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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-05-2016, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By daven
Why disconnect it in the first place? With the...

Why disconnect it in the first place? With the battery disconnected, the seat don't move. Just.........

DON'T PUT THE KEY IN THE IGNITION.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-05-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 708
Posted By daven
Spot on SWAG. Its aftermarket. What does it do?...

Spot on SWAG. Its aftermarket. What does it do? The only one that knows that without tracing the wires is the person who installed it. Does anything happen when you turn it on? There are OEM...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-05-2016, 07:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 708
Posted By daven
A picture would be real nice. But a SWAG would...

A picture would be real nice. But a SWAG would be an aftermarket addition, I can't think of any switches for anything that are toggles from the factory.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-03-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,644
Posted By daven
If it does what it says it does, it should work. ...

If it does what it says it does, it should work. If not they take returns and you're only out shipping it back.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-03-2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,644
Posted By daven
You need a scan tool that is specifically for SRS...

You need a scan tool that is specifically for SRS systems. Engine and other scan tools do not communicate with the SRS system. There are full function software scan programs that cover all of the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-03-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,644
Posted By daven
The first line of instruction for any work that...

The first line of instruction for any work that involves disconnecting or removing the seats should be.

1. Place ignition key in sock drawer. Do not remove under any circumstances until the seat...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-03-2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,644
Posted By daven
You need to buy, beg, borrow or steal a scanner...

You need to buy, beg, borrow or steal a scanner that can access the SRS system. There are now several options available, search around the forum and the web for recommendations that will work with...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-05-2016, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,049
Posted By daven
I doubt that is HER problem or solution.

I doubt that is HER problem or solution.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-18-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 681
Posted By daven
I don't think the electric fan cycles on/off at...

I don't think the electric fan cycles on/off at normal operating temp unless the A/C is on, but I don 't know. Hopefully someone else will be able to answer better.

On the cooling...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-02-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 681
Posted By daven
Topbird, your car is underheating - you have a...

Topbird, your car is underheating - you have a stuck thermostat, but somebody already told you that.

Utestir, that gauge that you are looking at it is buffered. It is designed to point center...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-10-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By daven
The controller on 1999 Z3 is notorious for this...

The controller on 1999 Z3 is notorious for this failure. Here's my take and solution.

http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1102605-ABS-ASC-Lights-On-DIY-sort-of&highlight=diy+asc%2Fabs
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-06-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 928
Posted By daven
Drifting is a guaranteed way to actually watch...

Drifting is a guaranteed way to actually watch your money turn into smoke as you try to drive your car sideways. And here I was upset that my lowered suspension was eating my tires. To each their...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-05-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 928
Posted By daven
Get an M. Now you can die fulfilled.

Get an M. Now you can die fulfilled.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-16-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By daven
I've got the 2 small o-rings. I'm not looking to...

I've got the 2 small o-rings. I'm not looking to replace them. As I posted, I haven't replaced my originals in 16 years. And as I just changed my oil and filter last week, I can accurately state...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-15-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By daven
I for one have never seen the shaft o-rings...

I for one have never seen the shaft o-rings packed with a filter. Only the cover o-ring and a crush washer. Realoem lists them as separate parts -...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-29-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By daven
Although it is a parts bin car, there is nothing...

Although it is a parts bin car, there is nothing universal about the Z3............

and that's a great thing.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-21-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By daven
Those prices were for full assemblies. I don't...

Those prices were for full assemblies. I don't think they sell inserts. Autobarn is my usual vendor for wiper blades.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-20-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By daven
What do you have against blade assemblies? I...

What do you have against blade assemblies? I order Bosch MicroEdge's on line for ~$6 a blade or the newer DirectConnects for ~$5.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-10-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By daven
No then its on. To disengage the ASC, push the...

No then its on. To disengage the ASC, push the ASC button and the light will come on. Its a reminder, that the system is inactive. Push it again, light goes out and system has been reactivated. It...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-29-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,285
Posted By daven
I'm in this camp. Even tried the recline mod for...

I'm in this camp. Even tried the recline mod for one drive and out it came. :dunno:
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-20-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 766
Posted By daven
My Behr replacement thermostat lasted <2 years. ...

My Behr replacement thermostat lasted <2 years. I agree with Blacklane, your thermostat is stuck open.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-15-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,033
Posted By daven
Even across the pond, righty tighty; lefty loosey...

Even across the pond, righty tighty; lefty loosey rules.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-09-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By daven
Sounds like you didn't put the 2 travellers, (the...

Sounds like you didn't put the 2 travellers, (the pieces you replaced the bushings in), back on evenly. So the seat is moving at a slight angle and some or all of the moving parts are binding. ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-08-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 386
Posted By daven
I don't know if this will help. Mine reset after...

I don't know if this will help. Mine reset after an overnight in the garage followed by a cold start and an idle for <3 minutes.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-21-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By daven
1. Have the code read. 2. Search seat...

1. Have the code read.

2. Search seat bushings
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