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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-25-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 417
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: 954
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: 417
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: 417
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: 1,104
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: 1,104
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: 417
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: 293
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: 1,104
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: 247
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: 247
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: 424
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: 1,104
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: 112
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: 196
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: 1,104
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: 180
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: 179
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: 179
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...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-28-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 112
Posted By johnf
No, that is not normal. On smooth road, the...

No, that is not normal. On smooth road, the cruise control should hold steady to whatever number of kilometers per hour you set it to. Mine is so precise it flushed out an error in the OBC's speed...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-28-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By johnf
What are the diameters of your lighter plugs? ...

What are the diameters of your lighter plugs?

I have a new, unused socket in front of me with a 21 mm inner diameter with two spring fingers that squeeze-in to roughly 18 mm. It was pretty...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-28-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 424
Posted By johnf
Excellent. That should be constant, 12V...

Excellent.

That should be constant, 12V power from fuse 33 going to the trunk light or CD changer. To speed possible, future troubleshooting, you might confirm that pulling F33 kills your rear...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-27-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,104
Posted By johnf
Yeah, you probably need a USB car charger. I am...

Yeah, you probably need a USB car charger. I am presently working on the DIY for the project. I just finished some suggestions about finding a charger that will give you a fast charging rate, and am...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-25-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By johnf
There is a two-pin stop light switch and a...

There is a two-pin stop light switch and a four-pin, but the plug for one won't fit the other.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-24-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,104
Posted By johnf
It wasn't so complicated, although I probably...

It wasn't so complicated, although I probably should do something about the little projects that have accumulated in the center console:

http://www.unofficialbmw.com/john/misc/cable_mismgt.jpg
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