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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:23 pm
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hey guys well yesterday I was at the drive through during lunch and as I'm waiting, a "!" comes on next to the "D" on the dash, I turned it off, waited and back on, as I know some people have fixed the issue like that. nothing happened. checked the battery voltage seemed low so I had a friend pick me up to go recharge it and left the car in the lot. when I got the battery back I put it back in and nothing. didn't want to leave the car in the lot so I drove it to a friends house down the street. (the car drives but super sluggish) the cel also came on so I'm going to go check the codes after work today but anymore background on what it could be would help. thanks

I drive a 2003 330i with an auto transmission btw.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:45 pm
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You need to get a code reader and see if you threw any codes recently or in the past. Swing by any of the auto parts stores and ask to use the code readers. Then post up the codes here and we can probably help you out more

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:48 pm
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I figured should start there, only problem is my car is parked in midvale and I'm trying to avoid towing it to a shop. so for now I'm looking around to see if I can get a decent code reader. unless anyone in the area would be able to help? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:06 am
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try searching limp mode on e46fanatics.com. more than likely its some sensor

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:16 am
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from the research I've done I'm also thinking (& hoping) that it's a sensor. some people on there are saying bad transmission but I've never had any issues with it or grinding or gears slipping.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:35 am
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How old is the battery? If it's too old, that could be causing the problem.
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sorry forgot to mention, a friend of mine said it could be the battery as well so I recharged it but it didn't do much. could the battery be bad even tho it recharged?
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How exactly do you "recharge" a battery?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:11 am
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At some point the battery would be so old and worn out it couldn't effectively be recharged. If you have a buddy with a good matching battery you could try that and see if it makes a difference before you go buy a new battery.
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If it's old just go get a new one. Known cause of issues.
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