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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-21-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By chickdr
$35 is a steal for all new lights/assemblies. I...

$35 is a steal for all new lights/assemblies. I am amazed at the price. Good job.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-18-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,063
Posted By chickdr
I wonder if the door is warped? It seems like a...

I wonder if the door is warped? It seems like a new gasket should have fixed the issue unless it is leaking elsewhere.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-16-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,276
Posted By chickdr
I wonder if your car will be the linchpin to open...

I wonder if your car will be the linchpin to open a recall for Z4's since the E46 3 series cars are being recalled for passenger airbags?

http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1011264
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-15-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 623
Posted By chickdr
I missed where you wrote about the auto-leveling....

I missed where you wrote about the auto-leveling. Maybe you are right about another xenon version, but it doesn't make sense as all Z4's were built in the same factory in the USA. Maybe you have...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-15-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By chickdr
Getting it done by a professional will certainly...

Getting it done by a professional will certainly look much nicer.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-15-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 284
Posted By chickdr
I would go for that one. How can you go wrong? ...

I would go for that one. How can you go wrong? Replace it and then it is covered for life(even if the issue is something else).
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-14-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By chickdr
^ what he said. I am sure there are many shops...

^ what he said. I am sure there are many shops in your area which could make a custom cover for a lot less than OEM. Do an online search.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-13-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By chickdr
I bet upgrading will be your best option. The...

I bet upgrading will be your best option. The factory amp is $$$
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-13-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,719
Posted By chickdr
As has been said countless times on the boards-...

As has been said countless times on the boards- NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY on E85/86 Z4's The info you got is incorrect. The clock and windows are the only things you need to do.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-13-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By chickdr
There was just a thread about upgrading the base...

There was just a thread about upgrading the base system. You can do it very easily with an aftermarket unit. http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?p=8456625&highlight=#post8456625
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-12-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 623
Posted By chickdr
From what I see in your photo you do not have...

From what I see in your photo you do not have xenons's(my lights don't look like yours). Another way to know if you do is: do they adjust up and down when you turn them on? The bi-xenons are both...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-11-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By chickdr
I believe the answer to this is to rip the stock...

I believe the answer to this is to rip the stock system out. I didn't realize we were talking about a base system which had been upgraded. I suspect the base system may use internal amplification...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-11-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,276
Posted By chickdr
Interesting BMW is even entertaining this in an...

Interesting BMW is even entertaining this in an 11yr old car. I thought the longest warranty was for emission related items at 10yrs.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-11-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 623
Posted By chickdr
I think the inner DRL's are on by default in the...

I think the inner DRL's are on by default in the US. I know mine were on and I never recoded the lights.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-10-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By chickdr
I wonder if it uses the Pioneer's amplifier, or...

I wonder if it uses the Pioneer's amplifier, or the OEM unit to power the speakers? Neat that aftermarket units work so well. This is the first I have seen a story saying it did.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-10-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 623
Posted By chickdr
The problem with LED replacements is that they...

The problem with LED replacements is that they will trigger a bulb out warning. They do "work" though.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-09-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By chickdr
This has been posted many times. I have the...

This has been posted many times. I have the upgrade. I think it sounds marginally better but you are only swapping 4 of the 10 speakers. For the current price of the upgrade, I would pass.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-07-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 437
Posted By chickdr
Of course it does. The OP was asking if the dial...

Of course it does. The OP was asking if the dial was illuminated whether the lights were turned on, or off(not the car itself).
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-02-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 437
Posted By chickdr
Mine is always illuminated. Switch on or off.

Mine is always illuminated. Switch on or off.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-01-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,276
Posted By chickdr
The thing is- nobody is talking about a higher...

The thing is- nobody is talking about a higher profile/softer tire here. We are talking direct replacement from RFT to non RFT(with the same size/specs), the benefit to a non-RFT being a better...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-30-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By chickdr
I would suggest Ebay, Craigslist or a local wheel...

I would suggest Ebay, Craigslist or a local wheel repair shop (who may have a takeoff or access to one). If you go the dealer route for a new one www.getbmwparts.com has them for about $500 each.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-27-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By chickdr
You don't put anything over them, you remove them...

You don't put anything over them, you remove them and replace them with standard mirrors if you don't want the auto-dimming feature anymore. You can find the guide to DIY by searching.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-26-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By chickdr
For the door lock- search for BOWDEN CABLE...

For the door lock- search for BOWDEN CABLE repair. This is likely your issue and it can be done at home.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-26-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By chickdr
The cupholders are crap and not made to last. I...

The cupholders are crap and not made to last. I would recommend getting the delete plastic and buying another type of cupholder if you need one(http://www.ultimatecupholders.com/order-main.html). ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-25-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,276
Posted By chickdr
Just curious, have you tried regular tires on...

Just curious, have you tried regular tires on your car or do you just assume the RF's are better?
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