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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-09-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
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Fuse not "afire". (Darn auto correct) ...

Fuse not "afire". (Darn auto correct)


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-09-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By RCorney
Really? Huh, thought it was afire going bad or...

Really? Huh, thought it was afire going bad or the master lock button shorting. Thanks for the tip.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-08-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By RCorney
Central locking all by itself

Weird thing happened tonight on the way home; my doors locked and unlocked while driving on its own on about every 10 seconds. Did Christie take over my car or is there a simple fuse to switch out?...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-21-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By RCorney
Slow oil leak

While replacing my heater valve this past week I noticed oil on the pass side of engine in the little nodules just below the OFHG. I thought I cleaned those all out after replacing the gasket many...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By RCorney
All codes start with a P. There may be other...

All codes start with a P. There may be other codes but I don't have the history. He took it to a non-Indy shop and they diagnosed it as cat replacement.

Thanks for posting the help. He's going...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By RCorney
DIY Alt replace- car does not start

Purchased a new OEM alternator- 150amp after "alternator fault" message was displayed. Prior to replacement, while driving, other components began to shut down such as LCD, Nav, Radio, odometer and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-14-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 149
Posted By RCorney
No more AM radio?

I installed the iPhone/iPod factory cable recently and it works great. Followed the simple instructions linked to the wiki (thanks!)
However, now when I turn my radio on I get a message on the LCD...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-14-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By RCorney
Yep, o-ring was the culprit. At first I thought...

Yep, o-ring was the culprit. At first I thought it was the lower radiator hose. I bought a new one from Max at OEM Bimmerparts and that guy is so great; he threw in the green o-ring for me. I did...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-14-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By RCorney
New heater valve installed... heater works! ...

New heater valve installed... heater works! Straightforward repair; bled system for a long time. Topped off coolant in the morning again.
Thanks Max at OEM Bimmerparts and thanks to folks here who...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-28-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By RCorney
Heater blows hot air

Thanks that's a great test. I'll try that out!


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-28-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By RCorney
Heater blows hot air

Vacuumed the grill with no real noticeable change. Still same symptoms.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-24-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By RCorney
Heater blows hot air

Thanks! Yes, mild temps in salinas to be sure and yes I normally keep thermostat at about 66. I'll try the vacuum method first as I've done a while back ( and cause it's the no cost method).

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-23-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By RCorney
Heater blows hot air

I know this is kind of an odd issue to have in the winter but my heater blows hot air almost no matter what the temp is outside. If I roll the wheel on the dash up to three dots cold I can get cool...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-06-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By RCorney
Power Locks failing

Yes, but I'm wondering if it's more mechanical and not electrical.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-06-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By RCorney
Topping off coolant

I bled the system when replacing the reservoir tank over a year ago.

I think this is my culprit. Photo is passenger side at front of engine. Looks like the radiator hose. Little trail of fluid is...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-06-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By RCorney
Topping off coolant

Okay so last night while filling her up I decided to check coolant and low and behold the stick was at the bottom of the res.
I remembered back to my parking spot at work moments before whet I saw...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-06-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By RCorney
Power Locks failing

I've searched and it looks like this could be related to the module (GM5) or the mechanism. I appreciate any thoughts as to the problem with the symptoms described below:

-key fob Locking works...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-27-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By RCorney
CEL, with low power, codes

My friend's 2004 540i with 185k recently had a CEL come on with the message stating "Reduce Power" after a rough idle and low accelleration/ power. He took it into a local shop (not BMW specific)...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-26-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By RCorney
Topping off coolant

Thanks FB. I changed out reservoir, t-stat and hoses a little more than a year ago and have had no issues since. Bled the system completely.

115k miles on it.

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-26-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,431
Posted By RCorney
e46 Performance!

Be content with the move from a snail of a car (seriously? A Saturn wagon? Must've been a gift) to a sports sedan.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-26-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By RCorney
Topping off coolant

Recently I got a low coolant light and promptly topped up with antifreeze in my trunk purchased for such occasion at the dealer (blue liquid). Last night I read the bottle and realized it is full...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-23-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By RCorney
Race stickers?

I live nearby Laguna Seca and travel home via Highway 68. Over the last week I've seen numerous BMWs traveling west with race stickers on windshields. Who can tell me what event is going on around...
Forum: General BMW 08-15-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,413
Posted By RCorney
BMW drivers are jerks...according to studies

Maybe, but check out all the comments on the yahoo page with all the defensive comments made by Prius owners.

On a side note, this weekend is Concours around my town and while the streets are...
Forum: General BMW 08-15-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,413
Posted By RCorney
+1 Thumper and JimD I actually signed on...

+1 Thumper and JimD
I actually signed on because I heard this story on the radio and wanted to post something since I was driving in my BLUE E46 (and my age matches too) politely allowing a slower...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-25-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By RCorney
brake and rotor remove/ replace

Thanks! Yes, after install, I did not touch the brakes, just tapped a few times after reaching 60mph and then did the prescribed 60-10 bedding-in 6 or 7 times. Then cruised another few miles.
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