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Forum: BMW X5 SAV Forum (E53)

Discussion forum for the original BMW X5 Sport Activity Vehicle.
Model years: 2000 - 2006
Chassis code: E53

  1. 04' BMW X5 4.5i vs. 04' Infiniti FX45

    I realize that this topic has been discussed quite a bit, but Infiniti has just released information on the 2004 FX45 and changes that will be made. ...

    Started by senneca01‎, 07-16-2003 05:26 PM
    • Replies: 14
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    07-12-2016, 10:36 AM Go to last post
  2. Is there a way to shut hatch light off on tailgate

    I have noticed that BMW usally is smart in designing car features. For example , the drivers door can not be manually locked if the door is open ....

    Started by Anthony Pascucci‎, 02-21-2002 05:15 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 3,131
    03-26-2016, 12:19 AM Go to last post
  3. Vibration at idle - tired old subject I know

    With 133,000 miles on my '01 X5 3.0, I am getting a more than annoying vibration when idling in drive (at a stop with foot on brake)- enough to where...

    Started by curt95540ia‎, 05-21-2008 09:50 PM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 7,768
    02-25-2016, 05:20 PM Go to last post
  4. Misfire due to valvecover issue

    My 2002 X5 4.4 started misfiring the other day. I checked codes and found a 38 (Misfire cyl #7) and a 3E (Misfire, random multiple cyl). A first, I...

    Started by randerson‎, 04-22-2012 01:14 PM
    coil, misfire, valve cover
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 2,362
    08-15-2015, 09:30 AM Go to last post
  5. Tip of the day (yes, a bit late....)

    When windshield wiper performance diminishes, just changing the blades doesn't always work. The windshield itself needs to be thoroughly cleaned...

    Started by theJrod‎, 01-11-2002 01:28 PM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 964
    02-23-2015, 07:31 PM Go to last post
  6. Warning X5 Transfer Cases Flawed - Class Action?

    Dear Prospective Future X5 buyer ( and BMWUSA ), After some investigating internet bmw forums and speaking with numerous bmw part counter...

    Started by treztark6‎, 08-21-2008 10:36 PM
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    02-18-2015, 12:14 AM Go to last post
  7. Perma-VIN Etching....scam???

    Ok, I think I let one get past me....$295 for Perma-VIN? I was overwhelmed w/ the aroma of new car smell and must not have noticed them slip that...

    Started by David R.‎, 04-13-2002 06:33 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 784
    01-19-2015, 02:22 PM Go to last post
  8. Farewell to My Awesome E53 X5 4.8is!

    Though it was a bit painful, I finally brought myself to letting my awesome (new to me) E53 X5 go. I have been through three E53 X5s,...my first, a...

    Started by JMD540IS‎, 12-28-2014 09:56 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 413
    12-28-2014, 09:56 PM Go to last post
  9. Video: Air Suspension Pump Removal DIY Guide

    Hi guys, I just uploaded a video guide for removing the air suspension air pump from the rear of my E53 X5. I have a dual-axle suspension. My pump...

    Started by cncmastr‎, 11-15-2014 04:50 PM
    air bag, air suspension, pump
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 342
    11-15-2014, 04:50 PM Go to last post
  10. Vanity Mirror Lights do not work...

    Hi friends, I am a bit confused. I just realized (not sure how long they have been doing this) that my neither of vanity mirror lights do not...

    Started by DriverX‎, 10-17-2014 06:03 PM
    vanity mirror lights
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 352
    10-17-2014, 06:03 PM Go to last post
  11. Mannheim/ New England Auction Request for 2004-2006 bmw x5 3.0

    Wondering if someone can pull numbers on what 2004-2006 3.0 X5's with higher miles are running through the auctions at... I'm looking for a winter...

    Started by fortress‎, 09-24-2014 02:58 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 256
    09-24-2014, 02:58 AM Go to last post
  12. A fix for problematic power windows

    If you have a problematic power window which fails intermittently, sticking either full up or full down or jamming, here's a very easy, cheap fix....

    Started by frankie‎, 04-01-2007 12:03 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    07-15-2014, 12:54 PM Go to last post
  13. 2004 X5 console door lock button not working

    I can lock/unlock all the doors with the key, just the button on the console won't operate. The hazards work and i checked all fuses related to the...

    Started by gusser‎, 06-30-2013 02:56 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 560
    06-04-2014, 08:18 PM Go to last post
  14. Valve Cover Gaskets

    I discovered oil leaking on the passenger side down the side of the engine and also dripping on the exhaust. I replaced the valve cover gaskets and...

