BMW Electrical Problems: How to Solve Them Easy!

Updated on December 23, 2016

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 could seem like the end of the world but 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

BMW Fuse Box Location

Most BMWs have the fuse box located in the glove box compartment. Older BMWs have it in the trunk near the battery so check out both these locations.

Check for bad fuses by taking them out one by one

A bad fuse is most of the time the cause of electrical problems so start with this step before taking your car apart trying to find the bad wire or contact.

BMW won`t start electrical problem FIX

Have your car`s battery tested

A discharged battery won`t let you start your car in cold weather, a very 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 with short trips in the city traffic you alternator won`t be able to charge your battery enough and it`s just a matter of time until it starts making 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 didn`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 many 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!

UPDATES:

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.

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      Desmond Ng 

      25 hours ago

      Hi, i am having a voltage issues on my BMW f10 series 2011.

      The voltage is always not stable and it varies from 13.5 to 15.3 even when the car is at stop. I noticed that the I-Drive (USB) while i'm traveling (listening to mp3s from the USB) it will hang and stops then it will auto switch to FM radio function.

      Will you be able to advice me what went wrong?

      Battery replaced.

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      Smith 

      31 hours ago

      I can’t connect to any thing in my car via kdcan cable but it will run.

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      Katrina A Norman 

      38 hours ago

      I have many problems. 2000 740il. Here is a list of things that do not work now. Heater doesn't blow hot air, wipers, dash lights, door locks, steering wheel doesn't raise up or down, mirrors, fog lights, interior lights, seats, horn. I don't even know where to start fixing.

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      Jesska 

      2 days ago

      I have an 07 n54 . My cluster is staying on showing the time temperature and mileage even when car is off and in sleep mode . When car is crunk none of my gauges or gauge lights work . The blinkers and the lights for the a/c are not working either . All windows , headlights and door locks work fine .

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      Gregory Edgecombe 

      4 days ago

      Hi i own a 2001 318i BMW, it stays in low gear, and i scan it and got, EGS: solenoid 2 ! I change all the solenoids and still getting this code and the vehicle is still in low gear, what else can i check ?

      Thank you

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      Rikki Mask 

      7 days ago

      I have a 2006 bmw x5 and my radio playing when I start my truck and then it stops playing what can I do to fix this problem.

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      Marcy 

      8 days ago

      I have a 2004 BMW 530 I my screen will come on it will say BMW and then it'll blink down I noticed when I look up on YouTube people talking about the I drive I can hear distinct clicks my I drive does not click it just spins I ordered a new I drive but I'm wondering if that's my problem is my I drive out and it's not telling the screen what to do as far as I know this happened after the battery totally died but I got a new battery

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      Bob Lee 

      9 days ago

      Have 94 328i battery went flat now alarm won't turn off

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      phil lloyd 

      9 days ago

      all lights gone off .only front dip and rear lights on..

      switch not controlling them.

      only come on when you start car. bmw 320d 2011 184 bhp.

      just had clutch,flywheel fitted.

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      aaron boardman 

      10 days ago

      Hi everyone

      I have a 2008 BMW X6, and have had some starting problems. I have changed the battery and replaced the fuel pump relay, and still nothing. The car cranks but doesnt start.

      Can anybody Please please please HELP with some advice! :)

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      ShannonVincill 

      10 days ago

      Hi! I have a 2006 325ci bmw that is doing crazy stuff with the headlamps. On the passenger side the low beam light will periodically work then all of a sudden go off. Before it goes off I can see the indicator light on the switch will start flashing (it’s a green light that comes on when I have lights on) then it will go off when the light goes off. Help!! Please! Escharper@charter.net

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      Alex cyprusforall@yahoo.com 

      10 days ago

      hi my back windows rolled down slowly so i did manual reset holdimg up the windows for 20 sec. from the drivers control. now they work but the error window open pops up every 10 sec with sound and drives me crazy. i need to mention that the right back door switch not working but from the driver it does. coud this make the sensor to pop up error? thx

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      Jim 

      11 days ago

      My 2011 535i GT BMW’s Door locks are programmed to engage automatically upon driving. After I set the program, they work the first time I begin driving. The next time I restart the car and drive, they do not automatically engage. I am also experiencing issues with the air conditioning system sporadically blowing hot air, when the outside temperature is above 105 degrees. The BMW dealership has been unable to identify and solve these problems. Now, we just had it towed to the dealership, because the power steering just went out while we were driving it. I am concerned that there is something wrong with the electrical system.

