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      11-14-2010, 05:39 AM   #1
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My M3 has gone crazy!

I was leaving a friend's house tonight, and the instrument panel lighted up like 4th of July when I tried to start the car. Engine was running very rough, all kinds of error lights showed up..and my wipers just wouldn't stop wiping unless I power down the car. I turned off the engine and tried to restart..but then the motor just wouldn't start..

My idrive/AC/stereo basically the whole center console is not working/lit either, light in the trunk is also out....

Anyone else experienced this issue?
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      11-14-2010, 05:59 AM   #2
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I was leaving a friend's house tonight, and the instrument panel lighted up like 4th of July when I tried to start the car. Engine was running very rough, all kinds of error lights showed up..and my wipers just wouldn't stop wiping unless I power down the car. I turned off the engine and tried to restart..but then the motor just wouldn't start..

My idrive/AC/stereo basically the whole center console is not working/lit either, light in the trunk is also out....

Anyone else experienced this issue?
This happened to me and it ended up being the CAS unit and a few other things.
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Thx for the input, was your center console all out as well?
Did u get your M back the same day?
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Thx for the input, was your center console all out as well?
Did u get your M back the same day?
Everything was gone. You might be lucky and it might not be the CAS unit - but mine was and it took 3 week to sort out. (CAS must come from germany, and is coded to the key and car)

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      11-15-2010, 02:25 PM   #6
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what's CAS?
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      11-15-2010, 02:38 PM   #7
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This happened to my 335i when water leaked through my sunroof and made it's way to the computer system in the trunk. Apparently there was a recall on the sunroof, but they never informed me about it. After they fixed it, my (3 month old) car rattled like a 10 year old hyundai. Took months and countless visits to the dealership for them to find all the rattles in the car. There's still a few, but I got sick of taking the car in. If they replace your iDrive/computer system, make sure they put your car back together properly. Major service always scares the crap out of me.
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      11-15-2010, 02:59 PM   #8
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what's CAS?
It stands for "Car Access System". It's a type of module and if it needs replacement, it usually involves reprogramming the car.
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