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.

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.

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        Sandman66 

        24 hours ago

        Hello

        I have a 2000 BMW 323i, after some heavy rain i notice the carpet behind driver seat wet. Now the odometer light stays on and i can still operate the flashers, as if the key is on. Where should I start to solve this issue?

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        ram 

        4 days ago

        I own a 1990 BMW 535i. The ac clutch keeps clicking on and off and provides cold air sometimes, otherwise does not turn on. I keep getting signs of washer fluid is low. I believe there is some disconnect in the wiring or with the capacitors... has anyone had the same problem

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        Arvin 

        5 days ago

        Hi im havinv aproblem ...electric running

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        Alejandro 

        5 days ago

        Today,i started my bmw 535i and left to work. I was running a little late so i didn't notice until i got down the street. The car runs fine but there are no lights or functions on the dash board, or speedometer. Almost as if the car is off. I can't turn on lights or blinkers. Please help. I'll go to the dealership if i can't find a solution..eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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        Edwin 

        5 days ago

        Hi Sir,

        Mine is a BMW f20 2011 MODEL.

        the aircon console and radio console is non-responsive.

        Everytime the car is on, the aircon runs continuosly.

        Even the back-kight to that section is not illuminated.

        Please advise what to do. Temp is set to 16, It's really freezing.

        Thank You.

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        Flo 

        6 days ago

        I have a 2009 328i bmw with a driver side fog light not working.its an hid bulb.i had ballast tested and the bulb too.all works.but for some reason when i hook it up back to its place. It still wint come passenger side works just fine.Any suggestions on what my issue is?

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        Esther Oki 

        7 days ago

        My BMW 2004 525i nav will not come on screen is black

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        Esther Oki 

        7 days ago

        I have a 2004 525i that the computer screen will not come on. The shop said it could be electrical but that I would have to take it to BMW which I'm not ready to do yet can you give me some kind of direction?

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        Tracie 

        7 days ago

        Have a bmw 1 series went in for an mot was working well before has had a new battery not long ago , it needed a new indicator light and air bag light sorting due to passenger seat not being talking secured ; brought it home from garage tried to drive it a few hours later all lights on dashboard showing no indicators ,car won’t start and there’s a ticking noise when you sit inside it -I assume the guy at the garage has done something not on purpose - any ideas you have I would be grateful for it’s my daughters car - thank you

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        Eathen mccaslin 

        8 days ago

        My 2011 bmw 328i started fine one day and then the next it wouldn’t crank, I replaced the starter and now when I push the push start the headlights and dashboard lights flicker on and off

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        BMW 325i 

        12 days ago

        Crank and not starting but engine light not come the display what problem

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        BMW 325i 

        12 days ago

        Crank

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        Claude 

        13 days ago

        Hi, I have e90, 323i, battery was flat, had to jump. Now the cluster is dead. Checked all the fuses, wiring is fine, dealer says I have 2 get a new cluster and have 2 be re-programmed. Please help.

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        Ross 

        2 weeks ago

        I’m having anti theft issues I think, it’s a 2006 325I and I installed a eccentric shaft sensor now it won’t start, it turns over then a electronic malfunction light appears on the dash, please help, it’s been a week and I’m out of options, and by the way im in Southaven I noticed your in horn lake

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        Kenzie Leigh 

        2 weeks ago

        I have a 2008 BMW X3 3.0si. When i turn the heater on, the car shuts off, the EML indicator lamp turns on and the battery light on the dashboard. If i turn it off, it runs again no problem. Also what does the DDE with a little curly cue symbol in the fuse diagram mean? Thank you so much!

