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  1. 2010 F10 523i N53B30 - Unable to start cooling system bleeding procedure

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi, Just recently I had an oil change, front brake pad change and coolant change done by an independent garage - reason for the coolant change was that they checked for leaks as the car recently showed that the coolant level was low. No leaks found. The guy who did it told me to check the...
  2. Unable to join

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi, I am trying to join the 7 series register, however, I cannot go past the registration page as it says 'recaptcha v1 has expired'. Does anybody in this forum know anyone that can help me to join that forum? Thanks.
  3. 3 series 2012 - unable to open bonnet!

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, My bonnet lever seemed a bit hard to open the bonnet especially the 2nd pull as the bonnet often failed to disengage fully after the 2nd pull. Unfortunately over the weekend I may have pulled it a bit too much and something either has snapped or come loose and I can no longer open the...
  4. Braking System - unable to reset

    BMW Guides and How To's
    Wondering if anyone can help!? I have recently changed my front brake pads and sensors, however I am still getting the braking system warnings showing on the idrive when I start up. I am also unable to reset the front brakes via the odometer menu. It’s says for the front brakes ‘reset not...
  5. E90 318i unable to start the engine

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi i recently got myself my 1st BMW its 2006 318i ES and unfortunately not long after i started getting a lot of problems. I am completely lost as to what is going on with the car: engine turns completely fine but doesnt start most of the time. only occasionally the engine starts and cuts out...
  6. 2005 330d Idrive Bluetooth unable to connect

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Could anyone advise me how i can connect my HTC M10 to the Idrive. I have searched on line and asked in dealership and have been advised it is not possible as 2005 Idrive will only connect to phones of this era. Surely there must be an update available or a known fix. Really frustrating as my...
  7. M51 diesel ,unable to set static timing,525TDS

    BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Hi All, After changing timing chains wanted to set the static timing as the car was having serious hot start problem. Got the engine to TDC and insert pin in flywheel and the dial gauge indicates 0.56 mm. Then loosened the inj pump mounting bolts and rotated the pump towards engine and even at...
  8. E90 330d unable to enter hidden menu

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi Here is the history, bought the car a year ago, has high mileage but engine had been replaced with a 72k unit, after a month or so I took car to Angel Tuning for a remap, the guy who did the remap commented to me he was unable to obtain a dpf status report but being new to the car this did...
  9. E46 323i Coupe 2000 - Unable to unlock doors and boot with key fob

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, This morning my key fob would not unlock the car doors or boot, I had to unlock the driver's door via the key to open the door. However when I press the BMW button on the key fob the doors will lock. I have the diamond shaped key fob. Would anyone know if this is caused by the battery...
  10. Unable to bleed cooling system

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys, I've been noticing a slow coolant loss for a while now. I thought I would try bleeding it to see if there was any air trapped just to start off with. My Process: Parked car over night, front end slightly slanted upwards on drive Removed expansion cap Removed Bleed screw next to...
  11. Dynamic experience unable to select sport or sport+

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi All, I'm new here and hoping somebody may be able to provide some advice regarding an issue I cannot locate anywhere else on the internet. I own a 2012 520D which since the weekend I cannot select Sport or Sport+ mode using the driver experience switch, similarly I can no longer turn off...
  12. 2001 e46 (M43) front spring replacement - UNABLE TO FIND THE RIGHT WAY TO PUT SHOCK ABSORBER BACK, PLEASE HELP!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    My car is a 2001 BMW E46 318i with M43 engine, 1895cc, 4 cylinders. The OS front spring got broken while hitting a pot hole. Bought a KYB RH2580 spring (I am sure this is the correct spring for the car, please tell me otherwise) and managed to fit the new spring successfully. But I am unable...
  13. Unable to get engine to operating temperatre

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi Just wondering if someone can help, having problems with my bmw e90 320d 2005 with getting the engine to operating temperature, normally stays about 70 degree c mark, this is both local and motorway driving, only at idle can get to temperature. I have changed the glow plugs, both...
  14. automatic Transmission yellow cog! light on and unable to start engine

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all. I have recently bought an 3 Series E46 318i auto Touring as a hobby do up car. I have just bought an Xtrons Android head unit and whilst fitting the reverse cam the Transmission light came on.....let me explain! I unclipped the cover on the inside of the tailgate to get to the light...
  15. 2013 125d M Sport - Unable to update iDrive

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hello there chaps, New to the forum and new to BMW! Had my 125d for quite a while now and im dead pleased with it. I was wondering around BMW's website and came across the section where you can download a software update for the car. I put in the VIN and it did say that there was a software...
  16. 2001 E38 728i Sport - Unable to open the bonnet

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi Can anyone help? My problem is that I cannot open the bonnet after i pull the release handle in the driver's foot well. My initial thought was that the cable had broken but after managing to remove both kidney grills without too much damage I noticed that the Bowden cable from the left hand...
  17. Unable to reset oil inspection warning.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I have followed all the instructions I found online and on youtube to reset the oil inspection light but no matter how long i hold the left cluster button for nothing happens. Do I have to go and get the car plugged in to reset it? Really irritating seeing it come up every time I start the car.
  18. 2009 E60 520d - suddenly unable to fold in or adjust o/s mirror

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello, I have owned my car since June and have had no problems until last night. When I parked up at home, I pressed the button to fold in my door mirrors. The n/s one was fine, but the o/s would not move. I then realised it was not responding to the position adjustment pad, either. Again, the...
  19. Unable to fix Idle problem.

    General BMW Discussions
  20. Unable to select park from drive selector switch.

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    On my 2002 7 series I can no longer select park from the drive selector switch. Every time I try to select park a question mark appears on the dash display and the comment repeat gear selection and the car stays in whatever drive mode it is in. When I switch the engine off and remove the key the...