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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-13-2022, 02:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3
Posted By Corellian Corvette
Possible for a bad door handle to be causing problem with Central Locking and lights?

Ok one more question for the night. Purchased a cream-puff 2003 X5 3.0 today with two issues. One related to blower motor, other to door handle. Apparently both happened at the same time.

Bought...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-13-2022, 01:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6
Posted By Corellian Corvette
Ah got it. If I'm gonna go that far, might as...

Ah got it. If I'm gonna go that far, might as well just replace. Thanks!!

EDIT - I'm posting a question in another thread you might be able to help with!!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-13-2022, 01:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6
Posted By Corellian Corvette
Yup super familiar with the FSR. I guess the...

Yup super familiar with the FSR. I guess the question I'm asking is while I'm waiting for one to arrive, is there a test I can do in the meantime just to confirm?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-13-2022, 12:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6
Posted By Corellian Corvette
Diagnosing blower motor in 2003 X5 3.0

Today I purchased probably the nicest condition E53 I have ever seen, from lady who was meticulous about it. The car drives (and smells showroom fresh). I paid peanuts for the car due to one...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-14-2022, 10:17 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,369
Posted By Corellian Corvette
Very cool find! I love a good junkyard crawl! ...

Very cool find! I love a good junkyard crawl!

What coolant pipe is leaking on a 3.0?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-18-2022, 12:22 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,369
Posted By Corellian Corvette
Have you bled the system? Getting old fluid out /...

Have you bled the system? Getting old fluid out / fresh fluid in could help a lot.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-04-2022, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By Corellian Corvette
Thanks. Yeah, it's pretty minor. I have no...

Thanks. Yeah, it's pretty minor. I have no service history with the car (it's at 160K), but the filter was not OE so I suspect it was changed at least once in its life. Trans performance is good...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-03-2022, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By Corellian Corvette
Mounting Fender Flares - what keeps them in place???

My 2002 4.6 was missing one of the rear, lower fender flares (#2 in this diagram)

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=FB93-USA-05-2002-E53-BMW-X5_46is&diagId=51_4722

There are holes...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-03-2022, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By Corellian Corvette
2002 4.6 hard "downshift" when coming to a stop. Are there sleeves like the 6sp?

Hey everyone! Recently did a fluid and filter change on my 2002 4.6is with the ZF 5spd. Fluid looked fine, dirty as expected, and replaced with the full ZF kit and Lifeguard 5 fluid. Trans as been...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-28-2021, 01:44 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,369
Posted By Corellian Corvette
FYI that's not head gasket. That's a little water...

FYI that's not head gasket. That's a little water / oil mix from the car likely sitting outside, sitting for extended periods of time, or just not getting hot enough. You see schmoo like this all the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-22-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By Corellian Corvette
Strange NAV headunit question

Got my hands on another 4.6is parts car and was able to get some good parts from it. One thing I grabbed was another NAV headunit since mine has some of the circular spots. I plugged it in, and the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-21-2021, 12:53 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,369
Posted By Corellian Corvette
I'm in the PNW too I'd love to hear the story....

I'm in the PNW too I'd love to hear the story. Where did you find it?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-08-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 732
Posted By Corellian Corvette
I have heard horror stories about those eBay key...

I have heard horror stories about those eBay key fobs. Just send your originals off to be fixed. You don’t use any other key spot, no programming, and the guy who fixes them tests them. If your key...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-08-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 732
Posted By Corellian Corvette
There is a guy online who repairs these pretty...

There is a guy online who repairs these pretty cheap (along with EWS modules) - could just be a failing battery since the keys sync but then seem to lose range. I've sent a bunch of keys to him and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-30-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By Corellian Corvette
Well that was freaking weird. Good...

Well that was freaking weird.

Good suggestion on the tabs at first comment I was sure that was the problem, but the tabs were intact. However, I seem to have figured out the problem.

So I had...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-30-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By Corellian Corvette
So I did OHM the bag (found a way to test online)...

So I did OHM the bag (found a way to test online) and the bag OHM is 2ohms right on spec. I tried to eliminate the bag from the equation by swapping them, and the problem stayed on the door (not on...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-30-2021, 01:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By Corellian Corvette
Strange Airbag error - side door airbag keeps faulting!

Hey hope someone can give me some ideas on solving this problem. Until I fix it, I can't get the truck inspected to get a title :banghead:

A brief history. 2002 4.6is. Was sitting for a few months...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-24-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 22,013
Posted By Corellian Corvette
Thank you for the kind offer but don't put...

Thank you for the kind offer but don't put yourself out. I have a 4.6 project similar to swamp thing that was in a minor rear bump. Set off the BST and pretensioners. Those are easy to fix but I'm...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-23-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 22,013
Posted By Corellian Corvette
Hey c-bass good find! Did that car happen to have...

Hey c-bass good find! Did that car happen to have rear airbags? I'm desperately in search of a passenger side rear door airbag and ill make it worth you while!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-21-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By Corellian Corvette
You'll want a code reader would be the primary...

You'll want a code reader would be the primary diagnostic.

These fail internally and so you won't see an external signs of a problem.

This problem you're having is pretty well documented....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-18-2021, 01:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,067
Posted By Corellian Corvette
Here's my small piece of advice since i know you...

Here's my small piece of advice since i know you have been given a lot already. I'm not a fan of the catch-can unless you have excess oil consumption that can't be solved any other way. The factory...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-17-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By Corellian Corvette
Sanity check on noise from 4.6is motor

Hey, just wanted to get a sanity check from the folks here on the forum on a knocking noise on my 2002 X5 with the M62.

I just picked up a 4.6is that had been sitting for a while. I actually...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-17-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,485
Posted By Corellian Corvette
PLEASE SAY MORE :)

PLEASE SAY MORE :)
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-17-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By Corellian Corvette
Well getting new wheels is going to be tough for...

Well getting new wheels is going to be tough for the X5 since I don't want to go down to 18" for my 4.6is (I don't have the original 20" for this one)

However, I did play around with the numbers...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-17-2021, 04:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By Corellian Corvette
Negative. Nothing available in either size.

Negative. Nothing available in either size.
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