Stop Worrying, Anything Can Be Fixed!
Having car problems can be very stressful. Newer cars have increased comfort by incorporating more and more electrical parts (motors, wires...you name it). These parts, of course, will fail in time and it might seem like the end of the world. Don`t worry, it`s not!
First things to check:
Most electrical problems can be easily fixed by checking the following:
- The fuse box
- The wiring in the the trunk that is attached to the battery
Most BMWs have the fuse box located in the glove box compartment. Older BMWs have it in the trunk near the battery, so check both these locations.
Check for bad fuses by taking them out one by one.
A bad fuse is the most likely cause of electrical problems, so start with this step before taking your car apart trying to find the bad wire or contact point.
Test Your Car Battery
A discharged battery won't let you start your car in cold weather, but an extremely discharged battery won`t let you start your car even in warm weather.
Battery Voltage and State of Charge:
12.66v . . . . . . . . . . 100%
12.45v . . . . . . . . . . 75%
12.24v . . . . . . . . . . 50%
12.06v . . . . . . . . . . 25%
11.89v . . . . . . . . . . 0%
Many shops will test your car's battery for free. Please keep in mind that a discharged battery doesn't need replacing most of the time. The problem is that with short trips in the city traffic, your alternator won't be able to charge your battery enougg—it'll be just a matter of time until it starts causing problems.
BMW Steering Wheel Lock (ELV)
The "steering wheel lock" error pops up when the battery is low and usually in cold weather. The bad thing is that after this error pops up you will have a limited number of times to start your car, after which the Start button will be useless. It's not a problem with the steering wheel column, but due to the fact that the mechanism doesn't go all the way back (low battery), it will store that error which cannot be reset from the dashboard.
FIX: Get yourself a BMW K+DCAN cable and diagnostic software to reset your ELV lock.
The software suite and much more info on coding your BMW can be found online.
By running that simple job your car will be fixed!
You will have your own diagnostic and coding tools to work with and you won`t have to pay a dime at the stealership!
If you run into any electrical problems you can leave a comment and I will gladly help you and add the problem to the list so that other people can learn how to fix them. If you like to DIY, you can save a lot of money and most BMW problems can be fixed easily with the right tools and software.
This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.
Kanhaiya on August 30, 2020:
Hi iam having bmw530d 2010 in my display its showing electrical power supply please check it’s showing when we r stopping the car
joseph mccormick on August 30, 2020:
hi i have indicators that flash very fast on using the stalk but warning lights run perfectly .all lights are working fine the fog light warning sign is showing but they work ok..any ideas please
Janet on August 29, 2020:
Hi i have 2 little lights just above the passenger front light that's not going out when you switch off and can't find the earth wires, we have a BMW x5 2002 e53 can you help
Rob Molco on August 27, 2020:
Hi, my 2004 E60 530i was parked uphill during heavy rainfall, MPM & Park sensor modules submerged. I now have no electrics in car, ordered replacement MPM with correct part no. will this require reprogramming. Will the park sensor module require replacing as well?
Jennifer on August 26, 2020:
I have a 2010 BMW X3. It stalled a few times and we took it in and they said the battery was dead and wasn't hooked up right plus I needed a new alternator. I had the battery and the alternator replaced but now they say have have electrical problems. Any ideas on what I can do?
Tonya on August 22, 2020:
So I have a 2016 BMW that has no power and fuses and I need to tow it home for a parts car how do I unlock the steering.
Sidthedog on August 20, 2020:
Hi My BMW Z4 has had a refurbished ABS pump fitted and works fine.
The problem is the warning lights are still on. The BMW Garage can't shut the lights off even though there's no fault any more.
Can I remove the fuses to turn the lights off. Or is there another way
A M Orriell on August 07, 2020:
My battery was losing charge, I had a new one fitted, that still lost charge. I however found out that leaving my automatic lights on the on position was the issue. I turn it to off and my battery is fine. My car is a BMW X3 Sport 2007.
How can I resolve this now minor problem .
Mick Dunn on August 04, 2020:
I have an 05 BMW 545/A Ive had e39 540s all my life and still have a very nice one!, So I do all of my own work ! Engine trans swaps to coding Nd programming! But this e60 has been nothing but a pain!
