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Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-13-2009, 01:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,109
Posted By DrZiplok
Also keeping an eye on this. Note that I...

Also keeping an eye on this.

Note that I didn't see anything in any of those links that suggests that the EWS transponder chip is included.

UAS sells them:...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-13-2009, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 816
Posted By DrZiplok
I have the UAS system as well... not a big fan. ...

I have the UAS system as well... not a big fan. I never got the fobs cut, I just carry them sans blank as a dongle.

There are lots of threads on getting various aftermarket alarms to fit, and the...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-06-2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,908
Posted By DrZiplok
Firstly - many headunits have the right threading...

Firstly - many headunits have the right threading on the back for the alarm dingus, and it serves the double purpose of supporting the weight of the back of the headunit, so if you can get one to...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-06-2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,044
Posted By DrZiplok
The sub is a dual VC design and more or less...

The sub is a dual VC design and more or less nothing currently available will fit in the box or sound any good driven by the stock amp even if you do make it fit.

= Mike
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-03-2009, 10:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,839
Posted By DrZiplok
Glad to be of service. Did you have a chance...

Glad to be of service.

Did you have a chance to make the measurements I asked about in your thread on the cruise control? I currently have one rear lamp and the high-level light still in circuit...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-29-2009, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,125
Posted By DrZiplok
Bob, To avoid having to have two bulbs in...

Bob,

To avoid having to have two bulbs in circuit all the time, consider breaking the circuit at X121 and take the line from the clutch switch to ground through a NC relay and a resistor. Drive...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-26-2009, 03:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,839
Posted By DrZiplok
Shine a torch in from outside, or out from...

Shine a torch in from outside, or out from inside.

On the coupe, at least, there will be:

- an amber bulb for the turn signal (easy)
- a small bulb in one of the twist-lock housings,...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-26-2009, 03:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,839
Posted By DrZiplok
No, I had to grind the sockets (a few seconds...

No, I had to grind the sockets (a few seconds work with the Dremel is all) to make them fit, too.

Not as bad as making them fit my Aprilia, where I had to grind a bevel in the heatsink...

I...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-19-2009, 01:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,839
Posted By DrZiplok
Digikey have the Vishay SB530 with an MOQ of 1: ...

Digikey have the Vishay SB530 with an MOQ of 1:

http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?Detail&name=SB530-E3/51GI-ND

Mouser have a beefier device from ON Semiconductor:
...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-18-2009, 04:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,122
Posted By DrZiplok
I traced the inputs in the M coupe amplifier when...

I traced the inputs in the M coupe amplifier when re-purposing it for workshop stereo duty. There's nothing to worry about if you're going to drive it with the PAs in your average headunit.

The...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-18-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 793
Posted By DrZiplok
There are two identical steel gray S54's at Apple...

There are two identical steel gray S54's at Apple (at least I think the other one's still there - I sure am). Mine's the dirty one without the G5 licence plate. 8)

= Mike
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-18-2009, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,258
Posted By DrZiplok
If you look at the second picture, you can see...

If you look at the second picture, you can see two grooves in the side of the slider (there are two more on the other side). Inside each groove you will see a pin; in the second picture the pins are...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-18-2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,839
Posted By DrZiplok
Bringing this thread back from the dead, again. ...

Bringing this thread back from the dead, again.

There is a very simple mod that can be performed to make the stock flasher LED-compatible, if you don't want all of dwm's fancy extras.

You will...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-21-2007, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 947
Posted By DrZiplok
What is the procedure for having this done? ...

What is the procedure for having this done?

Specifically, if you front the dealer with the TSB, are they likely to consider doing it under warranty as preventive maintenance?

Would they...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-01-2007, 09:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,851
Posted By DrZiplok
Please don't PM - this is something of interest...

Please don't PM - this is something of interest to all strut-less S54 M owners.

= Mike
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-13-2007, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 625
Posted By DrZiplok
The warranty specifically calls out parts that...

The warranty specifically calls out parts that are oil-lubricated.

= Mike
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-01-2007, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By DrZiplok
If it was the throttle, I'd expect to see it in...

If it was the throttle, I'd expect to see it in all gears. I think I'd notice the difference between throttle jerk and and mechanical lash (though I could be mistaken).

It feels like what I'd...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-01-2007, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By DrZiplok
[Z3] 4th/5th gear on/off throttle lash?

Folks,

As I'm starting to get more comfortable with the coupe, I'm beginning to pick up on some of its quirks (vs. my ham-fistedness). Aside from the shift knob coming off when I get too...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-01-2007, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,112
Posted By DrZiplok
You can only get the Panasport FS (which is what...

You can only get the Panasport FS (which is what you're thinking of) up to 16".

Minilite magss only come up to 15".

There's also the Rota RB (too small, wrong fitments only) and Konig Rewind...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-27-2007, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By DrZiplok
What Ron's assuming you recognise is the two...

What Ron's assuming you recognise is the two clusters of gold pads arranged in circles.

These are the non-moving part of the switch. The other half will be a soft plastic membrane with some...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-27-2007, 09:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 990
Posted By DrZiplok
The PDXs are nice to be sure, but total power...

The PDXs are nice to be sure, but total power overkill for the application and quite expensive.

= Mike
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-26-2007, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 990
Posted By DrZiplok
Probably the most compact I've encountered (and...

Probably the most compact I've encountered (and I've been looking for a month or so now) is the MTX TC3001:

http://mtx.com/caraudio/products/amplifiers/TC3001.cfm

It's about 8" x 10".


The...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-18-2007, 07:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 990
Posted By DrZiplok
http://woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product...

http://woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&product_id=2073

Please post pictures as you go; I'm planning a similar upgrade, but the space constraints are quite daunting.

= Mike
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-16-2007, 09:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,227
Posted By DrZiplok
What's the airflow strategy for the sub amp? ...

What's the airflow strategy for the sub amp? i.e. where from, where to?

What did you use to cover the amp and support the carpet?

If there's a way to get air into the amp chamber from e.g....
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 03-15-2007, 12:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,402
Posted By DrZiplok
Custom 10" sub stealth mounts, ID 10.4's...

Custom 10" sub stealth mounts, ID 10.4's configured for 2 ohm operation. Fronts are a/d/s/ 345is in stock locations, 80GiB Rio Car in the dash.

Needs a bit of tuning to balance everything out,...
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