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Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 03-23-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,472
Posted By CTBimmerGuy
This is just crazy! I went back and tested the...

This is just crazy! I went back and tested the continuity on the high beam and low beam plug on the driver's side where all of the lights appear to be functioning properly. I have continuity in three...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 03-23-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,472
Posted By CTBimmerGuy
Here's a good DIY thread on Depo/ZKW headlight...

Here's a good DIY thread on Depo/ZKW headlight installations for anybody that can use it.

http://www.bavtoys.com/e36guide.php
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 03-23-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,172
Posted By CTBimmerGuy
Thanks for the info guys. I will check out the...

Thanks for the info guys. I will check out the threads you mention and have a look at the Bavarian Technic Tool. Wihelm, thanks for your take on the Peake tool. Based on my reading subsequent to...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 03-22-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,472
Posted By CTBimmerGuy
More research determines there is a "Check...

More research determines there is a "Check Control" module through which the low beams run but not the high beams. Another possible but probably unlikely cause of my problem. This part is almost $300...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 03-22-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,472
Posted By CTBimmerGuy
I just swapped the low beam relay with another...

I just swapped the low beam relay with another just like it and that did not solve the problem. Now I'm down to an inline fuse I haven't found yet or a broken wire somewhere back near the fuse panel...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 03-22-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,472
Posted By CTBimmerGuy
Found a schematic on line for the e36 Relays in...

Found a schematic on line for the e36 Relays in case this is helpful to anybody else. Also just ordered the Bentley manual.

Now I will identify the proper relay and do a swap with a similar...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 03-22-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,621
Posted By CTBimmerGuy
Sweet! Great job by your friend. Very talented....

Sweet! Great job by your friend. Very talented. What a great looking and sounding car. Love the wide body kit. The whole thing looks killer.
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 03-21-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,172
Posted By CTBimmerGuy
Peak R5 FXC 3 Code Reader vs Others????

Pelican parts sells a Peak R5 FXC 3 code reader that plugs into the port in the engine compartment. Based on the reviews it does a great job diagnosing engine fault codes and resetting various lights...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 03-21-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,472
Posted By CTBimmerGuy
The factory lights are behaving the same as the...

The factory lights are behaving the same as the Depos on the passenger side and the bulbs are good in the factory lights. There's no continuity in the one wire so that suggests a broken connection...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 03-21-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,472
Posted By CTBimmerGuy
Thanks Armando, You're right. Now that I...

Thanks Armando,

You're right. Now that I purchased the Depos I have to say I'm very disappointed. The overall build quality is really poor and customer service is non existent. The plastic tabs...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 03-21-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,472
Posted By CTBimmerGuy
"Low Beam Failure" OBC Message????

Anybody ever seen this before?

I'm doing a Depo headlight upgrade. The "Low Beam Failure" message was not displaying BEFORE I started this project! :( Before I started the project I swear I...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 03-20-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,398
Posted By CTBimmerGuy
Question on Headlight Wire Harness??

So here's a question for anybody that's electrically inclined. I'm attempting a Depo headlight upgrade (standard H1s no Angel Eyes) and as with many folks it's not going smoothly! There are no...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 03-20-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,917
Posted By CTBimmerGuy
After quite a bit of searching on the internet I...

After quite a bit of searching on the internet I found a good headlight DIY. I wired up the light harness as instructed and of course, like everybody else that buys Depo headlights they didn't work...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 03-20-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,747
Posted By CTBimmerGuy
Thanks Rynos. Good luck to you too. I think the...

Thanks Rynos. Good luck to you too. I think the clear coat on top of the Leatherique will solve the longevity problem. We'll see. Knowing what I know now if I had it to do over again from scratch...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 03-20-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,747
Posted By CTBimmerGuy
Rynos, Cool. I will look into that and go...

Rynos,

Cool. I will look into that and go to their site. If you take the back of your seat off there is "donor" leather back there that you can send them. I don't blame you for going the FC...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-20-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,666
Posted By CTBimmerGuy
When I did my cooling system upgrade I bought...

When I did my cooling system upgrade I bought everything from Pelican Parts as well. Good prices and even better DIYs and service and technical help. If you're replacing the water pump I highly...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 03-19-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,747
Posted By CTBimmerGuy
Rynos, they can be salvaged. Even if they have...

Rynos, they can be salvaged. Even if they have holes in the leather, which they probably don't they can be salvaged.

So I sent some emails back and forth with Furniture Clinic. Unfortunately they...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 03-16-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,747
Posted By CTBimmerGuy
After reading some info about finish coats on...

After reading some info about finish coats on this forum and other restoration forums and checking out the Furniture Clinic website I have decided to apply two or three water based clear finish coats...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 03-14-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,481
Posted By CTBimmerGuy
SD, did you pull your seat yet and try the fix? ...

SD, did you pull your seat yet and try the fix? I ruined the first gear I received by accidentally pressing it too far down the shaft. Be careful not to do that! The gear only has to go on just far...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 03-14-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,799
Posted By CTBimmerGuy
Great looking car bro! Good luck with it. ...

Great looking car bro! Good luck with it.

In case you don't know you need to pull the water pump ASAP and upgrade to a pump with a metal impeller unless the previous owner tells you he/she...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 03-14-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,108
Posted By CTBimmerGuy
OBD II Code Reader DIY E36 M3

I just bought an Actron Pocket Scan Plus code reader for about $75 and it already paid for itself as I knew it would. My engine light came on and the local mechanic would charge $50 to read and clear...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 03-14-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,917
Posted By CTBimmerGuy
Hi X3, yes the regular headlights. Thanks for the...

Hi X3, yes the regular headlights. Thanks for the info on the bulbs. I contacted the seller and they aren't returning my emails. I've searched the web for a DIY on a Depo installation and can't find...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 03-14-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,747
Posted By CTBimmerGuy
Just installed the passenger seat and connected...

Just installed the passenger seat and connected the wires and voila...the seat now reclines exactly as it should!!! Incredibly gratifying to know I fixed that problem myself and saved about $800 in...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 03-14-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,747
Posted By CTBimmerGuy
Here's what you end up with after applying three...

Here's what you end up with after applying three coats of Magma colored Leatherique. I'm using a contractor grade 1" angle brush which I find perfect for this job. It takes a little longer than a...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 03-14-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,747
Posted By CTBimmerGuy
So you wet sand the leather using the prepping...

So you wet sand the leather using the prepping agent and remove the old dye. Then you apply the leather restoring oil once the dye is removed and the leather comes right back to life as if it's brand...
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