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  1. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    The red warning light on the dashboard showing a seatbelt has been glowing since before the last MOT and I was told that I need to get a replacement airbag control unit module to cure this. On eBay there is a vast difference in cost between new and used - I am guessing that any unit either...
  2. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello, so for a long time now my power-steering has started to whine badly, it was ok then started whining intermittently untill finally it was constant, the other day the inevitable happen and the power-powering finally gave up, Here is what happened i had been driving it that day no issues...
  3. Items WANTED - Post any wanted adverts in here
    Hi all, Have a 2002 E46 with SSG which some call SMG1, anyways, any one have any spare parts taken from one of these boxes?. In particular solenoids, clutch actuator with sensor, hydraulic pump? As they getting on now and the boxes being a bit rare, just looking at buying a couple of the known...
  4. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    I have recently purchased an e46 325 I which has the original cd player, the problem is when I switch the ignition to position 1 the set just shows _AM_ on the display and will not respond to any input. I know the battery has been on and off a lot with the previous owner. I just wondered if it...
  5. BMW Tuning Forum
    hi all just got rid off my 330 convertable and bought a 55 plate 320d ,what is best for tuning this model,and what bhp could i get. cheers andy
  6. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi there. I have a facelift E46 ci and im looking to remove the fog light lenses so I can clean the inside. Does any one know if the actual glass lens come away from the back plastic housing. Also is the handiest way to get this off to take the wheels and the arch liner off or is there a...
  7. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, Today tried to replace water hose ( hose from engine to thermostat ). When i took it out i.e. when it cracked all coolant from engine block came out as expected. Well green coolant but i have filled my rad with BMW blue coolant. I was expecting coolant to be same color all over the system...
  8. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    the aerial on my touring is not working {broken wire I think} my question is would it be an easy job too add one of those aftermarket shark fin aerial , my sterio is the sat nav type with the gps dvd in the boot, cheers mill
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    my heated screen does not work nor the lock for the rea r glass and wiper , my question is how do I get into remove my rear wiper motor when the glass window will not unlock ?
  10. Auto Electrical Forum
    I have bought a 2003 m sport 320d the radio has very poor reception the rear wash and wipe doesent work switching the heated rear window on does not cause interference,reading through the forum I suspect it is the wiring in the tailgate does anyone have a any pics of the wiring or have...
  11. Bwchiptune Shop
    Hi, Just wondered how much a remap would be. I've heard good things about your service. Thanks.
  12. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi, i got a E46 convertible, some time the windows left and right, don't want to lover that 5 mm when the door handle is pulled up, any body that had the same problem, please advice, thanks Wilfried
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I recently crashed my 325i in to a curb. The front passenger wheel took the blow and im going to have to replace most parts in and around that area. My question is will the parts from a different e 46 say a 320d be the same that includes lower arm, suspension and steering rod fit and be...
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello , Could anyone please help me with this fault ? The engine turns over but will not start. I am at my wits end. Please see the video below. Thank you.
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Congratulations to Germany,home of the bimmer:thumbsup
  16. Introductions
    Hi,first off I`m new hear so apologies if I don`t get some of the terminology,my 2003 x5 4.6 has a kind of metallic rattle on acceleration,it seems to be coming from under the car & only does it in drive not neutral or park,it kind of sounds like someone shaking a big bunch of keys & also only...
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    i purchased a bmw 320 d e46 roughly year half ago and ihave had nothing but problems. 1) needed new clutch cost £320 fitted as i have close friend who works in the trade. 2)started smoking from exhaust black smoke took inlet off replaced 4 seals. 3) was told that the swirl flaps can rattle...
  18. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    iam finally getin round to to do the back shocks what do i put on.......... iam i rite in sayin the msport comes with boge shocks on and where 2 get a set from and do i change the top mounts
  19. E46
    I had this car before I got my e36 it got written off by a lovely van driver but I enjoyed it whilst it lasted! It was a 325 msport with a full a.c shcnitzer system, lowerd on fk coolovers and rotiform nues I never got to go very low on it as it got written off the week I was going to do my arches
  20. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys im new to thgis forum. i need need advice as I am thinking of having my 330i decat. will thgis be more fuel efficient? more power? should I do it?
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