So bought thus car it was low miles had some new parts but was hit the ass!! All new GTR bumpers hood tuned up all new camshaft sensors trans fluid plugs coil packs you name it I’ve done it till recently I just purchased an Aucel BM700 obd2 box to register a battery drain problem
Here’s my problem battery dead bought new dry cell for the car next day battery dead plugged aucel box in registered battery reset adaptations for trans because it lock itself into 4 gear if you run it to hard in sport or manual!! So I figured the adaptations was never reset so I did that!
Now the car slips when changing from gear to gear every time unless you carefully feather the throttle peddle and help it along and of course my battery was dead this morning but it will start all day long !
But if it sets overnight it’s dead so we started pulling the hot cable off every night because I heard it clicking the past few times while working on it it’s almost like it’s no going to sleep ?! Something is staying live and draining this battery !!?
Norman Boucher on August 04, 2020:
I have a 2008 BMW X5. My back up camera doesn’t work anymore, my signal light only blinks once instead of 3 times when using the change lane feature, my key fob no longer unlocks doors. I’m getting a low beam head light malfunction and a parking break sensor malfunction alert every time I start my car. I just replaced the battery and alternator and I’m still having the same
Rob J on August 02, 2020:
Hi, I have a BMW X5 E70 2007, it’s reporting a number of bulb failures but when I check the bulbs they are all fine, any clues thanks Rob
Jason on July 26, 2020:
My display or the screen u control climate entertainment n navig keeps turning off n on. Not sure or what the deal is please help....I really am lost. I can’t do anything w out it running. Right
Noreen Cruz on July 25, 2020:
I bought a 2002 320i bmw. It cranks and wont start. I checked the fuel pump fuse it was blown so i changed it again and it blew again. So, i checked the fuel pump plug theres no power. Please help me
Maerki82 on July 25, 2020:
I have 2010 bmw 328i the windows and mirrors does not work installed new footwell new master switch. Took it to mechanic to initialize the footwell and he said it was fine and was able to roll down windows with his computer can’t afford for him to look I have ohmed the wires to door plug and they were fine any ideas
Mike on July 14, 2020:
Please help me:
I have some big issues
My bmw 325d 2007 has started playing up really bad here is what is happening......
- First my steering lock won't engage yellow steering light comes on when take the key out
- Fuel gauge keeps fluctuating up and down
- Indicators won't cancel on there own either
I have some more problems but I'll wait for this reply first
Kayjay520 on July 07, 2020:
I have a 2002 BMW 330 I. Recently the driver side headlights went out but the other side OK. I replace the bulbs but that’s not the problem. I can’t seem to find the fuses related to the headlights. If anybody has any ideas I’d appreciate it thanks
GH on July 05, 2020:
hello where can u get the software and BMW scan tool is it expensive? how do u work it? thanks
Tanny on July 03, 2020:
BMW X5 Xdrive 35i N55 E70 with 75,000 miles. Car overheated, drove it home after engine cooled down. Ran ista+ on it and have no fault codes for electric water pump. I tried the self bleed system but it does not work. I do not see or hear water pump working. When I run the engine idle 15 minutes later temperature goes up to 240 degrees, the high fan kicks on and does not bring the temperature down. I shut off the engine to cool it down. The cooling fan works with the a/c on. But when I put the heat on full blast I am getting cool to warn air blowing and the electric fan never kicks on. I disconnected the cooling temperature switch for a minute and the high speed cooling fan kicked on. I plugged it back. Everything else works fine, engine idles at steady 700rpm. So my question is, should there be fault codes for electric water pump.
Susan McC on July 02, 2020:
I have a BMW 218i which has a wiring problem, its 5 years. A BMW garage want £1000 for 6 hours to find out what the problem is.
They can not say it will fix the problem and can not say how much it will be to fix the problem.
They are offering me £5,500 as its faulty and its worth £8,000, What do I do? I need help asap!!
Sonhunt2 on June 29, 2020:
I don't have life in my instrument panel and my emergency flashers won't go off. Anybody know what's up?
Swagdaddy Steve on June 27, 2020:
2004 330ci 149,000 miles, auto transmission
Changed battery installing Champion h7.
Upon connecting the battery all 3 break lights lit up and stay on.
