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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 74
Posted By G. P. Burdell
Welcome! Before we can help you, help us by...

Welcome! Before we can help you, help us by providing a little more information about your car and the problem.

--What year is your 330i?
--When you say "side ones," do you mean the amber parking...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 99
Posted By G. P. Burdell
You may have spliced your new temperature sensor...

You may have spliced your new temperature sensor to the horn wires. Check to see if there are any wires still connected to the horn. Don't try honking the horn with the temperature sensor connected....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By G. P. Burdell
The author of the M3Forum post said on Page 2...

The author of the M3Forum post said on Page 2 that he continued to have the flickering problem. The connection he made to the metal frame of the tail light was not secure - he appears to have simply...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-26-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By G. P. Burdell
Are both low beams flashing simultaneously? How...

Are both low beams flashing simultaneously? How old is the car's battery?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-24-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 14,600
Posted By G. P. Burdell
Honda has been performing its own testing of...

Honda has been performing its own testing of airbags, according to insiders.


Honda ran tests on fatal airbags, frustrated by Takata reticence, report says...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-23-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By G. P. Burdell
Three hours might not be enough cool-down time...

Three hours might not be enough cool-down time for the engine computer to enter a cold-start routine and trigger the pump. I suggest letting the car sit overnight and seeing what happens in the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-22-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 467
Posted By G. P. Burdell
Hello! :wave:

Hello! :wave:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-22-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 41,224
Posted By G. P. Burdell
Did your dealer confirm that you have defective...

Did your dealer confirm that you have defective ZKW headlights? I'm guessing the $3,200 includes brand new headlights at full BMW list price (about $2,600 before sales tax) and about four or five...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-22-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 14,600
Posted By G. P. Burdell
Thanks for posting the news. According to the...

Thanks for posting the news. According to the Associated Press report linked below, the "voluntary improvement campaign" is for 140,000 E46 vehicles produced between January 2004 and August 2006.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-21-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 173
Posted By G. P. Burdell
You can reposition the wiper arms according to...

You can reposition the wiper arms according to BMW spec; you'll need to loosen the nuts that secure the wiper arms and (possibly) use a puller tool to detach the arms in order to reposition them. If...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-21-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 14,600
Posted By G. P. Burdell
Although parts remain scarce, my local dealer has...

Although parts remain scarce, my local dealer has been receiving a trickle of new airbags and installing them for months. I haven't received a follow-up letter either, but I'm in the dealer's queue...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-21-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 14,600
Posted By G. P. Burdell
Everything you need to know is in this stickied...

Everything you need to know is in this stickied thread:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=784335

Dealers are not deactivating airbags. Rather, BMW NA is advising owners to avoid...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-19-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 14,600
Posted By G. P. Burdell
Too late...BMW is now the only manufacturer to...

Too late...BMW is now the only manufacturer to not take its driver airbag recall nationwide.

Chrysler Expands Air-Bag Recall to 3.3 Million Vehicles...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-18-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 14,600
Posted By G. P. Burdell
NHTSA said this week that it's prepared to force...

NHTSA said this week that it's prepared to force Ford, Chrysler and BMW to recall more cars for defective driver airbags. One wonders which BMW models have defective driver airbags... :eek:

NHTSA...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-17-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By G. P. Burdell
Yes, the ballast is mounted to the outside...

Yes, the ballast is mounted to the outside surface of the headlight.

It's not uncommon for wire insulation inside the headlight to become brittle and crack. If you have headlights by Bosch or AL...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-17-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 176
Posted By G. P. Burdell
Removing the cover exposes a very convenient...

Removing the cover exposes a very convenient junction where you can attach a ring terminal and pick up constant power for accessories.

The plastic cover in the storage compartment slides up and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-17-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 14,600
Posted By G. P. Burdell
Nice! Those impatient customers who cancelled are...

Nice! Those impatient customers who cancelled are going to regret it.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-17-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By G. P. Burdell
The ballasts generally attach to the bottom of...

The ballasts generally attach to the bottom of the headlight assembly with screws, and the wires pass from the ballast into the headlight assembly through a weather-sealed hole.

The headlight...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-11-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 14,600
Posted By G. P. Burdell
Some background information on the chemical...

Some background information on the chemical propellant in Takata's inflators:
Airbag Compound Has Vexed Takata for Years...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-09-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By G. P. Burdell
I don't know. Check the manufacturer's Web site,...

I don't know. Check the manufacturer's Web site, and if you're still unsure, call them and ask.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-08-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By G. P. Burdell
The Peake Research R5/FCX-II is known to be...

The Peake Research R5/FCX-II is known to be incompatible with the Z4:

http://www.peakeresearch.com/compatibility_fcx.htm
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-08-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 267
Posted By G. P. Burdell
You can look up the part numbers yourself at a...

You can look up the part numbers yourself at a site such as RealOEM (http://realoem.com/bmw/) or Penske Parts. (http://www.penskeparts.com/) Just enter the 11 numbers that make up the part number;...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-07-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 68,537
Posted By G. P. Burdell
:thumbup:

:thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-07-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By G. P. Burdell
The information in the "Supplement" column is the...

The information in the "Supplement" column is the metric wire gauge in square millimeters. The abbreviations AG and SN probably indicate silver and tin plating, respectively.

I don't know if any...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-07-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By G. P. Burdell
If you go with aftermarket dampers, make sure...

If you go with aftermarket dampers, make sure they are compatible with your existing springs. Some dampers can't be combined with the stock springs.

Add these items to your shopping list:
...
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