    Started by grussell‎, 05-28-2014 09:46 AM
    • Replies: 0
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  15. X5 parts are CHEAP these days!

    As the X5 gets older, the parts cost seems to be going down. I recall a few years ago, a new coil from the catalogs was like $175. I paid $75 at...

    Started by Robert Platt Bell‎, 10-04-2013 10:10 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 801
    05-27-2014, 10:20 PM Go to last post
  16. X5 4.4 extremely strange thing that happened.

    Hello all So my wife's 06 e53 X5 with about 120K on the clock had an alternator failure. I replaced the alternator BY THE BOOK as I always do,...

    Started by tommycat1313‎, 01-30-2014 11:17 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 426
    05-27-2014, 10:07 PM Go to last post
  17. Towing 7000 lbs with a X5 4.4l 6000 tow rating

    hey guys, I have read a few things and wondered if anyone had any personal experience or knowledge on towing over tow rating capacity. I have a...

    Started by Carlfluk‎, 04-27-2012 02:54 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 9,272
    04-26-2014, 02:17 AM Go to last post
  18. Navigation update

    Installed the nav update and 2011 road maps this weekend in my 4.8is. I bought the update from bavnav.net and it's awesome. Now I have perspective...

    Started by beecee‎, 11-14-2010 06:46 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 2,242
    04-25-2014, 08:21 PM Go to last post
  19. How long after brake warning light?

    I just found out that I need to take a four-hour road trip in my 2005 X5 3.0 before I can get in to see my mechanic next week. My brake pad warning...

    Started by johnbyrne‎, 09-15-2009 01:51 AM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 34,669
    04-05-2014, 12:23 AM Go to last post
  20. BMW E53 4.4i - Transmission Problem

    Hello, I own 2002 years BMW E53 4.4i I have changed all frictions and OIL/Filter in Transmission. Now on high RPM, transmission needs more time...

    Started by Unregistered‎, 03-19-2014 04:51 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 384
    03-19-2014, 04:51 AM Go to last post
  21. BMW X5 trans failsafe program problems

    Hello, I have a 2002 BMW X5 and for the pass 3 weeks it occassionally locks up in 3rd gear while I am driving. I then have to pull over and cut the...

    Started by diva24x7‎, 08-29-2012 01:56 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 37,708
    02-13-2014, 11:38 AM Go to last post
  22. Re: Throttle "lag" when first starting from stop

    <i><p>Since your vehicle has drive-by-wire throttle, then unless the computer is malfunctioning, I doubt you have a problem. <p><br>Does anyone know...

    Started by Jay Gans y2k528 speed‎, 08-21-2001 02:19 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 355
    01-16-2014, 08:51 AM Go to last post
  23. Pre-emptive oil separator replacement?

    I've read about the horrible issues with the oil separator failing and am curious whether it makes sense to pre-emptively replace the part? My 05...

    Started by studioj‎, 02-16-2010 07:06 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 6,870
    01-14-2014, 10:05 PM Go to last post
  24. Best Boston detailing shop?

    Greetings,<p>Does anyone have an educated opinion on who in the Boston area offers the best high-end exterior wax jobs?

    Started by Eric‎, 10-05-2001 03:42 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 299
    01-09-2014, 04:26 PM Go to last post
  25. Engine Failsafe Prog.....my wife\'s X5 3.0i....

    ...sputtered and stalled twice yesterday and the "Engine Failsafe Prog" was displayed on the MID and some of the other warning lights came on also. ...

    Started by rodybmw‎, 03-16-2004 02:55 PM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 21,549
    12-27-2013, 03:12 PM Go to last post
  26. X5 overheat, engine destroyed

    A friend has a 2001 X5 (3.0 6cyl) with 82k on it that expired on the freeway the other day with his wife driving. Apparently sprung a leak in the...

    Started by gjbrauch‎, 06-08-2006 05:46 PM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 10,306
    12-27-2013, 04:42 AM Go to last post
  27. Windows falling down in X5's

    I have a 2001 X5 and last week the right rear window just fell down inside the door frame and would not come up. The dealer said it is an "epidemic"...

    Started by murphy‎, 06-20-2003 11:18 AM
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    • Replies: 20
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    12-12-2013, 11:50 PM Go to last post
  28. Lost drive to front wheels

    Hi All First time poster seeking help. I have a 2006 X5 e53 3.0td auto. I had an issue where my 4x4, DSC and ABS dash lights all came on...

