2008 BMW 535i Sedan - Answered Questions & Fixed issues


That's a pretty serious short to ground.
Go back and closely look over the waterpump install and see if you pinched a wire somewhere.
It good policy to check the last thing you did just before the problem occurred.

2008 BMW 535i... | Answered on Oct 11, 2017 | 65 views


give us the codes that the engine light are on for and we may be able to give you a better idea of the problem
engine codes can cover many causes for the light report

2008 BMW 535i... | Answered on Aug 01, 2016 | 88 views


just go to reliable-store download the manual of your car then you can easily understand the meaning of c2E83 Best Manuals

2008 BMW 535i... | Answered on Jan 26, 2016 | 299 views


maybe the proactive monitoring system reported your battery voltage is too low

2008 BMW 535i... | Answered on Sep 06, 2014 | 129 views


remove negative battery cable for 15 min then hook it back up. or go to a express oul change and someone with a car scanner can reset it.

2008 BMW 535i... | Answered on Aug 21, 2014 | 67 views


Fairly obvious that you made an error in wiring the electric water pump, and have blown one or more fuses (or may have damaged some wiring).
Disconnect the water pump entirely (for now), and recover your electrical system (check all fuses, breakers, and fusible links).

NOTE THAT THE ELECTRIC WATER PUMP IS A HIGH ELECTRICAL CONSUMPTION MOTOR, AND MUST RECEIVE ITS POWER DIRECTLY FROM THE BATTERY THROUGH A CONTROL RELAY, preferably from the STARTER primary power wire. You will need to use an inline breaker (properly rated for the electrical current rating in AMPS for the electric water pump), and you will need to use a fairly robust relay to turn the water pump on and off with ignition switch power.

If you are unfamiliar with electrical principles related to high-amperage applications in a vehicle, I'd recommend that you refer the installation of your after-market water pump to someone with the necessary experience, so that you do not further damage your vehicle.

Best of luck to you!!

2008 BMW 535i... | Answered on Jul 25, 2014 | 73 views


It is very easy to replace the battery. It is located in the trunk.
however, you would have to take your car to BMW to reset the car since you have put a new battery in the vehicle.

2008 BMW 535i... | Answered on May 30, 2014 | 367 views


For one there are more than one daytime running light and the second go to any auto parts store and replace it. My wife can do that.

2008 BMW 535i... | Answered on Feb 01, 2014 | 215 views


This is done easiest with the car on a car lift. You lift the car and take the skid plate off. The thermostat is on the passenger side by the front of the engine. It two or three bolts the hold the thermostat and the hoses. It is a simple change.

2008 BMW 535i... | Answered on Feb 01, 2014 | 231 views


Loosing power is probably the computer trying to protect the engine from damage. The actual problem could be low coolant or a problem with the water pump.

2008 BMW 535i... | Answered on May 09, 2014 | 115 views


this is model of BMW car

2008 BMW 535i... | Answered on May 23, 2013 | 101 views


Do you have the diamond shaped key? If so, the battery isn't meant to be replaced (it charges when put in the ignition). You have a few options:


1. Buy a new key from the dealer. A new key costs about $250 and they'll probably have to order it.

2. You could try to cut open the key and replaced the rechargeable battery. Your key wasn't meant to be opened so it will be tough.
If you go this route, you'll want a new cover since it now looks terrible. Look on ebay and buy diamond shaped blank key. There are 2 type; one with a notch and one without. Get the blank key cut and move the internals from your old to your new key.

If you don't have the diamond shaped key, look for the seam and a small notch on the side of the key and pry it open to access the battery. You can find the battery (the correct size is printed on top of the battery) at Amazon.

2008 BMW 535i... | Answered on Jan 25, 2013 | 103 views


If it's an automatic, start the engine and check the level of transmission fluid with the motor running. If it's excessively low, the vehicle will not move.

2008 BMW 535i... | Answered on Dec 02, 2012 | 44 views


  • TI and TI+ stand for "Traffic Information". The letters are shown in the status line of the Control Display whenever a RTTI signal is received by the vehicle. Starting with March 2007 production, BMW has changed the text from "TI+" to "TI" to simplify the display. For BMW's made in 2009 and later 1, 3 and 7 Series as well as Z4, TI means that the service is enabled, even though broadcast and/or content coverage may not be available in the area you are currently driving. In short ti on your head unit (radio) means that you are able to receive traffic information should you want to.

  • Hope this helps.

2008 BMW 535i... | Answered on Nov 03, 2011 | 638 views


Look in your iDrive, under service information (it should also be in your manual). It should tell you how much oil is in it and how much oil you need (if needed) to add. Per the dealership, the car automatically prompt you to add a quart of oil for every 3,000 miles driven.

2008 BMW 535i... | Answered on Sep 22, 2011 | 266 views


For best repairs or replacement, please proceed to your nearest BMW Service Center.

2008 BMW 535i... | Answered on Feb 09, 2011 | 54 views


The original equipment battery on this car is weak. I had to put a trickle charger on the battery for my 2008 BMW 535i to keep it charged. Your other option is to buy an aftermarket battery that is tougher than the original and costs less (about $110 versus $435).

2008 BMW 535i... | Answered on May 28, 2014 | 1,093 views


Hello russell hahn, BMW, aswellas many other foreign cars have the battery in the trunk.
Good luck!

2008 BMW 535i... | Answered on Jan 09, 2011 | 604 views


what are you wanting to no about your car

2008 BMW 535i... | Answered on Oct 24, 2012 | 1,033 views


If Im not mistaken the battery is under the rear seat bottom on the passenger side of the car there should be a release handle or a access panel that will allow you to move the seat bottom to get to the battery. hope this gives you sopme help.

2008 BMW 535i... | Answered on Dec 18, 2010 | 408 views

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