How to Solve BMW Electrical Problems Easily

Updated on January 22, 2019

Stop Worrying, Anything Can Be Fixed!

Having car problems can be very stressful. Newer cars have increased comfort by incorporating more and more electrical parts (motors, wires...you name it). These parts, of course, will fail in time and it might seem like the end of the world. Don`t worry, it`s not!

First things to check:

Most electrical problems can be easily fixed by checking the following:

  • The fuse box
  • The wiring in the the trunk that is attached to the battery

The location of the fuse box on a BMW.
The location of the fuse box on a BMW.

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

Check for bad fuses by taking them out one by one.

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

Test Your Car Battery

A discharged battery won't let you start your car in cold weather, but an extremely discharged battery won`t let you start your car even in warm weather.

Battery Voltage and State of Charge:

12.66v . . . . . . . . . . 100%
12.45v . . . . . . . . . . 75%
12.24v . . . . . . . . . . 50%
12.06v . . . . . . . . . . 25%
11.89v . . . . . . . . . . 0%

Many shops will test your car's battery for free. Please keep in mind that a discharged battery doesn't need replacing most of the time. The problem is that with short trips in the city traffic, your alternator won't be able to charge your battery enougg—it'll be just a matter of time until it starts causing problems.

BMW Steering Wheel Lock (ELV)

The "steering wheel lock" error pops up when the battery is low and usually in cold weather. The bad thing is that after this error pops up you will have a limited number of times to start your car, after which the Start button will be useless. It's not a problem with the steering wheel column, but due to the fact that the mechanism doesn't go all the way back (low battery), it will store that error which cannot be reset from the dashboard.

FIX: Get yourself a BMW K+DCAN cable and diagnostic software to reset your ELV lock.

The software suite and much more info on coding your BMW can be found online.

By running that simple job your car will be fixed!

You will have your own diagnostic and coding tools to work with and you won`t have to pay a dime at the stealership!

If you run into any electrical problems you can leave a comment and I will gladly help you and add the problem to the list so that other people can learn how to fix them. If you like to DIY, you can save a lot of money and most BMW problems can be fixed easily with the right tools and software.

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

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      stephencoleman16@gmail.com 

      2 days ago

      My 320 2007 face-lift model. Is only running on half engine power according to my display panel. Could it be the battery not charging properly. It only happened last night. It once happened to my X5 auto and everything shut down that was the battery on that occasion. Thank you.

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      JEFFREY 

      2 days ago

      Hi there my 2003 e46 ti battery swelled and after replacing it car just drove 5km and went dead , it cranks but wont start . Ive replaced petrol pump , petrol pump relay , both camshaft sensors and the necessary fuses but still only cranks but wont start

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      Andyman 

      5 days ago

      Exrernal lighting o/s/f side light not working.no 12v at bulb holder.2015 f21 116i sport.thanks

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      Phiraman madini 

      5 days ago

      My bmw hard hurd starting its 320d e46

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      Virginia 

      8 days ago

      The lights next to the sunroof controls won’t turn off although the sunroof seems to be working fine. This is a 2012 BMW X5 35d.

      Help please

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      Steph 

      9 days ago

      My bmw 525i e60 2005 water pump loom got burned. Changed the water pump replaced the wires and now the car won't start just crank

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      ARSO 

      11 days ago

      I have 2011 bmw 528 the window went down and won’t go up anymore I thought is it the moter or window regulator I open the door panel end up replacing both of them but the problem not fix the motor rolls down but when I click the master switch to roll it up it moves a little and a clicking sounds comes from under the steering wheels I open the panel to figure out I couldn’t please let me know what to do I have repsced the master switch as well

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      Jackson 

      13 days ago

      My car music is given me problems sometimes it play and stop Bmw 530i 2004

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      jade 

      2 weeks ago

      hi their I have a 525i 2005 MODEL WITH the diamond key im struggling with my dash board lights it doesnt switch on and my bmw machanic checked everything even send in my ecu box in to check but it works fine then he checked again he see on his laptop key blocked and no key signal just want to know can my key be the problem for the no lights on my dash as he tooked the key to a key shop and they said the key is faulty there is stuff missing

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      engineer shariff 

      2 weeks ago

      I had a problem with a BMW E90 2005 I took the car to a car wash after them have done with the washing of the car it refuse to start even i insert the key nothing comes on the dashboard but only key light indicated and show cancel please what can be the possible fault?

