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Hi I responded to your other post but here goes with this one
First don't discount the ECU check all the pins in the ECU are clean and not corroded same applies to the ECU connector use a good quality electrical contact cleaner not something like WD40
The ECU is in communication with many other control units and if signals are not received it can cause all sorts of issues. So it is very possible for the ECU to still allow the engine to run (badly) even while not getting information from all the inputs it needs. Some of the issues you report point towards a failing LCM (lights stayin
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Your X5 should have the 218 bhp engine a 6 speed ZF gear box with 3 settings Drive Sport and Manual originally it should get to 60 in around 8.5 seconds not many in it's class could live with that.
So your question is "it's like it doesn't have traction" is that a lack of power? Or a drive train issue? to be sure you need the codes read by someone with a BMW specific software to be sure and save yourself spending out on stuff you don't need to. Check all the fuses
You don't have traction control as such it is DTC Dynamic Traction Control whi
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If you have a laptop loading your own Diagnostic suite isn't expensive or difficult and could save your sanity BMW 1.4.0 will set you back around £15 to £20 very simple and intuitive to use, INPA/ISTA BMW dealer type program again about £50 bit more of a Faff to get running and become competent with. I have both on an old lap top that I keep just for garage work long term they will save you a fortune for less than the cost of a single diagnostic session at a garage.
What is the issue/issues your struggling with as the group may be able to help.
Has anyone in Central Scotland got genuine old BMW Diagnostics to help me figure out what wrong with my 1994 E32 740 please ....as this car is taking my sanity away from me ...so any help or assistance would be greatly appreciated ..thank you in advance
Hi guys recently bought X5 3.0d facelift, wanted one for years and tbh it's my fave car i have ever owned and ive brand new 3 series etc, my issue is it's like it doesn't have traction, had the car about a month and went to turn the traction off to see if had better pull held the button nothing no light came on or anything, then even in my dash on ignition i can't even spot the light lighting up before they all go out again find it very odd, can it disabled completely?
I used BimmerCode a long time ago to get the car the way I wanted. Was delighted with result/s. Having a play with it today and notice you can set all windows to close and the car to lock with the remote. Mine wasn't set so have enabled it. Good if there's a few of you in car. You can ensure all windows are closed when they get out of car.