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        mahmood 

        2 weeks ago

        hi my bmw 550i 2008 gear shift blinking on neutral and do not go to drive or parking pals no crank no strat please let me know what i do thanks

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        Craig 

        2 weeks ago

        My bmw e 46 remote key has stoped working remotely after getting my car cleaned buy a presure washer they key is not to old so im sure it not the key ,im thinking water has gpt in some where but where would i look.checked fuse module in glive box seemed to be dry fuse 60 is fine any help would be good .also my parking sendors gave up due to same thing damb pressure washing im sure of it

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        BJ 

        2 weeks ago

        2008 BMW X-5. I'm having multiple issues that appear to be electrical related. Back trunk gate won't open or close automatically, all windows won't go up nor down, transmission not shifting correctly and ocassionally hesitates to start. I have a new car battary. Additionally, I'm receiving an error code indicating that the transmission is faulty. I took it to a local shop and the Mechanic told me it could be the wire harness but they're not 100% certain. I don't want to spend $3k without certainly knowing that this is the problem.

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        Henry Balbuena 

        2 weeks ago

        I have 06 bmw 325 xi I changed the steering angle sensor but now my steering radio controls don't work and wipers and signal lights what do I do

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        Phap 

        2 weeks ago

        I have the problem with my BMW X6 F16 2015, the rear air suspension not lower, chassis problem light on central display, trouble code: 480DB1 lower control time; 480DB4 control time,lifting, rear left; 480DB5 control time,lifting, rear right. Please help me

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        RS 

        2 weeks ago

        hello i have bmw e65 2004. my display started lagging some time work some times not, its started at +3 outside when 5+ all good and my music 1-5sec work then stoped and reseting how to fix it? only in cold, when +5 evrywing working good sorry for my english

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        Scott 

        2 weeks ago

        2008 Bmw 528xi Ecu box fuse blown wich controls heater part of the o2 sensors error code shows all 4 are bad some one mention a bad wire near crankcase ??????????any ideas

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        Jay Torres 

        2 weeks ago

        I have a 530i and went I press the gas pedal it gives me a some resistance is driving me nuts please help me ; on the same card some of the lights inside the car stay onwhat should I do to fix this problem please help me thank you.

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        Stacey 

        2 weeks ago

        My 03 325i all the sudde. Wont crank, ive checked fuses, i can hear the fuel pump priming and my battery seems fine, i found 2 sheared off wires on passenger side of car near tire.. what and where do they go?? Help ive been bprrowing cars for over a week and miss and need my bmw asap ..week after christmas single mom of two teens im more than broke

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        Blake 

        3 weeks ago

        I have a 2011 BMW X6 I was on vacation and had to have the battery replaced. Since replacing the battery with a battery other than the bmw brand battery, even though I’ve had the battery registered to the car. I have had what seems to be electrical type issues. All my warning lights have come on and the car has even gone limp. The Stealership just replaced the control module and indicated they fixed the problem. Three days later, I’ve had the exact same warning lights problem. Could it be I need to buy a new bmw only battery? Fuses? When the Stealership finished with the control module they indicated the check engine light was on and informed me they could run a diagnostic for $110. I declined and bought a new gas cap instead, refueled the car and no more service engine light. The very next day, all my warning lights were on as they were prior to the control module replacement. Please Helllppp!

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        Faisal 

        3 weeks ago

        I have an e39 . Recently the horn stopped working and the airbag light is on.

        When I press the horn, the radio lights blink but now the radio is completely off.

        The electrician said that the amplifier is faulty.

        Is the amplifier really connected to the horn other than radio ?

        Would appreciate your inputs

        Regards,

        Faisal

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        Sanjay 

        3 weeks ago

        2018 3 series shadow line edition. Brake lights turn on after every 20 minutes. Even if vehicle is locked, brake lights switch on.

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        Andrew2018 

        4 weeks ago

        Hello i have a 95 bmw 325 i convertible,the car has intermittedly started and got warm and when shutting off not start again for awhile,it was the starter went completely bad,put a new battery in before this job to make sure also had all signs until no longer starting. Replaced it,annoying job,started right up,crisp runs good. But after shutting off wouldnt start again,i noticed the trunk interior lights on and that it gets power when it starts,then they were off when it wouldnt,is this a battery ground,or earth ground?,do the cables need cleaned if there old or have a little corrosion ?,how do you trouble shoot it and fix it? Whats going on? Also can a faulty brake light sensor or switch cause it not to start,it seems like its not getting power to anything or starter,when trunk lights are off,but radio works lights work,brake lights work turn signals work,but turn it and nothing like no power,when there on its getting power i think its a short or battery cables or connection,anu ideas?

