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  1. intermittent m52tu misfire

    Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
    Had to take the car out tonight and it was very obviously misfiring from the get go. this has happened sometimes on cold starts before and has gone away shortly thereafter (think 5-10 seconds) so I started driving. The misfire continued for the whole 5 minute drive. When I dropped off what I...
  2. E46 speedo/cruise control/abs/dsc/brake light problems!

    General E46 Forum
    So I have a high mileage 5spd 330i (187,000 miles) and it has a few problems. I have had the traction control light, the abs light, and the brake pads (?) light on ever since I got the car last September. A couple weeks ago, my cruise control also quit working. I read a couple threads about...
  3. 2005 325xi metallic rubbing then rotary rattle

    E46 Xi Forum
    Good morning all, I much appreciate in advance the help you might be able to give me. I have been searching for hours now and could not find anybody reporting the same issue as myself so here it goes. When driving, particularly on highway, a metallic rubbing noise will occur at random and...
  4. Intermittent EML + SES light when driving

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys, I've had a 2003 325i for about 3 years now and have had no problems until recently. About a month ago, the EML and SES light will come on while I'm driving. It comes on for about 2 or 3 seconds and then it will turn off. While its on it seems like the engine is stalling or in limp...
  5. Gremlin - Trunk Mounted Tail Light 05 sedan

    Lighting Forum
    I am experiencing an odd problem. When I got my car the tail lights in my trunklid were not working due to a bad ground. I have since had the ground re-wired, but now I am seeing an intermittent problem. The right side tail light will sometimes not work. The bulbs are new and both work 80%...
  6. Continuing headlight problem

    Lighting Forum
    I had been having the usual "intermittent headlight problem" that many people seem to have in their e46s where one of my headlights (right) will not turn on and once I flipped the switch a couple times, or more than a couple, it would light right up. So my original diagnosis was that it was the...
  7. 2003 330ci vert navigation screen flickers, usually dark

    General E46 Forum
    Hope someone's seen this before. My 2003 330Ci convertible navigation screen spends most of the time dark & flickering, while the radio and related controls work as expected (e.g., power, change pre-set stations, bands, etc.). Every once in a while the screen lights up and after a couple of...
  8. Intermittent starting problem - my solution

    General E46 Forum
    Hello all, I'm new to this forum and it's helped me on many occasions, so Thanks! I recently had an issue that I couldn't find much info on so I wanted to post the solution I found to my problem. A few days ago I noticed that occasionally when I attempted to start my 2001 330ci 5 spd...
  9. Xenon front headlight failure - intermittent, both lights

    Lighting Forum
    I have a 2000 328ci with 130k on it with OEM Xenon headlights. Over the last two years, I have been experiencing intermittent outages while driving. Sometimes the left side, sometimes the right. Never any flickering as I have seen in other threads. I can turn the lights off while driving and...
  10. OEM Xenon Intermittent Problem '00

    General E46 Forum
    Hi all, I've searched the threads, but have not found anyone else with this exact problem... I am hoping that someone might have an idea. I have a 2000 e46 with OEM Xenons. I am experiencing the following problems: Slight to Moderate color shift on the passenger side Intermittent failure of...
  11. 325xi Acceleration Issue

    General E46 Forum
    Today 03:15 PMjgall I have a 2003 325xi with about 1280k miles. The car has developed an intermittent issue that only appears after the car has been driven for 90+ miles at 65-75 mph. At this point, if you come to a stop and then attempt to accelerate, the car shutters violently. However, if...
  12. Alarm Not Working / No Beep or Siren, Only Lights Blinking

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Firstly, I have searched, and am still searching, many different websites. I know that I have an alarm, it used to work. My car would also beep when it was activated using the remote, along with the flashing of the cornering lights. But recently, I was out shopping the alarm was set off, when...
  13. Disconnecting the Rain Sensor

    General E46 Forum
    My wiper rain sensor is woefully ineffective. I'm not sure if it's the type of misty rain that we get in Vancouver, but I regularly find myself shouting "wipe, dammit!" at my windscreen. (Yes, I've made sure that the sensor is clear of grime.) I've read on this forum that you can simply...
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