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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-02-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 674
Posted By sdb48
Thanks, I'll check the grounding connections as...

Thanks, I'll check the grounding connections as suggested. I know there's one by the front passenger side from the engine, any other obvious ones to check?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-01-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 674
Posted By sdb48
That's great info thanks! I just tested the...

That's great info thanks!
I just tested the voltage off the battery
Car off: 12.2v
Car running, no lights etc: 14.11 - 14.12
Car running with lights and blower fan on high: 14.12 - 14.31
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-01-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 674
Posted By sdb48
Thanks for clarifying! I thought...

Thanks for clarifying!




I thought there were brushes inside the regulator? A quick look at the some prices for VR and Alternators, shows that the alternator can be had for a little more than...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-01-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 674
Posted By sdb48
Thanks for the info! Today is the day. So,...

Thanks for the info! Today is the day.
So, sounds like the alternator/voltage regulator is bad.
Charging generator? Is that a replaceable part or something that would come with a new alternator?...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-31-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 674
Posted By sdb48
Alternator, voltage regulator, battery or...?

I haven't got to the point to where the car won't start, but in the last few weeks, I've had an issue of turning the car on and the OBC is asking for the date and time to be set.
One of these...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-24-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,219
Posted By sdb48
Well, I may just wait on the rear speakers for...

Well, I may just wait on the rear speakers for the moment. I replaced the stock radio with a new Pioneer X6700BT and night and day difference in the sound!! I get WAY better low and high end response...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-21-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,219
Posted By sdb48
This is good to know! I would've chopped those...

This is good to know! I would've chopped those stock tweeters right out otherwise, thanks!
Hmmm, about that bass response, seems like a lot of work to get 6x9's back there?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-19-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,219
Posted By sdb48
Thanks for the info! I've seen so many pics of...

Thanks for the info!
I've seen so many pics of guys that replaced the rears with 4in, 5.25's, even 6x9's!
As long as I can get some 4's that have a decent bass response (mostly listen to hard rock,...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-19-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 730
Posted By sdb48
Thanks for the info. Yes, I posted 1 other...

Thanks for the info. Yes, I posted 1 other thread. So this is definitely my system: ...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-19-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,219
Posted By sdb48
Thanks! Are there 2 wires for the tweeter and 2...

Thanks!
Are there 2 wires for the tweeter and 2 for the mid? I'll probably disconnect the tweeters and get some new 4 or 5.25in, with tweeters in them.
I realize there may be some fiddling required...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-19-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 730
Posted By sdb48
OK, so I have the non-HK system. So, does the non...

OK, so I have the non-HK system. So, does the non HK version still have an amp in the back seat?
The reason I ask is that I'm buying a 3rd party wiring harness for my new radio, and some of the ads...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-18-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 730
Posted By sdb48
I tried 4 sites for the VIN and can't find any...

I tried 4 sites for the VIN and can't find any info on the radio. I have 10 speakers, but I don't see a sub behind the back seat removable panel.
The kick panel speakers I just replaced were the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-18-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 29,933
Posted By sdb48
Hmm, I can't find any info on the radio on those...

Hmm, I can't find any info on the radio on those sites, just model, engine, year, etc. I opened the back seat middle panel and there was no sub behind it.
I definitely have the kick panel speakers...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-18-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 29,933
Posted By sdb48
Does my 323ic have an amp? I haven't taken out...

Does my 323ic have an amp? I haven't taken out the back seat to check. I want to replace the rear/side speakers, and was curious about the wiring as well. I just assume disconnect the tweeters and...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-18-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,219
Posted By sdb48
I want to replace the rear/side speakers in my...

I want to replace the rear/side speakers in my convertible '99 323i. Can you or anyone explain the wiring for the new speakers? I've seen a lot of pics online where people have replaced the speakers...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-18-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 730
Posted By sdb48
Does my 323ic have an amp as well, or was that...

Does my 323ic have an amp as well, or was that just for models that had the better stereo installed? My radio says BMW Business Class
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-18-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,191
Posted By sdb48
I see. My failed brake light came on a couple...

I see. My failed brake light came on a couple weeks ago, so I changed a few bulbs and it went away. A couple days ago the light came back and 1 bulb was out again on the passer side. I replaced the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-17-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,141
Posted By sdb48
Has anyone done the OBC repair with the double...

Has anyone done the OBC repair with the double stick tape, etc? One a scale of 1-10, how difficult? Was it worth it?
I did the capacitor replacement for the heater/ac unit (below the radio) when it...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-17-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,191
Posted By sdb48
Someone else posted a similar pic. Who would...

Someone else posted a similar pic. Who would leave bare wires like that? I'm having an issue with a rear brake light as well. Hope I don't find the same thing.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-15-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By sdb48
Ah ha. Well, these software folks are getting...

Ah ha. Well, these software folks are getting better all the time.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PNGZ1UK?tag=vglnkc5063-20
I saw the pre-selected 1999 323i, and the selection of sockets and thought...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-15-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By sdb48
Now that was impressive! Thanks for the link, and...

Now that was impressive! Thanks for the link, and I'm willing to bet there are some weird connections somewhere.
Also good to know I don't have to go through what sounds like a PITA to change out...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-15-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By sdb48
You saved me from asking that question. "When...

You saved me from asking that question. "When it's a burned out bulb or the circuit resistance is too high (not drawing enough current) it will show Brake LIGHT Fail" I just had this waring appear a...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-26-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 987
Posted By sdb48
I had a local place clean and lube the inside...

I had a local place clean and lube the inside track like crazy. It worked a little better for a couple days, but then the issue came back. When the door is open it works much better. I definitely...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-26-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,206
Posted By sdb48
I would check to make the top is folding...

I would check to make the top is folding correctly as it goes down, but you're saying "When the motor is engaged it just winds and moves nothing" Sounds like something is not being grabbed etc. Maybe...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-09-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By sdb48
I decided to take the plunge, buy a .32 cent...

I decided to take the plunge, buy a .32 cent capacitor and do the repair. So far, it's working :)
Followed this DIY:...
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