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  1. Anyone close to Watford who has BMW Diagnostics who is mobile?

    Diagnostic Hardware and Software Discussion forum
    I have a 3 series, E90 with N43 engine with a non running water pump. Which doesnt seem to communicating with ECU. I've done lots myself including changing Water Pump for 2x 2nd hand and 2x new models (on sale or return). checked voltage to plugs and even had ECU Testing look at ECU and then had...
  2. not a complete novice but close

    hi guys only really in to post 1 question but in return used to be a beta tester for the mob who built vboards in the days of marco and beepee=euro dodgers lol so if admin needs help in return shout out now the only 5 star SEO google guro in the UK now so if anyone needs free advice fire away...
  3. Bonnet won't close easily

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi I had this problem before and after the latch on the bonnet itself was wiggled a bit with the wd40 it eventually did after many retries however today I was doing this when my dad who never owned a bmw told me this was wrong and it turned out so. The problem lies within the holes that the...
  4. E70 x5 2009 boot won’t close

    General BMW Discussions
    So have bought an 2009 e70 x5 with the motorised tailgate. It refused to close once when I went to see it but I put it down to the battery being low. Since it’s been fine sometimes and refused to close at others. Now it won’t close via the button on the boot at all. It will close again if I pull...
  5. E46 soft top doesn’t close sometimes

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi I have a 320cd e46 2005. Sometimes when engine is running soft top does not close. But when I turn car off and put it into ignition it closes perfectly fine. What could be the reason for this?
  6. E36 Airbag Reset tool - Anyone have one close to Wrexham, North Wales?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello all, As the title suggests I need an airbag reset, I have fixed the broken wire but need the light resetting as I have an MOT this week, otherwise I would just order one offline but they are mostly 2 week lead times. Thanks in advance!
  7. e90 rear light goes out when i close the boot

    General BMW Discussions
    bmw e90 318d m sport 2009 when the boot is open the right rear outer side light is on as it should be (with the lights on ) then when i close the boot lid the light goes out ? any help would be appreciated
  8. 2004 E46 325xi - Driver Door Would Not Close and Now Will Not Open From Both Inside And Outside

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello everyone, Last night I went to get into my car and I unlocked the door using my fob button, the door opened fine. After starting the car, I got out (since I live in Canada and was letting it warm up) and I tried to shut the door but it would just bounce back at me instead of actually...
  9. E34 V8s .. I love them but they love taking your time and keeping you close

    I have 4 E34s, a 520i, 530i M60 , 540i M60 and 535 with 6.0 Chev power ... on a good day, so rewarding to drive .. on a bad day, every odd noise asks for your attention and sanity .. That said, after 8 years ownership, still feel good walking up to my daily driver Diamondswartz 530i despite over...
  10. 320CI Convertible roof wouldnt close - diagnosis

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Just thought i would share my experience with the issue with my convertible roof not working. Two weeks ago when we went to close the hood it did about a third of the travel and then stopped, i did manage to move it back towards open slightly but then it completely became unresponsive...
  11. 320d rear light goes out when i close the boot!???

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, BMW 320d business edition 2010 When the lights are on and the boot is closed my nearside rear brake light goes off. Although if i press the brake pedal the light does work?!! The other light in the cluster is fine and the off side cluster is unaffected. The bulbs are fine, the connector...
  12. E61 - Soft Close

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi I've read various articles on here regarding the soft close mechanism but unfortunately I am still struggling. The soft close worked fine until a couple of weeks ago when I stupidly got a bit of plastic strip trapped in the lock. When you press to open the boot the mechanism works fine but...
  13. E92 lci door wont close

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi guys, ocassionally I have a problem with my drivers side door. Sometimes the door wont close, the locking mechanism on the door will be in a locked position and hits the catch bracket on the B panel. Then I have to move the locking mechanism manually to unlocked position ( like on the picture...
  14. E93 roof won't close. HELP

    General BMW Discussions
    Hello everyone, great forum you have here I enjoy reading through all the threads - there's so much to learn. I bought a e93 325i convertible today and am having a problem with the roof (due to my own doing ??). I got the car home and thought I'd test the roof. The seller showed me the...
  15. Electric Windows Can Only Close

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi all, Maybe this may sound stupid. Just bought a 320d 06 Reg and trying to use the passenger and rear electric Windows switches to open the windows is not possible but when I open them Using the master switch on the driver window they work. The switches only work when closing the Windows but...
  16. E61 soft close power tailgate not working

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I have a thread about wiring the rear tailgate as I know they fail, but I've also got open/close tailgate that's never worked, yes it could be a broken wire in the tailgate but if not what else can it be? Pump? If so where is that? Strut that's very expensive from BMW Thanks
  17. BMW 325i Hardtop won't open and won't close . . . I'm getting wet

    General BMW Discussions
    Hello Before I take it to the dealer I am trying one last thing My car was off the road for a year. Got it back running again but the hardtop won't open fully and also won't close completely (leaving a small gap for the rain to get in) Any idea how I can first manually close the roof so it...
  18. E46 coupe rear windows wont close

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    as description I ordered switches and new motors to fit and have found the exact same happen again window will go out but will not retract seems to be stuck out anyone have any ideas? im baffled as thiught changing switches and motors would have solved problem thanks in advance
  19. How to close panroof SHADE?

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi All I've got an E83 X3 and the panoramic roof got stuck in the tilt/Vent position. I managed to get the thing shut but something has broken somewhere and although it looks flush with the roof the wind noise is a lot more at speed. I've disconnected the motor to avoid getting it open again...
  20. e90 split armrest- soft close

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello. I have just purchased a split armrest for my 2006 e90. My current one is just the normal full size that slams if not closed manually. My new split one comes with the soft close spring kit. Anyone know how these are installed?