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  1. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi, I’ve had the yellow and red padlock for the ELV issues but had the car looked at before it disabled. The car starts and drives fine but the steering lock doesn’t engage and although the counters have been reset the diagnostics gear showed a faulty module and would not clear the padlocks...
  2. BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Hi Everyone ive recently purchaced a 2003 E85 and it has the dredded electric power steering problems that plague this car and i need some advice. The problem is this, the car drives normally for about 1/2 to an hour then as soon as i pull up to stop and let the car idle it stalls and then wont...
  3. BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Z3 under steering column cowl removal Hi folks I need to get access to the elusive fuse #48 which is under the steering column. In order to remove the cowl, do I need a special tool to remove the grommets or is it just a case of carefully prising them off? thanks PenzancePirate
  4. Auto Electrical Forum
    Noticed the other day that the colun wasn't adjusting when I got in / out of the car. The seat electrics are all working fine but there's no response to switch movement. There was no noise / indication that there was a problem brewing before it stopped. I hadn't realised it had stopped...
  5. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, I have a noise coming from the steering column that sounds like a nut rolling about so was hoping to removed the outer to look in side. Does anyone know how to removed the steering column plastic outer? Thank F30.
  6. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Dear all, I recently heard a strange clacking sound when using the brakes and when steering around a curve on the road. It's the sort of sound you get when you have two pieces of metal rubbing tightly against each other when they do eventually slip. Anyway, I took it to the garage they seem...
  7. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, I'm a pretty new here, I'm a French guy living in Lyon and I own a E61 since last October. This is my first BMW, I love it but I also discovered small bad bits since I have it. 1/ The swirl flaps problems. It seems the M57N2 has reinforced flaps, but I have an oil leak that is coming...
  8. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    hi all havent been on for a while so here goes again i have got an e61 56 plate the steering lock light came on in red out the blue yesterday i took it to my local bmw specialist good bloke i unlocked it with the fob drove it there and locked it left the keys i got a call 30mins later saying...
  9. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Has anyone noticed that the steering column on a RHD car point slightly toward the drivers window? (Not tilted as in an alignment issue) It's annoying me now. Car has never had a front end smack fwiw. I just feel like I have to lean slightly into the door card to face the steering wheel straight...
  10. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    hi guys, another problem :hihi what could be causing this noise?
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, just trying to sort annoying knocking sound i get from my 330 coupe when going at slow speeds on rough surfaces. Finally took a proper look underneath today and we think its the lower u j joint on the steering column, known as the knuckle joint? Pricey for a new one, might take a gamble on...
  12. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    i went to our local bmw dealer today to price up a lower column UJ for my e46 325i who quoted me £93 :eek does anyone know if you can get a patern one ? cheers.
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Does anyone know of a diy on removing the steering column? Which part in the in the steering column can wear and cause play? Looking forward to replies thanks
  14. BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Hi I'm new to the forum and hoping someone can help. I need a new steering column bearing (the lower one) and snap ring for a non air bag e34 column. Does anyone know where I can get these? Thanks Pete
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi my e46 as been suffering with steering problems for a while now. I replaced rack and joints few years ago and the problem has been slowly getting worse. today I put the car on the ramp and decided to remove all the steering components and check through as I am giving it a major service...
  16. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hey everyone, so my 530 is making like a pigeon cooing type noise when turning and did a bit of research and found that it's the bearing in the steering column, I was just wondering what type of grease/lube is best to use? Thanks in advance
  17. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Firstly, please excuse my lack of knowledge on this and probable incorrect terminology. My Steering Column Switch - the one which has a button labelled "BC" on the end is (according to my local BMW garage) faulty. When I start the engine, it cycles through the various control check menus...
  18. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Does anyone know where apart from main stealers I might purchase two A Pillar column trim cover drip mouldings...the bit between the a pillar and the windscreen and has anyone removed and refitted them..is it easy ?
  19. Introductions
    Hey guys! So today my bmw decided not to start, the car dash light up but as soon as I pressed the clutch to turn on the ignition it didnt turn on and the dash died on me. All power went. It had to be recovered to dick lovett bmw. They've quoted me 2000 quid for the job and said the steering...
  20. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I've been doing a rolling resto on an E46 328ci I bought six weeks ago with split rear subframe mounts, and have got it back on the road after getting the suspension set up this weekend. As expected, everything needed adjustment as I had the entire rear suspension apart, and the front to replace...
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