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      Michelle2008328i 

      2 weeks ago

      My rad fan won't turn on in my 2008 328i BMW - the heater fan works checked fuse #88 it is fine if I take it out my heater fan doesn't work...any ideas??

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      jerry 

      2 weeks ago

      2006 bmw 330xi radio don't work but light stay on drain bettery over night

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      Annie 

      2 weeks ago

      My E87 116i is having an interesting strange gremlin. When I turn my light control switch to the 0 position the headlights come on. The headlight indicator light does not illuminate on the dash. I have replaced the switch unit itself but the problem remains. I’m thinking maybe the footwell module is causing the problem. Have you encountered this before?

      Thanks

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      Graeme 

      2 weeks ago

      I have a 08 320d touring and i cant open my passenger door the lock sounds to be working all other doors lock and unlock apart from passenger door have you any ideas ive checked fuses 71 73 and there ok. I cant get door open to have a look inside

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      Dewayne Gradic 

      2 weeks ago

      09 BMW X5 3.0 I have a parasitic battery drain. I have narrowed it down to fuse #39 which is labeled "start stop" on the diagram. What is on this circuit?

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      Dewayne 

      2 weeks ago

      09 BMW X5 3.0 I have a parasitic battery drain. I have narrowed it down to fuse #39 which is labeled "start stop" on the diagram. What is on this circuit?

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      Cathy 

      2 weeks ago

      I just submitted the incident about the spontaneously open windows. My car is a 2007 BMW 328i with 80,000 miles.

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      Cathy 

      2 weeks ago

      I left my car parked on a city street for 1.5 hours. When I returned all the windows were down, the sunroof opened and the care unlocked. My purse left under the seat was undisturbed. The windows went up without problem. I drove it yesterday and today without problem.

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      Alif 

      2 weeks ago

      Hi.. My f30 328i 2013 trunk cannot be open, foreman told my REM unit problem,my door lock, power Windows, Lighting running in good condition.. Any idea?

      Tq master

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      Jonhoward12181 

      2 weeks ago

      So i just bought an 03 bmw 525i. It worked fine for 2 weeks. Then all at the same time the air conditioning blower went out the windows won't roll down the door lock inside won't work. The trunk won't pop open. And it's stuck like that. It did tat once and then it all started working again for a 30 min trip. And then quit again. All that same stuff again quit at the same time. And now it won't come back on. Any ideas?

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      Mikeandycain 

      3 weeks ago

      Hi, ive a E85 z4 BMW, due to lack of use i removed my battery to charge, when i reconnected it wouldnt start also the rear lights came on and some dash lights. I tried to start it and it just clicks as if the starter has gone, i connected a boost pack to the unconected terminals and it starts and all seems well, until i removed the ignition key that is, the car still runs, ive had to pull the fuel pump fuse to stall it. Can you help ? Really would appreciate the solution as i csnt see anything on the web. Thanks

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      Zamokwakhe 

      3 weeks ago

      Hi, I have a 2010 BMW 523i E60. Last night everything was OK when I parked the car. Next morning when I started the car, it switched on but the navigation screen was blank. I have checked the fuse but everything is OK, so Im not sure what's wrong, please help.

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      Danielle 

      3 weeks ago

      I have a 2010 320d tourer and all of a sudden my heaters have stopped working and there's no lights or power going to the parking sensor and automatic start button either??

