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  1. 1996 E36 328ic - Brake lights not working

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Brake light problem - Need help with my E36 328ic because right brake light is not working. Tried fuse & bulb but still can't get it to work. The back lights and the other 2 brake lights work.
  2. bmw e36 328ic Car alarm buttons and sync questions.

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    hi all, Its been a while but I was going through some old keys I have and found the buttons for my E36 convertible. The batteries were flat, I have replaced these and am now getting the LED. Under the bonnet the Siren is off at the moment and I have the key! Question after I have turn the...
  3. BMW e36 328ic some minor stitching come away

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, As title suggests I have an e36 convertible. I noticed today that some (about 30mm) of the rear bow stitching has final snapped. does anyone know a decent company who will fix this or is there a way I could do it. Any suggestions welcome. Note the roof is in good condition apart from the...
  4. BMW E36 328iC radiator cap leaking?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all, Fitted a new rad on my BMW as the other old was leaking. The car runs fine most of the time. The issue is this - after some runs I notice coolant dripping from the radiator area. It is clear that the coolant is coming out for the rad cap/expansion tank. The car didn't overheat and heat...
  5. BMW e36 328ic Rad replacment and air locks!!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, Just fitted a new rad as this was the problem with coolant loss. I have bled the system but I may have some air in the system still. The heater gets hot bleed screw not bubbling. The coolant level still lowers!! Question - How long do I need to keep topping it up? I only fitted the rad on...
  6. BMW E36 328ic convertible small dent & Paint Question.

    BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Hi all, As a result of all this wind and rain the person who live in my close has slightly damaged my car. Dented about an inch with some paint removed. Result of a car door being caught by the wind. Although annoying, he did knock on my door to say he would pay for the repair. The question -...
  7. 1996 E36 328ic - Water/Coolant pressure testing?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all, I would like to know where I can buy a water pressure test kit. My 328 has a leak and after replacing some parts (hoses & Cap) it still leaks, not much but enough. I have seen examples of DIY homemade ones - not sure if its worth it? Cutting it short; Where would I be able to buy a...
  8. BMW E36 328ic - Head light switch illumination stays on?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, Now that the colder days are here my BMW has had some minor issues. All but one have been sorted. As the rather dark images show. This is whats happening. Turn the key to start the car or to the '1' possition. Headlights off - illumination is on - not normal. all other illumination is not...
  9. 1999 E26 328IC - P0340 Codes - Siemens ECU; Ver. MS41.1 Schematic Needed

    BMW ECU articles and standalone tech guides
    Please Help I have a 1999, 328IC, auto with about 160k miles on the old girl and she's givimg P0340 errors. I have replaced the Cam sensor and still I get the error code. Suspecting a broken wire, I have rung out the wiring back to the ECU and all looks good. I decided to check out the old Cam...
  10. 1997 328ic

    Hey guys, I have recently purchased a 1997 328ic and am wondering what I'm getting into. The convertible top needs to be replaced as well as the seats door panels because some moron decided he would just go ahead and spray paint them. Well on to my question the motor supposedly only has 10-20k...
  11. BMW E36 328ic Questions

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello, I have had my E36 328i for a few months now and I have it as a rolling project (back to OEM - except wheels). I have a few questions which will help me finish it. 1. If I have M3 staggered wheels, what size should the spare be if I was to get an M3 spare? 2. The bitting point is quite...
  12. BMW 328iC water in the boot at some point... what to do

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello, I have a 328i Convertible, I have refurbished to roof (cleaned and fabsil), at some point water has got in the spare wheel well and put a bit of serface rust on a lot of it. I was thinking of repainting it with rattle cans or should i put something more hard wearing on? Any thoughts...
  13. whining sound 328ic..

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hey there! Since i noticed this is the place to ask for help, i decided to give this a shot... My 1996 328ic has got a whining sound inside the car, i am pretty sure this is not coming from the engine. It sounds just like if my stereo is badly grounded....but it does not come from my...
  14. 1996 E36 328ic battery wrong way!?

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hey folks! I been readin through most of your postings here, and this seems to be the place to call out for some help!!! Last week i totally f*ucked up... I had been away for a cpl of days, i was in a hurry to get home, my battery was dead. Well by accident i had another battery in the trunk, a...