20 Most Recent 2014 BMW 3 Series - Page 5 Questions & Answers

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BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Jun 27, 2011

I can help you do this, what is the year, series?

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Jun 26, 2011

This is caused by ultraviolet light from the sun. Ozone in the air does not help either.
There are two types of product that are intended to remove the most oxidized layer from the surface of the plastic. There are mild abrasive polishes that you apply with a rag and a lot of work, and there are kits that have sandpaper disks that you use with a drill.
In your case, those lenses probably came with a plastic film on the outside of the headlight lens. That film is tough. I have removed it with a sandpaper kit and a drill, but it took all afternoon.

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Jun 13, 2011

check the gear selectors.

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Jun 04, 2011

very same problem here. does it effect your car in anyway.
i have a bmw e46 coupe 318. and recently the tempreture raises and drops as soon as i put the heater on.
please reply asap i need to know if there is a link

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on May 30, 2011

You probably fouled the sparkplugs. Change those and see if it starts ok.

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on May 20, 2011

Its a warning to check brakes,pads have sensors to warn you early
Get all pads checked
Look in owners manual so you know what all warning lights are

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on May 17, 2011

the clutch plates are very worn if the engine starts and the car drives for a short time. Upon driving the trans fluid will get hotter causing the fluid to get thinner causing a higher viscosity which means when the fluid is cold it is heavier keeping better pressure on the clutch pack facings. When hot the pressure is lost causing the clutch pack facing to slip which causes this problem you have here. Having the trans rebuilt will cure this problem

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on May 01, 2011

Depending on the age of the car.. it may simply be the battery in the key.

You can either buy a new key.. or pry open the key and replace the 5 dollar battery.. you need to be handy with a soldering gun..

Before you do this.. you can try reprogramming the key..

1:Get in the car and close all of the doors.

2: Turn key on (1st position), and wait for all the lights to go out before turning ignition off. (or under five seconds)

Perform next steps within 30 seconds.

3: Press and hold the UNLOCK button on the key.

4: While still holding the UNLOCK button, press and release the LOCK button three times. Do this deliberately, not too quickly.

5: Release the unlock button. Car's locks should cycle, indicating the key is programmed.

6: On some cars, all keys are cleared from memory, so you will need to repeat steps 2-4 for any other keys.

7: Once all keys are programmed, use the last programmed key to turn the ignition on and back off one last time.

If programming more than one key.. Must be done within 30 seconds of completing the above steps.

This is the first step.. next would be checking the receiver ..I believe it is located in or near the rear view mirror on that car.

If you replace the key battery..or the key(s).. you will have to use the above programming steps to get them to work properly.

Best of luck!

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Apr 22, 2011

Hello and welcome to FixYa!

It can be a possible MAF (mass air flow) sensor and vacuum hose problem. If the MAF is faulty, there will be irregularities on the vacuum supply. Now wonder it cut's out. If there are worn out or disconnected vacuum hoses the vehicle may cut out to.

I strongly suggest that you have the car scanned to know the fault code and the fix. This is wiser that guessing on what part needs replacement.

Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa! Have a good one!

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Apr 17, 2011

it has a sensor fault but the problem is finding the fault ,best advice here is to ask BMW dealer to have a look for you as sometimes this sort of fault could be anything from a sensor to a microprocessor and without the correct software its very difficult to locate

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Mar 30, 2011

These can be bought at most discount parts huses, e.g. Autozone, Advanced Auto, O'Reilly's, and Pep Boys for about $20.00. Haynes Service Manual:

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Mar 17, 2011


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on Mar 17, 2011 | BMW 3 Series Cars & Trucks

Do you have a problem with the vehicle that leads you to feel that this proceedure is neccesary?I work on Jaguars and seldom find the need to disassemble an engine without a need.The only true inspection of this type is an NDI which is basically an xray.Very expensive.Its cheaper to just guess this is the problem and replace the part.What exactly is your complaint?

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Mar 14, 2011

try by cleaning throttle body good ! start at air filter and check. then go to maf sensor. just unplug sensor,run vehicle if it is better sensor is bad, if rpms drop it is ok. it may need a good cleaning. also check fuel pressure and all vacuum lines. it is hard to tell from this end, but try above and see. did you replace fuel filter. have a good day !!

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Mar 14, 2011

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