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I have bmw x5 3.0 2004. the engine failure program come for one second after the 4*4 and brake. i turn off and start again all thing normal. after 10 miles i see the some error! what i do please

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This sounds like either a bad sensor has tripped and failed or a good sensor is telling you another component has failed/failing. Marc above is correct but I might add that you can also find a good BMW independent shop that will be cheaper than the dealer and will have the diagnostic equipment needed especially on older BMWs.

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    It could be a sensor, but, I'd like to see the error code you are receiving so that I might be able to help pinpoint your problem. I agree with Alex about the sensor issue and I agree with his thought that an independent BMW shop is likely a better deal than a dealer. However, if you can't find a independent, you will have to find a dealer. Failing that, you could try to purchase a tester and the software yourself, if you can, but you will need a bit of experience to not only handle the repair, but also to read the diagnostic tester.

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Could you let me know the error code you are seeing? Failing that, I would take the vehicle to either a local technician with BMW training and testing equipment or I would take the vehicle to the BMW dealer. BMW dealers are the only outlets that have the specific testing units that identify the various system faults.

Of course, if you have the expertise and access to parts, you can purchase a tester from the factory, if they will approve it as the information is proprietary, and handle the repair yourself. Otherwise, let a dealer or factory-trained technician handle it.

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My 2006 BMW 5 series fails to start. Lights and gauges come on, but not even a click when turn key. tried both keys. checked battery. 4 days later tried ignition and car operated normally, starting,...


If you can catch it failing again, test for power on the small wire going to the starter solenoid while someone tries to crank it. If you have no power, check for power at starter relay and trace backwards. If you have power, you have a bad starter. They can have intermittent failures. Hopefully your starter is easy to access, some 3 series and 5 series have the starter mounted under the intake manifold and it is necessary to removed the maifold to replace or test the starter. Good luck, hope this helps.

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2010 BMW 528XI Garage Door Opener Homelink Setup


**** >>> This setup I performed with my new 2010 BMW 528XI Garage Door Homelink and Chamberlain Garage Door Opener <<< ****

Chamberlain:
01. Power off or unplug the garage door opener motor power supply (which is mounted on ceiling of the garage) ;;;

02. keep the garage door opener transmitter in your hand (do not press any button at this time) ;;;

03. In your 2010 BMW 528XI Homelink button (which resides under rear view mirror) press the 1st and 3rd homelink button together for about 30-40 seconds (i.e., until the yellow light blinks fast) and when the yellow light next to the homelink button blinks fast release from pressing the (homelink) buttons ;;;

04. now hold the garage door opener transmitter closer (means within 2-4 inches) to the homelink button (either 1st or 2nd or 3rd) whichever you are planning to program to open the garage door ;;;

05. now press the garage door opener transmitter button and chosen homelink button (either 1st or 2nd or 3rd whatever you need) together ;;;

06. the yellow light (next to homelink button) initially may blink slowly but after few seconds (may be 10-20 seconds) will blink fast; once it started blinking fast release from pressing both garage door opener transmitter and homelink button ;;;

07. Now plug or power on the main garage door opener motor (which is mounted on garage ceiling) ;;;

08. On the main garage door opener motor (which is mounted on garage ceiling) press the "LEARN" button (once you press it may have yellow/orange color light; make sure the light is on) ; then within 30 seconds do the next steps #9, #10, #11 very carefully ;;;

09. go to your car and press the homelink button you programmed and hold it for 4 seconds and then release it --> 1st iteration ;;;

10. again hold the same homelink button you programmed and hold it for 4 seconds and then release it --> 2nd iteration ;;;

11. again hold the same homelink button you programmed and hold it for 4 seconds and then release it --> 3rd iteration ** important note; generally three iterations are not necessary; and steps #9, #10, #11 must be performed within 30 seconds ** ;;;

12. during one of the iteration you will hear "CLICK" sound one-time from Garage door motor (which is mounted on ceiling) and if you have light attached with it; it will blink once (** if you hear the CLICK sound and/or light blinks once**) then the particular homelink button is programmed ;;;

13. now press the programmed homelink button; the garage door will open or close (but always it will take 3 or 4 blinks in yellow light or 2-3 seconds before the garage door opens or closes and which is normal) ;;;

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3. Turn the ignition to the 3 (OFF) position, and remove the coded key
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