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      taxiwardance 

      11 days ago

      i have a 08 535 and a weird thing happens when i pressure was the car. when i spray the doors from the handle down the four way flashers do a few blinks. they dont stay on just do a random blink. there is nothing wrong or weird with the car otherwise. just wondering if anyone would know the cause of this. thanks!

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      Shandalynn333@gmail.com 

      11 days ago

      I habe a 2000 bmw 528i an i habe replaced the blinker bulbs for the back an they still want work i habe also checked the fuses an they are all good any solutions

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      Ozz 

      2 weeks ago

      On my 2002 bmw 325i theres and electrical malfunction it all started with the visor mirror lights they went out and when i open tge mirror it pkays around with my dashboard then my honk stopped working and also the lights and buttons from my steering wheel then my seat warmersand dsc button stopped working as well and now my brake lights flicker without me pressing the break i could hear a noise sort of like a shortage behind my dashboard and when i hear it my brake lights flicker could it ve something in there where that noise is coming from? Or could it be that around my battery theres battery acid (i believe thats what it is)

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      Matic 

      2 weeks ago

      Problem with my e60 530d xdrive

      When it sits for few hours car unlocks steering lock and starts to crank but wont start and yellow steering lock light come..also cd player wont play and i drive display wont turn on ..after disconnecting the negative terminal from battery few times its starts normaly and also no problems with idrive steering or anything

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      debra blackmon 

      2 weeks ago

      my 2004 530i bmw was low on gas so i put gas in it gave me about 80 miles so i drove about 15 miles and i cut off and went back to try to crank my car it wouldnt start straight lines will come over on my dash board

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      CHARLES, E, MAGUIRE 

      2 weeks ago

      hi, i have a 2002 e39 touring 525d. its a great car with a view electrical bugs. one is the warning light on the dash tells me i have a rear off side light out but the all work. and the other is the rear heated screen . it is live all over the grid with a test light to earth but it does not defog.

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      Amck87 

      2 weeks ago

      On my 2002 bmw 325i all the warning lights (all 4) that let me know I have an exterior light out are all on and my blinkers are blinking as if there is a break in the circuit, but ALL my exterior lights are working.

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      Hector Vega 

      2 weeks ago

      Hello, I have a 2002 BMW 525I. It was giving me a difficult time starting. It would crank but shut off after seconds. Pressing the gas pedal felt as if no fuel was being discharged to the engine. My mechanic changed the fuel pump but apparently the pump is not receiving electrical power. He said he tested the relay and it seems good. Yet, problem persist. Any idea of what could be the causes for this malfunction?

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      BeccySue 

      2 weeks ago

      2006 325i wont start.

      Aux lights come on doors still unlock/lock radio works

      (Btw it had 1 mile to empty when i turned off)

      Rough start for the last week.... passenger side wheel well cover is off

      Possible issue. Key fob battery?

      Battery connection or charge (just got cold out)

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      Antwoine Fisher 

      2 weeks ago

      I have a 320D 2011. Randomly the remote locking failed, got in with the manual key. Put the key into the ignition and nothing. Electrics look to have failed. Battery has charge of around 75%. Got to the fuse box and tried to see if there's a lose fuse and whilst fumbling around the electrics came back to life and car started up as if nothings happened. Any idea here guys?

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      Rick Edwrds 

      2 weeks ago

      I have a short ? that drains the battery. 06 X5 alternator and battery are good. Rear brake light sometimes not working (replaced bulb) but a drain on the battery somewhere ? Anything common on this problem ?

