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Questions tagged [bmw]

A luxury German auto & motorcycle maker producing such vehicles as 330i, 540i & x5

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BMW iDrive Telephone menu stuck on “Please Wait”

Car Specs - BMW 318i E90 (2011) with iDrive and Automatic Transmission My Telephone menu in iDrive including all sub-menus under it (Contacts, Bluetooth(Tel) etc) is not loading, it just states "...
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Is my cat dead?

My car is a 2003 bmw e46 with 2.2 petrol engine. Just bought an elm 327 Bluetooth scanner and did some testing with it. Below are some graphs made with ScanMaster app. This is lambda output voltages ...
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my range rover sport 2007 do not goes above 100km/h

my range rover sport 2007 does not go above 100km/h since I changed the air shocks to a manual shocks please help me out,im in Africa and we don't have professional mechanics for such type of ...
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swapping engine considerations on BMW

I have a bmw 530d from 2007 which requires a new engine. It just so happens that I also own an old BMW 745i from 2002 which has an engine which works great. (The rest of the car being cosmetically ...
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2003 BMW 325i Stalled and wont start

I just purchased a 325i and drove it 3 hours home with no issues. Stopped for gas half way started back up like normal. Parked it at home and this morning it started right up. I came in the house for ...
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Fan speed, temperature and direction cannot be changed

I own a BMW E81 (2009). I attempted to replace the standard stereo with a double DIN touch screen. I followed the steps as located here, with the same fascia. My radio required power to the fuse box,...
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BMW E90 2007, passenger side heating is not working

I got a problem with my BMW E90 2007. The Driver side heating is working properly, the hot air comes through vents without issues. The problem is with the passenger side, the vents are open, but ...
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High Oil consumption in my BMW x3 - 2014 - (F25) 2L Diesel engine

i have recently got my BMW x3 with 41,000 km on it after running for some time it asked for a oil 1L oil topup so i called BMW dealership and they asked me to get a castrol 5w30 and top it up and i ...
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Changed all engine\trans mounts, car vibrates even worse

I have 2002 BMW E46 330xi, it had some issues with vibration at idle (in drive or reverse). I have changed all 3 mounts plus new original nuts (2 for engine and 1 transmission mount). Tranny mount was ...
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BMW 118D RADIO PROBLEM

So I installed a after market radio. Apparently BMW doesn't have a ACC+ wire, only a constant 12V (yes it was weird for me also) I checked all the cables with my multi meter but there wasn't a single ...
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How can I reset the fuel mileage on my BMW X3 2.5L 05 v6

Car recently went into the mechanic for some repairs, I had a faulty ignition coils and a exaust hole almost at the engine before any censors in the system. The cars computer is reading 19.7L/100km. ...
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X5 e53 spare key doesn't work

I recently purchased an older X5 with two keys. One is VERY worn and looks like it was used every day. It works fine. The other looks brand new, but does not work as a remote. I understand the keys ...
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Move chip from old key to new BMW E46

So I have a 2001 BMW E46 330Ci. The key to the car is pretty busted and currently works with tape holding it together. So I got a new key off eBay, and had it cut so it matches. I did the whole hold ...
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BMW 318d 2006 e90 Starter Problem?

I have this weird issue, where my BMW starts When Its cold, but once the car heats up, It turns over after a couple of tries sometimes (10-20) sometimes it will not turn over at all, when that happens ...
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What would cause a BMW 3 series E90 to misfire until the engine has warmed up?

I took my car to a mechanic because of misfiring issues. He said his computer told him it was an ignition coil pack issue, specifically coil 1. Anyway, he changed it and the car was still misfiring. ...
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Re-attach rear view mirror on 2007 BMW 650i

I knocked the rear-view mirror of my 2007 BMW 650i (E63) and it came detached. I can't figure out how to get it back on. Any ideas? See pics below:
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Rear suspension set up

I've recently changed my rear shock absorbers on my BMW e46 but left the springs as standard. I'm not sure if this has been a good idea. It seems very sloppy when going over speed humps and pot holes (...
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Windshield washer fluid won't spray anymore

I have 2003 BMW 325i. The windshield washer won't spray anymore. I checked the windshield washer tank no clogs, checked hoses, the only thing is I don't know how to check is pump if it has one. Can ...
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Windshield vent

I just bloody spilled a full medium cup of hot chocolate down my 2002 bmw sport station wagons windshield vent. What do I do to clean and what should I look out for damage? Help me please. I am not ...
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store my BMW without driving

Will battery run out if I store my BMW without running for few months ? That is what my mechanic said. But it does not make sense. Please tell me if that is true or not!
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Bmw 318i msport 2007

I have a 3 series 318i 2ltr 2007 m sport and I can not get my clutch to release. The cdv was leaking. We changed the clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder and bled the system for air. I can not ...
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Transmission or torque converter issue?

Long story short, car is a BMW 530d automatic from 2012 with the ZF 8 HP transmission. The problem is, after the timing chain was replaced, 2 years ago (and transmission pullet out to do that), the ...
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I chipped my back tire, should I get it replaced?

I was coming through a drive through at a restaurant and I did not see there was a little corner hidden and chipped off the back sidewall tire. I didn't immediately check the tire out till I got back ...
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Is it possible to reset a modified Airbag Control Unit to factory default?

I discovered my BMW E46 320d has been in a small crash and the airbag was deployed. The previous owner didn't fix it correctly and reused the airbag and modified the Airbag Control Unit (probably just ...
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Uneven tire tread causing worrisome traction problems - wlll this fix it?

