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  1. 2006 325cic Electrical Issues

    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...
  2. SOLVED - Cluster Backlight & Center Console Illumination Not Working!

    General E46 Forum
    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...
  3. 2001 325ci

    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...
  4. Cluster/electrical woes

    General E46 Forum
    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...
  5. Interior lights won't turn off

    General E46 Forum
    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...
  6. Instrument Cluster Light Problem

    General E46 Forum
    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...
  7. Convertible Top Problems

    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...
  8. Electrical connectors

    General E46 Forum
    What to do about broken connectors? My fan exploded and it broke the front aux fan connector as well as the connector for my expansion tank being broken somehow. Is there somewhere that will sell me just little individual connectors? Because knowing that all of them are so brittle I know more...
  9. Doors unlock/lock by themselves while driving!

    General E46 Forum
    Today I experienced a very weird problem. While driving, the doors started locking and unlocking by themselves in a random manner. There wasn't any specific pattern in which they locked/unlocked. I tried pressing the center console lock button and it worked but the doors still unlocked and...
  10. Not able to diagnose this Electrical fault? (E46 328i)

    General E46 Forum
    Hello E46Fanatics, So I'm facing this rather strange issue that I haven't been able to diagnose 100%. It's an electrical fault where my Headlights, Turn Signal Indicator, Hazard and AC doesn't work all the time. Of course I did various tests on the Alternator. 1) Disconnected the + while...
  11. Not able to diagnose this Electrical fault? (E46 328i)

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Hello E46Fanatics, So I'm facing this rather strange issue that I haven't been able to diagnose 100%. It's an electrical fault where my Headlights, Turn Signal Indicator, Hazard and AC doesn't work all the time. Of course I did various tests on the Alternator. 1) Disconnected the + while...
  12. Electrical issue.

    General E46 Forum
    I haven't used this account in over 2 years, I don't know how updated my stuff is. This is a 2002 325i, sedan, manual. OK, 3 months ago, I go to leave and my car is dead. So, I call a friend to jump me and had my keys in my pocket. Once I clamped the last clamp to the battery, my taillights...
  13. 2004 BMW 330CI electrical problems

    General E46 Forum
    The other day I noticed my window did not go up when I closed the door. I started the car and found that the windows, signal light, dash light, and windshield wipers were all not working. I recently just replaced the thermostat but everything worked before that. Any one ever had this happen...
  14. e46 electrical issue / kbus / those stupid plastic prongs

    General E46 Forum
    Hi, I have a 2000 318ci (RHD). I've had it for a few years and use it as a weekend car. The car has several problems, but I like it because, well it's fun. I have what appears to be a common electrical problem with the car signals/headlights work but dont show on dash window switches...
  15. HELP!! 2004 E46 330ci

    General E46 Forum
    I am in need of some help with figuring out an issue with my 2004 E46 330ci :banghead:. I have had my BMW for about four years now and haven't had any issues at all with it until about three weeks ago. It started with a belt broke, easy fix..done. Then a week later.... leaking antifreeze...
  16. Rear running light problem... Broken wire?

    Lighting Forum
    So I have a 2002 325I, and the passenger side running light (there are two, its the one closest to the outside of the car) stays on FULL blast. The car is on? Full. The car is off completely? Full blast. The headlights are on? Dimmed but flickering. I was thinking it could be a bad ground, but...
  17. Burning through FSU's & related issues

    General E46 Forum
    When I bought my '99 323i the blower was stuck on and the fuse box had been soaked from the car sitting under a tree and pine needles clogging the drainage. I've installed two new FSU units, one cheaper one and a more spendy Behr. Both worked for the first few minutes then died. Both also got...
  18. Please help; limp mode after transmission repair! 325 CI...

    General E46 Forum
    I will try to summarize my best, but getting anxiety from not knowing whats going on... So I bought a 2001 325CI... drove absolutely fine, yet had a small ATF leak coming from within the bell housing.. turned out to be the input shaft seal and a "pump" gasket. Brought it to a local shop...
  19. Electrical problems from hades

    General E46 Forum
    hello everybody. I need some help so wife had my battery swapped out in my 99 328I at some oil shop because the battery light came on. It was the alternator going bad but long story short she left with a battery. NOW all the power windows wont work wipers wont work radio says disable and...
  20. Bizarre Controls!

    General E46 Forum
    Hi everyone, I have a 2001 330Ci with about 185k miles. So my turn signals and certain other displays(door/trunk open/seatbelt) on my cluster have been going crazy on me. For example when I'm driving and want to turn I'll turn my signals on but they wont indicate on the dash. They do work...
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