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  1. Auto Electrical Forum
    My 1998 318is feels like it's intermittently pumping the abs while driving, steering wheel shakes when it does it. I opened the fuse box to see if I could remove the abs relay in order to isolate the problem and it seems that both the fuse and the relay are missing, is it in another location or...
  2. Auto Electrical Forum
    e36 A/C relays wiring with dryer Hi Guys, First of all sorry for my bad english :) After days of searching here is my last chance of solving this issue. I've got stuck with 5 wires not connected in my a/c retrofit on 318is 1994, the wires are 3x black/grey from dryer and 1x black/grey wire...
  3. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hello, Yesterday my 325i (2005) would crank but not remain idling. I worked through diagnostics and switched the fuel relay with the horn relay. It then cranked and idle for probably 15 secs and then stopped again. Further attempts yielded the original results. Did I just blow two relays...
  4. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hey everyone! I have a e46 320d 2004, which has decided to have a mind of its own! My car is starting to have trouble starting - however when it does decide to start, it works straight away. Symptoms: The car starts intermittently. I have noticed that when I hear the fuel pump "whirring"...
  5. Auto Electrical Forum
    iwill try to keep this short i just got this car from a friend for free it has been sitting for a while but ran prior to being parked. i went over the engine quick put a fresh battery in and checked for spark and what not i knew the gas was old but not a big deal. all the firing testing led me...
  6. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, I've posted on all sorts of forums and asked loads of times but i'll try one more time. When the temperature drops to between 7-4 deg C the fuel pump will not prime on turning on of the ignition so you have to keep turning on/off for ages until you eventually hear it prime, then the...
  7. Auto Electrical Forum
    Got one of these fabulous e90 2007 3 series 2.0d saloon great fantastic car................. yer right prefer my old e46 diesel cheaper to tax and to run. the central lockings playing up so want to change the relays myself. anybody done one yet looked over the net can't find anything its just I...
  8. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi everyone! Have noticed recently, that the fuel pump and Dme relays in the fuse box get extremely hot within minutes after the engine is running. The AC and aux fan relays also get hot a bit but not as much as the f/pump & Dme ones. Is this normal? If not, what's causing it? TIA
  9. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi all...anyone know what the 3 light green relays behind the glove box are and in what order? I know ones horn and ones pre supply pump. Iv got 1 then blank then 3 4. Thanks
  10. Auto Electrical Forum
    Is this a BMW part only, or is there a cheaper alternative out there at all? 2004 (54) 4.4i Green Relay.
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, I have the ABS light on, I bought 2 new relays. The problem is I cannot find the relays in my car at all. I've had the car apart but still no joy. Any ideas would be very welcome. Cheers
  12. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi All, BMW 320 TOURING SPORT 05 PLATE. Any idea what relay does what in this car? There are 5 of them in total above the fuse box, 3 pale blue colour, one Red, and one sky blue which is positioned on its own lower than the other 4. Anybody with any info please help! Thank you
  13. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi All, I own a BMW E46 Touring on an 05 plate, i have a rear tailgate issue, the glass does not open with the micro switch positioned in the back, attached to the rear wiper housing! I have put a new micro switch on still no joy! I have been told that the Relay is faulty! Any idea which relay...
  14. Auto Electrical Forum
    right guys my central locking as been doing my head in for a while now so decided to buy 2 relays to repair the gm5 module,has anyone one else had or got this trouble
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all, My ABS light has been intermittent mostly for quite some time, but lately it's been on pretty much all of the time. After doing some searches, I've read that the ABS pump relay tends to fail (mine is a '97 plate), and so decided that I would change both the red and gray relays as it's...
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Help! I know the relays, 6 of 'em, are somewhere in the glovebox, but where? I know where the fuses are. Are they behind them or should I remove the dropdown part of the glovebox? Any help?
  17. Auto Electrical Forum
    The A/C on my 1997 BMW 523i has stopped working (is blowing only warm air despite having been recharged) and my BMW main dealer told me the ‘pusher fan’ has packed up and needs replacing. True that the fan does not run when the A/C button is pressed with the engine running so he could have been...
  18. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Does anyone have a diagram of which relays are for what like the fuse locations on the fuse box lid?