I have a 2008 BMW 335xi with about 60k miles on it. Yesterday, out of nowhere all the electronics stared going crazy. The radio turned off, the windshield wipers started going for no reason. Then I got a whole bunch of errors: Trans. malfunction, awd, dsc, abs, and ebv. Then the car started overheating to the point that I had to shut the car off. Any thought on what could be wrong?
This is just a wild guess from afar, but the first thing that I would check is to see if the serpentine belt is still intact. It is very possible that it broke, and both the alternator and the water pump stopped turning as a result.
What did your mechanic find?
Taking it to the mechanic tomorrow. I will let you know
Is the battery dead? Will the engine start? That engine has an electric water pump, a low voltage condition will affect the cooling system.
Those are signs of the alternator diodes failing and AC pulses are getting into the DC bus. Disconnect the alternator output wire and tape the wire connector so it can’t touch anything. That wire is hot to the battery. You are going to have to replace the alternator.