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BMW X5, Auto Body, Engine, Suspension, SUV
#284 of 678 Re: Rear window regulator [hilo1]
Apr 20, 2005 (11:29 am)
I'm with BMW of North America, LLC and read about your disappointment with your window regulators. Please be assured that we do everything in our power to consistently improve the quality of our BMWs and our BMW original parts.
Here's some information on the new window regulators you have installed in your X5:
All BMW authorized parts and accessories are warranted against defects in materials or workmanship for the balance of the New Limited Vehicle Warranty, or two years starting on the date of sale for parts sold after April 1, 2003, whichever is greater.
If you have any more questions regarding the Original Parts and Accessory Warranty, you can reach us at (800) 831-1117 and mention Reference # 200511000467 so that we can help you more efficiently.
#285 of 678 Re: homeouner [homeouner]
Apr 22, 2005 (4:32 am)
If your X5 is still under warranty I would still use the reconmended oil, If not I would use any very good market oil. As for your coolant lite check at your coolant resvoir there should be a 2 pin black connector connected to a grey piece at your coolant level tank, check there, if it is connected take it off and place a jumper wire across the 2 holes in the connector going to your tank, your instrument cluster should not read low level now, if it does then you have a broken wire from there to you instrument cluster, is the light does go out then you have a bad level sensor.as for the black tank and tubing that is for your air suspension it should have either a 221 0r 220 option if it has that compressor back there. if you do not see a switch up near your main light switch then u have a single axle air system, that is use for leveling the car when you have a heavy load in the back
#286 of 678 Re: DEAD BATTERY [yagit1]
Apr 22, 2005 (4:49 am)
BMW has had a time with bateries, that is why they are changing companies this year. But no your battery should not go dead in that short of time. See if they will replace it with another brand.
#287 of 678 Looking for help with a lot of questions.
Apr 23, 2005 (8:18 pm)
I was wondering if someone could be kind enough to help me with my 2001 BMW X 5. 4.4L. Here are my questions.
Were is the cabin air filter. Where can I get one besides the BMW garage?
How can I find the 6 hole CD changer plug in the back trunk compartment. We have looked all over for it. I have navigation and DSP. It could be used for one of the other components?
Is there a recall for the Coolant Reservoir sensors? How do I install the sensor on the bottom of the Coolant Reservoir. We jumpered the sensor and the dash light indicator went out.
Where can we find a Boush steering wheel tilt electric motor. The existing boush motor has a bad brush. It was built on a Monday or Friday.
How can I turn off the "service engine soon" light? What is the best way to check the emissions system. Do the O2 sensors seem to go out on the X 5 a lot?
#288 of 678 Re: homeouner [cefus]
Apr 24, 2005 (5:04 am)
Your advice about the sensor under the coolant reservoir was right on the money. We jumpered the switch and the indicator dash light did not light up.
The next question is what are the steps to replace the sensor?
We are also looking for a Boush steering wheel telescoping electric motor. The boush motor in my 2001 BMW X 5 has a bad brush. Did they use that same motor in most of their BMW's with a telescoping steering wheel?
Thank you for your help,
#289 of 678 Re: homeouner [x5x5x5]
Apr 26, 2005 (11:49 am)
removing and replacing it really simple, on the tank you will find a the grey connector (which is the sensor) all you have to do is give it a gentle twist and it will come out . Don't worry about any liquids coming out. insert new one connect and you are good to go.
as for the steering column motor, BMW used same on all of the X5 as far as I remember, the best place to get is a junk yard. take a metric allen pack with you to take the motor off, but be carefull doing it
as for the cabin filter you will find it in the engine area located center above the engine at the firewall, you will have to loosen ( i think ) 7 black fasteners ,remove the cover, and you will see a long small door with 2 more fasteners on it loosen them and theres your filter.
for O2 sensor Bmw has not had any problems with them as far as I know, I don't know how mechcanically incline you are but the o2 is not that hard to replace.
Cd changer is always located in the rear left near the nav unit,amp and phone module ,if you do not see it there then you do not have one
#290 of 678 Re: homeouner [cefus]
Apr 27, 2005 (7:59 pm)
Thank you for your e-mail.
I have a 2001 BMW X 5.
We were able to replace the brushes on the electric telescoping steering wheel motor. We just re-installed it tonight.
We were wondering if you can really twist off that sensor under the coolant reservoir with our spilling coolant?
I have a service engine soon light on. What are the most common causes for that light to go on? I read in the manual an emissions problem usually makes that dash light go on.
Is there a way to diagnose a problem with BMW's. I had a Jeep that you would turn on and off the key three times and a dash light would blink a code to notify someone of a problem. Does the X5 have a similar function?
How hard would it be to upgrade the navigation system to a DVD system?
My fan motor in the climate control seems to cycle up and down with no
reason when it is running. Even if the AUTO mode is running or if it is set on manual.
Thank you for all of your help.
#291 of 678 Re: homeouner [x5x5x5]
May 03, 2005 (8:07 pm)
Ok folks here I go Yes you can change out the coolant level sensor with out worry of loosing any fluid,its in a sperate area in the tank.
The service engine light (are you sure its not the oil service light?) either way you really should go have it looked at,if you can go by auto zone and have them run an OBD check on it, have them tell you what it means and maybe we can go from there. As for the Jeep trick, your instrument cluster will flash any errors that it may get.
The nav system and the dvd are two different systems you can not upgrade them together
Fan motor in your climate control (aka IHKA,as we call it) If this fan noise is bothering you go have it replaced,
someone also asked about a CD unit install,that you had a DSP, the cd changer will have a 4 pin connector that fits into it and a coax cable that goes from the cd player to the amp, I hope this helps as for it being a older model i'm alittle rusty.
PS your X5 was made in Greer SC
#292 of 678 Re: DEAD BATTERY [jetthomas]
May 03, 2005 (8:13 pm)
Check the fuses in the right rear of your X5, pull the radio one out there and reinstall it. The radio may have went into sleep mode and not awoke yet.
#293 of 678 Re: More help from [cefus]
May 04, 2005 (6:52 pm)
Thank you for your information about my X5. You are a very kind soul.
With the Low Coolant Level code we jumpered the sensor like you said and the code went away. We figured the grey elbow looking sensor was bad. We bought a new sensor and the Low Coolant Level code came back. Is there something we need to reset? We unplugged the sensor with out a jumper and the code came back. The new coolant sensor could be bad also? Please let us know what you think we should do next.
We went to Advanced Auto and ran a OBD II test on my X5. It said that bank 1 was running lean and bank 2 was running lean. The guy at AA said maybe someone ran your car out of gas which caused the service engine soon light to turn on. He turned off the SES light and we will see if it will come back on. Am I doing the right thing with this issue? The guy at AA said you might need to replace all 4 O2 sensors. I don't want to do that if I don't need too.
The fan motor in my climate control sounds fine, the problem is that it will run slow or fast on its own if it is in the AUTO mode or the manual mode. When it is on the AUTO setting it will make the speed of the blower motor randomly go fast or slow. Like someone is turning the blower motor up for one minute and than it will turn down for two minutes and it will do this at random. Have you ever seen this type of activity before?
Thank you for your help!