FAQs—BMW 328i GT XDrive
After washing my BMW 328i GT XDrive, I found that there's a wet portion at the driver side mat, just before the foot rest. I didn't wash that part though, which made me wonder why it became wet. It's not that much, but I know that it shouldn't be there. Is there something leaking in my car? Or is there something wrong with how I washed it?
This is a common problem for BMW owners. This could be a design flaw that the manufacturer hasn't recalled yet. You may want to consult your dealer about it, and tell them what happened. There shouldn't be a leak on that part, even if your vehicle was driven under the rain. In case a hole has been found, it should be under the warranty. If not, then you need to have the hole fixed immediately to avoid water from coming in again.
One of the headlights of my BMW 328i GT XDrive has been blinking very rapidly for no reason. I opted to change the sockets as well as the bulbs, but to no avail. It only dies when I turn off the engine. I can't drive and keep it that way because other drivers may think that it's a warning light, and it's very distracting. What should I do?
There might be a bad connection between the battery and the headlights. Check the components in this path: ground wire, circuit breakers, switch, and lamps. If any of these parts are loose, rusty or already worn out, replace it with a new one and try switching your headlights on again. If it continues to flicker, then you might need to check if the rectifier in your alternator has failed. This part converts AC to DC voltage. When this part fails, it allows an AC ripple voltage into the electrical system, resulting in flickering lights. Replace the rectifier with a new one to fix the problem.
Even when my doors are fully closed, the Door Ajar warning light keeps on lighting up. I've been experiencing this problem for several months already, but now, I just want to figure out what's causing it and what should I do to fix it. It's been very distracting when it is lit up in my dashboard, and my passengers keep on trying to close the door again and again. What should I do?
This is a common issue for BMWs, and there are several ways to address this problem. First, you may try to adjust the dimmer. Second, you may try spraying some WD40 into the door latch. The door switch might just be stuck. Spray a generous amount and let it dry before closing the door. If the light still doesn't turn off, you may want to consider replacing the switch or the relay. Due to frequent use and age, these parts succumb to wear and tear. This gives the wrong signal to the Door Ajar warning light, making it illuminate even though all the doors are closed.