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  • Barbie
    Barbie - 1995 BMW 740iL - Body & Interior - 4/14/2015
    Can i take a cd plyer from another bmw and have it work?
    my cd player was taken out of my 1995Bmw740il, can I take anther cd player from a different make and model bmw and have work in my bmw?
     
    • Jimm
      4/12/2015 Jimm
      Depends on the stereo model and the make and model vehicle.
    • John Carter
      4/14/2015 John Carter
      Yes dear. It's depends on the stereo model. I agree with Jimm. For more visit www.mrclutch.com and ask about such problems.
  • MG Bouchard
    MG Bouchard - 2006 BMW 530xi - Body & Interior - 4/5/2015
    BMW 530xit wagon with audio brain issue
    Occasionally when I start my wagon the audio, navigation and all Audio systems stop working. After driving for an hour or more the center console display shuts off and reboots and then all is ok. My mechanic says this would be expensive to fix. Can you tell me how ...
     
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  • MG Bouchard
    MG Bouchard - 2006 BMW 530xi - Body & Interior - 4/5/2015
    Audio does not work sometimes - brain problem
    Sometimes the audio brain is messed up and the warning systems, seat belt alarm including all controls does not work at all including the navigation and sound systems.. My mechanic said it would be expensive to replace. Can I get one for less on the web somehow? ...
     
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  • bob
    bob - 1999 BMW 528i - Body & Interior - 3/13/2015
    Sometimes things come on when they shoudnt
    my a/c stops working, warning dash lites stay on, steering wheel goes up and down, radio doesnt work,and overhead map lites come on.
     
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  • Les
    Les - 1997 BMW 528i - Body & Interior - 3/4/2015
    My wipers aren't working. The drivers side I can hear the motor and the wiper has resistance and does a jerk once.
    The passenger side, from what I can see is dead
     
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  • winston cruz
    winston cruz - 2002 BMW X5 - Body & Interior - 3/4/2015
    How to replace front bumper cover
    the existing one was damaged - bent
     
    • Jimm
      3/4/2015 Jimm
      Try this video; www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEX80bsipyw
  • winston cruz
    winston cruz - 2002 BMW X5 - Body & Interior - 3/4/2015
    How do I replace the front bumper cover
    the existing one is damaged
     
    • Jimm
      3/4/2015 Jimm
      Try this video; www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEX80bsipyw
  • robertbryan220
    robertbryan220 - 2010 BMW 323i - Body & Interior - 2/10/2015
    Hydrogen is a flammable substance like natural gas.Is it safe for using as fuel for cars?
    Hydrogen is a high and flammable substance. It requires care and safe handling. Many scientists have the same opinion that the properties of hydrogen make it safer.The electrolysis process will split the water into hydrogen and oxygen.Hence water will not burn.So ...
     
    • Jimm
      2/10/2015 Jimm
      Is there any question in this detail?
  • Bev
    Bev - 2008 BMW X3 - Body & Interior - 1/28/2015
    Why does the seat belt sensor activate when the seat belt is engaged?
    It only happens intermittently. 75000 miles No lights are on.
     
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  • Tom
    Tom - 2008 BMW X5 - Body & Interior - 1/23/2015
    HELP! Do I sell my car or go for mega-cost repairs for water damage on a barely driven BMW X5?
    I am in the middle of a crisis after having been out of the country for 5 years. I left my brand new 2008 BMW X5 in the care of a relative who left the vehicle outside and unattended for the past 3 years. Apparently the water drains all clogged in the sunroof and ...
     
    • Jimm
      1/23/2015 Jimm
      Obtain written repair estimates- with all costs and details. Next, determine any resale or salvage value for the vehicle in the current condition. These two items will help you make the best decision.
    • Teddy B
      1/23/2015 Teddy B
      You get rid of it-- UNLESS--YOU- do ALL your own work/repairs
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2014 BMW 135i - Body & Interior - 12/29/2014
    Can mini tag key tool work with fvdi commander ?
    Yes, it can work with fvdi for VAG, BMW, Renault, Nissan, Mercedes and Fiat. http://www.carsets.co.uk/wholesale/abrites-commander-for-bmw-mini-fvdi-diagnostic-interface.html
     
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  • Jinhyun24Sky
    Jinhyun24Sky - 2004 BMW 530i - Body & Interior - 12/29/2014
    Emergency BMW 530I 2004 Electrical System
    I posted a question prior but due to the characters limit I could not fully articulate the problem. I will simplify the problem. I believe a mechanic ruined my family's electrical system on our BMW 2004 530I. the windows will not stop, the windows will not go down ...
     
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  • Jinhyun24Sky
    Jinhyun24Sky - 2004 BMW 530i - Body & Interior - 12/29/2014
    Emergency 530I 2004 Electrical System
    Hello my name is Justin Oh and my family and I have owned a BMW 530I 2004 for ten years. We have had no real issues up until now. I just want to let you guys know my family and I are no car experts and just literally just drive. Charging and jumpstarting a battery ...
     
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  • 1997 740il bmw
    1997 740il bmw - 1997 BMW 740iL - Body & Interior - 12/13/2014
    What is the usual cause for cold air to come out on one side and hot the other?
    if it is the actuator motor that controls the flap door, where is it located under dash?
     
    • Teddy B
      12/13/2014 Teddy B
      Your going to get either some a/c or some amount of heat-whatever you choose
      out of all duct outlets IF the HVAC Blend Doors work properly

      I would say your heater core blend door works--as you get heat

      I would say you may have a Blend Door that has failed

      I do not have a diagram of your vehicle

      You can have 5 of those doors & any combination in manual
      or auto mode -- for the places the air flows

      Defrost,Floor,Cabin,Recirculate or some combo of those

      On your car I would guess an electronic motor actuator

      You would have to eiither get under the dash & look or look
      at a an HVAC Diagram before you should go under the dash
      or determine which one may have failed

      You may also have scan tool data to look at

      BMW is not easy to get that software for all makes of
      scan tools & you want to avoid a dealer if possible
  • Sam52
    Sam52 - 2004 BMW 325xi - Body & Interior - 11/29/2014
    I think I have a blown fuse...the manual only tells you where the fuse box is. Which fuse do I
    check? I don't have turn signals, the seat belt light stays on...the radio controls on the steering wheel do not work but the cruise control on the steering wheel works. The fuse box placard tells you about the fuses but not enough detail. Any suggestions without ...
     
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