I bought my 2000 E46 in June 2011 and it's without doubt the worst car i've ever owned!
I've replaced the boot wiring as i had no lights at the back of the car whatsoever.
Changed the FSU for a supposedly upgraded aftermarket one which didn't last long and also melted my wiring so had to replace both the wiring and the FSU again.
The cps intake has been replaced twice and both times only lasted a week or so before it was knackered!
I've currently got codes for my cps exhaust and water outlet permanently and sometimes cps intake too but that's intermittent.
Most of the time I have a light on my dash saying I have an o/s/f light fault and every now and then a door or boot open. When they're not!
And finally the airbag light's been on permanently for the last 3 months or so.
Can anyone shed any light on why i'm having so many electrical problems?????
A month ago I bought the waste of space cable and software from BMW Cables. Which I've loaded onto 2 laptops. One vista and one windows 7. Vista got as far as bridging in vmware and wouldn't get any further. Windows 7 got 2 the very last stage of both dis and sss but couldn't identify the car. Even though Inpa can. I was under the Impression that Inpa was working perfectly as it Identifies the car and also shows the engine codes. I've about given up with the DIS/SSS so thought I would see what I could do with Inpa as my main priority is getting the airbag light off! Selected airbag today and I got the message ..........
IFH-0009: no response from control unit. Program will be stopped!
So Inpa will read engine codes and nothing else and Dis will also read the engine codes and nothing else. Both return error messages saying can't communicate with control units.
Any help would be most appreciated as this should be the best car i've ever owned ...... Not the worst