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BMW X5, Auto Body, Engine, Suspension, SUV
#611 of 685 Re: bmw x5 battery issues [snwoke]
Feb 26, 2010 (8:48 am)
I have 2001 X5, never had audio problem. The radio turns itsself off after a while when key is removed from ignition.
Battery drain IS a problem on my car. It is not able to going into sleep mode so drains high current. I found that most of the time, it happens if I park the car and then go back open the door/turning radio without restart the car, that happens.
#612 of 685 Parts rip off
Feb 26, 2010 (1:05 pm)
Anyone knows where can I get an aftermarket driver's side mirror for a BMW X5 '07, 4.8i. I am ready to glue my wife's mirror rather than paying $580!! at the dealership.
#613 of 685 Re: rough idle [tmckinney1]
Feb 26, 2010 (3:43 pm)
FWIW my son just bought an '03 X5 which the dealer said he had repaired for similar symptoms by replacing the battery. Also hazard lamp and srs (seatbelt) warning would not turn off, cured by the new battery. So they say.
#614 of 685 Check brake lights, check rear lights message
Mar 08, 2010 (8:15 pm)
I get the message: "Check brake lights, check rear lights" message on my 2002 BMW X-5 every time I start it yet the lights all work. Anyone have any ideas on what would cause this?
#615 of 685 Re: Check brake lights, check rear lights message [1jetjock]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Mar 09, 2010 (7:57 am)
Maybe a dirty bulb socket back there, a corroded connection, some water in the lens....things like that could increase electrical resistance and give a false signal.
#616 of 685 Re: Check brake lights, check rear lights message [1jetjock]
Mar 18, 2010 (6:28 am)
Anyone have any ideas on what would cause this?
False bulb failure warnings are a common problem on the E39 5ers. Sometimes it's an indication that a bulb may be ready to fail. To eliminate the problem ensure that all the bulbs are OEM quality silver base bulbs(such as Sylvania/Osram "European" bulbs). Use a good contact cleaner on the bulb sockets and apply a thin coat of dielectric grease to the bulb base prior to installation.
#617 of 685 Re: Check brake lights, check rear lights message [roadburner]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Mar 18, 2010 (7:40 am)
I took one apart once and found corrosion on the printed circuit back there--cleaned that up and my friend didn't get the bulb failure message anymore.
#619 of 685 Re: X5 Reservation [mtnbiker5]
Mar 25, 2010 (5:34 pm)
had several rx's all good, my daughter wanted the x-5....it has 57,000mi, out of warranty, and now needs a new radiator because the BMW service dept says the gasket breaks due to the temperature extremes of the engine???? Does this mean that every 57000 miles I will have to replace the radiator? This reason didn't work for me and I called the consumer affairs dept of BMW of America and asked Jim to help as an intermediary. He said it would take about 4-5 days. After more than a week, I called back to find he had not yet gotten hold of the service manager. I asked for his supervisor. His supervisor, Eric, said he would get back to me within the day. No phone call.....still waiting. As well I have a 2009 528 xi BMW...it's electric window will not roll down in cold weather???? Don't get the love for the BMW brand...
#620 of 685 Valley pan gasket and the list goes on
Mar 25, 2010 (10:56 pm)
Having given our 2003 4.4i X5 to our son Jan 2009, 58K...no problems to really speak of over the time we had it. Thought it would be a great vehicle for him for several years! NOT! He has had to replace linkages $1800, rotors (4th time for those...rest were under warranty when we had it) $1500, tires..due to the linkage problem, the wear was uneven, $1200. Now, a valley pan gasket $1600+ since it is somewhere behind the engine..now these should never wear out and leak...design issue. We think the rotor issue is also a design problem...who would think these have to be changed every 20K! Thought BMW were rugged, well designed/built to last. Windshield wiper motor also..$700 although by looking at the problem, it could be repaired and not replaced. I hope BMW doesn't just build vehicles to make it through the warranty period!! The dealers in LI are hopeless. BMW needs to do something about that. The more I read, the more I am seeing that these vehicles are not what we all believed them to be, truly well built and reliable machines. Sad thing is we have now a 2009 X5 Diesel which so far is excellent...but are we in for a surprise there also...now I am worried instead of being a Happy BMW owner. Our son has to get rid of his since he is not going to put any more $ into it...what will be next..he has only had it now 14 mos with all these costs! Who else has seen the valley pan gasket probm?