2003 BMW 325 - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

Hi Mark, I had similar problem on my e46 compact. There are probably many possible causes. Mine was a faulty wheel speed sensor. You will need to read the fault codes. There is a brilliant mini bluetooth OBD2 device that simply plugs into the cars OBD2 socket and links via bluetooth to your smartphone or tablet. A free app from the Google Play Store called Torque Lite will the talk to the vehicle computer and tell you in plain English what the fault codes stored are and what they mean. In my case the rear offside wheel sensor had failed which also caused the ABS to become inactive and also the ASC light to come on. Oh BTW, the mini bluetooth OBD2 device is about a tenner on ebay. The OBD2 socket is located above the drivers knee and is similar is size and shape to a scart socket. I think the socket has a dust cover but mine had been broken off already
Best of luck. Brian

2003 BMW 325 | Answered on Aug 30, 2018 | 114 views

no it sounds like a coincedence .

2003 BMW 325 | Answered on Mar 15, 2018 | 338 views

It sounds like just a coincidence. I dont know what a GRR noise is supposed to mean. It either Cranks, No Crank, or it Cranks but does not Run. Just tow it to a qualified shop and find out what the problem is.

2003 BMW 325 | Answered on Mar 15, 2018 | 553 views

take it to an accredited service center , put it on a hoist for a proper inspection

2003 BMW 325 | Answered on Jan 24, 2018 | 56 views

Usually on the inside of the Fuse Box Cover. The faults could also be related to failed relays.

2003 BMW 325 | Answered on Jan 03, 2018 | 523 views

Most common problems on E46 is fuel pump and vacuum leaks from old hoses. Get a wireless OBD adapter and OBD Fusion code reader app, read the trouble codes and freeze frame data. If your long term fuel trims are high (>10%) then it's running lean and likely vacuum leak.
Fuel pump should be replaced with an OEM Siemens/VDO brand every 100k miles.

2003 BMW 325 | Answered on Jan 02, 2018 | 135 views

Battery light is indicating that you have a problem with your charging system (alternator).
Sometime old faults are stored on system and need to clear the memory.
To clear the memory.
unplug both wires on battery terminal.
Touch them wire together that will clear any stored memory from the system.
Reconnect wire and re-check for any lights.

Hope that help.

2003 BMW 325 | Answered on Aug 13, 2017 | 81 views

Try to take your key for a test I suspect your transponder but you must tell us exactly what went on so we can go straight to the problem and assist you

2003 BMW 325 | Answered on Aug 10, 2017 | 599 views

You must use 5w\40 or 10w\40 remember BMW recommends castrol for engine oil

2003 BMW 325 | Answered on Aug 08, 2017 | 715 views

If the key turns in the lock, but does nothing, then the linkage has become disconnected or broken. The key is mechanical to the lock and the lock has a electrical switch to operate the central locking unit. Could be a simple broken clip from the lock barrel. Hope this helps

2003 BMW 325 | Answered on Feb 27, 2017 | 325 views

The gear is loose or worn or there is something in the lanes that stops it going forward. May be dirt, small branch or leaves. Clean it first if it still stick check the gear that moves the door.

2003 BMW 325 | Answered on Sep 20, 2016 | 53 views

remove the battery cables and touch them together to remove residual voltage leave disconnected for 1 hour then reconnect and read codes in computer

2003 BMW 325 | Answered on Apr 17, 2016 | 1,099 views

Have you checked to see if your switch is on? Your lights will work weather the key is on or not.

2003 BMW 325 | Answered on Dec 29, 2015 | 69 views

BMW E38 99-01 HID TYPE 7 Series 1PC Halo Amber Projector Headlights
Parts Identification:
Projector Headlight
Halo & L.E.D.
Bottom of the Headlight:
Ballast Bracket, Halo Wires(red/black)
Turn Signal Adaptor
10mm - 8mm socket
Philip Screwdriver
For more information about how to install your vehicle, come visit our youtube page on
Remove the facotry headlight from the BMW. First remove the front panel cover below the headlight to access the bottom screw of the headlight housing. There is also two screws on the top of the housing.
Once you have remove the headlight, turn the headlight around and remove the bracket that holds the Ballast. Then remove the ballast using a philip screwdriver.
Unplug the wire from the ballast, and then remove the Xenon Plug from the housing. Put the Ballast aside.
Carefully remove the D2S Xenon Bulb from the factory housing. Once you have remove the bulb, transfer the bulb to the Spyder headlights.
Remove the bracket from the Spyder Headlight, and then install the ballast on the housing like the original. Once you have put the ballast on, put the bracket back on.
Remove the Panel Cover bracket from the original headlight to the new Spyder Headlights as shown here.
Install the Spyder turn signal socket if the orignal does not fit, unplug the factory plug from the harness and plug the new one on.
Install the Spyder Headlight back on to the vehicle. Plug the Harness back on, the halo/L.E.D. Wires is connect to the Parking lights. These wires are optional to your vehicle, you do not have to wire them together.
Factory Xenon Headlight
Spyder Projector Headlight using Factory Xenon Lights
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2003 BMW 325 | Answered on Jun 24, 2015 | 976 views

first check brake fluid level add if a bit low.

if cd eject light is always on check cd caddy if you have stuck cd's

2003 BMW 325 | Answered on Jun 11, 2015 | 91 views

The 2003 BMW 325i uses a coil-over-plug system, so the spark plugs are connected directly to the coils, deep in the cylinder head.

To get to the spark plugs:
  1. Remove sound reduction or ignition coil covers as needed
  2. Open control box cover
  3. Disconnect ignition coil electrical connector by lifting up plug lock
  4. Remove ignition coil by pulling straight up
  5. Use the necessary tools to remove the spark plugs
There are six plugs, and the factory plugs that come with the car are most likely the NGK BKR6EQUP (laser platinum, 4-ground electrode) ... or if it's not the platinum version, the BKR6EKUB (a dual-ground electrode, semi-surface discharge type).

2003 BMW 325 | Answered on Dec 15, 2014 | 280 views

its got a timeing chain so dont try to change it

2003 BMW 325 | Answered on Dec 08, 2014 | 3,187 views


2003 BMW 325 | Answered on Nov 03, 2014 | 67 views

good day, it maybe a bad electrical problem. you may try to check on the fuses and replace it if busted. hope this helps, have a nice day

2003 BMW 325 | Answered on Oct 27, 2014 | 382 views

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