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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-17-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By WestCDA
I went this route with my car (no ULF), which I...

I went this route with my car (no ULF), which I continue to be very pleased with. With the physically larger iPhones, I'll be upgrading this year from my iPhone 4S and sadly have to find an...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-03-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By WestCDA
A higher wattage soldering iron (with a clean...

A higher wattage soldering iron (with a clean tip) will probably help to melt the solder before too much heat is wicked away into the attached battery. But again, are you sure it's a dead, no longer...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-01-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By WestCDA
Yes, you can open the key case and replace the...

Yes, you can open the key case and replace the battery - there are instructions out there if you look for them. Be sure you actually need to do this, before undertaking it. The factory key fobs...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-20-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By WestCDA
On the picture shown of the drivers side, just...

On the picture shown of the drivers side, just remove the lower dash panel under the steering wheel. You'll see the ground connector, there are no additional covers on it. You can see the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-20-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By WestCDA
I don't know what you are attaching with your...

I don't know what you are attaching with your add-on circuit, but if you are planning on using one of those pliers crimped 'guillotine' splices they aren't a great electrical connection - not to...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-19-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By WestCDA
I went back and looked at the photos I took when...

I went back and looked at the photos I took when doing my seat wiring. The ground connector is actually above the kick panel - you can see it here when the lower dash panel is removed.
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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-19-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By WestCDA
The common ground connector has multiple wiring...

The common ground connector has multiple wiring 'slots', that accepts a number of brown ground wires into that single connector. You can either add a new ground wire to the connector if a slot is...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-18-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By WestCDA
There are ground connections behind the kick...

There are ground connections behind the kick panels on each side, which tie a number of grounding wires to a single ground stud to the chassis.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-01-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 632
Posted By WestCDA
I and many others have the same engine, and have...

I and many others have the same engine, and have had zero issues with lifter noise. Yes, I can hear faint mechanical noises when the engine is running and the hood is up, but I've never heard...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-29-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By WestCDA
Congratulations on what sounds like a very nice...

Congratulations on what sounds like a very nice car - enjoy the drive home! :)



All three of those items are a huge source of added profit for the dealer. The paint protection is a blatant...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-25-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 517
Posted By WestCDA
I don't think there is any way to be sure, other...

I don't think there is any way to be sure, other than to check if you still have the original retainer to see whether it's for the H5 or H6. My 06 SI was built Feb 2006, and originally came with the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-25-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 517
Posted By WestCDA
The cars came with either an H5 or an H6 - the H6...

The cars came with either an H5 or an H6 - the H6 is wider, heavier and higher capacity. There is a plastic slide in battery retainer at the bottom right side of the battery well that clamps/secures...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-24-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 747
Posted By WestCDA
Not correct - the E85 uses a diversity antenna...

Not correct - the E85 uses a diversity antenna system, which incorporates both the fender and bumper antennas for FM reception. Replacing the rod antenna with a shorty can degrade AM and/or FM...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-24-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 747
Posted By WestCDA
No it doesn't, which is to be expected - a...

No it doesn't, which is to be expected - a shorter antenna is a cosmetic upgrade, and there is a performance trade-off. In the city for me it works just fine, on the highway it will lose signal...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-22-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 626
Posted By WestCDA
The seats are not sold by BMW as an assembly, so...

The seats are not sold by BMW as an assembly, so the only option for 'new' would be to purchase the all the parts and build them up - a ridiculously expensive proposition.

OP - try updating your...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-19-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 903
Posted By WestCDA
Glad you found it interesting, Enzed4. My work...

Glad you found it interesting, Enzed4. My work often involves optimization of Wi-Fi signals inside very large industrial plants, and I too know that bodies of liquid (such as large chemical storage...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-18-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 903
Posted By WestCDA
It works even better with a jug of water, than...

It works even better with a jug of water, than using your head alone. You can take up your argument with professor Boley if you have another theory. :)

As he says in the video, 'Do the damned...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-17-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,099
Posted By WestCDA
I have the same Specdock iPhone mount, but...

I have the same Specdock iPhone mount, but connected to a Mediabridge. The phone plays and is charged through the dock connector by the Mediabridge, the same as if it was plugged in to USB power. ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-17-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 903
Posted By WestCDA
noun, plural antennas for 1, antennae ...

noun, plural antennas for 1, antennae [an-ten-ee] (Show IPA), for 2.

1. a conductor by which electromagnetic waves are sent out or received, consisting commonly of a wire or set of wires;...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-17-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 903
Posted By WestCDA
No. Neither will other relatively weak field...

No. Neither will other relatively weak field electromagnetic devices that are probably used close to your head for longer periods of time- like cell phones, headphones, digital cameras, etc.

If...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-17-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 903
Posted By WestCDA
The 'key to chin' trick works because it is...

The 'key to chin' trick works because it is making using of your fluid filled noggin to create a larger radiating antennae. It's not the orientation of the key - holding the key in various positions...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-15-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,146
Posted By WestCDA
'Pleasure' use means the car is driven a lot less...

'Pleasure' use means the car is driven a lot less than a daily commuter - insurance should be considerably less, not more.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-05-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 621
Posted By WestCDA
Try google - lots of posts on different forums. ...

Try google - lots of posts on different forums. Looks like you might be able to get access from behind the bumper. Good luck ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-28-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,259
Posted By WestCDA
I ordered the full alarm kit from Tischer, and...

I ordered the full alarm kit from Tischer, and they told me at the time that I needed the mirror covers, even though I couldn't see anything 'missing' on my existing mirror and they were never...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-14-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By WestCDA
Looks like a flat plastic oval with a couple of...

Looks like a flat plastic oval with a couple of holes drilled in it. I haven't looked at the Z4 mounting, but if something similar would work it looks like a pretty simple DIY. BTW, I am tall also...
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