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      David 

      5 weeks ago

      My gas cap is clicking when I leave my vehicle. It’s 2013 640 gran coupe. Also it’s saying my battery is discharging while stopped. And my A/c is now blowing room temp air., I have 40k miles

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      Paula smith 

      6 weeks ago

      I have a constant airbag and seatbelt red warning lighting showing on the dash and now when I’m driving my dashboard lights up with 6 to 8 different warning lights from amber and red mainly around service issues but I had a full service and brake fluid service last month and everything is up to date? The garage plugged in clear all faults can’t find anything but all back again and more frequently any ideas? Thanks

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      Kyle 

      7 weeks ago

      My front passenger side corner light stays on when I hook the battery up. Iust got the car so iam not familiar with bmw. Any suggestions.

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      Michael OHandley 

      7 weeks ago

      Hi,

      As my wife's 2007 BMW X3 had continued to age, it's been one $2000 repair after another. About six months ago, before I retired, the car went into the dealer for several recalls involving airbags and (I think) a PCV valve. When it came back, there were several notes from the dealer attached to the invoice about repairs that it needed.

      1. New valve cover gaskets. 2. New oil filter base housing gasket. 3. New oil cooler-to-oil filter base housing gasket. 4. New purge valve. The dealer provided another expensive estimate and said that the repairs didn't need to be done immediately and that the car could be driven, as long as she kept the oil level up and didn't wait too long to come back and get the issues fixed.

      The day after she got the car back, she complained that the service engine light had come on. So, I took the down to a local BMW specialist who put his diagnostic tool on it. The tool indicated only the purge valve problem. The specialist's mechanic said that the service light was just a reminder - don't worry about it - once all of the issues were corrected the light would reset on its own. They then happily prepared an estimate that made my hair stand on end and caused my wife to almost have a coronary when she saw it.

      The next day she complained about a light on the dash, which, according to the owner's manual indicated there was a problem with the headlight circuit. I checked out all of the lights, but there was only one taillamp bulb out. I replaced the bulb that day but the light stayed on. I called the BMW specialist down the street to ask about that. He said that the trouble light would probably clear on its own in a day or two. It didn't, but since there didn't seem to be any other issues, I decided to ignore it for the time being, since we had more important issues, like my health and the fact we were going to be moving soon, to deal with. Several months later, as we were preparing to move to the new home, the less-than-two-year-old battery went dead overnight. I jump-started the car and took it over to the battery shop. They charged the battery and tested it - it was fine - even under starting load - and the belt was fine and the alternator was putting out 13+ volts at idle. I looked for any loose/dirty connections and couldn't find any. I checked the fuses and all seemed to be fine - except for the fact that one 50-amp fuse, which is shown on the fuse card in between a 40-amp fuse at position #35 (I think - the car isn't here right now to confirm) and a 60-amp fuse at position #37 (I think), was absent. (????). Anyway, since the car was fine as long as she drove it every day and didn't allow it to sit for two or more days to allow the battery to drain off, we put off trying to track down the leak until after the move was completed.

      Earlier this month after the move was completed, my bad knees forced me to retire. Since I'd spent nearly seven years employed as a professional Toyota mechanic back in the late 60's early 70's, and I had nothing else to do with my time, I decided that I'd do the work instead of shelling out a couple months of social security payments to have the repairs done by either BMW or the specialist down the street. The first thing I did was to replace the valve cover gaskets, and, since the car has just under 94K on it, and I thought I'd noticed the sound of a worn set of alternator bearings or idler pulley bearings, I replaced the plugs and the ignitors, the belt tensioner, idler pulley and serpentine belt. In the process, I noticed that the idler pulley felt a little rough and guessed that had been the faint dry bearing sound I'd been hearing. Nonetheless, to be sure I pulled off the alternator to check it out. I found that the bearings were fine but one brush was about 75% worn down while the other was only about 40% worn, and the commutator was smooth but literally worn to the point where it was grooved - probably more than what could be taken off on a lathe to get it perfectly smooth again, so I replaced the alternator with a remanufactured unit. Then, I replaced the oil filter housing gasket and the oil-cooler-to-oil-filter housing gaskets. Then, for good measure, I changed the oil, transmission fluid, power steering fluid and the antifreeze, and replaced every other filter - including the cabin filter.

