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Forum: BMW 3 Series Forum (E46)

Discussion forum for the BMW 3 Series.
Model years: 1999 - 2003
Chassis code: E46

  1. Setting date and time on 2000 323 with nav?

    I had to replace my battery the other day and lost the date/time settings. Anybody know how to reset these? I seem to remember there being a hidden...

    Started by Unregistered‎, 07-14-2016 12:26 AM
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  2. 2000 BMW 323 CI Doors will not lock

    At first only the driver side door would open. Now the doors will not lock. anyone had or is having this problem? Does anyone know what could...

    Started by teamhinojosa‎, 06-08-2016 02:44 PM
    • Replies: 0
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  3. Anyone have a copy of the E46 Lounge? Why does this forum not go up to 2005?

    Hey guys, when I had an E36 (1995 318i) there was an "E36 Lounge" which was a list of all the quirks, issues, etc., to be weary of, a summary if you...

    Started by torontomikey‎, 05-21-2016 02:53 PM
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  4. About that 250hp on my 330i 5-speed

    I had my co-worker dyno his car today on the same dyno I had mine tested on. He currently has a Dinan CAI, Autothority software download, and B&B...

    Started by kromex‎, 06-20-2001 10:13 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    04-20-2016, 05:30 PM Go to last post
  5. Car rocking back and forth while braking..needhelp

    Hey guys, I've got 56k on my 330i--the rear brakes were replaced about 10k ago and the front brakes were recently replaced, like 2 weeks...

    Started by bbe‎, 11-08-2005 11:37 AM
    • Replies: 10
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    04-02-2016, 12:37 PM Go to last post
  6. Steering wheel ergonomics: 3- vs. 4-spoke

    Does anyone else out there HATE 3-spoke steering wheels? I'm not a race car driver, and so for casual driving (admit it--most of the time!), I like...

    Started by Tim323i‎, 02-21-2000 01:38 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    03-15-2016, 01:09 AM Go to last post
  7. The notorius e46 idle surge/stall problem

    Ok, so i've been doing my research, trying to find a solution to my surging/dipping & stalling idle on my 5-speed e46. I've seen a few hundred...

    Started by thelemur‎, 09-18-2003 10:51 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    01-31-2016, 02:57 PM Go to last post
  8. Intermittent A/C - Please help

    I have a 2000 328ci with 230,000 miles. I am having issues with the A/C. Some trips it will blow cold and work perfectly fine, but then other trips...

    Started by Unregistered‎, 06-22-2015 09:58 AM
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  9. Radio sais "-Disabled-" on the display.....

    I have a radio from a 1999 European E46. I hooked it up on the bench and it sais "-DISABLED-" on the face. Nothing workes on it. I called the...

    Started by Bad Radio?‎, 04-17-2000 01:34 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    06-13-2015, 02:30 PM Go to last post
  10. Trouble shoot xenons 2000 323i

    Neither low beam works on my 323i. I hate to buy a new xenon bulb and find out that isn't the problem. How can I troubleshoot the lights? I...

    Started by PAULI‎, 05-17-2015 05:11 PM
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  11. Driving on patched tire?

    I've got a question about driving on a punctured tire. I've got the 68M style rims on my 330Ci, copped a nail in the right rear one(245 wide), and...

    Started by Ray‎, 02-04-2004 08:09 PM
    • Replies: 13
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    05-11-2015, 09:21 AM Go to last post
  12. E46 Climate Control Blowing Fuse

    Today my climate control blew fuse 28. Replaced the fuse, and it blew instantly. The entire climate control panel is completely dead - no LED...

    Started by rlivingston‎, 05-13-2008 11:14 PM
    • Replies: 11
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    05-05-2015, 01:32 PM Go to last post
  13. Sliding roof motor replacement

    325i 2004 80k miles Moonroof motor just decided to quit. Mechanic says replacement goes for about $400 + work, but looking on ebay I could find...

