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  1. Europe
    Hi, I've got a problem with the battery light on my e46 320d touring (europe) dashboard. When I just insert the key and turn it on until the position part, I can actually see most of the lights on the dashboard light on except the battery red light. The battery light appears for just one second...
  2. Africa
    What are the specs (Cold Cranking Amps ,Capacity (Ah) 20 Hour Rate etc) for a 2001 bmw 318i M43 battery? Also where would I find this information? I haven't been able to find it on the net.
  3. E46 General
    Hey everyone! My E46 325i just crossed 200k miles a few weeks ago (Yay! I made it), but with that milestone has now come some very strange electrical issues that are making my head spin. The predominant issue I'm facing is what seems to be the alternator not producing enough current to run the...
  4. E46 General
    so my car has been sitting in the garage while I’ve been gone for school for about 10 months. When i got home it was fully dead like lights won’t work and when i put the key in no lights even come on. When i jump start it it works but once i turn it off it’s back dead i want to make sure it is...
  5. E46 General
    Hey, so i recently replaced 2 of my rear window regulators. Whilst this was happening i had to disconnect the battery so the air bags didnt go off or have any faults. Upon connecting the battery up and starting the car my dash isnt working, all gauges are cooked and the only lights showing up...
  6. E46 General
    Hey guys I drive a 2000 323i Last night my car started up perfectly fine, very fast like it always does. About 100 feet down the road my headlights started to flicker which was strange because they’re brand new bulbs but I figured maybe there was a bad connection. Another 100 feet and my radar...
  7. E46 General
    I've been tackling some issues that my car has been facing recently. Replaced the old intake boots and vacuum hoses for the SAP check valve. The car drives fine, but when I come to a stop, my RPM's will drop to 500 and then settle around 550-600. It used to idle at 700. Started the car this...
  8. E46 General
    I was sitting in my car when the radio went off, I turned the car off and it would not come back on. I rang my mate and it was running after a jump start but felt as if it was dying when I was driving home. I then jumped it off my dads car to take it to the garage but broke down on the way. The...
  9. E46 General
    Hello everyone, I purchased an 03 BMW 330i a few months ago as my first car and I absolutely love it. However, with it being my first car, I ran into a problem the other day that I don't know what it could be said from it being either the battery or alternator. I was cleaning out my car and...
  10. E46 M3
    I am going to replace my battery with another OEM BMW battery. The first was 9 years old when replaced at around 60k miles. The current battery was is 7 years old. With BMWCCA membership it’s $180 plus tax w/ exchange. Can’t beat that.
  11. E46 General
    Hello everyone I have a 330ci 04 little bit of event leading up to the current problem bought the car for 800 bucks the alternator needed to be replaced got a new alternator put it on my exciter wire was having a problem staying plugged in well when the first bit of cold weather hit started...
  12. E46 General
    Hello all. I've been having electrical issues draining the battery on my e46 for a while now and I cannot seem to get them to go away. Once we fix the draw, another draw will appear in a different, seemingly random place. We've gotten the battery replaced numerous times so that can be ruled out...
  13. E46 XI
    So the other day I was i driving and noticed my battery light, abs, brake light, and the other one came on and shortly after that the gear with the exclamation point inside appeared. I pulled over and examined shit and disconnected my stereo system. The car fired right up. I drive up the...
  14. E46 General
    I have a 330Ci vert that I don't use a lot, battery is dead and I am deciding between buying a normal group 94 battery or an AGM. From what I researched, I didn't find enough information about AGM batteries with E46 verts. I read that they have an special "anti-vibration" setup; which got me...
  15. E46 General
    Hello guys! A few months ago I had a completely dead battery around 1V. It was 70Ah, so the new one I got was 74Ah if that makes a difference. After that, I also changed the interior fan control because that was actually draining my battery in the first place. All was fine until I noticed that...
  16. E46 General
    Hi all, i need your help. My car is e46 318i 2003 with n42 engine, and here’s my story last night i drove my car about 90km and everything’s fine, then suddenly my car is dead,and i meassure the voltage of the battery and it’s 10V, sure it will not able to start the car again, and call my...
  17. E46 General
    Hey guys, I recently decided I’d replace my battery after a few slow starts, and not wanting to risk getting stranded. I’m wanting to treat my old 330ci how it deserves so went for a Varta Blue UK:096 680CCA battery (Varta Link)and it now starts like a dream despite it being -10°C. My problem...
  18. E46 General
    I'm charging my battery (that i recently bought late last year) that before starting the car reads 11.81 and trying to start the car and it finally starting but really roughly it read 13.81 but it did drop to around 10.80 while trying to start it. Below are some symptoms i'm getting: • crank no...
  19. E46 General
    Hey guys, I was driving home in my 05 325i and my battery light started flashing. At the end of each flash my lights brightened up and when I parked, my car dropped revs in sync with the flashes of my battery light. Anyone have experience or any answers? Thanks
  20. E46 General
    Just bought a new battery because the old one was clearly dead, but I noticed that my nav unit in the trunk just randomly turns on even if the car isn't turning on. Can the nav unit be a source of power drain?
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