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Fuse failing to make contact

Good afternoon all The sports exhaust valves have recently been failing on my 2016 BMW M2, upon further investigation, I've found that the bluetooth unit that speaks with the remote control for the ...
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What are these things wired into my cars electrics?

I have recently bought a used 2006 BMW 520D E61 and have found 2 devices wired into the electrics next to the rear fuse box. One of these I'm pretty sure is a GPS and the other one looks like a ...
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Bmw e46 2000 harman kardon subwoofer problem

Harmon kardon system subwoofers are active while nothing is playing and making a rattle. Video:https://youtu.be/dvDC9sg0RAs Couldn't find anything simmalar like this so had to ask what could it be. I ...
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Car Rev Counter +200

When i change upto 3rd, 4th, 5th gear and put my foot on the acceleration my rev counter flicks up 2/300 rpm before returning to normal rpm. The best way to describe what it sounds and feels like is ...
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Car jerks when low on fuel during acceleration and turning but then runs ok

I found a weird problem with my BMW E90. Recently when the fuel was low the car jerks when accelerating from start position and when the car is running it runs fine. Also yesterday while at the ...
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BMW Jumping start only with positive terminal connection

I made a big mistake today attempting to jump start a car but connected negative clamp (-) to wrong part of the car. Basically there was no negative connection between the two cars. I did not notice ...
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BMW 316 not revving over ~4.6k rpm occasionally

I have recently started driving a BMW 316 compact with automatic transmission registered 1997 for my daily commute, about 10 minutes morning and evening. About once every 2 or 3 mornings it will ...
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Which tyre to choose? Replace runflat with tubeless tyres on BMW 520d

I have a BMW 520d M sport edition. Currently the tyres on the car are runflat tyres and I want to replace them with tubeless tyres because the ride in the city on bumpy roads is very stiff and also ...
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BMW 535i "Engine Compartment Hot" and "Engine Overheating" issue

I did the whole oil-change shabang on my BMW 535i 2013 car just a few months ago (Feb 2022) so I was shocked when the Engine overheating light came on today and the engine did overheat such that the ...
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96 318TI overheating help

So my 318 TI has been overheating and I've been trying to diagnose it myself but haven't had any luck and first bmw I've owned so need some suggestions or some help in general
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Bmw 530d moves my car all over road on bumpy roads

I own a bmw 530d and i just met with an accident wherein the car’s right side suspension / arm/ alloy (both front and back only right side) got replaced , i got the suspension and tyre alignment done ...
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Lifting Support Under Panel BMW

My mom just drove above something and this piece fell of of the car (BMW series 3 touring). Can we drive without it for a moment? Or is this a really important piece? This is the info on the piece: ...
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Steering wheel stays locked 97 Z3

My steering wheel stays locked even after car is started. Hard to turn key also. It's 97 manual transmission Z3. Been service regularly. It has 122,000 miles on it. I'm wondering is it hydraulic issue....
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BMW 118i 2008 N43 petrol engine, catalytic converter removed consequences?

I just bought new used car(140k km) and turns out I have CAT gutted out by the person which sold me this car.. Car runs fine, no strange noises and doesn't feel numb or laggy for me. Only thing I ...
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My 2007 BMW 328i won't start or crank

I am having a problem with my 2007 BMW 328i it will not crank/start but the lights and everything is working. I changed the fuses, starter, radiator, put a new battery in it, and a relay switch. and ...
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How to interpret "crankshaft adaptation inlet Grad KW" value?

I'm trying to understand the meaning of this value and the implications of it being over the 120 limit. Do you think you could help me out with some thoughts about it? I think it should say "...
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Can power steering groan be caused by load of AC compressor?

Car: BMW 2007 530i (N52 Engine) 210,000KM Details: Single accessory belt for AC, Power Steering, Alternator AC is clutchless variable displacement Tensioner and idler pulley's replaced Problem: ...
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Replacing post-cat O2 sensor bmw f30

I am having some difficulties finding the location of post-cat O2 sensor (bank 1 sensor 2) in my car. As far as I know the one in the picture is the upstrem (pre-cat) sensor and I am not sure where ...
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What is my next step in figuring out the root cause of a steering wheel shimmy

I have a 2006 BMW M3. Since I put on wider wheels with wider tires in the front for track use (from 225 19" to 255 18") there is a wobble / shimmy between 70-80 MPH that can be felt in the ...
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Car exhaust smoking (white smoke) a lot when driving

I have a bmw e60 with low mileage, I had an overdue service that I got done at garage, they advised that I have sludge/soot in the oil judging by inspection of oil filter.as I drove it home alot of ...
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How do I decode BMW CAN data (over OBDII)

I'm using an ELM327 type device. I'm trying to poll and decode data on my BMW i3. I'm using some of these resources as a reference: This post breaks down the init I need to do. This further post ...
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Help identifying a similar sunroof "spring" part/replacement

I am looking for help to identify a similar part/replacement for this flat spring strip. It is a retrofit manual, thus the part is not in the ETK or any other parts catalogue that I can see. The part ...
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can it be the body control module

i have a bmw x3 2005 e83 it started when airbags coming on and then speedo stopped and than started again and then indicatorson dashboard stop working but the indicators outside of the car work than ...
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Need help diagnosing lack of power below ~3k RPM

I have a 1999 BMW 523i E39 that feels extremely slow below roughly 3k RPM and would like some ideas on things I can do to diagnose it. I tried towing a 1200kg trailer recently and really noticed the ...
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Help identifying part from car (possibly BMW)

Is anyone able to identify what this is? This is an artifact from property damage caused by a car. I am curious if the number at the top would help identify the vehicle, or if it is just a common part ...
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e39 525i AT hard shift from P to D

