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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-25-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By hexy27
Clips all the way around on the sedan....no...

Clips all the way around on the sedan....no screws at all.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-18-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By hexy27
Driver's side rear wheel speed sensor is the most...

Driver's side rear wheel speed sensor is the most likely culprit. When that sensor goes bad it not only causes the warning light trifecta you have, but also results in a non-functioning speedometer.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-14-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 172
Posted By hexy27
If you have the key, why can't you insert and...

If you have the key, why can't you insert and turn it? The key operates a mechanical mechanism that opens the latch so there is no need for electricity for that to function.

Am I missing...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-07-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 269
Posted By hexy27
Did you properly bleed the system to get all the...

Did you properly bleed the system to get all the air out? Procedure is in the WIKI

One thread per topic is sufficient........
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-17-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By hexy27
Check your owners manual since I know the...

Check your owners manual since I know the instructions are there.....manuals are available in the WIKI....I don't have it on my 2002 so I am not sure off the top of my head. I do know the TPMS on...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-17-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By hexy27
Well, so much for that idea, but it was worth a...

Well, so much for that idea, but it was worth a shot. I don't see your pad wear sensor illuminated though, but rather the TPMS light. Checking your tire pressure and recalibrating it should fix...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-17-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By hexy27
I *believe* the plug ends are the same on both so...

I *believe* the plug ends are the same on both so did you possibly just cross them and plug them into the wrong sockets? Have you tried to swap the two plugs to see if that was the case?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-05-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By hexy27
I believe the chip in the new key has to be coded...

I believe the chip in the new key has to be coded to the car's computer in order for the signals to match and allow it to start. I may be wrong, but I think it will require a trip to a dealer or an...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-05-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By hexy27
That small hose is for fuel pressure regulation...

That small hose is for fuel pressure regulation and runs to the small nipple on the fuel filter.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-31-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By hexy27
No....as stated earlier by others....two separate...

No....as stated earlier by others....two separate issues.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-28-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By hexy27
When I had the 5DF5 fault it turned out to be the...

When I had the 5DF5 fault it turned out to be the ABS Control Unit, which really sucked. I think the part was close to $800 and after install it has to be coded to the car's computer by the dealer...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-17-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 314
Posted By hexy27
Dude...clean the track and lube it....it will...

Dude...clean the track and lube it....it will solve your issue.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-17-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 314
Posted By hexy27
Mine used to behave in the same manner....clean...

Mine used to behave in the same manner....clean the tracks and lube them with something like lithium grease or silicone spray and that should take care of it. I have not had the issue since I took...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-16-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 925
Posted By hexy27
You responded to a thread that has been dead for...

You responded to a thread that has been dead for over three years........but the original advice still holds.....check all the pulleys (tensioner, idler, water pump, alternator, power...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-09-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 330
Posted By hexy27
Just did this job on Saturday to fix a coolant...

Just did this job on Saturday to fix a coolant leak for a friend.......use a small hook tool to grab the remnants of the thermostat (grabs it from from the inside so you can pull up) and the rest of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-08-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By hexy27
Start by cleaning the Idle Control...

Start by cleaning the Idle Control Valve......that is a free place to start and requires only a little labor to access.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-08-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By hexy27
My suggestion is an OEM tank.....OR.....the...

My suggestion is an OEM tank.....OR.....the o-rings that are in the bottom of the tank can be removed so you may be able to go to Home Depot/Lowe's and try to find a couple that are a bit thicker...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-08-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By hexy27
Just this weekend I changed the expansion take on...

Just this weekend I changed the expansion take on a friend's X3 (same engine and cooling system as our E46) because she had a persistent coolant leak. I cleaned up the mess and finally tracked the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-06-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 842
Posted By hexy27
[QUOTE=smolck;8058519] dogs and cats living...

[QUOTE=smolck;8058519] dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria!

Awesome line from Ghostbusters......the scene when they were meeting with the mayor.

At least this thread is calmer than...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-30-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 570
Posted By hexy27
oembimmerparts.com sells the valve and the...

oembimmerparts.com sells the valve and the complete hose/gasket kit. Spend the few extra bucks and buy the OEM parts as opposed to aftermarket brand. Cold climate version is useless so the standard...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-29-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 417
Posted By hexy27
If you take the wheel off and reposition it on...

If you take the wheel off and reposition it on the shaft so that the wheel looks straight, all you are doing is repositioning the wheel. The shaft is not actually changing position and is in the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-29-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 417
Posted By hexy27
Steering angle sensor is on the shaft, not in the...

Steering angle sensor is on the shaft, not in the steering wheel itself so it should not matter.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-19-2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,025
Posted By hexy27
Gift sent.....thanks to both of you for all your...

Gift sent.....thanks to both of you for all your contributions to my E46 knowledge and Merry Christmas!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-11-2013, 04:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By hexy27
Check the vapor barriers behind the door panels. ...

Check the vapor barriers behind the door panels. Over time the seal can lose contact with the door, especially if the door has previously been taken apart for service, such as replacing a window...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-10-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By hexy27
This may not work, but it cannot hurt......try...

This may not work, but it cannot hurt......try shorting the positive and negative cables together. Disconnect both the positive and negative wires from the battery terminals and let it sit for about...
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