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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By johnf
I would start a new thread. You will catch more...

I would start a new thread. You will catch more readers, including folks who are not into license plates.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 196
Posted By johnf
Assuming you have to repair the trunk harness,...

Assuming you have to repair the trunk harness, repairing it well would be a good introduction to doing auto electrics. It is clean work and a little knowledge goes a long way. Do you know how to...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-13-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 196
Posted By johnf
If a good bulb doesn't light and the socket isn't...

If a good bulb doesn't light and the socket isn't corroded, check the trunk to trunk lid wiring where it bends most sharply approaching the trunk lid. You can slide down the black sheath to inspect...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-10-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By johnf
In Europe, the engineers were in charge, rather...

In Europe, the engineers were in charge, rather than the marketers, and assigned an 's' to models with a sport engine. The European 318i sedans have the two-valve M40 and M43; the 318is sedans...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-01-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 364
Posted By johnf
I and others have found they could slide down...

I and others have found they could slide down the sheath to inspect the wiring and that you don't need to cut it.

I think all my electrical tape gets stiff at low temperatures.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-31-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By johnf
That could also explain the DME speed sensor...

That could also explain the DME speed sensor code. The later, OBD-II capable DMEs use one of the ABS wheel speeds to distinguish rough road from misfires, and to limit the top road speed.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-25-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By johnf
I wholeheartedly agree if you leave out the bit...

I wholeheartedly agree if you leave out the bit about night vision. Using red light to preserve night vision was generally abandoned after WWII when practice, then and later, showed that red light...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-25-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,038
Posted By johnf
Well, hereafter, all posts shall be written in...

Well, hereafter, all posts shall be written in the passive voice, technical writing style. If no one is put in a post, there can be no one in the post to offend. But who would read such lifeless...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-22-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By johnf
Try removing their cookies. I clicked on...

Try removing their cookies.

I clicked on about a dozen threads until I had exhausted my views, then viewed some more by clearing all the cookies, show below, that bimmerforums.co.uk had stored on...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-21-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By johnf
As a 30 second, quality control measure, I flung...

As a 30 second, quality control measure, I flung "e36 blue dash led conversion" at Google and clicked on the first link that had "dash" in its summary.
...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-21-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,167
Posted By johnf
Here is the AUX IN / USB power port in the...

Here is the AUX IN / USB power port in the rightmost cutout, with the transmission in fifth to show the clearance between the power port and the shifter:
...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-21-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,167
Posted By johnf
Yeah, I probably also would find that a might bit...

Yeah, I probably also would find that a might bit distracting.

I eliminated the interference by freeing a ferrite bead and moving it down the BMW USB adapter cable, closer to the potential EMI...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-21-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By johnf
Try Google on something like "e36 blue dash led...

Try Google on something like "e36 blue dash led conversion".
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-17-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By johnf
I can shear most of it off. (Pull on it almost...

I can shear most of it off. (Pull on it almost horizontally along the line of butyl.) It is perhaps not the most efficient method, but a ball of butyl goop then collects more goop. Stoddard solvent...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-17-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,167
Posted By johnf
I have a question for you. Do you need both AUX...

I have a question for you. Do you need both AUX IN and USB sockets? Or would you be contented with having just one or the other?

I ask because the USB adapter cable I linked to earlier, may...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-11-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By johnf
Yeah, in some areas and between areas. A European...

Yeah, in some areas and between areas. A European E36 323i only has one 02 sensor, total, as in, one before the catalytic converter and none after.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-11-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By johnf
That depends on what you mean by "one". The 1998...

That depends on what you mean by "one". The 1998 ETK shows one pre-cat sensor and one post-cat sensor (rather than two and two).

If you fling something like bmw 1998 us e36 wiring diagrams at...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-10-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 450
Posted By johnf
You could replace your ashtrays with little cubby...

You could replace your ashtrays with little cubby trays, STORING PARTITION FRONT and STORING PARTITION REAR (http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=CB33&mospid=47498&btnr=51_3093&hg=51&fg=35)
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-09-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,167
Posted By johnf
Holes drilled and everything looks good. Back to...

Holes drilled and everything looks good. Back to the DIY.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-07-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By johnf
The light switch is always illuminated when the...

The light switch is always illuminated when the ignition is on so that you can find the light switch in the dark.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-07-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By johnf
Sure, although your fuel economy will suffer a...

Sure, although your fuel economy will suffer a bit and it will be harder to quietly chauffeur your passengers.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-06-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,167
Posted By johnf
I got diverted by a couple other projects, one of...

I got diverted by a couple other projects, one of which I will use to measure the temperature rise of my electronics and the USB charger adapter. I just have to drill some ventilation holes for the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-01-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By johnf
3.6 watts? :yikes: I hope you mean a tenth of...

3.6 watts? :yikes: I hope you mean a tenth of that: 0.36W. I see you do (http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=BE83&mospid=47481&btnr=61_0063&hg=61&fg=35&hl=40).
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-28-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By johnf
I hope you will be able to replace the bulb the...

I hope you will be able to replace the bulb the next time it goes out. My concern is that the extra wattage will melt the plastic light guide that surrounds the bulb.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-28-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By johnf
Isn't a 2721 a 1.2W bulb? That is more than three...

Isn't a 2721 a 1.2W bulb? That is more than three times the wattage of the original bulb (http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=BE73&mospid=47481&btnr=61_0063&hg=61&fg=35&hl=40) and will run...
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