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My sons 2006 530xit wgn needed a new battery; when he managed to get access to the battery, he detected the compartment was full of water (obviously from the previous rains); we are told these particular models are kn...
it smells like it's burning I have to add coolant maybe once a week..I can't find the leak I don't see anything leaking out. I'm assuming it's burning up as soon as it falls bc it's hot
it is running rough and the service engine soon light came on
warms up. The vibration starts like just an uneven, bumpy rd. then the further you go it gets worse and worse till it will hardly run. Now, after the car cools off it runs great until it gets hot again! Help!
I know it must be electrical but wanted to see where to look for the problem. I have disconnected the wire to the actuator so that it will shut properly. I am also getting a right licence tag light malfuntion warnin...
I see my choices as: Not using ear gate at all, manually using the rear gate, or replacing the present mechanism with lift arms
anyone else had any complaints with this? 2006 bmw 530xi; dealer said the computer system gone; it was periodically happening for several months..now it wont light up at all.
I notice the sound like a winch motor when i am turning on to my drive way- from left or right
Got a fuel pump control message. Took it to repair shop and the computer said low voltage, etc. Repair guy said I should not worry about it unless it happens again. Said he had not seen this eveent in 25 yrs. Should I...
When I accelerate and applying load to the engine, the car starts shaking. Could you advise what the potential cause is?
Front brake pads are registering 0 miles left will this keep the car from starting?
That is at the same time as the DSC failure. After both of those were replaced I was told the diagnostic showed a VTG failure.
Just bought the 2007 530xi. I am asking if the noise I am about to describe is normal or a problem. The sound starts at about 10km and continues at all higher speeds. The only way I can describe the sound is that it...
But BMW speciality shop claims this means I also need rotors which they estimate at 780.00 for repairs. Is this true? Do you have to replace rotars whenever replacing pads?
My BMW dealer (Hassel BMW in Freeport NY) claims the price to replace the front parking (parking not headlight) lamp bulb is $245.00. They claim they have to remove the headlight assembly to replace the bulb. Does t...
Can I replace the battery without a visit to the dealer? What is the proper size battery?
I had brake pads replaced but not by an authorized bmw mechanic. Does anyone know how to take off the service light from the dash. Its still stating I need Brake Pads. Does the dealership have to do this? Thanks
car did not start two weeks ago, jumped and started.. battery icon shows. Car has been running fine otherwise. Pulled car in garage yesterday tried to restart, started but hard.Tried to shift but locked and won't move...
I called one of the BMW specialty shops recommended by RepairPal for no start. The shop claimed that most likely the battery needs to be replaced. I know from the dealer that you have to program a computer in the car ...
would like to change brake fluid. would like a step by step how to
How do you get access to parking light bulb?
I took out the entire front left head light assembly today to replace the parking light bulb, but couldn't figure out where it was or how to remove it and insert the new one. My manual includes a picture that doesn't...
Do you put air in the BMW tire like other cars or is there something different that you do? I'm having trouble removing the cap on the little air valve.
2007 BMW 530xi with pong noise in front when hits bumps it magnifies. 1 dealer said differential (replaced front differential & still same problem). Also replaced front left wheel bearing (still same problem). Swapped...
Anyone know how to reset the brake fluid or cabin filter warning lights?
Where is it??? Jumper connections in engine compartment, but no sign of battery
My service tech said my battery is not charging due to short drive times and low MPH avg. I charge battery to 100% w/charger and it still will go dead over 3 days. I get the feeling there is an electrical drain via th...
Is it custom to replace rotors and brakes on bmws no matter what?
The seats are hot, but the heat that comes out of the vents are cool, and temp is on 80 degrees.