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  1. Auto Electrical Forum
    Good evening everyone, This is my first post on any BMW forum, mainly because forums have always posed a navigational nightmare for me! I'm no mechanic first off but have a little knowledge, I'm an I.T engineer so troubleshooting I can do and I do small work where I feel confident enough to...
  2. Auto Electrical Forum
    Good day to you all, A couple months back my car looses all power on the freeway. I manage to coast to the side of the road. Grant it, it wasn't without warning I noticed my control panel lights dimming, head lights getting faint, radio shuts down and before you I know I'm on the side if the...
  3. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, have a few issues with Professional Satv Nav. i did notice before that when i was driving it one time the electrics cut out for around 2 secs (white idrive screen like everything rebooted - BMW logo came up, etc.)... scared the crap out of me when it happened the first time (happened...
  4. Auto Electrical Forum
    Wonder if anyone can help. I recently purchased the 2002 X5 4.4, when i picked it up from the garage the battery was flat, i wasnt too concerned as it was more than likely the cause of them having the doors open and lights on whilst valeting the vehicle for me. I set off driving and had the...
  5. General BMW Discussions
    Hi, My E39 520i suffered a complete electrical failure today! Nothing worked (including hazards). and to make matters worse, the missus was driving and it stopped right on a level railway crossing!!!. I checked the fuses and everything seemed fine. I tapped the relay's in the battery compartment...
  6. General BMW Discussions
    Hi people, My bmw 318is battery died all of a sudden after coming back to it after work, at first i thought it was just dead as a old battery so i got a bigger 72ah battery from a scrappy and the car was fine, 2 days later it died again. Called the breakdown twice to test the alternator but the...
  7. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hope this is in the right place and posted correctly - first post ... Been experiencing what seems like random electrical issues over the last few months - occasionally the battery would be flat in the morning and a jump start would get it going again. Recently this has become more frequent...
  8. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi there, I'm new to X5 ownership, and am having a few difficulties with a dead battery which seem to stem from either the DSP amp, the BM54 module, or a combination of both. The car is BMW X5, 2002, 3.0D. When I purchased the car the amp was faulty so I got a replacement from eBay. I plugged...
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I hope someone can help me resuscitate my car! I've tried to see if the problem has been answered already, but everyone's problems seem slightly different! First my power hood stopped working electrically. I could open and close it manually so haven't had the electric problem seen to...
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