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  1. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Story so far... This is a relatives car and I got a call to say that the electrics had gone mad (things operating by themselves), 'Central Electrical Failure' message and general badness. I went to check and the battery voltage was low (12.03 volts) and appeared to still be fitted with the...
  2. Auto Electrical Forum
    The Luggage compartment light the tailgate is not working when the tailgate opens. I have checked the bulb, its not that and I have no issues with the tailgate wires at the hinge, they are all new. I have tried to follow the wiring diagrams WDS and there is a contact switch referred to M17b...
  3. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    How long does it take to take apart the inside of the car so you can attach a cable to the back of the Business stereo edition of the bmw radio system so you can wire into the secret compartment behind the gearbox a little mp3 player vis an audio jack?
  4. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    After starting problems I checked the battery and found water in the compartment. On removing the battery, the left hand terminal of 2 cables that go to the front of the car is badly corroded. The cable from the battery came off this terminal when i touched it bringing some of the central...
  5. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi there I've done a search on this and found some info, but would be interested in hearing from anyone else with an E92 Coupe. I was just poking around when I found where the battery was kept and saw about 2-3 inches of water surrounding it. Firstly, obviously I need to remove the battery to...
  6. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, Bit of a weird one - I've just done a 2600 mile journey through Europe, and I decided to check the car out thoroughly once I arrived home to see how everything was. Before I started the journey the compartment in the left of the boot, where the little tool kit is, was completely dry...
  7. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, My car has a detachable swan neck tow bar and I came to borrow my mothers caravan last weekend for Santa Pod and the electrics wouldn't work. Anyway, the control/relay box was inside the battery compartment and was burnt out, this has been replaced by the tow bar shop but he said that...
  8. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Please help. Recently purchased a 2006 e90 m sport and noticed a damp smell in the boot, didn't think anything of it to start with. After having a good rummage in the boot today I've found 2 inches of water in the battery compartment!! Is there a drain plug under the battery? I can't imagine...
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Folks As above, i have just noticed water around the battery in the missus touring. No where else in the boot All seals look excellent, with no obvious signs of entry. Before i strip it all apart, is there anything i should look out for ? Many thanks
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all iv had my 320d msport for just over a week now and when i got it i gave it a good clean and checked everything out. Iv noticed under the passeneger seat there is a firstaid compartment. So i had a look and opened it up, now it wont close and it clicks in place then just falls back open...
  11. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi I have only had my 325i 1 day and have noticed water in the battery compartment I'm really worried as water/elec not good mix. Why does this happen? Is it a big problem to rectify? Where does the water come in from?
  12. BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Hi, I am hoping for some help to get me out of a predicament without the dealer or damage. My 2004 E64 645i convertible top won't open. The problem seems pretty simple but I'm sure the solution is not. I bought a new jack and closed off the ?folding top compartment? in the boot / trunk so I...
  13. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all. Please excuse all the questions on here, I'm a new owner of an E61 do trying to get used to the car. I seem to have an intermittent fault with the cover for the boot. If it's pulled out then sometimes it won't release when opening the boot. It works about 80% off the time, and...
  14. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi Everyone! Just become owner of BMW 330D E90 2006 in automatic. When I get home car I noticed weird noise from engine compartment. Please see attached video: https://plus.google.com/114996705998257474837/posts/Mf8r1zcpaEq Not really sure what can cause this noise. Is it EGR, vacum pump or...
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Ive been looking for a lower splash guard/plastic skid plate for my 316ti. Real OEM is real confusing as the part number appears to be the front part only - RealOEM.com * BMW E46 316ti Heat insulation and sound insulation Looking on ebay there appears to be different plastic guards for the...
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Just become the owner of a 2001 E46 330 CI Sport, had a few BM's in the past but never a convertible so I'm at a bit of a loss with the water leaks and trying to rectify them so I am hoping someone may be able to point me in the right direction to sort them out!! The water is leaking into the...
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