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  1. Passenger electric mirror not working

    General E46 Forum
    First post so bear with me... 330ci The strange thing is that with the switch set to either side the controls only adjust the driver-side mirror. You'd think with the switch set to the driver side that would work and switched to passenger mirror nothing would happen but no, still driver-side...
  2. No throttle response

    General E46 Forum
    So, I blew my brake booster check valve for my 01 325i (auto), and had to pull the intake to replace it, I already knew the process for getting it out and all, so everything goes fine. Then after everything is back together and connected, I try to start it, and it doesn't start. So I remove all...
  3. Just bought E46 318i, lots of problems. Help!

    General E46 Forum
    So I just bought 99' 318i with 222k on the clock. The overall look of the car seems very good. Interior is a bit dirty and near tires I can see that there was rust which was fixed with some kind of rust paste repair kit. Now this is my second car and Im not a car guy at all so I just blindly...
  4. Engine light going out by itself

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys, Case is i have had a engine light for a few months now on my 2000 E46 323i, The code is: P0173 "Fuel Trim, Bank 2 - Malfunction" I've been trying to figure it out, and think that I've narrowed it down to a vacuum leak. (Did a smoke test, and smoke came out, however I've yet to...
  5. Loud buzzing noise at ~2.2k rpm

    General E46 Forum
    Hello fellas, So a couple months ago i managed to acquire a 04 320i m-sport with 63k km's on the clock. Quickly after i got the car there has been a loud buzzing noise coming on at arround 2.2k rpm's. If i had to describe the noise in frequency i would say its like a bee but with a...
  6. Clunking sound from front left wheel. Help!

    General E46 Forum
    Hey everyone! Ok so, my 323ci has started making some clunking noises from the front left tire. I have coilovers and they have been on the car since I bought it. Recently I got told by a inspector that the front left coilover was leaking a little, but that it was nothing to be concerned about...
  7. Clunking sound from front left wheel. Help!

    Suspension & Braking
    Hey everyone! Ok so, my 323ci has started making some clunking noises from the front left tire. I have coilovers and they have been on the car since I bought it. Recently I got told by a inspector that the front left coilover was leaking a little, but that it was nothing to be concerned about...
  8. Diagnostic inquiry

    General E46 Forum
    I have a car BMW e46 318i 1995 ccm with engine n42 (143 hp) made 2004 / Jaunuary. When analyzing OBD data with Konnwei KW850 diagnostic computer, I checked the fuel mixture preparation. I need help with one piece of information. A diagnostic computer displays "datastream", where they are basic...
  9. Diagnostic inquiry

    Europe
    I have a car BMW e46 318i 1995 ccm with engine n42 (143 hp) made 2004 / Jaunuary. When analyzing OBD data with Konnwei KW850 diagnostic computer, I checked the fuel mixture preparation. I need help with one piece of information. A diagnostic computer displays "datastream", where they are basic...
  10. Mirrors: drivers works, passenger doesn't ... no change with seat memory settings

    General E46 Forum
    Hi All- After a few years of having a random passenger side mirror - would land in random spots after Reverse dip - it turned out that it was a pinched ribbon and that a door panel re-attach was the fix. Now, sadly ... it seems to have crapped out completely. Here are the facts: 1. No...
  11. [HELP] Left-side Mirror does not fold back?!

    General E46 Forum
    Hi guys. I have a strange problem with folding mirrors on my 1999 E46 Coupe. Mirrors were on the car fitted from factory. Adjusting the mirrors works fine both on left & right side. Never had problems with that. Problem is with folding - when I press the button to fold, BOTH mirrors go up...
  12. Am i being lied to???

    Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
    Ok so simple question. ( I think ) My friend claims he knows EVERYTHING about BMW's. As he once owned a 330 ZHP. Anyway, im a 17 year old student saving up for a 330ci. He tells me not to get a e46 because the Trannys suck. He told me the automatic tranny wont last past 120,000 miles... Is...
  13. E46 compact (05 plate) help!

    General E46 Forum
    Ok guys, So Saturday last week I finally got rid of my diesel astra and converted over a BMW E46 COMPACT 316ti es. So the other day the coolant light came on so I put a litre of coolant in and all ran fine until the next day I popped to the garage to pick up some tobacco. Got back into my car...
  14. Please help!

    General E46 Forum
    Hi! I have a trisky problem with my bmw 316 e46. Often when I unlock the car, I press the button on the key, then the lights go on, but the doors do not lock up. So when I press the button inside the car, nothing happens. But from the key I can both lock the car and open the boot, but I can not...
  15. Replaced alternator and battery twice, battery light still on!

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys, I don't post too much since i can usually figure out my cars issues but today i'm really stumped! About 2 months ago the alternator went out on my 2004 330ci, the car died and the battery light came on. The battery was dead and it was obvious the alternator had given up. I bought a new...
  16. Heated seat issue

    General E46 Forum
    I've had this car for about a year now and it's time to finally figure out what is wrong with my heated seats. I've checked the fuses so far and they are fine. When touching the buttons on both sides the lights all flash once and that is it. Any ideas before I start blindly buying parts? Here...
  17. E46 M3 Toast at 100K miles???

    ///M3 Forum
    Hey guys this is my first post here on the forums. However not my first time being on here. A few months back I bought a 2002 e46 M3 SMG with 94K miles on it. It had been serviced by BMW throughout it's entire life and had carfax reports to back it up. I payed $13,995 for it which seemed...
  18. Should i replace the CCV?

    General E46 Forum
    The other day as i was backing my 99 328i out of the garage i looked in my rear view and saw an abnormal amount of exhaust. At first i thought it was just very cold so the exhaust was very visible but i got out of the car had checked it for myself, the smoke coming out of my tail pipe was bone...
  19. Excessive play in Shifter (not the ball joint)

    General E46 Forum
    Hi, This will be my first time posting here. I have just bought my first bmw, a 330ci 6-spd manual. Something i noted was how much play there was in the shifter and when i opened it up I couldn't see that anything was bad right away, all the bearings visible from inside the car were in good...
  20. Rattling

    General E46 Forum
    Ever since I bought this car over a year ago, it has had a slight ticking/clicking sound that only happens when the car is returning to idle (if I rev it up it starts clicking as the rpms fall). I was able to hear the sound much more when I was next to curbs or walls and let off the gas since...
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