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Questions tagged [bmw]

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

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Stubborn rear fog light (BMW E46)

The rear fog light in my BMW E46 2001 is broken. Obviously, I first tried replacing the bulb itself, but the old bulb was still fine. I tried with a new bulb anyway, but the light didn't work. I ...
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BMW E90: Coming Home automatically on darkness

I have a BMW E90 ( pre- facelift ) with light package . Currently my car is set so that the " Coming Home " function can by pressing the headlight flasher is switched off, press at ignition . My ...
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My BMW X5 won't stay running

Hello I have a 2003 BMW X5. I just got the engine replace a couple days ago. I went to pick it up but because the shop was done installing the motor but now I have to deal with the other problems I ...
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What would cause the cam carriers to shatter on my BMW 3 Series (2011)

The timing chain has stretched and the cam carriers have shattered after only 72,000 miles. What could cause this? I have found out that the car was mapped/chipped by the previous owner. Have no idea ...
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AC suddenly stopped working?

After few hours driving in town with a lot of traffic my AC was working fine, keeping low temperature inside. Then I had to stop the engine for few minutes and when I turned it on, although the AC ...
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BMW CAN bus data format

https://www.reddit.com/r/CANBus/comments/39pzpp/bmw_3series_2015_odometer_reading/ I am using the above website as reference and sending commands to engine ECU. I have a log from BMW engine ECU (below)...
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BMW E46 driver side door won't unlock/lock with the key or the central locking button

I have an E46 BMW whose driver side door won't unlock or lock with both the key and the central locking button. I can still unlock/lock it with the key and with a push of my finger from the top. I can ...
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Does BMW use piezo-injectors for all their diesel engines since N57?

I've heard rumors that since piezo-injectors in N57s proven to be unreliable, BMW switched back to solenoid-type injectors in later engines. Now I see piezo-type in B57 specs. My question is what ...
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How to replace an alternator on a BMW 3 series E46 320d (M47 engine)

I am trying to replace the alternator on a BMW 320d E46 with an M47 (diesel) engine. I know how to replace an alternator in general (I've done it before on another car where the alternator was a bit ...
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BMW 320D 2011 ED - Engine Malfunction Icon

driving back from work and this warning light came on.. the car wet into limp mode but then was ok after 1 second. No lights on after that! today the same thing happened driving to work came on for 1 ...
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BMW 2008 328i Sedan iDrive GPS Navi LCD display - how to connect video RCA to it

Does anyone know how to connect a video RCA to the BMW iDrive LCD display? I opened it up and saw this 12-pin connector but there's no RCA hookups anywhere. I wanted to connect a rear view camera to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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BMW X3 Jumps to Parking mode

I drive a 2012 BMW X3 F25 (2.0d) automatic. Very frequently, when I come to a halt, the shifter jumps to parking mode. If I disable the Start/Stop system, the problem seems to disappear. I got many ...
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Can anyone help me identify the source of this noise? The whining was there previously but the rattle appeared on the journey home tonight

As the title mentions, this has appeared recently, and is a little concerning. The car does not seem to be down on power, but the commute tomorrow concerns me. Any idea what this is, and whether the ...
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99 BMW 323i E46 5 Speed Manual Trans Stuck In Reverse

I drained the fluid and found metal pieces. It won't shift into any gear other than reverse. When I try to shift into the other gears it locks up and stalls out. Can anybody help I think I'll have to ...
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BMW 520d e60 2008 diesel engine won't start after switching off

I have a strange behaviour of my car. Engine starts well at any weather condition but after driving and switched off engine cannot start again for 20 - 40 minutes. After this time it starts like ...
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How to diagnose BMW MOST bus fiber optic for a break in the loop

Got a BMW e93 with no sound, center console displays "No Warning Tones" message. Searching the web, came to conclusion that there maybe a break in the fiber optic MOST bus loop. Car has been ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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BMW e46 328i pulley noise?

I have a 2000 BMW e46 328i (automatic). Recently, it has started making a noise when in drive or reverse, but not in neutral or park. It seemed to only do this when cold but now seems to do it all the ...
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03 BMW 540I M package Charging System issue

I purchased this vehicle in October 17, 90 thousand original miles 3 different owners according to carfax. Car was in perfect condition, I personally kept in garage and rarely got out for the first ...
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Do the Herbie Volkswagon red white and blue stripes have any meaning?

Since we have a history tag I thought I'd ask what the Herbie Vokswagon stripes possibly meant: I know like the BMW stripes: They have a meaning: The three stripes representing the motorsport ...
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2002 BMW 745LI Stripped Fill Plug --What Else?

BMW 2002 745LI striped fill plug that is stuck and I'm a female...not super strong arms like the gents. I'm willing to use Dremel to cut a seam at 12 o'clock to use a flat head but its so tight in ...
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BMW ticking noise

I have a BMW 130i N52 motor and the car is making a constant ticking noise whilst idiling and accelarating. The car also has a slight loss in power and rough on the idle. Hydraulic lifters have just ...
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2005 BMW r1150r leaking gas

I have a 2005 BMW r1150r and I am getting a constant drip of gas coming from both vent tubes that run down near the right foot peg. I have removed the tank and replaced the fuel pump inside and also ...
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E39 key chip not recognized with another key

Long story short: wife dropped my e39 diamond key, chip is gone, can't find it. I removed the chip from the plastic key and put it in the main key and assemble it back. Car won't start. If I remove ...
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My clutch only engages when it's almost completely out

My 2002 bmw 330xi clutch doesn't engage when it's all the way down. Instead, I have to release it almost all the way up before giving it gas. I'm not sure if it's the clutch or the cylinder.
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BMW cranking but won't start

My BMW is turning over but won't start, fuel pressure is as it should and the there is no faults showing except for 4 glow plug on, but I'm told this shouldn't stop the car from starting, any ideas ...
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BMW - what happens to car bluetooth phone if I connect audio from iphone via A2DP adaptor?

BMW 328i Cab - if I get an A2DP adapter to connect audio from iPhone to the car aux, will I still be able to view contacts, receive and make calls on the car's bluetooth hands free system?
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I have a BMW E30 the check light for brake & registration comes on & bulbs are all OK

BMW E30 Convertible check light for brake & registration coming on to indicate that the bulbs are blown but all bulbs are correct and not blown
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...