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      Rodriguez 

      3 weeks ago

      I have an “6 x5 4.8is, replaced battery but car keeps dying, i have to jump it for it to start. They told me it could be some electrical issue, alternator seems to be working as per mechanic. Any help

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      Cova 

      3 weeks ago

      Rebuilt my 09 N54 and had the car coding issues from the first day I started the car I have installed new crankshaft & cam shaft sensors injectors plugs coil. Battery. My has been on cribbing since May. I thought I have had all the problems solve. Car was not throwing any codes. Washed the car went to drive it a few hours after I washed it. I started the car. Everything appeared all right. Did even get to the end of the block and all the dash board lights came on. Warning light and the speed limit gage or miles is no working. I disconnected the battery. Then cleared the codes reset all adaptation. Everything is still on. I drop the top today and drove it to my sisters. All is the sudden the Wipers came on and won’t go out with in minutes the transmission would not shift in or out of second gear. I have to put it in my sisters garage because now I can’t get the hard top to go up. Please help.

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      Ryan 

      3 weeks ago

      Does the lower panel in the fuse box always have power?

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      Piero 

      3 weeks ago

      HI.I just completed a valve cover job on my 2009 328xi. Now the car cranks funny and wont start.Checked fuses,main ecu relay,battery fully charged, has spark and gas??Got me baffled?Any ideas would appreciate it.Cheers,PGM

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      Hayley 

      3 weeks ago

      I had my battery changed on 1 series 10 plate 2.0 it was fine then just wouldn’t start key got stuck I got my mechanic out and he jump started it and thought it was ok now the lights are stuck on the indicator don’t work and the windows won’t work either I’ve tried taking it to have the battery coded but the man who hooked it up said I needed a better computer and sent me to someone else

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      Dona K 

      3 weeks ago

      Hello! I have a 2003 bmw 320i and for the past months it randomly will shut off (engine turns off and all the dash lights go on). It always immediately starts up but is obviously cause for concern because it has happened in the middle of traffic, on the highway etc. I am thinking it is a simple wiring issue?? If anyone has had this or similar problems or better get knows how to diagnose it give me a shout!

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      Raymond Mahlangu 

      3 weeks ago

      My bmw e90 professional radio does not switch on.But when i use another same radio it works.

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      Rusty 

      3 weeks ago

      So I came back home yesterday and my idrive went black. Everything works like the radio, parking censors, but the actual screen is just black. I left it over night, tried resetting the ccc by pressing the volume and the eject buttons.. no luck.. any advice

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      Leek2x 

      3 weeks ago

      Hello, i have a 2002 E39 i cant get into the glove compartment to check the fuses because after a while during idle some electrical components stop working and some lights come on that i didnt turn on such as high beams, 4way emergency flashers (solid not flashing) and one time the brake lights stayed on but another time it was the reverse lights i cant turn them off unless i turn the car completely off. Is there a way i can get the glove compartment open without breaking it and do you think its a fuse. I know its not the alternator also.

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      allan 

      3 weeks ago

      I have a BMW 1 series petrol. 3 days ago I heard a squeking and annoying sound from the car. When I traced back, I realised it was coming from the boot after a 5 litre screenwash bottle opened and spilled in the boot. Didn't realise the battery was there. Now I get a message saying battery discharging and something to do with consumer something. The car is still driving ok but the noise is there all the time even after the engine is switched off. What should I do please?

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      Lucky 

      3 weeks ago

      Good afternoon. I wanna know how to prevent water from damaging a computer Box. Another thing how do you download the software and coding for BMW?

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      Joe 

      3 weeks ago

      I have a RR01 07 in other words an overfeed 7 series. Car has been an electrical nightmare. Gorgeous but a nightmare. I have inst d and p. The current nightmare is the suspension. It goes into suspension Malfunction when it has 5 people total in the car. I've changed recently 2 front airstruts the control valve unit and the ehc ECU. The suspension pump seems to work properly and the ride sensors seem to be working properly too. I accumulator seems to work properly also it holds up to 13.5 bars of pressure I have no clue what the hell else to do. The 2 batteries are fairly new and there oem and I had them programmed when I got them from the dealer. Do you have any idea what this issue could be. Thanks again.

