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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 BMW Z4
BMW’s entry in the hardtop roadster segment, the Z4 delivers the ideal combination of performance, looks, and standard comfort features. This two seater is not only classically stylish and heavy on extras that...

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Emergency brake rusted to wheels
Hi. I'm not exactly sure what you mean, but the parking brake cable may be seized. Rust on the face of a brake rotor or brake drum is normal and not a cause for concern. It looks like your parking...
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Car rattles and makes noise
Hello. You are correct that the brakes may be rusted, not allowing the wheels to turn. It is also possible that if you used the parking brake, one of the parking brake cables might be too rusty, causing the cable...
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Emergency brake stuck or rotors rusted
Hello. You are correct that the brakes might be rusted, not allowing the wheels to turn. It is also possible that if you used the parking brake, one of the parking brake cables might be too rusty, causing the cable...
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Battery weak after leaving radio on
Hello. Having a battery that has been run down, needs a jump to get the car running again, but is able to hold a charge and operates normal afterwards, may be fine; it depends on the age of the battery....
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seatbelt override into gear
Hello. There doesn't seem to be an override that will allow the car to go into gear without the seatbelt being on. This is a safety feature that is installed by the manufacturer to ensure that the seatbelt is on...
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seatbelt won't release
Hello. I am not aware of any way that you could unlatch the seat belt without damaging it. You may be able to forcibly unlatch the seat belt and have it work properly afterwards, but this is no guarantee. The...
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idling rough warning lights
Hello. I think the car is running rough because the Check Engine Light is on. It is possible that the alternator is not working properly causing low voltage, which would make the car difficult to run properly. I would suggest...
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can't connect OBD port
Hello. Usually when the OBD scanner does not connect to a car’s computer it means that the fuse for the OBD connector is blown. This fuse can stand alone as its own fuse or it can have other power supplies...
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ticking noise while accelerating
Hello. There are a few possibilities that could be causing the noise you are hearing. Some of the possible causes include: pieces of the catalytic converter could be rattling in the exhaust, broken baffles in the muffler, a loose flap...
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passenger side windows doesn't roll up automatically but will roll down. Bmw says this is not a feature on this car. Is this true
Thanks for writing in about the passenger side window issue on your 2003 BMW Z4. Most high-end vehicles, Lexus, BMW, Mercedes Benz featured driver side automatic windows, where as you described in your question, you could press down or press...
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ABS + Brake + Traction Control Yellow Warning light
It depends on the nature of the faults. If there is a internal processing error or solenoid valve block assembly fault. Then it is likely the module will need to replaced and then programmed. A used module could be used...
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Burn light bulb
Hello there. A light bulb failure is a common occurrence over time. How common the failure is depends on what light is burnt out. The headlight bulbs generally fail the most often, but many other bulbs can fail such as...
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Car not starting in temperatures over 80 degrees
Hi there. This can be a common issue that vehicles encounter when the temperature outside is warm or if there is a sticky starter solenoid. The solenoid will stick even if sufficient current is applied to its switch. I'd suggest...
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Power top does not retract
Convertible tops are powered by motors that are controlled with relays and switches. I would bet one of these have failed and will need replacement. If you would like to have the electric circuits inspected for your car's top, a...
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HID Bulbs
Hey there. BMW's use a specific color temperature for HID bulbs. Aftermarket D2S bulbs will work, but won't match 100% in regards to color. If you're going to use an aftermarket D2S bulb, replace both so they will match. Be...
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Volume of oil for new AC compressor and dryer?
The new compressor may have a sticker on it or there may be information within box of the compressor indicating the correct oil type and amount to use. The drier should have one once it's put in. Most new compressors...
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Automatic transmission warning light.
Hi there. Since the warning light is coming on, I would usually scan the computer for codes to see what is going on. Most of the time this is caused by a failure in one of the transmission sensors or...
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aircon inside fan and elect side mirrors not working
Hello. If have already checked the fuses and relays and everything appears to be in good order then it may be possible that there is an issue with the components that are malfunctioning. If the air condition system and blower...

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