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Dual beam from a H1?

Recently killed my old headlight (Single H4) when it came loose and melted the housing... So I bought this until I find something I like more: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Street-Fighter-Motorcycle-...
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Electrical issue on throttle press - BMW 328i

So i have a BMW 328i that is having an electrical issue, It seems whenever the throttle is pressed the lights on the dash light up and power to the A/C, Radio, and cooling fan get disconnected. The ...
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BMW E46 320D Battery Replacement

My 5 year old battery is dying, and I'm looking for a replacement. When this one was fitted, the car wasn't mine yet. There's also no label on the top with some details. Therefore, I wanted to know ...
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Jack points for a 2001 BMW X5

I know of 4 jack points (2 just behind the front wheels and 2 just in front of the rear wheels) that fit the scissor jack which comes with the vehicle. I want to raise the back of the car and put jack ...
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BMW Transmission light errors

Good morning! I have a BMW E46 that has been showing me a dash light light on ABS DSC Parking Brake light. When driving it will bring gear light when changing from 2 to 3 it we then enter safe mode ...
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BMW 316i (2013) - Start remotely using smart phone

I would like to start my car remotely using some smartphone app. The reason is I live in Dubai and the temperatures here are crazy, when I leave office or any where else, the interior of the car is ...
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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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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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DSC Module Bleeding on 2004 BMW X5

After repairing leaking of the two rear brake lines and losing a lot of fluid and introducing air into the system, I'm no longer able to bleed the same two lines. virtually no fluid comes out the ...
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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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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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Misfire the next morning if car runs only for 15 seconds

So I had this gremlin in my wife's BMW 330i for at least 4 years. The car runs great but once in a while you would start it in the morning and the engine would sound rough with some shaking. After few ...
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Automatic Gearbox switch with engine off

I have an automatic bmw e90 2005 - 320d. I've been driving it for quite a while now, and few days ago i noticed something which I could not find info, and not certain if is okay. With the car in P ...
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Advice for buying used car

I am a newbie car driver (I got the license few days ago). I am about to get a used car and I am perplexed regarding which one to get. My concern at the moment is what is the maximum mileage that I ...
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coolant query bmw

i know this can be a pretty generic question and would apply to all cars but I'm no mechanic so here it goes. i have a bmw 318 2007. I have recently topped the coolant up correctly so the float rises ...
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BMW 320d B47 2014+ Did they fix the timing chain failure on the B47?

The 2013 BMW 320d N47 was known to have timing chain failures vs 2014 BMW 320d B47 2014 or newer. Did they fix the timing chain failure on the newer engine B47 (2014 +) ? What to avoid doing in ...
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Car I test drove had a high clutch engagement point; why?

I test drove a 2002 BMW 325xi with 80,000 miles on it the other day and while it didn't have any major issues cosmetically or mechanically from what I could see, there was something strange about the ...
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Properly diagnose coolant leak after head gasket repair?

I bought a BMW E46 330Ci (M54 3.0L Engine) that was not properly maintained. It was leaking coolant and sputtering white smoke and water from the engine (didn't sound smooth). Coolant pipes were also ...
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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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Car doesn't cold start on first go

Model: BMW 330i E46 (6 Cyl) Port Fuel Injection New spark plugs, old coils New fuel filter (and regulator) Problem: On a cold start, the engine will crank, fire and turn over by itself for about 1 ...
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Clutch pedal suddenly doesn't go deep enough to engage gears

I was driving normally (no problems, everything going smoothly; never had felt any problems with the clutch, was catching on well etc.) and all of a sudden, with no warning sign or anything (no shock, ...
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BMW 118i (2006), Car stopped in Midde of the road and won't start

Had frequently many problems with car. I will start with the noise coming from the engine when it was cooled down(especially in the morning). Once it get warm the noise faded away. Few months ago it ...
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Bmw N52N Lambda probes madness

Owner of a BMW E60 523i LCI Automatic (N52N engine. aka N52k). 105000 Kms on the clock. The error codes below after deletion, re-appear after 300~400 Kms. It is theoritically impossible for 4 lambda ...
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BMW manual transmission slow to accelerate but only in certain gears

After a service where the engine computer was replaced, I've noticed that certain gears are not behaving normally. 2nd, 4th and 6th behave normally: if I have my foot down on the gas pedal, it ...
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BMW 316i (2013) iDrive - How to add GPS and Nav software to BMWs iDrive

I have a mid-option BMW 316i (2013). Which means that it has an iDrive display LCD in middle of the dash, which has Bluetooth/AUX/USB and other stuff but it does not have navigation and obviously no ...
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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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BMW36 weird high pitched whistle

so My E36 3.1.8i has been making this weird high pitched rattling whistle which sounds like it is coming from either around where the flywheel would be placed is hard to tell exactly where it is ...
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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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Anyone knows what's the name of this component?

