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  1. E46 Facelift Angel headlamps

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hey guys so as I've found out the hard way, getting the casing off the facelift E46 is a bit of a nightmare and was wondering if there way an easier way than (I still can't believe this is the best way to do it) baking my headlamps? Is there a place I can just buy headlamps with them pre...
  2. BMW 318Ci M Sport 2003 E46 Grey - Spares or Repair - SORRY NOW SOLD

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    BMW 3 Series M Sport 318Ci 2003 E46 Grey – Spares or Repair MOT FAIL (for spares or repair) - I have owned the car since 2012 and bodywork, alloys and interior wise, it is in great condition for the age, and it was serviced as recently as September. However it has been running rough and it...
  3. BMW M3 E46 2005 Estoril Blue/Comp/M Cloth/Dinan S3-R/6MT/Low Miles "THE UNICORN"

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    This car is an immaculate and Ultra-Rare BMW Estoril Blue M3 ZCP Competition Coupe with M-Texture Alcantara/Leather Interior, a 6-Speed Manual Transmission and the Dinan S3R Signature Package. This Collector car is 1 of only 81 Estoril Blue E46 M3s ever produced for the North American market...
  4. Unknown cover

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I have an E46 2005 model with M54 engine And on the exhaust side of the engine there is a cover fixed with 2 nuts close to the timing belt tensioner does anyone know what this is ?
  5. What is this small hose called

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I need to replace a leaking hose but not sure what its called. Its a small one that goes from round outlet on inlet manifold to the heater i think. Numbered 10 in pic
  6. 2005 320CD ES rear window switches

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi everyone, I have just bought a 320CD e46, I've noticed there are two switches in front of the rear seats which don't seem to have any function. They're different to the front switches, as in they're long and flat, just in front of the cigarette tray. Does anyone know if these are for the rear...
  7. Convertible window not dropping

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all Weird issue. Had a passenger window problem. To cut a long story short it was the passenger side electric window switch. Bought a new unit from eBay but also replaced the window regulator /motor since then when I close the passenger door, the window doesn’t drop a few mill like it...
  8. 318i e46 stock- x5 - brake upgrade

    BMW Chassis and Brakes
    Hello i am new here and excited to upgrade my e46 318i and i'm stocked with questions here are a few. I am wanting to swap my stock brake set up to a stock set up from an x5 (front and back). Is there anything i need to look out for in this swap / is it a good idea? Will the ecu from my 318i...
  9. E46 325i 2000 Smoke from Steering Column/Behind Dashboard

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all 2 days ago I began to smell a burning plastic smell in my car, so bad that I had to drive with the window open. Then yesterday on a longer drive with the burning smell still present, I got smoke pouring out from behind the steering wheel (where the column goes into the dash). This lasted...
  10. Loss of power

    Hello everyone I need some help I was driving my car (2005 e46 320cd) and pulled over to get some food once I pulled out back on to the motor way I noticed it wasnt pulling like it usually does it's like the power was cut in half but once I get over 3000rpm I get abit more power but not the...
  11. E46 Auto Door Lock Feature: How to disable ?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Does anyone know how to disable the auto lock feature of the e46 when driving past certain speed thresholds. Every time I exit my car I have to press the unlock button near the hazard light button to get out. I want the car to NOT lock itself unless I push the button mentioned at my discretion...
  12. Help with choosing the best OBD for BMW Exx series and first car advice for buying used Exx

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, so i’m looking to buy my first car soon. A BMW 3-series E46 or a BMW 3-series E90, i like the look of the E46 ones a bit better, and its gonna be a gasoline and manual one. I don’t know which model yet, probably a 316, 318 or 320 to begin with is good i think, and also it depends on the...
  13. Window going up and down while driving

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all not sure if anyone’s come across this before? I have an e46 330ci my passenger window keeps deciding to go down, go up, stop halfway etc etc When it goes down sometimes I can roll it back up with either the electric window button for the passenger window or the other button that...
  14. E46 320d DDE light on

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi My 320d beemer DDE light has come on. Starts and drives fine all be it slightly down on power. This has probably been covered before but any info on this would be appreciated. Thanks
  15. Bmw 330D E46 Crank no start Help!!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys i have a bmw 330d 2004 msport auto and i have a problem with the car The Problem is that the car was running fine the day before, next morning i started the car and drove about a mile when the car just cut on me, and has not started since So fari have replaced the in tank fuel pump...
  16. 2004 E46 318ci (N46), Manual - Crank but no start even after new fuel pump and filter

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello guys, I have been having a bit of a nightmare with my car lately, I had to be recovered twice and car is with the garage still. I have a "crank but no start" issue, which was fixed (car worked fine for a day) and then happened again. Car was working fine and then one morning it would...
  17. E46 rear wheel alignment

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    A while ago, not sure how long could be two years or so, I had the nearside rear wheel bearing changed. This year's MOT car failed due to excessive tread wear at inside of wheel, so bad that the outside edge looked great but virtually no tread at inside. I've been told that this is probably due...
  18. 2004 E46 320d - Intermittent starting problem

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, I have an E46 320d with the M47N[150] engine, it's on 180k miles (Engine and turbo were replaced by BMW at 100k because of swirl flap ingestion). The car has a tune from TheEnd too, I don't think this is related to the issue but just some extra info. Every 1 in 50 starts it refuses to...
  19. e46

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    hi can any one help.I am in need of a 2005/6 convertable glove box lock and mech for my 325ci msport also a offside front fog for the same vehicle any help well app:lol
  20. e46 318ci engine oil mixing with coolant issue advice please

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Guys I need some advice, my bmw 2003 convertible manual 318ci has been sat for over a year since it started mixing the engine oil into the coolant and smoking from the exhaust, yet there isnt any over heating on the temp gauge and also the engine oil is clear with no mayo etc. Ive had it...