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  1. Boot handle release not working

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi All, I know this has been covered a few times one way or another, and ive looked into all the previous posts I could find, but they either done seem to apply, or any visuals have been removed. I’ve had a problem with the rubber boot release handle for about 5 years now and its finally...
  2. CIC Premium map update (West) 2019-2 release date?

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Does anyone know when the next premium map update for CIC nav is (which as alluded in the title will be 2019-2)?
  3. Bonnet release doesn’t pop

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Today my bonnet release level suddenly stopped working. The lever moves as it should, and the cable is attached. But nothing happens once I pull it. The bonnet doesn’t pop. How do I open the bonnet to figure out what’s wrong? I’ve read many threads where the bonnet pops and then the secondary...
  4. E46 Key to open (release) boot

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Just wondering is this an option or do I have a fault? Have the car 9 years but always assumed this was an option and the button on the key was redundant. Just sanity checking - Am I right? Or is it just not working? Sent from my ONEPLUS A3003 using Tapatalk
  5. F11 Boot Release Broken / How to open from the inside?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi Guys I'm not having much luck at the moment with the F11 (2013)! As well as the rear suspension air bags or compressor playing up again (after only a few months)... now the rear tailgate boot release has stopped working!! Grrrrr! So if anyone can offer some help (I have searched) on how to...
  6. Hood release handle broken?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Today, I opened the hood, and probably broken that release handle in the cabin (not sure how to call it - this in the picture - ). I heard cracking noise. The hood opened, but the plastic release handle looks like broken - very loose. Checked the cable, looks...
  7. 2012 BMW 320d F30 – Flapping sound and air release after turning off engine

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, I have a BMW 320d F30 manual and when I switch off my car engine I get a strange sound for about 5seconds like a fan / flapping sound and then a release of air. Please see video of sound that someone else posted on you tube: Anyone have ideas...
  8. 2012 F21 116i M - Making the Turbo hissing sound after release of throttle louder?

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi everyone, This is my first post and I hope I dont p*ss anyone off with my lack of knowledge on the topic :). So I have driven my 1er for around a year now, and have noticed that in sport/sport+ when producing a good amount of revs and releasing the throttle, there is a "dump valve" sort of...
  9. 2001 E46 330ci Boot Release Button & Parking Sensors Not Working..

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, first post so here goes. I recently bought a 2001 E46 330ci, the boot release worked when I test drove the car but when I picked the car up the dealer said he had to do a workaround to get the number plate light to work and that stopped the boot release from working, I can only unlock the...
  10. Bootlid release switch removal - why can't I do it?!

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi, my boot opens from all points (switch on dash and key fob) except the switch on the lid the obvious thing to do is take it out and have a poke about...but I can't get to it! I have removed the interior trim on the lid but got nowhere. The switch is mounted in the centre of the...
  11. Slight Pressure release Sound from Expansion tank after 12 hours Parked.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Guys..... Was just checking the coolant level this morning in my 330 ci sport and noticed a slight pressure release sound when removing the expansion tank lid. The engine was cold after being parked up for just over 12 hours. Is this to be expected ? Thanks for any responses.
  12. 1999 323ci Boot loom 8 broken wires - Reverse, boot release and boot interior lamps fix

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Here is an image of my boot wiring loom once I opened it I found that 8 wires needed repairing. I was having problems with the following issues.. No reverse lamps No interior boot lamps Boot release not working correctly I fixed all the wires using crimp terminals from maplins.
  13. Where is my manual boot release

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    After giving myself a bit of a headache disconnecting the battery and closing the boot on my 330D saloon I realised im quite open to the electric boot/trunk release failing one day and my belongings being stuck in the boot, not ideal if im at an airport trying to get my luggage out or something...
  14. 2011 F10 520d Manual handbrake release.

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi, I am possibly looking at purchasing a 520d which has a couple of issues. One problem is the dash lights don’t come on when the ignition is switched on. This means the electronic handbrake will not disengage by pressing the button. I am told that it will illuminate and the button will work...
  15. Plz help clutch release bearing or dmf?

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi new to this swapped my 530d e39 for a e46 320d fair enough prob a bad move :weary: but how and ever iv a full e46 320d with just the clutch that's bad no other problems atal for parts so here it goes I started to notice a noise coming from the gearbox when clutch pedal is pressed like a...
  16. Seat tilt release mechanism help

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I wander if the tilt release mechanism can be transferred from an early style seat to the late style seats. I bought the front seats from a 96' sedan and wish to install them in a 94' convertible. The seats on the convertible are the old style and I don't think the skins on the backrest of the...
  17. Boot release stopped working after smd light installed

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi i have a 2005 320CD. I fitted a smd bulb into the number plate holder and as i did it sparked. After this the boot release handle stopped working. It was working before. I checked the fuses and they are all ok. Im not sure what to do next.
  18. im new and need help with boot release

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I have just bought a 2004 e60 530d 4 door saloon a couple of issue when i bought it included a broken boot barrel lock, the boot can only be open on the key another problem was it needs a new battery, my problem i removed the battery and closed the boot, i bought a replacement battery went to...
  19. 2010 320d boot release

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi folks, my 2010 320d today has decided that the boot is open (it's not) so it keeps tellng me it's open and when I go to open and close it, it won't open. So now I have no way of opening the boot! I have no switch in the glove box, no button near the bonnet release and no keyhole near the...
  20. 2016 BMW 7 Series Release Date

    General BMW Discussions
    2016 BMW 7 Series Release Date, Price, Photos, Specs & Review