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  1. General BMW Discussions
    Hey We have an E85 Z4 and I am trying to change the pads but the brake pistons will not retract fully to allow the new pads to go on. Both sides go back the exact same amount and then just stop, no amount of force is getting them back anymore. See attached image. I have the master cylinder...
  2. General BMW Discussions
    Hello, Wonder if anyone can shed some light on this. I was getting my 525d washed and my key fell in the puddle of water, don’t know how long it was there for as I didn’t realise, my all four windows came down themselves, after a little while I found the key in water. Tried drying it and then...
  3. Auto Electrical Forum
    Not BMW, but there seem to be some knowledgeable folk on here, so here goes:- I need to replace the ignition switch with one of these switch and push button units:- switch_front.jpg I need to wire in the switch and push button in the image to the four cables from the back of the ignition...
  4. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi All, I'm trying to fit a push button horn as have an aftermarket steering wheel on e46 compact, and looking for a little guidance in the form of the following two questions, if anybody knows: 1. The wiring kit that the button came with doesn't have any cables that have the little block...
  5. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I often have to juggle the 3 family cars around on the drive. Is there a way of shifting the auto box from P to N and back again without having to start the engine to enable the foot brake? Thanks. I've owned the lovely car for 2 months now and there have been umpteen occasions when I've had to...
  6. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    One thing I overlooked when buying my car was getting it in the garage. It's the garage door frame that is tight but once past that I have plenty of room. I haven't got electric folding mirrors so just wanted to kow if they will push in manually? I couldn't find it via a search on here. Mainly...
  7. Items WANTED - Post any wanted adverts in here
    Hi, I have looked everywhere for Push Fit Rear Mud Flap Clips. My main dealer in Ash Vale (Barons) do not have them any longer. Anyone know where these can be found. Breakers don't have them, eBay does not either. Thanks
  8. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Ok so I went to start the car today it's an e90 320i 06. Put the key in pushed the button and nothing apart from click click. I was on a hill and was able to bump start it. I've noticed in the fuse box in the glove box when I push the start button a click noise coming from a replay or fuse...
  9. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I have a 6 speed manual e92 320d 2008. I have had it for 2 1/2 years and it has had intermittent staring issues from day one. I get into the car insert the key and press the start button. Usually the car will fire up just fine but occasionally it take two or three tries. I have recently had a...
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    191992 e36 320i - car won't shift out of first gear when accelerator is push ... Hey guys, I'm new to the forum and fairly new to e36's so go easy on me. I went to merge onto the freeway from a stop, so I put the accelerator to the floor but the car wouldn't shift into second, it just stayed...
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi people This is my first post after having read the forum for months so here goes. A couple of months ago the car went into limp mode(140K on the clock) so popped it into a garage and they replaced the small diameter vacuum pipes that looked corroded and things seemed OK. When it started to...
  12. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi guys i have wired up a push button start (havnt tested it yet )...but want to know how to a wire a switch for the ACC , i have a thick red and thick green wire .. do i run one wire from each of those to a switch ? i have tried the purple but that just gives the mileage and air bag light. The...
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi guys i have a bought a push button start kit known as the "VR" type TO GO ON A 325TDS E36 1998... i need help with wiring the main relay box to the ignition switch .... please help asap ill add a photo of the instrucions and diagram for the start button. PLEASE HELP ASAP NEEDED QUICKLY
  14. General BMW Discussions
    Hi guys, I am trying to fit my 1998 535i with push start button and I've got a problem with wiring. Illumination or feed to relay isn't a problem. problem is with cables going out of ignition switch ... which ones to connect to push button ? Which pins are responsible for starter activation ...
  15. Introductions
    alright everyone, come across the site sems like its going to be handy for all technical aspects aswell as buying and selling parts, bought a 318i convertible about 2 years ago, had about 4 other projects at the same time so its pretty much sat up until last couple of months, just had it mot'd...
  16. Auto Electrical Forum
    Is it possible that push fit coils can move and lose contact with spark plugs and cause erratic misfire problems? Thanks Are
  17. General BMW Discussions
    hi im looking at a e60 for my wife its a 2007 525i m sport, ive had the 525 d on a 55 and after selling that a while back im missing the comfort of it i need another one but not the swirl flap issues and so on, ive spoken to a seller and asked loads of questions , one thing is he has only one...
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