Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > E36 (1991 - 1999)

E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-25-2012, 10:59 AM
screenshot screenshot is offline
Registered User
Location: europe
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 4
Mein Auto: bmw
1997 e36 touring issues

hi. i've got some issues on my diesel bimmer which i could use some help with...

1) odometer pixels have only the top part visible, so i cant tell what does it say - it also has an airbag, so how do i take the steering wheel off?

2) cruise control takes off some of the speed when i press "+" on the lever... ?

2) radio has bad reception and some of the wires seem to be cut in the boot - how do i know how to connect the wires properly? There also seems to be an antenna holder on the side window, but no antenna is connected... Another antenna is on top of the roof at the back - is that the radio antenna?

3) the AC LCD comes on when i turn the ignition on - can that be programmed differently?

4) it also has a towing hook, but it seems that the turn-signal lights dont work on the trailer - is there a correct diagram somewhere?

5) rear wiper keeps on wiping until i press the lever the second time??


Thanks

Last edited by screenshot; 12-10-2012 at 12:44 AM. Reason: 2 more! :\
Reply With Quote
Ads by Google
  #2  
Old 12-10-2012, 12:48 AM
screenshot screenshot is offline
Registered User
Location: europe
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 4
Mein Auto: bmw
k, now it wont start with cold weather...
did a visual check on some relays... number 1 had a weird non-oem look and was weirdly taped together with no.2?


no2 also looked a bit scratched from top...
also - the red OIL light wont come on?
perhaps some repair manuals available somewhere?

Last edited by screenshot; 12-10-2012 at 01:33 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-10-2012, 06:04 AM
jonesin's Avatar
jonesin jonesin is offline
The Canadian Prick.
Location: Fort McMurray AB
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 12,233
Mein Auto: '96 328is Cosmos
If you go back to the previous page, click on the sticky titled 'useful links for your BMW'. The first two links inside that sticky are the Bentley Repair manual, and the collected electrical schematics far many BMWs.

Keep us posted.

Ed
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by hnaz View Post
I grew up in a time when the internet was just a baby. Grammar back then versus now... holy cow. You could watch the degradation of society as the internet became more mature.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-10-2012, 08:22 AM
petriej's Avatar
petriej petriej is offline
Cruising 280 Top Down
Location: San Jose, CA
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 6,088
Send a message via Skype™ to petriej
Mein Auto: '99 M3 Cab & '05 X5 4.8is
You have a diesel touring!? WTF? Europe gets the best stuff...
__________________

GGC BMW CCA #443004
Join the BMW CCA!

Quote:
Originally Posted by hornhospital View Post
Jared, why don't you just put "It's Giubo" in your sig? Save a lot of typing.
Quote:
Originally Posted by e36 miguel View Post
this jared guy sounds intimidating lol.
2005 X5 4.8is Le Mans/Black/6spd Steptragic
1999 M3 Cabrio TiAg Metallic/Dove Grey/Black 5 Speed Manual
-------------------------------------------------------------------
1997 328iC Schwarz II/K/K 5MT SOLD 5/2012
2004 645Ci Mineral Silver Metallic/Black 6MT RIP 04/2011
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-10-2012, 08:27 AM
hornhospital's Avatar
hornhospital hornhospital is offline
D'oh, You kids!
Location: In the Grumpy Chair
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 13,146
Mein Auto: 1995 318is / 1993 325is
Yeah, well, BMW didn't have to go through the incredible hassle and expense of convincing our nanny government that a diesel touring was a good idea. I don't like it, but that's the facts. They saw a limited US market and didn't bother. I'd be happy with just an E36 touring. I wouldn't care if it was powered by hamsters.....like my 318.
__________________
Quotes to live by:
guessing gets expensive...drivinfaster
nothing is more expensive than a cheap BMW...c4harpe13

Ken Kanne, Silverhill, AL, E36 Forum Mod/Craigslist addict/Hoarder of all sorts of stuff
BMW-CCA #441426
1995 318is "Bebe"; 1993 325is "Elvira" 1985 635CSi "Katja" 1984 633CSi "Sylvia"
HAVE I HAD MY MEDS YET?

Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > E36 (1991 - 1999)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms