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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-10-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 991
Posted By jcutrell
Try all of the steps mentioned above but also put...

Try all of the steps mentioned above but also put your foot on the brake and hold the brake down when you are moving the gearshift right and left
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-10-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 991
Posted By jcutrell
turn the ignition on but don't continue to hold...

turn the ignition on but don't continue to hold as though you were trying to start it. Then try to move the gearshift handle right and left until you see it change to "N" Then try to start it.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-10-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 991
Posted By jcutrell
It sounds to me that you must have left the...

It sounds to me that you must have left the transmission in 1st when you shut down the engine. It will only start in neutral ("N"). I would suggest that you turn on
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-23-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By jcutrell
I have an 03 Z4 2.5 with SMG ... 85,000 miles. No...

I have an 03 Z4 2.5 with SMG ... 85,000 miles. No problems.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-13-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By jcutrell
2003 Z4 can't play MP3 and doesn't have aux...

2003 Z4 can't play MP3 and doesn't have aux input. You will need to replace the head unit. I bought a head unit on eBay from a BMW X3. It was an exact fit.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-12-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By jcutrell
There is no cruise light on a Z4.

There is no cruise light on a Z4.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-10-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 602
Posted By jcutrell
Are they run flat tires?

Are they run flat tires?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-22-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,894
Posted By jcutrell
Many battery tenders come (or as an optional...

Many battery tenders come (or as an optional attachment) with a connection to the cigarette lighter. Since the Z4 lighter is always on, that is a good option (and is the one I use).
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-11-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,202
Posted By jcutrell
I have a 2003 2.5i with SMG transmission. I love...

I have a 2003 2.5i with SMG transmission. I love it! I have never driven a 3.0i and I am sure I would love it too. The point is, just find a Z4 that you like and you will quickly fall in love.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-21-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By jcutrell
I purchased a headunit from a wrecked 2006 BMW X3...

I purchased a headunit from a wrecked 2006 BMW X3 (they are the same headunit) on eBay for my 2003 Z4. I think I paid $200. It plays MP3 and also has aux in. It was a relatively easy swap. The only...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-04-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,148
Posted By jcutrell
Double check the pin outs on the aux cable going...

Double check the pin outs on the aux cable going into the head unit. When I first did this, the sound was as you have described. It turned out that I made a pin out mistake. Fixed that and the sound...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-17-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,423
Posted By jcutrell
No suggestions for you but I will be following...

No suggestions for you but I will be following this thread with interest. I have a 2003 2.5 SMG with about 80,000 mi. No issues yet.

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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-16-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,425
Posted By jcutrell
Changing Battery

You shouldn't have problems with a Z4. You may lose your radio pre-sets but that's about all.


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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-07-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,318
Posted By jcutrell
Should we split the Z3 and Z4 into two forums? Feedback wanted

I vote to separate them.


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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-23-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,064
Posted By jcutrell
Sloshing sound of water in z-4 body

Water can collect in the rocker panels. The drains are at the jacking points. Sometimes they will get plugged. Mine do and it is frustrating. However, it is easy to drain. Just grasp the plastic...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-11-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,276
Posted By jcutrell
My convertible will not go down!

The compartment floor probably just need lowered by turning the two big black knobs. You will see them if you look for them when you open the trunk. You may have never noticed them before. The top...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-02-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 954
Posted By jcutrell
If by "weathered" you mean cloudy or foggy, you...

If by "weathered" you mean cloudy or foggy, you might consider a repair or restoration rather than replacement. Lots of threads on here and other forums on this topic. Do a search. 3-M makes a kit...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-09-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 20,141
Posted By jcutrell
I just used a small grinder to remove some of the...

I just used a small grinder to remove some of the plastic from inside of the cover plate (where it wouldn't be seen). It worked fine.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-29-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1
Z4 Roadster (E85) Radio problems
Views: 925
Posted By jcutrell
You can sometimes find used head units on eBay....

You can sometimes find used head units on eBay. The BMW X3 uses the same unit (although check on model years for compatibility). This would also be an opportunity to move up to a newer model that...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-23-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,017
Posted By jcutrell
By powering off, do you mean you are pressing...

By powering off, do you mean you are pressing the volume control button to turn it off or are you turning the volume control button to the left to lower the volume?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-18-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,601
Posted By jcutrell
No, it will be easy for her to drive. The SMG has...

No, it will be easy for her to drive. The SMG has two modes; a manual mode where you shift through the six speeds one at at a time (sequentially, thus, the name) or in automatic mode (put it in D-1...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-26-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,050
Posted By jcutrell
I hope this solves the problem. Let us know.

I hope this solves the problem. Let us know.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-25-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,050
Posted By jcutrell
I have a 2003 Z4 Roadster 2.5i. My Garmin GPS...

I have a 2003 Z4 Roadster 2.5i. My Garmin GPS works fine. Just a thought ... My '03 does not have Bluetooth. I think the '06 does. I know the Garmin has Bluetooth. Could there be some kind of...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-29-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,246
Posted By jcutrell
I agree that the 2003 Z4 2.5 with sport came with...

I agree that the 2003 Z4 2.5 with sport came with 225/45 x 17 all around. I have the same car. For what it's worth, I am age 61. I ditched the rft and bought Goodyear Eagle GT. You won't believe...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-16-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,778
Posted By jcutrell
As I think on this, I tend to imagine that the...

As I think on this, I tend to imagine that the "actuator" may be nothing more than a simple solenoid and that it is no longer moving as far as it needs to or that the "piece" it connects to isn't...
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