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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      Devin N Rodriguez 

      2 minutes 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 

      27 hours ago

      Bmw e87 dsc abs and transmission error..

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      Mannn666 

      42 hours 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 

      2 days 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 

      5 days 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 

      6 days 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 

      7 days 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 

      7 days ago

      I need help !!!

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      Darren C 

      8 days 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 

      10 days 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.

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      Chasgreen25 

      12 days 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 weeks ago

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      Frank 

      2 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks ago

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      Kostas 

      2 weeks ago

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      Richard 

      2 weeks ago

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      Ron B 

      2 weeks ago

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      Manuel 

      3 weeks ago

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      Dcere18 

      3 weeks ago

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      Gazza 

      3 weeks ago

      Hi

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      Rafay khan 

      3 weeks 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.

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      3 weeks ago

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      Per99 

      3 weeks 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 

      3 weeks 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 

      3 weeks 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 

      3 weeks ago

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      How can I tell if the computer is not working

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      4 weeks ago

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      4 weeks 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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      4 weeks ago

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      Stephanie 

      4 weeks ago

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      4 weeks ago

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      5 weeks 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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      5 weeks ago

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      5 weeks ago

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      Ryleed 

      5 weeks ago

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      Cynthia Clark 

      5 weeks ago

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      James J Merrick 

      5 weeks ago

      I see many electrical problems but no answers. How do you find fixes?

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      robert 

      5 weeks ago

      after the change of my fuel injectors I come to realize my car is having a hard start and can nott start eny more

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      Cold play 

      5 weeks ago

      When I turn the key to start my car bmw x3 there is no any sign of electicity ' nothing turns on in the dashboard and no any clicking sounds ' nothing at all as if car is dead . 2

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      Tuahar ialam 

      5 weeks ago

      My x3 2005 radio & AC button light not working....its dark in night?

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      Antoinette Elzark 

      5 weeks ago

      2010 328 xi power windows,power mirror,interior light,signal light,4 way flasher,fog lights and high beam only don't work any idea why need help please thanks

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      David 

      6 weeks ago

      Key factors

      Convertible

      Raining

      No dash lights

      No ac but fan works fine

      No radio or head unit at all

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      Mehdi 

      6 weeks ago

      I’m having a problem with my 745li , while I’m driving to work . I’m in the mode drive and the car by it’s self switched to nutureal and get turn off and it’s says ( transmission failsafe drive the car modestly ) I have to turn it off and turn it back on to keep going

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      Goodman 

      6 weeks ago

      Greetings Family and kindly help me im driving a bmw 330ci e46 2002 model and my cluster,radio and the rooftop goes on and off.eg.my roof will open but do not close and my radio will stop working,my cluster will not lights at night?

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      ahmad 

      6 weeks ago

      my bmw 325i 2006 i changed two starter in less than two week help me

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      Yan 

      6 weeks ago

      Dear Sir

      I would like to know how to check the model code written on Fuse box, wiper motor, air con fun under the deshboard and etc.. . Please give me the relation of the code and model year.. Very appreciate to hear from you.. thanks in advance

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      John31082 

      6 weeks ago

      I have a 2003 bmw 530i it wont start. Fuel pump not running along with power seats windows locks radio display interior lights. I have changed gm module with no luck. What should i check next?

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      Gary 

      7 weeks ago

      My BMW horn is not blowing when steering is straight,but does blow when turned right or left.

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      Shaerul H Joarder 

      7 weeks ago

      I own a used BMW 5 Series 2011 F10 and its a right hand drive car. Few months after buying, one day the LED lights of master window switch panel (that lights after switching the head lights on) started to on and off automatically for couple of times. Later the same incident repeated and the frequency of happening was getting more. At one point they were gone permanently. All windows and side mirrors switches are working perfectly except their LED lights. Can you please advice how shall I get it fixed by myself?

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      James J Merrick 

      7 weeks ago

      The display on my F10 started to come up in Deutsche about 5% of the time. When in this mode the only other language available was Russian and features such as radio presets, Bluetooth and backup camera did not work. It got worse and I brought it to the BMW Center for diagnosis. They claimed I needed a new battery and a number of other things totaling $3184. Now it is in Deutsche 95% of the time and I don't trust BMW to deal with this.

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      Thabo 

      7 weeks ago

      Hi Scotty my bmw 120d 2012 model wont angage on to drive mode or reverse it just goes staight tl drivetrain mode and goes back to nutral. It just keeps on iddling and wont move when I accelarate.