I'm running a set of staggered run-flat Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2's on my RWD. Fronts are 225/40//19, rears are 255/35/19. I've been driving with the passenger rear tire much newer than the rest ...
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Oil in the cooling reservoir

I have milky white oil in the cooling reservoir. The vehicle in question is a BMW 318i and was bought 5 days ago. What would be the most like cause?
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BMW 520D M Sport 2008 - Loses power then fails to start shortly after

First had this issue 6 months ago, Engine slowly stalled then when attempting to restart it died out after 10-15 seconds of running with some smoke coming from the front of the engine. Diagnosis was ...
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Liquid noise after opening coolant cap while warm

Today I got the message the coolant level is low, checked when cold, it was below the minimum. I made the mistake of partially opening the coolant cap while engine temp was halfway to its operating ...
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Swapping transmission 98-99 possible

I’m wondering if my 99 Bmw 528i transmission with a bad engine can be a potential doner for a 98 bmw 528i with a good engine bad transmission help so I jump on the purchase before it’s to late
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BMW 318i loud rattling noise and wont start

See here for background info: https://www.reddit.com/r/legaladvice/comments/9tioux/brought_car_from_dealer_and_stopped_working_on/ But essentially I brought a new car that stopped working on the way ...
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BMW e83/2008 X3 rear wheels skidding at low speed turns

After replacing worn gear in transfer case actuator servo motor, I noticed that rear wheels appear to be skidding on dry surface when I try to brake or accelerate at low speeds with steering wheel ...
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BMW 328i 2012 black smoke from exhaust

I got my BMW recently where the previous owner did not drive the car for a while not less than 2 month but noticed when accelerating black smoke was coming out of the exhaust should this make me worry
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BMW x3 triad of lights + AirBag and LowTire light

2008 BMW X3 started to have low tire pressure light on all the time despite all tires looking visually ok. And, besides that, occasionally, when I step on accelerator there is a beep and ABS, BRAKE, ...
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BMW 318d 2006 E90 - DPF Filter?

I have a BMW 318d 2006, and it has been acting weird for a couple of days now, I have researched that some of the 318d have DPF filters and some Don't, my problem is where I drive to work 200km there ...
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2001 bmw 325ci auto transmission

I have a 2001 BMW 325ci with an auto transmission. My problem is that when I put it in gear it only goes in reverse but not forward. In forward it only revs up. My engine light is on and says my cam ...
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2017 BMW Alignment problems

2017 BMW X1 - front tire blew out and when inspected the mechanic advised a special shim was needed to set the right front camber setting . BMW dealership did not know what I was talking about when I ...
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Torque converter issue?

My car is a BMW 5 series with the ZF8 automatic transmission. It doesn't shift perfectly - jerks a bit in all gears shifted in the first drive of the day, for around 10 miles then it becomes much ...
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Can I use a BMW round 20 pin to OBD II adapter with a OBD II scanner?

I'm looking to buy an e30 or e36 BMW and 99% of those don't have an OBD II port because they were made prior to 1996 but they all have the BMW round 20 pin I believe. I came across this adapter:and I ...
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Sidewall damage on run flats from curb. Do I need to replace the tire?

I just replaced all 4 run flats on my BMW less than 2 weeks ago. This afternoon while parking, we ran into part of the curb that is sticking out from the recent rain/flooding, which I hadn’t noticed....
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What's the safe RPM range for a car?

I'm going on a holiday, with my 2008 BMW 116i (122HP). The redline is at about 6500rpm, but i don't know exactly. Driving at highway speeds, the engine revs are around 3500rpm. Is this safe for the ...
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Need help hacking a solution to a bmw e61 (2007 530xi wagon) rear air suspension failure

I brought the car to a shop to have the front struts replaced because I didn't have time to do it, and when I get it back, the rear suspension is completely deflated. I take a look and (it had rained)...
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Another car hit my car, impact was mostly to front wheel and fender

Hi i got hit hard on wheel and tire, alignment is off, both front wheels point in diff directions, can the be fixed to oem perfection, or is the car a write off, 2018 Bmw M4 ? Other parties insurance ...
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Car keeps breaking fuel injectors?

Ok so i'm having quiet a strange issues with one of my cars (08 X5 E70 4.8L V8) that may be worth discussing. It seems to keep "blowing" through injectors on only one bank. Suddenly i noticed CEL and ...
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Post CAT O2 sensors disagree

2008 BMW M3, 125,000mi, the ODB Readiness monitor for the O2 sensor won't become ready. I replaced the two post-CAT O2 sensors and I'm still seeing the two sensors disagree. One is showing rich and ...
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Removing Cylinders from engine block

Trying to take apart my bmw n51 motor for fun and not trying to rebuild it becuase it toast. Took evetthing atchatchet to block off and finaly got the cylinder head off. The big end bearing is exposed ...
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What damage can you cause by a parking lot collision without visible dents?

Couple of days ago my car was parked in front of another car. Given that I needed more space to get out of the parking spot, I drove backwards and hit the front of the car behind me. I got out of the ...
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What happens with excess coolant after performing BMW electrical cooling system bleed?

I replaced a leaking hose on my BMW X3 2008 and attempted to bleed the cooling system according to these instructions. Do not open the coolant expansion tank cap during the venting procedure. ...
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BMW X1 X Drive 2017

Bought the car new on March 1st 2017 from local Strastone Dealer, Derby. Having done 14,000 miles there is excessive wear on the front tyres outer edges. They are Perelli P Zero 225/50 R18 99W ( Not ...
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BMW E90 M sport [duplicate]

I have 320i e90 BMW. It has an engine light on. Machine says camshaft sensor exhaust. The sensor was replaced but the light with the same fault remained. The changed two vanos,vanos solenoids and ...
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Replacement of tyres on a BMW X1 XLINE

My car is fitted with pirelli tyres of size 225/50/R18 when taken delivery of the vehicle. The tyre has been creating frequent problems like bursting, punctures etc even on highways. Can I replace ...