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1998 BMW 3... | Answered on Oct 04, 2018

BMW 328 328i 1992 1998 Repair Service Manual PDF
I suggest don't take risks, I have attached this link so you can work consulting this guide. This website is very helpful, even my father bought it from here 2-3 times

1998 BMW 3... | Answered on Nov 30, 2017

there is sensors in your boot and on under the flap that hides the roof if one of them is faulty you come stuck. the sensors are there so you dont try and drop the roof why the boot is open

1998 BMW 3... | Answered on Sep 09, 2017

Check the gearbox oil level on the gearbox dip stick if its too low it can cause problems .If the level is ok then check its colour,it should be red if not it will need to be drained and refilled with the correct oil.

1998 BMW 3... | Answered on Aug 29, 2017

heat causes the electrical requirements to increase and some times increases moisture which harms elec components, sometimes cleaning connections and verifying connections are tight help, or replacing components that are old and require more power to operate or are just weak due to age.

1998 BMW 3... | Answered on Apr 17, 2016

Impact Depending (ID) airbags.
With the Impact Depending (ID) system, you and your passenger are given effective protection proportionate to the severity of the impact.

Conventional airbag systems are unable to differentiate between a severe impact and a lighter one. When they are deployed, they are inflated to the fullest level, making the airbag as hard as possible. In a low-level accident, this is not necessary.
The intelligent ID airbags are equipped with a two-stage gas generator. In a more severe impact, they inflate to their fullest level with minimum time delay, providing maximum protection for the occupants. However, when the accident is less severe, they allow for a slightly longer delay before deployment, protecting the occupants with a more gentle inflation. Whatever the severity of the impact, the airbags ensure that neither the driver nor the front passenger contacts the steering wheel or instrument panel.
A special weight sensor in the passenger seat registers whether the seat is occupied or not. The system can thus differentiate between a passenger and a lighter object such as a briefcase. If the seat is occupied by a weight less than 12 kg, the front passenger airbag is not deployed, saving replacement costs following a crash and potentially leading to lower insurance charges. The front passenger airbag can also be deactivated using a key switch, when a child seat is fitted.
finding a kit to disable the airbag is not going to be easy,noone including dealers will sell or install them on any bimmer,
you could find a kit and buy individual replacement parts,but,i wouldn't recommend it,much less recommend switching the airbag off,personally,I would purchase and install a 5 point restraint that doesn't let the child move forward too much and pull the seat all the way back,the child will not be hurt that way,also in a low speed crash,bimmers dont fully inflate the bag,here is what one owner has to say on a forum about it,
I take my 3, 6 and 9 year olds for drives in my car. These cars are very safe, as is evidenced by my auto insurance premiums being only marginally higher for the Z3 than for my pickup and my wife's SUV. Of course we do have those vehicles for use in transporting the kids most of the time.

Several key things to keep in mind: use a booster seat so the child sits higher, to move the seat all the way back, and to not allow the child to lean against the door--you need to have adequate clearance there.

It's hard for me to believe a side airbag could be worse than hitting the door itself in a side impact--assuming the child is sitting a little away from the door to allow full inflation of the airbag before the child hits it

1998 BMW 3... | Answered on Apr 22, 2015

98 or higher or use a lead sub

1998 BMW 3... | Answered on Feb 08, 2015

used to be a cover plate near the front of it and you could put a hex tool in there to manually advance it. Chances are it broke a .50 plastic piece which has caused it to jam....it's an enormous amount of work to get fixed, i've seen the video on such a bad piece of engineering. they all break, ultimate driving machine my a$$....

1998 BMW 3... | Answered on Jan 03, 2015

You do not have nay choice but to take it to an auto repair shop for getting diagnostics done for the check engine light. Most probably your AGCR valve is not working. In addition you will need to get the transmission fluid flushed.

You can save some money by checking a new website http://prundo.com/ to download free coupons for check engine light and other auto repair needs.

1998 BMW 3... | Answered on Nov 20, 2014

on a bmw there is lil plastic clips that hold the window on the rail its a commonn problem the break u need 2 get 2 new clips and install them

1998 BMW 3... | Answered on Jun 24, 2014

In the trunk behind the carpet at the back if i remember rightly but it could be a spanish version?? yes the dreaded manana

1998 BMW 3... | Answered on May 30, 2014

it sounds like your starter relay is working (thats the clicking you hear) so the problem possibly lies withe starter motor or the solenoid mounted on top of it.

1998 BMW 3... | Answered on May 08, 2014

the promblem is that when the top is raised that the wire to the lock motors is hhot on both sides so the motor doesn't no to open or close and the rear hatchwill not come down

1998 BMW 3... | Answered on May 08, 2014

If it is an electric window, the fault may be in the relay. I have an old vehicle with electric windows and have discovered the reason why sometimes one window won't close is the relay is worn. I hold the close button down whilst knocking my knee hard against the door skin. The vibration is just enough to get the relay to make contact and the window winds up all the way. I must replace that relay - it is getting harder to make it go up....

1998 BMW 3... | Answered on May 05, 2014

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