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      Terry Jahraus 

      7 weeks ago

      I have a 2003 X5, 3.0.....randomly stops running during a turn, but it

      does restart. You never know when it's going to happen. No codes

      appear after each incident. The mechanic is baffled. Any ideas?

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      Beata 

      7 weeks ago

      On my dashboard came a message Increased steering effort.thats BMW series 1 year 2015 what's that mean?

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      Andre 

      7 weeks ago

      My e90 320d cut out while driving. all electrical functions dead, cant start, key stuck in ignition, cant open bootlid. before that error steering wheel lock. Can it be the battery?

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      BIGCARTMEN1 

      7 weeks ago

      I CURRENTLY HAVE MY '05 BMW Z4 AT THE DEALERSHIP, IT'S BEEN THERE 2 MONTHS AND THEY CAN'T FIGURE OUT WHAT'S WRONG WITH IT AND IT'S REALLY DRIVING ME CRAZY THAT THESE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE MASTER TECHS WITH OVER 10 YEARS EACH EXPERIENCE ON WORKING ON BMWS. IT STARTED WITH THE TOP NOT WANTING TO GO DOWN[REMIND U EVERYTHING IS AUTOMATIC NOTHING MANUAL] THE AC WOULDN'T BLOW NOTHING BUT HOT AIR OUT, I HAD NO DASH LIGHTS NOR HEAD LIGHTS OR TAIL LIGHTS..... WELL THEN THE RADIO WOULDN'T WORK AND THE WINDOWS WOULDN'T GO UP WELL THE WINDOWS FINALLY WENT UP A COUPLE OF WEEKS LATER BUT THEN WOULDN'T WORK AFTER THAT.... WELL THEN THE RADIO AND DASH LIGHTS STARTED ON WITH THE CAR OFF AND THE ONLY WAY TO GET ANYTHING TO TURN OFF WAS UNPLUG THE BATTERY.... WELL IT'S BEEN AT THE BMW DEALERSHIP AND THEY THOUGHT IT WAS THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER THEN IT WASN'T, THEN THEY SAID IT WAS THE AUDIO UNIT AND NOW THEY SAY IT'S NOT THAT AND THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS.... NOW REMIND U THIS IS THE ACTUAL BMW DEALERSHIP AND THEY CAN'T FIGURE OUT WHAT'S GOING ON WITH IT DOES ANYONE HAVE A CLUE WHAT WOULD CAUSE ALL THE ELECTRICAL TO STOP WORKING!?!?? IT'S GOT A BRAND NEW BATTERY IN IT SO IT'S NOT THAT.... ANY CLUES AS TO WHAT MAY BE THE CAUSE OF NOTHING ELECTRICAL WORKING!?!?!? THANKS FOR ANY HELP AND GOD BLESS U!!!!!!!

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      Dylan 

      7 weeks ago

      Hi i have a bmw e46 320i the year 2000 model and i have a total electrical shut down all of a sudden nothing on the dash is showing anny sighn of getting power accept there is only two sighns on the cluster the hanbrake and the airbag display nothing does work not even my windows could it be my mobelizer?

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      Jordan 

      7 weeks ago

      After going to the dealership cause of a gearbox light that doesnt shut off for my 08 BMW 328xi, not sure how to fix this problem. Dealership said I needed a battery and sold me a battery. One day later and the light still is constantly on. Popped the plastic cover off the gearshifter and unplugged the parking light clip. Will this damage my car if I do this? The light is shut off and I feel will save my battery if I leave it for a few days or vacation. Seems to be a issue with these cars and there is now fix for it, just suppose to drive them more.. would love to hear some feedback.

      Cheers

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      Char 

      7 weeks ago

      I own a 10 328i, today my battery was dead so i hadnit jumped off, afterwards my blinkers, windows or dash lights are not working as well as interior lights, What could be the problem, car ran fine until i had to habe it jumped off, Email mr at charmon1972@gmail.com

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      Tammy 

      7 weeks ago

      I have a 1994 bmw 325is the electrical won’t shut off I have to disconnect the battery every time I turn it off what would cause that I’ve checked fuses they are good

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      Nick p20 

      8 weeks ago

      Hello! I own a 2000 BMW 323CI, and one day I was driving, parked my car and came to notice there was smoke coming from the hood and I walked outside and found out there was coolant spewing out from the reservoir. After we got that problem solved we got it replace (my mechanic stepdad and I) afterwords I started driving it again and noticed when I turned the key it would not turn the motor at all, after taking the key out, putting it in, turning it about 20+ times it finally randomly worked. I drove it, it overheated again and we tried fix the thermostat then we tried to see if we could give it a try but I tried starting the car and it wouldn’t even try and start.

