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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2009 BMW X3 - Preventive Maintenance - 6/24/2014
    My monitor is frozen so i cant play music or use the GPS but it does turn on but just stays in one spot need help ASAP
    Going to san antonio on saturday and really dont want the drive to be silent any help?
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2009 BMW X3 - Preventive Maintenance - 6/24/2014
    My monitor is frozen so i cant play music or use the GPS but it does turn on but just stays in one spot need help ASAP
    Going to san antonio on saturday and really dont want the drive to be silent any help?
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2007 BMW 525i - Preventive Maintenance - 6/4/2014
    Does my BMW 525i have 2 fuel leveling units in the gas tank?
    Gas needle doesn't work, my mechanic said the left one isn't working. Thanks
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2006 BMW 525xi - Preventive Maintenance - 5/15/2014
    Is passenger airbag malfunction causing issues in electrical system?
    My car's wipers suddenly came "on" and wouldnt shut off. After the car was restarted a few times, they went back "off". When they are stuck "on" , the horn doesnt work, the windows dont work, the turn signal wont work, and the driver door will not lock. This only ...
     
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    AutoMD Member - 2006 BMW 525xi - Preventive Maintenance - 5/15/2014
    Is passenger airbag malfunction causing issues in electrical system?
    My car's wipers suddenly came "on" and wouldnt shut off. After the car was restarted a few times, they went back "off". When they are stuck "on" , the horn doesnt work, the windows dont work, the turn signal wont work, and the driver door will not lock. This only ...
     
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  • Ruben
    Ruben - 1999 BMW 528i - Preventive Maintenance - 4/26/2014
    Why does my speedometer/odometer only work when first start up and then it stops working?
    Everything else on the dash cluster works fine.
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2001 BMW 325Ci - Preventive Maintenance - 4/1/2014
    Why does my 2001 325ci immediately turn off and on when I hit A bump?
    When my 2001 325ci hits a bump it seems to immediately stalll out and turn back on by itself. Almost as if the car is completely turned off, but the engine & brakes stay functioning. In two out of the five drives I've been on since this started, the car did shut all ...
     
    • Pepe
      4/1/2014 Pepe
      Before you spend any money, make sure your battery connections are clean and stable.
    • HouseCallAuto
      4/1/2014 HouseCallAuto
      Plug in a code reader and see what fault codes are stored. You can obtain a code reader from amazon.com for about $20 with shipping. Checking for codes cannot be skipped if you want to find your cause. if there are no codes stored, that also says a lot. I need to know if codes are there and what code numbers and if there are no codes state that you checked and there were no codes. Yes, like Pepe said, check the battery connections, but I think if it were the battery connections you would lose your radio station presets or even have to code your radio and reset the time. Try removing all things off key ring and only have ignition kley inserted. Sometimes an ignition switch will glitch with a bump and if there is weight on the key it is more likely to happen.
      HouseCallAuto
      4/1/2014 AutoMD Member
      Will do, & thanks! As soon as I get those codes I'll post them for you... also I just recently added my car key to my key ring witch is a considerable difference in weight if it's indeed the ignition switch.
      HouseCallAuto
      4/1/2014 HouseCallAuto
      If you have been reading the news, GM is dealing with severe backlash over bad ignition switches that cause the car to stall out when hitting a bump. massive recall going on, todays news.
      HouseCallAuto
      4/1/2014 AutoMD Member
      I saw that! Kinda crazy huh? Well I just got back from a drive with the key by itself in the ignition and the car turned off& on only once over a big bump...is there a way for me to check to see if this is the problem without a code reader?
      HouseCallAuto
      4/1/2014 AutoMD Member
      I saw that! Kinda crazy huh? Well I just got back from a drive with the key by itself in the ignition and the car turned off& on only once over a big bump...is there a way for me to check to see if this is the problem without a code reader?
      HouseCallAuto
      4/1/2014 AutoMD Member
      I saw that! Kinda crazy huh? Well I just got back from a drive with the key by itself in the ignition and the car turned off& on only once over a big bump...is there a way for me to check to see if this is the problem without a code reader?
      HouseCallAuto
      4/1/2014 AutoMD Member
      I saw that! Kinda crazy huh? Well I just got back from a drive with the key by itself in the ignition and the car turned off& on only once over a big bump...is there a way for me to check to see if this is the problem without a code reader?
      HouseCallAuto
      4/1/2014 AutoMD Member
      Could it be my dme relay?
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2001 BMW 325Ci - Preventive Maintenance - 4/1/2014
    Why is my 2001 325ci turning off & on when I hit bumps?
    When my 2001 325ci hits a bump it seems to immediately stalll out and turn back on by itself. Almost as if the car is completely turned off, but the engine & brakes stay functioning. In two out of the five drives I've been on since this started, the car did shut all ...
     