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      John 

      3 weeks ago

      I have a bmw e92 and when i turn on the engine the left side of the lights flickers a bit and than come back to normal and sometimes when im driving it flickers

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      Mpho Legotse 

      4 weeks ago

      my car does start but nothing in it works,from your indicators to aircon,the windscreen go on continuosly.....and the navigation screen goes off

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      Reesejohnson1212 

      4 weeks ago

      Turn signals work do not show on cluster, nothing works on cluster. Radio inop. Car runs and drives fine. 2003 330ci 76k miles. Windows went down now will not go up. All fuses good. Battery new.

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      Judith ryan 

      4 weeks ago

      Hi I have an unknown symbol appearing to the left hand side of where the mileage is on my 2010 118i convertible bmw it’s a circle with what looks like a lightening bolt in the middle?

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      hurleylynnj87 

      4 weeks ago

      My key keeps getting stuck in the ignition. The only way i have gotten it out so waiting about 30 mins and then it turns over and comes out. I have 2001 BMW 325 i

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      Ian carroll 

      4 weeks ago

      I have a 525 m sport I’ve replaced the boot catch and cable. And it still doesn’t work when I connect the electrics back up. Checked all the fuse in the boot and there all ok. Any one else had a problem like this

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      mark Ghatas 

      4 weeks ago

      I have a 07 328xi e92, my brake light, airbag, and seatbelt light are on the dash. where should i start searching for the problem. My radio pixels also fade when the car starts heating up from cold start.

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      Scott 

      4 weeks ago

      My 2013 328i 4door, front windows not working blinkers, dash board lights, and door locks, please help

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      Reesejohnson1212 

      4 weeks ago

      I have a 2003 BMW 330ci which sat for 5 months due to back surgery. First time it started right up, however windows went down but not up, instruments cluster inop, no turn signals, no radio, car runs and drives great, any ideas?

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      Luke g 

      4 weeks ago

      Bmw x5 2003, no interior lights, wipers are not working and no central locking i changed the battery 3 days ago as day before it would not start, please help

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      Abubakar 

      5 weeks ago

      BMW e34 can't spark the fuel flow correctly buh the shock is not coming

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      Lee 

      5 weeks ago

      Hi my 2004 325i has a problem i parked it up 3 days ago and whilst walking passed the car tonight i noticed the brake lights were on ,i then noticed the dash lights were also on but the key was not in the ignition,could not start the car (battery now very low)any one else had the same problem? Thanks in advance

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      mikel holdren 

      5 weeks ago

      my dash lights abs,4x4 and ect. are staying on

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      Alfred Meyers 

      6 weeks ago

      Park Brake light doesn’t go out

      Telephone won’t pair

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      go2eshop 

      6 weeks ago

      Hi,

      I have a problem with the network, basically, there is no light coming out for the CD Player SATNAV control unit on the BMW X5 E70 car.

      Is this unit faulty?

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      Bill Evans 

      6 weeks ago

      My 2007 650i idrive radio stuck on auxiliary no sound reboot unsuccessful checked fuses all good. Please help

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      Rami Malaeb 

      6 weeks ago

      Hello, i have a 2011 BMW 535i that have no electrical power no crank situation it’s completely dead with the exception of the trunk, sun visor lights and cigarette lighter ports there is no power in or out, here’s what I checked so far; battery is new with 12.6V fuses and cables on the battery distribution box are tested positive all wire harness on the car is positive alternator, front battery posts are positive too, I couldn’t figure out why the car is dead, on another note yesterday i powered probe a 40 AMP fuse in the glove box interestingly the interior lights came on along with the radio, climate control, instrument cluster, door chime all came on ( 40 AMP fuse was not burnt ) can you please direct me onto what’s going on in here I’m at loss at this moment, thank you.

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      Ulyses 

      7 weeks ago

      what can cause my high beam indicator on the dash to stop working. And I put a new battery and alternator in the car but the battery light keeps flashing in the battery is not charging. please can you help point me in the right direction and this is for 2003 bmw325xi

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      Mark 

      7 weeks ago

      My PCM fuse blew, car stalled and would not start. Any insight?

