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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-04-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,212
Posted By IanFG
have you opened the trunk (Boot) and re closed it...

have you opened the trunk (Boot) and re closed it to make sure it is properly locked? possibly the microswitch in the trunk has failed - it could be tested.

my 1996 328 Conv had semi auto top,...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-05-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,649
Posted By IanFG
96 328 cab overheating

Ive read all the threads on overheating here and in the manual, so I think I know the problem/answer, but I thought I'd check with the car detectives to seeif there are clues that can save me time...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-29-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,003
Posted By IanFG
Yeah yeah. got it - Thanks! Now we...

Yeah yeah. got it - Thanks!

Now we just need some warm sunny weather up here in Canada so I can get that top down!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-29-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,003
Posted By IanFG
Wink Thanks! Confirmed it is the memo _ what a...

Thanks!

Confirmed it is the memo _ what a coincidence that I was turning a corner every time it came to one minute before the hour!!!!

NOw to figure out how to cancel it!!!!!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-28-2011, 06:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,003
Posted By IanFG
well thanks guys if nothing else I got a good...

well thanks guys if nothing else I got a good laugh at the responses! WIDE OPEN THROTTLE!!! HA HA. Well I'll check the memo thingy otherwise it'll remain a mystery - trouble it is it happens...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-27-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,003
Posted By IanFG
three beeps in turn - wot r they?

My 1996 328C vert has started to beep at me! it seems to be when I make a tight turn eg after starting from a stop sign into a tee junction. Just three beeps. and just one time no repeats. no...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-06-2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 916
Posted By IanFG
someone got a deal if there were only 77K miles...

someone got a deal if there were only 77K miles on it after 13 years!!!!!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-25-2010, 12:21 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,394
Posted By IanFG
Not a post!!!

I am not posting to this thread - because it needs to die. so here is my non-post.
I have found this forum invaluable, coupled with the often-less-than-useful Bentley Manual, other forums from...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-23-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 10,480
Views: 416,851
Posted By IanFG
coolant level sensor replaced

To-day I got rid of that annoying low coolant level warning on the onboard computer. For $25 and about an hour of my time I replaced the sensor.

I was assisted by this great step by step video...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-20-2010, 04:24 AM
Replies: 10,480
Views: 416,851
Posted By IanFG
Talking A beauty!

Was in the Honda dealership Friday replacing my 1997 CRV ( 280000Km) (day to day car) with another reliable (2006) CRV and spotted a beeeeeyoutiful 2006 323? convertible in the showroom for under...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-27-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,390
Posted By IanFG
I dont want to attach diagram here as a picture ...

I dont want to attach diagram here as a picture a) it wont be very clear and b) copyright!!! if you send e-mail address to mine (Ifraserg09@hotmail.com I'll forward circuit diagram for top.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-25-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,390
Posted By IanFG
guys so sorry Ive been outa town for a while ...

guys so sorry Ive been outa town for a while will get that diagram out tonight....
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-25-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By IanFG
john's description is better than mine but...

john's description is better than mine but thats what it is like.....
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-25-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,325
Posted By IanFG
great news that your re-alignment fixed the...

great news that your re-alignment fixed the middle bow interference I have that same problem and will take a look at the alignment.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-24-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By IanFG
based on my 1996 model Id say it runs down the...

based on my 1996 model Id say it runs down the left side of passenger compartment in the trim under the door or close by....
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-24-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,325
Posted By IanFG
Is tonneau cover locked shut? When you...

Is tonneau cover locked shut?
When you disengage the motors you should be able to move the tonneau cover up and down and see if the latches are working properly. If not working check that the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-24-2010, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By IanFG
I doubt its normal, but the battery is on that...

I doubt its normal, but the battery is on that side I think. how badly lower is it?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-22-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 678
Posted By IanFG
I'm told that ignition switch failure on this...

I'm told that ignition switch failure on this model is not uncommon ( The thing I hear from experts all the time is "Oh thats a common problem on these cars - applies to just about everything!!!) ...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-04-2010, 06:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,390
Posted By IanFG
am out of town will get to this in a few days ...

am out of town will get to this in a few days sorry......there is a connection for the top motor right near the motor disconnect and youll see th epins are numbered.

I did a full...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-02-2010, 07:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 20,937
Posted By IanFG
MartinRD why cant I access your u tube video ...

MartinRD why cant I access your u tube video Says I have to be confirmed as your friend!!!!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-02-2010, 07:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 20,937
Posted By IanFG
the tonneau on my 96 328conv snags on the bottom...

the tonneau on my 96 328conv snags on the bottom bow mechanism as soon as it tries to lift up when dropping the top. its not contascting the soft cover it is snagging on the frame and stalls. ...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-02-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,390
Posted By IanFG
you can test the top motor when it is disengaged...

you can test the top motor when it is disengaged - thats the one towards the front of the trunk and under the tonneau cover|) by running direct 12v lines to the pins. disconnect the wiring at the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-25-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,907
Posted By IanFG
I stored my 96 328 conv last year for 4 months of...

I stored my 96 328 conv last year for 4 months of Canadian winter in a garage. did most of what zeGernan suggested but \i pressed the gas tank full ( helps reduce moisture tsake up) \I didnt...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-25-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10,480
Views: 416,851
Posted By IanFG
yes Ken I did think perhaps they had just taken...

yes Ken I did think perhaps they had just taken the bulbs out. BUt if thats the case good oh!! i feel much better!!!!! :)
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-24-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10,480
Views: 416,851
Posted By IanFG
for the first time in the nearlty two years I hav...

for the first time in the nearlty two years I hav eowned my 1996 328 cabriolet, there are no warning lights ( orange or red) showing. For a while we had the ABS, DYN COntrol and engine check lights...
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