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Have the alternator checked,with the head lights on,and the heater motor on high,the alternator should read 13.65 volts,to 14.25 volts.If it is any lower than this,then the alternator is bad,test it with the engine running.If the alternator is not producing enough volts,the engine will loose power,and soon the instrument panel will start acting up.The alternator now days is not just for the battery to be recharged,but for the ignition,and instruments.The lose of power is a good sigh for this,have it checked(alternator)while the car is acting up.

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

i believe that it was a hydraulic one and it is sort of a complicated task.

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Dec 29, 2009

You do not say what year your car is, here is standard programming for most bmw,s,after battery or key replacement or malfunction.
Unlock car,enter, make sure all doors boot etc are closed.
Switch ignition on and off,remove key.
PRESS AND HOLD unlock button.
Press lock button 3 times in 10 seconds
Release unlock button
Some models led flashes in key for 10 seconds
Later keys central locking will lock unlock rapidly to confirm reset.
Later keys without led has no battery replacement,as it charges as you drive.So if you have this type charge before reprogramming

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Dec 22, 2009

might be drain plug washer or could be a leak from higher up the engine. get it cleaned off using some gunk remover and low pressure hose then watch for easier indication of actual leak.

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Oct 16, 2009

Don't worry about that. Just remember Bavarian Motor Works e30.

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Oct 10, 2009

Its usually eather the oil pressure sensors bad or the oil pump is weak and does not pump enough volume. If you have a high mileage engine that has not been getting regular oil and filter changes this could be the trouble.

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Sep 25, 2009

Asume it's the headlight and not the sidelight bulb so check this out:


There's clear pictures too.

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Sep 16, 2009

it usually indicates an open circuit such as a door or trunk maby even gas cap not tight

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Sep 12, 2009

Sounds to me like you got an airlock aircon works the same way as a fridge, try gently tapping unit or is there a bleed valve on yours?

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Sep 05, 2009

I'm not sure, (because I don't live in your area), how many other shops you have to get your car checked out at, (my guess..not many shops that deal with your car)..like a physician for your health...get a 2nd opinion.

As far as "A Few" metal shavings not being a "BIG deal"..they're only telling you about the filings they actually saw. Depending on your fuel filter size, the ports (or opewnings) that let fuel flow through could be plugged enough to restrict a good flow. The size of the Microns would deterine that along with how big teh filings are, and really...what is causing the filings in the first place.

Diesel is not a really pure form of fuel in the first place, and the station you fuel at could be the main problem, if they're not dispensing good Diesel.

You should always start with the most obvious remedy I'm not sure what 2000 pounds converts to in US dollars, but think about what you paid for the vehicle vs buying a new filter.

Dirty, or partially clogged injectors would also give you the same symptoms.....dirty injectors will restrict the flow of fuel until there is enough Diesel in the cylinder to ignite. You have to remember that Diesel fuel is NOT ignited by a spark, but rather by compression, so if there isn't enough fuel in the cylinder to ignite...it simply won't.

Food for thought about running a Diesel, and I like Diesels alot, depending on where you live, and the amount of driving you do, consider putting your fuel filter on an annual if not bi-annual maintenance replacement schedule. It might cost you a little more for preventative maintenance, but it's a whole lot cheaper then a repair appointment, and you'll llike the vehicle alot more if it's running well.

I hope this short novel helped you out some, and thanks for letting FixYa take a shot at analyzing your problem.


I know it sounds like a alot, but it really isn't that bad

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Sep 03, 2009

Pull off the front left corner marker light and reach in and pull cable.

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Sep 02, 2009

Just disconnect the battery and you should be ok but if you want you could remove the fuse but its not a requirement. And its the airbag right??? Not the module bc if it is it will pop the airbag. So just the battery

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Aug 31, 2009

check brake swicth under brake pedal

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Aug 31, 2009

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