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  1. E46 General
    This just started happening recently, but my stereo has been cutting out intermittently when using electrical things, like blinkers, turning on my headlights, or when my DSC comes on. Sometimes it will cut out when I put some power down, or when shifting gears. Most of the time, only the audio...
  2. E46 General
    Hello anyone reading this, I have a e46 330ci convertible with the 5spd manual. The car has been sitting for months at my cousin's house, today he sent me a video of the car smoking. The weird part about this situation is that the car was not running at all and hadn't been started in weeks, but...
  3. E46 General
    Okay so here is the deal. I have no idea how to diagnose wiring. Before beginner. I also have a problem with the wiring to my E46 330ci. It has 170k miles on it and I'm restoring it slowly but surely got an engine rebuild on the way because that's the easy stuff. But wiring. My instrument...
  4. E46 General
    I’ve been trying to chase problems on this car for the past few weeks and more problems keep happening. It started with my intake manifold runner not opening/closing when it needed to and it was misfiring then a ton of circuitry problems started happening. I’ve replace my DME already so it’s not...
  5. Electronics
    So I have a 2002 325xi, all stock electronics, including the stereo. Im looking to do a cheap upgrade, a double din touchscreen. Preferably the in dash ones. I've seen the BOSS one's they sell in autoparts and bestbuy for about $160 to $190. They both have reverse cameras too. I want to know...
  6. 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...
  7. E46 Convertible
    My e46 330Ci has had continuous battery problems. A week or so ago my passenger side headlight went out and with that problem came a parasitic draw. (for over a year we’ve been dealing with a parasitic draw that keeps returning.) So, I wanted to do a draw test by pulling fuses to see if the draw...
  8. E46 General
    I have an issue with the electrical system in my 2003 330XI. Got it running and took it for a test drive. Noticed I was having and issue when the stereo sound would cut out when I touched the brake and then no sound from the stereo. Needed fuel so I took it to the gas station and put fuel in it...
  9. 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...
  10. E46 General
    Hey all, I'm dealing with two separate issues, one more pressing currently. Electrical - so this winter (Jan 1 of this year, after working a full night shift) I walked out to find my car totally dead.. was able to jump it and get it running long enough to get home, whereupon it totally died...
  11. UK
    I had just bought the car for super cheap (car was not used for around half a year and not started) and on the way home the indicator started acting weird. 2 minutes later the dash backlight stopped working and all exterior lights stay on even if switch is off. Indicators, hazards and high beams...
  12. E46 General
    Hello all, new to the forum so please be patient with me. Picked up my second e46 its only the small 2.2 v6 saloon variant but my love for the e46 Is still strong. I booked in my mot for a weeks time and decided to try get all the potential fails sorted (brakes.. fluids.. ect) but 1 day to go...
  13. E46 General
    I need to install a new battery terminal cable here's why See how that's red hot. Now again another picture Now I need a new cable but I don't know what size butt connector I should get to connect the new cable to the old one. I've heard a 0 gauge butt connector would work but I wanna make...
  14. E46 Convertible
    So all this started about a month ago: First, I noticed when I put the car in reverse, the right mirror went into curb mode. Thing is, I have the electric mirror selector in the position that disables the curb mode. When I took the tranny out of reverse, the mirror tried to return to the...
  15. E46 General
    Hi everybody! I'm new to the forum as a poster but I've found all kinds of great help here in the past. I'm hoping the community can come through for me again. My car is a 2000 328Ci, which originally started life as an automatic. I did a manual swap to the ZF 5-speed back in December. While I...
  16. E46 Convertible
    I need help identifying where a wire connects to. In the pic is the front passenger bumper/amber light area. There is a 3 wire harness and I can’t figure out what the blue connector in the picture connects to. The other 2 in pic goes to the fog light and horn in bumper. The side light socket is...
  17. E46 General
    Hi all! I've got a fairly odd combination of electrical issues which have just sprung up. A few days ago, I started my 2001 330i vert (59,000 miles) for the first time in about 5-6 months (had to jump from another battery). Now: The gauges on the dash (tach, speed, temp, and gas) are entirely...
  18. E46 General
    He guys - I’m having a puzzling issue. I recently bought 2004 330ci coupe, and have been having battery problems. Whenever I leave the car parked for more than 12 hrs, the battery is completely drained. So found some information in the forum about running a parasitic drain test, which I...
  19. E46 General
    I am posting here in search of help with my vehicle (2003 BMW 330i ZHP Manual). The current issue I have with my car is that the instrument cluster backlights do not work, A/C control unit doesn't work either, and the volume controls on the steering wheel doesn't work as well. So it all...
  20. E46 Convertible
    I would appreciate any advice. The top has been working perfectly since new. I usually open the top at least three times a week - I live in Florida. The car is a 2001 330CI. This morning it would not open. There is no noise and no lights on the panel. Windows do not drop partially either...
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