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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-25-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By G. P. Burdell
You probably need to bleed the air from the...

You probably need to bleed the air from the system. Read the wiki (http://www.bimmerfest.com/wiki/index.php?title=BMW_E46) to learn more.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-16-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By G. P. Burdell
Yes. There are some who have jerry-rigged their...

Yes. There are some who have jerry-rigged their own solutions, but having the right tool makes the job so much easier.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-13-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 338
Posted By G. P. Burdell
Unfortunately, there's a flange on the final...

Unfortunately, there's a flange on the final stage unit that forces you to remove it from the passenger footwell.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-12-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By G. P. Burdell
The car was wired at the factory to receive the...

The car was wired at the factory to receive the BMW accessory CD changer, cell phone (and later Bluetooth integration), and alarm system, which were offered as dealer-installed options. You can...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-12-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By G. P. Burdell
You're welcome. I forgot to mention that if you...

You're welcome. I forgot to mention that if you are interested in both front and rear parking sensors, you can integrate the front sensors into the Bosch rear sensor system relatively easily. There...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-10-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By G. P. Burdell
Yes. You can see the BMW retrofit kits in the...

Yes. You can see the BMW retrofit kits in the parts catalog (http://penskeparts.com/) under Main Group 66 (Distance/Cruise). Depending on your preference, you can install the four-sensor kit in the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-04-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 368
Posted By G. P. Burdell
My suggestion is to find the best price you can...

My suggestion is to find the best price you can for a new OE (not aftermarket) valve, then change out the internals with the GAS kit before installing. There's no need to clean the oily mess from...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-04-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By G. P. Burdell
It's a part of the braking system. You can see...

It's a part of the braking system. You can see it in the brake parts diagrams at Penske Parts (http://www.penskeparts.com/); it's the part that looks like a bow.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-04-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By G. P. Burdell
A dealer or a well-equipped independent can...

A dealer or a well-equipped independent can program the car/key memory so that the locks engage at a low speed. I forget what the exact speed is, but it's 10 MPH or less. So the locks would engage...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-01-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 515
Posted By G. P. Burdell
It's nearly impossible to see the water pump's...

It's nearly impossible to see the water pump's coolant weep hole if the stock, solid plastic pulley is mounted on the pump. You'll have to remove the pulley in order to get a good look at the weep...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-30-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By G. P. Burdell
The air pump for the lumbar cushion is located at...

The air pump for the lumbar cushion is located at the bottom of the seat back. By removing the plastic shell of the seat back, you'll be able to access the pump, the air cushion, and the tubing...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-25-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By G. P. Burdell
What did you swap? Are you saying that you...

What did you swap?

Are you saying that you want to wire the fan so that it runs all the time?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-25-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By G. P. Burdell
I'm referring to the four weather-sealed...

I'm referring to the four weather-sealed connectors on the exterior of the headlight.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-25-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By G. P. Burdell
No need to check the Interwebs - it's easy to...

No need to check the Interwebs - it's easy to reseat the connections yourself. I believe Scott is simply suggesting that you check for, and eliminate, the possibility of a loose electrical...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-24-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By G. P. Burdell
We've begun discussing internal wiring of xenon...

We've begun discussing internal wiring of xenon headlights here:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=785689
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-23-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By G. P. Burdell
I stand corrected. I looked through the BMW...

I stand corrected. I looked through the BMW parts diagrams, and it appears that you can get BMW parts to rebuild AL bi-xenon headlights. Note that I only looked at the diagrams for a sedan.

You...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-23-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By G. P. Burdell
I'm not aware of any off-the-shelf replacement...

I'm not aware of any off-the-shelf replacement harnesses. Like the trunk lid wire harness, DIY installation of new wires, with better insulation, might be the only option short of a complete...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-23-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By G. P. Burdell
Can you post a picture of the pitting?

Can you post a picture of the pitting?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-22-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By G. P. Burdell
PSA: Brittle wire insulation inside headlights

If we keep our cars long enough, we'll all have to open up our xenon headlights to replace a bulb, diagnose a ballast or igniter failure, or retrofit projectors. Should you have to get into your...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-22-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By G. P. Burdell
See the "trunk wire harness" link in my...

See the "trunk wire harness" link in my signature.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-22-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 953
Posted By G. P. Burdell
The Bentley Publishers repair manual. It's one of...

The Bentley Publishers repair manual. It's one of the best investments you'll make as a DIYer.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By G. P. Burdell
The fitting on my pressure hose didn't thread all...

The fitting on my pressure hose didn't thread all the way into the pump either. I hand-tightened it just enough to compress that little O-ring without cutting it. You might want to get a new O-ring...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-19-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By G. P. Burdell
You're welcome. Be aware that you get what you...

You're welcome. Be aware that you get what you pay for when it comes to HID bulbs. There are many choices of cheap bulbs, but they are not manufactured with the same quality components as the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-18-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By G. P. Burdell
The "AL" logo on the back cover indicates that...

The "AL" logo on the back cover indicates that you do not have ZKW headlights. Yours were made by Automotive Lighting, and they do not burn up like the defective ZKWs do.

If the bulbs are...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-16-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,410
Posted By G. P. Burdell
It took a few weeks for me to receive the letter...

It took a few weeks for me to receive the letter after BMW NA announced the tail light recall.


First, you can find a list of recalls (titles only, no text) somewhere on alldata.com.

Second,...
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