    Started by contactjt‎, 11-30-2013 01:57 PM
    gearbox fault, transfer box
    • Replies: 0
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    11-30-2013, 01:57 PM Go to last post
  29. Any tire recommendations for a 2005 X5 4.4 w/ sport package?

    I have a great set of snow tires (Gislavid Nord 5s) and as spring approaches, I need to replace the OEMs. Any suggestions for good summer tires is...

    Started by MajorWebUser‎, 03-09-2013 09:37 PM
    all-season, summer, tire
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 770
    11-23-2013, 10:47 PM Go to last post
  30. 2001 X5 Heater Blower ON, AC control Panel dead. New FSR did not fix.

    Ive got the HVAC fan going, it wont quit even if I turn off the ignition, and its on heat mode sends the air to the footwells. And the automatic temp...

    Started by platech1‎, 08-04-2012 06:01 PM
    a/c control, fsr, heater, hvac
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 12,591
    10-02-2013, 09:00 PM Go to last post
  31. Coil Failure

    Well, it finally happened, at 150,500 miles, almost across the street from the factory in which it was born. We were traveling through Spartanburg...

    Started by Robert Platt Bell‎, 10-01-2013 04:34 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 414
    10-01-2013, 04:34 PM Go to last post
  32. long wave radio interference diesel X5

    I know you guys in the USA dont have long wave, but to listen to the 5 days of a cricket test match it is essential.The car is a 3.0 l diesel auto...

    Started by paulleslie‎, 08-26-2004 07:16 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 372
    09-25-2013, 06:58 PM Go to last post
  33. Alarm/Door Lock Problems

    2001 X5 3.0 Last week I had a body shop replace door locks with motor actuators in both front doors. This morning I had to replace the battery....

    Started by Rick G in IL‎, 12-10-2012 09:04 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,585
    09-25-2013, 05:29 PM Go to last post
  34. Losing Fuel Pressure at fuel rail, sluggish acceleration, slow starting, P0171 and 74

    Hi everyone, hopefully you can help me fix my 2001 BMW X5 3.0 (Manufacturer date 06/01). 2 months ago the vehicle threw codes P0171 and P0174,...

    Started by diddy0071‎, 09-14-2013 02:38 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 3,916
    09-25-2013, 05:24 PM Go to last post
  35. Losing Fuel Pressure at fuel rail, sluggish acceleration, slow starting, P0171 and 74

    Hi everyone, hopefully you can help me fix my 2001 BMW X5 3.0 (Manufacturer date 06/01). 2 months ago the vehicle threw codes P0171 and P0174,...

    Started by diddy0071‎, 09-14-2013 02:37 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 447
    09-14-2013, 02:37 AM Go to last post
  36. Setting radio presets

    I recently purchased a 2003 X5 4.4 it has the navigation and a cassette tape behind the screen, all seems to work well but the vehicle did not have...

    Started by jonnieX5‎, 10-06-2009 07:11 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 5,179
    08-02-2013, 01:31 PM Go to last post
  37. 2005 X5 4.4 Headrests

    I bought a 2005 X5, 4.4, last week, after my E39 (528i) got totalled (T-Boned). Can anyone give me a suggestion where to buy a pair of original...

    Started by tharakag‎, 02-17-2009 02:27 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 329
    06-18-2013, 09:59 AM Go to last post
  38. My Fuel Mileage Is Horrible,...Smoke Coming from Right Tailpipe! Etc., Etc.

    I'll first start this post by saying "Hello" to all of the Original E53 SAV owners out there. I'll also extend a hearty hand shake to those that...

    Started by JMD540IS‎, 05-13-2013 10:25 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 735
    06-08-2013, 12:39 PM Go to last post
  39. My idea of a perfect X5

    I saw this X5 on eBay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/3-0i-AWD-/171034642509 Other than the color, it is what I would consider a perfect X5. ...

    Started by Robert Platt Bell‎, 05-15-2013 09:39 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 462
    05-15-2013, 09:39 PM Go to last post
  40. engine failsafe issues (random)

    Hey all, I have an 03 e53 4.6is with a Dinan S3 package. For the past 16 months I have had random issues with the X going into "engine failsafe...

    Started by xalaskan‎, 03-11-2012 10:03 PM
    dinan, e53, engine failsafe, supercharged, x5
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 655
    05-13-2013, 09:41 AM Go to last post

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