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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-17-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By ZZZING
+1 check the brake light switch

What Blacklane said about the harness in the trunk as well
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-28-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By ZZZING
Bilstein Touring shocks are less stiff

I have had these on the rear for a few years now, they are not soft, but give a comfortable ride (I have Koni adjustables on full soft on the front).
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-28-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By ZZZING
Fuel filter is not too hard

It is found under the driver seat area, under a shield, then it will be obvious. removing pressure from the fuel rail system will cut down on the amount of fuel that leaks out when removing the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-05-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 512
Posted By ZZZING
My central locking works as expected

When I use the key in the door, all locks cycle. But I usually use the remote which unlocks the trunk and passenger door, then use the key if needed in the drivers door. Mine is definitely an...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-05-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 512
Posted By ZZZING
intermittent lock function

Intermittent lock function is probably not fob related, but most likely is a failing lock actuator in the door. A bit difficult to access the part, but it can be done. That said, I still have an...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-02-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By ZZZING
My 2000 does the same thing

AC still going strong
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-21-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By ZZZING
Doubtful

2001 and 2002 had the key with remote , earlier models with factory alarm had a separate fob.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-10-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By ZZZING
Throttle body

Get the codes read, but I had the same issue on my 2000 way back in warranty, and it was a cured by replacing a defective throttle body part # 13-54-1-433-414 ( I have a 2000 2.3)
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-08-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 725
Posted By ZZZING
No need to remove fan for belt change

I had the same experience, mostly done from below the car
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-27-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By ZZZING
Could be ...

There is a switch near the transmission that turns on the reverse lights, mine has been replaced. Also, the wire bundle on the driver's side of the trunk is a known failure point due to the constant...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-12-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By ZZZING
Lift up firmly

There are 3 clips securing that plastic piece, hopefully not too brittle after all these years, you have to lift straight up to release the clips
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-26-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,126
Posted By ZZZING
Thanks

Nice to have a pdf version
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-17-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By ZZZING
Part Number 51-14-8-410-661 and 51-14-8-410-662

Left and right. This is the clear hockey stick shaped piece that protects the paint inside the hood area near the doors. I had this replaced way back under warranty.
...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-14-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,087
Posted By ZZZING
Yeah Weathershield definitely thinner

Weathershield is more water resistant and dries faster as well, but I found that the tropical sun really took a toll on it, the sunbrella is holding up well so far, aside from the velcro fasteners...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-13-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,087
Posted By ZZZING
For extreme sunshine

Take a look at the Sunbrella fabric option, it is a little bulkier, but will hold up longer in extreme UV conditions. I went through 3 weathershield covers (and original tyvek cover), now using the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-02-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By ZZZING
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-25-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By ZZZING
Remover wipers, then the clips

Not too difficult once you get the wipers off. I used a big channel lock and rocked them back and forth a bit then they pulled off. Make sure to check/mark orientation of the wipers.
Definitely...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-06-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 677
Posted By ZZZING
Diff oil

If you don't know when it was last changed, go ahead and change it now. Then change at 30,000 mile intervals
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-05-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By ZZZING
Elephant nose is in the front

It is under the cowling below the windshield wipers
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-29-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 718
Posted By ZZZING
Early Z3 models did not have the clutch switch

After a certain point, BMW added the clutch switch, requiring the clutch to be depressed to start the car
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-21-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 947
Posted By ZZZING
Pics black and tan

Excuse the dirty floor mats, it has been raining here off and on for the past few months.
also missing my airbag decal from passenger door...
The steering wheel, main vents, visors, and glovebox...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-20-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 947
Posted By ZZZING
It will look good

I had the tan tan tan interior, got tired of it after a couple of years. Had the canvas top changed under warranty from tan to black, then I got new black leather (smooth) door panels, changed the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-11-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,072
Posted By ZZZING
Most common causes are the switch behind the...

Most common causes are the switch behind the radio or the hood switch on the driver's side near the radiator. Unhook the connection on either to test if you still get the 3 chirps.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-08-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,947
Posted By ZZZING
I've had my car 14 years now, replaced the...

I've had my car 14 years now, replaced the grommet twice in that timespan.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-26-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,814
Posted By ZZZING
AC switch only lights up when in use

Negative, no light on the AC switch unless it is engaged
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