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hi, the speakers dont have fuses, they run directly from the head unit, sounds like the head unit has a blown output, or the speaker has just given up, you can buy the removal keys from ebay, or most auto shops,( very cheap )..remove the unit, and try the speaker that is working on the wires of the speaker that isnt, this will tell you if its the speaker, or the unit

1997 BMW M3 | Answered on Jun 22, 2019


try books4cars.com they carry most model BMW I am sure they will have the 97 M3

1997 BMW M3 | Answered on Jun 22, 2019


yes its a velocity fan pulley that is driven off the cars pulley system. will eventually stop working causing overheating problems

1997 BMW M3 | Answered on Jun 22, 2019


You have either a worn key or a work ignition barrel.You need to try a new key first and if the fault persists, replace the ignition key barrel

1997 BMW M3 | Answered on Jun 22, 2019


Try checking any fuses and relays related to the cooling fans, replace the relays if your not sure if they are bad. The testing on that may be a little involved as there are a number of things that factor in controlling those fans and when they turn on and off. may be in cheaper for you to just have it diagnosed at a reputable repair shop.

1997 BMW M3 | Answered on Jun 22, 2019


hi you need to check your engine coolant level as soon as possible at the radiator as your heater runs off of the same coolant and wont work properly without it and could also damage your engine
if it run with a low coolant level

1997 BMW M3 | Answered on Jun 22, 2019


Hi brinkslawn,

Sounds like you may have an alternator issue. If you have a voltmeter, check for approximately 13.2-14.0volts at the battery.

1997 BMW M3 | Answered on Jun 22, 2019


I had that happen on mine and the cause was one of the fuses was blown...I don't remember if the left turn signal or brake light stayed on solid when I turned the key off, but it was due to one of the park light fuses being blown. Made no sense to me, but replacing the blown fuse fixed it.

1997 BMW M3 | Answered on Jun 22, 2019


The headlights are on a relay circuit, however your brake lights as well as the headlights run through you switch on the column. This is possibly the culprit.

1997 BMW M3 | Answered on Aug 06, 2017


it could be the starter, they can be affected by heat from being near exhaust components, or it could be the starter solenoid... also bad ignition timing could cause that

1997 BMW M3 | Answered on May 09, 2014


Sometimes there is a hidden bolt, check very carefully. If not, sometimes it needs a little convincing. Carefully tap a wedge in between the engine and transmission. Do this equally on both sides to avoid cracking the bell housing or damaging any parts

1997 BMW M3 | Answered on Nov 11, 2013


Go to pdftown.com. They have a BMW 3 series service manual. Very good manual. I use it all the time.

This is the link for the manual. It is a large file so it will take a while, but it is free. http://pdftown.com/search/node/BMW+3+Series+E36+wiring

1997 BMW M3 | Answered on Sep 19, 2011


Sorry for the non-answer, but it occurs to me that the reason that I don't know where the module is located is because I have never heard of one failing.
Common failures in the ASC system include different sized tires or physical damage to the speed sensors at the wheels, or to their leads (this generally causes both the ASC and ABS lights to illuminate). Another common problem is failure of the ASC throttle body or actuator. Make sure that the hose clamp screw on the throttle body rubber boot is not interfering with the motion of the arm on the ASC throttle. That screw has to be on the side of the boot, not on top.

1997 BMW M3 | Answered on Aug 21, 2011


Hi Robin,

You will need to leave the ignition on for 1 hour continuously. After 1 hour you can enter your radio code.

1997 BMW M3 | Answered on Jun 18, 2011


BavAuto.com or Pelican Parts.com - Both offer great prices on BMW parts and BOTH have tech tips on about anything you want to do to it.

1997 BMW M3 | Answered on Mar 31, 2011


the only thing that would be stopping the fuel from reaching the injectors, if.. the fuel filter is good is the fuel pressure regulator, its ran by vaccum, on the end of the fuel rail, one of the lines hook to it... that would be my guess.

1997 BMW M3 | Answered on Dec 04, 2010


ignition switch, or starter motor/solenoid

1997 BMW M3 | Answered on Jul 04, 2010

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