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      Jaswinder 

      8 weeks ago

      I drive my 650 I once in 15 days last week there was problem in Ac now I got it repaired but my car is showing the warning light of dynamic drive failure I drove it for 300 km but at the speed of 50 to 60 but red warning was not eliminated but next morning it turned in yellow when I start my car and remain for 60 seconds and disappeared there after while driving it again appears in red pl guide help I am worried

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      Hmmm 

      8 weeks ago

      Looks like a lot of questions with no answers..

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      Jerry 

      8 weeks ago

      Hello again i just found out that my 328i 2010 the fog lights don’t turn on. Need help thanks

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      Jerry 

      8 weeks ago

      Hi, i have a '10 328i, i noticed this morning that my instrument light on my idrive the light dims out. please help.

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      Dg 

      8 weeks ago

      I have 2003 BMW X5 with new bmw battery and alternator the battery when being charge says bad and light on jus a little is this something electrical

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      Jim Olund 

      2 months ago

      I have a 2011 BMW 535i. Wife left sunroof open overnight and some rain got into center console where the idrive knob is. Worked fine until about 3 days later when dashboard screen started sporadically flipping on it's own. idrive knob and buttons around it are unresponsive most of the time on right side. It gets better, then worse...now mostly worse. Do I need to replace something, or just dry it out somehow? Thanks

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      Rick 

      2 months ago

      Bmw 335d 2008 stereo screen does not work an other stereos iv tryed do the same..they have power as the cd will eject..but nothing else...can some 1 help please

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      Anna 

      2 months ago

      2008 335i Satellite radio modulator went out about a week ago. Today while driving the dash shorted out and the car fell flat on its face. Checked the fuses and sires, nothing. Scanned, no codes. Reset, nothing. Anny help would be appreciated!!!!!!!! anna-cb@hotmail.com

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      Dg 

      2 months ago

      I have a bmw x 5 2003 new battery new alternator but by my battery when charged says bad battery and my light comes back on after one day of driving all parts from bmw wat could be the problem

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      Sam 

      2 months ago

      I have a 2008 320i bmw and it starts and works fine but whenever I play music it will randomly shut off. Today it shut off but never restarted so I have no music. Someone please help me figure out how to fix this. Thank you.

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      Jorge Diez de Onate 

      2 months ago

      My grandson was given a 2005 bmw 330ci. Since the horn was not working I went to the fuse box. Before doing that I had to force open the glove compartment and once I did this I disconnected the handle since it had a broken cable. I replaced it with a mechanical handle. I then opened the fuse box but there was no fuse diagram. I tinkere around to see if two 5 amp fuses were good or not. They seem good and I placed them back. Now, the remote key will not lock or unlock the doors and the windows do not go up or down. Any suggestions?

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      mohsin rahim 

      2 months ago

      e39 auto gear in first,wont change and in reverse nothing happens just the engine reves car loss of power as it is in idele mode please can you help

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      emillio 

      2 months ago

      I have a bmw 323i e90 that wont start. The headlights when switched on are on full bright and not dimmed at all and batter seems to have enough power.vit just clicks when I try to start but does not kick. everything seems to be working fine though. tried jumpstarting I but no luck also, whatcould be he problem???

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      Blake Gash 

      2 months ago

      I have A BMW 328I 2011 my headlights my doors and windows will not work blinkers my car keeps going dead every morning do I need a new battery to start off with or what could you help me out please thanks

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      Williamleescott 

      2 months ago

      I have a 2001 BMW 330ic or c not sure. I was pushing the seat forward and it went up pretty close to the steering wheel. I tried to make it go backwards but now it won't do it. I bought a side panel to replace the old one but when I hooked it up it was still did not solve the problem. I can't get a good good copy of a fuse schematics for this car to check the fuses. Could it be something more besides the fuses or maybe I have a wire that got pulled out that I can't see. Please let me know if you can help me with this. Thanks

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      Jay 

      2 months ago

      Experiencing electrical problems, codes are jumping from one sensor to the next, replaced VC code jumps into mass air flow which is new//then back too electric air pump//could this be a faulty ground in the wire harness?

