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Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-26-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,438
Posted By ZZZING

Nice to have a pdf version
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-17-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 383
Posted By ZZZING
Part Number 51-14-8-410-661 and 51-14-8-410-662

Left and right. This is the clear hockey stick shaped piece that protects the paint inside the hood area near the doors. I had this replaced way back under warranty.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-14-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 642
Posted By ZZZING
Yeah Weathershield definitely thinner

Weathershield is more water resistant and dries faster as well, but I found that the tropical sun really took a toll on it, the sunbrella is holding up well so far, aside from the velcro fasteners...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-13-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 642
Posted By ZZZING
For extreme sunshine

Take a look at the Sunbrella fabric option, it is a little bulkier, but will hold up longer in extreme UV conditions. I went through 3 weathershield covers (and original tyvek cover), now using the...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-02-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By ZZZING
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-25-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By ZZZING
Remover wipers, then the clips

Not too difficult once you get the wipers off. I used a big channel lock and rocked them back and forth a bit then they pulled off. Make sure to check/mark orientation of the wipers.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-06-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 576
Posted By ZZZING
Diff oil

If you don't know when it was last changed, go ahead and change it now. Then change at 30,000 mile intervals
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-05-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By ZZZING
Elephant nose is in the front

It is under the cowling below the windshield wipers
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-29-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 615
Posted By ZZZING
Early Z3 models did not have the clutch switch

After a certain point, BMW added the clutch switch, requiring the clutch to be depressed to start the car
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-21-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 839
Posted By ZZZING
Pics black and tan

Excuse the dirty floor mats, it has been raining here off and on for the past few months.
also missing my airbag decal from passenger door...
The steering wheel, main vents, visors, and glovebox...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-20-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 839
Posted By ZZZING
It will look good

I had the tan tan tan interior, got tired of it after a couple of years. Had the canvas top changed under warranty from tan to black, then I got new black leather (smooth) door panels, changed the...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-11-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,753
Posted By ZZZING
Most common causes are the switch behind the...

Most common causes are the switch behind the radio or the hood switch on the driver's side near the radiator. Unhook the connection on either to test if you still get the 3 chirps.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-08-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,712
Posted By ZZZING
I've had my car 14 years now, replaced the...

I've had my car 14 years now, replaced the grommet twice in that timespan.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-26-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,144
Posted By ZZZING
AC switch only lights up when in use

Negative, no light on the AC switch unless it is engaged
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-15-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By ZZZING
Minimum Inspection II

Here is a link for some items to check


Also I would check the entire cooling system, plastic parts, belts etc.

Hope this...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-19-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 261
Posted By ZZZING
Sunny and surf is up!

Something to brighten up all you cold weather folks

About 80 degrees today...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-10-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,565
Posted By ZZZING

Go and get the blue anti-freeze from the dealer, most will agree that is the best choice.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-08-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,638
Posted By ZZZING
Looks like an add-on kit to me

Factory wood trim would never chip like that, it looks like it is coated with about 10 layers of protection, very shiny and hard
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-08-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By ZZZING
Huh?? the latches have no power ever, not sure...

Huh?? the latches have no power ever, not sure what you mean. Did you turn the T on the hydraulic pump in the trunk to allow manual closure? See owner's manual.

Just lift top manually and latch as...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-08-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 847
Posted By ZZZING
Been there done that

Yeah, I have had the glovebox out twice and the dealer had it out 2 or three times as well when it was in warranty (alarm issues). I know the plastic tabs are brittle and some of the fastening points...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-06-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 847
Posted By ZZZING
Thanks Much!

I was dreading taking out the glove box and getting to the end of the cable to fix the sticky blend door issue. I tried your work around and it definitely worked in my case, saves me from contorting...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-10-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By ZZZING
Replace the window

New window (BMW replacement) comes with new rubber, etc. Can be a pain to install, YMMV
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-10-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By ZZZING
You can peel the tape around the windshield with...

You can peel the tape around the windshield with a heat gun and some elbow grease, should be clearcoated and painted underneath, seems like you don't care for the look...:dunno:
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-03-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By ZZZING
My cruise became intermittent twice due to bad brake switches

Definitely suspect the brake switch if cruise is failing, not an expensive part and relatively easy to change out.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-20-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By ZZZING
Any other lights come on?

I had similar symptoms but my DSC and Service Engine soon light were both lit, maybe one other (long time ago). The engine would go into limp mode -- reduced rpm etc. Mine turned out to be a...
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