      When I went to restart, the battery was dead, but that didn't surprise me, since it hadn't been charged in about a week (I'm an old man now - stuff that used to take me 6-7 hours to complete 45 years ago now take me 6-7 days to complete.). I had the battery charged up, reinstalled it and then started the car. It started instantly, warmed to normal operating temperature and throttled itself down to warmed-up idle speed. I checked for leaks and there were none. There were a number of warning lights on, but I figured that was because I'd disconnected the battery to do the work, and, that once I got the car out on the road they'd reset themselves. Then I took the car for a drive and one-by-one the trouble lights turned off until there was only one light left - that pesky light related to the headlight circuit.

      Since we'd been driving the car with that light on before, I decided that I'd wait until the next week before trying to figure that one out. I never got the chance. My wife didn't go anywhere for a few days and then when she went to start the car the battery had been drained again. I decided to once-and-for-all find and fix that damned voltage bleed. Well, this isn't going as smoothly as the other work went. Back in my day, if one had a voltage bleed, one would disconnect the switches for dome lights, trunk lights and glove box lights, and test for a tiny draw on the battery. If none were present, we'd one-at-a-time reconnect those devices and re-test until we'd discover that the last item plugged in was exerting a tiny load that would over-time drain the battery. Replace that item and one was good to go. Well, that didn't work in this case. There are so many electronics in the car that are always powered - even when the car is not in use - that, after exhausting the usual suspects, blown fuse, loose connections, poor ground, glove box or boot lights staying on when the car is off, and finding nothing, I think this might be one of those always-on electronic devices and I'm hoping that it's a common issue and that right now as you read this the little idea light (No pun intended) is going off in a thought balloon over your head.

      Got any ideas. Oh yeah, and what's the deal with that 50-amp fuse that's shown on the fuse card but isn't present?

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      Joe 

      7 weeks ago

      I am having problems with my heater panel, it will only work if lights are on....but nothing is lighting up!

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      Sherif 

      7 weeks ago

      Hi .

      I have bnw x5 e70 2011 n55 engine.....

      Yesterday I drive 30 minutes I'm stop to buy something in the shop turn off the car after 5 minute I come back and car doesn't start no crank in screen i so lot of warning ..

      1. Transmission malfunction.

      2.fuel pump malfunction..

      3.Braking/chassis stabilization malfunction!

      And 2 more i dont remember ....I don't know what to do I never have this problem first time for me....

      Can you help me please thank you

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      Miker 

      8 weeks ago

      2008 bmw320i touring wagon luggage compartment and rear gate lamp illuminate when I enter the car and remain on until I switch off the ignition and leave the car unattended for approximately 30 minutes. Thanks in advance of any help.

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      Alex 

      2 months ago

      There's power running to my engine fan but the fan won't come on so is it a bad fan? And I think that's a reason why the transmission malfunction light is coming on cause the transmission fluid is getting too hot

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      Jason 

      2 months ago

      I have a 2011 bmw 535 I my music dose not work it keep saying no warning tone can anyone help

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      Mamasita718 

      2 months ago

      I just got a new gas pump 530i 2004 but won’t start at a half tank , is it Possible it was installed backwards ???

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      Jacqueline Velazquez 

      2 months ago

      My navigation will not turn on , i bought a new and the same problem, can you help me

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      Randy 

      2 months ago

      Gauges,top,turn signal, and dash lights don’t work

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      Jeff 

      2 months ago

      Hi, i have problems with an electric water pump that keeps failing, this will be third in 3 months, also the blue tooth in the car has stopped working, as if the car has forgotton it has blue tooth? Thinking now possibly electrical problem?

