Hi All, been a while since I've posted in here, FINNALY done with this semester.
Here's my newest problem:
A few days ago, here in NJ, the temp dropped sharply to 4 degF. I got to my car, scrapped off the ice and got it, started her up. The hazards were tripped and they didn't want to go off. Thinking that it would diminish as the engine warmed everything up which they did, I didn't pay to much attention to it.
Then I noticed that reguardless of the power being on or off, everytime I open the two front doors (not rear), the windows open about 1/4 in, then when I close the doors, they as well close.
Some of you may remember that I have NO ALARM SYSTEM in my car. I also have never had anyone re-program the ECU to show a fake system. With that said, try to explain this: When the doors are locked, the clown nose blinks... continuously until unlocked.
... looks cool, but it shouldn't be happening.
Now... I was reading in the E46fanatics forum about problems with model year's 99-00 where upon inital starting of the car in cold weather, the rpm's will dip quickly then regain the higher rpm. This would happen continuously until the engine is warm. I read that this was due to the faulty $1500 VANOS system part that most if not all early E46's will encounter.
Is there a connection to the above symptoms? Anyone posted something like this a while back? I tried a search, but didn't get something like this.
So what's going on? How do I fix these glitches... meaning, kill those damn gremlins!!!
btw, I'm due in a few hundred miles for an Inspection II.... anyone recommend a NJ area dealer?