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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-21-2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By sae85400
2001 325xi I replaced the assembly and...

2001 325xi

I replaced the assembly and nothing changed. The rear right brake light still didn't work and I still had no error light on the dash indicating it wasnt working.

How do I find a bad...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-21-2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By sae85400
Rear brake light no error

So I have a rear brake light/tail light that doesn't work.

1. I also have no error on my dash
2. I have replaced the rear tail light assembly and have the same problem
3. Replaced all the bulbs...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-06-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By sae85400
I got all the parts from the BMW dealership using...

I got all the parts from the BMW dealership using the car's vin#, that isn't my issue.

Upon replacing all parts, my rear left brake light still doesn't work(i also don't have nor have I ever had...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-04-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By sae85400
Brake Light issue

So i have a 2001 325xi, (08/2001) that wasn't eligible for the recall.

So I replaced the entire taillight assembly and new socket(brown wire burnt the #3 connector).

And my brake light still...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-10-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By sae85400
1. Not new, but not old, not experiencing any...

1. Not new, but not old, not experiencing any other battery related issues

2. What kind of maintenance? Replaced coolant system, PCV valve and hoses, MAF

3. Think so.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-10-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By sae85400
P1343 but not

So went to start my car yesterday morning.. Car started shook pretty bad then died(all while in park). Did it again, same thing but shorter. SES light pops on.

Code P1343 confirmed
Code P1349...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-12-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,435
Posted By sae85400
So i didn't drive the car for 3 days, checked...

So i didn't drive the car for 3 days, checked everything again... Coolant was low... Which was strange because coolant level was the first thing I checked originally. So apparently I have a leak...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-05-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,357
Posted By sae85400
My Indy shop said $300, but figured since I have...

My Indy shop said $300, but figured since I have an e39 too, I would just learn and do both myself
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-04-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,435
Posted By sae85400
I don't have any problems with heat.. I actually...

I don't have any problems with heat.. I actually crank the heat at the stoplights to help cool the engine...


My A/C and heat work fine
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-04-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,435
Posted By sae85400
So unlocked it..and the gauge isn't broken engine...

So unlocked it..and the gauge isn't broken engine temp is increasing when car starts to over heat..
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,435
Posted By sae85400
Thanks.. Will try that when i leave later today.....

Thanks.. Will try that when i leave later today..

I did notice that the AC belt was rather beat up, doubt that is the problem.

So frustrating because it is so intermittent. Last time when I had...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-02-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,435
Posted By sae85400
Do you mean the gauge can be wrong? How do you...

Do you mean the gauge can be wrong? How do you unlock the gauge cluster?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-02-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,435
Posted By sae85400
How thick of newspaper? Will magazine work? ...

How thick of newspaper? Will magazine work?

Edit:

Looked on you tube, used magazine, no problem with fan...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-29-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,435
Posted By sae85400
I did in the original post... 12/31/2014 My...

I did in the original post...

12/31/2014 My indy shop replaced all OEM

Fan clutch (sachs)
Radiator
Thermostat
thermostat housing
Water pump
Coolant
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-29-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,435
Posted By sae85400
Could it really be a bleeding problem is it is...

Could it really be a bleeding problem is it is happening 9 months after the repair? Wouldn't I have noticed that right away?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-29-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,435
Posted By sae85400
Using the A/C seems to cause it to happen more...

Using the A/C seems to cause it to happen more often...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-29-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,435
Posted By sae85400
Full disclosure 1998 528i 04/98

Full disclosure 1998 528i 04/98
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-29-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,435
Posted By sae85400
Parts list doesn't list 2nd aux electric pump......

Parts list doesn't list 2nd aux electric pump... To be honest never heard of such a thing...

Will look into that..
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-29-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,435
Posted By sae85400
Nope have never added coolant

Nope have never added coolant
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-29-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,435
Posted By sae85400
Was replaced with cooling system.. Fan clutch was...

Was replaced with cooling system.. Fan clutch was FIchtel Sachs
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-29-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,435
Posted By sae85400
Mine was OEM

Mine was OEM
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-29-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,435
Posted By sae85400
To clarify I didn't replace any of the stuff, my...

To clarify I didn't replace any of the stuff, my indy shop did(12/31/2014)... All parts were OEM, system worked fine up until mid Sept

The funny thing is, that is doesn't do it all the time at all...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-17-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,435
Posted By sae85400
Overheating again...what else is there to replace?

So classic "overheating" question..

So at 124k, I replaced Radiator, Thermostat, thermostat housing, water pump, hoses and fan clutch..

So now at 145k...Noticed when I was at stoplight today...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-03-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,357
Posted By sae85400
Oil Filter Housing Gasket

How tough is this job?

Dealer wants $1,000... but it seems to be just a lot time removing parts, then putting it back together...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By sae85400
Fuel Injector

So I have a fuel injector that is stuck open that is causing some problems..

How tough is it to replace a fuel injector.. I have looked at the DIYs, some youtube videos, and it seems pretty...
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