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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-14-2016, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By Flycaster
Well, I screwed around enough that I think it is...

Well, I screwed around enough that I think it is now working as it should. I tried undoing it using the R/T, but there was no expected response. So, I kept fiddling and then it started working....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-14-2016, 06:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By Flycaster
Thanks. That's what I thought I might have to...

Thanks. That's what I thought I might have to try, but didn't know how to do it. Also, I'd appreciate some guidance on how to enter names into the car's BT. When using BT, I say "Name" and then...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-14-2016, 04:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By Flycaster
Thanks, but nothing about bluetooth in the manual.

Thanks, but nothing about bluetooth in the manual.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-13-2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By Flycaster
Bluetooth problem: Always same numberon radio screen

2005 Z4 2.5i.
After working as it should, all of a sudden whenever I try to make a call (press steering wheel button and say "name,") the same phone number keeps appearing in the radio's screen when...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-01-2016, 06:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,117
Posted By Flycaster
Hey, dc, I forgot to thank you for your analysis...

Hey, dc, I forgot to thank you for your analysis in post #10. I certainly was aware of checking sale prices on those sites, but I never thought of averaging in order to come to a general, and...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-31-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,117
Posted By Flycaster
Ah, dc, but I live in SoFL and it is always nice...

Ah, dc, but I live in SoFL and it is always nice here for rides with the top down.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-31-2016, 06:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,117
Posted By Flycaster
hey Bruce, thanks for the lecture (LOL.) Really,...

hey Bruce, thanks for the lecture (LOL.) Really, just kidding as I don't mind at all your putting in the time and effort to give a good reply. I'm well aware of the research effort that is needed...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-13-2016, 10:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 446
Posted By Flycaster
SOLVED: Need DIY, Remove BMW mesh wind deflector

I've got a 2005 Z4 2.5 for which I installed a factory BMW vinyl mesh wind deflector (looks like this one:...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-05-2016, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By Flycaster
Thanks, Cevaria...Just what i like...a no sweat...

Thanks, Cevaria...Just what i like...a no sweat DIY.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-04-2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By Flycaster
I wouldn't mind it so much, but I intend to sell...

I wouldn't mind it so much, but I intend to sell the car this spring. It will only have 45K miles and is very clean in and out, with no accidents and has been always garaged, so I'm thinking that...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-04-2016, 06:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By Flycaster
Need DIY to repair center console door

The part I am referring to is shown here as #14 (http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=BT33-USA-04-2005-E85-BMW-Z4_25i&diagId=51_4939). The problem is that the "push button" on the bottom...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-22-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,117
Posted By Flycaster
Thanks for your responses, guys. I just got back...

Thanks for your responses, guys. I just got back from one of my local BMW dealers. The car I was interested in MSRP'd for $42,645 (invoice $40,325). They offered $2,000 off MSRP and $8,500 for the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-21-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,117
Posted By Flycaster
Advice on selling 2005 Z4 garage queen?

I've had my garage queen merlot/tan 2005 Z4 2.5i auto 41K miles for almost 11 years. And now that I'm getting a little ong in the tooth (78) I'm looking for another car that will be easier to get...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-21-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By Flycaster
Yeah, they've been around for a while and I hope...

Yeah, they've been around for a while and I hope their stuff is reliable (http://www.partsgeek.com/catalog/2005/bmw/z4/body_electrical/third_brake_light.html)
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-20-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By Flycaster
Dorman products?

Need to replace third brake light. Any comments on Dorman products?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-14-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By Flycaster
Yeah, right, my beige interior does show...

Yeah, right, my beige interior does show everything. Also, I must warn anyone with light colored leather seats (beige) to be very, very, very sure not to allow any sunscreen onto their seats as you...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-13-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By Flycaster
Removing black scuff marks from vinyl.

As it is sometimes a little tricky getting in and out of my Z4 (particularly when I can't open the door all the way,) I will often leave black scuff marks on the vinyl coverings of the door or door...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-29-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 13,583
Posted By Flycaster
Hey Zeeboy, do like your comments and...

Hey Zeeboy, do like your comments and observations. Got my 2005 Z4 when I was 66, and here's why. Always liked the MGB's, TR4's when I was in my late teens, early twenties, but there was no way...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-25-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 917
Posted By Flycaster
Problem solved. On rechecking the lights, it was...

Problem solved. On rechecking the lights, it was noted that one of the rear lights was a little dimmer than the other one. Something was wrong with the socket. Got a new socket ($14), and all is...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-18-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By Flycaster
Well, to finish things off, it cost me $250 to...

Well, to finish things off, it cost me $250 to have the work done. A lot of work was done: stains all over the front of the bottom seat, on the backrest bolsters, on the door where the elbow hits,...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-17-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By Flycaster
Safety pins it will be...wife can't sew a dit!

Safety pins it will be...wife can't sew a dit!
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-17-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By Flycaster
Been checking around with auto upholstery folks,...

Been checking around with auto upholstery folks, and the consensus is: Get a big beach towel and just toss it over the seat. Or, for a few bucks more (if wife can't do it), have some cuffs sewn...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-16-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By Flycaster
Need a cloth seat cover

My Z4 has tan seats. I play tennis and fish a lot. I am very prone to skin cancers and use a lot of sunscreen. Sunscreen yellows the leather (no matter how careful I am.) The only way to get rid...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-01-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 917
Posted By Flycaster
I think I have to go with your take on this...

I think I have to go with your take on this issue...something is about to fail, and it may be due to shorting or a loose ground. As I have stated earlier, several years ago I did do a DIY on my 2002...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-01-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 917
Posted By Flycaster
I do stand corrected as the front reflectors are...

I do stand corrected as the front reflectors are yellow/orange and the rear ones are red. Neither flash. The side hockey puck lights do flash. OK, so everything is working as it should.
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