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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: FSR
« on: May 15, 2018, 11:24:46 PM »
When mine went none of the heater controls functioned, and the fan still blew at a fairly high rate of knots even with the key out, eventually lost all lights until the battery was completely flat by the time I managed to get the FSR out.
Changed and all back to normal, luckily I had a brand new battery ready to go in. Replacement FSR from BMW had a lot more prongs on it and was about £70, eBay also have cheaper ones of course.

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: 4.6is Chain Guide Rebuild Time
« on: May 08, 2018, 05:06:23 PM »
This is the best engine porn ever!

Just thought I’d post this up for anyone else searching with a problem in the future.

Although the Dynavin N7 is advertised as working and integrating with DSP, it’s not quite as straight forward as it first appears.
If you’ve got the DSP amp installed in the right cubby hole in your boot, check if you’ve got one sub-woofer or two. If you’ve got two you’ve got the premium sound system and once you’ve spent hours pulling your car apart and fitting it all you’ll discover you’ve got no sound.

On the Dynavin head unit go to the telephone screen as if you were about to make a call, enter *123456# and press the green telephone button as if you were going to ring someone, this takes you to the hidden menu.
Press the words “car type” and change it from E53 to E46, then click ok to restart the Dynavin, sound may or may not issue forth.
If you still have no sound, go to the “sound” option on the main screens and ✅ the box that says “OE DSP amp”, you should then have sound.

Then you just need to get the balance right between the DSP output and the Dynavin output to avoid distortion and give you gradual volume control.

Alternatively, if you’re close enough, pay them to fit it!😝

General X5 Forum (E53) / Moving the NAV unit to the boot
« on: May 05, 2018, 11:57:08 AM »
Discussed this briefly before, I think it was Henry that did it but I can’t find the info again, I’m trying to finish my dynavin install and was going to move the NAV unit to the boot at the same time, anyone who’s done it - have you:

1. Managed to move the existing wires out of the loom and pull them back through to the boot
2. Chopped the plugs off and extend the wires yourself with new cable into the boot

I thought someone said they used the existing cable but I can’t see how to get at it

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Switched live in the boot area
« on: May 02, 2018, 11:21:43 PM »
Cheers ttr, (and bascule!) found the thread, I shall see tomorrow if I have the same spare hole, I think I do so hopefully that will sort my rear view camera power
Here’s the photo for anyone else wondering in the future

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Switched live in the boot area
« on: May 02, 2018, 10:45:02 PM »
Cheers - I’ll have a search

General X5 Forum (E53) / Switched live in the boot area
« on: May 02, 2018, 04:58:44 PM »
Is there somewhere in the boot that has a live that is switched with the ignition? All the fuses seem to be live all the time, I thought I could use the phone fuse but it’s live even with the ignition off, does the car going to sleep make any difference to any of those fuses?
I forgot to check but the 12v sockets are always live aren’t they?

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Wheel arch clips
« on: May 02, 2018, 03:15:22 PM »
These are the part numbers that I ordered when I took mine off, not sure what but you’re after but if you put the part number in eBay they normally come up with a picture. I just get mine from BMW now, I think every clip I’ve ever ordered from eBay has been crap! Have you looked on RealOEM, it’s a good place to find those odds and sods

Inner Wheel Arch
Hex head screw & washer x 7 07119902267
Expanding nut x 7 63121374075
Expanding rivet x 4 51481915964

Wheel arch trim
Expanding rivet x 10 51717002953

Problems / Re: Park Distance Control (PDC)
« on: May 01, 2018, 12:17:06 AM »
I think on the pre facelift all the rear sensors are connected via one plug in loom, seems unlikely all four sensors would have failed, have you found where the rear loom plugs in, it’s only been a few weeks since I was messing with mine but I’m sure I’m not making this up! I think it was in the offside rear corner on mine

Problems / Re: Driver’s seat height adjustment
« on: April 30, 2018, 12:40:34 AM »
If you whip out fuse 44 (check the number - that’s from memory!) you can have the ignition on etc and use the electric switches on the seat without getting an airbag warning light problem

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Brake line size
« on: April 30, 2018, 12:25:31 AM »
Oh dear, above my pay grade I’m afraid, hope you get it sorted! My mates have got a garage so I leave the clever bits to them

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Brake line size
« on: April 27, 2018, 07:15:09 PM »
Just replaced all mine with copper, there’s a block under the passenger seat that holds all the lines and is a common place for bits of muck to collect and aid corrosion, don’t want to be alarmist but once you get in there make sure you inspect every inch of brake line as you may find a number of other places where it’s rusted out.
In the end it made more sense for mine to do the lot, but it was a big job, just as well though as it looked ready to fail imminently on the front offside! The part you have leaking was rusted as well, and both sides where the pipes go over the rear subframe and out to each wheel.

You can’t see any of it until you drop all the plastic covers off the bottom (change your fuel filter while you’re in there if you need to), and order some new rivets/screws for when you put it back together - there will be some missing and some knackered!

I don’t know what size the brake line is, sure someone will! The rears were the main pain, having to drop the rear subframe! Front pipes were just a fiddle and had to remove the a few bits and bobs to get at the ABS unit and the vent housing under the bonnet to get at the brake fluid reservoir, cost about £7-800.

These pics of that area might help

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Mot brake test
« on: April 25, 2018, 05:02:57 PM »
they drive it up the road with a funny little box in the passenger footwell that measures braking force somehow

How-To / Re: Folding mirrors
« on: April 24, 2018, 11:14:02 PM »
This shows how to get in, then it’s replacing the micro switch/plastic cog from what I’ve read which will probably be fairly obvious once you’re in it


Not the best photos or description but might help!


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