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  1. F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    :confused: Hello All, I have a 2014 328I that had a moderate collision. I replaced both airbag curtains, driver buckle and belt and driver steering wheel airbag. Everything cleared but I keep getting a code from my Ethos 93097C Drivers airbag resistance too high. I swapped out the airbag...
  2. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hi guys, thought I'd post a link to this very informative video that explains how to diagnose an e39 transmission fault that highlighted a CAN bus issue, and shows that the problem ultimately lay within the ABS module... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKnQI2IScPU Note, I do not have such an...
  3. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    Helping a buddy diagnose his 1999 323i (E36) Manual Trans.... At low speeds, it makes a sort of ... rhythmic metallic sound. It only happens at low speeds, not just low rpms. (lower rpms of a higher gear = no sound) Sounds kind of like someone is bouncing on a spring mattress bed, but.. larger...
  4. General BMW Questions
    Hi, I've got an 04 645ci w/smg that has a lot of electrical problems. -Electrical things seem to be failing one after another in almost sequential order and I can't really examine this stuff, and if I get it into a shop to repair something (like the direct steering), then I get taxed more...
  5. F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    Hi, I have just bought my F11 520dat and I am very pleased with the car. However like everything else in this world, eventually it will start to have problems. Then I would need a diagnostic tool in order to find what the potential problem is. Can you guys guide me to which tool is the best...
  6. General BMW Questions
    Hi. 04 645ci Convertible w/SMG trans here. I was having problems with my trans and took my car 400 miles to a guy who hooked it up to his laptop and diagnosed everything immediately. He even controlled my headlight direction, and anything else you can imagine right through his computer. I lost...
  7. E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010)
    I have a loaded 2004 645ci convertible w/SMG & the headlights that turn with the direction you're headed. The headlights spontaneously and simultaneously stopped working. I get an error light on the dash when I try to turn them on. They don't work. Running lights work fine/side...
  8. BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts
    I've only owned my 2011 335d for 6 months. It started throwing cut engine power(limp mode) on dash. I brought it to a recommended BMW mechanic. They had it for 4 days trying to diagnose the problem. Today they said the mass airflow was sending signal to DDE, but DDE was not reading mass air...
  9. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I just bought a BMW 540i e39 that sat for 2 years. While everything looks good electrically, including fuses, the engine cranks but it has not even sputtered once in numerous stating attempts, until the battery was almost dead. I suspect it's fuel related, so I disconnected the fuel lead hose...
  10. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Own 2 BMW's and this is my first post. Our 2004 X5 with only 126k miles now has a slight jerk or shudder when you take your foot off the gas. It seems to get better the more it Is driven. Our mechanic has not been able to determine why and suggests we no longer take any long trips. This is...
  11. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Someone.anyone. please help me ): All the foreign mechanics in my area screw me over, telling me it's something different just to make some cash. Okay; My car has around 220k miles on it so keep that in mind I have no upgrades as far as anything goes besides my exhaust is straight piped...
  12. E30 (1982 - 1993)
    Hi guys, I've noticed the steering wheel on my '91 325iX has movement whether driving or parked and makes noise. I know the passenger tie rod needs replacement. Could that cause this steering wheel issue? Video below, thanks. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0YYl1yRNFts
  13. Tools and Miscellaneous
    Working and in excellent conditions. Comes with everything you see in pictures. R5 FCX II (Plugs in under hood) - $95 shipped ($140 new) R5 SRS (Plugs in under hood) - $75 shipped ($120 new) If you want both - $160 shipped Complete specs here: http://www.peakeresearch.com/code_tool.htm fits...
  14. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hi all, Having some blue smoke and acceleration hesitation problems with my 550i N62TU. I expect the valve stem seals but am not 100% sure. I did some extensive diagnosis but need your help with this. Maybe things are interrelated or I have serveral issues. This is what I have done so far: ---...
  15. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    hi everyone, I bought a 318ci 2lt 4 cylinder 2003 post facelift about a year ago. I have had many problems with it since but i ( and my mechanic) have always been able to sort it out with the exception of one long standing issue which neither me, or my mechanic have been able to pin point. I am...
  16. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    First thing first, Hello. This is my first post on the forums but I've watched it for a while. I'm actually pretty glad to have finally signed up, even if it was because I need help. Now, to the help I need. I have a 2006 325i that I believe is a E90. I suppose I should double check that but...
  17. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    I just bought my first Beamer from an auction in Los Angeles. She's a 1997 3.18i 4 Door Sedan (automatic), runs decent but i've noticed that when im driving up hill (stop & go) that i there is a shutter that makes the car rattle (sometimes more than once in a single acceleration). The...
  18. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hi all, I recently bought a BMW, took it to the mechanic and this image shows the receipt with all the repairs I need. Its an M56, so it's got the 15yr/150k mile warranty, but I'm not sure if this stuff is covered. I have the list of parts that the warranty covers, but I'm really knew to the...
  19. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I have a 97 528i, base model, automatic, with 162K miles. Over the past couple of months I've been chasing down an engine vibration that starts at about 900 rpm and smooths out around 1400 rpm. At 1100 the entire car is shaking and everyone riding in the car asks what the issue is. There are...
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