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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 04:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By Blacklane
There are some good YouTube videos on removing...

There are some good YouTube videos on removing the seats.
The Schematics in the back of the Bentley manual are invaluable for this kind of problem.
I haven't played around with INPA enough to know...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-31-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By Blacklane
Excellent fix. I too learned the hard way how...

Excellent fix.
I too learned the hard way how to re-install the upper trim piece. It stays on the door when you remove the card, but you must re-install it on the card before installing the card.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-31-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By Blacklane
Normally that means: 1. A wire is broken under...

Normally that means:
1. A wire is broken under the passenger seat.
2. The carpet has been flooded under the passenger seat and you need to clean and dry the electrical connector.

In any case,...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-30-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By Blacklane
I have been intrigued by this for a long time. ...

I have been intrigued by this for a long time. You have already answered some of my questions.
One of my questions is, how do you create the source file? Do you have to scan the part or generate a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-26-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By Blacklane
Replace everything in your cooling system made of...

Replace everything in your cooling system made of plastic. It is getting old and brittle and is a ticking time bomb for destroying you aluminum engine. Replace the radiator, reservoir, fan, water...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-25-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By Blacklane
The paint is flaking away from most of these...

The paint is flaking away from most of these mirror bases. Apparently the primer that BMW used on the pot-metal base has failed over the years. Epoxy primer is a good fix and not all that...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-25-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By Blacklane
Your car has heated mirrors. They're always...

Your car has heated mirrors. They're always turned on. You also have heated windshield washers.
By the way, you can clean up that piece with a wire brush, prime it with epoxy primer, and paint it....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-25-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By Blacklane
The VANOS seals cause performance and fuel...

The VANOS seals cause performance and fuel economy problems long before they lead to Cam Position Sensor codes, in my experience. There is no specific code that identifies bad seals. There is one...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-25-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Blacklane
Is the Check Engine Light on? If the issue is a...

Is the Check Engine Light on?
If the issue is a lack of power at low RPMs, it is cause by bad VANOS seals. That usually won't set a code, though.
Look over this site. They offer the best...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-24-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By Blacklane
I remember the post, but it was years ago. He...

I remember the post, but it was years ago.
He said he tried the under-seat speakers in the store and they indeed made a difference, but in his Z3, they made no real difference, probably due to all...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-23-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By Blacklane
In your original post, you listed a whole string...

In your original post, you listed a whole string of seemingly unrelated trouble codes after a shadetree mechanic replaced the head gasket. It seems likely that the harness was damaged, maybe in the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-23-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By Blacklane
You can usually buy the entire set of TISs on a...

You can usually buy the entire set of TISs on a CD on ebay. You can also easily find used copies of the Bentley manual on ebay and Amazon.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-23-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By Blacklane
A misfire code on all cylinders points to...

A misfire code on all cylinders points to something common to all of them. The most common cause for that seems to be the MAF, but that's not the only thing. Cam and Crank position sensors are also...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-22-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By Blacklane
I have heard of others honestly claiming they got...

I have heard of others honestly claiming they got the "M Package", particularly with the 2000-2002 model years. I wonder if it was a trim package offered by some dealers. I suspect that it grew...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-20-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By Blacklane
It depends a lot on the model year and engine...

It depends a lot on the model year and engine your car has, so you would have to be really careful to get the right kit, if someone has one. There have been three engines and two body styles for the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-19-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By Blacklane
The trick to removing the cluster (after removing...

The trick to removing the cluster (after removing the two screws and disconnecting the harnesses) is to lay it face-down in the steering wheel, then turn the wheel with the cluster in it toward the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-18-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By Blacklane
If it's not the blend door, then it's likely a...

If it's not the blend door, then it's likely a bad compressor. Yours can produce the right pressures, but with insufficient volume. Of course, there is also the thermal expansion valve, but that's...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-18-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By Blacklane
Usually that's caused by air in the cooling...

Usually that's caused by air in the cooling system. You need to bleed the system properly by raising the front of the car as high as possible and revving the engine to 1,000 RPM with the heater on...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-17-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By Blacklane
This might be your problem: ...

This might be your problem: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=708660l
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-17-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 480
Posted By Blacklane
This might be your problem: ...

This might be your problem: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=708660l
(Sorry for the double-post. My browser locked up for a moment.)
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-17-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,529
Posted By Blacklane
The whole cover, so you can get you hand behind...

The whole cover, so you can get you hand behind the console.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-17-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By Blacklane
Only the "M" models got illuminated shifters,...

Only the "M" models got illuminated shifters, however all of them got the wiring. Of course this assumes it's a manual transmission. To inspect it, gently pry the shift boot off at one of the far...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-17-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By Blacklane
A common failure is a wiring pigtail for the...

A common failure is a wiring pigtail for the illuminated shifter gets pinched and shorted, blowing the fuse for the illumination circuit.
Another common problem is that the rheostat in the headlight...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-17-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By Blacklane
Get the part number from RealOEM.com or this...

Get the part number from RealOEM.com or this site: http://bmwfans.info/parts-catalog/
Look in the "Vehicle Trim" area and "Stowage Compartment Cover" diagram.
Go to one of the site sponsors here...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-17-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,529
Posted By Blacklane
I'm pretty sure you can reach it by removing the...

I'm pretty sure you can reach it by removing the shifter boot if it's a manual-transmission car. Gently pry the boot up from one of the far corners, then lift out the foam ring. Push the A/C switch...
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