    Started by ersanto‎, 04-25-2015 08:26 PM
    • Replies: 0
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  14. How to replace the hood BMW badge

    Has anyone done this? Is it a difficult task? Are new badges readily available?

    Started by chuck2339‎, 04-24-2015 04:49 PM
    • Replies: 0
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  15. Disagree with BMW manual about tire size recommendations

    Hi Everyone, I have a 2004 325i and I want to get the widest (225/50 R 16 92 W or 225/50 ZR 16) all-season performance tires but my BMW manual...

    Started by torontomikey‎, 03-21-2015 05:39 PM
    • Replies: 0
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  16. E46 brake piston

    Does anyone know the size of stock 330ix front brake pistons? 57mm I think?

    Started by Unregistered‎, 03-11-2015 09:59 PM
    • Replies: 0
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  17. No compression

    2004 325i about 79k miles Car did not start. Had to tow it to my mechanic and he said there was no compression, which was restored by putting some...

    Started by ersanto‎, 02-20-2015 02:47 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    02-22-2015, 10:46 PM Go to last post
  18. bmw 2000 323i cd changer pre-wired location

    I have a 323i 2000 BMW. Does anyone know where<br>the pre-wired wires are for the cd changer?<br>I bought a OEM cd changer and want to install...

    Started by karl‎, 04-24-2000 04:37 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    02-22-2015, 07:52 PM Go to last post
  19. 325i Drove through small puddle in parking lot

    Hey guys, this might sound like a dumb question but I drove through a puddle that was maybe a half foot deep, it was maybe 6-10 feet across to drive...

    Started by torontomikey‎, 01-19-2015 03:09 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    02-12-2015, 02:53 AM Go to last post
  20. Dinan Tuning for E46 325i

    Based on the research that I've done so far, the CAI would definitely require the Stage 2 download, so the increased air flow and back-pipe pressure...

    Started by brave1heart‎, 05-13-2001 04:37 PM
    • Replies: 13
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  21. Air Bag Warning Lamp

    Has anyone had the same problem with their 323 or 328 (E46) in which the airbag warning lamp keeps coming on. Had it to the dealer twice and said it...

    Started by JT Keiper‎, 02-23-1999 06:09 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    12-09-2014, 01:46 PM Go to last post
  22. Codes PO 491 and PO 492 Secondary Air system

    I've had the Check engine light on for the last 3-4 days and recently got the codes scanned at Schucks that say PO491 Secondary Air Injection...

    Started by mack‎, 02-07-2005 09:32 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    12-04-2014, 11:08 AM Go to last post
  23. air bag light reset advise

    Hi, I know that I cannot reset the air bag light with a regular OBDII reader and that I'd need a special tool. I've ordered one but it's going to...

    Started by jedix‎, 05-12-2014 12:10 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 546
    11-08-2014, 07:13 AM Go to last post
  24. Does going past the redline damage your engine while upshifting? 2004 320i

    Hi Guys, I was in a real rush and not paying attention to my revs. So I accidentally went past the red line in first gear and it was like the car...

    Started by torontomikey‎, 09-20-2014 03:43 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    10-22-2014, 03:39 PM Go to last post
  25. Anyone else had tow hook cover(s) stolen?

    Started by de3er‎, 04-21-2006 02:10 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    10-20-2014, 10:02 AM Go to last post
  26. 2001 325xi In Storage for 3 years--How much to get it road ready?

    Hi, all. I have a silver 2001 BMW 325xi that I've kept in storage for the past 3 years. The car has been driven once in that time, but I am...

    Started by Unregistered‎, 06-30-2014 03:50 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-20-2014, 09:52 AM Go to last post
  27. How hard is it to Change the Fuel Filter on 2001 325i

    Watched a few videos on you tube and it looked pretty straightforward, any gotcha's I should look out for? Thanks, Peter

    Started by p.devita‎, 04-14-2014 10:27 AM
    2001 325i, fuel filter
    • Replies: 3
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    10-19-2014, 05:42 PM Go to last post
  28. When is it time to change spark plugs?

