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  1. E60 cold start help

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi guys , need some help with my 525d e60. It's a 2006 and have recently been struggling to start in the cold, the car will just sit there turning over but not starting , eventually leading to a flat battery. On the occasions it does start it smokes white for a few mins and then goes normal. I...
  2. X5 E53 3.0D glow plug starting problem

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi, I've checked out the forum for information on my problem, but didn't find anything about my issue. Right, one morning i went to start my E53 and it took about a minute( it usually starts in the first few seconds), the next morning it would no start, so I called green flag, they got there at...
  3. 2008 e61 520D - Glow plug fault on Carly app

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi, I used the Carly app to check a car I've bough recently and I get. 004A6E Glow plug cylinder 1, control 004A5E Glow plug cylinder 2, control 004D03 - 0041BA Exhaust back pressure sensor Since after speaking with a friend, he mentioned that the control unit isn't used in warm weather...
  4. N57 glow plugs

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi Can anyone tell me the part numbers for the glow plugs and the glow plug controller on my 2010 325d N57 please, im struggling to find a definitive answer online. Cheers
  5. fixing the dreaded filter oil leak and glow plugs

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, I just did one of those "while you're in there" moments and thought that it might be useful to report back. Most of the information comes from here, but not all together, so it may help others to see what worked and what to avoid. Car is a 2009 320D with N47 engine. N° 1 on the things to...
  6. Glow plugs?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    When the weather is quite cold the engine doesn't start properly - I've uploaded it onto YouTube and would be grateful if anyone could help? If it is glow plugs is that something easily fixed (i.e. could I, a woman with pretty much zero mechanical expertise do it?) Video...
  7. 325d e91 -09, strange glow plug errors (control )

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hey, So im starting to become an expert in removing the intake manifold.... 2 month ago Carly said 6 plugs were broken (4212,4222,4232,4242,4252 and 4262) Looked around on this forum and found the answer quite quickly, ordered new plugs + module and changed. ONE start later and carly said 3...
  8. E46 330d regen and glow plug issues

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi everyone been sorting my e46 since I got it in December. Swirl flap and egr+ cooler delete, new thermostat and vortex breather. Car is now running better and mpg has gone up. I have read the codes and I have the glow plug control unit and 5 glow plug errors, I've got to take the manifold back...
  9. M47 glow plug issue.

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi, E60 520d M47n I was getting permanent faults on plugs 2&4 and intermittent fault on no.1 I replaced all 4 plugs(beru) but now have a hard fault on no.1. Lumpy cold starts again. Since no.1 is accessible without removing manifold I was able to check resistance and it is in spec with another...
  10. N57 F10 glow plug problem

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all. Getting this fault with ista Preheating control unit, output stage, cylinder 2, faulty Is this likely to be a glow plug or control unit ? Engine is an N57. Thanks
  11. E90/1 320d M47N2 Glow Plug Module

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    After doing the glow plugs last month it was time to change the glow plug module/relay on my 2005 E91 320d M47N2. After the usual forum and YouTube studying I was dreading getting the plugs off the module - access is very limited... and annoyingly there were lots of videos/photos of other...
  12. Glow Plugs - Do they need changed?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    The glow plug control unit and glow plugs are throwing up a fault on me 2008 Diesel E90. I rang an indy garage and they advised they don't need changed as they're never used, hence the fault code. They're only used in temperatures of -16C. Is this true? Can I get away with not changing them?
  13. Glow Plug Control Unit - do they differ for the same model?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi Guys. I have been shopping around for a glow plug controller unit. Unfortunately they've not been available at the local car parts shop and also unable to find it on ECP. I have managed to purchase one from Amazon but something tells me it might not be the right one. The one I purchased...
  14. BMW e91 330d 2006 Glow plug relay ticking with video clip

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hello guys. I hope to get some help with my Relay. No one in Norway have experienced the same noise as I am having. Some times when I have been driving for 20+ minutes my relay starts to click fast and very high noise. If I stop the car, It will stop. And If I start it again no sound. What I...
  15. 330d Loss of boost after glow plug change

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hey guys and girls, I was just looking for some help with my car, basically the car was running absolutely perfect but was throwing up glow plug and control unit codes so I thought I'd give it a bit of a going over and bought new plugs, unit and also thought while the manifold was off I'd...
  16. 2012 A120d (auto) GLOW PLUG LIGHT

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    I have only had this car for a week, it is my first BMW and diesel so I am a complete novice. Does the glow plug light always come on when the ignition is switched on or does it only illuminate when the weather is cold as I have not seen this light. Apologies if this seems a pathetic question...
  17. E91 330d N57 glow plugs

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Who sells the cheapest Bosch glow plugs and controllers these days? Has anyone used the BERU controller here. Any problems or do they work OK? (BMW mentin BERU in their parts list so I assume they are OEM fit). I've got 4A74 & 4A79 error codes. Anyone familiar with these?
  18. 4232 glow plug cylinder 3 and dpf

    General BMW Discussions
    So I have researched plenty and come to the conclusion that I should sort the glow plug cylinder 3 for the car dpf to regenerate. I also have the 480a, 481a and 4d00 errors. Dpf light appears after 15 mins of driving and has done for the past few months. Tried forte, few drives on motorway but...
  19. Glow plug

    General BMW Discussions
    Desperately need some help. Mechanic has just snapped a glow plug. Any advice for removal would be greatful. 330d 2012
  20. How to repair glow plug control module (relay)

    BMW Guides and How To's
    Hi guys! Recently I had problems with my E87 2007 120D showing error on all four glow plugs in INPA. First thing I tried was removing all of the glow plugs and measuring their resistance. There are lots of videos on how to measure if a glow plug is good. After checking the resistance it turned...