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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Today, 01:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,203
Posted By shipkiller
///M's only come as a six speed.... You can...

///M's only come as a six speed....

You can see from the picture that it is a Z4M and it does have a manual... Not sure why you would make that kind of comment.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Today, 11:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,203
Posted By shipkiller
I almost never use my e-brake.

I almost never use my e-brake.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 04:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,203
Posted By shipkiller
There are a lot of different ways to do this once...

There are a lot of different ways to do this once you have the AUX cable.

My ///M came with the cable, my 2003 did not so I added it to that car. Both cars I set up the same way.

Since my wife...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-27-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,203
Posted By shipkiller
Incorrect. All you need is the proper cable,...

Incorrect.

All you need is the proper cable, and they can be purchased.

Do a google search on Z4 Aux input...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-25-2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 692
Posted By shipkiller
Look at these.

Look at these.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-24-2016, 04:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 692
Posted By shipkiller
In most cars (E85's), if you are talking about...

In most cars (E85's), if you are talking about inserting the key into the lock, turn and hold, to raise and lower the windows/softtop, those two functions are already coded into the modules from the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-20-2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 692
Posted By shipkiller
I do not understand how, if the door is already...

I do not understand how, if the door is already unlocked, it is a GM5 issue. The only electrical component to the door latch/lock mechanism is the lock/unlock solenoid. The GM 5 module unlocks or...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-19-2016, 04:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 692
Posted By shipkiller
This is a correct assessment... The GM5...

This is a correct assessment...

The GM5 module has nothing to do with unlatching the mechanism after the lock are disengaged (unlocked).
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-24-2016, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By shipkiller
Yes, You remove the jack pads and install...

Yes,

You remove the jack pads and install the T-hooks in their place.

One of the reason BMW does not want you to use slings, is that 99% of people (and this includes Tow Truck operators) do...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-24-2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,203
Posted By shipkiller
Unless they are going to install a 'K'-bus...

Unless they are going to install a 'K'-bus adapter, and I do not know if they exist for the E85/E86, then they are wrong.

The proper way is to install a new head unit and if needed/wanted a...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-24-2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By shipkiller
The only BMW approved way to anchor the car to a...

The only BMW approved way to anchor the car to a trailer is using T-hooks.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-21-2016, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By shipkiller
Normally I would say No.... I have had my...

Normally I would say No.... I have had my battery off for days and weeks with no ill effects...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-10-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By shipkiller
You do not have to 'restart' the electronics. ...

You do not have to 'restart' the electronics.

BostonB6 is correct. The car is in Transport mode.

Just removing the battery for maintenance will not trigger transport mode. (I do it all...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-10-2016, 07:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,203
Posted By shipkiller
BostonB6 is correct. If you replace the head...

BostonB6 is correct. If you replace the head unit, you cannot reuse the stock amplifier. It does not matter if the system has DSP or not.
The reason is the amplifier is controlled by the stock...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-31-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By shipkiller
This might help with your troubleshooting.

This might help with your troubleshooting.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-04-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 519
Posted By shipkiller
RTB's really only have one function. To keep the...

RTB's really only have one function. To keep the drivetrain aligned under acceleration.. eg. toe... ie. to keep the rear toe settings from getting all wonky and upsetting balance.

Something...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-22-2016, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By shipkiller
The motor housing attaches to the frame at the...

The motor housing attaches to the frame at the two points indicated in the picture.
...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-20-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By shipkiller
The TIS is actually called "BMW Technical...

The TIS is actually called "BMW Technical Information System". This is the actual factory technical manuals for BMW. They do not print an actual manual. It is all computer based.
It is a DVD that...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-19-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By shipkiller
You need to look in the TIS. The TIS will show...

You need to look in the TIS. The TIS will show you how.

Check out this post. While not the same as your 'electric steering', some of the things will be the same....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-30-2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,584
Posted By shipkiller
'PM' me your email address. I will email...

'PM' me your email address.

I will email the PDF versions of the procedures.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-31-2016, 03:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,057
Posted By shipkiller
The issue with the engine mounting bolts are only...

The issue with the engine mounting bolts are only on the Z4M vehicles and is covered by SIB 220109 .
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-29-2016, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By shipkiller
Is this a normal Z4 or a Z4M???? It makes...

Is this a normal Z4 or a Z4M????

It makes a difference..
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-08-2016, 08:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By shipkiller
The old sensors do NOT need to be replaced.... ...

The old sensors do NOT need to be replaced.... just because.

If you believe that, then you do not understand just how they work.. They are a very simple device that when worn down to the bare...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-08-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,143
Posted By shipkiller
The BMW technical documentation is/are...

The BMW technical documentation is/are essentially all the same. It is the 'real repair' manual. It presupposes that you are an experienced tech/mechanic.

The WDS DOES give you wire colors and...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-30-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,143
Posted By shipkiller
With the WDS, it is not strictly a OS issue. It...

With the WDS, it is not strictly a OS issue. It is one of an IE issue. IE9 worked fine because you could install the SVGView imaging component, IE9 would use it and the WDS was happy. In IE 10,...
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