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Old 04-03-2014, 11:03 PM
nickfinnz88 nickfinnz88 is offline
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Any suggestions ?? Help !

I have an 06 330i and have an odd issue. When I parked my car in my driveway for a week while I was gone on vacation it was fine. I come home yesterday and go to start it up, and it seems like the CPU or electrical is malfunctioning. All exterior lights were flashing repeatedly, my dash was showing up with all these error codes and what not, blinkers dont work, my dials kept spiking by themselves even though the car was in park. I had my landlord who is a mechanic bring home a scanner and clear out all the codes but didn't do much.

The only way to stop it temporarily is disconnecting the battery and reconnecting it. Once reconnected it starts up fine and runs fine - but just for that journey. Just a temporary fix. If the car is left turned off after that for more than and a half hour it starts all over with the issues again. I have to disconnect the battery and reconnect etc just to drive somewhere. The battery was replaced just 2 months ago, I have no idea what it could be and haven't had a chance to take it to have looked at yet. any ideas ??

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Old 04-04-2014, 09:29 AM
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This is what the dash looks like. I believe that error code is "transmission limp mode" anyone have an idea what may cause this ?

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Old 04-04-2014, 10:37 AM
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Check the battery

Check the battery , If its below 12 volts its time to change it . (ooops not
reading cardfully or fully awake saw you did replace it)
if you haven't already . New does not always mean good and is
it the right size and was it registered . But the logic path follows when did
it start happening and what was done at that time.
Try putting a full charge on it an see what happens.
Also check the connections at the battery .
Who replaced it?
Measure it.

If is was an 07 it would be worth checking the for the fuse box cable
connector recall but its not.

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...,d.cGU&cad=rja

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Old 04-04-2014, 10:40 AM
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That's what I thought, I literally just replaced the battery with a new one no more 3 months ago. Is it possible it could be defective ?

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Old 04-04-2014, 10:47 AM
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Take some measurements and try charging

Take some measurements and try charging.
Did you put the right size and type in and did you have
it registered ? Have you been using the car enough to
keep it charged? A new battery should have a resting
voltage above 12.4 with the doors locked in the sleep mode
and a running voltage of around 14.5 for a lead acid battery.
You can check the voltage with the hidden menu's
http://e90.wikifoundry.com/page/BC+hidden+menus
or buy a 20 dollar volt meter or
a elm327 with a torque app and a smart phone.

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Old 04-04-2014, 02:09 PM
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Called around to a few places and explained best I could to them what the issue was. A foreign mechanic said it was a mistake to get the battery I replaced a few months ago from Napa, that that was a bad idea. Another place said that it could be the body control module, and that I need to take it right to BMW?

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Old 04-04-2014, 02:40 PM
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I had my landlord who is a mechanic bring home a scanner and clear out all the codes but didn't do much.

Can you get him to read the codes instead of just resetting them?

Also, I believe that your battery needs to be "registered" when you swap a new one in. basically telling the car that you have a new battery and the type of battery it is.
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Old 04-05-2014, 05:51 AM
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Might be a bad IBS sensor.
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Old 04-05-2014, 07:47 AM
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I'm leaning towards the battery being the issue. As others have mentioned new does not always mean good. Measure it, charge it, possibly replace it a second time (new battery should be under warranty). If none of that works then investigate further.
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Old 04-05-2014, 08:27 AM
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Measuring voltage won't tell you anything.

Voltage will really only tell you if a cell is bad. Just because a battery is at 12.6v, doesn't mean it can provide the proper amount of CA/CCAs required to turn over an engine.

You need to have the battery load tested to determine its performance.

Any auto parts stores should be able to load test your battery for free, granted you bring it them out of the car.

I don't think this is a battery issue becuase the OP claims the issues is "reset" after pulling power and reconnecting. Seems like a sensor issue to me.
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