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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-27-2019, 02:31 AM
Replies: 44
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Posted By BMW_E53
Also update: Got the alternator put back in my...

Also update: Got the alternator put back in my car and did some tests today and so far so good. Voltage is stable and mainly around 14 volts according to Test 9 in the OBC. Hopefully that stays the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-27-2019, 02:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,082
Posted By BMW_E53
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVvPzwtxdrM&t=265s...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVvPzwtxdrM&t=265s

This guy on Youtube at the 3:40 mark just broke the borders of the brush covers and just slid the cap off. And he actually reused the VR and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-27-2019, 02:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,082
Posted By BMW_E53
SlickGT1 is correct the new Voltage Regulators...

SlickGT1 is correct the new Voltage Regulators come with the brushes pushed in from the factory. Install is very simple just place the VR over the slip rings put the screws in and click the cap into...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-21-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,082
Posted By BMW_E53
Yes that is my old Voltage regulator that I...

Yes that is my old Voltage regulator that I cracked when I was trying to remove the cap. I was practicing with the old VR to figure out ways to put the VR back onto the alternator when the new one...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-21-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,082
Posted By BMW_E53
Yeah it would be super simple to install the cap...

Yeah it would be super simple to install the cap back on if I were to break the plastic pieces that "guard" the brushes, but I want to try to find another way without doing that.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-21-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,082
Posted By BMW_E53
Here are some pics of my brushes and the voltage...

Here are some pics of my brushes and the voltage regulator. The hole you see in the cap was from me trying to keep the brushes down with a screwdriver so I can push the cap off but the plastic became...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-21-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,082
Posted By BMW_E53
I have the air cooled 180 Amp Valeo alternator....

I have the air cooled 180 Amp Valeo alternator. And I was thinking about drilling a small hole to push the brushes in and then sealing that hole up with silicone sealant or something.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-21-2019, 02:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,082
Posted By BMW_E53
Sounds good thanks! And also how do you manage to...

Sounds good thanks! And also how do you manage to put the regulator back onto the slip ring? I tried putting on my old one to see and its a lot harder than it looks. Like what kind of finagling do...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-21-2019, 12:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,082
Posted By BMW_E53
Update: Removed the regulator from the alternator...

Update: Removed the regulator from the alternator and this is what the slip ring looks like.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-20-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,082
Posted By BMW_E53
Just finished taking out my alternator from my...

Just finished taking out my alternator from my car. Not bad at all although it was a pain in the ass a little because the bottom wouldn't move but I eventually got it. Luckily for my alternator there...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-20-2019, 01:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,082
Posted By BMW_E53
Thank you very much for the help! I will be...

Thank you very much for the help! I will be ordering a new regulator and replace the old one. Shouldn't be too hard for me! I'll update this post if I run into any other issues.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-20-2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,082
Posted By BMW_E53
Thanks for your reply! I am now leaning towards...

Thanks for your reply! I am now leaning towards just replacing the voltage regulator since you said you got error codes and over voltage which is what I am currently experiencing with my car and it...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-20-2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,082
Posted By BMW_E53
Thanks for all your replies! So my theory that...

Thanks for all your replies! So my theory that its something related to the alternator is correct. I checked my alternator today and I don't see any oil or debris attached to it so I think it should...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-19-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,082
Posted By BMW_E53
Hmm guess the Youtube hyperlink didn't work, but...

Hmm guess the Youtube hyperlink didn't work, but here are the links to the videos I recorded:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diJ90jpr_x8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srcWJCZU6-4
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-19-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,082
Posted By BMW_E53
Alternator or Voltage Regulator Problems?

Hi everyone I was wondering if anyone has experienced this issue with their E53 before. To start, I have an 04 4.4i X5 with 128k miles.

On Monday when I drove the car, I was stuck in stop and go...
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