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Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-09-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 21,181
Posted By rjcoston
Sounds like there is no power to the radio. A...

Sounds like there is no power to the radio. A fuse maybe?
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-09-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 21,181
Posted By rjcoston
Look at posts 28 and 29.

Look at posts 28 and 29.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-08-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,886
Posted By rjcoston
I believe a poster named Ferris did a writeup...

I believe a poster named Ferris did a writeup with pictures on the fix for this in the Z3 section on bimmerforums.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-07-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By rjcoston
That's exactly how mine was. Last week I...

That's exactly how mine was. Last week I adjusted the cable in the same direction and about the same amount as in the thread. Now I start getting a considerable amount of heat when the knob is at...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-07-2011, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By rjcoston
Sounds like you may need to adjust the...

Sounds like you may need to adjust the temperature control cable as outlined in this thread, and move the cable in the opposite direction.
...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-05-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,468
Posted By rjcoston
Try a search on bimmerforums.com in the Z3...

Try a search on bimmerforums.com in the Z3 section. I've seen one or more threads documenting the repair of this problem.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-21-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,567
Posted By rjcoston
Mineral spirits has worked well for me.

Mineral spirits has worked well for me.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-17-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,042
Posted By rjcoston
BMW used to sell a retrofit kit but as I recall...

BMW used to sell a retrofit kit but as I recall it was very expensive and it is apparently no longer available.
...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-05-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,451
Posted By rjcoston
Good point. I was thinking that two or three...

Good point. I was thinking that two or three different manufacturers made the C33, C43, and CD43 radios for BMW. The C33 in my 97 Z3 was an Alpine, and the CD43 in my MZ3 is a Blaupunkt. But maybe...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-05-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,451
Posted By rjcoston
Here's a link to a thread on repairing a dim...

Here's a link to a thread on repairing a dim display on a C33. It looks like it also worked on several units with dead displays or displays that would light up intermittently.
...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-05-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,379
Posted By rjcoston
You probably need to clean the potentiometer. ...

You probably need to clean the potentiometer.

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1424811&highlight=potentiometer

The part number for the knob is 65126907818.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-31-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,547
Posted By rjcoston
Here's some instructions on replacing the oem...

Here's some instructions on replacing the oem rear window.

http://www.waycoolinc.com/z3/07/101307-FixitDIY/ReplaceWindow/ReplaceWindow.html
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-05-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,080
Posted By rjcoston
Looks good. Are you also going to install the...

Looks good. Are you also going to install the driver's side panel?
Forum: Mobile Electronics and Lighting 12-11-2010, 12:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 26,957
Posted By rjcoston
Just click on the link in Post #14 below and...

Just click on the link in Post #14 below and download and print or save the pdf file.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-19-2010, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 917
Posted By rjcoston
Here's some information. There are usually two...

Here's some information. There are usually two or three codes available for the same serial number due to different manufacturers of the radios.
...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-15-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,762
Posted By rjcoston
You can usually retrieve the serial number of...

You can usually retrieve the serial number of your radio by pushing and holding down the M button. Otherwise, you will have to pull the radio to get it.
...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-30-2010, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By rjcoston
It's probably the cable or where it connects. ...

It's probably the cable or where it connects. Here's some information that may help.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=145843&highlight=hvac
...
Forum: Mobile Electronics and Lighting 08-15-2010, 01:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 26,957
Posted By rjcoston
You can download it from this link. ...

You can download it from this link.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=89006&d=1161410207
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-01-2010, 10:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 21,181
Posted By rjcoston
You should be able to retrieve the serial number...

You should be able to retrieve the serial number without pulling the radio by holding down the M button while your radio is on. Then PM BradK over on bimmerforums who should be able to give you the...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-11-2010, 12:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 21,181
Posted By rjcoston
I've seen more than one instance where the dealer...

I've seen more than one instance where the dealer is wrong regarding the manufacturer and the serial number. Usually the serial number is the same for more than one manufacturer. I'll bet there is...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-10-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 21,181
Posted By rjcoston
First, I would contact BradK over on the Z3 forum...

First, I would contact BradK over on the Z3 forum on bimmerfest. He may be able to retrieve it for you. Next, I would pull the radio. It should indicate on the back exactly who manufactured it.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-28-2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 578
Posted By rjcoston
This may not be of much help, but I had the cat...

This may not be of much help, but I had the cat on my prior 97 1.9 Z3 replaced under warranty for rattling. However, it then became apparent that the baffles in the oem muffler were also rattling. ...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-24-2010, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,248
Posted By rjcoston
Axxis Deluxe pads, and you shouldn't use dust...

Axxis Deluxe pads, and you shouldn't use dust shields.

http://www.zeckhausen.com/axxis_pads.htm

http://www.unofficialbmw.com/images/dustshields.jpg
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-25-2010, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,437
Posted By rjcoston
You could try the procedure on Ron Stygar's...

You could try the procedure on Ron Stygar's website.

http://www.unofficialbmw.com/e36/electrical/e36_reset_service_lights.html
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-19-2010, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By rjcoston
Pretty much what Monolith said. ...

Pretty much what Monolith said.

http://www.waycoolinc.com/z3/essentials/fixit/FSU/67212.html
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