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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By G. P. Burdell
What did you swap? Are you saying that you...

What did you swap?

Are you saying that you want to wire the fan so that it runs all the time?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 111
Posted By G. P. Burdell
I'm referring to the four weather-sealed...

I'm referring to the four weather-sealed connectors on the exterior of the headlight.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 05:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 111
Posted By G. P. Burdell
No need to check the Interwebs - it's easy to...

No need to check the Interwebs - it's easy to reseat the connections yourself. I believe Scott is simply suggesting that you check for, and eliminate, the possibility of a loose electrical...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 79
Posted By G. P. Burdell
We've begun discussing internal wiring of xenon...

We've begun discussing internal wiring of xenon headlights here:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=785689
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-23-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By G. P. Burdell
I stand corrected. I looked through the BMW...

I stand corrected. I looked through the BMW parts diagrams, and it appears that you can get BMW parts to rebuild AL bi-xenon headlights. Note that I only looked at the diagrams for a sedan.

You...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-23-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By G. P. Burdell
I'm not aware of any off-the-shelf replacement...

I'm not aware of any off-the-shelf replacement harnesses. Like the trunk lid wire harness, DIY installation of new wires, with better insulation, might be the only option short of a complete...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-23-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By G. P. Burdell
Can you post a picture of the pitting?

Can you post a picture of the pitting?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-22-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By G. P. Burdell
PSA: Brittle wire insulation inside headlights

If we keep our cars long enough, we'll all have to open up our xenon headlights to replace a bulb, diagnose a ballast or igniter failure, or retrofit projectors. Should you have to get into your...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-22-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 84
Posted By G. P. Burdell
See the "trunk wire harness" link in my...

See the "trunk wire harness" link in my signature.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-22-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 834
Posted By G. P. Burdell
The Bentley Publishers repair manual. It's one of...

The Bentley Publishers repair manual. It's one of the best investments you'll make as a DIYer.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 180
Posted By G. P. Burdell
The fitting on my pressure hose didn't thread all...

The fitting on my pressure hose didn't thread all the way into the pump either. I hand-tightened it just enough to compress that little O-ring without cutting it. You might want to get a new O-ring...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-19-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By G. P. Burdell
You're welcome. Be aware that you get what you...

You're welcome. Be aware that you get what you pay for when it comes to HID bulbs. There are many choices of cheap bulbs, but they are not manufactured with the same quality components as the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-18-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By G. P. Burdell
The "AL" logo on the back cover indicates that...

The "AL" logo on the back cover indicates that you do not have ZKW headlights. Yours were made by Automotive Lighting, and they do not burn up like the defective ZKWs do.

If the bulbs are...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-16-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,576
Posted By G. P. Burdell
It took a few weeks for me to receive the letter...

It took a few weeks for me to receive the letter after BMW NA announced the tail light recall.


First, you can find a list of recalls (titles only, no text) somewhere on alldata.com.

Second,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-15-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 280
Posted By G. P. Burdell
The oil drain plug is hollow. It's designed to...

The oil drain plug is hollow. It's designed to snap before you strip the threads in the oil pan. You may be able to extract the broken bolt and replace it with a new one.

Don't forget the crush...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-14-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By G. P. Burdell
You just changed the...?

You just changed the...?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-13-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By G. P. Burdell
Try parking on a level surface without setting...

Try parking on a level surface without setting the parking brake. Does it still squeak when you get into and out of the car?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-12-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By G. P. Burdell
You can look up the part number here: ...

You can look up the part number here: http://www.penskeparts.com/

After selecting your car, look under Group 13, Fuel Preparation.

As you've seen, the air intake tubing has an upper and lower...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-12-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By G. P. Burdell
Because it's such a long piece of plastic with...

Because it's such a long piece of plastic with clips that can fall out in transit, the cowl is the kind of part I would rather buy locally, at a dealer, than have shipped to me. At the dealer, you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-11-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,948
Posted By G. P. Burdell
Thanks for providing your input. On which car did...

Thanks for providing your input. On which car did you replace the window regulator, and was it a front or rear regulator?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-11-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By G. P. Burdell
Yes. You will need to replace the plastic...

Yes. You will need to replace the plastic connector and the electrical contacts (not fuses) that insert into the connector. Some vendors sell repair kits that include a new connector, new wires with...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-10-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 161
Posted By G. P. Burdell
This is all happening because you didn't have a...

This is all happening because you didn't have a pre-purchase inspection performed at an independent Bimmerfest forum specialist. ;)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-08-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By G. P. Burdell
The ballasts and igniters are actually separate...

The ballasts and igniters are actually separate parts in our cars' headlights. See part nos. 11 and 16 in the diagram linked below. When troubleshooting a xenon headlight that won't light up,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-08-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 834
Posted By G. P. Burdell
Unless you use the torque wrench frequently while...

Unless you use the torque wrench frequently while you're out and about, you may want to consider leaving it at home. It's recommended (http://www.teamtorque.com/torque_tips.html) to avoid storing the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-08-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By G. P. Burdell
How about the ballasts? Also, FYI, the...

How about the ballasts?

Also, FYI, the bi-xenon feature is a function of the shutter built into the headlight projectors rather than the D2S bulb, which is used in many single- and bi-xenon...
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