20 Most Recent 2001 BMW Z3 Questions & Answers

Engine Management Light, same as a Check Engine Light... simply means a sensor component on your vehicle is malfunctioning You'll need to have someone with a tester to run diagnostics and retrieve codes to find exactly what the culprit is. Don't be surprised if it's the Throttle Positioning Sensor (TPS), common problem on BMWs

2001 BMW Z3 | Answered on Jun 19, 2019

What is limp mode, and it is MiL light( mal function indicator light)it is not EML. Please specify so i can help

2001 BMW Z3 | Answered on Dec 10, 2018

it. All kinds of repair manuals or any help you could get from them. They are available 24*7 through live chat 1999 2003 BMW 3 Series E46 Service Manual

2001 BMW Z3 | Answered on Mar 20, 2018

Check the owners manual and see if the reset procedure is in there.

2001 BMW Z3 | Answered on Feb 08, 2018

maybe you should list what your code is and what solenoid you are talking about

2001 BMW Z3 | Answered on Nov 20, 2017

It could be that you have a problem with the VANOS system, that is the variable valve timing system on the engine. That system relies on the cam position sensors to work properly. Best to get it checked out by a BMW expert.

2001 BMW Z3 | Answered on Oct 13, 2017

The heater has no cables it is all controlled by electric motors.

2001 BMW Z3 | Answered on Apr 02, 2016

The main fuse panel is in the front PS engine compartment (near PS headlight but it has various fuses everywhere.
Here is the Elec. troubleshooting pfd that may help or not ;-) :

Good luck.

2001 BMW Z3 | Answered on Oct 29, 2015

The correct radio SERIAL NUMBER is required for a code

First remove the radio from the dashboard.

Removal Info here


Then post the radio make+model plus all the letters+numbers on any labels,barcodes and a 14 character Serial Number stamped in the metal casing.

This information can then be used to see if a code can be calculated

Radio Code advice always available here (including BMW Z3 radios )


2001 BMW Z3 | Answered on Oct 20, 2015

may have to power it down---such as remove all power from the radio, wait a while and try again. If that doesn't work, I've heard that you have to wait up to six hours with the power ON and then retry. On the 318i the wait is about 90 min.

2001 BMW Z3 | Answered on May 19, 2015

try the spare key if you have one may well be the transponder in the key not reading to allow it to start

2001 BMW Z3 | Answered on May 09, 2015

very hard.
there are 2 options
get one from the wreckers and fit it
Find an upholster shop that has the means of recovering the dash like new. Look for dash restorer businesses on line and in the phone book yellow pages.

2001 BMW Z3 | Answered on Mar 09, 2015

3.0 Coupe

Removing and installing complete water pump (M52 / S52 /M52TU/ M54 / M56)

Remove alternator
drive belt, refer to Engine, Cooling and Exhaust - Engine - Drive Belts, Mounts, Brackets and Accessories - Drive Belt - Service and Repair - Procedures See: Engine\Drive Belt\Service and Repair
Note: M52/S52 The water drain plug is located on the exhaust side between cylinders 4 and 5 in the engine block (illustration).
M52TU / M54 / M56 The water drain plug is located on the exhaust side on cylinder 2 in the engine block.
Drain and dispose of coolant.

Replace seal.
Tightening Torque, refer to Specifications - Mechanical. See: Specifications
Vent cooling system and check for leaks, refer to Engine, Cooling and Exhaust - Cooling System - Service and Repair - Procedures. See: Service and Repair
Release belt pulley,Release water pump.,Tighten two screws (M6) into thread of water pump and water pump out of timing case.

Replace O-ring and coat with coolant as anti-friction agent.

2.5L Roadster

2001 BMW Z3 | Answered on Jan 30, 2015

The CMP sensor is located somewhere on the head. Usually means either you need to replace the main seal or more likely your timing is off and you need to replace your timing belt or chain.

2001 BMW Z3 | Answered on Dec 17, 2014


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