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  1. Gm5 module

    General E46 Forum
    I have a 2001 BMW325 I and of course it has a GM5 module issue I am wondering if I was to replace it with a new module which I have to hand off a car of the same year with that rectify it or does it need to be programmed any advice on this is much appreciated as it’s just a little niggle needs...
  2. Clown nose mirror dimmer broke. My junky fix...

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    The clown nose mirror dimmer switch in my 2001 325Ci broke. The clown nose wouldn't lock at either end of travel, and I could flop the mirror up and down. The problem was the little over-center spring inside the mirror that keeps the clown nose at either end of travel. It's just a bent strip of...
  3. Wrong seat lever part?

    ///M3 Forum
    Hey Guys, So i picked up a set of nice M3 seats a few weeks back, only thing wrong with them was the driver side seat lever was broken off. I ordered #52108267507 from ECS two weeks ago and it finally came yesterday. I used pliers to take off what was left of the broken handle and now it seems...
  4. 330i CV axle on 318i?

    General E46 Forum
    Hello! So i recently snapped in half one of my CV axles on my bimmer drifting it. Before getting the swap it was a 318i and i kept all of the stock transmision components (except gearbox). I now want to put some 330i or 328i rear cv axles to prevent them from snapping again. My question is: are...
  5. Door lock switch problem

    General E46 Forum
    E46 325i 2001 Centre console door lock switch doesn't work when the car is off or the key is in the accessory or on position. It only works when the car is running. Is this normal, if so how do you unlock the doors from the inside without the key?
  6. Operation: Broken Lock

    E46 Convertible
    Bare with me folks, I've scoured the threads looking for a solution and did not find anything helpful... so far. Here's where I'm at: I've been manually locking and unlocking my 2001 e46 convertible for some time because ALL of the auto/remote lock features haven't worked for years. The lock...
  7. Heated seat issue

    General E46 Forum
    I've had this car for about a year now and it's time to finally figure out what is wrong with my heated seats. I've checked the fuses so far and they are fine. When touching the buttons on both sides the lights all flash once and that is it. Any ideas before I start blindly buying parts? Here...
  8. Can Sedan Parts Go On A Coupe?

    General E46 Forum
    Hi, I was wondering if I could get some insight on this, I recently busted my Right rear view mirror and need to replace the entire thing. The handle holding the frame cracked in half and is hanging from a wire. I drive a 2005 325ci coupe and was wondering if I could take parts from an e46 sedan...
  9. cracked block behind water pump

    General E46 Forum
    my water pump failed which caused my mechanical fan to fail which flung fan blades into my radiator and hoses. i got new everything but then when i took off my old water pump the block behind it is cracked. can't simply get new block so i may weld / jb weld / ***8230;? any advice would be...
  10. Broke 1 oil pan fastener - How bad to drive?

    General E46 Forum
    Hi everyone... So, in the latest chapter of my oil pan repair fiasco, I sheared the very last fastener I was torquing in place :facepalm:. Not sure how that's possible with a torque wrench set to a whopping 10 Nm, but it happened. Anyway, for a variety of reasons, I can't wait till Tuesday to...
  11. Door Locking Mechanism Broken (I think)

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys, so I drive a 2002 330ci. My door has stopped locking and I was wondering if any of you have had this happen. It still locked when I start driving, the keyless entry doesn't work (not a big deal), and when I put the key in the door to lock the car the key goes into the lock and just...
  12. Auxiliary Cable Stopped Working After 2 Years!?

    General E46 Forum
    So earlier last week I was driving to someones house and decided I want to listen to some music. However, I was too lazy to plug the aux cable into my phone and choose a song seeing as how this house was only a mile or two away. I decided to switch to the radio which I have not done in probably...
  13. Glovebox lock broken by a "thief" and it's locked now

    E46 Convertible
    Well the prospective thief was not successful, so now neither the mechanical nor electronic lock are working in my girlfriends 2004 325 CI vert. I searched on this and other sites for postings about gloveboxes and the locks. And tried to open it by putting a screw driver up to to push the latch...
  14. 2002 Bmw 330i Water Damage in trunk HELP!

    General E46 Forum
    Hello! I just got my first bmw a couple months ago and when I got it I was aware that the audio did not work... I have now come to realize it is due to water damage on the amp... Somehow there was damage to the weather lining of the trunk, well more the metal underneath, still don't know if I...
  15. Trunk Handle No Longer Opens Trunk. FIXED!

    General E46 Forum
    Yesterday I was repairing a ground for the trunk mounted tail lights. In order to do so I had to disconnect all the wiring in the trunk lid. I struggled with the connector that attaches to the lock cylinder and fear I could have damaged something. Now that I have put it all back together...
  16. Soft top diagnosing has begun

    E46 Convertible
    How it all started: A couple of years ago I tried closing my top with the back seat full of furniture and it jammed and stopped working mid close. Since then I have manually opened and closed it several times but now I'm stuck with it open. I installed and ran INPA this morning to begin trouble...
  17. Angel Eye Flickering - Help!

    Lighting Forum
    Hey guys, About 3 months ago I installed a set of LED angel eyes bought on clearance from Stealthauto. The description stated they were weisslicht, but I saw immediately when they arrived they were not. Either way, they were only $100 - install went smoothly, and they looked fantastic for the...
  18. BMW 318 problems! Loss of power/won't rev

    General E46 Forum
    Have owned my bmw 318ci 1.9 1999 for over a year now and it's not been a too bad car until now. The other day after re fueling my car started to splutter and struggle to pull away. It also wouldn't rev past 4k. Soon after engine management came on and it went into limp mode. Thought maybe dodgy...
  19. 330ci coupe mirrors stopped working!

    General E46 Forum
    Car, '04 330ci ZHP. I have memory mirrors, but not power folding mirrors nor do I have heated mirrors. Went to the carwash yesterday and upon leaving realized my mirrors were dead. Checked fuse 57, replaced just incase but no luck, it doesn't appear to be the fuse. The mirrors do nothing, the...
  20. Broken parking brake? How to fix?

    General E46 Forum
    Hi, I have a 2004 330i ZHP manual transmission. About 4-5 months ago, just after taking my car to the dealer for an oil change, my parking brake started acting up: about 1 in every 4 times I tried to put it on when parking, the little button you depress would stay in and when you pulled up...
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