Without the key in the ignition all power is active, meaning the, wipers, the windows, the ac etc will operate. The dash board Also stays illuminated. I have read many posts on checking the voltage and fuses etc but nothing is clear for all power still being live without the key in the ignition, the car starts and drives fine. It’s when you turn it off that it seems to be possessed. I’ve detached the neg terminal on the battery so it doesn’t get drained. Doing this has me fearful that I’m going to fry something every time I have to reconnect the terminal due to the surge of power. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
Bryant on June 24, 2020:
My heat/ac will turn on at random when i hit a big bump or just random times in general. I turned off the auto settings and all the other programed things for the heat/ac but still randomly comes on and stays on until i turn it off. 2005 BMW 745li
steveb650 on June 22, 2020:
my son has a bmw 328i 2008 took it to mechanic ,and they are having a hard time finding electrical issue he is having the brake light will stay on after turning car off and wouldn't start after he dropped it off,then they call back next morning and say it starts but has lots of error codes and may need a starter and need oil pan gasket and will be 2200. advice him to sell car . how can we find out if it is fixable problem have a code reader but don't think it is reliable ( harbor freight) brand
Sambl on June 20, 2020:
My name e46 n42 2003 keeps popping battery, abs light and drains battery charge... I have gotten alternator checked and mechanic told me it's ok....what could be the cause of this?
Martin Dole on June 18, 2020:
I have a 330d 2006 no power at all changes battery can hear clicking coming from fuse box in glovebox
Yasin umar on June 16, 2020:
Hi,i have issues with ma trunk when i close and get in the car if i press the break and release it opens the trunk what could be the problem its a e92 m3 2008
jhowardholmes on June 15, 2020:
I have a 2007 BMW 750i and like Rob Reese post 7 months ago, when I listen to my radio or cd player, periodically (about every 3 - 5 minutes) I hear a single short spark sound from my speakers and then my sound goes out for about 10 to 20 seconds and then my sound returns.
I also lose all computer control which comes on and off at the same time and frequency.
Does anyone know what this problem is and if I can go about fixing it?
James on June 14, 2020:
Hi, BMW 2005 540i E60 V8 despite getting the steering wheel lock message..
I am experiencing the Ignition START/STOP button will not TURN OFF the engine.
I eventually removed the black negative cable and engine did switch off after increasing the revs ( but would remain in idle if i did not switch off.
The engine does START as normal with START/STOP button, but will not TURN OFF?
Is this a fuse problem or total ignition switch. Your assistance would be helpful !
Guri on June 06, 2020:
Changed valve cover gasket but didn’t disconnect the battery and now the car has no voltage inside /doesn’t sense the key as well::checked fuse box::only half of them shows the voltage other half only shows when i connect the tester to +ve instead of ground:;,any help would be appreciated
Dominic320d on June 06, 2020:
Hi, need help, if any body had this ,while driving Electronic failure pops up
Pull over and contact the nearest dealer ,so we did,bmw dealer said can not find any problems,now it pops up a lot
His advice is to disconect the - cable and reset it,then its driveable,
Coan not do this forever,under the dealer plug in none of the sensors or code come with a problem
Help 320d 2011 sedan
Dennis on June 02, 2020:
My E91 is consuming battery too much, secondly I've changed so many air flowmeter it's still bringing out black smock, what should i do?
Steven Stennett on May 25, 2020:
I have a 2013 BMW 740LI which has no a/c blower operation. The low voltage current that should go to the resistor/output stage unit/regulator when operating the control is missing. Am I dealing with a control problem or is another unit in between?
Clay North on May 25, 2020:
I’ve had a couple of blowouts and I have two raw wires on both sides in the front bumper that I can’t find a home for . One set is yellow on green and black on green and the other I believe is red on blue and brown on blue
joyce bevelaqua on May 18, 2020:
i bought a bmw last nov. and my computer system never worked and i told them but they would not believe me. The car would go up and down when the wind was high and the tires would go up and down. Plus I could not get the navigation to work . Now they say I have to pay $ to fix it and I only got to drive it down the street!!!!!! THey say it was an animal that sued the wires!
Erik on May 17, 2020:
I have a 2010 bmw 328xi that won't crank. The headlights and taillights are stuck on and there is no power to the stereo or climate control or the power seats. I'm stumped. Car was Running fine.
Tyeisha on May 13, 2020:
i left sunroof open and flooded the inside.
