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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-22-2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 531
Posted By babyduke
Coolant indicator float missing

I got an oil change yesterday and found out later that the red/orange indicator float in the coolant tank is no longer there. Mechanic doesn't know what happened. I checked thoroughly with a...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-12-2016, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Posted By babyduke
Accidentally added 5W20 engine oil

Engine oil was a bit low so I added a quart of synthetic oil then realized I bought the wrong one(5W20). I've only had synthetic 5W30 all these years. Would this be a problem or is it ok to wait...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-26-2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By babyduke
What do you mean by $5 cable? I checked some...

What do you mean by $5 cable?
I checked some youtube videos and it doesn't look like it has anything to do with the cable but you'd need to really disassemble the unit and peel off the old MID to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-26-2016, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By babyduke
Radio / clock display issue, missing partial

Parts of numbers do not show on radio/clock display. Is this ea easy fix?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-04-2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,280
Posted By babyduke
You're right. Thanks for pointing it out!

You're right. Thanks for pointing it out!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-03-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,280
Posted By babyduke
Angel eye halo bulb

Is there just one bulb for both angel eye rings on headlight and high beam or 2 separate?

"Check sidelights" sign has come on and I see both rings(HL and HB on the driver's side) aren't...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-27-2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 344
Posted By babyduke
door lock issue

2005 3.0i

Ok so during the last year and half or so, I've replaced the door carrier on all doors except for the front driver side (hope it lasts...knock on wood).

My rear passenger door's...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-25-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,759
Posted By babyduke
BTW, what exactly does this switch do? Mine is...

BTW, what exactly does this switch do? Mine is completely disconnected but the mirror still folds, just doesn't stay folded. I'm thinking this switch wasn't the problem from the beginning and I I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-25-2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,759
Posted By babyduke
Thanks. That's quite expensive.

Thanks. That's quite expensive.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-22-2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,759
Posted By babyduke
Folding mirror repair (switch pin)

My driver side mirror doesn't stay folded so while I was trying to see what's causing it, I broke off the wire in the tiny pin switch (attached photo). I'm going to try soldering it back but looks...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-21-2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By babyduke
If those plugs were the original, I got real...

If those plugs were the original, I got real lucky I got 126K miles out of them.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-21-2016, 12:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By babyduke
Bosch spark plugs 582, R3

X5 3.0i 126K miles

Just replaced the spark plugs with NGK Iridium. Much easier than I thought thanks to youtube videos and feedback from many of you here. Also, picking up this magnetic was...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-20-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,533
Posted By babyduke
Last year, I had the same A/C issue and...

Last year, I had the same A/C issue and upallnight kindly checked it for me using his software. He also checked the refrigerant which was fine but he found out the auxiliary fan was fried. I got it...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-16-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By babyduke
Product date on NGK spark plugs

I'm trying to order a set of NGK iridium spark plugs and most don't show product dates and ones that do says June 2014. Would this be too old and does the product date matter unless it's way too...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-15-2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By babyduke
..........I want to have the new bulb ready since...

..........I want to have the new bulb ready since I have to slide out the headlight unit which isn't simple, in order to remove the old bulb.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-14-2016, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By babyduke
Front turn signal bulb color?

I need to buy the replacement bulb for front passenger turn signal. What is the original bulb color, amber or clear?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-14-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,045
Posted By babyduke
Would this be the correct choice? 5/8" x 6" ...

Would this be the correct choice? 5/8" x 6"
Gear Wrench 5/8" x 6" Magnetic Swivel Spark Plug Socket 80546: Advance Auto Parts...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-14-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,045
Posted By babyduke
Thank you so kindly!

Thank you so kindly!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-14-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,045
Posted By babyduke
Thanks for all your input. Youtube videos on...

Thanks for all your input. Youtube videos on replacing E53 spark plugs seem to be for 4.4 engine which requires 8 pcs. Since mine's a 3.0i, I just need 6, correct? Are they located 3 on each side...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-13-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,045
Posted By babyduke
Spark plugs brand: NGK vs NGK Iridium vs Bosch

2005 X5 3.0i 126K miles

NGK BKR6EQUIP
NGK IRIDIUM BKR6EIX
BOSCH FGR7DQP

Which should I use? I see many recommendation for NGK Iridium but someone mentioned the Iridium part cannot touch the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-11-2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By babyduke
What size tool for turn signal bulb replacement?

My front left turn signal bulb is bad and I need to replace it. Looks like I need to slide the head light unit to do it. What size fitting/tool do I need?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-01-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,438
Posted By babyduke
I feel your frustration. I've had the same issue...

I feel your frustration. I've had the same issue with 3 of my doors in the last year or so. I had to replace the door handle carrier which breaks over time. At first it seemed difficult but now...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-29-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 815
Posted By babyduke
side mirror doesn't stay folded (not micro switch related)

My driver's side mirror unfolds itself which seems to be a pretty common problem. Googling and looking at the old posts, they all point to the micro switch.
Please correct me if I'm wrong but I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-14-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,540
Posted By babyduke
Ok focus please.:D My mirror unfolds right away...

Ok focus please.:D My mirror unfolds right away even when engine is at off.

I just need an instruction on how to pop off the mirror cover without breaking anything . I tried to do it very...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-13-2016, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,540
Posted By babyduke
If someone can show how to remove the mirror...

If someone can show how to remove the mirror cover, I'd be thankful.
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