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Won't start, turn over. 1996 BMW 328is
The electronic immobilizer module completes the circuit to the starter once it has determined all of the parameters are correct. There is no stand alone relay, as it is built into the immobilizer module. If you are not getting power...
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Stalling dying misfires
These issues may be related. The battery is basically just an electronic storage device which must be charged regularly by the alternator. A good battery that doesn't stay charged points to a failing alternator. A bad alternator can also cause...
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Key broke in ignition, 1998 BMW 328is
The short answer is - no. The easiest and least expensive way to repair your car is to replace the ignition cylinder and key. Your best bet will be to get in touch with the dealer in order to have...
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Won't start, door handles replaced
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 1996 BMW 328is. It's possible that the door handle replacement caused issues with the anti-theft system. The driver's door handle switch is one of the inputs to the anti-theft control module. This...
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Windows and sunroof broken. 1999 BMW 328is
It could be that both of the motors and/or regulators got damaged during the break in. Since you hear the motor running, it obviously has a complete circuit with good power and ground. The windows must also be initialized every...
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Instrument cluster dead.
Hi, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to help. BMWs are notorious for odd electrical issues being caused even by something as simple as a weak battery. I recommend to start tackling this issue by having the battery tested....
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The air conditioner and heater control panel has no power, no lights, nothing
Since you seem to get some temporary action by messing with the fuses, the problem may lie in the power distribution box. Underneath the fuse panel is a network of connections, some of which may overheat in an older car....
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My passenger seat is not able to move forward
Hi there. Typically when this seat stops moving it is because the seat motor has failed. It can also be a problem with the switch itself, but most of the time the issue is with the motor itself. I usually...
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Clutch not fully engaging.
When it is hard to shift, the clutch may be damaged. When the clutch pedal goes to the floor, either the slave cylinder return spring comes off, the slave cylinder breaks open a leak, or the clutch release bearing collapse...
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Clunking noise from the center column when turning right and accelerating out of the turn
You're right, the center support shouldn't respond only to right turns, but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be checked. Your car is old enough to be having issues with the driveshaft as well as the rear sub-frame mounts, differential mount...
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My BMW 328is 1999 cranks but won't start 1999 BMW 328is
Sometimes you can overheat and get away with it, depending on how far the car was driven while it was too hot. If the car was driven hot until it shut off, you could have some serious engine damage. But...

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