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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-04-2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By shipkiller
The procedures are detailed in the BMW TIS. ...

The procedures are detailed in the BMW TIS.

It is not a simple procedure, and requires some special tools.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-20-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By shipkiller
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=BT93-...

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=BT93-USA-08-2006-E85-BMW-Z4_M32&diagId=54_0313

Item seven (7).
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-05-2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 738
Posted By shipkiller
I may have not been as specific as I you wanted...

I may have not been as specific as I you wanted in the PM, but on my 2003, before I coded in the extras, I could always raise or lower the windows with the key fob. I can also do this on my ///M. ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-03-2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,577
Posted By shipkiller
All these descriptions sound a lot like the E36...

All these descriptions sound a lot like the E36 door mechanism fix.
In the E36, the small plastic plunger that actually actuates latch becomes worn and is hit or miss if it works.

While I do...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-03-2016, 04:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,577
Posted By shipkiller
Guys, Your GM5 module (as it relates to the...

Guys,

Your GM5 module (as it relates to the door locks) only controls the lock and unlock function.

If you can:
1. Manually unlock the door and it still does not open...
2. Unlock the door...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-01-2016, 12:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,577
Posted By shipkiller
As what is stated in the 'door lock...

As what is stated in the 'door lock operation.pdf' applies to all years of E85's.
Remote hood (softtop) operation from the key fob was standard from 2005 on..

Using the key in the door lock....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-29-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,826
Posted By shipkiller
Low engine compression is the biggest reason for...

Low engine compression is the biggest reason for a vehicle to roll on a slight incline. On a large hill then, yes, using your e-brake is appropriate. We do not have hills down here...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-29-2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,826
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) 07-29-2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,826
Posted By shipkiller
I almost never use my e-brake.

I almost never use my e-brake.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-28-2016, 04:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,826
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: 26
Views: 1,826
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: 34
Views: 1,577
Posted By shipkiller
Look at these.

Look at these.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-24-2016, 04:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,577
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: 34
Views: 1,577
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: 34
Views: 1,577
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: 541
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: 26
Views: 1,826
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: 541
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: 787
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: 787
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: 26
Views: 1,826
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: 393
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: 546
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: 645
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: 432
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...
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