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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-18-2014, 12:49 AM
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Views: 140
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1998 323 Manual Seat Height Problem

I recently purchased 323 convertible with the manual seat. The driver's seat heighth is low, the top of the seat is barely above the door sill, so it sits several inches below the passenger seat. ...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-05-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 122
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1998 323 Manual Top Lowering Problem

I have just purchased a 323, manual top, and cannot lower it. I can't believe BMW would design such a system, or is there a problem. The top unlatches as it should, I can raise it and unlock the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-30-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
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2000 740il Transmission Failsafe Program

I have looked at some old posts on this, but none seem to offer specific answers, so here goes. My car has just turned 96K, runs very smooth, and has had a new battery and transmission fluid change...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-20-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
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1997 E36 Door Panel Repair

The insert on my 328ic conv. has come loose from the passenger side interior panel and the result is a big gap at the lower edge of about 1/2 inch. I have removed the door panel and the aluminum...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-23-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
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E36 Glovebox Flashlight Repair

I am trying to locate someone who repairs the glovebox flashlight. I have not been able to find a current email for someone who replaces batteries and bulbs. I am not good at soldering, no longer...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-03-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
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E36 Lower Dash Panel Removal

Thanks for the replies so far. I had a hunch that the glove box must be removed, but just checking. Nothing is jammed, but that little rectangular fittings on the underside of the panel seems to be...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-02-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
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E36 Lower Dash Panel Removal

I need to remove the lower dash panel, right side, on my 1997 convertible, without removing the glove box if possible. Can this be done? My Bentley manual shows the procedure for removing the glove...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-01-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 711
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Hello, I had the same issue and used a handy tool...

Hello, I had the same issue and used a handy tool made by Mercedes. It very much resembles a long door stop, it is about 6 inches long, made of black hard rubber or plastic, and not expensive. The...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-01-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 148
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1997 Cabrio Side Glass Adjustment

Hello all, the right door side glass is out of whack and I don't know how to correct it. The rear quarter glass appears to be raising into the proper position ( I kind of eyeballed it with the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-15-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 159
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1997 328ic window seal replacement questions

I will be replacing the lower window seals on both doors and both quarters on my 328ic. These are the ones that are on the inside between the door panels and the glass, as well as the quarter panel...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-14-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By rufus2004
1997 328ic headlight switch bulb replacement

Trying to replace the bulb in the headlight switch. It sounds easy, Bentley gives the procedure by removing one lower screw, vent assembly should pop right out, also one forum member sent the same...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-02-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 191
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1997ic 328ic Suspension Questions

Hello, my 328ic with 5-speed, has 147K on it and has developed a lot body noises and squeaks, especially in the rear when shifting, the car just doesn't feel tight and quiet. Actually, they are...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-09-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By rufus2004
1997 328ic Check Engine Light on

The CEL came on in my 328. I just replaced my drive tensioner and idler pulleys and about 10 miles later the light came on. The car has new catalytic converters and OEM gas cap and the light did...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-27-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 182
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1997 328ic Pass Emissions w/New Gas Cap

Here is some additional on my earlier post. Bentley. indicates the "Check Engine" light will come on if there is a defective inlet valve or pressure sensor valve in the fuel system. My test...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-26-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
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E36 Pass Emissions w/New Gas Cap

I recently needed to register my '97 328ic and it would not pass. The readout indicated the need for new converters, which actually were defective. Replaced them (used Magna Flow Universal at about...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-23-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 204
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!997 328ic Door Window Seal Replacement

I am replacing the door panel and the lower inner rubber window seal is deformed; the outer seal is ok, I am thinking of replacing the seal as well. My questions: 1) are the inner and outer...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-19-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,069
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Tonneau Cover Won't Close

I am having the same problem with my 1997 328ic. Having driven convertibles for many years, I learned that folding the top properly by hand often times solves the problem. I usually lower my top in...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-19-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By rufus2004
1997 328ic Door Panel Interchange

I need to replace the driver's interior door panel on my 328ic and have located one that the seller states will fit the 92-97 318is and 328is. I am concerned that the grain and the color may not...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-07-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By rufus2004
1997 328ic Check Coolant Light On

After turning the engine off, the "Check Coolant Level" light displays, and I blow off coolant. I have filled the tank to the black mark on the outside, and it still displays. I have filled it...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-12-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By rufus2004
1997 328ic Headlight Switch Bulb

The headlight switch on my 328ic is not illuminated and it seems like it used to be. How do you replace the bulb? My Bentley manual doesn't really go into detail on this. By removing the switch,...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-21-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By rufus2004
1997 328ic engine temperature

Thank you to everyone who responded to my earlier post with the suggestion that I "bleed" the cooling system. How do I do this? Would the system not bleed by running the engine with all caps sealed...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-19-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By rufus2004
328 Engine Temperature

My 1997 328ic has 147K and a manual transmission. The radiator, thermostat, fan clutch, and coolant have all been replaced within the last 1k, I also run Water Wetter. I live in the desert and...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-08-2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By rufus2004
1997 Spinning Key

I just had the same problem on my E36, your ignition switch is not long for this world, if it is still functional. Bavarian is probably your best bet for a new one. I understand that this is a...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-08-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,661
Posted By rufus2004
2000 740il Service Engine Soon Light

Thanks to all who responded to my post. The SES light has not illuminated for some time now, so I won't worry about it yet. It came on when our temperature dropped to a "bitter cold" 28 degrees. ...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-29-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,661
Posted By rufus2004
740il Service Engine Soon Light

Hello Everyone
This is not regarding a problem, but it might save somebody some needless expense and aggrivation as well. I recently purchased a 2000 740il and more recently a 97 328ic. In...
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