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  1. 2005 E83 X3 2.0DSE - Boot Lid Opening/Closing Problem

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi Guys, Duing the recent spell of very cold weather and snow, my boot began opening itself. It only happened when I was at very low speed or stopped in traffic. It was as if I had pressed the "boot open" button the remote key (I tried using the spare key but it made no difference and the...
  2. 2005 E83 X3 2.0DSE - Bluetooth Question

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi Guys, I have read various threads on the Net that suggest the X3 (from 2005 on) may have been pre-wired for Bluetooth, even if the car wasn't factory fitted with it. Admittedly these threads are US based, so it may not be the case for UK-spec cars. I have looked in the cubby hole on the left...
  3. 2005 E83 X3 2.0DSE - Diesel fumes in cabin?

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi Guys, Just bought a 2005 X3 2.0D SE, which I love. However, when I enter the car there is a distinct smell of diesel. It's not so noticeable when I'm driving, but maybe I just get accustomed to it. I've looked under the bonnet, and there is no smell, but if I open the boot I can smell it. I...
  4. 2005 E83 X3 2.0DSE - rear fog lights bulb change

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Should both rear fog lights operate, or only the one on the drivers side? If both should be working, any tips for how to change a faulty bulb, which lies behind the door trim ?
  5. 2004 E83 X3 2.0dSE DSC/HDC Fault?

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    The company that I work for has the above car and it's developed a fault with the DSC/HDC I think. The driver took me out for spin today and virtually everytime we turned right, the DSC light on the dash started to flash and there was a 'rumbling' that sounded like it was coming from the near...
  6. 2005 E83 X3 2.0dSE Intermittent non start

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    This intermittent problem has gone on for about 3 months. Several people have had a go at fixing and have not came up with anything. The fuel pumps and filter have been replaced. Fault codes have been read and now cleared by main dealer - see attached from the report.
  7. 2005 X3 E83 2.0dSE loss of power?

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hey, I started writing this thread and it turned into an essay!! In summary: 1. Is the X3 2.0d generally quite sluggish? 2. How do I check the turbo? 3. Why would the EGR valve and pipes be so sooty? 4. How do I check whether the EGR valve is working? 5. Is there free software I can download...
  8. 2006 E83 X3 2.0dSe Air & fuel filter locations

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Looking to save a bit of cash and do these myself, had a quick look yesterday, couldnt see fuel filter looking from above and only air filter i could see without ripping stuff out was at the inlet to the engine which was just like a square like wadding type material which i guess is an...
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