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      Daisy 

      7 weeks ago

      No crank no start full power battery is good!!....but slow crank for about a year or longer on and off.

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      DawnClink 

      7 weeks ago

      I have the 2000 bmw 528i e39 sport wagon ! The car sat for 9 months , some water came in , I have already checked all fuses , including the ones under the carpet On the front passenger side ! My car will start , although none of my electrical is working , except my radio, lights , and few inticator lights on the dash. My onboard monitor screen isn’t working either ! My doors are locked and won’t open with key or central locking button , does anyone have an idea of what to check here , I’m stumped !!!!

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      ANITA 

      7 weeks ago

      i replaced my door lock because my remote don't work anymore and now the car wont start. all the lights go on as per normal but don't want to turn to start.

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      Sam 

      7 weeks ago

      Hi guys. Whoever facing those electrical issues. My advise to start with fusebox amd check the relays. Next step check grounding. And alternator. Most issue come from fuse control unit (junction box) .

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      RoyMarroquin4 

      7 weeks ago

      I am having a similar issue , with my Elv lock error I can’t turn on my car at all. I keep getting the red steering wheel i went and got a new battery put in my car but the error still doesn’t go away and my aircon won’t turn on and my winshield wipers will not turn off they don’t even respond correctly to the switches

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      Sam 

      8 weeks ago

      An update for my f10 . Which i post earlier.

      So i found the problem causing the relays to burn out always and break down the car is what so called "junction box" JBE . It was causing most of my car issues. So i've got it replaced with new unit, encoding also needed for this replacment. And now the car runs with not a single issue.

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      Hector Castillo 

      8 weeks ago

      Chasgreen25 I have the same problem have u found a fix yet

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      Devin N Rodriguez 

      8 weeks ago

      Good morning, im having a list of electrical issues with my bmw 325xi list includes

      Interior lights turning on and off

      Windshield wippers stop and go when in use

      Side mirrors move up and down on there own

      When the air conditioner or heater on the fan will go from high to low

      If radio is on for to long it will turn off automatically

      Speedometer doesnt work

      These are most of the problems ive come across and i dont know where to start any advice is helpful thank you

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      David 

      8 weeks ago

      Bmw e87 dsc abs and transmission error..

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      Mannn666 

      8 weeks ago

      I have BMW 323i the brake lights stay on all the time when car is on. Replaced the brake switch and still on what else should I check

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      Nazeem 

      8 weeks ago

      hi ther my 2007 bmw 118i is overfueling i changed spark plugs

      ther is spark on the spark plugs. swings as if wil start but it doesnt

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      Andreaas Du Toit 

      2 months ago

      When i switch my car (328i - E46) off and take the keys out and lock the car, the cars front centre lights go on gor a few seconds, then off for a few secondsm then on for a few seconds etc. etc. What could be the issue? I tried about 30 different light switch modules, but all do basically the same. When driving, they stay on and my brights do not work at all.

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      Rodney 

      2 months ago

      My bmw 6series radio and screen unit don't work after alternator and battery died how much will this cost to fix please

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      Sam 

      2 months ago

      In facing a nightmare with my f10 . It all start to act crazy wipers went on. Ac disconnected. Idrive shows many faults. Gear wont shift from p to n or d. Trunk wont relase and cluster unit acting crazy on and off! So i sent it to work shop. And they found out some relay need to be replaced. So they did. And the car went back to normal. But after 2 days the same issue came! So i say the same relay got burn. But whats the reason behind that ? I really need help.... as im using this car my daily driver.

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      Anthony351w 

      2 months ago

      I need help !!!

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      Darren C 

      2 months ago

      I have a 2007 Z4. The right headlights are more dim than the left. Do I have a ground wire or fuse issue? I do not want to take apart everything if it is just a fuse.

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      Sebastian Perez 

      2 months ago

      I just bought a 2001 525i bmw , at first I suspected nothing at all . Everything seemed fine. But now I am noticing the steering wheel will move on it’s own at times up & down.

      Also as soon as night came and I turned on my headlights and the inside lights in the car started to come on & off by themselves.