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        persia1361 

        4 weeks ago

        hello, i have 2006 bmw 7 series. since 6 month age, my remote key which is not a fob key starting to loose battery every 3 or 4 days after i replace a new battery. what is the problem?

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        cgdavis62 

        4 weeks ago

        I have a 2012 BMW 535i, it was making a revving noise even in park, took to mechanic they changed the tensioner belt. After I picked it up I noticed the sound was even worse, took it back, they said it was the water pump. Replaced water pump, fan etc. Picked it up again, getting engine fan malfunction, plus blinker is out and car won't accelerate past 50. Now they are saying I have electrical issues which I didn't have originally. Could they have got something wet when changing the water pump that's causing the electrical issues?

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        Stumped and frustrated 

        4 weeks ago

        I have a 2007 525i e60 my car was running great until my husband left my interior lights on overnight and killed the battery. I had a friend jumpstart it and it seemed to run fine for about a month after that please note that when I discovered that my car would not start I was getting ready to give my buddy a ride to his first day on a new job and he was panicking for fear of being late, and started to fiddle with the battery in the trunk so I could try to give a jump. I DID NOT allow anyone to jump the car from the battery I researched where to properly jump the car under the hood and did so. As I mentioned the car was running fine with no issues except that my battery didn’t seem to be holding a charge intermentlly. About a week or so later I was out in the country at friends house (I had to drive several miles on dirt roads to get there) after arriving we decided to go to the Gas station to grab a couple things. When I left to go to the store my car started right up with no problem. After arriving and shutting down the car it wouldn’t start on its own or with a jump. Nothing in my car had power so I checked my fuses everything appeared fine. I manually opened trunk with key and removed cover from the trunk to reveal the battery, and I immediately noticed that my positive battery cable ( the red cable furthest from the inside of the trunk was very very loose. My friends dad came to help us and he was having trouble getting the cable to tighten back up so I had a bungee cord with a metal hook and I was able to gently wedge it into the space between the cable and start the car I drove about a mile to my cousins house and he had a nut to replace the one that was on the cable originally replaced it and my car was up and running no jumpstart required. Once I returned home I put the car on the charger for safe measure. I didn’t seem to have any problem after that in exception to the fact that my battery seemed weak I so I replaced the battery( didn’t register battery) that seemed to solve the problem but I was having issues with the trunk not closing after removing the ground wire from the battery and letting it set over night and replacing the cable after I pressed the trunk release button inside the car and then tried to close the trunk again it shut normally. Shortly there after my car began to alert me that the engine temperature was high and to drive moderately until it cooled down. Strange thing was that I could let the car idle in my driveway for 15 to 20 minutes and it was fine but I could cold start my car and drive less than a quarter mile and I was getting the yellow temperature warning and then immediately the red. I always stopped and let the car cool down when this happened. I also started having problems with the trunk not closing again and I noticed that the latching mechanism on the inside of the trunk lid was very hot so my brother ( a certified mechanic ) disconnected the wire from the trunk lid at what point I was able to open and close trunk but only with the key. I had read the battery being low could cause all sorts of problems But I didn’t have a problem with the car over heating until after the battery was replaced. He replaced the coolant sensor inside the radiator hose that comes from the overflow tank and the tank itself including the sensor inside the tank. After replacing the tank and attempting to startup the car it wouldn’t start complete silence and my steering wheel lock malfunction light (red) indicator was popping up and the Idrive screen was not coming on after my brother spent several days trying to figure out what was going on he removed the steering wheel lock mechanism cleaned it and tested it and it was fine. He also determined that the starter and solenoid were good along with the battery eventually the I drive screen was working again but now the cluster on the dash wasn’t showing what gear the car was in ie no big P or small P when inserting fob and not after pressing the start button ( no click or hum) he determined that for some reason the ignition switch was not getting power and the fuel pump was not engaging either but intermittently you could hear a clicking in the trunk fuse box it was coming from the battery current saving relay replaced relay still nothing tested every fuse and relay noticed that the sensor or what have you under the spare tire was rather dirty and he carefully cleaned and reinstalled it in the car still not a damn thing. He also disconnected the IBS and the battery safety mechanism still not working. The auxiliary cable is getting power at the fuse box in the trunk but it is intermittent. I am going crazy researching this I will note that before the car stopped cranking I had a generic obd2 reader connect to the computer and I got coolant sensor codes and one time it threw a transmission code once I replaced the first coolant sensor and cleared the codes tested again and no codes including the transmission. I have read that it could be the neutral safety switch but I am not sure anymore after discovering copious amounts of water in the rear passenger side floor board. My brother now has the carpet peeled forward and the back seat removed. He is pretty sure that this my problem but I’m concerned that once he has gotten the interior completely dried out and checks out the wires that I am still not going to be able to get the car to start using the ignition he can crank the motor up using the old screwdriver and solenoid trick under the hood but I am wondering if the fact that the dash doesn’t have all the normal lights like that missing transmission position indicator turning on when inserting the fob and pressing the start button if it’s the neutral safety switch or what I was also getting the abs and airbag lights in cluster. I am starting to get very frustrated with this I had only just recently bought the car with 130k miles on it back in July and I have not been able to drive my car since mid September please let me know what you think. Thank you so much