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      Damien 

      2 months ago

      Hello

      I have a bmw 328i xdrive my windows will not roll up or down, my blinkers will not work and the hazard light stays lit even when the key is out. Any thing you think would be a great help dstrong7478@gmail.com

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      Hein stiglingh 

      2 months ago

      Hi. Please help. I have a '01 e39 M5.its done 309 000 km's. Everything original except wear parts,like brakes.Only now it give bid of problems.it misses and no power from second start,cold or hot.also the tappets then makes a racket. I changed oil,filter and plugs.also cleaned the vanos valves.thanks.

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      Emy 

      2 months ago

      My BMW 7series 2005 model is giving me problems.

      It refuses ti move . he engine is sound the gear is okOK but it still doesn't move as the engine is on.

      My e.mail is comek_international @hotmail.com

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      Kian Gosling 

      2 months ago

      I have a 2014 BMW x1 and it periodically has a complete shutdown and loses all functionality (yes, ALL). You can't start it again, you can't roll up the windows, you can't lock the car and you can't even take the keys out of the ignition. This issue occurs sometimes when the car is turned off and sometimes during the cars start/stop gas-saving functionality. We have taken the car to upwards of 3 different shops, and nobody has been able to figure out what is wrong. An error code popped up once, but this error code is not even mentioned or documented by anyone, including BMW themselves. Usually, the car restarts itself again after an hour or so, but this can happen randomly and it is extremely dangerous.

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      Sue B 

      2 months ago

      has a freaky issue with my bmw x3 . My headlights flash by themselves, the left turn signal won't turn off and my radio turns its self off then back on..is there a fuse that controls all this or is it a bad wire somewhere???

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      lacy 

      2 months ago

      hi have a series 5 with weird head light problems

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      boys557 

      2 months ago

      bmw x3 i28 2017 problem after an accident I still have three error code

      1B5402 supply terminal 15N_3:short circuit to ground

      138102 Exhaust flap activation short circuit to earth

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      Toan vo 

      2 months ago

      Thk you Really appreciate it .

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      Marcosrod 

      2 months ago

      I have a bmw 318i and it is now turning off while I am driving. When I pull over it will not turn over or crank as though the battery was completely dead. I jump it and it will start right away and will run perfectly fine until the next morning. I have taken it to the mechanic and he thinks it might be the battery but it is only doing sometimes and very erratic. The other day it was turning off every time I switched gears

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      Que Raynor 

      2 months ago

      I have a 04 325i and my car runs fine but my window button doesn’t work so I can roll down my windows. Wind shield wipers, & radio aren’t working either can anyone help?

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      Mike beeson 

      2 months ago

      I have a question. My 2008 535i, while driving all electrical shuts down but engine keeps running. Throws all warnings such as shifter light,abs system,air bags, transmition, dtc etc. after it happens can not put into any gear all A.C. and air shut off windows don’t work. Engine running just fine. Please help. I have a vid of it aswell. 661 674 7317

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      Tom Regalado 

      2 months ago

      Woke up to alarm goin off. Fob had no control. Manually opened door. No power at all. Thank GOD im at home and not side of the road. I noticed when i had a/c on day before it kept kicking me off max a/c. I read due to weak battery. Next morning i have no power at all. Any advice would help please. 08 bmw e66

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      mo 

      2 months ago

      Bmw f10 no power but engine fires up

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      Bill 

      2 months ago

      The outside lights in a 2002 BMW 530i sometimes go off and on for not apparent reason. I just go and open the car with the key and then it is fine. It worries me, though.

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      f10 2010 

      2 months ago

      hello need help My f10 start with drivetrain fault light on dash board but car drive as normal and athere light start coming on the dashbord like abs hand break and other now no power in dashbored at all but my car still drive fine any helpe?

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      Catherine 

      2 months ago

      Hi, had a towbar fitted on BMW 1 series 2012 model. At first the parking sensors did not work but they have now been sorted however screen is still saying

      Side/daytime lights fault? Can anyone help?

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      dls123 

      2 months ago

      My bmw x3 (2006) would not start, lights came on but nothing else.

      jump started and ran just fine. Let sit for an hour and wouldn't start again. Let sit again then started right up. Has started several times but i'm worried about driving around.

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      Ebrahim 

      2 months ago

      My BMW 320d: chimes and all emergency lights come, alto meter goes off and wipers go on. Spent a fortune but nothing works. Please help

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      Chris R 

      2 months ago

      2004 BMW 535I will not start. Only makes humming noise. Have 2 codes po171&po174

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