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      Mohankumar101 

      2 months ago

      Hi, I have an erratic set of parking lights. Now front driver parking / angel light not working. 318i E90 or e91. I read requires resetting FRM module. Please help if this could be done by changing fuse or something

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      Bret 

      2 months ago

      My whole gront display screen and radio is off in 2010 528i, please help

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      Mohammed Ali 

      2 months ago

      Changed my entertainment system to a Seicane System, and I’ve fitted a bunch of other features and after sitting down to test it, the climate control has stopped working???

      Any solutions????

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      M.kang 

      2 months ago

      BMW 2ser no power to obd checked fuses are okay but still no power to obd where can I look next anyone thanks

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      Afuwape ganiu 

      2 months ago

      I have a BMW235xi, is not just starting but just kick rolling what is the likely cause of this

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      ArmySignaller 

      2 months ago

      Further to my below post, my nephew pressed engine start whilst I was outside of the car with the key in my pocket. I have keyless ignition. Could this be an anti theft issue or could this have caused a problem?

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      ArmySignaller 

      2 months ago

      Hey! I have a BMW 116i m-sport F20 12 plate. I keep having a problem where messages come up on my dash saying that all rear lights have failed (Brake and indicator) and sometimes park assist. It is happening 10 or more times in half an hour. It has been back and forth to BMW under used car warranty as it is a second hand car. However they flashed the ECU and I drive and hard reset the modules and it seemed to solve the problem..... for three days. It has since gone back and they said that they’d fixed it but it isn’t. Another thing that seems to be happening is that the rear wiper seems to get stuck.

      When I apply my brake the brake error disappears but then comes back up again and the indicators flash fast. And whilst the error is on the dash the rear indicators don’t flash at all.

      There’s also a ticking noise inside coming from the rear.

      Do you have any idea of what may be happening?

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      Woodsy 

      2 months ago

      I took the battery out of my 2004 325i and when i put it back in iv lost all power not even accessories lights wont come on!! What would cause that

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      Tracy 

      2 months ago

      Hi, I recently bough a 2006 5 series 525i and for some reason the idrive only turns on when it feels like it. For example, yesterday it turned on multiple times when I turned the car on and off. Today, the screen is simply blank, please help.

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      Mariza Diedericks 

      2 months ago

      Hi i have a 320d M Sport and the battery keeps dying although the car is not being used , i recently learnt that it is due to the car not going to sleep. Anybody have advise for this :( :(

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      Courtney 

      2 months ago

      I have a 2006 325I BMW the radio stopped working but the emblem on the screen on the dash has a BMW that’s all that shows up on my like my navigation thing what it could be wrong with it

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      Chris 

      2 months ago

      My 2004 330xi sat for six months I started it up and the instrument cluster was all lit up. I bought a new battery and it still has all the warning lights on and the head lights and tail light stay lit when the keg is removed.

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      Zinhle 

      2 months ago

      My BMW won't start and the fuses have Been checked and the all look fine.

      Is it possible that the key might be the problem?

      But the key does turn on the dash board

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      Justine Hartshorne 

      2 months ago

      Hi I am taking care of a friends 2006 BMW 323i I have not driven it much but last night the yellow engine light came up and is staying on as well as it says SERVICE in red. I cannot get the drivers side door to lock, all of the other doors lock. I should note that I have never driven a BMW before so I am not sure if these problems are actual or just happening because of my own stupidity. The transmission seems slippy as well so hopefully some fluid checks will help

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      Gail Ferguson 

      2 months ago

      Both side windows and went down when I closed the door

      on 2006 BMWi today

      Front one is now operating but not back

      Help

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      elotz385 

      3 months ago

      i removed my fuel pump wiht out dissconneting my battery wiht affect my fuel pump whem i install back????

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      Jayne 

      3 months ago

      dann blower not working, a mechanic said it got wet. do i need to change the blower or am i screwed?

