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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 05-02-2014, 08:36 AM   #1
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2002 M3 Convertible Electrical/Engine Shutdown

Hoping someone here can shed some light. I am the original owner of the car. I have less than 27K miles on the car. Yes hard to believe.

Recently I came across this problem. As I down shift to 1st gear to come to a stop, the engine shuts down, no warning light, no indication of any problem. the lights on the dash are still on. I have to then put the car back in neutral and start it back up. It does so with no issue.

It has happened 2 days in a row now.

Has anyone else come across this?

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Old 05-02-2014, 11:09 AM   #2
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Smg?
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Old 05-02-2014, 11:10 AM   #3
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Yes SMG tranny.
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Old 06-08-2015, 09:23 AM   #4
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I am coming across the same issue right now. When mine does it my clock resets and sometimes you have to wait a couple seconds to get it started again
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Old 06-12-2015, 03:19 PM   #5
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O know what your problem is.......u have a piece of sh!t smg
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Old 06-12-2015, 04:25 PM   #6
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Down shift to 2nd to stop , let the computer put you in 1st and see if it still happens , since you can start from a stop in 2nd I see no reason to shift to 1st while still moving ? I mean unless your crawling and need the revs I guess ? Good luck
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