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  1. Brake occasionally fail and car sometimes stall

    General E46 Forum
    Hello lads my car is a 2004 325i. Recently I have been some problem, such as, the brakes would occasionally fail. It works most of the time, but if I happens to brake really hard, it will lose brake after that, as in the pedal goes to the floor, and the brake light goes on. Then after a while...
  2. Whats the BEST bang for a buck on BMW E46 brake pads?

    General E46 Forum
    Hi im looking for the best brake pads that isnt expensive for my 2001 bmw e46. I would appreciate all your guys suggestions. Its just for daily street driving and isnt thinking about buyin expensive upgrades or anything but if the cost is reasonable for the performance of the pad i will. and...
  3. Want to buy: E46 Ebrake and Dust Shields

    Suspension and Braking
    Looking for any parts of E46 Ebrake kit, please let me know -I just bought my 2003 330xi and the brake shoes are fully worn out and the Parking Brake Expanding Lock is fully rusted out. -If anyone has dust shields I also need a new pair!
  4. Yellow DSC & BRAKE light cause?

    General E46 Forum
    I’ll be driving my 2001 325i :excited:and all of the sudden it feels like the drivers side front wheel grabs for a second and then lets go. Then the yellow dash DSC and “Brake” light will come on and stay on until I shut the car off. They usually reset. Occasionally, when driving, the yellow...
  5. Buzzing/vibrating sound and feel through brake pedal

    Suspension & Braking
    Recently bought a 325ci it's a 2001 117k on the clock. The brakes make a buzzing/vibrating sound which you feel through the brake pedal when at low speeds coming to a stop. Spoke to Halfords and they said could be the rotors being warped although im not convinced (pretty sure front pads need...
  6. Buzzing/vibrating sound and feel through brake pedal

    Suspension & Braking
    Recently bought a 325ci it's a 2001 117k on the clock. The brakes make a buzzing/vibrating sound which you feel through the brake pedal when at low speeds coming to a stop. Spoke to Halfords and they said could be the rotors (think front pads need changing) I was reading online and could be...
  7. ABS, DSC, BRAKE lights - cheapest scanner?

    General E46 Forum
    I had my car garaged for some time while I was painting it. When I finished the job and drove the car after, the ABS, DSC, and (yellow) BRAKE lights all came on. These lights will come back on immediately if I disconnect the battery and start the car - they do not need the car to be moving to...
  8. Dynamic Brake Force Display

    General E46 Forum
    How would I install dynamic brake force display on my BMW. It's a 2005 325ci with the led tail lights.
  9. Brake lights and dash won't turn off

    General E46 Forum
    Hey All, Long time BMW owner, first time poster. Title says most of it. I went away for Christmas break for 3 weeks and came back to find my computer (with the mileage, temp, etc.) blank (light still on, but blank). The car still works fine so I think nothing of it. Fast forward 2 days and I...
  10. Tail Lights: Verts vs Coupes

    Lighting Forum
    Does anyone know of a way to get coupe tail lights to fit on a vert? I've read that they are different but I have yet to find out in what way or why they don't interchange. It seems that many of the nicer lights aren't made for verts or cost more than the coupe equivalent. I'd really rather not...
  11. Odd brake issue

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Hi all. I left my '03 325i Touring parked for three weeks while I went on a business trip. When I got in the car to drive it, it wouldn't move - is if it were in Park and the hand brake engaged. I checked. I was in reverse. The hand brake was off. Odd. I tried Drive. Then Reverse. Several...
  12. Snap on Brake Bleeder

    Suspension & Braking
    Hi, does anyone have or have used a brake bleeder like this? I have a chance to get one for cheap and I need to do a fluid flush anyway. How does this work and do I need an adapter for the master cylinder?
  13. Can't get to the bottom of loud brake noise

    Suspension & Braking
    When I bought my e46, it sounded like it needed new pads, so I replaced the fronts. Shortly after this, I still noticed a screech at slower speeds so I replaced the back pads; still no dice, unfortunately. I put a good amount of synthetic brake grease on every single pad. I also cleaned off...
  14. Brake Upgrade options

    ///M3 Forum
    I have a 2005 M3 with 80k miles, the last time I had the front pads changed my machanic advised that I should look to change the front rotors soon.. that was a while back.. I've never had any performance problems with the stock setup set up but as Im gonna be spending some cash and the original...
  15. Brake bleed...two man job?

    Suspension & Braking
    Hey guys! I've been on the forums looking for research on this, and there's many mixed opinions. I went from my loud, dusty OEM brakes to an off brand. I feel the person who helped me installed them, when messing compressing the cylinders for new pads, may have let some air into the system, and...
  16. Brake lights sticking on when the engine is running, driving me mad!

    General E46 Forum
    I have a very weird problem where the brake lights stay on after the peddle has been released. Surely its a dodgy brake light switch? No. To start with the brake lights turn on and off perfectly when the engine is not running, everything functions as it should until the engine is turned on...
  17. Front brake caliper collar screw come loose

    General E46 Forum
    I changes rotors and pads a few months ago and I have this strange issue with the front brake caliper's collar screw falling off. I had this issue last month when the top collar screw fell off. put in a new screw and the same screw is lost again yesterday. #03 collar screw in this image...
  18. Shaky steering, right side drag, brake smell = unknown problem

    General E46 Forum
    I'll try to make this short. Please hit me up with some possible problems. Problems: • drag to right side causing me to constantly correct at ALL times - it's not really bad, it'll just slowly steer me right • brake smell after a drive on the right side. • shaky steering wheel accompanied by...
  19. Handbrake issues

    General E46 Forum
    I just bought a 330xi, and naturally it needs some TLC. Please bear with my rambling description of the problem My handbrake worked I think, (new car and new manual transmission driver) until I drove a few feet with it on, then I heard a bump, and now pulling the lever will do nothing to stop...
  20. Thud sound while braking in the snow

    Suspension & Braking
    Guys, I am hearing a thud sound while "hard braking" braking. It only happens in the snow for the first 5-10 min while driving the car in the parking lot with a lot of stopping and going during the snow. Just started noticing about 3 weeks ago. Weird thing is that it only makes the sound when...