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      Hannah 

      3 months ago

      Hello. My 330i battery keeps dying. Today I was looking at the battery and wiring to make sure everything was plugged in and not loose then I heard something click so I try to start the car and bam it starts right up. I thought I had fixed the problem. 30 minutes later I go to leave and get nothing.. It starts everytime I jump it so I was wondering if it is the battery or could it be the wiring that’s connected to the battery?

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      Louwrens 

      3 months ago

      Hi, my BMW is a 2003, 318i.

      My batt light came on at times. When the light is off, the alternator is charging 14.16V. When the light is on, it is not charging.

      My battery is fine. Two years ago I put in a new rotor and regulator in the alternator. From that time my light was coming on once in a while in about three months. Now it stay on.

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      Kash Killion 

      3 months ago

      I replace trunk latch and actuator on a 1999 bmw 528ita wagon it work fine, but the dashboard read out say trunk is open any way to to fix dashboard read out ?

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      Akirose 

      3 months ago

      I have a e65 and I took to get service and everything was working but some times it says something about the parking light but it was still working and when I got the car back from the shop the headlights right side didn’t work and and the button on the steering wheel for the display didn’t work either and the back door passengers Wright side didn’t work either the windows don’t go up or down and the door control arm don’t pull the door close anymore and the service cost me $2000 Australia dollars

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      Rick W 

      3 months ago

      My girlfriend has a 2006 BMW 5x SUV that the battery keeps going dead overnight. I think the console gearshift indicator lights are the problem. They don’t go out when turining the car off. Is there a sensor that needs replaced or is there a way to unplug the light until it can be fixed. I don’t want to have to jump it two or three times a day. HELP!

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      Edward Gary Becker 

      3 months ago

      My X3 2013 jumps from drive to park randomly when stopped. Warning message “ Transmission failure “ with other message “ do not turn off engine may not start again “. BMW diagnosed problem say needs Crankshaft Sensor and recommend replacing Battery. They replaced sensor and I told them I’d replace battery myself. After picking up car I brought vehicle to independent shop. I was told it getting old but still good. He recommended I buy battery and he would install. The problem is it is still doing same problem and message.

      After research I believe Battery is around 30% which caused Do not turn off message because battery was low it sends signal to transmission to go to park then Transmission Failure. Low. Always check battery if you have any messages warning. Anyone who can find what message “ Do not turn off engine may not start “ important that it says “may not”

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      Anthony Gayfield 

      3 months ago

      I have a 1997 740iL and the inside lights don't come on sometimes also my heater fan don't come on sometimes to do sometimes it don't also the locks sometimes one will lock and the others won't sometimes the wipers won't work I don't understand what's going on

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      Kmassey5791 

      3 months ago

      Good afternoon, I have an 08 X5 a couple days ago, the power windows and mirrors would not work. I tried using the control on all 4 doors for the windows and nothing. I removed the negative battery terminal for about an hour and reconnected it, also jumped it off with another vehicle. Now, the engine turns over but will not crank and windows and mirror switches are still not working. I have checked and replaced any fuses that were blown and still the engine turns over but will not start. Do you have any suggestions?

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      Rick 

      3 months ago

      My 2007 E90 has a bank1 sensor1 error message and also the airbag warning light comes on and off after clearing code. Please advice

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      Demi 

      3 months ago

      Hello! I'm having starting/crank issues with my 2008 BMW 528i. I was opening to look in the trunk to see if it's a wire problem. Can you provide any insight?

      Thanks so much!

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      Praful84 

      3 months ago

      Hi .I am planning to do a DIY 360view camera installation on my car. For the electrical power of the side view cameras that need to be installed onto the wing mirrors I am not sure where to tap in from . My car is a BMW X1 e84 2011 edition which Doesnt have indicator lights in the wing mirrors..so basically I need a power source from the indicator lights. Also in the fuse box diagram I can't place where the fuses for the left and right side indicators are. There is no mention of them . What do you suggest ? What would be the best indicator supply lien source for these cameras that I can connect the cameras to in order for them to work when the side indicator signal is on..thx in anticipation of your help..cheers

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      brian shaver 

      3 months ago

      I have a 2003 325 ci i have a battery drain issue ,have taken out or discounted many things ,when the 40 amp fuse is in it drains the battery take it out and its ok ,i knowing that it operates the blower ,i disconnected it and still have the issue , does the 40 amp fuse control anything else thanks

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      Geo M. 