Car BMW N13B16 316i Anyone knows what's the name of this component which connected 3 pipes? that part seems leaking engine oil, I'd like to replace it but don't know what's the name.
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My BMW X5 transmission shift from D to N in long brakes time. Is any problem?

My BMW X5 transmission shifts from D to N in long brakes time. Is any problem ? Same time I stop for long time and the shift in D. After that shift go to N. Is that ok ? Edit 1: Yeah the shift ...
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Any spare wheel/tire inside BMW i3?

Does BMW i3 has any spare wheel/tire in the car or in the trunk? If not, is there any recommended way to carry a spare wheel/tire inside the car? See related discussions here: https://...
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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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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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BMW i3 Range-Extended REx exhaust pipe? But where?

I have a similar puzzle regarding: the BMW i3 Range-Extended REx exhaust pipe, where is it? See also, https://www.mybmwi3.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=197 BMW i3 is an electric car, so the exterior ...
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BMW 525i 2001 after maintenance makes whining sound, hesitates before moving

I have a 2001 BMW 525i where I just replaced the spark plugs and the cooling system inlet and outlet hoses and the intake manifold gasket. I got it all put back and started up but makes a whining ...
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BMW jumping to park at stop

My BMW X1 (2013, 2.0L Turbo) occasionally jumps to Park when I'm stopped at a light. It happens whether the auto engine start/stop function is on or off. I then have to put the car in drive again to ...
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Suspension spring coil snapped at bottom, Is it safe to drive short distance

Hi before i start i have seen this question, Is it safe to drive a car that has a broken suspension spring? But My problem is a bit different I sat into My BMW 320d 2006 and heard a weird loud noise, ...
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Where to pour oil into the engine (BMW E34)?

As the title says. Also, how to open the access point (if it non trivial). (It's an M50B25TU engine)
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Can someone help to find the root cause of this oil leak?

I am trying to locate the root cause from where this engine is leaking oil so that I can buy all the right gaskets. What confuses me is that highest spot where the oil traces are visible is around ...
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Rough idle in neutral

I have a 6-speed 2012 135i, and whenever I idle in neutral, the car vibrates and makes a noise that I can only describe as sort of a faint grinding sound (it doesn't actually sound as bad as that ...
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What does this dash warning mean? 2006 BMW 325i

I couldn't find this symbol in my manual. I was hoping someone else knew what that light meant? I'm not a mechanic, I would just rather diagnose the issue myself than take it to the dealership (...
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Bmw lights random turn on at night

Light turn on randomly at night help https://youtu.be/Anxs2ciMMpY Help !!!
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Instrument cluster swap between a 96 BMW Z3 and a 96 BMW E36 318i?

I recently got an instrument cluster replacement off eBay for a 1996 318i for a friend. The link has been provided below. But something I noticed is that the E36 318i has a MPG gauge while the cluster ...
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Recommended gasoline types for BMW i3 — store gasolines to extend the range

What are the recommended gasoline types for BMW i3 2014 or BMW i3 2015? I search online for a while, but I am not sure what are the types of gasoline we can use for BMW i3 2014 or BMW i3 2015? Is it ...
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LTFT and STFT values are off and don't make sense

Car is a 2015 BMW M5 and it has an aftermarket CAI and a catback (slip on) exhaust. No other performance mods or tunes. About 6-7 months ago, I bought a Kiwi OBD-II reader, simply out of curiosity ...
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How important is it to register the new after-market battery in BMW vehicles?

According to BMW dealership the new after-market battery must be registered to the on-board computer, because, otherwise, the car would think that the old battery is still in and it would end up being ...
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2003 BMW M3 E46 Stalls in 1st Gear

I just bought a 2003 e46 Bmw M3 coupe with a manual transmission. i drove it from Chicago to Tennessee and it did fine until i got into tennessee. Now it wants to stall out in 1st gear. It starts ...
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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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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 ...