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

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BMW E70 CCC DVD and CD player supported formats

Please help me to find which formats support DVD reader and CD reader of BMW X5 E70 3.0d 2008 with CCC multimedia system.
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Do I have a vaccum leak or fuel delivery problem? [Fuel Trim Data]

Car is a 2003 BMW z4 2.5i. SES light on with lean codes P0171 and P0174.O2 sensors seem to oscillate fine at idle. Couldn't find any vacuum leak using the cigar smoke test method. Cleaned Mass airflow ...
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BMW 320D SE 2008 model make buzzing and clicking sounds whilst locking & unlocking doors

I am new here! I did the search but I can't find an answer on my question. I have e90 320d 177hp 2008 model. When I lock or unlock the doors or even when I open the door I hear a buzzing & ...
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Car shaking and almost stalling when stopping/very low rpm

BMW 318Ci e46, automatic transmission. This started happening after the alternator failed and got replaced. This only occurs when stopping with gear on and rpm drops very low. Absolutely no problems ...
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Exhaust white smoke heavy now won't start 2001 325i BMW

smoke think from exhaust now won't start BMW 325 I 2001 brought recently from private owner
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2007 bmw 318i on red temp gauge within 5 minutes of starting

On start up is fine but within 5 minutes on red temp gauge, have checked oil water coolant doesn’t appear to have any leaks
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BMW P0171 & P0174

So i have a BMW 328i with roughly about 155k miles, no drivability issues. However as soon as the car gets decently low on gas, the car starts to act up by surging and eventually stalling out as if it ...
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Z3 Woofer Getting an RPM Signal: Thump Thump etc

The car is a 2000 2.8 z3. The audio system is basically original, HK, with a woofer in the center console between the seats. The problem is that the woofer in the center console is getting a speed ...
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What is the purpose of high pressure service port in cars ? Can we charge refrigerant into the system by high side service port?

I have read on internet and in Tesla Model S service manual book that we can charge refrigerant by high pressure service port (with gas charging machines or another way) as long as there is vacuum in ...
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Squealing noise from brakes

I have a 2001 E46 330CI automatic cabrio in the UK. I changed the brake discs and pads on all four wheels this last weekend and put on new tyres with rims. I properly greased the back of the pads and ...
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BMW 328i 2009 - RPMs Jump when it’s on reverse

My RPMs jump when it’s in reverse. Is this normal? But it stops after a while. I’m just curious.
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Vibration after the car has run for a while

First question here; go easy on me. So I have an e30 BMW(1989), the car runs fine however when I have driven for a few minutes a vibration occurs when I travel around 60(kph) This does not happen ...
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2008 BMW 328i: Engine ticking & sounding like it wants to stall

So i'm stumped. Car is running very rough at idle, ticking noise and it wants to stall. I've replaced Spark Plugs \ Ignition coils DISA valve exploded, passed through intake. Replaced disa valve, ...
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BMW E90 Aftermarket Head Unit Eonon GA9165B Installation Troubleshoot with Auto StartStop Button

I just bought the Eonon GA9165B Android 7" head unit for my 2007 BMW E90 and I think I may have a potential problem with my Auto Start Stop button as I don't think they have considered that some E90s ...
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Electric welding on modern car, what to disconnect?

Presently I have a BMW E60 530d which failed it's annual inspection due to corrosion around the rear jacking point (which is near the rear subframe mounting point). Typically ahead of welding (MIG or ...
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BMW X3 2012 28i (F25) Coolant Leak

I have a 2012 BMW X3 28i with about 68,000 miles (109,000 km) on it. I received an alert that my coolant was low last week. I immediately went out and bought coolant and filled the coolant reservoir. ...
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Why rear wheels skid at slow, sharp turns when engine gets to operational temp?

This is followup on my BMW X3 E83 2008 transfer case saga. Here is recap: The dashboard had BMW triad of lights in dashboard. I replaced the nylon gear in transfer case actuator servo motor and ...
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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, ...