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  1. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi All I was driving from London to Glasgow yesterday i stopped off at Gretna(third pitstop). When i returned to my car the key fob wouldnt open the doors. After much faffing about i opened the door using the manual key but nothing inside the car was working, I was thinking battery failure...
  2. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Good day fellow Bimmer drivers I have an E91 320i SE 2008 model. A week and a half ago, whilst driving, the engine temperature warning light came on (yellow icon showing a thermometer immersed in water). Shortly after that, the warning light went to red and the car immediately went into limp...
  3. Diagnostic Hardware and Software Discussion forum
    My front wipers skip the first speed setting, but only when I'm moving - when parked they work as expected with no issues. The relay is good, surely this must be the switch playing up? Any ideas?
  4. 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...
  5. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi guys, So, as the title suggests - my brake lights are coming on when my E46 Coupe (318Ci - 2006) is parked. This is then draining my battery. I have replaced the ignition switch, I've tested battery and alternator (to check they're OK incase it wasn't the lights draining) and they're fine...
  6. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, I had an old battery finally give out on me last month on my 530i. Then not even a month later the alternator gave out on me on the motorway 160 miles from home! After a new battery and new Bosch alternator, I now have another odd issue happening during driving. After a few minutes...
  7. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi Guys I really need your help with a really weird problem. I have a 2006 e60 with LCI headlights retrofitted which have been working for the past year. However my dipped beam on the passenger side has stopped working yesterday,(with the usual error on the dash). I have checked the ballast...
  8. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hoping I can get some help or guidance! 2 days ago, whilst driving, all the buttons on the radio panel stopped working. I couldn't change station, volume, eject a CD or skip tracks. I could still change volume or station from the steering wheel & iDrive system. About 20 minutes after I...
  9. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi, Today, most things seem to of stopped working. ie. No Steering Wheel Controls,i.e(audio cruise control) Apart from heated steering wheel No Rear windscreen wiper or rear washer Airbag light on and fasten seat belt light and sounds on. Audio wont switch off when key has been taken out of...
  10. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all. I hope I have put this is the right section. I was hoping any of you can hell me out or point me in the right direction. I have been getting a total power loss in my 320d msport since December first off it was just total power loss (still does this) can't be jumped or anything. Since...
  11. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi all, First post on here and it's a bit of an essay, any help would be greatly appreciated! Bought my (second) 2nd hand F20 120d Sport back in January - 25,000 miles Dec 2011 reg. About a month ago I was driving and both front electric windows started playing up: they seemed to 'forget'...
  12. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi fellow enthusiasts. I have a dodgy one here I think. I am having issues with my parking sensors. I had a faulty sensor 6months ago did the ear to sensor test which confirmed one was faulty and worked fine. Since then another has stopped working so again I have replaced this and the system...
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Afternoon all, Calling all electrical techies here. I have a 1998 316, as you may well know the DME compartment floods as a well known fault of these cars. I want to replace my DME as after taking a look inside all the solder points are rusty and things seemed to have shorted and burnt out...
  14. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hello all, I got an E46 M3 a couple months back and noticed the dash lights were constantly on with the key in or out of the ignition. Ive currently got the battery disconnected as it's the only way I can stop it running flat. Any ideas what might be causing this? Cheers legends
  15. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hey all, I have a 1991 525i E34 and recently all of the lights (dash, headlights, tail lights, reverse lights, etc.) are flickering in and out. They never fully go off until i turn the car off, and pressing or releasing the gas pedal doesn't affect the speed at which they flicker. Any ideas? ~Kevin
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello everyone, I am having a problem with my E36 Touring. It has only happened this once when I got home from work but... 1998 E36 323i M-Sport Touring I was driving home from work, with my low-beam headlights on. Pulled up on my drive, turned the lights off before turning the ignition off...
  17. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi. Hope someone can help! Rear light was working fine then suddenly stopped working, I checked the light conection and realised that I had a burnt out rear OS drivers light plug (loom). I have replaced the bulb holder and plug connector including 5 inches of wiring attached to the plug, I have...
  18. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, so anyone who could give me a few pointers to help solve this problem would be great as i need the car for commuting to work :frown The problem is the other day it was a little bit raining and after driving about 15mins, then stopping and getting back in the car it wouldn't start! nothing...
  19. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I am having new problem with my car. Recently I have replaced main thermostat about 10 days ago. After I took car from the garage my brake pedal was very hard when engine off and once I put key to ignition my boot door glass was opening. First I thought that I have some kind of electrical issue...
  20. Auto Electrical Forum
    HI i need help if anybody has the answers to fix this problem.... my centre console lights remain on all the time Ie the window switches, heating control panel radio lights etc even when i lock the car at night the inside of the car looks like a christmas tree please has anybody got an idea...
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