It was driveable at first then car was going hay wire. You can drive it then it automatically put you in park or neutral. You will have to turn car on then off just to get it to go at times. Now car wont start at all. PLEASE HELP
Ryan Gardner on May 11, 2020:
2007 328i no voltage at front trim signal
Nikki on May 06, 2020:
Hi. I have a 3010 BMW 328i sedan
Today. While driving on the parkway the car battery light came on and then the windshield wipers started going by themself. Im jot sure what the problem is but when i gooogled it., im getting a lit of things saying this can be the alternator and not the actual battery. What do you think? What should I do now?
stevenau8 on May 03, 2020:
Hi I have 2014 bmw 528i My Ac/heating and radio unit has lost all power,everything else on the car works perfectly.I can still control the radio etc from the steering wheel. Any ideas???The detected data are: air conditioning status 0x246 missing receiver JBE transmitter IHKA air conditioning request, 0x2F9 missing receiver DME2, transmitter IHKA cooling and heating air conditioning requirements, 0x2F9 missing receiver DME, transmitter IHKA ZGM: central fault code memory is full No control unit failure
Bryce Henry on April 25, 2020:
I have a 2010 BMW X1 2.0 lt XDrive and we had a spill that went into Left Hand speaker under seat
Car is RH drive as I live in NZ
I removed the seat, cleaned mess, refitted seat and got air bag warning light but car would still run
I had battery disconnected while removing the seat
I tried the ODO button reset procedure and since doing that the car turns over but will not start
Battery has 12.54 Volts
Any ideas on how I can reset this issue
Oscar on April 20, 2020:
Hu ,i took out my battery of BMW e90 to start a other vehicle, when i put the same battery back my electronics were affected; no indicators, no wipers ,no central locking, head lights go on automatically and cannot be switched off. Please help .
Stephen Weil on April 01, 2020:
My 2014 BMW F30 was throwing a P036 diagnostic code for downstream O2 sensor, so I replaced. P036 came back immediately. I checked voltage to sensor. Although 12 v. line active, the 5 v. wire was not giving power to the heating circuit. My mechanic suggested checking fuse and that's where I am. Apparently this fuse is one of 5 fuses in driver side engine compartment but I'm not sure exactly where. I see a vertical black box that looks the right side with a lot of wiring coming into side, with the box almost up against the edge of compartment on driver side. If that is it, I have no idea how to open it. Help.
Jorge Hernandez on March 24, 2020:
I’m having a problem I drive the car and the cluster turns off once I get to where I’m going I turn off it won’t let me turn it back on for a while
Kody on March 18, 2020:
Hello so I’m receiving these three codes and was wondering if i was able to st but a new FRM and have it flashed or If it’s something more serious
2008 328xi coupe sport I belive i have a N51 engine?
9CBB- Short circuit fualt
9CC0 - Communications with step motor controller on the right disturbed
9315- ALC system faulty
Any help will do thanks guys
Nicholas on March 12, 2020:
my steering has lost all its power and short after my engine started shaking what could this be
Steven Good on March 12, 2020:
Hi I have 2014 bmw 520d m sport.My Ac/heating and radio unit has lost all power,everything else on the car works perfectly.I can still control the radio etc from the steering wheel. Any ideas???
Donna Wells on March 11, 2020:
My 2014 BMW x1 left tail light is not working i have changed bulb and curcuit board still no light so i replaced the whole assembly still no light i had wires checked and was told the yellow wire wasnt pushing power what should i do now
Jorge taylor on February 27, 2020:
My drivers side controls are not working. I tried replacing it still didn’t work. I know the windows work because I can open them all with the key, and at one point the center console convertible button but not that stopped working as well as the trunk button I can only open the trunk with physical key. BMW 335i 2008
Richard Reavis on February 25, 2020:
I have a BMW 2007 525i is set here for long time cuz we lost the key I charge the battery bought a new key coded key and the key will not turn in the ignition assemble comes up with a key and a line through it sometimes a steering lock symbol comes up what's the problem
Kari on February 23, 2020:
I drove my 2008 750li parked it went out the next day to start would not start crank nothing no lights i tried to jump it still nothing can someone help me
Paul C. on February 19, 2020:
It seems that my BMW's battery discharge after few uses, it suppose to have a minimum of 500 Ma but the meter is showing 00.12 Ma! I checked this while the battery is disconnected and the meter's connected in parallel between the car wires and the battery! What should I do? firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
James on February 15, 2020:
I have 2009 X3 with 121k but only 20k on new Bmw crate engine. Warranty replacement.
Car starts right up, but feels like it is missing and diesel it badly.
