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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-22-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By Lbert
Seat motor malfunction

My driver-side car seat, fwd/rev, motor stopped working. The seat worked intermittently until one day it refused to move. I cannot access the motor under the seat because the seat has to move forward...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-22-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By Lbert
Although hoses and thermostats were replaced,...

Although hoses and thermostats were replaced, there is the possibility the coolant was not flushed or perhaps even reused. The brown milky stuff may be crud and residue from the beginning. If you are...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-22-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By Lbert
I do not have a 316ti so I am not much help....

I do not have a 316ti so I am not much help. However your owner's car manual should have a page showing you how to replace the bulb.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-04-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 381
Posted By Lbert
You need to get a multimeter and read the voltage...

You need to get a multimeter and read the voltage of the battery. All restarting and possible parasitic drain have depleted what power that is left in the battery. Have someone give the car a jump...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-21-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By Lbert
Remove the door panel and inspect the vapor...

Remove the door panel and inspect the vapor barrier and its seal. If the leak is coming from the vapor seal, you will likely see a tale tell sign of dried up water stain at the bottom. The water...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-16-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By Lbert
Hopefully what you have reset in the car's...

Hopefully what you have reset in the car's computer is temporary. Remove the battery post for half hour or so and reconnect. Perhaps that will do the trick.

Without much documentation and support...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-16-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By Lbert
Yes, you can get a ticket due to no lights...

Yes, you can get a ticket due to no lights illuminating your license plate.

The green stuff you see is what used to be copper. This stuff is corrosion and a source of resistance to the circuit....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-16-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By Lbert
Have you tried using the remote to lock and...

Have you tried using the remote to lock and unlock the door?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-16-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By Lbert
Check your battery posts are properly secured.

Check your battery posts are properly secured.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-16-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By Lbert
Remove the battery from the car and take it to...

Remove the battery from the car and take it to your local auto parts store for testing. I suspect your battery needs to be replaced.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-01-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By Lbert
Revisit the new spark plugs. Although new, it is...

Revisit the new spark plugs. Although new, it is possible one or more has gone bad. Sometime ago, I replaced my plugs to another name brand. After about 500 miles, engine started to run rough and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-27-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 932
Posted By Lbert
Mine started to leak around 124k miles. I...

Mine started to leak around 124k miles. I replaced the oil pan gasket at that time.
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 02-16-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 15,409
Posted By Lbert
whinojosa, It appears, looking at the pic...

whinojosa,

It appears, looking at the pic you provided, someone did a whack job to the connector. I suspect the male portion of the cooler was damaged initially. To remedy the problem a copper...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-04-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 17,395
Posted By Lbert
marvel0124, can you expand or perhaps do a...

marvel0124, can you expand or perhaps do a step-by-step fix of the switch?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-24-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 17,395
Posted By Lbert
I would not exclude the condition of the battery...

I would not exclude the condition of the battery by what the dealership told you. You need to have the battery tested. At minimum, have a multimeter and get a voltage reading off the battery.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-24-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 17,395
Posted By Lbert
robinsonam1984, Per your description of your...

robinsonam1984,

Per your description of your no start issue it is weather related. What testing have you done that led you to eliminate the battery? Have you tried boosting or jump starting and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-17-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By Lbert
I used to get parts from them when I used to have...

I used to get parts from them when I used to have my Volvo S70.

Plus one on Ahull's advise. They used to carry and maybe still do a lot of chinese aftermarket low quality stuff. Stick with known...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-17-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,127
Posted By Lbert
Autozone verified your alternator at engine idle...

Autozone verified your alternator at engine idle it is producing enough voltage. The test does not test the alternator's performance at various engine speed.

You likely have a voltage regulation...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-14-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By Lbert
Ethylene glycol is the base chemical most...

Ethylene glycol is the base chemical most automotive coolant use. It is clear colorless liquid. Manufacturers add different dyes to identify and differentiate their products.

I would not get a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-11-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 17,395
Posted By Lbert
I was able to access the starter from under car....

I was able to access the starter from under car. As shown on attached picture, remove control arm bushing and swing it down to take out the starter. I used an extremely long 3/8 extension to reach...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-23-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By Lbert
Either your alternator is not working or the...

Either your alternator is not working or the battery with not take a charge. Have both tested.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-07-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By Lbert
Check the battery post terminals are clean. I...

Check the battery post terminals are clean. I would take them out and clean the terminals.

What is your battery voltage before starting the car?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-07-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 913
Posted By Lbert
I suspect the oil pan bolt stem is likely still...

I suspect the oil pan bolt stem is likely still attached to the oil pan housing so fishing it out is not an option. I doubt the bolt stem is floating inside the pan.

As someone already mentioned...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-27-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 20,367
Posted By Lbert
Disconnect your negative cable from the battery...

Disconnect your negative cable from the battery and reconnect sometime later, perhaps 15 -30 minutes later. It is worth the try.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-27-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,303
Posted By Lbert
My battery voltage at engine idle, lights off,...

My battery voltage at engine idle, lights off, reads about 14 - 14.1 volts.

Your 13.1 volts is low so it is likely your alternator. To test for the alternator, the battery has to be fully charged...
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