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  1. e46 316ti es rear wiper noise when engine starts

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys I am having issues with my rear wipers. When I activate them, they do not rotate, instead it makes a loud grinding noise for about 8-10 secs but no movement. This noise in the rear wipers also occurs every time I turn the engine on. Any ideas what could be causing this? Sounds like an...
  2. Upgrade NBT Head unit on 316s ES 2013

    The I Section- I-drive, I-pods and I-phones
    hi ive just got my first ever bimmer and i love it but i believe its a bog standard audio ie: no navigation no combox in the boot it does have bluetooth phone and the usb and aux in the armrest. But i am wanting to upgrade to navigation and also keep my dab. plesase could someone help in what i...
  3. BMW E39 520i ES SE 2.2 Auto Silver 2002

    BMW Cars for Sale
    FOR SALE BMW E39 520i ES SE 2.2 Auto Silver 2002 MOT end of July Recent fluid and filter service 142000 but will increase as used A few chips and marks with surface rust on boot lock. Drives perfectly, auto and steptronic gear box smooth and responsive. All advisory work done from last mot...
  4. F21 114i ES 3-door Sports hatch (2013) - parking light replacement

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    I'm getting an alert "Parking Light Failure". The light that has failed is a small bulb on the left side - circled in red in the attached picture. I've looked at the BMW catalogue ( but I haven't been able to work out which product I need. Can anyone help with the product number...
  5. BMW 320d ES E46 Rear end swerving

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi All I Have a BMW 320D ES E46 2003.It has done 84k on the clock. I Have had this car for nearly 2 years now the only problem i have had was with the rear tyres wearing out after 3-4 months i had the 4 wheel tracking done and the cambers re aligned that sorted out that problem. On the 5th...
  6. High pitched Whining sound ...BMW 316ti ES 2004 petrol manual

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, I have a 2004 BMW 316ti compact that runs well but has this high pitched whine which only manifests itself once the car has warmed up...usually 10 or so mins after start up.The whine is there when idling and goes away when the revs are increased..also it is their whilst driving but as...
  7. Help wiring after market remote locking to e46 320 d ES

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi my 320d ES basic spec doesn't come with remote locking as standard so bought a Hawk HA 008 kit. I'm having issues finding the correct wires to connect my central locking wires to. I am unable to get NEW WDS working on my laptop so I'm going off diagrams and pin locations from general Google...
  8. 318D ES Trailer light fuse

    General BMW Discussions
    Help, 10 pm Friday, just loaded my trailer for delivery to Tatton Park 9 am Saturday morning, no lights, indicators, brakelights, nothing. Is there a fuse I could look at , please ?
  9. E91 ES touring Alloy Wheel - Tyres

    Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    Hi All, I am new to forum. Saw various posts regarding allow wheel tyres & couldn't find any solution . I have bought the car few months back & the alloy wheel was 19 inch DRC model custom not a standard one. Tyres was budget tyres . I need to replace couple of tyres on the driver side (...
  10. E90 2.0 320d ES 4dr - Which car battery?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi I require the above replacement for my BMW, could someone kindly help? I believe theres a difference if the car has stop and start function, which it does. Also, what is the difference between a black and white battery?
  11. 320D ES TOURING 2004 - main beam tell tale light not working

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello, I'm new to this site and have looked through a couple of threads and googled on other websites too but it seems like as soon as the person fixes their problem they wont give the answer to how they did it :P So my problem is the blue tell tale light on the dashboard that wont switch on...
  12. 318d es

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I have just purchased a February 2012 model, can anyone please explain why the Motor tax is £130 on this and only £30 on the 2011 model ? Thanks
  13. 318 D Es February 2012 model just purchased

    Greetings from a new member here from Preston, Lancs. Can you help, please ? I have just purchased the above model for collection Thursday 8th, looks superb. Can anyone on here explain the difference between this model and the previous 2011 model, especially the CO2 emissions which push the...
  14. Thinking of getting a 116i ES

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Can anyone advise anything I need to look out for if considering getting a 116i ES? Are the seats comfy on long drives? Can you disable the Start-Stop feature? Do you have any issues in hilly areas and in Winter with it being RWD or do you switch to winter tyres? Are there any known issues...
  15. bmw318i ES e46 petrol (2003) - run out of oil

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hello guys i need a bit of help.. just bought mine first e46, all looked good, but i didn't checked the oil level... So ended up stopped on motorway after travelling ¬200+ miles, the oil dipstick was dry then... no lights showed up. nothing, just stopped. Then I went to petrol station, bought...
  16. bmw318i ES e36 petrol - run out of oil

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    please delete thread
  17. 2006 55 plate E46 318ci es radio relocation kit.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello every one, As above, i have been looking to buy a relocation kit to install a Double Din android stereo in the car, but cant seem to find the right one. Below is a picture of my stereo and center console layout, but as i say, i cant find the correct kit to relocate the heater and fn...
  18. Bmw 320d es e46 touring no power issue

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi hope someone can shed some light on my problem lol,ive the above vehicle and it doesn't smoke/use oil/rattle etc its just slow as hell as if turbocharger isn't working,ive ran it with maf unplugged,no difference,map sensor unplugged,no difference,fault codes are a glow plug out and a P1286...
  19. 316ti ES Compact New Owner

    I have just got myself a 2004 316ti ES and I am hoping for some advice on here. I've had a look around the forum but I can't find any info on timing chain replacement. I was told by a mechanic friend to get it changed asap if there was no record of it in the service manual within the last 40-50k...
  20. BMW 318i ES - Blue Smoke, Engine Light & No Power - Piston Valve Seals ?

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi all, I have a 2006 Petrol Saloon, BMW 318i ES (Manual). It has several problems and I believe they are all related (but they could separate;) i) When the car is hot (not on startup) - excessive blue smoke comes out of the exhaust – clearly burning oil. ii) The other day while driving...