Changed all coils and plugs. No change.
Check engine, temp, tire pressure, bulb out warning lights are all on.The clock has to be reset every time we turn off ignition. The battery was just replaced and is fully charged.
Plugged in a Bluetooth obd2 scanner. It says it is not connected to a vehicle.
Have disconnected battery and reconnected.
Greg Crane on February 11, 2020:
I have a 2013 BMW X5. In wet and/or rainy weather I get the message, ' Electrical System Malfunction". The dinging starts and the dash lights go off repeatedly. This does not happen when it's dry out. I've read that it may be related to moisture or water entering through vents for the sunroof. How do I locate those vents and what do I do to effect a positive result? Help! Thanks.
Greg Crane on February 11, 2020:
I have a 2013 BMW x5. In wet or rainy weather recently "electrical system malfunction" has appeared on the dash screen and most if not all the lights go off intermittently. This does not ever happen in dry weather. The battery has been replaced. I've read that water may have entered through the sunroof vents. I'm not sure how to locate them or what to do once I locate them. Help!
Michelle Payette on February 10, 2020:
I have a 2013 Bmw 328i and it will not start and none of the dash board lights ip..it does not just NOT START, but the moment the door is opened it dings and says "Transmission Malfunction".
When I press the button it keeps saying "Transmission Malfunction" I just replaced the car battery a couple months ago so I doubt that the problem as well I replaced the fob batteries thinking that might be the problem yesterday.
Has anyone ever heard of this happening? It for a couple days before today acted like it didn't want to start and now all of this is happening.
matt on January 27, 2020:
my phone has stopped paring with bmw x5 2009 model. It just comes up stating contact bmw services with a phone number to call
Elias on January 23, 2020:
I have a 328i e36 its keep on giving me problem with lights i checked fuses all ryt bright is working and fog lights but the head lights are the problem how can I solve that problem
Raj1969 on January 21, 2020:
BMW 318D 2011
The headlights and taillights stay on for a while even after turning light switch off and car off. Also when they do go out, the taillights & brake lights start flickering for a while? Many thanks.
Hamilton on January 12, 2020:
Dolphin 1994 E36 simply cuts all electrics even if I am driving and won't start and the battery get drainen and when I take one terminal off it sparks even if key is off ignition and I know it's a short but don't know where to look. All fuses are 100% OK. Where can I look?
Nika on January 09, 2020:
I have 2009 328I series 3 just got it like 5 days ago, all of a sudden the windows wont roll down and none of my lights. I really like the car and was wondering what could be wrong with it and if its affordable so I wont have to return it back to the dealership
Ronnie on January 06, 2020:
Air bag and tire warning lights come on for no apparent reason, the radio goes out, directional lights on dash go out also, and when wiper blades are activated warning lights go out and things then appear normal. Have 2008 x3 BMW. What should I check first? How do I get at the intermittent relay? The fuses? The relay in general...Many thanks.
Will on January 04, 2020:
BMW 323i car ran out of gas and then battery went dead leaving wipers and hazard lights on, now the signal lights won’t work and one window is stuck at the half way open position and power windows will not work at all
joseph borja on January 03, 2020:
i have a 2013 bmw x3 with a low beam and adaptive headlight malfunction.. all the fuses are good checked them all with a testlight, i would like to know if i can get a wiring schematic for the lightin g circuit...there is no voltage to the left side low/high beam lite connector
Michael on December 27, 2019:
Pls My BMW325i dasboard system isnt coming on & my car not starting(including locked steering wheel) even after inserting key. What can i do to fix this pls?
Haji on December 17, 2019:
I got BMW e90 starting but no power in the dash and no windows
Joe theriault on December 13, 2019:
Have 2013 328 In cold weather rear signal lights don’t work,front work but go fast gas gage doesn’t show properly,trunk realease won’t work,need to open from rope tied to inside realease,lighting alerts on dashboard show problem, I live in Brighton Ontario,by cold it may happen at minus 5 or 6 degrees Had same problem last February,drove to Florida.by time I got to Nashville and warmer weather problems corrected
Collem on December 11, 2019:
My 2014 bmw 316 i left headlight is not working. What can be the problem?
