Question about 1999 BMW 318 ti
The battery light flashes for a brief second & the car will **** slightly then is fine. I have had a new battery & alternator but the problem is still there.
Called out the AA who advised it is an electrical fault & could be the engine earth wire.
Also had a diagnostic run on the car & the independant garage advised that it could be the timing which is very expensive to repair & can only be done by an approved BMW garage & no gurantees it will solve the problem.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
oNCE THE BATTERY LIGHT COMES ON, IT MEANS THAT THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH UR CHARGING SYSTEM. mOST LIKELY THERE MIGHT BE A PROBLEM WITH UR ALTERNATOR. u SHOULD LIAISE WITH AN AUTO-ELECTRICIAN
Posted on Jan 19, 2009
the alternator is new and tested twice the battery is new, mine still drains rapidly one i start the car, can drive 3 miles before it drains the battery.there was smoke in the car 3 weeks ago i know i have a open or short but how do i find it.
Posted on Jun 05, 2009
Sounds like the alternator may be missing an excitation current source.
Check the 'IGN' dash indicator lights when you turn ignition switch on prior to starting motor,
if not one of the below may be problem:-
1) check exiter control wire is connected to alternator D+ terminal (low current wire, +V with Ign on),
2) replace dash 'IGN' indicator lamp.
Posted on Jul 10, 2009
SOURCE: after the battery dying in
on the BMW there is an electronic control module that controls all of these functions, sounds like you have a problem with it. Check your fuses, if non are blow there are dealers on e bay that can repair it for around the £70 mark. I have a similar problem with my 3 series
Posted on Oct 27, 2010
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