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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 07:50 PM
Replies: 39
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Posted By scottjoh
Look into the k-bus. When the k-bus is down you...

Look into the k-bus. When the k-bus is down you should also have problems with the AC compressor not turning on. Unfortunately, k-bus problems can be very difficult to track down if you are not...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-20-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By scottjoh
The M35080 is only used on later clusters. Early...

The M35080 is only used on later clusters. Early once used a different chip. The miles will not automatically get set into a new M35080. You can use INPA to read the miles (in km) from the LSZ. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-13-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By scottjoh
Remote key wont work.

Auto lock is not programmed into the key. Noting is programmed into the key except maybe the mileage and VIn, but, the auto lock is programmed into the general module. It is individually programmed...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-12-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By scottjoh
Manual Key Entry and Key Fob Not Working

If you buy a new genuine remote key from BMW follow the key sync instructions and you should be good. Depending on the car-key settings the seat may move to one of the saved positions. If it's not...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-11-2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By scottjoh
Passkey? Do you mean a code for the radio? If...

Passkey? Do you mean a code for the radio? If you are then there is no code necessary for the radio. Or are you talking about Bluetooth pairing?


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-11-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 360
Posted By scottjoh
Coding?

INPA does not do coding. It is only for diagnosis. Coding and customization should only be done with BMW tools. If not done properly it can brick your module and require replacement. NCS is...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-11-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By scottjoh
Remote key wont work.

The remote is bad. It commonly becomes intermittent for all functions (locking, unlocking and trunk release) when the little connections inside break. It is NOT because of a dead battery.

The...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-11-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By scottjoh
SALI, you are not alone. I have no idea what...

SALI, you are not alone. I have no idea what Fast Bob is trying to say. Maybe it's because I'm on the app. I have noticed something things don't show up on the app.

Well the no lights on the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-11-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By scottjoh
Manual Key Entry and Key Fob Not Working

There are all kinds of crazy reprogramming instructions out there. Don't know where most of them came from, but, they're not from BMW. Keyless entry remote instructions are clearly printed in the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By scottjoh
Since no fuses are blown I suspect the general...

Since no fuses are blown I suspect the general module 3, which is located behind the glove box, is bad.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-29-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By scottjoh
harmon kardon speakers without head hk head unit?

and the wiring harness and a different control center below the heater-AC controls.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-29-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By scottjoh
Driver door lock replacement issue

The general module could be going bad. The general module independently controls the drivers door unlocking so if the passenger doors work fine it is in no way an indication that the problem is the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-27-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By scottjoh
The HVAC unit sounds like it failed. Mine failed...

The HVAC unit sounds like it failed. Mine failed one day. I'm an electrical engineer so of course I had to dig into it to find out what was wrong. Fixed it.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-21-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By scottjoh
2004 325ci - turn signals & head lights do not work

Tim, I know you know a lot about the E46s. The general module has nothing to do with the turn signals and headlights. You can take the general module out of the car and they will work perfectly...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-21-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By scottjoh
Ews bmw 325i 2002

Bypassing the EWS by shorting the two big wires together will bypass the starter disable. It will not bypass the lockout in the DME (engine computer). The engine will crank, but, it won't inject...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-19-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By scottjoh
Damn it! Stop blaming the general module for...

Damn it! Stop blaming the general module for things that it has nothing to do with and could not possibly be the reason!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By scottjoh
Radio wont go softer on the knob or steering

Sounds like an I-bus problem. The steering wheel controls and the MID do not directly adjust the volume. They send a serial message to the CD player (or tape player) the MID. The CD player is the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-13-2017, 11:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By scottjoh
It sounds like the problem that you've been...

It sounds like the problem that you've been having for the last 5 years is not the general module, but, a bad door lock actuator. Actuator failure is more common on 2-dr cars than general module...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-13-2017, 11:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By scottjoh
Driver door won't unlock until it warms up

Don't bother cleaning or lubricating anything. That's not the problem. That's a classic general module problem. It needs to be repaired or replaced. The key in the door should always unlock the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-13-2017, 11:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By scottjoh
2001 330ci dash indicators and windshield wipers not working

Wiper module? That's suppose to be a joke, right? Like blinker fluid.

Those are classic k-bus problems. Other things that won't work are high beam indicator on the cluster and fog light...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-07-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By scottjoh
Driver's Door Key Cylinder??

That video is for the E46 which works for the E53, but, the E39 is quite a bit different and requires taking the inside door panel off. The E46 is a 1 on the difficultly scale. The E39 is not hard,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-07-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By scottjoh
Remote reprogramming help

Nope. I've got a slow, pre facelift sedan. 1999 323i which I purchased new in March of 1999. It's now go 96k miles.

Regarding the top sits on the window frame issue. It might be the window is...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-06-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 620
Posted By scottjoh
The E93 uses a mirror unique to the convertible...

The E93 uses a mirror unique to the convertible which contains the RF receiver for the keyless entry. If the mirror was replaced with one that doesn't have this receiver then none of the remote...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-06-2017, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By scottjoh
Need help getting Key FOB programmed 2009 328i

You really need to get a new from BMW. The dealers can not make keys! They send the key request to BMW NA where it goes to one of two BMW corporate key making centers in the US. Their computers...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-06-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By scottjoh
Key remotes stopped working = rear view mirror?

You can, but, also need to transfer the wiring harness with the FZV (name for the RF receiver in the mirror). That wiring harness won't have the wiring for the FLA. So you'll need to pull out pins...
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