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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Today, 07:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 481
Posted By chickdr
So- did the bulb fix your issue?

So- did the bulb fix your issue?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Today, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By chickdr
So easy to understand why they get clogged eh? ...

So easy to understand why they get clogged eh? They could have increased the diameter a bit.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By chickdr
What I will say is yours is one of the few if any...

What I will say is yours is one of the few if any I have heard of with this issue. The transmission isn't the smoothest, but seems to be pretty sturdy.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-13-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,628
Posted By chickdr
No- it is in the trunk. Technically yes, it is...

No- it is in the trunk. Technically yes, it is behind the seat, but on the other side of the bulkhead behind the seat.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-08-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By chickdr
There was thread similar to yours recently(on an...

There was thread similar to yours recently(on an S54 motor) and it was caused by bad O2 sensors... http://www.zpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1025158
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-08-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 481
Posted By chickdr
Not sure I understand your reasoning on not...

Not sure I understand your reasoning on not trying the bulb swap, but you will know for sure if you try the new bulb and it doesn't ignite.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-06-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 481
Posted By chickdr
The two highlighted sentences above don't jive......

The two highlighted sentences above don't jive... If you admit you didn't give enough info in your OP then you were most certainly over the top in your reply. Anyway, I hope your fix works but it...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-05-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By chickdr
The first thing to do is to tighten the underhood...

The first thing to do is to tighten the underhood strut braces at the firewall. You would think that wouldn't be associated, but it often is. Sounds like it comes from the center of the dash when...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-29-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By chickdr
I actually went so far as to find another used...

I actually went so far as to find another used OEM kit to swap out with the one I had. No dice. I guess I could fully remove it and reinstall, but that seems like a pain in the butt. The USA Spec...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-29-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By chickdr
The thing is- it is so easy to throw a wrench on...

The thing is- it is so easy to throw a wrench on the strut brace bolts to make sure they are tight. It is a no brainer to try as you have nothing to lose if it doesn't work.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-29-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By chickdr
I think you would have to swap out to another...

I think you would have to swap out to another product to get what you want. I would recommend the USA Spec unit(USA SPEC PA12-BMW Interface Adapter) as it is relatively cheap($135) and will give you...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-29-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By chickdr
Wow! You have been listening to that sound for...

Wow! You have been listening to that sound for 4yrs and the dealer couldn't figure it out? Too bad you didn't google it years ago... Mine had this issue shortly after I bought it in 09 and a quick...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-28-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By chickdr
How would you access the feature without steering...

How would you access the feature without steering wheel buttons? Does the radio allow connection as well?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-28-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By chickdr
Would a car that had BT not have the steering...

Would a car that had BT not have the steering wheel buttons? Just curious...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-27-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 495
Posted By chickdr
I think you are off on the year as they didn't...

I think you are off on the year as they didn't make a Z4M in 2005. Is your car an '06? I have not heard of your issue before, but I would check the battery first. How old is it? Is it holding a...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-27-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By chickdr
I wouldn't think you need to go through all of...

I wouldn't think you need to go through all of this to find out if your car has BT as if you hit the R/T button it will either show "searching..." on the radio display, or not. You could also put...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-25-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By chickdr
The dashboard is designed that way. All Z4's are...

The dashboard is designed that way. All Z4's are like that. I don't recommend using anything but if you do use something it must be very smooth and lint free. The detailing forum is probably your...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-25-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 402
Posted By chickdr
Sounds like mine...

Sounds like mine...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-25-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By chickdr
Search is your friend...

Search is your friend...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 08-22-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 852
Posted By chickdr
It doesn't say sport package though - while it...

It doesn't say sport package though - while it lists other options....

Almost Every Option + BONUS
Forum: Cars - Private Party 08-22-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 852
Posted By chickdr
The OP did not say the car has the sport package.

The OP did not say the car has the sport package.
Forum: Cars - Private Party 08-21-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 852
Posted By chickdr
I would suggest more photos which show the entire...

I would suggest more photos which show the entire exterior(doors/qtr panels) as that way you can see if there are dings etc. Also clear shots of the front seats showing lack of wear. A price is also...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-19-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,104
Posted By chickdr
That will very likely NOT work without extensive...

That will very likely NOT work without extensive modifications.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-16-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 712
Posted By chickdr
Interesting assumption. How do you know I would...

Interesting assumption. How do you know I would never use them? I could get into an emergency braking situation tomorrow. LED bulbs light up quicker than the OEM's...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-15-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 712
Posted By chickdr
Understood but it makes no sense to need to go to...

Understood but it makes no sense to need to go to a dealer to change them if they do burn out, or if you want to upgrade them...
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