Sayrul607 on December 10, 2019:
Hi I have bmw 2006 3 series and found the battery drains problem. It’s the fuse number 30. Now what’s the solution as fuse 30 is linked with ignition and steering so don’t know what to do. Can you please help me with this. Many thanks
Sergio on December 06, 2019:
Have a 2005 525i can’t find the battery drain also it causes the alternator to short out and smoke. I have replaced the battery and alternator 3 times. I do have a passenger front door comfort access tag handle carrier service message.
neil on November 29, 2019:
i have a 1985 735i ,it sat for to many years and i have replaced hoses fuel filter cleaned the pickup pump ,now it has died no gas flow ,got spark but no go. checked the fuse for the fuel pumps but i cannot locate the fuel pump relay even with a manual i have , any thoughts or fixes? help would be very much appreciated
Angel on November 27, 2019:
My 2002 Bmw 330i kills the battery alternator is good battery is good but after a while battery light comes on and battery keeps getting lower and lower till it dies again alternator bin tested and it good and allow battery
Foster on November 25, 2019:
My 2008 750 li doesn’t start lights come on I thought it was the battery but it wasn’t it won’t turn over wht could that problem be?
Dylan on November 24, 2019:
Dashboard on my 2015 640i is blank. This is the digital dashboard showing speed & revs. Car starts and runs fine, other dashboard functions eg signals, fuel, temp working fine. It's a bit like old tv channel signal when you're not quite on the right channel - you can see vague lines when you change the transmission setting (which also changes the dashboard format) but nothing happening. Car has sat for a few weeks so thought might be battery but have driven it for a while and it behaves fine.
Charles on November 23, 2019:
My 2005 BMW z,4 has a problem killing my battery over night. The alternator is good. Battery good.starter is good. Electrical problem some where. Don't know where. Any suggestions.
Michelle on November 22, 2019:
My 2002 BMW 530I has been doing really wierd things, steering column, goes up and down, in and out, my interior lights, randomly flash, steering wheel buttons, for radio , work randomly, the cruise control, and horn not working , side mirrors do not tilt down when in reverse, the visor lights etc work randomly! Im not sure what to check or if its serious!! Help please !!!
Demir on November 17, 2019:
Hello there my bmw 530xi is blowing computer I already put in couple and blows them up not sure if you have anything on that please help thanks
Bobby on November 15, 2019:
I have a 2005 545i and my windows stop working and my sunroof and my door lock and windows wiper all at the same time radio also
Susan on November 13, 2019:
2013 x1 not starting intermittent. One dealer said it was a fuel pump and replaced it. Next day wouldnt start. Now replaced battery. 2 days later won't start. 6 weeks now and dealer trying to figure it out. Help please!
Nathan4211 on November 12, 2019:
Hi, i was recently checking my fuses for my air con and pulled a few out and replaced in exact same spot, however now my ccc screen doesn't work (the radio still does) and there was a few other problems. My question is should i have disconnected the battery before pulling out fuses? I have a bmw x6 2008 I cant even set the time anymore.
Please does anyone know,
Monica on November 10, 2019:
I have 2005 bmw 330ci. It had been sitting for about six months. So I charged up the battery and it worked great took it for a drive everything worked. The next day I came out remote didn’t work, so unlock the doors start it windows didn’t work on either side and in the back. The lock button in the car didn’t work, wipers wouldn’t work. But everything else seems to work fine. So I changed all fuses, checked wiring where I can easily see in the trunk, doors, removed glove box and checked their to. Need help please.
Wade Hadi on November 06, 2019:
I cant seem to find diagram for 2010 528i fuse box. I took out a few fuses to see if they were bad when i did that tge car started saying electrical problems and alarm stop working wipers just come on when car is off but key is in and a few other electrical messages. Maybe i put them back wrong?
Karen on November 04, 2019:
I didn't even start my BMW 525i 2007,,for about two months because I was in the hospital,,now the car won't even start, the parking position light isn't even on,,all I have is a key fob and it won't do anything,,like all the power is out completely please help me thanks very much!!
Rob Reese on October 31, 2019:
I have a 2005 BMW 745li and everytime I listen to my radio or cd player, periodically (about every 3 - 5 minutes) I hear a single short spark sound from my speakers and then my sound goes out for about 10 to 20 seconds and then my sound returns.
Does anyone know what this problem is and how I can go about fixing it?
Bill on October 26, 2019:
Hello, I mis-posted about the headlights not working. It seems it's only the power windows and audio from the stereo. All lights work as do the power seats. I only have the ignition and door ket until I can get a master from the dealer.