    • Pepe
      4/1/2014 Pepe
      Before you spend any money make sure your battery connections are clean and stable.
      Pepe
      4/1/2014 AutoMD Member
      I think they are, the current seemed uninterrupted when I was trying to turn it over.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2011 BMW 328i - Preventive Maintenance - 3/28/2014
    Severe rattle in hardtop roof
    six times I have had to return new car to have the loose bolts or clips or whatever the hell they call the parts that keep coming loose in the hardtop. . Local dealer now says there is a sham kit available to stop rattle. I assume they are making this up again. ...
     
    • alex
      3/28/2014 alex
      i have spent some time looking and i don't think your cars problem is a common problem. i work for a john deere dealer we have a product improvement program. we also have paperwork to show customers what and why we're doing pips if bmw did it their should be paperwork where bmw made a shim kit for your roof.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1999 BMW 318ti - Preventive Maintenance - 1/29/2014
    Can you help with repair questions?
    I tried starting my car this morning in the cold and I thought my battery was dead. I jumped it with no luck. All lights worked and the car did not start, no clicking noise, and the key chimed when in the ignition and the door was open. I was told this either may ...
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      1/29/2014 HouseCallAuto
      I will help you with this but first understand the most common cause for this condition you have detailed. Yes the starter could be the cause but first try youtr other ignition key. I assume you have a second key somewhere safe for an emergency. Electronic Driveaway Protection System (EWS) is a means of preventing starting of the vehicle by an unauthorized key or other means. The EWS module reads the transponder chip from the key in the ignition and compares it to key data stored in the EWS module. If the key checks out, the EWS will allow starter operation. The transponder in your key may be junk so rule this out by trying your other key before I continue with add'l advice and diagnostic information.
      HouseCallAuto
      1/30/2014 AutoMD Member
      I only have one key and the closest dealership is over 400 miles away
  • Cybage 1
    Cybage 1 - 2001 BMW 325i - Preventive Maintenance - 1/25/2014
    Testing question
    Brake pad pressure not forming up.
     
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2011 BMW 535i GT xDrive - Preventive Maintenance - 12/21/2013
    After storing my bmw 535 with a trickle charger the battery warning light comes on,battery is fine,
    is it better to connect the charger to the terminal or thru the cigarette lighter port
     
    • Jimm
      12/21/2013 Jimm
      Follow the instructions to connect for the trickle charger. I use a battery charger for an old Mustang - the charger connects directly across the battery terminals - but this is the designed / specified connection point for the charger.
  • sdf
    sdf - 2012 BMW 135i - Preventive Maintenance - 12/19/2013
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    AutoMD Member - 1996 BMW 328i - Preventive Maintenance - 12/18/2013
    Major water influx into rear footwells.
    Bought it with the softtop not working. Then the electric windows went, and now I got standing water in the rear footwells.
     
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    AutoMD Member - 1996 BMW 328i - Preventive Maintenance - 12/18/2013
    Major water influx into rear footwells.
    Bought it with the softtop not working. Then the electric windows went, and now I got standing water in the rear footwells.
     
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