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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-13-2010, 01:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,136
Posted By sierrakilo99
Don't get me wrong, the cp9180 is a good tool, I...

Don't get me wrong, the cp9180 is a good tool, I use it all the time. If you have cars other than your BMW to take care of, and for 50% off, its a great deal and useful tool in your garage. It just...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-13-2010, 07:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 639
Posted By sierrakilo99
Yes, check the humidity in your area... its...

Yes, check the humidity in your area... its probably in the 80-90% range when you get up to leave for work in the am.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-13-2010, 06:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,136
Posted By sierrakilo99
I purchased the cp9180 tool a couple of years ago...

I purchased the cp9180 tool a couple of years ago when i was seeing the SES light coming on every couple of days after I purchased my 2001 325Ci. It was very helpful in troubleshooting the problems...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-03-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,320
Posted By sierrakilo99
What is/are the code(s) when its read from the...

What is/are the code(s) when its read from the OBDII port?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-03-2010, 07:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By sierrakilo99
Yes, I am capable of performing almost any repair...

Yes, I am capable of performing almost any repair to this car, my only fault is that I do not own the computer diagnostics equipment needed to troubleshoot and re-code the BWM-specific computer...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-02-2010, 06:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By sierrakilo99
DSC and BRAKE lamps lit after 'thump'

I was driving my 2001 325Ci down the interstate this week when I felt a 'thump' from the right front wheel and the steering wheel slightly jerked to the right. It felt like I had hit a small...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-02-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,264
Posted By sierrakilo99
Most people don't realize that just changing the...

Most people don't realize that just changing the lines from the 'old' rubber (which is stressed over time) to stainless is one of THE best things you can do to firm up your brake pedal feel, and its...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-02-2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,264
Posted By sierrakilo99
Check out Northern Tool... they have one for less...

Check out Northern Tool... they have one for less that's easy to use.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-30-2009, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 491
Posted By sierrakilo99
I know this is an old thread, but I'm surprized...

I know this is an old thread, but I'm surprized that no one has/had posted a possible solution for you...

Anyway, I had a similar problem with mine, and I found that the battery terminals were...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-16-2009, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 939
Posted By sierrakilo99
I have the skills to do this repair myself. If I...

I have the skills to do this repair myself. If I had known it was the slipring that was faulty AND I had the time to do it, I would have done it, but I travel a lot lately so...

I think I've...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-13-2009, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 939
Posted By sierrakilo99
At first this would sound like I got 'lucky'...

At first this would sound like I got 'lucky' because it wasn't the expensive airbag to replace... the original repair estimate was $900, which I paid up front to order the airbag. Now the repair is...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-13-2009, 04:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 939
Posted By sierrakilo99
Airbag Light

If you have seen me posting, you know I have had an airbag warning lamp lit for some time now. It was originally troubleshot to be a faulty airbag by a 'new to me' independent shop. They quoted me...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-03-2009, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,147
Posted By sierrakilo99
The Bentley DOES have good info about the airbag...

The Bentley DOES have good info about the airbag system. If you don't already have one, I'd buy it anyway, regardless if you use it for this repair. Its already saved me hundreds for various.

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-03-2009, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By sierrakilo99
I too have unfortunately had this airbag light on...

I too have unfortunately had this airbag light on for a couple of months now. Had it checked by my Indy-BMW guy, but he couldn't tell me what was wrong. Took it to another shop with better software...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-01-2009, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,633
Posted By sierrakilo99
I had the same problem with both the windshield...

I had the same problem with both the windshield pilars... I replaced the entire plastic pieces with new OEM pilars for less than $80, doing the work myself. I think the side pilars are about the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-27-2009, 05:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,802
Posted By sierrakilo99
You'll need the large Torx bit to relieve the...

You'll need the large Torx bit to relieve the tensioner on the serpentine belt. Do yourself a favor and buy a set of Torx bits you'll need them to do most anything under the hood of these cars.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-27-2009, 05:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 774
Posted By sierrakilo99
Mostly expensive things like sensors and tires LOL

Mostly expensive things like sensors and tires LOL
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-27-2009, 05:06 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 14,580
Posted By sierrakilo99
I have three jobs: Full-time: flight simulation...

I have three jobs:
Full-time: flight simulation engineer
Part-time A&P mechanic on weekends
Part-time Driving Instructor AKA: Father of two teenagers approaching driving age...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-27-2009, 04:54 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 64,262
Posted By sierrakilo99
This is good info. Should probably add this to...

This is good info. Should probably add this to the list of parts to replace (the o-ring) when doing the coolant system overhaul later in the car's life.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-27-2009, 04:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,384
Posted By sierrakilo99
Two things come to mind on your 'park lamp...

Two things come to mind on your 'park lamp problem':

First, if I recall correctly, the 'park light' that you're referring to is actually the Euro-model 'rear fog lamp'... its in the trunk lid and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-26-2009, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,384
Posted By sierrakilo99
Fixed (RTFM)

Normally I wouldn't reply to my own post, but I've figured out what was wrong, and as the title to the thread says, its stupid.

I finally resorted to RTFM troubleshooting... which for those of you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-26-2009, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,384
Posted By sierrakilo99
Stupid Tail/Brake Lamp Out Warning Question

I have been troubleshooting a 2001 325CI with a tail/brake lamp problem that's killing me...

My dash cluster is showing failures for both L/R side tail/brake lamps. I've checked all the bulbs,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-03-2009, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By sierrakilo99
You need to get someone to read the codes with an...

You need to get someone to read the codes with an OBDII reader to get any further.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-02-2009, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,196
Posted By sierrakilo99
Thanks for the info... not what I wanted to hear,...

Thanks for the info... not what I wanted to hear, but then again it is what I expected. So is the airbag system completely inop now that the light is on?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-02-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,196
Posted By sierrakilo99
Troubleshooting Airbag Warning Light E46

Ok, I've got an Airbag Warning light lit on my dash and I've been trying to troubleshoot for a while. Bentley manual says I can't check this system out, has to be done at a dealer. I have an OBDII...
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