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  1. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Afternoon all, I've had look through the forums and lots of similar stuff, but nothing I can quite match. I've had an ECL on for a year or so, relating to 4501 error. This has given some dpf regen issues which I've managed by manually regenerating via Carly, when required. This morning, out...
  2. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I've owned my E60 for about 9 months now and since day 1 I've had a pass restraints fault - airbag and seatbelt light on. Driving me insane so I'm after some advice. 2004 E50 530D Auto Carly is showing a few faults: Advanced Crash and Safety Management: Satellite front left door Coding...
  3. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi Guys, I recently bought an X5 understanding that the stereo "just does't work", and thinking that it would be something simple, or at worst a new head unit. I am pretty competent mechanically and electrically, but don't have enough system knowledge to take this any further, so I'm turning...
  4. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi Guys! first post on here so go easy on me picked up a used late 2005 e60 525d today, 6 speed manual, FSH and 78k on the clocks, the car is nigh on immaculate inside and out, however when driving it this afternoon on its first proper drive it seems to completely lack power to the point that...
  5. BMW 4 Series - Tech Talk F32,F33,F36,F82,F83
    Hi all, I'm having real issues with the auto boot on my gran coupe and I can't figure out if it has a problem or I'm doing something wrong. More often than not, when I pull the latch on the boot lid the boot just pops up. When I press the interior boot switch, in dashboard, it just pops up...
  6. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Hi All, After all these years I finally purchased my dream car :) After a few weeks the headliner covering become unstuck and dropped :( removed had it recovered :) Out in the sun today (first time I have ever used it the sunroof will go in to tilt mode OK :) and close OK :) But when I...
  7. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, New to this forum but looking for some advice about my 318d. The car originally had a fault with fumes escaping from by the turbo area in the engine, in the end the garage I used replaced the DPF, as this was apparently blocked, reconditioned the turbo and cleaned the EGR valve out...
  8. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Alright guys. Got a strange one. I had to replace my bars on my soft top roof on my 36. I tried to resync the system and it started to resync the tanu started to close, reopened and the roof came up, any way the roof lining got a bit caught so I stopped the procedure sorted the lining and...
  9. BMW Engine Conversions
    Hi everyone I am wanting some info/help in building my next project car!! I do have several bmw's, but what I'm wanting to do is take one of my E36's, which is by the way a 318is coupe with the 1896cc petrol engine in it and swap that engine with one from one of my E46's, a 330i saloon. Both...
  10. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi guys. I've been having power loss and smoke issues of late which no one can seem to get to the bottom of. Injectors have been mentioned so I plugged the car into the laptop and checked the selective mass adjustment figures. At idle all seem fine but when driving , at between 1 and 2000...
  11. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    :mad So the misfiring continues having replaced half of my engine! Not happy at all. When do I decide to just give up and sell her? Love the car though. Such a shame.
  12. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    It all started a few months back where all the electronics would cut out, i wasn't sure what caused it but i continued and forgot about it. Until 2 weeks ago, it came back with a vengeance.. It happened about 2 times during my drive home, which is when i decided to leave it with my mechanic...
  13. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi all, First time posting on the forum, although I have visited the site a few times in the past. I recently tried to update my e46's navigation software, it has the MK4 so I downloaded V32 and put it on a disc, the disc loaded as it should and I was left with a black screen. After reading...
  14. Introductions
    Greetings all. A couple of my cars are giving me some worries. I have a 2007 X5, 3.0D, Auto 128,000 miles and the car has recently dropped to the floor at the rear on the passenger side (car is right hand drive). After leaving the car parked for 3 weeks, I find it titled to one side at the...
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Right, I've searched the forums and other websites for some difinitive answers, but I come across conflicting reports. I bought a 1998 318is (m44/140bhp) in January and the car got me to Scotland and back the first week I had it, first day back the rear coolant pipe burst. So I then got that...
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, I appreciate this has been covered so many times on here but I have trawled through all the posts and still can't find a solution and I have tried everything! I have a 2005 318ti compact e46 and have a correctly installed and working version of INPA_502_updated. The cable is a ediabas...
  17. Auto Electrical Forum
    I have a BMW 1 Series E81 118D with standard lights. I brought a set of genuine bmw xenon angle eye projctor lights but the wiring doesnt match? Im missing the plug which goes into the rings. Is there anyway of getting round this problem I.e. wiring adaptors or other leads I need. Can someone...
  18. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    My car is dieing a CEL light and the code I have is p1167 using a generic obd2 sensor. Apparently this is an o2 sensor but I'm not sure which one. Anyone know more about this error code? I'm waiting for a vagcom cable so I can get in pa working but until then is there a way for me to...
  19. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    So I changed both thermostats (oe bmw parts) and it took 30 mins/30 miles and the temp never got above 78c then all of a sudden there was a slight jolt and the temp rose to 90/91c. While then either accelerating hard or knocking it into N the temp drops quickly to low 80s/high 70s. What the hell...
  20. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi Guys, apologies for the long first post but i'm stuck and in need of your Superior knowledge, I know there's lots of posts on DPF regens but I've replaced just about everything that seems to be the cause for most people on here so before I bankrupt myself though i'd ask for some advice. OK...
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