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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-29-2016, 01:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By TurnAround
I just tested it again. The key will reliably...

I just tested it again. The key will reliably unlock or lock the car remotely, over and over. Windows and interior light also work as normal. It just won't start the car is all.

So... maybe...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-29-2016, 12:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By TurnAround
Thanks. Those are good options for replacement. ...

Thanks. Those are good options for replacement.

But.. so.. the existing key can't simply be recharged?

Also, is the diagnosis even confirmed?; Is it that the key battery is dead? Or, are...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-28-2016, 11:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By TurnAround
Spare/2nd X5 key no longer starts car. How to recharge key?

2003 X5 came with 2 keys. My wife and I share the car, but I drive it 90% of the time. Her key has worked all these years, until this month. We went on a trip, loaned her key to a friend so they...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-10-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By TurnAround
Oops, sorry 'bout not posting back. When we...

Oops, sorry 'bout not posting back.

When we got the RSM out of the car we couldn't identify anything wrong with it. Mounting area looked good. Rubber looked new-ish and fully plumped out.
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-21-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,279
Posted By TurnAround
Is there an iPhone app to read engine codes and reset airbag lights?

It's almost 2016... is there yet an iPhone app that can Bluetooth wireless interface with a ODB-II reader tool, and, (key) is actually really good at reading ALL codes, and maybe even has some...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-07-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 769
Posted By TurnAround
Thanks Kirstophe Hey, do you remember if...

Thanks Kirstophe

Hey, do you remember if there's a second shock strut nut that goes underneath the RSM assembly? Put another way... I'm confused by something; I can see where the upper center nut...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-07-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,918
Posted By TurnAround
Mine's doing it too. The problem appeared two...

Mine's doing it too. The problem appeared two years ago, and it's only on the left bolster, near yer rib cage area. What I've been doing is just running the heater for a while, then turn it off. ...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-05-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 769
Posted By TurnAround
Advice on Rear Shock Mount + Shock DIY

Looks like either my driver's side rear shock has a defective valve, or the Rear Shock Mount is bad. Probly going to replace both. And, I'm thinking about just doing the work myself. Couple...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-04-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By TurnAround
Ok, I found it! Using a few "DIY Rear Shock...

Ok, I found it!

Using a few "DIY Rear Shock Mount" search results I learned which under-trunk plastic trim parts to remove to expose the rear shock mounts. Then had my wife drive me around again...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-04-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,772
Posted By TurnAround
I would also clean your MAF sensor. My X has a...

I would also clean your MAF sensor. My X has a history of Trans Failsafe Prog messages, which sometimes just put the tranny in limp mode, and sometimes actually kills the engine. It's lots of fun...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-02-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By TurnAround
Ahh.. ok, found the site. It's RealOEM.com I...

Ahh.. ok, found the site. It's RealOEM.com
I keep forgetting about them... which is ironic, because I think they advertise on this forum (or several of the forums).

Wow.. there were a LOT of...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-01-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By TurnAround
Excellent Tip, btw! I shouldda added that...

Excellent Tip, btw!

I shouldda added that bit too: The rear upper hatch bumper mounts are also making their own variety of noise, but I've got those bad boys down. I have new bumpers on there,...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-01-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By TurnAround
Body rattle narrowed down. Now I'm needing online tech diagrams

A year ago a rattle showed up in the rear of the X. Sounds like a plastic bottle or filter or something, hanging on to one last thread, and 'bobbles' around inside the car cavity with even the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-28-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,241
Posted By TurnAround
Go for it

Yes. About a week after I did my steering wheels with the Magic Eraser, I went for it and did all three of my BMW's seats. They came out stunning. This product totally, totally works great on...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-09-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,780
Posted By TurnAround
Hey, I wanted to get back to you guys on my...

Hey, I wanted to get back to you guys on my results. Got the new tires put on Friday, plus the 4-wheel alignment.

We set the front Toe at .11 both sides. The fronts were at .15. They said...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-01-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,780
Posted By TurnAround
Ahh, excellent! Thanks TiAg.

Ahh, excellent! Thanks TiAg.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-01-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,780
Posted By TurnAround
Thanks for all the posts guys. I'm still...

Thanks for all the posts guys. I'm still slightly confused tho on which front toe setting to go with. But I that is mostly because I don't remember what the BMW recommend spec is. What is the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-26-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,780
Posted By TurnAround
Best Toe In/Out setting for 'go kart' driving + good tire wear?

Getting new tires for the X in a couple weeks. I figured, I should get the alignment done too.

When I did the suspension on my Coupe I remember going through a whole discussion about whether I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-17-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,241
Posted By TurnAround
Highly recommend Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to clean shiny steering wheel

Three BMWs, with three leather steering wheels, each with varying degrees of oils absorbed into them. The X5's wheel, in about year 3, started to show some shininess to it. Here it is 11 years, and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-05-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By TurnAround
Ah, now I get it. Yeah, a guy at work was...

Ah, now I get it. Yeah, a guy at work was telling me he had something similar. Ok, looks like its time to abandon my Peak code reader and change up to app driven readers. Thanks.

I took it in...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-05-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,449
Posted By TurnAround
Excellent. Thanks you guys, this really helps. ...

Excellent. Thanks you guys, this really helps.

Ok, so I'll double check on; 1) That its an OEM gasket 2) Make sure we have new sealing washers. 3) Ask about / check into RTV sealant as well. ...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-02-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By TurnAround
Since Christmas Day.. visiting folks a ways away....

Since Christmas Day.. visiting folks a ways away. Total miles since rough idle and codes showed up; 160 miles. The car goes in Monday. I'll avoid driving it.

I can look up the codes from my...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-02-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,449
Posted By TurnAround
Ok to just tighten a leaky valve cover gasket a little?

I own three M54 engines, but for some reason the X5's valve cover gasket like to go out. I've had three of them over its 117k life. My indi mechanic has done the work each time. Both replacements...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-02-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By TurnAround
Advice on Ox sensor codes and whether Catalytic converter(s) could need replacing

2003, 3.0i M54, 117,000 miles, PowerChip ECU remap is only mod



2 weeks ago the SES light came on. Checked codes with my Peak Research R5. Rest them. Same exact set came back within 5 miles....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-03-2012, 11:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,329
Posted By TurnAround
Guys, my apologies. My project is 'off'. I...

Guys, my apologies. My project is 'off'. I should have checked this up front; I just called my indi mechanic today to get a price on installation. I knew the front was a little more complicated...
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