Bill on October 26, 2019:
I just bought a 1998 Z3 Roadster with the 1.9. The power windows headlights won't work and there's no audio coming from the aftermarket stereo receiver. I am told there was a new "Body Control Module" installed but was not programmed. Interior lights work as do blinkers. Before I dig into the fuse box, I thought I would ask about this coding issue. I'm New to BMW's.
Nitin on October 23, 2019:
My car is x6 BMW. When I drive my car and when the turn my staring wheel any side the tyer is sttakup so what is the reason plz solved my problem.
George on October 21, 2019:
Hi I have a 1996 e39 528i bmw and I have electrical problem. (1) my ac display light is blinking on and off constantly. (2) when I try to lock the doors the actuators make noise but none of the door locks non goes down I have to manually lock the driver door with the key only the gas tank will lock.(3) the dash display light will come on sometimes then another time it just blink and go out blank. And when that happen none of the gauges work. The car will start most time but some times u turn the key u get nothing and sometimes the car start and it idling quit fine are drive and it just shut off. A technician once told my wife that he has to buy a ralay under where the key switch is connect to stable the current going to the starter so that it will start good but I’m here now and yes it will start most times but still will have the problems that I listed and I feel like removing that relay so please if u can help me with this request
Terrance Mitchiner on October 20, 2019:
I have a 2006 bmw 530xi just replaced starter and new battery was starting up fine forgot to register new battery now ignition don't come on and no crank no start took battery back got another new battery checked all fuses still ignition don't come on fully and no crank no start
Paul on October 20, 2019:
Got a 2007 525xi with 143,000 mi.
Everything seems perfect, no lights on but after like 45-60 minutes the xDrive shuts off and it goes to rear wheel drive on its own.
1- What is it/causes this?
2- How serious is it?
3- What am I looking at $ wise in repairs?
4- Should I just sell it as is and walk away?
Thanks for your input!!!
Elviaaa on October 18, 2019:
Ayee I’m having problems with my 550i 2011 it won’t stared it jusst sounds like it wanna stared but it dos it I have work on the car installing new ac compressor
Irfan on October 17, 2019:
Hi my BMW X5 2013 park sign coming up and also the knob stick menu not working Can’t see the vehicle status or set up any function can’t update software. and Also from air vent air not blowing up the air
George on October 17, 2019:
Hello am George from witbank so am looking for help for my car is 330i bmw e46 petrol car is automatic gearbox so i have electronic problem on my car my number 0614951434 am George
Marlon... on October 15, 2019:
Battery draining overnight problems.
Googled on what to check and how but still clueless.
60amp fuse in glove box, when removing it then voltage drops to 2.25 on multimeter, 14.54 when fuse is in
Alex Matthews on October 14, 2019:
Every time I open my door manually the alarm goes off - how do I stop it or disconnect it?
Peter on October 12, 2019:
E91 320d and
When its foggy or heavy rainy ( usually when winter is coming:] i can notice that after 3-5min of driving, power steering goes yellow on dashboard. Turning the engine off and on again helps for a bit but it issues comes back in 3-4 hours or it helps for next couple of days.
How to diagnose what’s happening?
Greg on October 11, 2019:
My car was near a fire I think before I purchased it now there are hundreds of faults that don’t exist
Sunnyboy on October 09, 2019:
I have a problem with my BMW 1 Series 116i 2011 model, I removed the battery there after the car stop indicating, electric window stop working, the headlight switch is no longer working, interior lights not working and when you put the key on ignition to start it automatically switch on the headlight.
Fayze Haira on October 07, 2019:
Hi I have a 2002 BMW 318i, afew warning lights such as engine, battery, airbag lights are on, revs have stopped & water temp is on boil. Can it be the can circuit? Or alternator causing my battery to go flat dash lights to go on? Has anyone else had these problems?
Jai on October 06, 2019:
I have a 2007 bmw 328 xi and a few days ago started to shudder and stalled - could restart the car and bring it home . However after that day it continued doing the same even after replacing spark plugs and coils . Then since yesterday the steering wheel lock is up and the car won’t start - any help is hugely appreciated . Thx
Jeffh44 on October 03, 2019:
I have a 2002 BMW X5 3.0i E53. The temperature gauge shoots all the way to the right when I turn the key on. Everything works it doesn’t overheat, blows hot air, AC works, fan works, everything works except for the gauge