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Forum: General E46 Forum 09-14-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By scottjoh
Automatic door lock

Sometimes door lock problems are caused by a failing general module. It needs to be repaired or replaced. Doors that do not unlock electronically anymore are usually caused by the actuator motor,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-14-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 295
Posted By scottjoh
How do I correctly test a K-bus?

That's funny. You could have done a better job of explaining what the problems were before going off about how I was being a dick not helping you. Why couldn't you have just listed the problems you...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-14-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 234
Posted By scottjoh
SRS airbag faults interpretation help

The seat occupancy sensor is always on the passenger side. The thinking is that the driver's seat will always be occupied in the event of a driving accident.

The seat tensioner igniter circuit...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-13-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 839
Posted By scottjoh
Instrument cluster just died, no cold air from AC and reverse mirror dip

Burn spots are usually not that hard to repair depending on what caused it. Usually nothing else is damaged and cluster can be brought back to life without the tamper dot issue when putting in a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-13-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By scottjoh
Driver's door light on dashboard always on

Yup, sounds mostly likely a driver's door ajar sensor problem. That sensor is in the lock/latch assembly and the whole assembly will need to be replaced.

The car will not let you lock the doors...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-13-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 295
Posted By scottjoh
This should be interesting. Subscribed.

This should be interesting. Subscribed.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 09-13-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By scottjoh
Standard E46 and E46 M3 REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY...

Standard E46 and E46 M3 REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY programming is easy and only requires that you have a key that can start the engine. Procedure take less than 15 seconds. Remote should then lock and...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 09-13-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 611
Posted By scottjoh
Alarm goes off after unlocking car with remote

Hmmm, interesting thought. The alarm battery is inside the siren. The siren PN is 65758383153. A new part should run you about $145. Be sure to report back how it turns out.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-13-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By scottjoh
330ci won't lock with key fob

I knew fuse 58 was wrong. You don't have a wagon and the problem sounded exactly like #60 was missing.

Once the airbag light is tripped the fault must be fixed and then the module cleared. The...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-12-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By scottjoh
If only locking is not working then don't do a...

If only locking is not working then don't do a key resync and key fob is probably bad.
If only locking and unlocking are not working then check fuse 60 (not 58 because you don't have a wagon) and if...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-11-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,323
Posted By scottjoh
Ok, good. You realize installing NCSExpert and...

Ok, good. You realize installing NCSExpert and changing the coding of the car is not the fix. But, why don't you just fix the root cause of the problem instead and be done with it?
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-11-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 839
Posted By scottjoh
I doubt that. At least that I have not seen that...

I doubt that. At least that I have not seen that problem in any of the clusters I've worked on.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-10-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,323
Posted By scottjoh
The best way to stop the sunroof and windows from...

The best way to stop the sunroof and windows from opening without your input is to replace the defective part, the drivers door lock/latch assembly. Even when you disable the comfort opening in the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-07-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By scottjoh
Can't be a battery problem and highly doubt it's...

Can't be a battery problem and highly doubt it's a General Module problem as that chip almost never goes bad...unless you do something stupid like disconnect or reconnect the module with power still...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-07-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By scottjoh
South Bay Independent in Gardena is a good one. ...

South Bay Independent in Gardena is a good one.
http://www.southbayindependent.com/
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-07-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 839
Posted By scottjoh
I charge about $100 also.

I charge about $100 also.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-07-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By scottjoh
dome lights not coming on with drivers door only?

Your drivers door lock/latch assembly is bad in that door. I bet you probably have trouble locking the car with the remote as well. As a further validation that it is a bad lock/latch assembly...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-07-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By scottjoh
The solenoid is leaking and must be replaced. Do...

The solenoid is leaking and must be replaced. Do it soon before it pushes oil up through the wires to the e-box when it could wipe something out. It is a problem with the M62 engine coolant on one...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-05-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 839
Posted By scottjoh
The mirror only tilts when in reverse right. How...

The mirror only tilts when in reverse right. How does the mirror know the car is in reverse? The transmission talks to the...cluster via the CAN bus and it relays that information to the general...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-05-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 839
Posted By scottjoh
HVAC module gets its outside ambient temp from...

HVAC module gets its outside ambient temp from the cluster. If the outside temp is too cold, like -40 when the sensor is missing, or when the HVAC module can't get a temp reading from the cluster...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-02-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 627
Posted By scottjoh
re-programming key fob

That's not the official procedure. It's in the cars owner's manual, but, I understand nobody reads it. What you did should work because you only need to remove the key from the ignition within 5...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-02-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 627
Posted By scottjoh
re-programming key fob

That's fine. Like I said in my earlier post "All you need to initialize the remote is a key that starts the engine..."
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-01-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 627
Posted By scottjoh
All you need to initialize the remote is a key...

All you need to initialize the remote is a key that starts the engine (valet key or the plastic key is fine) If the key does not start the engine they will not be able to initialize the keys remote...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-31-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By scottjoh
The convertibles have an electronic lock on the...

The convertibles have an electronic lock on the glove box which locks and unlocks with the doors.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-30-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By scottjoh
worn keys

Just spend the money and buy a new key even if it's a non-remote key. They are about $60-80 and will work the door lock, ignition and start the car. (Service Key will not work in the glove box or...
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