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  1. General BMW Questions
    Just bought a 2014 328i from the auctions and had it towed home, the tow truck driver started it with his charger and drove it onto my driveway. I took the battery the next day to super cheap auto for a test and a recharge, I put in the charged battery and keep getting the battery discharged...
  2. E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008)
    Hello Gang. I need little help. 2007 Z4 3.0si Coupe, 100K miles. My wife started noticing the car sounded like it was struggling to turn over as if the battery was dying. Once running, no issues. So, I replaced the battery last week with another AGM battery, same as my last replacement 4-5...
  3. F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - 2018)
    Hi Hoping someone can help! I changed the battery on my 2012 BMW 640d Gran Coupe. When I put the new battery in, the car started but the Idrive wouldn’t come on, can’t go into drive or reverse, the cluster clocks don’t light up or the needle doesn’t move if I rev the car. The car basically...
  4. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    I'm brand new so forgive me if this is a stupid question. Just bought an old BMW second hand (325i 2003). I drove it home yesterday and it was fine. The stereo and power locks wouldn't work so I replaced the fuses. Success both worked, but after getting out of the car with doors locked, the key...
  5. 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
    On halloween last year, the problems started. First the battery would just randomly die. It would jump with no problem. I went to Tires Plus (I know, big mistake) and they gave me a new battery. I went home with no problems and the next morning the battery was dead again. Now, Tires Plus is...
  6. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Hello, Im new to this site and I need some help with my car. I drive a 2006 325i and its around 124000k now. Havent had problems with starting it in the past. Its gotten cool over nights here in BC and I had not started the car for about 60 hours. When I put the key in, the radio comes on, but...
  7. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Engine wont turn over. Received battery warning yesterday. All light etc do come on. What are possible issues?
  8. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hello, I've been searching non stop for days now to try and find a solution to my problem. What I see are a lot of possibilities but would love some direction on the specific issue I'm having. I've yet to be able to intentionally cause the no start issue nor is there a sure fire way to force...
  9. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    My 2000 328 has been having some electrical problems lately. The battery dies on me almost once a week. I changed the battery for a new one on Saturday and the car didn't start on Wednesday. The alternator has been checked an its working fine. I'm guessing there is an electrical leak somewhere...
  10. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Everything was running fine, then one day noticed car was a bit sluggish to start up initially, then wouldn't start later that night. Jumped off, ran for a while with no problems (lights, radio, everything working fine), but when shut off, still wouldn't start on its own. Went to autozone and...
  11. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    I had a couple people in the parking lot leaving work that my car sounds labored while starting, Usually when its really cold, as well when I'm leaving and going over the speed bumps my front suspension makes a pretty loud rusty metal creaking kind of noise. This is only when its cold out but...
  12. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Greetings, I have a E60, 08 528i with 52k miles that I hardly drive. (Sorry I don't know which motor type is in the car) Here are the last 7 digits of the VIN# CT06864. Today, I noticed that the car is slow to crank. Before I assume this maybe an issue with the starter, I want to begin...
  13. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Model: '03 X5 3.0i E53 Here's the shorter version of the story: My X5 won't start, actually can't be jump-started. The thing is, the lights on instrument panel are on, interior lights can be turned on, even the headlights can be turned on (of course I did not leave them on after I tested that...
  14. 7 Series DIY
    I took my bmw 750i in for servicing because i kept having the drivetrain malfunction error along with my vehicle driving ruff as if it was misfiring at certain times, but moment the vehicle is turned off and restarted all the faults were cleared.( all sparks and coil packs already replaced)...
  15. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Please give advice if you can on this. My battery just seems to not keep a charge what so ever for the first morning start every two or three days. I took it in to have her tested and the guy looked at me like why did I bring this in everything is peachy. Then again two or three days later...
  16. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Hi all, I have an 05 BMW X5 4.4 with 82000 miles. I left my radio on for about 20 mins and the truck didn't start. I had to jump start it, a few minutes later the warning sign appeared " Trans Failsafe Prog. Does anybody know what's the problem? Note that I changed my battery last year, ( BMW...
  17. 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
    I got a problem with my battery, i think.:confused: Sometimes the car wont start because the batteries seems dead, at night i have to turn the auto lights off to leave it with enough juice to start. If i jump the car it starts right up. When the cars running my lights don't dim and i don't see...
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