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  1. 2015 F20 120i - intermittent false warnings on central display

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Over the last few months I have experienced numerous irregular warnings for a fault in the lighting system; the warning shows on the central display for a few seconds and then stops. When I check the condition of all lights they are fine. On two occasions, when the outside temp was close to...
  2. 2007 E90 320d - Issue with false coolant temp, engine fan on full

    Technical Guides for the E90, E91, E92, E93, F30.
    Hi All, I am new to this forum, and reasonably new to owning a BMW. I recently came across a problem where suddenly my engine overheat warning light came on orange and then straight to red, and of course, i was put in to limp mode. Luckily I was only a few hundred metres from home, so got the...
  3. 2017 G31 side parking sensor false alarms and emergency braking being setting off

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi all, two issues to describe, this is the second of two (to keep the issues separate), as, regrettably has been my experience over the years, service dept yet to find an issue, so interested in thoughts here. 4 weeks old, <500 miles on the clock Car has front and rear side parking sensors...
  4. E90 330d step-auto false neutral

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi All - I'm new to the board and new to BMWs - hoping for a bit of help about a car I'm considering. 2010 330d Touring step-auto I was testing it and when I put the shift lever to the left into what I assume was step mode - I suddenly found myself without drive - engine revving. Slipped it back...
  5. F31 330d Xdrive 2013 (FCW) and Autobrake False Activation

    General BMW Discussions
    In the last two months in three separate incidents the Forward-collision warning (FCW) has activated falsely on clear traffic free roads at 20-60 mph. The red warning icon appears in the dashboard control window and the brakes are sharply applied for 2-3 seconds. The incidents are alarming and...
  6. true of false not much difference 320 323 328

    General BMW Discussions
    i have read a few times that there is not much difference between the petrol E46 320 323 328 when driving around town as the smaller engines have to push harder, however if you look at stats on parkers and auto trader there is like 10mpg difference between them, i've had a 323ci and i could do...
  7. 645Ci False Fault Messages

    Does anyone have any idea why my 2004 645Ci frequently gives me incorrect fault messages. It drives perfectly most of the time but it will suddenly Bing Bong and inform me that the active steering has failed, the transmission has failed, it is not charging, I have a puncture, the engine is...
  8. 1996 e39 528i se false alarms

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Just started getting regular false alarms from the car, have done the double press on the key that disables the interior sensor and the tilt sensor and this stops the false alarms, I have the old rf sensor in the roof and am wondering if there is a way of testing the roof sensor and the tilt...
  9. Ouch, not declaring his points was definitely false economy!

    BFuk Open Topic
    Half of me feels sorry for the guy but the other half thinks it serves him right for trying to save a few ££ on insuring a very expensive car, a bit like the people that spend a fortune modifying their rides and then tell the insurance company it's still a 1300cc shopping trolley! BMW M3...
  10. verts vs coupes handling true or false?

    BFuk Open Topic
    Basicly i was having a descussion at work with colleagues. My car has 255/35/18 rear and 225/40/18 front My mums e46 M3 vert has .. 295/20/20 rear and 255/30/20 front the guys at work recon my car will do the M3 round the corners as mines a coupe. the recon the vert will be all over the...
  11. 1997 E36 318 Help :( true or false?

    Turbocharging your BMW
    I've a e36 318i cab and I'm wanting to turbo it,I've been told I can bolt the kit on and I won't need to do anything else apart from turn the ignition on then off then on and it should of set it's self up? I've no clue about electrics but ok with fitting the turbo,any help would be great...
  12. 2004 E46 316 - False Tail warning light failure.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Need some help guys. When I turn the ignition on I get a drivers side tail warning light failure on the dash.If I turn the lights on this warning light goes out after a couple of seconds.I have checked all the bulbs and all working OK but I get this warning light every time I turn the ignition...
  13. 1996 E36 M3 Evo - brake circuit false warning??? (FIXED)

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Anyone any ideas why the obd is telling me my brake light circuit has a problem but the brake lights are working fine. turn the car off and start it its fine for 5 mins then the message comes back again!!!:mad PS it a 96 M3 evo!!