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  1. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, I have replaced my Radio and need to connect a new connection onto the Aerial Amp to use the Aerial. The amp has 3 x Fakra connections - coloured Blue, Yellow and Black. I assume one is the aerial connection itself, one from the radio - but what is the third ? Also, what cable is...
  2. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I am selling my 2011 F11 535D sport touring which is laden with extra options and have bought a newer 2014 LCI 535D Sport Touring also with plenty of extra options. The problem is that there are some extras not installed in the 2014 car that I had on the 2011 one. Some will be addressed with...
  3. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I am selling my F11 535D sport touring which is laden with extra options and have bought a newer 2014 LCI 535D Sport Touring also with plenty of extra options. The problem is that there are some extras not installed in the 2014 car that I had on the 2011 one. Some will be addressed with coding...
  4. Auto Electrical Forum
    Has anyone successfully managed to fix a bad connection to the rear window on one of the bmw estates? i have a bad connection where the wires for the window micro switch connects to the window it seems to be a plastic block thats attached to the ribbon cable that goes to the switch... Im not...
  5. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi all, I have a 318is with an airbag light on. I have yet to get my hands on diagnostics equipment to help diagnose my airbag light but a bit of reading has led me to check out the seat occupancy sensor under the passenger seat. My car has a mauve/blue leather interior, non heated/non...
  6. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    RIGHT GUYS 2 points i need HELP on please!!! i have a 2004 730d sport.. WITH THE BRICK PHONE AND LITTLE KEYPAD 1. i have no radio!!! just static.. cd works fine etc. havnt checked nav as have no disc.. help on which tuner is broken if thats the problem please 2. searched and searched for...
  7. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi, Sorry if this is going over old ground for some but I am new and have not seen anything specific on the subject. I have just bought a 2004 530i (E60). It has Bluetooth connectivity and has an old nokia phone in the snap in cradle in the centre console. It has no sim card so is no use to me...
  8. BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Can anyone tell me - are these fuel lines (A and B)? I'm trying to remove the radiator / fan to get at the water pump but the torques holding the the whole assembly (C) has completely seized and I'm in danger of stripping it. I've started undoing A and B and got a face of pressurized gas. I'm...
  9. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    I have a problem with my ABS light coming on. At first, if I drove in heavy rain the abs warning lights came on but after a few days to dry off the warning lights went away and everything worked great until the next rain. After doing that a few times I then drove it more than 1000 miles to...
  10. E36
    Hey guys; I'm new to the BMW owners world and just looking for a little advice. I'm importing my Bimmer from the UK this summer (RHD) and will need an emissions test. Does anyone know if this make/model/year has the OBDII connector and if it is a 16 or 20 pin. I'm currently in Canada on a...
  11. The I Section- I-drive, I-pods and I-phones
    Hi Guys Just wanted to share some info 2013 Bmw F30, 318d with Professional Radio/Sat Nav/Idrive Have Just purchased one of these cars, wanted to use my Apple Iphone 4S using the Usb socket below armrest, purchased a genuine Bmw Y Lead, 61122344300 ( expensive £47) Able to pair my bluetooth...
  12. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, my car has developed a small fuel leak coming from somewhere at the back of the left hand side of the engine, probably under the inlet manifold which is dripping down the back of the sump. It's only a tiny seep that smells more than it drips. With the undertray off, if I leave the car...
  13. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Doing an intake refresh found vacuum lines disconnected I need help on connection placement. I have four connections and only three ports to connect to. The Ccv oil recovery vacuum line from the hard line located on the fuel rail in the rear where does this connect? I see the diagram shows...
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I'm doing an engine swap between and 4 cyl car and a 6 cyl engine and I think I know what I'm doing with the EWS and ECU swap now and so on. I'm wondering about swapping the whole of the engine compartment loom as well, as that way all the connectors (Radiator temp switch , aux fan, air intake...
  15. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi I have a 2002 330D touring, with the 6 cd changer fitted in the boot, i was looking at the fittings on it and do not know what the small circular fitting is on the same side as the electrical connections, is it some kind of "jack-plug" i was wondering, I would like to be able to connect a...
  16. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi guys, I'm new to the bmw scene having just bought my e46 330ci. The radio wasn't working when I bought it and upon removal I found it wasn't even plugged in! This is because the connectors on the harness do not match the 17 pin round connector of the head unit. I have attached pics of the...
  17. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    hi guys. im fitting a camera to my car and i'm hopeing some of you guys can help with the wireing probs i've got. i have three wires coming from the head unit labled rear view camera. red, yellow, white. the wire that comes from my camera is yellow but also has a small red wire comeing out of...
  18. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    hi guys. i've decided to connect the rear view camera i've had hanging around in the garage. i need a feed from the reversing light circuit. unfortunatly the reversing loght is in the boot lid which means running a wire up through the boot lid to reach the light. that is very awkward. so does...
  19. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi there, wonder if anyone can shed some light on some speaker issues. I have a 2004 BMW 330d saloon M sport and want to change all six main speakers as they are really poor just leaving the original tweeters in the front. If I go out and buy some new 130mm speakers which apparently fit front...
  20. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    i am removing this stereo in the next couple of days to fit an aftermarket unit, and going to purchase the autoleads kit to work the steering wheel controls. what i am a little unsure of is the aerial connection this unit has, is it just a standard aerial lead and all i need to connect it to the...
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