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  1. Just bought a second hand E60 with gremlins

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi, just got hold of a 03 E60 with a few problems, hope you can shed some light on them. Bad reception from the radio, especially when the rear heated window is on. My car has the shark fin antenna if it helps. When at high revs, the interior lights, electrical stuff and Idrive turns off...
  2. Electrical gremlins? E61

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Drove to work in my 2008 touring on Monday, all was fine when I got there it wouldn't lock from the key fob, I thought no problem just a flat battery, then when I drove home the sat nav screen was blank and the auto door lock and indicator flashing 3 times when just flicked had stopped working...
  3. E39 525d - Electrical gremlins

    Auto Electrical Forum
    My car has decided over the weekend that I am not looking after it and some electrical gremlins have appeared again. The CD player, clock display and dashboard indicators stop working for a while then start again. Had a new ignition switch fitted a few months ago after they did the same and all...
  4. 1999 E38 750 electric gremlins, not ignition switch.

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    I have had long running electric problems with this car and it is in "Engine Limp Mode" and "Transmission Limp Mode". I cannot thank "TheEnd" enough for his help and suggestions sorting it out. PA Soft kept dropping the connection and I was going spare. The radio came and went. The heater the...
  5. bmw e39 electrical gremlins- please help!!

    Auto Electrical Forum
    hi guys,im new to this site but i have a problem that is doing my head in! i bought a lovely bmw e39 530d sport touring last saturday to replace my pain in the ass volvo v50. its superb and everything i hoped it would be and has run faultlessly all this week until tonight...... i was driving...
  6. Electrical gremlins E60 535

    Introductions
    Hi Guys Recently I have noticed some gremlins in my car. PDC fails and then fixes itself. Left reverse light fails and then automatically comes back to life. I get warning for heating coil . Any idea where the problem is? Much appreciated
  7. bmw 330ci electrical gremlins now car wont start.help needed

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi everyone got in my car and pic of car on dash showing rear lights not working .checked they were fine,2 days later indicator tic toc on dash not lighting or sounding,wing mirror not working.disconnected battery overnight reconnected windows, wipers, stereo ,not working car started,checked...
  8. Electric gremlins. No indicator internal lights,no clock on radio unit, no multistack cd operation

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Morning all. Just bought a 530d touring high mileage 191k but drives lovely . Problem is there seems to electric gremlins which are getting worse by the day. Firstly no clock in radio,no indicator,fog light,high beam dash lights on but all work. Indicator tick rock noise not evident . Cd...
  9. Electrical gremlins have struck

    Introductions
    I have owned our 330 ci petrol convertible for almost a year and it has been a joy to drive. Recently the Gremlins have struck and I am incurring weird fualts. Commencing with no blower we have now progressed to the soft top not converting, Unable to go topless, I can hear a clicking from the...
  10. Electrical Gremlins............

    Auto Electrical Forum
    I bought my 2000 E46 in June 2011 and it's without doubt the worst car i've ever owned! I've replaced the boot wiring as i had no lights at the back of the car whatsoever. Changed the FSU for a supposedly upgraded aftermarket one which didn't last long and also melted my wiring so had to...
  11. newbie 318i touring 03 plate new owner, various electrical gremlins and oil question

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hey there Guys, I am 1 week in to being a beemer owner, and after a long long stream of VAG cars I am loving it, I have a few issues that are prob common but I cant find the answers in search 1, the airbag light is on but I have narrowed this down to the passenger sensor in the passenger seat...
  12. 1991 850 electrical gremlins

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Hi all, I'm new to this forum. My side windows close automatically 5 sec after I open them, same with the sunroof. Also when I open the doors with the key or remote it locks itself within a sec. Any suggestions where I should start looking would be appreciated. Cheers! /p
  13. 1990 840ci - Proud new owner - couple of gremlins...

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Hi All Proud owner of a showroom-ish 1997 840Ci in British Racing Green. Great looker - the first I saw with a tan interior (hated the grey or black). Sports pack, BBS split rims, sun roof. 93k on clock. Overall, very pleased - but wondering about a few little gremlins - can anyone speculate as...
  14. Cold weather gremlins...

    General BMW Discussions
    Well, last few days have been coldest yet where i live with some frost, and the damp weather gremlins have targeted my E34. So far, my car has started stalling when i dip the clutch (starts up fine again though), and also my drivers door lock won't operate off the keyfob so when operating the...
  15. 1998 E36 328i - few gremlins...

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi, Recently bought a 328i Sport and I'm having a few little niggly faults. First of all the ASC system. No light on the dashboard. At all, upon start up, when the button is pressed etc etc. If I get in the car, start and drive, without touching the ASC button, All is well Until I try to...
  16. 1997 E39 528i - Electrical Gremlins ?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Please help is this normal when I start the car in the mornings the windows, windscreen wipers, radio do not work for about 30 seconds and then all is ok could yis be a self diagnostic or do I have a problem Thank You in advance for any help
  17. 2001 E46 320d - Indicator and side light gremlins

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hello All, About two weeks ago my rear nearside indicator went out, and before I could replace the bulb the offside rear side light went out, but I noticed that when I switched off the engine and set off on a journey the indicator would be Ok until I used it the first time it would come on then...
  18. 1998 E36 328i, Alarm Gremlins

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all, my son has just rang me to say, his 328 sport has decided not to unlock on the remote. It will unlock on the key, but then sounds the alarm, and flashes the indicators when the door is opened.The car will start though, but still sounds the alarm etc. Can anyone point me in the right...
  19. 2001 E39 523i - Ive got Gremlins

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Ever since my rear indicator bulb blew 2 weeks ago ive had things go wrong. I was indicating at a junction when suddenly the ticker started ticking rapidly,after i got home i checked and the rear indicator had blew. Since replacing the indicator bulb every so often my Boot wont release unless i...
  20. 2000 E46 323ci on going steering gremlins, not what i thought. video

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Well got home at 340 and rushed like mad to get the car in the air and take both under engine trays off so that i could get access to the steering couplin! Expecting to see the rubber bush with loads of play! well i did not, all looks fine and quite new-ish! but in stead was faced with the...
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