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#4906 of 5378 2006 E90 steering wheel locked
Jan 03, 2011 (9:27 am)
It turned red and prevented me from starting the engine. Tried wiggling the steering wheel, open/close doors, have it towed to BMW dealership. This is the 2nd time it happened after the dealership replaced the steering column at 38k miles (now 99k miles). I am going to ask BMW for a good will repair.
Is there a way to disable the "lock" in the steering column? I don't need that feature!
#4907 of 5378 Re: Valve tick-tick-tick [chewy2]
Jan 03, 2011 (7:27 pm)
What happened to this post?
#4908 of 5378 Buying a 2006 328i, 92,000 miles $13,420
Jan 06, 2011 (8:18 pm)
I'm thinking about buying a 2006 328i with 92,000 miles on it, price is $13,348 sticker and 15,000 out the door ...well my question is; is this a good deal?
Is this a safe decision (considering just the milage and price)?
I live in L.A.
All help is welcome:-)
#4909 of 5378 Re: Buying a 2006 328i, 92,000 miles $13,420 [smartcookie]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jan 07, 2011 (4:19 am)
I think all of the '06 models were 325s or 330s...
So, are you looking at a different year or a different model?
#4910 of 5378 Programming a car battery???
Jan 07, 2011 (7:37 am)
Do BMW batteries really need to be programmed?
Had to have my 2007 335i towed today because even after jumpstarting, the car wouldn't keep running.
Was told that if I need a new battery, the cost would be around $350. Was told that while I could get my own battery, I'd need BMW to "program it" - I forget the specific reason given, but was told that unless programmed, the batter would likely get overcharged or undercharged. This is something new to models 2006 and later.
Can anyone out there confirm that this is accurate? If I could get some quick responses, I'd appreciate it becuase I could purchase the battery from Interstate Batteries for about $185.
PS - please keep your fingers crossed that it's a HPFP issues, since that'd be free!!!
#4911 of 5378 Re: Programming a car battery??? [taxesquire]
Jan 07, 2011 (11:33 am)
Think it has to do with "registering" the new battery with the car, or just "telling" the car that you have a new battery so that the car's charging system identifies it as a new battery and adjusts the charging profile accordingly.
#4912 of 5378 Re: Programming a car battery??? [taxesquire]
Jan 08, 2011 (6:19 pm)
I read the same although I haven't had the need to replace my 2006 330xi with 100k miles.
#4913 of 5378 Re: Buying a 2006 328i, 92,000 miles $13,420 [smartcookie]
Jan 08, 2011 (6:21 pm)
Well you don't pay sticker... the 2006 model needs steering column replaced when it goes bad and that's $1,200 at the dealer.
#4914 of 5378 True Cost to Own 335i
Jan 10, 2011 (5:27 pm)
I need some help from BMW owners. I am interested in buying a used 2008 335I coupe but:
Edmund's 'True Cost to Own' tool says a 2008 335I Coupe will cost $8300 in maintenance and $7000 in repairs. On the other hand the same tool says a 2008 Infinity G37 will cost $5400 in maintenance and $2400 in repairs.
Are Edmund's figures anywhere near accurate for the BMW?
#4915 of 5378 Re: True Cost to Own 335i [bobtheb]
Jan 10, 2011 (5:35 pm)
read the blogs regarding the hi-pressure fuel pump (N54 engine) and you will understand.....then stay AWAY!