Most modern vehicles are equipped with an instrument cluster to keep the driver well-informed about important vehicle information. The instrument cluster was introduced in the 1980s and was employed by some luxury BMW vehicles. However, with time, the instrument cluster became standard in most vehicles.
Usually, BMW’s instrument cluster is located on the dashboard, directly in front of the driver behind the steering wheel. It relays information about the vehicle to the driver through the signals from the gauges and warning lights.
If any of the components in the instrument cluster becomes faulty, it may affect …Read More
The BMW’s power supply and control system are distinct from other battery power management systems in that it is simple and self-contained. The battery safety terminal sensor is part of the battery positive clamp that clamps to the battery post and is mounted at the end of the battery positive cable.
When your car is engaged in an accident, the battery safety terminal is designed to disconnect the battery. It plays an important role in the BMW battery’s overall functionality and safety. When the BST sensor fails, the airbag light illuminates. Once the BST has been …Read More
We all like to keep our cars as clean as possible. That’s why it can be so off-putting for the average BMW owner to discover that their interior door handles, especially those on the passenger side, have become sticky and mushy over time.
This is a relatively common occurrence in certain BMW models, but luckily, there are some things you can do to help prevent this from happening. If it does happen to your car, fixing the problem or replacing the handle is a pretty simple procedure for an experienced BMW mechanic.
One vital component of your BMW that you may be overlooking is the timing belt, which plays a huge role in keeping your vehicle’s engine running smoothly. If this component fails, it can cause serious problems for the rest of the engine and may even cause your vehicle to break down entirely. As such, all BMW owners should know how to identify and respond to the causes, signs, and symptoms of timing belt failure.
As its name suggests, the timing belt is a rubber belt that synchronizes the timing between your BMW’s camshaft…Read More
The last thing you want to deal with is a dead battery in your BMW. Every car has a rechargeable battery that powers the headlights, cabin lights, and provides the means to start the car. It’s the first source of electrical current that enables the starter to begin the combustion process for your engine.
After that initial burst of electrical power from the battery, the alternator keeps the electrical systems working in your BMW. The alternator converts mechanical energy from the engine into electrical energy. The battery doesn’t have enough power to do that, but …Read More
The BMW brand is synonymous with high performance, precision, and class. More than just a status symbol, the BMW is a renowned, trusted brand on the road. Even the best brands on the auto market are still susceptible to problems due to wear and tear over time.
As BMW parts can be expensive to replace, a proactive approach to caring for your vehicle can help thwart some of these problems and keep your vehicle running optimally for years to come. One such problem you may encounter is with your BMW’s heater core. Let’s discuss the purpose of your vehicle’s …Read More
BMW is the standard for creating a luxury car that perfectly combines comfort, safety, and power. These cars can be subject to breakdowns and necessary repairs, the same as any other automobile. A common issue that BMW owners may face is that the tail lamp assembly may develop issues. It may not seem like the biggest problem in the world, but the tail lamp is central to driving safely, especially at night.
If your BMW starts having this problem, it is vital to seek the help of a professional right away. Keep reading to learn more about the …Read More
Through the years drivers have continued to rely on BMW for added performance, comfortable interiors, and their status as a premier luxury car. Drivers know in order to enjoy the best from their BMW they must keep up with regularly scheduled maintenance & recommended service. Each model has a unique maintenance plan designed to maximize both the performance and lifespan of the vehicle.
Over time, BMWs may experience problems with one or more CV boots. The CV boot is important to keep the vehicle moving. Below you will learn more about what a CV boot is and …Read More
Drivers of BMW’s expect a comfortable and reliable experience coming from their luxury vehicle. This is a car that you can expect high performance and all the creature comforts rolled into one beautiful vehicle. As with all cars, parts wear out and break. Regular maintenance, service, and repairs are just part of the car ownership experience, and your HVAC system is no different.
The blower final stage fan resistor sounds really impressive or complicated, but it is simply an electrical component under the hood of your BMW. It provides voltage to the HVAC fan and blower. When this piece …Read More
BMWs can develop problems with their power steering hoses, which can cause drivers to have less control over the vehicle and make them difficult to steer, which can become dangerous very quickly.
As you turn the steering wheel, your BMW uses a hydraulic system that builds up pressure, allowing you to turn the wheels from side to side. Luckily, if you have a problem with your power steering, you are likely to know right away since it will make the car extremely difficult to steer and control.
There are several things that can go wrong …Read More