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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-20-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,200
Posted By sdb48
Yes, there is definitely a process to putting...

Yes, there is definitely a process to putting these tops down, and you're correct about the folding, esp plastic window.
I've heard about those straps and that it's anywhere from $800 and up to...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-19-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,200
Posted By sdb48
Yes, all fixed. I had been pressing the wrong...

Yes, all fixed.
I had been pressing the wrong way on the passenger side release latch (it needs to be pressed towards the rear of the car) and I eventually had to get get it replaced, spring/coil...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-18-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,740
Posted By sdb48
Right? And I suppose I'd have to buy a new...

Right? And I suppose I'd have to buy a new ashtray if that bulb burns out LOL
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-18-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,740
Posted By sdb48
Good point on getting the bulb online. Especially...

Good point on getting the bulb online. Especially after just getting this email from the dealer.

"Sorry there is no single bulb for that head light switch, you'd have to get the switch" - really?...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-18-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,740
Posted By sdb48
Sorry, that was DC Wright that mentioned the heat...

Sorry, that was DC Wright that mentioned the heat in a similar thread.
So the dealer writes back after i ask the price on a 0.36w bulb for this switch and
says "a 35w headlight bulb is $278" doh?...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-18-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,740
Posted By sdb48
I have blown three 2721 bulbs so far from 2...

I have blown three 2721 bulbs so far from 2 places. As Ze German mentioned in this post or another,the bulb with higher wattage is getting too hot in it's small space and blowing immediately,...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-18-2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,740
Posted By sdb48
It's strange that the 2721 bulb does work for...

It's strange that the 2721 bulb does work for some people, but definitely isn't working for me.
I went to four places today and no one has the right wattage bulb.
I emailed Peter Pan BMW up here...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-17-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,953
Posted By sdb48
Right. Going to go search for the .36w. If all...

Right. Going to go search for the .36w. If all else fails, I can always order a set online, etc.
Thanks guys!!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-17-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,953
Posted By sdb48
Indeed, the wrong bulb. Strange that no one else...

Indeed, the wrong bulb. Strange that no one else is experiencing this issue of bulbs blowing after they replace with 2721, but I'm convinced it's not working for me ;)
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-17-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,740
Posted By sdb48
I'm going to check out Pep Boys. I called and...

I'm going to check out Pep Boys. I called and they couldn't find the specific wattage. Said to come in and look at all the packages...lol
Did Advance find that 0.36w bulb when you asked for the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-17-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,740
Posted By sdb48
Ahhhh, my apologies for not reading the entire...

Ahhhh, my apologies for not reading the entire thread. I googled this topic (light switch bulb) and ended up in this thread, and after seeing the pics I figured it was the same issue. ADHD strikes...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-16-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,740
Posted By sdb48
Yeah, seems those are one piece like the cluster...

Yeah, seems those are one piece like the cluster lights. Was hoping to steal one of the ash tray lights, but no such luck. I got the bulbs at Kragen Auto.
Hope you get yours lit up. Not sure what's...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-16-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,740
Posted By sdb48
The more posts I find on this topic the more I...

The more posts I find on this topic the more I find a lot of owners didn't know this lit up either.
Yes it's one little bulb that lights the while area (Sylvania #2721) Not sure how we got on the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-16-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,740
Posted By sdb48
I have a '99 323ic and tried to fix my headlight...

I have a '99 323ic and tried to fix my headlight switch. I tried 3 #2721 bulbs (recommended) and they all blew as soon as I put the key in the ignition. All my fuses are good. Any ideas?
I removed...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-16-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,953
Posted By sdb48
Hi, I have a 99 323ic. I removed the switch and...

Hi, I have a 99 323ic. I removed the switch and replaced the bulb 3 times because the bulbs kept blowing as soon as I reconnected the assembly and turned the ignition on.
All my fuses are good. Any...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-09-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 144,444
Posted By sdb48
Yes, M52. According to DC's chart: Castrol...

Yes, M52.
According to DC's chart:
Castrol Syntec European Formula SAE 0W-30
Mobil 1 SAE 0W-40
Pennzoil Platinum European Formula Ultra SAE 5W-30
Valvoline SynPower SAE 5W-30

The chart in...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-09-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 144,444
Posted By sdb48
So.... for us Nor Cal/Bay area folks, 5W30 and a...

So.... for us Nor Cal/Bay area folks, 5W30 and a change every 5,000mi should be good?
Sounds like Castro or Mobil1 synthetic are winners.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-24-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 718
Posted By sdb48
Thanks DC! Looks like they have a few, and I...

Thanks DC!
Looks like they have a few, and I can call on Monday to verify the same terminal connections.
Saw a set on eBay, but they look pretty crusty.
...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-24-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 718
Posted By sdb48
So, after some troubleshooting, the lower...

So, after some troubleshooting, the lower frequency horn is shot. I took the connector off and put it on the horn that works and indeed it works. There seems to be a proprietary electric connection...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-08-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 718
Posted By sdb48
Looks like the previous owner replaced the of...

Looks like the previous owner replaced the of steering wheel for a 3 spoke M3 wheel
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-03-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 718
Posted By sdb48
Like we used to do to a starter way back... :) ...

Like we used to do to a starter way back... :)
Well, it's Saturday and time to dig into this.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-02-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 718
Posted By sdb48
Interesting. Well, the fuse has blown twice and...

Interesting. Well, the fuse has blown twice and the horn doesn't sound very manly so maybe only one is working. I keep reading about having to remove the front bumper to get to the horns, is this...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-02-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 718
Posted By sdb48
Horn/Fuse issue

I noticed my horn stopped working recently. I checked the fuse box and sure enough the old 15A fuse was fried. I replaced the fuse and within 2 weeks it's fried again. I am assuming it takes the 15A...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-09-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,418
Posted By sdb48
Sounds like this is going to be the best way to...

Sounds like this is going to be the best way to cure this. So, my T stat has no hole or arrow on it anywhere, which is surprising because it came as part of a kit with the water pump, hoses,...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-06-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,418
Posted By sdb48
Still having issues with this. The car puts out...

Still having issues with this. The car puts out great heat at 90 degrees when idle, and even while driving sometimes, but there are still plenty of times while driving when the heat is barely warm. I...
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