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  1. 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...
  2. X5 - E53 - M54 - OBDII code P1513

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Could anyone help with pinpointing the possible issues for a P1513 OBDII fault code; ie- DISA Control Circuit Signal High. I have a cracked air duct between the Radiator and the Air filter housing, could this be the root cause ? I also recently fitted a new aftermarket Air Valve which didn't...
  3. 2006 E53 X5 (3.0d) "Fuel Injection System"

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi all, Wonder if anyone can help with a few points..... I was driving the other week on dual carriageway and on overtaking a car dash flashed up "Fuel Injection System" then completely shut down.....anyway managed to pull over and car restarted after ignition off to re-set, since then have...
  4. 2005 X5 e53 3.0d- self level rear suspension

    Good Afternoon I have a 2005 X5 E53 3.0d with self levelling rear suspension, one side sits lower than the other all the time, I have heard this can be adjusted/calibrated . how is this done ? Thanks Ray1001:confused
  5. 2002 E53 M57 INPA analog values

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi All, New member here and recent new owner of an E53 X5 with the 3.0 M57 engine, a long winded post but wanted to give as much info as possible in the hope someone can help - apologies if this is posted in the wrong section :embarrassed Basically I can find lots of information on getting...
  6. 2001 X5 E53 4.4ltr - Sudden loss of reverse

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hello All I've been browsing this forum via google for days now watching/trying solutions to my problem. I left my house (reversed) without an issue, long drive to my brothers house. On leave, reversed of his driveway with little/no reverse, very weak. So far, I've drained the transmission the...
  7. e53 egressos cooler

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    hi everyone, I own a 2005 e53 3.0d 218hp and was doing some maintenance on the car, when moving around parts noticed that this engine has no egr cooler, does anybody know why? Bought the car new from factory so no modification was done
  8. E53 x5 smells of fumes on start up

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi All when I first start my 2005 3.0d it smells of fumes in the cabin I used the search on here and nearly everyone says cracked manifold but mines has been changed by the previous owner 37k ago in 2015 surely it can’t have cracked again could it be something else ? Seems to coming from right...
  9. E53 OEM Floor Mats

    General BMW Discussions
    I hope that I have posted in teh correct section of the forums. I'm sorry if I messed up yet again. Long story short, I took my car to a Tesco Car wash whilst I went shopping, as you do. I took little notice when I returned, and a few days later, I realised that one of the floormats was...
  10. X5 E53 Oil from Exhaust

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    HI I have a 2002 3litre diesal, while I was driving white smoke started coming out of the exhaust and by that I mean the whole road was filled with smoke. It doesnt overheat and still runs. I got it lifted home and it had lost all the water and engine oil completely. I refilled it and ran it...
  11. 2003 e53 30d

    hi johno here just bought x5 been involved in a crash airbags deployed need the airbag module repaired where is this item located please
  12. e53 abs dsc light on after jump start

    Hi all Please some one help I have 2003 x5 e53 3.0d after sitting for about 2 weeks the batt went flat and I jump started it. And yes I put the neg lead on first which I know has caused this problem I have now fully charged the new Bosch battery but now the car has the ABS DSC and a yellow...
  13. E53 2002 3.0D M57 Pressure regulator O-ring

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi all. My car wouldt start the other day, and i turns out the problem is a defect O-ring on the high pressure diesel pump, pressure regulator. It only gives me approx 100bar rail pressure when cranking. Does anyone know the specifications on this particular o-ring? the origin seems to be green...
  14. E53 2004 3.0d clicking sound in the background

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Is anyone can point me att where this clicking in the background ? You can hear it in inside of the car and also smal vibration in the car any help apreciate it. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  15. Brand new Install Video! BMW X5 E53 Sub Frame Bushings

    Hi All, These bushes have really taken off! A lot of interest in them :-) We have them available in both RED and BLACK. These are for the BMW X5 E53 If you need some, here is the link to buy - Please have a look at the below installation...
  16. BMW E53 X5 Polyurethane bushing kits - front and rear!

    Go check out our PSB Europe online store for all the polyurethane bushings you could need for the E53 X5. Poly is so easy to install, the inner sleeve rotates freely (as opposed to most OE rubber bushes which are bonded and create extra tension) which prevents wear. We also supply free silicone...
  17. X5 e53 blower fan not working.Changed fsu no joy

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi, Can anybody help... just bought an X5 e53 on an 03 plate. When I bought it the blower fan was not working ... well it did have a little ice cold air coming out as if on setting one. Also the screen on the sat Nav/ Stereo was not working although playing radio one and showing on dash...
  18. 2005 E53 Gearbox problems

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    For most of the 7 years I have owned this X5 the gearbox has been less than perfect. It has had a firmware/software update a long time ago which reduced the amount of shunting that took place but still the odd occasion when it feels like some one has run up the rear! This has recently got worse...
  19. E53 X5 a/c not working ??

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi all I have a September 03 e53 3.0ld x5 could do with some advice on where to go with my a/c A couple of weeks ago we had a few days heat wave in Guernsey in the Channel Islands I used the car and the a/c worked perfectly. Only last week I wanted to use the a/c and it failed to blow any...
  20. E53 X5 4.4i n62 engine oil reccomendation

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    hi guys new member here, I just purchased a 2006 BMW X5 4.4i with the n62 engine, the dealer says to use 5W-30 castrol oil in it but bearing in mind its age and the fact that round where I live its unbelievably hot it gets upto 52C in summers so I was thinking maybe 5W-40 would be better. I use...