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December 07, 2017, 02:35:17 PM

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Hello from the Caribbean
« on: December 07, 2017, 02:35:17 PM »
Hi all, bought an x5 a couple months ago and so far have had my ups n downs but I have fallen in love with the X and I am looking to expand my knowledge on things I can do for myself and troubleshoot problems.
one thing I have noticed is I cant see pics on the forum, is it a problem on my side?

December 07, 2017, 02:50:31 PM
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Re: Hello from the Caribbean
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2017, 02:50:31 PM »
Hi and welcome can you see my car

2012 X5 40d msport MINE
2006 Mini cooper convertible WIFE'S

December 07, 2017, 03:41:50 PM
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Re: Hello from the Caribbean
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2017, 03:41:50 PM »
Hi all, bought an x5 a couple months ago and so far have had my ups n downs but I have fallen in love with the X and I am looking to expand my knowledge on things I can do for myself and troubleshoot problems.
one thing I have noticed is I cant see pics on the forum, is it a problem on my side?
Hi and welcome to the forum 😀
The reason most photos have disappeared of the forum is that most members have been using Photobucket to post pictures on here, now Photo bucket has withdrawn free file sharing, loads of the images have disappeared.
http://xdrivers.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,15702.msg151009.html#msg151009
BMW E83 X3.  3.0d M Sport, 2008 in black
BMW E93 330i Convertible  Msport fully loaded.in Black
VW Golf 2.0 TDI 140 GT in White. ( now sold )
Now Sold 55 plate, X5, 3.0 D Sport. Silver

December 07, 2017, 04:06:13 PM
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Re: Hello from the Caribbean
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2017, 04:06:13 PM »
Hi and welcome can you see my car


yes i can see your car love the silver
and yes its the photobucket pics i can't see i wanted to fix my mirrors cuz the don't stay closed.
the passenger side one opens and closes but the drivers side one moves sometimes i bought this hoping to fix the problem but now i see it's not that http://a.co/6GH52PA

December 07, 2017, 04:37:06 PM
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Re: Hello from the Caribbean
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2017, 04:37:06 PM »
here is my E53


December 07, 2017, 05:29:50 PM
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Re: Hello from the Caribbean
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2017, 05:29:50 PM »
When you say they don't stay closed, is it that they close and then fold back out again on their own,
If so do a search for microswitches on the forum, as this has been covered before.
Or is the motor making a noise but failing to close one mirror?
Mine has started to play up on the drivers side. The mirror wouldn't fold properly and it wouldn't lock manually into its normal out position.
Eventually by keeping the button pressed something moved and it now locks in the out position ok
I ha e un coded the mirrors, so they don't auto close on the key fob
I was worried something would break and leave me with a big repair bill if it was folding the mirrors every time.😬





















BMW E83 X3.  3.0d M Sport, 2008 in black
BMW E93 330i Convertible  Msport fully loaded.in Black
VW Golf 2.0 TDI 140 GT in White. ( now sold )
Now Sold 55 plate, X5, 3.0 D Sport. Silver

December 07, 2017, 05:44:04 PM
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Re: Hello from the Caribbean
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2017, 05:44:04 PM »
When you say they don't stay closed, is it that they close and then fold back out again on their own,
If so do a search for microswitches on the forum, as this has been covered before.
Or is the motor making a noise but failing to close one mirror?
Mine has started to play up on the drivers side. The mirror wouldn't fold properly and it wouldn't lock manually into its normal out position.
Eventually by keeping the button pressed something moved and it now locks in the out position ok
I ha e un coded the mirrors, so they don't auto close on the key fob
I was worried something would break and leave me with a big repair bill if it was folding the mirrors every time.😬
They fold in then automatically fold back out, the pass side would fold in again if i hit the button  n then just fold back out while the drivers side one remains out.
i saw the fix for it but cant see the pics to know where things should be.
next on my list is the radio which has no sound, the tv works the radio switches stations but no sound from the bm54 unit

December 08, 2017, 07:57:24 AM
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Re: Hello from the Caribbean
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2017, 07:57:24 AM »
Hi and welcome to the forum

You X5 looks pretty tidy.

Re the bm54 unit
As the screen is just a display it's worth checking the connection there from the rear first. Then check. those in the rear near side boot panel where the main unit is located just in case something has worked loose or a connection got knocked, or poss water is in there.

Also it's worth checking the fuses in front and rear just in case one has blown as that could be a quick and easy fix.

However from doing a quick search these seem to suffer from this prob with the amp failing, it depends how good you are with repairs, or finding someone local who can repair it, or it may be easier to get a working second hand unit or go for an upgrade?

Do a quick search and have a read, there is a chap over here who does repairs to them and upgrades the unit as welll but the postage cost could be too much to send over and back.

Graeme
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December 08, 2017, 01:28:13 PM
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Re: Hello from the Caribbean
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2017, 01:28:13 PM »
Hi and welcome to the forum

You X5 looks pretty tidy.

Re the bm54 unit
As the screen is just a display it's worth checking the connection there from the rear first. Then check. those in the rear near side boot panel where the main unit is located just in case something has worked loose or a connection got knocked, or poss water is in there.

Also it's worth checking the fuses in front and rear just in case one has blown as that could be a quick and easy fix.

However from doing a quick search these seem to suffer from this prob with the amp failing, it depends how good you are with repairs, or finding someone local who can repair it, or it may be easier to get a working second hand unit or go for an upgrade?

Do a quick search and have a read, there is a chap over here who does repairs to them and upgrades the unit as welll but the postage cost could be too much to send over and back.

Graeme
Thanks, i will do those checks and see if it's ok but i think the unit is gone cuz it used to play really low with a cracking.