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  1. Engine power loss after dead battery? Help appreciated

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi Folks, Strange thing happened tonight. Came out to find a dead battery on my E90 (320D, 2005 model) I got a jump from the neighbor, car started up more or less fine. Drove to work and the entire drive in i seemed to be missing what feels like around 60hp from the engine. It feels like the...
  2. Dead E46 328ci

    General BMW Discussions
    My son's 2000 BMW 328ci started trying to stall at low revs, then the next day cut out all together on the motorway. The AA left it outside our house in a narrow country lane. He has no money and the "bank of dad" is closed! He now wants to sell it but it is obviously worth a bit more than scrap...
  3. BMW n42 dies when driving

    General BMW Discussions
    I have a BMW e46 316i with the horrible n42 engine. A while ago the engine died while driving, but started right back up when I pulled over. This happened again today, this time the engine didnt start back up, just cranked. I tried starting it again after 30 minutes and it started right up, but...
  4. Batteries dead - best way to charge?

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Hi, The batteries in my E31 are dead... my own fault for not starting the car over the last year (it sits under a cover and I'm very lazy). Alas the MOT is now due so I'd like to take it to get tested and start using it again over the Summer. I have a simple Draper 4A wall charger that I've...
  5. E36 compact totally dead

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hey, I have an E36 compact with m50b25tu engine fitted. I pulled onto drive to load up for a drift event tomorrow and when I went to move car it was totally dead. no ignition lights, doesn't crank, nothing. Also keyfob wont lock/unlock doors, sounds like they are working but they don't actually...
  6. 2005 525D E61 - Dead battery won't charge

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    The car has been standing for several months and battery is totally dead. I tried charging it but the charger doesn't go into charge mode even after leaving it connected for more than twelve hours. Tried jump leads just to get central locking to operate but there is absolutely no sign of life. I...
  7. How to revive a dead car 645ci

    BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Hi all, I’ve been a complete idiot. I left my car running on the drive to charge the battery a bit, and forgot about it. Now it is totally dead, no lights, no turnover, no nothing. Also, red coolant all over the floor, and top radiator coolant pipe has popped off the radiator, which I can...
  8. 2009 E92 BMW Professional Radio Dead??

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi there, During last year whilst on a long drive with the tunes blaring I suddenly got a warning on the radio display that said "Hi Temp" and then shortly afterwards the radio lost all power and wouldn't turn back on. It would still receive and eject CDs but nothing else would work...
  9. 2009 E92 320i - BMW Professional Radio Dead

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi there, I have had an issue with my stereo for some time now and wonder if there's anything obvious that I'm missing that could fix it :confused About 6 months ago I had to drive to Cambridge from Leeds in the car and during the 3 hour journey I got a warning message appear on the stereo...
  10. [2003 e39 M5]Power issues. Car completely dead

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Looking for a bit of advice on how to proceed. About 8 weeks ago, my 2003 E39 M5 had all the regular symptoms of a flat battery. Car unlocked, electrics came on etc but wouldn't fire up. Breakdown man came out, plugged his power pack on and it fired up no issues. When we disconnected it my car...
  11. idrive dead

    BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Hi all, Iv recently developed a fault with my idrive (pro version). it just keeps rebooting and doesn't start up any more. I get the BMW logo then it goes blank then back to the BMW logo. It used to flicker for a long time, but a slight tap to the unit would bring it back to life but seems it...
  12. 525tds blower dead

    BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Hi there hoping someone can help here please. Car is 1995 525tds auto with auto climate system. Had the usual blower speed control issues last year so removed sword and replaced the 4 transistors. Job done and all working fine. Proceeded to throw £££ at the old girl so everything was spot on...
  13. Voice command dead

    General BMW Discussions
    My voice command button on steering wheel is dead on my 2012 F30 320i sport, I am assuming that all versions were installed with this feature and mine just does not work for some strange reason. Could it be a fuse? Many thanks Dave
  14. 04 530d - Key fob dead, No lights on dash NOTHING

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I hope someone can help me here as I understand this can be a million things Car wont start as there is no ignition or lights on the dash fob doesnt work alarm goes off when i open the car manually all fuses are fine battery reads 12v on voltmeter actions before it went started car fine at...
  15. 2002 E46 320d - Alternator Dead But No Warning Light

    Auto Electrical Forum
    As per the title, there is no warning light showing on the dash, however, the alternator is not charging and is showing approx. 10.5 - 11v via meter across the terminals and a little plugin LED device in the lighter socket. I only found out that the battery was low when i went to start the car...
  16. Dead Battery E65 730D

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    The car won't start today after being left since Friday :mad I can't attach jump leads to the front as the drive is a long thin one I am parked nose first. Managed to get the spare wheel out but can drag the battery out of its cubby hole as it appears caught by the red cable on top of it. Any...
  17. Dead backlight in E46 satnav screen

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    The LCD screen can now only be seen in daylight as I believe a bulb has gone. This happened 3 days ago and has not come back. It is not intermittent. Does anybody know if it is possible to replace this bulb or is the whole unit going to have to be changed? If it can be changed, does anyone...
  18. 2001 E38 730d - Auxiliary Fan dead :( (PWM with 3-wires)

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hello I have BMW 730 Diesel E38-chassis and A/C Aux Fan is broken. (Tested with computer). Fan is PWM controlled and it has 3-wires cabling. OEM Number 64546921393 It is quite expensive to buy whole aux fan with body and wings. I need only motor. So... 1. ) Does anybody know does other...
  19. 2004 E65 730d - I-Drive Radio, Trip computer, sat-nav dead

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi Guys, My 730d has been giving me a few problems lately and today I got in the car went to turn the music up and nothing. In fact no music....? The I-Drive had frozen on the Entertainment screen. So I parked up turned off and back on, nothing. Ended up taking out the battery cable to the...
  20. 2000 E46 323 - Battery dead, Jump starting advice required....

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Having kids and a 4x4 means my 323i auto has sat still on the drive for about 6 months, so I thought I'd get it up and running and sell it. Obviously it there was no sign of life, due to the battery being completely flat, so I decided to jump start it. I left the cables attached for 5 mins...
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