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  1. Weird Bosch Codes

    General E46 Forum
    Just got my fault codes read at O-Reilly's for free (Dealership tried to charge me $210 for a scan when I got my airbag recall done today). Got a P0304 which I know is a misfire, but also got codes without a P: 10196, 10461, 10055, 10386. I can't seem to find these anywhere to do more research...
  2. Seat memory module

    E46 Convertible
    Hi I have a 323I 2000 convertible, does anyone know what each memory module under each seat individually controls. Reason im asking this is im having problems with my mirrors tilting up (if I unplug the mirror switch the mirrors stop tilting) the switch doesn't work either and my passenger seat...
  3. Issue with Side Mirror

    General E46 Forum
    Hi all, I currently have a 2005 E46 330ci which has developed an odd problem. The side mirror switch fully works adjusting the driver side mirror. I then flip the switch to adjust the passenger side and it continues adjusting the driver’s side mirror and doesn’t move the passenger side mirror...
  4. bmw m3 e46 faults

    General E46 Forum
    hi every one i need some help with my e46 m3, i bought a pair of stealthauto depo led indicators.. before installing the halos, the indicators were coming on as my parkers but once my dad connected the halos to the right side parker plug the headlight fualt for the drivers side cleared from the...
  5. 2004 E46 316i N46 - Check Engine Light

    General E46 Forum
    My 2004 E46 with 68k miles drives, idles, accelerates normally, even the economy is normal BUT I got a CEL which has started to show on the dash after I did 2hrs of driving in 32C/90F and 70% humidity weather. I have had a garage to use diagnostic tool to reset any codes, but the CEL came back...
  6. Engine Light is Back

    General E46 Forum
    Hello again, Around Christmas, my engine light came on. I noticed nothing wrong with the car at all. A few days later, it went off. Apart from the little idle shivering and the headlights/interior light dimming/surging slightly when car has been running for a while, the car has been fine since...
  7. Stubborn Fault Code P111F

    General E46 Forum
    Hey everyone, got a pretty serious issue here. Earlier I had to replace the temperature sensor for my car because my OBD reader was giving me the fault code P0070. Well I replaced it and reset the code and all was well until the light came back on after a few miles. :banghead: I scanned it...
  8. Engine Needed N42B20A

    Engine & Performance
    Hi, Im after a e46 bmw n42nb20a Engine as mine has a problem. Can anyone help. Many Thanks
  9. E46 N42B20A Engine Problems

    General E46 Forum
    Hi Need peoples views on my engine trouble would be grateful for some feedback. I have a 318ti 1995cc Engine N2b20A Engine. Timing Chain was recently changed( before I owned the Car) I now have a knocking noise very quietly when idle but when you apply throttle to above 2000rpm the knocking...
  10. BMW 3 series problems traction control and eml lights :(

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Hi all I'm new to this site, I'm just wondering if I could pick someone's brain for some help. I have just bought myself a 2002 BMW 318 facelift model I live up in North Yorkshire and I went to collect it from Cambridge it started and I drove it back from Cambridge it drove fine for about 180...
  11. Good car audio in Sydney

    Hey guys A few months ago I posted about an issue with my car stereo (the passenger side speakers only work for about a minute after the car is started). I still haven't been able to fix the problem - neither has my local BMW dealer. So, I think I'm going to have the speakers and amp replaced...
  12. 2001 E46 330Ci Intermittent Engine Fault

    General E46 Forum
    Hi. My car (2001 E46 330Ci) has been doing this for a while and I did post something about it before. The scenario is that from cold it normally will run perfectly, no problem. If I then turn the engine off, leave it for say 30 mins or so and go back to it, it will not want to start but...
  13. E46 Faulty PDC - not the usual problem...i think!

    General E46 Forum
    Hi everyone, Unfortunately my 2001 coupe's PDC sensors are playying up. Before someome shouts SEARCH! I've done quite a conclucive search and can't find what I'm after. When i put the car into reverse i get the solid 5 second beep which seems to be a standard indication that one of the sensors...
  14. E46 fault code and engine noise

    General E46 Forum
    Hi everyone! I am new to the forum so bear with me! My newish (2000) 318i has a fault code " 171 Check, fuel supply system (EUIII code: P0170)" Anyone have any ideas? There is an intermittent hissing sound when the engine settles from a rev, and a large hiss when I turn the engine off. -...
  15. Help I.D. 2x carsoft DME fault codes please, 72 & 35

    ///M3 Forum
    Hi, My 03 M3 has 2 DME fault codes that remain after erasing all faults and driving for a few miles. They are: 72 & 35 as read by carsoft DME diagnostics. Carsoft gives no additional information on these. Does anybody know what they relate to? I had a amber check engine light yesterday after...
  16. Electrical help needed - Overloading car?

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    I have a 2003 320 SE Touring. I have retrofitted: BMW Xenons (draws less voltage) Power & Heated Seats (fitted with proper BMW looms and at fusebox) Parrot Bluetooth Kit (fitted properly at fusebox) iPod adapter (fitted properly at fusebox) AC Schnitzer engine tuning module (draws minor...