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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-19-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By scottjoh
01 x5 electrical problems

All of those functions go through the General Module 3. The module may be bad and need to be replaced. Before you replace it make sure that all the fuses for the affected functions are installed...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 552
Posted By scottjoh
Electronic key

Is it a genuine BMW key? Many auto parts stores have key fob testers by the battery display. See if it's transmitting a signal. Who isthmus Peter Pan that sold you the key? Try resyncI got the key...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-11-2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 974
Posted By scottjoh
Another key on the same key ring will not charge....

Another key on the same key ring will not charge. It must be in the ignition. Please do not put them anywhere near the toothbrush charger. I have replaced many MOSFETs in these keys that I believe...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-11-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By scottjoh
Sounds like the cluster died. I've repaired a...

Sounds like the cluster died. I've repaired a few of them with those symptoms.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-22-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By scottjoh
Pull the negative terminal on the battery for a...

Pull the negative terminal on the battery for a few minutes and hopefully that will get it working again. Double check fuse 49 is installed and not blown. Hopefully that fixes it. I do not repair...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-24-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By scottjoh
Here are pictures for removing the lock cylinder...

Here are pictures for removing the lock cylinder www.bmwgm5.com/lock_cylinder.htm
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-24-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By scottjoh
Google "E46 fuse diagram". I have a copy on my...

Google "E46 fuse diagram". I have a copy on my web site somewhere. Impee has a really nice page http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Impee+E46+Fuse+Box&l=1

Parking Aid - Fuse 24 (5 Amp)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-24-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By scottjoh
No, no, no. All active fuses are vertical. ...

No, no, no. All active fuses are vertical. Horizontal fusrs between the top and bottom roq are spares. There should be one spare of each value from the left to right, 5, 7.5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-24-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By scottjoh
Rear window fuse will be #71 and it should be 30...

Rear window fuse will be #71 and it should be 30 Amp. There will always be missing fuses. Look into fuse socket and if you see two metal connections then a fuse should be there. If you only see one...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-07-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By scottjoh
The E70 key cannot be used with the E46 nor can...

The E70 key cannot be used with the E46 nor can the F01/02 key. Only E38, E39, E53, E83 and E85/86.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-21-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By scottjoh
The battery in the key has nothing to do with...

The battery in the key has nothing to do with starting the engine. You can take the battery out if you want and if everything else is still good it should start the car. There are three components...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-16-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 736
Posted By scottjoh
The problem with the door key lock spinning is...

The problem with the door key lock spinning is that the lock cylinder broke. It needs to be repaired or replaced. 317CCA is low, but, should not cause problems with speaker popping or dash reset. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-16-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By scottjoh
The remote doesn't lower the window that 1/4",...

The remote doesn't lower the window that 1/4", the door ajar sensor in the door does and that sensor is not working. Check that the cluster senses the door ajar correctly. The driver's door is not...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-12-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 721
Posted By scottjoh
Central locking and alarm problem

The sunroof is probably opening on it's own because the driver's side actuator needs to be replaced. It is not caused by the passenger side actuator.


No, it is not because you disconnected the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-12-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By scottjoh
Intermittent Locking Problem

No. The central locking button issue that OscarN is talking about would not cause the remote to stop working.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-05-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,072
Posted By scottjoh
Key FOB question

Do not use non-rechargeable batteries in the diamond key fobs. Use only the VL2020 batteries.


Sounds like a standard broken component or bad connection problem that I normally see. The voltage...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-05-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 756
Posted By scottjoh
I believe the previous owner replaced the rear...

I believe the previous owner replaced the rear view mirror with the wrong one. Take it off and have the dealer check the PN to make sure you have one compatible with your car. Make sure you inform...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-09-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 16,873
Posted By scottjoh
Started to leak a bit? What leaked? There is...

Started to leak a bit? What leaked? There is nothing in the relays to leak. Once in a while I do find that the electrolytic capacitors are leaking which is why I replace them on every module I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-01-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 872
Posted By scottjoh
water damage to electric windows, drivers main control panel nonoperative

Ok, that makes more sense. Wrong forum. This forum is for the E46 3-series. The driver's control on the X3 is a smart module. Microprocessor controlled and serial bus communication back to the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-31-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 872
Posted By scottjoh
water damage to electric windows, drivers main control panel nonoperative

Control panel on driver's door? Are you sure you are in the correct forum for your car. The E46 only has L/R outside mirror controls on the drivers door. The window controls are on the center...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-31-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By scottjoh
If it doesn't work then this is probably...

If it doesn't work then this is probably something wrong with the car or the remote.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-30-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,209
Posted By scottjoh
Most of the time it is the actuator. I had a...

Most of the time it is the actuator. I had a similar problem, but, it affected multiple doors shown that they were open and turning on the dome light, tripping the alarm etc. I had to repair my...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-27-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,104
Posted By scottjoh
You said before that it's $80 to get the key...

You said before that it's $80 to get the key programmed by, Orchard Hardware I believe you said, but, have you actually got your aftermarket key programmed??? BMW does not sell the codes to 3rd...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-27-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,209
Posted By scottjoh
It is always the driver's door actuator. That is...

It is always the driver's door actuator. That is the only door that has a key hole and a key position sensor in the actuator. It is this key position sensor that goes bad (magnets and hall effect...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-27-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By scottjoh
Yes, all doors MUST be closed when doing key...

Yes, all doors MUST be closed when doing key sync. BTW the procedure is in the owners manual that came with the car. The 2nd procedure you posted above is ridiculous and filled with extra steps...
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