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Forum: 5 Series DIY 09-16-2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 126,016
Posted By JephyM3
FIRST....make it out of cardboard using scissors,...

FIRST....make it out of cardboard using scissors, see that the cardboard version fits your vehicle, then just trace/transfer the measurements to steel...EASY! (Thanks to Mr. Gilkey, 7th grade metal...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-13-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,636
Posted By JephyM3
?Etched glass and bleached top?--but no effect on...

?Etched glass and bleached top?--but no effect on paint....that would be Hydrofluoric Acid. VERY bad stuff! In the meantime will check out Renovo to treat fading dark blue top.
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 09-13-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,253
Posted By JephyM3
You can!

I'm sure you can re-do the top yourself--but it will take plenty of time. I've done the old Mecedes 560SL top which is comparable in complexity, and can say that as long as you've got the basic...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 01-18-2010, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,511
Posted By JephyM3
Hi Craneman. My mechanic finally fixed my...

Hi Craneman. My mechanic finally fixed my misfire problem by changing my coil boots. Your problem sounds quite similar. What happens is that the boot rubber gets old and the electricity to the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-18-2010, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 14,480
Posted By JephyM3
My E36 M3 had the same problem. I changed coils...

My E36 M3 had the same problem. I changed coils and plugs at the reco of my dealer----$1200 later: same problem! To shorten a very long story, when the coil boots (that were old, cracking and...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-02-2009, 01:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 62,364
Posted By JephyM3
Confirmaton, please

So what IS the problem when the backlight does not work? The explanation seems to imply that a cold solder joint is the culprit.....no? And that reflowing the solder joints is the only fix that is...
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