Question about 1998 BMW 3 Series
This problem maybe solved a couple ways. The first, (and cheapest) is check all your fuses. BMW's sometimes have multiple fuse boxes. In the dashboard behind the clove compartment, under the driver's side or passenger's side dash( near your knees or sides of your calfs), and in the engine compartment under the hood. Fuses are relatively cheap if you do it yourself and are available at nearly all auto parts stores and many WAL*MART'S or TARGET'S.
If you've checked all the fuses with either a fuse checker (about $5 at an auto parts store) or by pulling out and checking each fuse visually (making sure to be very careful not to touch the contacts or not getting shocked by disconnecting the positive battery cable very carefully), another problem may be in your ECU (the car's computer or brains).
If the fuses are fine, I'd take it to a dealer to have them look at the ECU, it is one of those parts that you can't really diagnose yourself with out the right software and computer connections (very expencive tools, around $500-$3,000 each) but many local mechanic shops and all BMW dealers will have these tools.
First check the fuses. If you have trouble finding the fuse boxes, look in the owner's manuals.
I hope I could help you fix the problem.
Posted on Jan 05, 2009
a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Apr 23, 2014 | 2002 Mercury Cougar
Nov 26, 2017 | 2002 Toyota Highlander
Jun 21, 2012 | 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Mar 03, 2011 | 2001 Honda Accord
Aug 03, 2010 | 2002 Dodge Neon
Jul 14, 2010 | 2007 Nissan Xterra Off Road
Oct 25, 2009 | 1998 Chrysler Sebring
Feb 25, 2009 | 1997 Honda Accord
Jan 15, 2009 | 1995 Dodge Intrepid
Apr 22, 2014 | 1998 BMW 3 Series
228 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: