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  1. 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
    Some of the most bizarre electrical issues can be put down to a failing ignition switch or a light control module, but in my experience these can be triggered by deliberately operating features. I'm seeing something I can't think what to do with... The car starts normally (750 iL, so presumably...
  2. E82 / E87 / E88 / F20 1 Series (2008 - 2014)
    I was driving home yesterday (BMW 118i 2008) and I started receiving warning issues (Airbag, ABS, Parking, Steering defect ... ) and the windshield wipers switched on and will not go off). I pulled over in a service station and switched the car off. When I switched it back on it sounded as if...
  3. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hey all, Need some help. I have light malfunction indicators that say my taillights are out. Further investigation and they're not out, they're on all the time. Researched, and replaced the Brake Light Switch @ the pedal. The brake light are still on and now the steering wheel controls are...
  4. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hi Bimmerfest Experts: I have a 1999 528i that has some sort of electrical issue causing the battery to go dead after charging in about 24 hrs +/- I replaced the batter 2 months ago and the issue went away for a while, then has returned and at a more frequent rate. If we don't drive the car...
  5. F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    Hello everyone, I bought my 2011 528i while under warranty. From the first week I started to have issues. -Can not unlock the car with both key fobs time to time -Can not unlock the doors by door handle and have to push central unlock on dash -Pulling to right -IDrive Screen gets frozen time to...
  6. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    All, While tearing down my 2004 E46, 330CI Coupe to check out my oil filter housing gasket (which was fine) I noticed my Vanos Oil Line was clearly the main culprit in my oil leak. As I was tearing down, I realized I should disconnect the battery since I was about to take off the alternator. As...
  7. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I have a 2001 525i that I didn't use for while, and it has several issues before i left it alone. the battery died on it So I would turn it on every now and then by giving it a jump. And now that I bought a new battery, about 6 months later, none of the window buttons work on the driver side...
  8. E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014)
    Hey everyone! Just bought my 2011 M3 E93 Used recently and she has a few minor issues currently that I am aware of. :bawling: I wanted to know if anyone had advice, answers or recommendations. :thumbup: 1.) My M3 seems to have door sensor issues. By that I mean occasionally the sensor will...
  9. E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010)
    I purchased a 2005 BMW 645ci from a private party (deep discounted) and was aware of a few electrical issues. The owner told me that "these things happen every now and then" when the radio and display screen would shut off time to time. There was also a dynamic drive malfunction fault that would...
  10. E21 (1975 - 1983)
    How's it going yall? Purchased a 81 320i last month, been working to get it into good shape. Most apparent issue was had to jump the car to start at time of purchase, therefore replaced the battery and alternator with O'Reillys auto parts. Been having an issue where my battery light stays lit...
  11. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Thanks, everyone for the posts--they have been most useful. I'm having an intermittent problem with my 2002 325cic top--sometimes, when I push the center console roof buttons, there is no light, and the top will not actuate. I can always actuate the top by getting out and using the key in the...
  12. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    Just replaced the plugs on my 1994 BMW 318is. Was running strong for about three days, although I notice a lack of power under 800 rpm that totally disappeared after that. Shut my car off for about ten minutes, and came back and it started up strong and clean. After running about 20 seconds...
  13. X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    Hello, This is my first post:thumbup: I had a cracked washer pump. Dealer wanted $120 for the repair. I decided to fix myself. Found a thread to change the pump. Ordered the correct pump, installed with no issues. When I pulled the wiper lever there was no sound coming from the new pump. I...
  14. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    2002 330 CI I ran over the steel part of a traffic cone and it DESTROYED that black undercarriage cover (i had originally posted this under an old user name of ctt6500 and can't recover that string for some reason). Also, ripped out some wiring that caused MANY dash issues system indicator...
  15. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    I REPOSTED THIS ON THE CORRECT FORUM JUST DONT 'KNOW HOW TO DELETE THIS THREAD, NEW TO THE SITE 2002 330 CI I ran over the steel part of a traffic cone and it DESTROYED that black undercarriage cover (i had originally posted this under an old user name of ctt6500 and can't recover that string...
  16. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    My car: 2001 X5 3.0i with manual transmission The car seems to be running just fine. The engine light and/or other error lights are not displayed. ---------------- I recently replaced my pcv valve and along the way had to remove several items from the intake manifold side of the engine. I...
  17. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hi. I drive an Irish 2002 520i Facelift. Right hand drive. Construstion year November 2001. I'm having some frustrating electrical troubles. To begin with, the electric window/electric mirror switch on the the driver's door doesn't work. The speaker does work and the car knows when the door is...
  18. 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
    I have had my 740, '98 for 3 years, and love my girl, but she is acting up lately. I am hoping to get some answers here, after only searching alot of threads.... My problems: 1. Drivers window will not move up or down. 2. Side view mirrors cannot be adjusted. 3. Drivers door will not...
  19. E34 (1989 - 1995)
    My number 9 fuse 15 AMP for the horn and AC(1 of 3 ac fuses) keeps blowing. If I turn the ac on it blows immediately otherwise it blows on after I start the car the second time. I just had the plugs value gaskets water pump and radiator replaced. I assume they wired it wrong and it is causing a...
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