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where is the battery at

Are the shocks and struts of the 98 740IL compatible with 00 528i also what parts if any are usable. Taking them from the 528 and putting them in the 740. Thanks

Almost thought it was a window or door ajar ,but noise was coming from under the hood while pushing the gas pedal.Not sure if making noise when foot off the gas

Head light dash lights run fine wint into store come out and nothing

My transfalse safe prog light came on my car want pull in drive but will pull I reverse I could normally switch the car off for a few min then it go back to normal on my Bmw 740 il 2001

We do not have a manual so we cant change or add clock data, we can't get the numbers,

A/C is working but stop blowing

Tried jumper cables and checked fuses also.



Key spins freely forward and back

i just got the car and noticed it was slowly seeping oil from the filter just around the top where you unscrew the cover to get to the filter. then i had checked my oil, i was in need for oil so i put two quarts in it. i also changed the oil filter cuz it waqs old and ugly. now its leaking out more than it was.

I thought this would be reasy I ordered one on line when it showed up wouldn't plug in . my switch is different then all the switches ive looked at ./ they look the same at first glance but there different . I need a 2A model all I can buy is a B2 model tjhat dosnt fit. No 2A anywhere to be found

car battery kept draining . Mechanic disconnected navigation device & cd player. Now radio goes off every 45 seconds or so.

the lite stays at -40

Hello I have a check engine light on in my car it says Bank One below threshold and now recently another one came out saying circuit low circuit coolant but the car does not overheat can anyone help me The codes are p0420 and p0116

This words come up when I'm driving the car

Hi guys brand new here need some helpful advice looking
to buy my first bimmer tomrrow got into a car accident a
few weeks ago and insurance is taking forever to settle so
in the mean time I'm lookin at a 528i its a 99 with 133k
miles talked him down to 1,500 he said the car runs great
only problem is all the windows don't work I've replaced
window regulators before that's not a problem I got him
down really cheap cuz of it but there's also this 740il with
160k miles he wants 1,900 but he's willing to negotiate
has m5 front bumper looks great and he said drives like
new I could really use some insight help here what do you
guys think I should do any feedback would be greatly
appriciate I'm so exited to own a bmw!!

aftter a long ride (highway 50-70km) with my car looses power (does not turn off)and requires between 5 to 15 min rest to continue

What would that be? It shakes a little bit when you turn but that's it can you help me?

It won't turn over it doesn't even click I have full power to my battery all lights come on and it doesn't start

When it goes to red it only stays there for a little bit, then goes back to halfway. Does anybody know what would cause this?

I replaced the stock radio system and put a aftermarket system in. Used some of the wire to power the radio, but others are taped off to the side. But after a few days, lights started messing up. When I turned the ignition over, the low beams came on and all the brake lights illuminated and stayed on. I have no turn signals, no hazards, no high beams, no fog lights, and no rear license plate light. The computer where the speedometer and gauges are don't work either.

I even changed the fuel line and the wire harness with the one the engine came with now it won't start at all

I'm hoping that it is a problem with the automatic settings for each driver. Problem is that the door switch is broken. Disconnect it to fix problem???

battery always going dead can't put transmission from manual to automatic the button wont work properly

I ran the engine for 5min, I turned it off because it was smelling hot. it was leaking lots and lots of water. the radiator has water. the ac was not on