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First of all try to Jump Start it first to see if it will start, and than if you have strange codes after that we can try to diagnose it.

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Aug 23, 2010

The fuel filter is generally in the same location for all of the cars - located on the left side of the car, somewhat underneath the engine.The fuel pump is located in the top of the tank, and pumps fuel out the top as well. For exact step by step instructions on how to replace fuel filter.please click on the link below:-- http://www.pelicanparts.com/bmw/techarticles/E36-Fuel-Filter/E36-Fuel-Filter.htm ----------- Thanks. Keep updated for any more query. You can rate this solution and show your appreciation.

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Aug 07, 2010

a hitch...why,... you don't like the transmission? You have an extra one and are just dying to install it after this one goes **** up.

brown=ground on all german cars

red, black=power

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Jun 26, 2010

I had a similar problem. The power loss is very common. I finally got tired of it all and hired a lemon law attorney. BMW bought back my vehicle. http://www.attorneyforcalifornialemonlaw.com

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Jun 09, 2010

hi this is not an answer but more of a clarrification, could you tell me what year the car is and what modle ie 325 330 etc, so i can help you thanks

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on May 30, 2010

with engine idling at normal temp open top of filler and top up to between marks, occaisonally turning steering from lock to lock.

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on May 14, 2010

If prop shaft is turning you obviously have a differential problem, open it up and have a look

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on May 14, 2010


There is a fuse for the central locking, check the user manual and find the fuse.

If the fuse blows again , then it is one of the actuators in the door, that is shorted and must be replaced.

If the fuse is OK and the central locking still does not work, then there is a switch module.

If that does not work you can also try disconnecting the battery cable for one minute. You will need anti theft code for the stereo afterwards.

The central lock in known for having problems in the 2004-2006 Executive models (eg. E90 , E46). If you have one of those models, step at the nearest dealer and ask if the control module may need replacement.

Check fuse first.


BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Apr 29, 2010

Before you remove them, if your car is starting ok and idling smoothly on all cylinders they will be ok. If you have a misfire for 15 or so seconds, one of your heaters might be duff. If the car is difficult to start and is very rough to begin with, you have two out. (This is assuming your injectors are in good condition because they can give trouble on cold starts also.) The easiest way to find a bad heater is to remove the strap or cable that connects them all and using a multi meter check each one. The one that gives no reading is your problem. If you get your replacement from a spares shop you will pay a fraction of the manufacturers price. (Replace all four if you can afford it. It will save you the bother of having to to the job again in a couple of months and it will give you some spares for an emergency.)

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Feb 23, 2010

Should be a 318i, what is the year? Have you checked relays, and depending on the year, these cars have ews modules that is a bit tricky to bypass. Unless your experienced at this on BMWs do not bypass ignition system. Hook the system back up using the factory key and try again.

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Feb 10, 2010


How to reset service indicator on BMW e46

With engine off press & hold button beside speedo (left button), turn ign key to 1 position. After 5 seconds 'oil service ' or 'inspection' will appear with 'reset' or 're'. Release button & press & hold again. after 5 seconds 'reset' will flash. release button. Press & release again, a new service interval is displayed. Press & release again & a message 'end SIA' will appear. Turn off ignition.

on Feb 09, 2010 | BMW 3 Series Cars & Trucks

good day, you may have a heater core problem and needs to be relaced. try having it check but its gonna be some 9hours labor. so its up to you. hope this helps, have a nice day.

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Feb 09, 2010

well this depends on what engine you have, i have a 316i e46 and has a 1.9ltr engine, if that is the same it might be the engine thermostat has stuck and need replacing, thats the good news, the bad news is it could be your head gasket, 1.8ltr engines were prone to blowing the head gasket, look in the rad water bottle to see if there is any oil residue in there, and also take off the oil filler cap to see if its a creamy colour thats your worse senario, but its proberbly just the engine thermostat

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Feb 02, 2010

hi, yeh it could possibly be a fuse maybe? sometimes the fuse can protect more than one circuit. i would start there.

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Jan 28, 2010


Installing Tire Pressure Monitoring in Older Wheels

I wanted to install the Hella TC-400 tire pressure monitoring system on a set of '80s vintage Alpina wheels to be used on my '72 2002tii. Older wheels are not necessarily suited for mounting the valve stems that incorporate tire pressure senders. The people at TireRack were very helpful and sent me a dead sender that I could use for a trial fitting. I mounted the valve/sender in the wheel and sent them photos showing the mounting angle etc. It all works fine! Please make sure your tire mounting person knows what they are doing and warn them that you have the senders mounted. See http://www.tirerack.com/accessories/detail.jsp?ID=51
Now I have a modern tire pressure system on a 38-year-old car!

on Jan 23, 2010 | BMW 3 Series Cars & Trucks

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