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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 12:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By scottjoh
Not all clusters are interchangeable. There are...

Not all clusters are interchangeable. There are transmission differences that affect the little LCD next to the mileage display. There are Auto, auto with steptronic, SMG and regular manuals have...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 12:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By scottjoh
No. replacing the battery will not work since it...

No. replacing the battery will not work since it most likely isn't a bad battery causing the remote keyless entry from not working. It probably just needs to be resync'd to the car. The...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 12:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By scottjoh
Yes. The door ajar sensor in the actuator/latch...

Yes. The door ajar sensor in the actuator/latch assembly tells the general module to activate the window down/up for a fraction of a second to clear the door seal. Does the door not show ajar...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-01-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 31,164
Posted By scottjoh
Need help, radio and turn signal relay is not working

K-bus is a communication bus/network that runs through out the car. It connects the cluster to the light control module, to the HVAC control center and to nearly a dozen other modules scattered...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-01-2016, 12:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 31,164
Posted By scottjoh
moxican, sounds like a problem with the k-bus. ...

moxican, sounds like a problem with the k-bus. It very well could be the GROM. Don't both checking the battery. It's not a battery problem.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-28-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By scottjoh
If the remote and the central locking button in...

If the remote and the central locking button in the car are not working, but, the key in the driver's door WILL lock and unlock the doors then the problem is the general module 3. The module is...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-28-2016, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By scottjoh
The car's immobilizer system (EWS) will not allow...

The car's immobilizer system (EWS) will not allow the transplanted key to start the engine or enable the engine computer (DME).

You need to transplant the EWS and DME modules as well. I am not...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-28-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By scottjoh
NO!!!! The general module has NOTHING to do with...

NO!!!! The general module has NOTHING to do with the rear wipers!!!! None of the relays in the general module are for the wipers. Again the general module has NOTHING to do with the rear...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-10-2016, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By scottjoh
E39 KEY FOBS will not sync, one new key

If the EWS was not working the engine would not turn over. The keys are synced to the general module for the keyless entry system. The general module just needs to see, over the K-Bus that the EWS...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-10-2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 844
Posted By scottjoh
Cluster issue

The RPMs and coolant temp get to the cluster from the DME over the CAN bus. I suspect that if you read the fault codes from the cluster you will read a CAN bus failure. What it's caused by could...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-04-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By scottjoh
The FZV location depends on the body style of the...

The FZV location depends on the body style of the car (sedan or wagon). The FZV on the wagon is on the trunk lid for the keyless entry and rear left window for AM/FM. In the sedan they are in one...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-03-2016, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By scottjoh
The general module should be fine unless the...

The general module should be fine unless the central locking button doesn't work and the interior lights don't come on when you open the door. If you have those two issues then the module needs to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-03-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By scottjoh
I believe that is correct. Minimum 16" rims on...

I believe that is correct. Minimum 16" rims on the front required to clear the brake rotors on the 540". I think 17" minimum for the M5. On the rear there is no problem with brake rotor clearance.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-03-2016, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By scottjoh
The problem you describe I see all the time. The...

The problem you describe I see all the time. The problem is not a dead battery, but, a cracked components, broken solder joint or some other intermittent contact. Some are very hard to find. I've...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-19-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 631
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: 662
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: 1,534
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: 340
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: 434
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: 470
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: 580
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: 580
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: 580
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: 428
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: 631
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...
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