The gear selector seems to be stuck in P, but if I put a little bit of force I can get it out from P to D, however when I do this I can hear under the car noise from the transmission. Because of that ...
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Tire tread difference on bmw 328xi

Recently bought a 2007 BMW 328xi awd and the tread on the tires are different. This concerns me because I’ve heard that that is bad and I don’t want any issues down the road. How bad is that on this ...
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BMW 2007 530xi starts and dies after a few seconds

A few days ago I replaced my upper coolant hose due to a leak. After replacing the hose, I decided to pour distilled water in the coolant reservoir ( so that I don't just waste any coolant ) just to ...
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Adjusting a manual window

Changed doors on 1976 BMW 2002. Reinstalled windows in their original positions. Now though when I begin to roll the drivers side window down it initially falls backwards with a clunk. Rolling up, ...
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Bizarre Lack of Heat From Heater Vents - 2010 BMW E91 318d

I have an issue I'm struggling to pin down with my 2010 318d 3 Series Touring: All air vents blow cold or at best, luke warm air into the passenger compartment, even on long journeys when the vehicle ...
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2008 BMW E90 / 323i Weird Engine Whirring Sound

Today, my 2008 BMW 323i started making an unusual sound when I accelerate. I've owned it for less than a week, so I'm not very familiar with what the engine should sound like, but it drastically ...
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It it possible to fit a detachable tow bar to a BMW 335D M Sport Touring (F31/2016) in a way that does not need a bumper cut

I have a lease BMW 335D M Sport Touring (F31/2016) and I am not permitted to alter it without reparing any changes. So, if I fit a tow bar I have to remove it at the end of the lease. I've asked ...
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BMW E90 320i 2002 is not reving up misfire

My car doesn't want to rev up and is idling badly. I have tried changing the coil packs still the same symptoms.
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Rough idle, loss of power and unstable RPM's with CEL

I have a auto BMW 330i 2010 UK; The car has not been serviced for almost 2 years (I will be getting it done this week. It was due service when I brought it, and then just never got round to it tbh). ...
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Emission High CO and High Lambda

It fails at 2500rpm only with CO 0.5~0.6 and Lambda 1.04~1.05. How can it possible be that emission fails because of HIGH CO, and HIGH lambda reading... It means that engine runs rich and lean at the ...
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BMW 5-series F10 when car is parked relay or something triggers shock sensor

I have weird issue with my BMW F10. 2011 530d xDrive to be exact. the problem is that when car is parked shock sensor is triggers from time to time. I have CCTV camera so I see that nobody is around, ...
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steering wheel vibration only when the engine is warm

my car is a 16' BMW 750i (G12) with 26,000 miles on it currently. When I first start the car, there is absolutely zero vibration at all, but I'm starting to get a vibration only through the steering ...
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Should i change the automatic transmission oil cooler for my BMW F30?

I’m not sure whether i should be changing the Automatic Transmission Oil Cooler as a preventive maintenance for my BMW F30 2014 with 188,000km mileage. The part is found here https://www.bimmerworld....
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How can I prevent hub and rotor rusting together?

I've got a 2013 BMW 335i with M-Sport options. It prompted this question but the issue (and probably the solutions) are not unique to it. Like many such vehicles, the rear brakes are part drum, part ...
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Losing coolant daily, but not overheating

I drive a BMW Z4 2003 with 93k miles and I noticed for the first time the other day the coolant fill up light go on when I was driving. I checked the coolant level and it was bone dry. so I filled it ...
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Spark Plug Deposits

So, I pulled the spark plugs today to check to see how the engine is running. After pulling all 6 spark plugs, I've noticed there is a white deposit caked onto the spark plugs. I doubt this is normal ...
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E46 instrument cluster repairs

My BMW e46 instrument cluster suddenly stop working, I have tested the capacitors and all seems fine, connecting to the car I tested for V at LM2596S, no input voltage,LM2596S I m suspecting the ...
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Catalytic Converter Clogged, But with what?

So, I've recently replaced my catalytic converter, bank 1 and 2. Both were a pretty penny (About $1,500 Each), I inspected the old catalytic converters and they look to have failed due to being ...
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E34 BMW V8: unusual CAMshaft sensor signal voltage from ECU

My BMW is an E34 with an M60 engine (OBDI) and one morning started idling and running poorly enough to not be drivable. Unplugging the camshaft sensor with the engine running made no change to the way ...
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Is it possible for a BMW 120d to have a cracked engine block?

The above mentioned vehicle was towed to a reputable workshop on 20 January 2020. The owner Matthew informed us that the vehicle is losing water. We pressure tested the vehicle and found that the top ...
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Engine stays on when ignition key is turned off

My car starts fine, but when I switch the ignition key to off, the engine still stays running. The accessories etc all turn off and even if I take the key out it still keeps running. The only way I ...
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Upper radiator hose smoking

Steam coming out of the hose where upper radiator hose connects to the radiator. Hose itself has no damage just seems to steam from where it connects to the radiator. Car overheating
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Clicking BMW E36

I have a 1995 BMW E36 with an M50B20TU engine. When I turn on the ignition, but don’t try and start the car, I hear a regular clicking noise, which I believe is coming from the solenoid shown on ...
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UK specific - MOT failure due to rusted body sill (BMW E46) [closed]

My car just failed MOT due to rusted body sill around a jack point area. Click here to see the video of the problem uploaded on youtube. Questions What job does it need done? Is it necessary for ...
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BMW E90 2005, 318D to 320 engine question

I am owner of BMW 320d e90 2005 sedan. My car's engine had to be replaced, so I found another car which has the same engine but is technically 318d. Can you tell me if I can swap the engines without ...
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