New member here. I bought my better half a BMW 330i about 2 months ago to replace a 2005 Mustang she had. We loved that car and had ZERO problems with it, I actually shed a tear when we sold it!
Moving on to the BMW... The car is exceptional, only problem I had was the battery died one night (my fault, dome light) and had to reset the blower motor for the A/C, which was a 10-15 minute fix.
However on Wednesday I drove the car to work, as Wednesday is my day to drive it and wash it after work. Everything was fine in the morning, worked perfectly on my lunch break also. Jumped in it to head to the car wash after I got off work and the Idrive system totally failed. It seems to be in some sort of "reboot loop" mode. I have searched and searched and the only two answers I got are "push and hold both eject buttons and mute audio knob for X amount of seconds..." To do a soft reset. Then I find this was for older model 3-series, I read about holding the mute knob for 25 seconds. So I tried both, NOTHING. Still stuck in boot mode I now sit here typing this hoping it's not the $2,000 fix for a new system. Occasionally the I drive will work, but it's once every 50 reboots. My only other common sense try is to pull the (-) terminal cable from the battery for an hour or so and see what happens??
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!!
Last edited by 330i_BlackedOut; 08-24-2014 at 11:39 AM.