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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-08-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By mke_36
I had the same problem with VR VCG - but I got...

I had the same problem with VR VCG - but I got less than one year out of it.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-17-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By mke_36
I evenually had to replace a seat belt sensor and...

I evenually had to replace a seat belt sensor and the airbag controller for about $200 and $700 to get that light to go away. The computer was apparently sending random codes, and the seat belt...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-05-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By mke_36
I had it at the dealer for a different issue, and...

I had it at the dealer for a different issue, and explained the shimmy symptoms. They checked over the front suspention and could not find anything to replace. The mechanic's best guess given the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-03-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By mke_36
Thanks for the response. I have reviewed...

Thanks for the response.

I have reviewed many of those posts, and perhaps that is what it is, but what throws me is that symptoms described in those posts refer to consistent issues, not random...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-02-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By mke_36
very intermittent, very bad shimmy

I'm done many searches, but cannot seem to find an existing thread regarding this -

Twice in the past 6 weeks I've been driving at about 60 mph when suddenly a violent shimmy starts, like if a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-17-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By mke_36
Yes, the rear facing ones do take more room. I...

Yes, the rear facing ones do take more room. I did manage to put one of the rear facing ones in my E36 convertible on the passenger side (so the front seat was quite forward). It was a basic Graco...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-16-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By mke_36
I've put various size seats in my E46 and they...

I've put various size seats in my E46 and they have fit well in the two side rear seats (two seats for two kids), including this somewhat large seat for a bigger kid...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-24-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 320
Posted By mke_36
sunroof (not sunshade clips) issue

Spring has arrived early, and when I tried to open the sunroof, it opened very slowly with some noise, so I closed it, and there was enough resistence to trip the anti-jam feature. The roof closes,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-27-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,062
Posted By mke_36
Level sender, based on all I've read in the...

Level sender, based on all I've read in the various threads. I replaced my level sender, and the yellow light does not appear anymore.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-14-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,062
Posted By mke_36
The post in the E46 Fanatics forum was very...

The post in the E46 Fanatics forum was very helpful.

My one tip that was not covered is regarding how the connector comes off the sensor. Squeeze the two tabs in towards the wiring, then...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-22-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,062
Posted By mke_36
Thanks - I forgot to check that forum.

Thanks - I forgot to check that forum.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-20-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,062
Posted By mke_36
oil sensor replacement question

I need to replace my oil sensor (the oil light goes on yellow from time to time, so from some searches here it looks like a new sensor is in order). I know some of you have replaced it, so I am...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-20-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,070
Posted By mke_36
Great - Thanks!

Great - Thanks!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-18-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,070
Posted By mke_36
I have a 2002 325 and have similar rust spots at...

I have a 2002 325 and have similar rust spots at the edge of the front door sill, and at the edge (partially under) the rear door sills.

I want to take off the plastic sill plates for better...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-07-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,213
Posted By mke_36
I have the Peake SRS reader that can clear codes,...

I have the Peake SRS reader that can clear codes, and have contacted Peake to be sure it will work for my model and all. I've never checked for codes when the light is not on.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-31-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,213
Posted By mke_36
Yes, that is actually the part that was replaced...

Yes, that is actually the part that was replaced - the seat belt receptacle with tensioner. The wiring harness is the new style (there was a service bulletin on this, and a redesiged part was...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-26-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,213
Posted By mke_36
anyone replace a SRS computer?

I continue to get an airbag code 'FIRING CIRCUIT, BELT TENSIONER, PASSENGER SIDE'. My mechanic replaced the passenger seat belt, and that did the trick for about 6 months, until I moved the seat...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-04-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,202
Posted By mke_36
AM1996: did replacing the computer module solve...

AM1996: did replacing the computer module solve the issue?

I have a similiar situation in my 2002 325i - the Peake tool shows error in the firing circuit of the passenger side. Indy shop replaced...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-16-2010, 05:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 627
Posted By mke_36
seat belt wiring harness issue

I got an airbag code 'FIRING CIRCUIT, BELT TENSIONER, PASSENGER SIDE'. My mechanic replaced the passenger seat belt, and that did the trick for about 6 months, until I moved the seat forward a bit,...
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