      I’m worried how serious this issue is . The car seems to drive just fine but I’ve heard electrical problems can be expensive. If anyone can give me some advice I’d be very greatful ! Thankyou !

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      Chasgreen25 

      2 months ago

      I have the same problem as previous post below following an alternator & battery change on a 2006 120d.

      Car does not have an IBS cable attached to the battery.

      'My bmw all of sudden just went crazy. The wipers started going and won’t turn off at all unless the engines turned off and the keys out. The dashboard lights are on, abs lights, airbag light, traction control, steering light, tyre pressure light and my speedometer and fuel gage isn’t working either. The steering is heavy, the indicators won’t switch off when you turn you have to turn them off yourself. Please help! I’ve seen 2 auto electricians, they suggested the abs pump and control module and the junction box and the cars exactly the same. The bills just racking up and no-one seems to know what’s wrong with it. It’s been nearly 2 months and it’s no further along into being fixed!'

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      Tucker 

      2 months ago

      Bmw e93 had corroaded battery cable and it would not turn. Over I changed them and now I can get it to turn over. It it won't fire ? Will it have corroaded the wires for the fuel pump in the back ? BEcause it Just turns over and over but don't put any faults up you can turn it over till the battery dies

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      Frank 

      2 months ago

      My problem is I have no sound in the car stereo, Sirius radio, CD player, seatbelt buzzer, signal voice command, nothing.

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      Rachel 

      2 months ago

      My bmw 320i 2008... steering lock light is on? How do i get it off ... i just talk to the bmw place and just for them to look at it its $250.00 .. that's not to even fix it ? Why ?

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      Carlos santana 

      2 months ago

      My problem is the ac. Can't get no juice to the compressor. Was told my car has lost contact with the ecu. Any words of encouragent

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      Benjamin Kongomo 

      2 months ago

      Hello Bimmer people. I purchased a BMW e36 318ti 98. But am facing a problem with fuel consumption it's very high , coz 16 liters of petrol is =60to65 kilometers. Any help how to solve this problem please will be appreciated .

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      Kostas 

      2 months ago

      I have a bmw e46 318ci with n42b20 engine. After swap a m54b22 engine six cylinder the main ecu unit dont recognize the abs unit...i dont remember the number of code problem but not clear it after diagnose.what happens!!!

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      Richard 

      2 months ago

      I cleaned the battery terminals on my son's BMW335i. I used a jump box and connected to the capped hot lead in the engine compartment, then pulled the ground terminal, cleaned and replaced it, then the same with the hot terminal. Now we have an electrical fault displaying and the windows and turn signals don't work. Is there an easy fix?

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      Ron B 

      2 months ago

      2008 X3. Brake lamp and 4x4 lamp on. Used 2 scanners both won’t connect. Car stalled in my wife and she restarted. No lights except Service Engine. Notice it’s cranking over longer to start. Brake and 4x4 lights back on.

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      Manuel 

      2 months ago

      I have a 545i 2005 bmw i put the key in the ignition but it wont turn. To start and my steering wont turn either what can i do

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      Dcere18 

      2 months ago

      I own a BMW 2014 X1 sdrive28 that currently the iDrive commuter and display no longer turns on, which impacts my Navigation system, Bluetooth and Radio as well as my AC controllers. Seems a Relay is failing and the dealership wants to charge me $2,100 to repair it and I think this is absolutely ridiculous. Does any one have any idea how to change this or maybe where I can find to someone to repair this for a cheaper rate.

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      Gazza 

      2 months ago

      Hi

      Iv got a bmw 520 d msport the battery went flat now iv jump started the windows dont work from my side the i drive only works when you turn off and start agin and me wipers keep coming on on there own and want turn off its a 2008 thanks

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      Rafay khan 

      2 months ago

      Hi

      I recentlt purchaed BMW 530i 2004.

      In which i came to see the dynamic driver failure msg on screen and in cluster meter.

      Then i went to a stealshop(workshop) for this matter to be solved, after spendimg around hundreds of bucks i came to know that the cluster meter is faulty and had to replace with another cluster meter, i paid again hundreds for the cluster meter (used).