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        andy lee 

        4 weeks ago

        have had electrical problems for a while and they are all stupid. i think i need to replace the actual wires. do you have any e82 diagrams by any chance?

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        Bill Thompson 

        4 weeks ago

        2009 BMW 135i dash lights/gages are intermittently going dead and then coming back on, (the car still runs).

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        Joseph 

        4 weeks ago

        Hi, my BMW 3201 SEDAN E90 windows and indicator not working. please help

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        Aileen Horne 

        5 weeks ago

        Hi

        I have a 2002 316ti bmw the battery went flat i charged it fully put back in but now i have no lights on dash my gauges aint working but the outside lights work and also indicators car runs well starts ok? What would cause the dash lights and all the gauges not to work

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        Desmond Ng 

        5 weeks 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 

        5 weeks 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 

        5 weeks 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 

        5 weeks 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 

        5 weeks 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 

        6 weeks 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 

        6 weeks 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 

        6 weeks ago

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

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        phil lloyd 

        6 weeks 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 

        6 weeks 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 

        6 weeks 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 

        6 weeks 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 

        6 weeks 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 

        6 weeks 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 

        6 weeks 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 

        7 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 

        7 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 

        7 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 

        7 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 

        7 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 

        7 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 

        8 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 

        8 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 

        8 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 

        8 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 

        8 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 

        2 months ago

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

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        Piero 

        2 months 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 

        2 months 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 

        2 months 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 

        2 months ago

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

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        Rusty 

        2 months 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 

        2 months 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 

        2 months 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 

        2 months 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 

        2 months 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 

        2 months 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 

        2 months 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 

        2 months 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 

        2 months 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 

        2 months 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 

        2 months 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 

        2 months 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 

        2 months ago

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

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        Reesejohnson1212 

        2 months 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 

        2 months 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 

        2 months ago

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

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        Lee 

        2 months 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 

        2 months ago

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

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        Alfred Meyers 

        2 months ago

        Park Brake light doesn’t go out

        Telephone won’t pair

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        go2eshop 

        2 months 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 

        2 months 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 

        2 months 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 

        2 months 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 

        2 months ago

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

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        Daisy 

        2 months 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 

        3 months 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 

        3 months 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 

        3 months 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 

        3 months 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 

        3 months 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 

        3 months ago

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

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        Devin N Rodriguez 

        3 months 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 

        3 months ago

        Bmw e87 dsc abs and transmission error..

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        Mannn666 

        3 months 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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