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Problems / Starting problem.. Making scary sounds
« on: February 09, 2018, 07:07:32 PM »
X5 E53 2005 Auto 3.0D 97k miles

Starting problem.. Making scary noise when I am trying to start.

Can anybody tell what this sounds like?

Here's a link to a video of the sound it is making.


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Problems / Random/Intermittent Problem starting the X5
« on: August 03, 2017, 12:00:20 PM »

My X5 (E53 Auto Facelift 3.0d, 2005, 87000+ miles) has got a strange problem.

After I've driven my car for a little while (anything over 15 minutes) and then stop the X5, randomly it refuses to start. When that happens, and I try to start the X5, all the dashboard lights come on, the radio and aircon comes on - but it still does not start.

After much digging in, I've noticed that when I turn the ignition switch on to start the X5, there is a ticking sound for 2-3 seconds in the engine area. It is quite low sound and I could only hear it once I opened the bonnet and tried listening carefully. I've also found that when this starting problem happens, the angel eyes light rings also seem to blink between on and off.

This is really random and I've not been able to find any pattern to it. Also, After about 20 to 30 minutes, the X5 just starts fine.

I reported this same problem in this forum long time ago, and since then I've got the battery changed as well - which didn't help.

I've also bought the USB cable and used that with INPA today morning as the problem happened again today morning. I've taken lots of screenshots of all the readings from INPA, but I'm not sure what to look for and where.

Would anybody be able to advise on what to look for on INPA readings? I can post the screenshots here if that helps.

Fyi, I also see error with 5 of the 6 glow plus (glow plus number 1,3,4,5,6). Not sure if that contributes to the issue.


Problems / Starting Problems ... help
« on: April 27, 2016, 12:44:31 PM »

I have an X5 Auto 3.0d Facelift 2005.

For the last 2-3 months I've been getting some issues starting the vehicle.

It seems to happen when I've driven the car and then I stop somewhere. When I try to start the car again within the next 10 minutes or so it just doesn't start (though this does not happens every time though).

The dash lights come on, the radio starts, and the fan/air con also starts - but the engine does not do anything. There is no rattling sound ... it just doesn't do anything. I've tried moving the gear lever between up and down many time but that does not helps either.

The only pattern I can see is that when this happens, the car seems to start fine after about 20-40 minutes.

I took the car to a garage who could not find any issues. I've also tried to connect an OBD sensor and it does not shows any obvious errors as well.

It's causing issues so much so that I have started avoiding the X5 where I know that I would need to stop only for a short duration and then start again.

I've also been reading various forums and have read somewhere that it could be the key .. so I've been thinking on getting a new key made by BMW (as I only have 1 key) - though I am not sure if that is the problem or not.

Any urgent help/suggestions would be really appreciated ..


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