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  1. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi all, I had an issue on my E88 where the heater blower was making a grinding noise (sounded like a motorbike on low speed). Decided just to replace it with a spare from eBay. Installed it today and the noise has gone :thumbsup However.... now I am getting the same speed from the blower...
  2. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    My driver side door has suddenly stopped closing correctly. It closes and locks but it's only half closed if that makes sense. It's like when you close a car door but don't close it hard enough. I suspect it is the exterior door handle because when I raise the exterior door handle it takes two...
  3. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hello All I've owned an e90 since April and previously owned an e36 some years back, so i am aware of how BMW's air blend works (hopefully), after much fiddling i seem unable to get cool air to come out the front vents. If i set the climate to full heat, or at say 20c to 21c on a cold morning...
  4. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Hi Guys, I thought this guide may come in handy for anybody looking at delving into the world of detailing. We've recently completed a very in depth guide about Clay bars. We have covered how to use one, how they work and why you should use one. We feel that making sure your paintwork is in...
  5. General BMW Discussions
    Hello all,. Does anyone have Side View cameras fitted and are they giving you the image you expected? The exit from my driveway is blind, so the Side View Camera option seemed a very useful solution to the problem. Searches on Google presented me various images which showed a 90 degree view to...
  6. General BMW Discussions
    Hello I just had new discs and pads fitted all round. They are Black Diamond discs and Red Stuff pads. Anyhow the front pads on the vehicle status screen are showing 49,000 miles but the back are at 8,000 miles. How can I set the back breaks to a more correct estimate fur replacement? New...
  7. BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Hi All, My first post, so please be gentle with me ;) I have recently acquired a 2010 E63 635d and the wipers do not park properly. This is intermittent.. sometimes they park fine. I've searched the web, including various forums and while I can find a number of posts pointing to the wiper relay...
  8. BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    BMW E63 and E64 Fitting a CTEK Battery Tender in the Boot Just look at the picture below - it looks like it was made to fit in there! We all know that you can’t charge the battery from the boot (trunk) because this bypasses the IBS (Intelligent Battery Sensor) and the IBS will not ‘see’ the...
  9. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Dear Forum the Sat Nav of my iDrive of a BMW 318d 2011 Tourer [im told its an E91] doesn't read the addresses from my iphone 5 [up to date... iOS8] correctly. it tries to put the Post Code into the Country [so UK] and thus all of the address is wrong. Any ideas how to solve this? My friends...
  10. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi I have a 2008 520d auto that wont start,when you push the start button it only cranks for a second,anyone with any ideas wont it wont crank longer?ive changed and registered new battery,scanned with dis and theres 2 dde faults 1 is glow plug 4 open circuit and the other is torque request,does...
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys. On my 330 CI the rear bumber on the passenger side near the arch does not seem to be fitted correctly. There is a larger gap on this side to. IF you look at the picture you can see the bumper is sitting below some sort of clip. Is it easy to remove just this side of the bumber and...
  12. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I have this fitted on my e91, with xenons. I have read the manual many times, but cannot work it out. In the config, you tick the box which says "daytime running lights" Then you place the light switch on auto. Then what is meant to happen? I thought it would as follows: Side lights...
  13. General BMW Discussions
    Hi Guys. Had my E46 330 ci sport at the local BMW dealer for the passenger Airbag recall. They did a health check and apparently the Front Coil springs have not been fitted correctly when someone in the past had changed the Shocks. They quoted me approximately £160 + maybe £10 worth of Bolts to...
  14. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    My sat nav thinks i'm in east London when i'm in west London! Is there a reset procedure for the system? Thanks Mark
  15. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    HI All, Can someone shed a light on this please? I have got this BMW 7 E38 2000,4.0iL.. One day I have played with dashboards button and the entire computer (16:4 screen) to see what this BMW got in it. Car was not running. Car was locked by remote control. I have checked the LED light on the...
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I'm just wondering if the full dual zone auto-recirculate climate systems are designed to do this. Although the principle is sound (cold air is denser and sinks, visa versa for hot air), in practice it's not very good. Or maybe my system isn't working properly. I always use full auto mode on...
  17. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, 2 questions and I think I think i know the answers to them but need to be sure. The car is a 57 plate and pre LCI Ok so im paraniod and was looking through this forum and seen a few post about people with failed EGR or main thermostats, so out I went and checked my temp. After about 15...
  18. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi everyone im new here and having a problem with my mirrors and central locking last week the folding mirrors stopped working which i wasn't to bothered about but today the drivers mirror glass seems to have a mind of its own and with ignition off you can still here the motor running and im...
  19. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    stupid question i have fitted one of these to m bmw which had the anolog clock how do u set the time etc coz i cant seem to do it many thanks matt
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