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  1. Electrics do as they wish

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi guys I’m new to the group I just got a 2002 320d touring only to find when I indicate some times the lights on the dash do not come on but indicators work sometimes dash lights come on until I turn ignition off and on again headlights do the same. Can not tune radio in to anythin by MW can’t...
  2. E61 westfalia towbar electrics!

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi. Probably a bit late to the party on this one. But. I recently fitted a tow bar and elecs to my 2008 E61 LCi. A westfalia dedicated wiring kit. To say the the fitting instruction book is confusing is an understatement. I got it in. And working. All bar the brake lights. I am left with 2...
  3. Random Electrical problems E83 3.0DSE

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi, I am hoping for some help. I have a 2017 E83 3.0DSE which is a stunning machine. Trouble is, ever since buying it 6 months ago there seems to be electrical problems.. This is what has happened. Firstly the rear and front parking sensors started working intermittently, followed by the...
  4. X3 e83 3.0 dse

    Introductions
    Hi guys, New to the site and having a few problems so hopefully my problems might be able to be explained. Love my car but it is like a spotty teenager sometimes. Thanks
  5. Electrics

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I have and adore my 318.however when I switch the ignition off,i can hear my heaters still blowing I have resorted to taking the fuse out so my battery doesn't go flat overnight,i have been told numerous things but electrics kind of scare me,can someone please advise me what is wrong.many...
  6. Caravan Electrics

    Auto Electrical Forum
    I have changed my car to a BMW 318d SE 2006 and I have had a tow-bar plus trailer electrics fitted but now want to install the caravan electrics. I would like to put a power lead via a relay (so will only function when engine is on) onto the cars battery terminal and run the power connections...
  7. F31 335d electrics & gearbox issues (maybe?)

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, First post on the forum, so hello to all. I've had a 2016 F31 335d for over a year now, and am generally very happy with it. I've noticed 2 minor issues recently and wanted to see if anyone else had the same thing, and if so any ideas on whether they are faults or not. Firstly the...
  8. E39 Touring Towbar wiring

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi Guys, Fitted towbar to my 530i Touring a little while ago. Everything all went fine but when it came to the electrics I got a little stumped. I've run the electrics from the tow bar up into the car (after eventually finding the rubber grommet). My question is where does the wire run up...
  9. 2003 e46318 ci electrics issue

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi i was wondering if any one can help i have annoying intermittent fault. i have the sat nav with the small 3 inch screen which displays radio cd ect. every so often the stereo will turn off the screen goes blank and 3 warning lights appear on dash board abs traction control and dsc i think...
  10. Water in F10 M5 bootwell around battery and electrics

    F10
    My F10 M5 is currently with the dealer due to 3 inches of water in the bootwell causing issues with the electrics to the powerstearing and at present they are talking £1500 to replace the affected modules and seem uncertain how the water is getting into the boot so could be hitting me with many...
  11. Vehicle Electrics - 101 - Batteries, Alternators and Testing

    Technical Guides for the E46
    Hello all, I'm an electronics guy, and I've just bought an elderly E46, I'm going to throw together some basic guides for multimeter fiddling with the E46, much of this can of course be carried over to many many vehicles, however the E46 is the vehicle I have in front of me. These guides...
  12. E61 Retractable Tow Bar Electrics

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Chose retractable towbar as option on new E61 in 2008. BIG mistake as the powered towing arm unit failed. Absolutely no help from Westfalia (who design and make for BMW) who won't even provide a wiring diagram and BMW agents who just say bring it in and we will fit a new one for £1200!!! It...
  13. E60 boot electrics - intermittent problems

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    After a few days of my left number plate light alarm sounding everytime I started the engine, I decided to change it. Opened the boot fully, the light was off, pulled boot approx to half closed position and the light came back on, I was holding the boot near the boot release button which has...
  14. 2007 325i, any techies or good with auto electrics

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Have just took in as a part ex a 2007 325 which is originally from Dublin, the clocks and odometer read in km's, what I want to try is to buy a mph cluster and replace the unit, I'm pretty sure it can't be switched to read imperial on the instrument stalk, does anyone have any experience...
  15. 2003 E46 320 Ci Window switches - difference?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I have searched and searched but i cannot seem to find the correct answer. In the e46 coupe 320, are both the OS and the NS (driver and passenger side respectively) window switches the same part? On REALOEM they are two different parts (61316902175 OS) and (61316902178 NS) On ebay, i can find a...
  16. Please help roof and clocks suddenly stopped working?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Please can anyone help? I was driving my BMW E93 330d convertible and suddenly the speedo and rev counter and fuel gauge etc just stopped working and lights on them went out too..... then checking everything else realised the roof does not work too? I have tried switching on and off the car a...
  17. 1997 E36 328i Touring - rear wiper has a mind of it's own

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi folks! My old wagon has just turned 20, so to celebrate it's having a party of electrical problems! The OBC was saying I had blown number plate bulbs, but they were fine. Then I turned the heated rear window on, the rear window did not heat up and the number plate lights to cut out, the...
  18. f11 towbar electrics

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Morning all, Just returned to owning a 5 series, fitted a bosul towbar yesterday and installed the westfalia dedicated electrics or atleast tried to. the wiring diagram doesn't match the wiring in the car, cant find the canbus wires need to tap on to or the switched power or brake wire in the...
  19. 2010 X3 towbar electrics

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    I have just got a 2010 X3, diesel automatic . I want to change the 7 pin socket on the tow bar for a 13 pin and associated electrics. This is for towing a caravan, sorry folks:) I'm thinking of getting this kit from towsure. 13-Pin Universal Towbar Wiring Kit (inc. Bypass Relay) - Universal...
  20. Bmw e92 no dash electrics!

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi, this is my first post, I recently purchased a e92 320i a couple of months ago and the other day the car started and drove no problem. But suddenly noticed there was no indicators, speedo, fuel gauge or obc, the next day everything was back to normal? Is this a common issue, has anyone...
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