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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-30-2019, 04:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By percodan
My mechanic recommended a few wreckers that they...

My mechanic recommended a few wreckers that they use for parts, the first two weren't interested and the third is calling me back tomorrow.

I wonder if there is a less than terminal reason for...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-30-2019, 12:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By percodan
RIP one more E53

Driving along - terrible sound started coming from engine and lost power. Towed to the mechanic over the weekend. Mechanic has discovered zero compression on cylinders 1-4. Most likely timing...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-27-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By percodan
This guy just cleaned up and re-seated the...

This guy just cleaned up and re-seated the connector, and problem fixed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSj7Y1_4ykU
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-27-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By percodan
I can clear the airbag code, unfortunately it...

I can clear the airbag code, unfortunately it comes right back. A bit of googling tells me the connector to the door airbag is easily damaged, a few others have successfully repaired it.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-27-2019, 02:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By percodan
So that's why some of my warning lights weren't coming on...

Check engine light, seatbelt light, and airbag light all covered with duct tape. Gotta love surprises left from previous owners...

I recently cleared all the codes, and the only engine related...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-29-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By percodan
I am quite familiar with the N62 from my E60 and...

I am quite familiar with the N62 from my E60 and E65... The throttle goes WOT during cold start to help it start, then immediately goes into conventional throttle mode (mostly closed at idle). The...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-20-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By percodan
Just yellow..

Just yellow..
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-20-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By percodan
I have to admit that I leave important stuff like...

I have to admit that I leave important stuff like brakes to my mechanic.. I use an independent BMW mechanic with all the right tools, so I can only assume he activated the pump etc.

I don't have...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-20-2019, 05:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By percodan
Soft brake pedal

I recently acquired a 2002 4.4i. All brake pads were recently changed by previous owner, and I then had the front discs changed (below minimum thickness) and fluid flushed. I had hoped that the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-12-2019, 04:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By percodan
To get rid of the foam tape adhesive quickly and...

To get rid of the foam tape adhesive quickly and easily you can use a caramel wheel on a power drill. Some people swear by the 3M Stripe Off version, but I used a cheap knock off and it worked fine....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-03-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 11,619
Views: 1,450,605
Posted By percodan
Today I un-bricked my MK3 nav after I didn't...

Today I un-bricked my MK3 nav after I didn't follow directions the first time, then put in a map disc so it now actually functions. Also replaced burnt out drivers footwell light, and two door...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-03-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By percodan
Phew! Since there are very few disc burning...

Phew! Since there are very few disc burning tools for mac (they haven't had optical drives since about 2012) I ended up installing a trial version of Parallels, and Windows 10 which can be used for...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-03-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By percodan
I previously had an 06 750i with the same engine...

I previously had an 06 750i with the same engine as yours - and had the same problem. It turned out to be a hidden crack in the intake elbow that was letting air in after the MAF and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-03-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 440
Posted By percodan
When you're on recycled air with the AC on...

When you're on recycled air with the AC on (snowflake button lit), it should be dehumidifying the air - by cooling and re-heating the air. Either your AC isn't working correctly, isn't draining...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-03-2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By percodan
Have I bricked my MK3 nav?

After relocating to Australia, I recently bought a super cheap E53 to get around in for a year or so. I had one of these years ago, and was always fond of it.

I had the Mk3 nav, but no disc. For...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-25-2019, 12:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By percodan
Found a (hopefully) decent independent mechanic. ...

Found a (hopefully) decent independent mechanic. Given what I paid for the car in rough condition, I knew I'd be in for a few repairs at least and budgeted up to $2k. Mechanics estimate has come in...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-19-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By percodan
5 years later - I'm back, and bringing a hoopty back to glory.

5 years ago I sold my '02 4.4 sport because it was getting on a bit and some repairs were coming back around again.

Change of country and a need for a car to occasionally commute, but more for...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-18-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,998
Posted By percodan
Yes, unlocking/disarming with the key instead of...

Yes, unlocking/disarming with the key instead of remote also sets the alarm off for about 5 minutes (sorry neighbours).
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-18-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,998
Posted By percodan
The remote and receiver etc were already in the...

The remote and receiver etc were already in the car for remote central locking - I have just added the alarm parts which the car is pre-wired for. I have tried arming/disarming using the remote, I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-17-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,998
Posted By percodan
The door unlock button on the fob should disable...

The door unlock button on the fob should disable the alarm.. I'm thinking that perhaps the coding isn't quite right - BMW Scanner has the option to enable/disable the alarm, but maybe more is...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-16-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,998
Posted By percodan
Alarm retrofit has gone horribly wrong..

06/2002 4.4i

I have successfully retrofitted navigation and Bluetooth, and both went smoothly. Since I park on the street and have had a window broken before, I thought an alarm would be a...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-02-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,684
Posted By percodan
I had a 2000 325i that had all it's regular oil...

I had a 2000 325i that had all it's regular oil changes, but nothing else - in 18 months I replaced suspension bushes, cooling system parts, cam sensors, various other parts and it still wasn't...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-20-2013, 02:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,565
Posted By percodan
Let me know if you figure it out.. I need to...

Let me know if you figure it out.. I need to replace the bulb that lights up the ring and couldn't find a way to get it out.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-06-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,351
Posted By percodan
Did you add the fuse and relay? That's pretty...

Did you add the fuse and relay? That's pretty much all required to power the wheel heater.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-24-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,186
Posted By percodan
It won't work. That DVD is for the newer CCC...

It won't work. That DVD is for the newer CCC computer, you need a CD for a MK3, or a DVD for a MK4 depending on what you have..
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