Only eliminate them if you are doing the ABC deletes and coding them out -
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-08-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By Ricky Bobby
^Let me know how the driveshaft goes, either way...

^Let me know how the driveshaft goes, either way the longer splines should help
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-08-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By Ricky Bobby
Did you do custom Depo's or OE lights yourself? ...

Did you do custom Depo's or OE lights yourself? Would love to see some pics



And yes the Depo's have a larger ring on the middle (inside) they are staggered sizes - they are slightly...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-08-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By Ricky Bobby
^This - pay the extra bucks for the GKN axle and...

^This - pay the extra bucks for the GKN axle and "do it right or do it twice"
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-05-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By Ricky Bobby
great gesture! Did mine a few years ago as it...

great gesture! Did mine a few years ago as it was faded and cracking -
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-05-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,165
Posted By Ricky Bobby
OE Water Pump should be fine - some recommend...

OE Water Pump should be fine - some recommend adding a bottle of Redline "water wetter" to the new coolant mix -



With a new rad, you should be good to go - I *may* add the radiator to my...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-05-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By Ricky Bobby
"Free to good home" :)

"Free to good home" :)
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-05-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,255
Posted By Ricky Bobby
How much was the "full rebuild" kit you bought? ...

How much was the "full rebuild" kit you bought? Which looks to be something not listed on his website but I will email him for information - If I'm going to rebuild I'd rather do it once and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-05-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,255
Posted By Ricky Bobby
This is a GREAT post! However I will say the...

This is a GREAT post! However I will say the ECU/module can have errors and need to be switched as it was superseded a twice in the E53 vehicles equipped with EHCII production - If your problems are...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 10-05-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,055
Posted By Ricky Bobby
Its either transmission related or transfer case,...

Its either transmission related or transfer case, since I've ruled the shaft out. Unless I'm getting a weird engine surge which doesn't throw lights (doubtful)


Its not either of the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-04-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 21,034
Posted By Ricky Bobby
Will do man! So did you get all the old foam and...

Will do man! So did you get all the old foam and glue off and what did you use? I know its a fiberglass board so just curious - shit the old days on my Jetta I remember gluing the suede over the...
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