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  1. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    HI, The rear screen washer on my E61 has stopped working. With the tailgate open I can see the washer fluid escaping down the left hand side of the door. So the switch is activating the washer pump but it looks as if the hose has come free from the washer jet. Trouble is the jet is in the...
  2. Technical Guides for the BMW X Series
    Hi all I have a 2008 3 litre diesel x5 and would love some help. My engine is making a whirring noise if I squeeze the vacuum hose coming out of the erg valve it stops. Does that mean I need to replace the erg valve? Or is the problem at the other end of the vacuum hose? Many thanks Adrian
  3. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello all, I have a 2000 E39 528i pre facelift. To be fair it's been parked up for a week but I usually use it on my days off work which I work 4 on 4 off. My key fob battery has died which was fine before not that it should matter as I've used the spare key before with a dead key...
  4. General BMW Discussions
    Hi all, am looking to buy a 2010 F11 530d with 103,000 miles on the clock. On arrival, the first thing I noticed was that the car was completely on its rear offside tyre (right hand side when looking at boot), and the car was a little bit sunk down on the rear nearside tyre. Immediately after...
  5. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Just an FYI post here.... When I got my car two years ago I found that the radio would cut in and out for a minute or two on start. Also, I never realised that I should have been able to connect my phone over bluetooth. I just assumed it didn't have that feature. After some research I found...
  6. General BMW Discussions
    Hi All I needed new lower control arms on my E46 Touring & I'm replacing the rest of the front suspension bits at the same time. After a fair bit of researching peoples feedback on quality of different brands, and trying to balance keeping costs reasonable with using good quality parts from...
  7. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    On my 2006 E91 320d diagnostics are showing a faulty Flow Control Valve (4302). Does anyone have any experience of this fault? What are they symptoms (other than a fault code)? How easy is it to replace? tia. Toby
  8. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Factory Xenon lights, thoughts appreciated... Both lights have become, at best, intermittent and mostly not working at all. Switching off/on can make one fire up but both working is a distant memory. I don't have a good one to swap bits with. Obviously, I can just buy two ballasts and two...
  9. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi guys, long time no post, just bought an E90 2.0d - Rear brake got so hot on way home you could steam water on the alloy itself - Limped home using puddles to cool along the way, that issue has been fixed this morning, was a stuck piston - Vehicle also went dead upon reaching my home address...
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    My car (2nd hand) came with the OEM Bluetooth option (inc. phone cradle) but I've never had Bluetooth working. I tried to short pins 1 & 17 of the connector without luck: no BT message on the radio unit, nothing to pair with on the phones. I suspect the BT unit may be faulty, but before trying...
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello, I got an E46 318i automatic last week and when I plugged in an Autel DiagLink (with BMW plugin) I got the following codes: 279C DME output stage, thermostat, map cooling 5E1 A - ABS-DSC CAN data error from DME/DDE (DSC lamp on until ignition reset) 20 IHKA AUC heating D7 KOMBI tank...
  12. General BMW Discussions
    Hi all. Recently my airbag light on cluster came on. then it was interior lights randomly going on while driving but no indication that a door is open. I removed the bulbs as they were annoying. next was radio controls on steering wheel just gave up. then the lights on the steering wheel. Now...
  13. Introductions
    Hi all. Recently my airbag light on cluster came on. then it was interior lights randomly going on while driving but no indication that a door is open. I removed the bulbs as they were annoying. next was radio controls on steering wheel just gave up. then the lights on the steering wheel. Now...
  14. General BMW Discussions
    Hi guys. I've had an aircon recharge 3 weeks ago or so and during the first two weeks it was blowing cool air as normal. Today I've noticed that when I set my aircon to 18 degrees, it flows a somewhat warmish-cool (I think I've created a new word!) air. In other words it is definitely not 18...
  15. E61
    Hi, I have an issue with 2 modules within my BMW airbag system that causes an airbag light and associated warnings. i had the codes read and the sensor vehicle centre (by handbrake) and the sensor b-pillar right (door post) will not communicate. So now i purchased 2 very cheap modules from ebay...
  16. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Got an E61s 2005 with ccc Idrive with satnav and Bluetooth, the radio can’t find any stations it just goes through a search cycle, there’s no sound from the speakers for any radio Bluetooth or bongs and the satnav doesn’t work but this may be a different fault. I have checked with a bmw...
  17. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I have a 2007 320D that I've had in my garage for 6 months since I got a company car. I had the battery disconnected and gave it a top up with an external charger every month. Since I'm moving house and will lose the garage, I need to get it MOT'd and sold. I reconnected the battery and the car...
  18. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi Has anyone else had a fuel gauge that won't show full even when the tank is full... Mine did show full but now when I fill up it only goes to 2 notches from full. Tank was brimmed yesterday and has done approx 20 miles since...the hidden menu shows left side on 27.7 ltrs and the right side...
  19. General BMW Discussions
    just purchased E46 320ci and after driving a few miles two warning lights show on dash and looking on another site looks like both together are an ABS fault but when the light come on the car drops in power like limp mode, stop the car and start it lights go off then same happens in a few miles...
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