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#3789 of 5378 My BMW will not start on occassion
Mar 06, 2008 (8:26 am)
My 2002 BMW 325CI has not started 5 different times in the last three months. In three of those cases the car started 10 to 15 minutes later. Once it would not start for 2 days. After the second incident, I took it to the dealer and they could not find anything wrong with the vehicle, nor was there a code indicating a problem. Unfortunately it has happened a few times since. The power seems to work as radio and lights come on. When we we raised the front hood, the engine seemed to make a hiss when we tried to start it, but did not start to turn over at all.
My car has 53,000 miles and I live in the upper midwest.
#3790 of 5378 Remote Control Issue
Mar 07, 2008 (4:48 pm)
Help! I purchased a 2006 BMW 330i and today I encountered a "Remote Control Not In Ignition" message on the navigation screen. The ke will not go in (just kicks it out), however, If I hold it in the car will start. I am very careful about removing the key properly (push in and then pull out). This is the first I have encountered this problem.
Is this a computer issue, does it need to be reset ???
Thanks for your help in advance.
#3791 of 5378 Re: Remote Control Issue [zico97]
Mar 08, 2008 (9:05 am)
You are still under warranty, I believe...either it needs to be reset or the sensor is bad.
Take it to your local BMW dealer.
#3792 of 5378 Re: Remote Control Issue [circlew]
Mar 08, 2008 (10:09 am)
Yes. Still under warranty. I will take it in to a BMW dealer...
#3793 of 5378 Re: My BMW will not start on occassion [widriver2]
Mar 08, 2008 (10:12 am)
widriver2, any response to your issue? I would be very curious to see what the possible issue was...
#3794 of 5378 Anti squeal compound for brakes
Mar 09, 2008 (7:31 am)
Does the compound need to be specifically for brakes, I have anti seize compound that specifies many uses including spline and clutch assemblies says its non hardening, non oxidizing , non corrosive non evaporative, no vibration, no loosening. Name of compound is Balkamp.
#3795 of 5378 Re: Anti squeal compound for brakes [koiman]
Mar 09, 2008 (1:06 pm)
I'd get the stuff specifically designed for brakes, if only because of the high temperatures the brake components see.
#3796 of 5378 Re: My BMW will not start on occassion [widriver2]
Mar 09, 2008 (2:25 pm)
Just a guess, but maybe it's the battery...?
#3797 of 5378 Bluetooth - "Net Search"
Mar 10, 2008 (7:39 am)
When my LG phone was paired with the bluetooth, "Net Search" comes up.
And it doesn't work when a call is made using bluetooth. FYI my LG phone worked fine before "Net Search" came up. On the screen, everything appears fine when it's compared with my other phone which is paired up.
I tried to delete my LG and re-pair and "Net Serach" doesn't go away.
Reset bluetooth software? then how to reset? I haven't found add info in the manual either.
#3798 of 5378 service engine light
Mar 10, 2008 (1:46 pm)
2001 330Ci w/135K miles...
My service engine soon light came on. I took the car to Autozone to have the code read. It came back with a lean condition in bank #2. The guy there told me that this code usually means one or more O2 sensors need replacing. Since BMW calls for O2 sensors to be replaced at 100K miles and mine are still the originals, I have no problem replacing them all and have already ordered them from Bavauto.com. However, the printout from AutoZone also lists MAF sensor as a possibility.
Looking through the Bentley manual, there are codes specific for O2 sensors. My questions are:
If the problem is really with the O2 sensors, why wouldn't the more specific code have come up?
Would BMW shop's OBDII reader give a more specific code than a generic reader from AutoZone?
Is there any other way to pinpoint exactly what the problem is when faced with a fairly vague reading?
Again, based on the milage of the car and the lack of $$ put into fixing things so far, I have no issue shelling out the gappy to fix whatever, but on the flip side, I have no desire to spend my money unnecessarily either.