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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-21-2017, 05:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By G. P. Burdell
If you can see the piece of rubber through the...

If you can see the piece of rubber through the clear cover, you can unclip the cover and get it out of there. Be sure to examine the piece of rubber after you remove it; it could be a part of the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-03-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By G. P. Burdell
The camera's color balance can make a red car...

The camera's color balance can make a red car look orange. An Electric Red car does appear slightly orange when parked next to a car with a deeper shade of red, such as Imola Red.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-09-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By G. P. Burdell
Aim them according to these instructions: ...

Aim them according to these instructions:

http://www.danielsternlighting.com/tech/aim/aim.html
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-08-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By G. P. Burdell
Before you install the new fog light, consider...

Before you install the new fog light, consider adding a piece of protective clear film to both fog light lenses. The flat surface of the M-Technic fog light lenses accepts the thicker 40-mil film...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-30-2016, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By G. P. Burdell
In my car, it's not a dome light; it's the...

In my car, it's not a dome light; it's the housing for the motion sensor that's part of the optional BMW alarm system. The sensor clips into the housing, but otherwise, it's an empty plastic tray...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-22-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By G. P. Burdell
Same here. The last Original BMW sensor I bought...

Same here. The last Original BMW sensor I bought had a larger head than the one I removed, but it fit and functions without issues.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-19-2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By G. P. Burdell
This.

This.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-12-2016, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 16,378
Posted By G. P. Burdell
My last set of pulleys began to squeal after only...

My last set of pulleys began to squeal after only about 35,000 miles, so it's not a surprise. Pulleys and belts are easy and inexpensive to replace, as JKRIT said. Consider upgrading to the hydraulic...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-12-2016, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 463
Posted By G. P. Burdell
Does your car have the LF-20 or the LF-30 pump? ...

Does your car have the LF-20 or the LF-30 pump? If you have the LF-20, you could see a mild reduction in steering effort by installing the LF-30 pump, but it might not be enough to overcome a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-11-2016, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 463
Posted By G. P. Burdell
The LF-20 and LF-30 produce pressures of 110 and...

The LF-20 and LF-30 produce pressures of 110 and 120 bar, respectively. It's difficult to quantify the impact that 10 bar (about 150 psi) of pressure will make when switching from a new LF-20 to a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-11-2016, 06:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 463
Posted By G. P. Burdell
What is a "performance power steering pump?" I'm...

What is a "performance power steering pump?" I'm not aware of any options beside the factory Luk LF-20 and LF-30 pumps. Search to learn more about the differences between the pumps, and how to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-07-2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By G. P. Burdell
Power steering feel is partly determined by your...

Power steering feel is partly determined by your car's tires (width of the tread and stickiness of the tire compound), but a worn power steering pump and old fluid are two possible culprits. Search...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-01-2016, 06:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 488
Posted By G. P. Burdell
Tell us how you spliced the wires. Did you...

Tell us how you spliced the wires. Did you solder them or crimp them together using a butt splice, then cover the splice with moisture-seal heat shrink?

Where did you buy the replacement sensor? ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-25-2016, 06:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By G. P. Burdell
Do you have automatic headlights? If your...

Do you have automatic headlights? If your headlight switch has a low beam symbol with an "A" in it at 10 o'clock, then you do. See if the running lights behave differently with the automatic setting...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-22-2016, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By G. P. Burdell
This.

This.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-22-2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By G. P. Burdell
As Jay said, it depends on the relationship you...

As Jay said, it depends on the relationship you have with the dealer. Your chances of success are higher if you've been a regular customer. If you're seriously interested in that CPO X5 on the lot,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-12-2016, 05:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By G. P. Burdell
The wires inside the housing tend to terminate at...

The wires inside the housing tend to terminate at the sockets molded into the housing, where the weather-sealed connectors from the body harness plug in. If you have a multimeter, you can confirm...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-01-2016, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By G. P. Burdell
The components in the photo are the air flow...

The components in the photo are the air flow sensor for the secondary air pump and (I think) an A/C refrigerant hose with its heat-reflective jacket. Smoke coming from that area, however, is usually...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-21-2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By G. P. Burdell
Make sure you didn't overlook these things when...

Make sure you didn't overlook these things when you replaced the valve cover gasket.

--Clean the oil off of the old valve cover before reinstalling it. Some of that oil can seep out during...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-21-2016, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By G. P. Burdell
With the pump disconnected, it's likely that the...

With the pump disconnected, it's likely that the engine computer would record one or more codes for insufficient secondary air flow.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-20-2016, 06:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By G. P. Burdell
I'm assuming your car has a BMW alarm system. To...

I'm assuming your car has a BMW alarm system. To learn how to remove it, it's helpful to learn where the various components of the alarm system are located and how they are installed. Here's a good...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-18-2016, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By G. P. Burdell
If it's adjustable, has a blue finish and comes...

If it's adjustable, has a blue finish and comes with bushings that aren't made of black rubber, then it probably isn't stock. The bushing brackets look more like the kind found on the rear.

I have...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-17-2016, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 471
Posted By G. P. Burdell
This. Lead-acid batteries produce hydrogen gas...

This. Lead-acid batteries produce hydrogen gas when they are charged.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-11-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By G. P. Burdell
I saved these links a long time ago, just in case...

I saved these links a long time ago, just in case my car's hood release mechanism ever broke. I hope they contain some useful information. Good luck!
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-23-2016, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By G. P. Burdell
Search this sub-forum for "tail light recall,"...

Search this sub-forum for "tail light recall," and check for an open recall on the tail lights here:

https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/

It's likely that your car still needs to have the repair...
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