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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 282
Posted By jvr826
Having just been inside that area of my car a...

Having just been inside that area of my car a couple weeks ago... it's almost 10 years old... and well "enjoyed" with lots of heat under the hood... can't see those breaking like that on their own.
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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-28-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 282
Posted By jvr826
I'd want to understand how that even happened......

I'd want to understand how that even happened... do you have any clues?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-23-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By jvr826
Bokchoys needs the sock mod! :D

Bokchoys needs the sock mod! :D
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-23-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 200
Posted By jvr826
What from the ad was the determining factor that...

What from the ad was the determining factor that it is a well cared for car? Mythbusters proved you can polish a turd... I have too, I did it with a car I helped a friend sell. Just cuz it's clean...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-22-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By jvr826
I don't see anywhere in the product description...

I don't see anywhere in the product description where it says you're buying a Behr product. I do see it in the photo, but not in the description.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-22-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By jvr826
I do not think you can just throw an LED bulb in...

I do not think you can just throw an LED bulb in an HID housing and call it done. You're going to have to see if the LCM (light control module) will work as it is, or if you have to swap it for a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-22-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By jvr826
Your car presently has halogen headlight...

Your car presently has halogen headlight assemblies? If so, you need H7 for low beam bulbs and you must triple check that these LEDs will fit in there. They are much deeper at the connector side than...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-22-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By jvr826
On the recommendation of a friend who uses them,...

On the recommendation of a friend who uses them, I purchased these a few weeks ago...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NRV8YM0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Say what you want,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-15-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 228
Posted By jvr826
http://www.bimmernav.com/pdf/b6520904.pdf ...

http://www.bimmernav.com/pdf/b6520904.pdf

It's for Nav equipped cars, but long over. I had the problem in my 2002 E39, but don't remember having it in my 2005 E46.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-15-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 228
Posted By jvr826
There was a recall on radio module a long time...

There was a recall on radio module a long time ago. Probably in The WIKI.

Other solutions suggested should be tried first of though.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-15-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By jvr826
In US it would be around $700... $350-400 to...

In US it would be around $700... $350-400 to refurb the bumper and rest to prep and paint. Location dependent - I live in an expensive part of the country.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-14-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By jvr826
You can gain a little working space for your...

You can gain a little working space for your wrists by removing the washer fluid reservoir retaining screw and pushing it out of the way when you do the passenger side. The kid in the video has some...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-14-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By jvr826
I used this video to help with HID bulb swap last...

I used this video to help with HID bulb swap last weekend, very informational as some of this stuff is not intuitive.

http://youtu.be/LXqkFytdg98
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-13-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By jvr826
It's not weird. No one in their right mind would...

It's not weird. No one in their right mind would cut away their spare tire well, buy a new rear bumper, and go thru all that hassle to install a heavy muffler just to look like an M3 from the back. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-13-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 104
Posted By jvr826
http://www.store.bmrparts.com/bmw-parts-catalog/20...

http://www.store.bmrparts.com/bmw-parts-catalog/2001/BMW/330Ci-2DR-E46/STEREO/Speaker-Door-Left

They also have an eBay store, but I would just call them and tell them what you need. They're in the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-11-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By jvr826
oh really? how so?

oh really? how so?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-07-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 583
Posted By jvr826
search on rear fog light retrofit. someone here...

search on rear fog light retrofit. someone here did it. you will annoy all drivers behind you like every audi and jag that drives around with their fogs on all the time, though. :-)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-07-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 229
Posted By jvr826
Have you checked your alternator output? Wiring?...

Have you checked your alternator output? Wiring? Grounds? I would liken this to issues one might have with audio equipment when wiring isn't big enough or grounds are not good. Though in this case...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-28-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 911
Posted By jvr826
Yes! At a driving event yesterday, two people saw...

Yes! At a driving event yesterday, two people saw what she can do and said they wanted it. I said "sure, for $250k it's yours."

No takers... I get to keep it! :-)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-20-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By jvr826
What a lucky kid! I've owned mine since brand new...

What a lucky kid! I've owned mine since brand new and I've been all up in its junk over the nearly 10 years I've owned it. It's part of the experience. :-) This is THE place to be. I've been on BMW...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-05-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 495
Posted By jvr826
The owner of this car should take a basic car...

The owner of this car should take a basic car maintenance class, or at the very least, have someone who knows about cars spend an afternoon with them to fill them in on vehicle maintenance and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-04-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By jvr826
Been there, done that. It is possible to remove...

Been there, done that. It is possible to remove the door card while the door is closed and locked. It's not easy, and having someone with skinny forearms and small hands is really helpful. Once the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-30-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,565
Posted By jvr826
It really doesn't. Your water/coolant may get up...

It really doesn't. Your water/coolant may get up to temp in that time, but the oil won't, especially in winter. You need to get the whole car up to temp and burn off the moisture/condensation.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-15-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By jvr826
But if you buy enough of them, you get to put a...

But if you buy enough of them, you get to put a DINAN badge on the back of the car instead of the boring manufacturer provided model designation.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-10-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By jvr826
Welcome! Refer to The WIKI...

Welcome! Refer to The WIKI (http://www.bimmerfest.com/wiki/index.php/BMW_E46) as a starting point. Tho your car is not available here in the US, where most of our folks participate from, there are...
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