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  1. x5 53 dashboard screen /Radio

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    I have a problem with the multi function screen on the dash ,sometimes it works fine while other times it just looks blank and was wondering if there was any known problems that can cause the fault ,I know the head unit is fine as i have already replaced that and its just the same ,also all the...
  2. How do I check what engine I have? N52, 53 or N20?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Just looking to do research on this. I have a 520 D registered July 2011. '11' plate Many thanks
  3. Sat nav disc for 53 X5

    General BMW Discussions
    New to the forum and new to BMW driving. Just bought a 2nd hand X5. Given no sat nav disc and wondered where and how much they cost. Also only have one none working buttoned key...again best to get a new one. Thanks for any help it will be much appreciated .
  4. 53 Plate BMW 530D MAF/MAP Problems.

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hey people, firstly no doubt this topic has been produced many times, if so I'd like to apologise, and hopefully its in the right section:hihi Anyway down to matters, I've owned my BMW 530D for 2 months now, and recently whilst accelerating normally around 60 MPH (Not accurate reading) I can...
  5. 2003 (53) 320d manual touring - My alarm randomly goes of for no apparent reason - help please

    General BMW Discussions
    HI all - any one no why this happens and how to resolve it? its a real embarrassing pain and in the arse!
  6. Hi New here - 320d touring manual (53 plate) alarm goes of for no apparent reason!!

    HI all - asking if any one knows how to resolve this problem?
  7. X5 e 53 transmission fail safe

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi my 2005 x5 3.0d se has gone into fail safe, can anyone recommend a good transmission company near Surrey in the uk? And how much should a remanufactured box cost? Does the torque converted need replacing also! The car has done 99k. Thanks ....
  8. E46 53 plate 320d mapped intercooler question and thoughts

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    please delete posted in wrong section..... bloody phone!
  9. Cd/dvd unit 53 plate 5 series

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hello recently bought a 53 5 series 530D. The CD/DVD Drive according to BMW is dead. New one for £2500. Anybody have experience of fitting a second hand part themselves? Is it straight forward, are the units coded? many thanks in advance. Scott
  10. Bmw e46 53 plate 318ci key fob only unlocks doors?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, I have a 53 plate Bmw 318ci where both key fobs only unlock the doors and do not lock the doors? I thought it may be the key fob at first but both stopped working at the same time in regards to locking the door, so could it be the sensors? Is there two sensors one for locking and one for...
  11. 53 316i Diff oil & transmission oil

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    So just had a browse through the service history and noticed no diff oil/trans oil has been changed.. Cars sat on 108k now so think I should get it done in January when I get some spare money.. How much redline 75w90 gl5 do I need for the diff? How much redline D4 ATF do I need for...
  12. e46 53 reg 330d front speaker replacement /upgrade

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi, I have a 53 reg 330d estate. it has the business cd player which the last owner hooked up a ipod connector into the compartment by the drivers right knee. what would be the best straight swap be for the front speakers? I have a dog that goes in the boot so I cant do a sub or anything...
  13. BMW 53 320D Cruise Control ECU Pin

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi Guys, Been following your guides and reading through all of the information to get help retrofitting and coding the OBC and MFSW. I have finally got the time to get round to installing the final wire for the cruise control to the ECU. I have lost the installation guide and am getting...
  14. 53 E46 320ci coupe SUB WOOFER HELP

    Hello everyone!!! First post of mine hope it's in the right place etc... Now then I bought this car about 6 weeks ago, had my vibe BAV 12 inch sub in my old Clio, sounded mint. I don't really want to change the HU in the bimmer, so wondered how I would wire my sub to the existing HU or is it...
  15. 316i e46 53. Has 30 amp fuse should be 5 amp. Long beep form engine bay whem swapped?

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi Guys, I’ve not had this car (53 316i e46) very long and have had a few problems with it. While having a look at the fuse box in glove compartment I noticed a few of them are the wrong size fuse. No 49 (window lift front) has a 30 amp but it should be 5 amp but when I switch them over I get...
  16. 2003 (53) E46 318Ci Coupe - Cracked cam cover!??

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    While searching for causes of the burning oil on the exhaust when first started, I was checking for leaks around the cam cover gasket. And have discovered what appears to be a crack/chunk missing from the front corner of the cam cover itself! What sort of problems could this be causing? And how...
  17. 2003 (53) E46 318Ci Coupe - Smoke from exhaust under acceleration (and other possibly related issues)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys, as per my introduction thread HERE my Dad's car has a number off issues which I need to fix or at least correctly diagnose before I think about buying it... Car Details: Apologies if this wasn't the right way to do this, but I didn't want to spam the forum by doing a new thread for...
  18. N 52 or N 53

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello, Looking at buying a 2006 / 2007 523i Automatic. upon research, people told me to stay a million miles away from the newer N 53 engine and to try and get an N 52. So I went off purposely loking for an N 52. Supposedly the N 53 sufffers a lot from coil pack and injector issues. Now...
  19. Can I use 15inch style 53 wheels on 53reg BMW 320td compact

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Can I use 15inch style 53 wheels on 53reg BMW 320td compact. I know I'm fine with 16inch wheels as they are already fitted, just want to make the 15s will fit without brake issues! Any help gratefully received.
  20. 2004 (53) 320ci E46 Exhaust advice.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi first post here so sorry if ive done something wrong. Im looking to buy my first BMW and have had a quick look around a 53 plate 320ci in silver with grey leather. Its the first of the facelift I think. Anyway I do like the car but the exhaust is snapped in half. Its broke in-between the...