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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-02-2015, 01:27 PM
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Views: 215
Posted By bagdropper
FSU replacement successful - perfect directions!

I followed this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAyrfW-VpoQ

The air tunnel was a bit fiddly to put back in, as was removing the electrical plug and FSU...but I'd say I had 45 minutes...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-29-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By bagdropper
Quidzel. Before I replaced my head unit, I...

Quidzel.

Before I replaced my head unit, I used one. Works perfect, but I suggest also getting a ground loop isolater with it. If you charge and play at the same time, you will get static.
...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-26-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By bagdropper
Safelite, 8th Ave SE in Cedar Rapids. Here's...

Safelite, 8th Ave SE in Cedar Rapids.

Here's the irony. Back in the late 80's and early 90's, my best friend worked there when it was known as Iowa Glass. The guy who did the work last fall worked...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-26-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By bagdropper
leaky panarama - sincere thx to this board

I had a couple bouts with heavy rain here in eastern Iowa recently, and my panorama was leaking profusely into both front seat footwells.

After intensive research - and finally getting both free...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-10-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By bagdropper
So, a cassette adapter works fine? Curious -...

So, a cassette adapter works fine?

Curious - is that cassette player auto-reverse...and if so, does the problem persist by reversing play direction?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-20-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 665
Posted By bagdropper
Read the instructions to install the Quidzel....

Read the instructions to install the Quidzel. There is (if equipped) below the trunk carpeting on the driver's side of the trunk a couple plugs that are for a CD changer, a 6 pin and 3 pin if my...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-19-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 665
Posted By bagdropper
Have you looked at Quidzel's aux input? They do...

Have you looked at Quidzel's aux input? They do pre 9/2002's...I have one and it works fine (I recently replaced my in-dash with a Eonon though). As long as you have the changer pre-wiring it can be...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-25-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By bagdropper
Yes fastbob, I know I did. Sheesh, you are the...

Yes fastbob, I know I did. Sheesh, you are the biggest tool on this board.

Considering I had absolutely zero choice at the time to take it, and it's a completely different vehicle, I paid double...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-24-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By bagdropper
Sounds exactly like a CCV failure to me. My x5,...

Sounds exactly like a CCV failure to me. My x5, exact and I mean exact same thing last winter.

Drive in no more other than to get it repaired. If my memory is good, mine was a blown valve cover...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-20-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By bagdropper
Fill your tank completely full right before you...

Fill your tank completely full right before you leave town, reset your trip odometer. Drive approximately 100 miles, then fill it back up completely full. Miles/gallons gives you a pretty good idea....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-17-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By bagdropper
If the e46 has a split tank like my e53, and I...

If the e46 has a split tank like my e53, and I had this same issue in early July of last year.

I went down a steep incline this summer while the tank was at about 5 gallons (the x5 has a tank of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-11-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 18,818
Posted By bagdropper
I bought the GA5150, and it's pretty cool I must...

I bought the GA5150, and it's pretty cool I must admit, just wish it had more audio controls like a true 10 band EQ and played hi rez FLAC.

I put 29 gigs on an SD card. FLAC for most the music,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-11-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By bagdropper
I'll agree on the difficulty of this car to...

I'll agree on the difficulty of this car to improve sound on. The factory lows are just terrible with a std hifi system. Cranked, it complained. I also knew no matter what I was stuck in not having...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-06-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 920
Posted By bagdropper
Welp...using a microSD card sounds much better,...

Welp...using a microSD card sounds much better, none of that between song flutter either that I can tell.

What's disappointing is apparently I can't figure out how to shuffle play. I wound up...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-06-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 920
Posted By bagdropper
The remote control doesn't work. Even tried a new...

The remote control doesn't work. Even tried a new battery. Trying to decide whether this is worth fighting over. I doubt I would use it at all, and I sure don't want to send the whole unit back to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-06-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 920
Posted By bagdropper
just installed an Eonon GA5150 - 1st impressions

I would say the sound quality is much, much better. I certainly have more clarity and volume, that much is certain.

I did not install any of the plugs for Wifi, iPod, etc...just the harness plug...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-31-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By bagdropper
I just had my right rear wheel bearing replaced....

I just had my right rear wheel bearing replaced. Symptoms near exactly the same as yours at the outset a month ago that increased in speed frequency (occurred at progressively lower speeds) and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-28-2015, 04:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By bagdropper
With my '06 X5 - not sure if the install is the...

With my '06 X5 - not sure if the install is the same as here - but if your guys' install involves installing the 3 pins of the cable into a small 10 pin housing that is part of the radio harness (I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,138
Posted By bagdropper
From what I I gather, it works, but is not truly...

From what I I gather, it works, but is not truly solid nor aesthetically perfect. You can see in assorted pictures on the internet of the Eonon and other units, those that don't buy the relocation...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,138
Posted By bagdropper
Thx crowz...found your install thread right when...

Thx crowz...found your install thread right when you posted this.

This is very tempting. I don't need nav and video/DVD at all and while I like the Quidzel aux input adapter, there's still...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,138
Posted By bagdropper
Crowz (anybody really)...been investigating an...

Crowz (anybody really)...been investigating an EONON for a couple days...just a couple items I'm confused on, hoping you can help unconfuse me.

2002 e46 325i...

1) what's the bottom line on...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-20-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,138
Posted By bagdropper
I'm in the same boat, same year and model car....

I'm in the same boat, same year and model car. Given the cost of a completely new system and the fact I rather enjoy the hands-free volume/radio station controls, I added onto my stock hi-fi system...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-08-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By bagdropper
I got fairly new mxv4's, an 02 325i...a couple 6"...

I got fairly new mxv4's, an 02 325i...a couple 6" snowfalls to deal with so far this winter. No issues so far. A tad slippery on snow covered streets (it ain't an xi after all), but never gotten...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-03-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 531
Posted By bagdropper
Ahh, the things I forget...and re-learn....

Ahh, the things I forget...and re-learn. Bluetooth audio quite frankly...sucks.

Just had a 300 miler today. Dissatisfied with the sound, I bypassed the BT receiver I use for hands-free phone/audio...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-02-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 531
Posted By bagdropper
I too got some distortion on a few specific songs...

I too got some distortion on a few specific songs and always at high volumes, and the bass was terribly muddy. So, I started modding/tweaking.

I added a Bazooka powered 10" sub tube, had to...
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