      So, dynamic driver failure issue is gone from the screen BUT .... All the service report is showing faulty as cluster meter is not synchronizing with my car.

      Please assist how to rectify and resolve this issue. As that stealshop is unable to program a software to make services OK.

      WOULD GET RID OF BIG DEPRESSION IF YOU RESOLVE MY ISSUR PLEASE !

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      joe 

      2 months ago

      hello my navi stopped working on my 2003 745li and now my display is frozen and glitching white.. what is the problem

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      Per99 

      2 months ago

      Hi.

      I got the same problem as "Jane"

      "My bmw all of sudden just went crazy. The wipers started going and won’t turn off at all unless the engines turned off and the keys out. The dashboard lights are on, abs lights, airbag light, traction control, steering light, tyre pressure light and my speedometer and fuel gage isn’t working either. The steering is heavy, the indicators won’t switch off when you turn you have to turn them off yourself."

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      Jane 

      2 months ago

      My bmw all of sudden just went crazy. The wipers started going and won’t turn off at all unless the engines turned off and the keys out. The dashboard lights are on, abs lights, airbag light, traction control, steering light, tyre pressure light and my speedometer and fuel gage isn’t working either. The steering is heavy, the indicators won’t switch off when you turn you have to turn them off yourself. Please help! I’ve seen 2 auto electricians, they suggested the abs pump and control module and the junction box and the cars exactly the same. The bills just racking up and no-one seems to know what’s wrong with it. It’s been nearly 2 months and it’s no further along into being fixed!

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      bradley n cooper 

      2 months ago

      just picked up bmw x3 2005, windows, power mirrors, radio, front wipers don't work. I picked it up for cheap as a 4th car. owner said something was pulling power from battery. Checked fuses and battery all good...any ideas?

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      Luke 

      2 months ago

      I have a bmw 530i 2004 and the radio will play just fine.. then all the sudden start popping and cracking and go back to normal again. It even happens with c.d and blue tooths... whatcould be the problem??

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      Shelly Perez 

      2 months ago

      How can I tell if the computer is not working

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      Shelly Perez 

      2 months ago

      Why does my BMW stay in 2nd gear and not sure but someone Itold me that's a computer might be gone

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      Shadie 

      2 months ago

      My power steering fluid is leaking all over everything for a bit now like on wires and the starter. I was just driving and all the lights started to flash and the the thing said it was in neutral and my Gage's were going all over the place. Then the car just turned off. Could that be cause the fluid leaking all over

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      Soumen chatterjee 

      2 months ago

      How to fix problem of right front door speaker not functioning

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      Travis in Peoria 

      2 months ago

      Our 2012 BMW X5 is reporting Electrical Failure. The speedometer and rpm indicators are jumping around and everything seems kind of scrambled! But. The thing runs just fine. Have you heard of this?

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      StevenMclean 

      2 months ago

      Hi I have a BMW X5 (E53) 55 Plate. The centre console screen where the tv/radio etc is has started to flicker meaning it’s impossible to read what’s on the screen. It’s still working as radio etc still plays but you can’t usr the screen etc to navigate ... any ideas on how to fix this pls ?

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      Stephanie 

      2 months ago

      I took my X5 2009 for a Takata air bag recall. when I got my car back from dealership the clock was at —:— then yesterday out of the blue we had no sound, radio or cd. we parked ran errands and then all worked fine. I never had any problem but this since I took it to dealership because of recall. I am thinking that they did not reconnect things right or hope they did not do this on purpose to bring me back there. I never go to dealership but to a BMW expert out of dealership network. Thanks!

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      Abiodun Ayelagbe 

      2 months ago

      I have a 2011 BMW 750li- I am not sure why this message popped up and don’t know what to do. “NOT POSSIBLE TO CHANGE GEAR POSITION” What do I need to do?

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      Karan 

      3 months ago

      Sir i have e90 325i 2007 model its indicator and headlight blink in few minutes again and again in engine off help

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      Monica 

      3 months ago

      Rear lighter isn't working. Replaced of blown out fuse. And still not working what do I do next?

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