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  1. Beeping noise when key in ignition and car won't start

    General E46 Forum
    I started hearing a beeping noise when puting key in ignition and day after day it processed and became faster and now the beeping is at its fastest and car won't start or Crank. Anyone know what it could be?
  2. How to get out of permanent LIMP mode, after fixing the problem with ignition coils?

    General E46 Forum
    Hi there, How do I get the my E46 out of the permanent LIMP mode after I have fixed ignition problem? Background: My 2002 BMW325ci started working rough including in idle and within few days went into permanent LIMP mode (service engine light, little gear with exclamation mark next to...
  3. Key/Ignition Problem

    General E46 Forum
    Hey All: So new week, new problem :p My set of keys to my e46 died (or so I think) usually I put the key into the ignition and the car doesn't start whatsoever. So most of the time I sit in my car turning the key on and off for anywhere from 3 turns to 5-10min. The car always eventually...
  4. Ignition Key doesn't match VIN, need replacement

    General E46 Forum
    Hey, thanks to one of the previous owners, my ignition key, which used to unlock and lock the car via the keyfob, is cut differently from the key that is meant for the car and matches the VIN. Currently, the ignition key is dead. I have cut it open and replaced the battery in the past with...
  5. Diagnosis/Help Needed: Misfiring...Terrible Engine Rumble

    General E46 Forum
    Hello Guys. I need your sage assistance. It's a little long winded but I know every little detail adds to a diagnosis. Vehicle Information: 2001 E46 1.9L M43 Engine(M43B19) 174,950 KM Brief History: For the past 3 weeks my check engine light came on and my car developed a rough idle on a...
  6. Looking for spark plug boots

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    I was going to change my plugs and I know it's recommended to replace the spark plug boot at the same time BUT I can't find the boots anywhere online that fit my car. When I find boots on FCP Euro it says they only fit up to 02 325i's. And that's the exact same Bremi boot on autohausaz where...
  7. Secret Ignition Switch

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    I'm trying to install a secret toggle switch that won't allow the key to start the engine unless the toggle switch is on, in case my keys get stolen so it's harder to steal. I have found nothing about which wire to spice into, best I've found is what I believe to be the starter wire (blue and...
  8. 2000 323I Ignition Switch/ Key programming

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    I have a 2000 323I auto that I recently purchased. When I got it the key fob was broken but the key itself still worked (turned car on, worked locks, ect.). I bought a new key fob from the dealership and they weren't able to initialize it. They tried many different ways.. yada yada.. finally the...
  9. Constant misfire over 3500rpm. Please help me!

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys. So six months ago I purchased my first bmw, a 2002 e46 325ci with 110k miles. It came with a lot of issues that I've been sorting out, but I cannot solve this misfire. Basically, if you go over 3500rpm in any gear and hold the rpm constant for 5 to 10 seconds, it misfires and CEL pops...
  10. Key fob / ignition issue

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys, So I bought this 12 year old e46 saloon a few months ago, and within a couple of months the key fob died on me. I tried replacing the fob battery but that didn't work, so I got a new key off the local bmw dealer (£140 whoop-whoop). -From here on I'll refer to that one as "the new...
  11. E46 Starting Problem, What To Do Next?

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    So I've been trawling forums for weeks now trying to pinpoint my E46's starting problem. It's a 316i SE 1.8 with 97k serviced in January that most times has problems starting, it cranks fine but won't start and will take 2 to 4 times before starting. Some days it's fine and will start others...
  12. 02 330ci No start with key but remote starts?

    General E46 Forum
    Hello there, Let me start off by saying thank you to anyone that has some idea to fix my mind boggling issue at the moment. Problem: About 6 days ago my car stopped allowing me to use the key to start the car. But i can still remote start it and drive all day long. Trouble Shooting i have...
  13. EWS 209; Intermittent start (cranks but no start)

    General E46 Forum
    My car is an E46 2001 330ci vert with 130,000 miles. I've had a thorough search, and it seems there could be any number of issues. As such I thought I'd post what I've done so far to rectify this issue, and hopefully if I ever get it sorted can put down here what went wrong! As background...
  14. Not starting

    General E46 Forum
    I have searched all over and have not found an answer to my problem I have an 01 325ci. Over the past month I have had starting problems. I will put my Key in and turn it, everything powers up like normal except not ignition. No sound nothing. However I have noticed that by releasing the...
  15. FS: Igntion Coils

    NY / NJ / CT
    I have a set of 6 OEM ignition coils in working condition (no misfire codes) from an '05 325i with 128,000 miles on the car when they were taken off. They are priced at $10 each, I prefer local pickup, but I will ship at buyer's expense. I also have a set of 6 OEM ignition coils in working...
  16. S54 Plasma Coil Packs

    Engine & Performance
    Set of 6 Ignition Solutions Plasma Coil Packs. Used for about 15k miles. According to RealOem these should fit any S54, N54, N62, N73, and apparently some Rolls Royce engines. In perfect working order when I pulled them. Had to switch them out when I went to stand alone. These coil packs plus...
  17. Weird Issue with starter?

    Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
    Hey, so one day out of the blue, I attempted to start my car, and it only clicked 1 time. Got out and knocked on the starter then started right up. That worked a few times and then stopped. Replaced my battery, worked fine until another 1 click. I tested the connection with a test light and my...
  18. Help! my Key will not go into the Ignition Cylinder

    General E46 Forum
    Guys, I have a 1999 323i....which has been sitting for about 3 months, since i was overseas. Now, I just came back yesterday and the Key will not go into the Ignition Cylinder :ben:. Battery is dead, found some water in the Fuse box in the Glove box location (thanks to Hurricane Irene). Has...
  19. Ignition problem with '02 325Cic

    General E46 Forum
    Turning the ignition switch results in a headlight flash, dash lights flash, rumbling noise from the dash, no starter noise. This lasts for maybe 20 seconds after the ignition is turned off. Engine doesn't crank at all. Just before this started I attempted to use my Peake code reader to reset...
  20. M3 electrical shorts out!!

    ///M3 Forum
    Hey Everyone so i have a 2002 bmw me convertible. when i have the battery plugged and turn the key i have power; lights, radio, seats etc. however as soon as i try and turn the key to start the car i loose all power. then i have to go unconnect the battery and plug it back in. then i'm back to...
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