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Electrical problem 2004 BMW X3 6 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic 64,300 miles Hello there, my wife and I have a 2004 BMW X3, 3.0. In January 2008 we purchased it from a hometown dealership in Long Beach, CA, but now live in Alabama. For the past week the low-beam & high-beam headlights as well as the rear lights flicker on and off, sometimes staying off. The dashboard lights and all other LED signals stay operational without problems. Any good ideas on where I can begin a process of elimination on the car and fix the problem? I took it to a local BMW dealership who performed a diagnostic test, and fiddled with the battery cables; then said it was fixed... Unfortunately it is not. I'm looking to see if it is something I can check or do myself before I bend some arms at the dealership and be obligated to pay a ridiculous amount for something simple (?). Your help is appreciated!

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  • affletic1 Jan 22, 2009

    For the past week the low-beam & high-beam headlights
    as well as the rear lights flicker on and off, sometimes staying off.
    The dashboard lights and all other LED signals stay operational without
    problems.


  • dfalbX3 Apr 27, 2009

    I have the same problem with my 2006 X3 (64k miles). This all started at the same time all my steering wheel and heated seat buttons stopped functioning.

  • joe May 11, 2010

    i suggest you go to this site and use the search function (at the bottom of the page) at this forum. you don't have to be a member, but its free to join and there is a wealth of information on this site for X3 & X5 members.



    http://www.x5world.com/x3-e83-forum/



    good luck.

  • Cesar Bikic
    Cesar Bikic May 11, 2010

    Go to the point, what exactly happened ???
    The headlights go OFF when ON or go ON when car is OFF, what are flickers ?

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SOURCE: 2004 BMW X3, 3.0, 64K; Electrical problems

locate the relays that control those things on the engine compartment fuse box located near the battery... replace them

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