This video details how to remove the OE Navigation system from a E53 X5 as well as the process and procedure for replacing a defective LCD screen. My screen had some dead pixels on it, that is why I replaced it.
Printable directions can be found here (I did not create these directions, I used them as a reference): http://www.xoutpost.com/article/E53%20Navigation%20Screen%20Replacement.pdf
The replacement LCD screen can be purchased here: http://www.eurotech-lcd.com/product.asp?s_id=262&l_id=89
This video uses a trim removal tool, which can be purchased here: http://amzn.to/GYcJgu
Note: THE USE OF THIS DIY IS FOR YOUR REFERENCE ONLY. I DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR INJURIES THAT RESULT FROM ANY USE OF THE EXAMPLES, INSTRUCTIONS OR OTHER INFORMATION IN THIS DIY.
BMW Navigation System Software Upgrade, Different Computers
Information about the navigation displays and computers found in the BMW
E38 7 series, E39 5 series, E46 3 series, and E53 X5 series. Andrew
details how to upgrade the navigation computer software as well. The car
in this video is a 2000 BMW E39 M5.
The MKIV Navigation computer is available for any BMW that has any of the
older systems, MKI, MKII and MKIII. The 16:9 display can be added to any
BMW as well, upgrading from the 4:3 display is plug-and-play.
Link that Andrew was looking at:
Hualingan 4th Gen Multimedia Headunit in my E53 BMW X5
This is a quick video to show some of the features of my Hualingan 4th Gen
Multimedia Headunit that I fitted in my E53 BMW X5. I previously had the
standard CD Player/Stereo fitted so this is a big upgrade!
The 3rd and 4th Gen Hualingan units are far better quality that the 1st and
2nd Gen units in every way, and they have ironed out most (if not all) of
the software issues. The 1st & 2nd Gen units were notoriously unreliable
and largely 'prototype', so beware of eBay sellers offering these old
units. Make sure you ask which Gen you are buying. Visually the 4th Gen (in
this video) looks pretty much the same as the older ones, but the button
text and backlights are much better and look way more OEM that the older
ones. The actual user interface is much quicker and smoother on the 4th gen
too. Apparently the 4th Gen has 2 processors unlike the previous models.
The Bluetooth works great over the phone and the Mic has been greatly
improved on the 4th Gen unit. I use the in-built Mic and it works way
better than I expected, calls are clear and perfect both ends, no shouting
needed. On the video I also show streaming music from my iPhone4 to the
Headunit via Bluetooth, which also works great (and I didn't even know it
did this when I bought it...Bonus!)
The Headunit is also fully compatible with the X5 steering wheel controls,
including the Phone buttons. It also comes with a remote that has all the
functions on it.
I have not routed the Digital TV antenna yet, it is sat in the glovebox so
of course I haven't shown this in the video, but when I briefly put it out
on the dash to test it, it found all the channels and seemed to work pretty
well. I'll upload a video of this when I have actually routed the Ariel
BMW E53 X5 Rear Airbag / Spring Replacement DIY Guide
This video will explain how to replace the airbag / airspring from the rear
of a BMW X5 E53 chassis. This vehicle is equipped with 2-axle air
suspension. The procedure defined here may be different for the single axle
Trim removal tool can be found here: http://amzn.to/GYcJgu
Flare Nut Wrench tool set can be found here: http://amzn.to/13rhDbC
Note: THE USE OF THIS DIY IS FOR YOUR REFERENCE ONLY. I DISCLAIM ALL
LIABILITY FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR
INJURIES THAT RESULT FROM ANY USE OF THE EXAMPLES, INSTRUCTIONS OR OTHER
INFORMATION IN THIS DIY.
Zerlegen einer Tachoeinheit BMW X5 E53 zur Tachoreparatur
Tachoreparatur für BMW Modelle hier die Vorbereitung anhand eines BMW X5
E53 Tachos. Es gibt viele mögliche Fehlerquellen, die zu einem Defekt im
Tacho führen können. Wir bieten Ihnen die Tachoreparatur für Ihr BMW
Fahrzeug und zwar meist deutlich günstiger, als der Austausch der
Tachoeinheit gegen ein Neugerät.
Informieren Sie sich über die Möglichkeiten, die wir Ihnen als
Fachwerkstatt mit 20 jähriger Erfahrung bieten:
BMW E39 5-Series MKIV & 16:9 Display Navigation Upgrade DIY
Read the in-dept article: http://e39source.com/archives/797
Upgrading BMW E38, E39, E46 and E53 GPS Navigation hardware. In this
video: upgrading a February, 2000 E39 M5 from a MKII computer and 4:3
display to a MKIV and 16:9 display. Parts are best found on eBay.
Installation is fairly simple, just takes some time to bypass the tremble
hardware if you're migrating from an MKI or MKII to an MKIII or MKIV
Bmw X5 Exterior door handle removal E53 Passenger
This video shows you step by step process to remove exterior passenger door
handle from an 02 BMW X5. Hopefully this video will help all DIY bmw
enthusiast out there. Any feedback or comments would be welcome. Thanks
Don't forget to check out our ebay store for used oem parts.
BMW X5 Air Suspension waking up!
Let the car sleeping with the suspension on "access mode". In the morning,
press and hold the alarm button to unlock the door. All windows will open,
then the air suspension wake up too. Hope you like!
EXCLUSIVE: First Review Of The All New BMW M235i. Does It Resurrect The Soul Of The E36 M3?
Automotive social media news site AutoSpies.com (The TMZ/WikiLeaks of
autos) breaks this exclusive video review of the all new BMW M235i and a
showcase of the M-Performance package add ons available for it. Is it a
worthy successor to the 1m? Should the competition fear it? Is it a
resurrected E36 M3 geared towards the BMW traditionalists? To find out plus
more info including hundreds of photos and more details of the vehicle
visit the number one automotive social media news site www.AutoSpies.com.
Removing BMW Door Panel & Replacing Window Regulator
Is your BMW's window not operating properly? In this detailed video,
Bavarian Otto shows you -- step by step -- how to remove the door panel and
window, and how to replace a faulty or broken window regulator, saving you
hundreds of dollars over what a dealer would charge for the repair. You can
find the BMW window regulator you need at http://www.bavauto.com/
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