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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-04-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 671
Posted By jcutrell
Double check the pin outs on the aux cable going...

Double check the pin outs on the aux cable going into the head unit. When I first did this, the sound was as you have described. It turned out that I made a pin out mistake. Fixed that and the sound...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-17-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By jcutrell
No suggestions for you but I will be following...

No suggestions for you but I will be following this thread with interest. I have a 2003 2.5 SMG with about 80,000 mi. No issues yet.

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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-16-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,339
Posted By jcutrell
Changing Battery

You shouldn't have problems with a Z4. You may lose your radio pre-sets but that's about all.


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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-07-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,684
Posted By jcutrell
Should we split the Z3 and Z4 into two forums? Feedback wanted

I vote to separate them.


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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-23-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 472
Posted By jcutrell
Sloshing sound of water in z-4 body

Water can collect in the rocker panels. The drains are at the jacking points. Sometimes they will get plugged. Mine do and it is frustrating. However, it is easy to drain. Just grasp the plastic...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-11-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 926
Posted By jcutrell
My convertible will not go down!

The compartment floor probably just need lowered by turning the two big black knobs. You will see them if you look for them when you open the trunk. You may have never noticed them before. The top...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-02-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 702
Posted By jcutrell
If by "weathered" you mean cloudy or foggy, you...

If by "weathered" you mean cloudy or foggy, you might consider a repair or restoration rather than replacement. Lots of threads on here and other forums on this topic. Do a search. 3-M makes a kit...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-09-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,049
Posted By jcutrell
I just used a small grinder to remove some of the...

I just used a small grinder to remove some of the plastic from inside of the cover plate (where it wouldn't be seen). It worked fine.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-29-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1
Z4 Roadster (E85) Radio problems
Views: 611
Posted By jcutrell
You can sometimes find used head units on eBay....

You can sometimes find used head units on eBay. The BMW X3 uses the same unit (although check on model years for compatibility). This would also be an opportunity to move up to a newer model that...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-23-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,663
Posted By jcutrell
By powering off, do you mean you are pressing...

By powering off, do you mean you are pressing the volume control button to turn it off or are you turning the volume control button to the left to lower the volume?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-18-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,258
Posted By jcutrell
No, it will be easy for her to drive. The SMG has...

No, it will be easy for her to drive. The SMG has two modes; a manual mode where you shift through the six speeds one at at a time (sequentially, thus, the name) or in automatic mode (put it in D-1...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-26-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,538
Posted By jcutrell
I hope this solves the problem. Let us know.

I hope this solves the problem. Let us know.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-25-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,538
Posted By jcutrell
I have a 2003 Z4 Roadster 2.5i. My Garmin GPS...

I have a 2003 Z4 Roadster 2.5i. My Garmin GPS works fine. Just a thought ... My '03 does not have Bluetooth. I think the '06 does. I know the Garmin has Bluetooth. Could there be some kind of...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-29-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,758
Posted By jcutrell
I agree that the 2003 Z4 2.5 with sport came with...

I agree that the 2003 Z4 2.5 with sport came with 225/45 x 17 all around. I have the same car. For what it's worth, I am age 61. I ditched the rft and bought Goodyear Eagle GT. You won't believe...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-16-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,943
Posted By jcutrell
As I think on this, I tend to imagine that the...

As I think on this, I tend to imagine that the "actuator" may be nothing more than a simple solenoid and that it is no longer moving as far as it needs to or that the "piece" it connects to isn't...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-16-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,943
Posted By jcutrell
I read on another forum that the poster said the...

I read on another forum that the poster said the dealer just "tinkered with the actuator and lubed it." I wonder if that might help. My passenger door will not unlock now at all with the keyfob (or...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-15-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,943
Posted By jcutrell
Mine does the same thing. I am thinking that it...

Mine does the same thing. I am thinking that it is a mechanical problem inside the door since I can hear it trying to unlock. I really don't think it has anything to do with programming the key.
...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-13-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,943
Posted By jcutrell
Does the lock button on the console both lock and...

Does the lock button on the console both lock and unlock the doors? If it does not not unlock with that button, it is probably not the keyfob.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-11-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 753
Posted By jcutrell
Yes, one from a newer Z4 will work. I think it is...

Yes, one from a newer Z4 will work. I think it is 2005 forward for mp3. You can also use one from a BMW X3. The face of the head unit will be black instead of grey but you can swap them easily. The...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-24-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 773
Posted By jcutrell
I also have the SMG in a 2003 2.5i. I love it...

I also have the SMG in a 2003 2.5i. I love it too. It is a 6 speed. A pure manual in a 2003 2.5i is a 5 speed so I view it as a real plus.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-07-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,952
Posted By jcutrell
I used the 3M kit. It worked. Make sure to mask...

I used the 3M kit. It worked. Make sure to mask off the body panels before you start.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-05-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By jcutrell
You can also do a search on eBay. I have a used...

You can also do a search on eBay. I have a used business cd from a 2003 Z4 if you are interested. It works fine but it won't play mp3, which is why I replaced it.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-05-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,699
Posted By jcutrell
You push down on the clips once you have located...

You push down on the clips once you have located them. It seems that there is a lot of movement on the clips, so you need to push down more firmly than you might expect. You might even want a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-05-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 961
Posted By jcutrell
Try this thread: ...

Try this thread:

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1115530
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-20-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,633
Posted By jcutrell
There is a fuse on the back of the radio itself. ...

There is a fuse on the back of the radio itself. Not sure if this could be the problem, but might be worth checking.
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