    2005 325xi - 80K. How much milage should a set of plugs endure under normal driving conditions? What are the symptoms of worn plugs?

    Started by chuck2339‎, 07-03-2013 09:24 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    10-19-2014, 05:25 PM Go to last post
  29. Idle Pulley Noise - Lubrication Fix

    Since I've gotten so much great DIY advice from this forum, I thought I'd give back. If your idle pulley starts to really squeal, you should know...

    Started by oc330cic‎, 02-11-2014 01:54 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-14-2014, 11:48 PM Go to last post
  30. Losing oil in my e46 325xi. What to replace?

    I have a 2002 325xi and for quite some time now I've been losing oil as I drive. I typically have to dump another quart at most in about every 1000...

    Started by bimmerbum011‎, 04-19-2012 05:58 PM
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    325, burning oil, e46, head gasket, oil leakage
    • Replies: 20
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    09-19-2014, 09:27 AM Go to last post
  31. NE1 have transmission warning light? (m)

    It happened today for the third time. The symbol that looks like a sprocket/gear with the exclamation point in the center comes on just after I turn...

    Started by italia330i‎, 09-19-2001 03:40 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-06-2014, 09:32 AM Go to last post
  32. Want to buy 2004 320i (e46) W/190K km (118K miles)

    Want to buy a 2004 320i here in the Toronto area of Canada. It has 190,000 km or 118,000 miles. Original owner, original paint, no rust, rust proofed...

    Started by torontomikey‎, 06-19-2014 08:00 PM
    • Replies: 0
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  33. EML light came on -- throttle body or harness??

    My 2001 BMW 330Ci recently stalled while driving and it has happened in the past. This time I was able to get a better glimpse of the lights that...

    Started by LogicBored‎, 10-12-2005 02:07 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    06-09-2014, 04:52 PM Go to last post
  34. cam position sensor

    I have to replace my intake cam position sensor on my 99 323i. I would like to do it myself. Is that a job that can be done very easily? I fit is,...

    Started by e46boy‎, 10-06-2002 06:16 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-06-2014, 12:29 PM Go to last post
  35. What does PDC stand for? (m)

    In the accessory brochure and a few online places (circleBMW, pacificBMW) there's a reference to the aerokits for the coupe as with or without...

    Started by Dan Wu‎, 05-18-2000 06:24 PM
    • Replies: 17
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    05-31-2014, 06:46 AM Go to last post
  36. Seek recommendation for Independent BMW mechanic or shop around Irvine, California

    I have to fix a number of things for my 2001 330Ci Convertible 1. Burning Oil Smell under the hood. Likely replacement of the Profile Gasket Set...

    Started by chengjk‎, 04-27-2014 03:23 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    04-27-2014, 03:23 AM Go to last post
  37. Need help / clarification of Beyern wheel fitment for 2005 Convertible 330ci w/Sport

    After doing a lot of research online, I recently purchased four 18" Beyern wheels for my 2005 Convertible 330ci with Sport Package. I wanted to ...

    Started by LuvsMyConvertible300ci‎, 04-01-2014 06:13 AM
    beyern, fitment, offset, staggered, wheels
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    04-01-2014, 06:13 AM Go to last post
  38. car turns over then immediately dies. Fuel system suspected.

    Hello, I have a 2001 BMW 325i. I haven't driven it in 3 months. Last week I tried to start it and it immediately died. It will turn over but...

    Started by mrsargent‎, 03-24-2014 10:49 PM
    325i, fuel filter, fuel pump, starting problem
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 294
    03-24-2014, 10:49 PM Go to last post
  39. BMW "xi" vs Audi "quattro" - Must Read

    Do you people realize how inadequate BMW's AWD system is? I mean the damn thing has a locked proportion. Something like 70% rear and 30% front. ...

    Started by DRC Bavi‎, 05-21-2002 10:28 PM
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    1 2
    • Replies: 21
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    03-19-2014, 09:03 PM Go to last post

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