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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Electronic Parking Brake Stuck
« Last post by Pat Mustard on Today at 03:43:56 PM »
If you open the booth, lift the cover and you will find a red plastic handle. Open the pocket to the left and you will see a little stud sticking up. Hook on the handle and pull up . You should be good to go again .
General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Eml?
« Last post by henrym3 on Today at 03:07:34 PM »
I know mine is petrol but the light come on as a check it's working and then goes out. Curiosity got the better of me and I just had to go out and check.
General X3 Forum (F25) / Re: wheels
« Last post by mrkiplin1986 on Today at 03:06:14 PM »
non run flats will feel better no matter what size  ;)
General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Car won't start
« Last post by henrym3 on Today at 03:04:28 PM »
You say you've just fitted new glow plugs. What about the controller/module. As Lez says, can't you check they are getting power. Although you'd think there would be a fault code. That sometimes depends on the quality of your code reader.
Problems / Re: Battery kill switch
« Last post by jaynana on Today at 02:53:42 PM »
huh? meaning your kill switch doesn't exactly 'kill' everything? - how else do the front terminals have connectivity with the battery?
Still for sale. Anyone interested @ £90?
General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Adaptive cruise
« Last post by RichM50d on Today at 02:52:51 PM »
Drive properly? What a stupid comment.

Have you used LDW? It vibrates EVERY time you get near the white lines.
No it doesn’t!

If you use your indicators to change lane, as you are required to do by the Highway Code (hence driving ‘properly), then LDW does not react.

Who said anything about changing lane?
Problems / Re: Battery kill switch
« Last post by lezmtaylor on Today at 02:50:51 PM »
well mine does, perhaps it is different as mine is petrol (4.4) and yours is diesel.

General X5 Forum (E70) / Electronic Parking Brake Stuck
« Last post by Slipperyshoe on Today at 12:47:38 PM »
Hi All

E70 has a pretty big problem as the electronic parking brake is stuck. Called the recovery and they could not fix it. It has been towed to a garage they recommended as it was either there or dealer. Does anyone have any idea how much the cost will be? Apparently it needs the cables cutting and a new box fitting (whatever that is!). As you can guess I'm not that savvy on cars- just like to drive them!

On another note when it was recovered they only put it on 2 'skates' then dragged it onto trailer. I was'nt there at the time but pretty concerned that will have f'd the diff up. Again, can anyone help?

Thanks in advance

Performance / Re: Fitting BC Coilovers to 3.0D
« Last post by mikemsm999 on Today at 12:37:51 PM »
Hi guys new here.

I've got a 2006 E53 3.0D Le Mans Edition and some BC Coilovers, just looking for some information with regards to fitting these. Ideally looking for someone that has already done this modification.

I have tried searching on here already  ;)

Its quite a straight forward job, the biggest issue was some of the bolts on the existing struts and arms were rusted solid even after soaking them for a day they would not come off. Ended up having to heating them up to get them off without the worry of snapping them.

You will need to strip some of the rear boot panels to get to the fittings for the rears but apart from that approach it like changing a normal suspension set up (make sure you disconnect the battery before starting!).

I didn't cut all the plastic/ rubber pipe work, just folded and cable tied it and hid it behind any splash guards and panels I could find so if I ever sell the car and the next owner is a complete fruit loop and want to go back to air suspension they can.

The BC kit is what I bought, great kit, and quality. The set up it comes set at is lower than standard but not too low, and the ride is firmer without braking your teeth. If you want to get the set up right for your taste, DON'T put all the boot trims back in as you wont be able to get to the settings - a mistake I made! Get it set up the way you like it then put all the panels back in. Once you are happy make sure you get it aligned/ tracked.

Should have fitted it years ago rather than throwing constant money at the evil that is 'X5 Air Suspension'!

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