      3 months ago

      My wagon shuts off when I disconnect the terminal from the battery. I'm pretty sure that the alternator is good because is new and is being tested.my battery was little drain in voltage and I charged, after putting it together and start the car I try to get the terminals tight and notice that the car shuts off when I get the terminal disconnected.someone has any problem like this before and how did you get it fixed.thanks for the help.

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      Matthandelong 

      3 months ago

      I have a 2004 325xi and I have no turn signal indicators nor do I have any headlight indicators also no illumination behind my speedo and my fuel also my oil but my cluster works just fine I installed a aftermarket radio but I still don’t get what happened I tried fuses and still nothing please help

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      noeltich01@gmail.com 

      3 months ago

      have a318 and it has no spark and no injection.no ref voltage on the cam n position sensors.where do i start.

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      Mpho 

      4 months ago

      Hi, my 2009 bmw e90 320i, keeps cranking but not starting, shortly after a heavy rain, all it shows on the cluster is an amber encycled triangle with exclamation mark inside, what could be the problem?

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      Zonica 

      4 months ago

      Good day...i drive a bmw x5 2007 model and i have a gauge problem...like all the lights is dead and my wipers switch on and off and than totally off...friustrating when u a woman and dont know what to do...please assist...thanx

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      Toyia Lyda 

      4 months ago

      Two weeks ago I took my 2011 BMW 535GT to the dealer to have the right rear air spring replaced, along with a fuse. Two weeks later, various warning lights are flashing and remain on when the engine is started. Specifically, the passenger restraint light, ABS lights, drive train malfunction light, power steering wheel light flashes. In addition, the speedometer does not work. Is it possible the electrical connector was damaged during repair? Any suggestions on what could be wrong. This has never happened before and another mechanic suggested this was a very rare problem and suggested we return to the dealer. It seems more than coincidental that the electrical connector is near the work area and now we are having electrical problems.

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      kelvin Vlahakis 

      4 months ago

      I have a 1 series BMW,it over stayed without moving and the battery became weak. when i changed the battery its just bring a steering lock on the dashboard and cant start. What is the solution to this?

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      Charlene 

      4 months ago

      I have a 2005 645ci. My instrument panel doesn't work, and when lowering the convertible top, it does not always go down on the first attempt. Took it in for diagnosis and there are 19 DTC counts in fault. Mechanic told me full diagnosis could be anywhere from $40-$4000 - quite a range! Any suggestions on how to best diagnose where the electrical problem is w/out spending a fortune?

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      javy 

      4 months ago

      Were are the answers to all the questions. I have the same problem with a 2000 328i the car gauge dont work and no turn signal blinker i check all fuse and loock fine whats the solution to this anyone?

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      Gilles 

      4 months ago

      Something draining my battery overnight It’s happened twice this week and I replaced the battery and I have the same problem this morning again I jump started it and run fine

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      Sandman66 

      4 months 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 

      5 months 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 months ago

      Hi im havinv aproblem ...electric running

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      Alejandro 

      5 months 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 months 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 

      5 months 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 

      5 months ago

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

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      Esther Oki 

      5 months 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 

      5 months 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 

      5 months 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 

      5 months ago

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

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      BMW 325i 

      5 months ago

      Crank

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      Claude 

      5 months 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 

      5 months 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 

      5 months 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 

      5 months 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 

      5 months 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 

      5 months 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 

      5 months 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 

      5 months 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 

      5 months 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 

      5 months 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 

      5 months 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 

      5 months 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 

      5 months 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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