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  1. 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...
  2. Really Starting to hate E46's...

    General E46 Forum
    Hi everyone, not really active on the forum but do on time to time. So I got 2 330's. Both Sedans. 2001 and 2003. The 2001 I bought it high mileage, 270k Km. Apparently it was lady driven. This also happened couple of years ago, this was my first E46 not my first BMW. So i somewhat knew how...
  3. E46 zhp problems and headers question

    General E46 Forum
    New to the forumz from canada just got a 04 330i zhp 4 door silver few questions hope you guys can help! (A)I have a slight hesistation (lag) only between 2500-3000rpm you can feel it most in gears 3 and up under light throttle. You cannot notice it ever under full throttle. also sometimes the...
  4. E46 330CI - Door Unlocking Problem

    General E46 Forum
    Hey Guys, I have a 2001 E46 330CI with door lock problems. I know that there are probably 100+ posts about this, however, after reading those and threads I still can't find any solution. When I press unlock on my key fob, it makes the sound that the doors are unlocking, however, the actual...
  5. Shopping for an e46 video.

    Video & Internet Clips
    I have collected a bunch of information from the e46 buyers guide (with creators permission) http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1007722 into a video with some of my own experiences. I'm having a lot of fun making this youtube channel. My talking-on-camera skills need a bit of work...
  6. Not Quite Sure What's Wrong

    General E46 Forum
    My car has been sitting for a little while as I'm a college student and didn't want to pay for the full coverage on my car (2004 330xi 6 speed). I did however start and run it monthly for the past year and a half. Recently started having some problems. After jumping the car (it's cold here and...
  7. Help! Harman Radio wont turn on (fuses are fine)

    General E46 Forum
    Hello this is my first post here, I just bought an '02 330i with only 65k after owning an '85 535i (e28) for two years. Learned how to do all of my own work on the e28 so I'm expecting to adjust to the newer learning curve of the e46 My car is equipped with the Harman Radio System, but it won't...
  8. Common e46 issues & solutions!

    General E46 Forum
    Hey all Thought I'd write a post outlining some of the more common issues with the e46's from my personal experience, if you have anything to add or any corrections, your feedback will be appreciated :D Seeing as a lot of them are hitting 15 years old now, it's only fair to expect a few...
  9. Hand brake problems

    Suspension & Braking
    So I own a 2004 330ci and what I've noticed about my car is that when I pull my handbrake whenever I park, the higher I pull it up; the harder it is to put it back down. One day I pulled it as far up as I could because I was on a hill and when I was ready to leave and had to push the handbrake...
  10. 325i cooling fan problems

    General E46 Forum
    Hey all, About this time last year I started having over heating problems as my car was reaching 100k miles. I thought it was just the cooling system starting to fail so I started off by replacing the radiator which for some reason solved the over heating problem so I didn't give it any...
  11. BSW Soundplicity Control iii sound issues

    Mobile Electronics Forum
    Hey all, I have recently installed the BSW soundplicity control iii in my 2005 BMW 330i ZHP with Harman/Kardon sound. I'm hoping there are some here who have some experience with this system as I am having some issues. The installation went flawlessly and it really was simple to do. I am having...
  12. HELP! OIL LEAK!

    HELP! OIL LEAK!

    Hey guys, I'm new to this forum and this is my first post. Recently I've been having issues with my '05 330ci leaking oil. I just got under and realized that there was oil leaking down from the front skid plate. As I looked closer I noticed that the steering rack was covered in oil. This weekend I'
  13. HELP! OIL LEAK!

    HELP! OIL LEAK!

    Hey guys, I'm new to this forum and this is my first post. Recently I've been having issues with my '05 330ci leaking oil. I just got under and realized that there was oil leaking down from the front skid plate. As I looked closer I noticed that the steering rack was covered in oil. This weekend I'
  14. HELP! OIL LEAK!

    HELP! OIL LEAK!

    Hey guys, I'm new to this forum and this is my first post. Recently I've been having issues with my '05 330ci leaking oil. I just got under and realized that there was oil leaking down from the front skid plate. As I looked closer I noticed that the steering rack was covered in oil. This weekend I'
  15. Grinding RPM drop while driving

    General E46 Forum
    Hello all, first post on here. Recently, my amazing grandmother handed me down her 2003 BMW 325i. I have noticed that while driving at normal cruising speeds (40mph) there is a dump in the RPM and a very rough grinding noise. Auto transmission and new spark plugs as of 3 days ago. Sound seems to...
  16. HELP, 04 M3 Electrical Problem Alternator?

    General E46 Forum
    So I have had my car now for about a month and a half. I have had no problems at all out of the car and am so excited to drive it every time i get in it. I bought the car from the bmw dealership and they put in an "I owe you" to fix the volume knob on my factory radio that was "sticking" a...
  17. courtesy lights/ key issue.

    General E46 Forum
    Kso. the 'rents came home with a '03 330ci cabrio for my brithday. It's my first bmw and I'm clueless as to anything maintenance related on the car. I cant figure out the courtesy lights, my key isnt working properly and I figure it needs reprogrammed (if someone knew how that be super) is...
  18. Starting Car resets computer

    General E46 Forum
    This has been an issue for me for a While and I still haven't found out the cause. Every time I start my car the Trip ODO, MPG, Clock and MPH reset. I have checked the batter cable and all seems to be good. Has anyone ever experienced this? What things could I look at?
  19. Strange Noise on Starting Car...

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys I have been been having some issues recently on starting the car. 50% of the time it kicks over beautifully, but every other time i turn the key and nothing happens just a whirring sound and then when turn the key back it'll get an ugly kick as it sound like something has not engaged...
  20. HELP! 2000 323i stalling, no power, eating gas

    General E46 Forum
    Hello all, I have a 2000 bmw 323i, the other day i was driving and the engine light came on. All was fine at the time until the next morning. I started the car and noticed it had very lttle pull unless i floored it it just barley hauled itself. Next thing at a light the rpm starts swinging...
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