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  1. X5 E53 heated grey silver leather interior swap

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    Hello anyone interested in swapping my silver grey heated leather interior for a black one? Contact me if interested Regards
  2. BMW X5 E53 silver grey leather interior swap for black

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    After swapping my heated silver grey leather interior for a black one if anyone’s interested. Mines all in good condition just want it black. Anyone interested contact me thankyou
  3. X5 E53 OBD code p28d7 meaning

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    Hi all, I'm hoping someone can provide more info on the OBD codes I have. My OBD reader only provides limited info and I can find no further info on the net. the codes are: engine ecu: P28D7 Clutch 'B' Pump Motor - performance transmission ecu: C0E87 no description provided by the OBD...
  4. X5 E53 3.0D glow plug starting problem

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi, I've checked out the forum for information on my problem, but didn't find anything about my issue. Right, one morning i went to start my E53 and it took about a minute( it usually starts in the first few seconds), the next morning it would no start, so I called green flag, they got there at...
  5. bmw e53 abs module not working after repaired .5A brief power interruption.

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    bmw x5 e53 2002 abs module code": 0265225146 My problem was front left abs sensor was stopping working after engine going to warm. So i had my abs module repaired by professional , refitted it and cleared codes with DELPHI software to erase any codes erasing but now again im getting only one...
  6. E53 2004 Whining noise

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    Hi all, I tried searching online for a similar issue, but cant seem to find similar problems anywhere. The car makes a whining noise in the engine bay, cant put my finger on where its coming from. You can also hear it distinctly in the cabin. And it only occurs 1000+RPM, when its idling under...
  7. 2004 E53 Battery drain

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi all, So I ran into this problem, I left my car sitting for close to 2 days, and it completely drained the battery. I used a multimeter and found that there was a 7Ah draw when car is off/everything turned off. I was able to stop the draw by pulling the glove box light fuse. Now the problem...
  8. 2001 E53 3.0 strange oxygen sensor problem

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    hi, and thank for your letting me in to your forum. this is my first post here so please excuse my english and bad set up :) okay, so i have an 2001 BMW e53 X5 3.0L 6cyl automatic. whit 312000KM on it. it has been running great now and still does but engine management light comes on every now...
  9. 2005 E53 4.8 Deliberate sabotage?

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    hi all So, had a 4.8 up for sale, (2005), never had any problems with it just fancied a change. This gang of four tosspots come up from Dover to look at it. Its on LPG not that it makes a difference but they earlier rang to say dont start it up they want to see it cold which is a perfectly...
  10. BMW E53 2004 Sport lurch

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi, Hoping for a few suggestions regarding this. I believe Im having an issue thats commonly known as the 'lurch' - when coming to a full stop, theres a jerk as though someone has hit me in the rear. And from what I gather, this issue can be fixed via a transmission software update? Im...
  11. 2004 e53 3d black smoke on start up and when accelerating hard

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi . My e53 3d has a big puff of black smoke on first start of the day then clears pretty quick. Its enough to warrant a check i think . Also ive noticed that when i put my foot down a similar big puff of smoke appears then clears . Has anyone else had the same issue ? The car seems to run fine...
  12. BMW X5 E53 Sat Nav Screen Fault?

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hey Guys, Just joined the forum and looking forward to catching up with all things BMW. I've got a very tidy 2005 Carbon Black X5 (E53) 3.0 D sport which I rather like but its developed a curious fault with the built in 16:9 Sat Nav Screen (Mk3 or 4 - not sure how to confirm which) which...
  13. BMW X5 E53 Sat Nav Screen Fault?

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hey Guys, Just joined the forum and looking forward to catching up with all things BMW. I've got a very tidy 2005 Carbon Black X5 (E53) 3.0 D sport which I rather like but its developed a curious fault with the built in 16:9 Sat Nav Screen (Mk3 or 4 - not sure how to confirm which) which...
  14. 2003 e53 X5 - Tape player replacement

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi All. I'm currently putting everything back in my dashboard following a bit of major surgery on my HVAC system. Rightly or wrongly, when I removed the tape player that sits above the mid unit, I took off the face plate which was connected to the unit by a ribbon. However, when taking this off...
  15. BMW e53 x5 3.0d sport issues HELP 😞

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi friends! Ok so I bought a x5 with a corroded subframe , I have had to replace subframe , drive shafts, and also converted airbags to springs... ever since the replacement this issues have arose .. - self level suspension inactive on dash - abs light on making abs fail - traction control...
  16. BMW X5 E53? M57? Ticking

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    Hi I have recently had the turbo reconditioned and I still believe cat problems, I discovered the vacuum pipe was disconnected giving me serious power problems, having reconnected this absolutely brilliant until 5minutes in the engine made some weird noises and now a ticking ! Trying to...
  17. 2002 E53 X5 4.4i - What lurks behind the drivers foot well

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi everyone Grateful for your thoughts on how to proceed with my ongoing X5 saga. I recently bought an E53 X5 4.4i on ebay with a few issues, namely: - Loss of pixels on the mid unit - Leaking radiator - Unresponsive heating/cooling controls - Door lock barrel Additionally, I've just...
  18. 2006 E53 X5 3.0d M57N Turbo

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    2006 E53 X5 3.0d M57N Turbo Can someone please tell me what the OEM part number is for the M57N Turbo. the car is plated 8/2006 and the VIN is LY97554, I believe that the current turbo seals are worn and when the turbo "spins up" there is a cloud of black smoke out the exhaust, which stops as...
  19. E53 4.8 v8 trans fail safe ! Fixed

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    4.8 trans fail!! Had my car in for diagnostics today due to the dreaded trans fail safe coming on, the car would every now and then put its self in this mode but after turning the ignition off and on again it would clear, however a few weeks back I started the car and it said trans fail safe and...
  20. X5 e53 stereo upgrade/removal help wanted

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi, I purchased my 4.8v8 4 months ago and the seller had pre warned me the stereo didn’t work, I bought the car and later after more inspection I noticed the head unit was in but all the gibbing in the boot had been removed, the amp etc, the sub is still in place, I know how replacing these...
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