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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-19-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By WestCDA
IIRC, when I replaced my tall spiral antenna with...

IIRC, when I replaced my tall spiral antenna with a stubby, it just unscrewed from the base on top of the fender - nothing had to be disconnected underneath.

The radio does not require any codes...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-15-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By WestCDA
Wink I see this mentioned a lot - that driving in...

I see this mentioned a lot - that driving in traffic with a manual transmission is some kind of burden or onerous task. Unless the car has some kind of racing (high release pressure) clutch or the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-11-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 430
Posted By WestCDA
There are two types of OEM windblocker - the...

There are two types of OEM windblocker - the flexible one already mentioned that slides over the roll hoops and has retaining straps, and a rigid framed one that mounts between the roll hoops. The...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-05-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By WestCDA
There is a negative terminal under the hood as...

There is a negative terminal under the hood as well, half way down the fender on the driver side. Connect your the negative clip from your battery tender there. Both are shown in the owner's manual...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-03-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 583
Posted By WestCDA
Bavsound is just a reseller of the product, not...

Bavsound is just a reseller of the product, not the manufacturer - but I don't think you'll ever see the spec.dock E85 product offered with the lightning connector.

The iPhone 4s mounted in the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-30-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By WestCDA
The only one that requires a tweak to get it out...

The only one that requires a tweak to get it out is the far right clip near the passenger air vent. You can reach in and move it with the vent removed.

The small piece on the driver side just...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-01-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By WestCDA
Compare it to the passenger side - are the gaps...

Compare it to the passenger side - are the gaps and panel alignment different? Could be simply misalignment of the door and/or strike plate, or could also be due (hopefully not) to improperly...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-19-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,630
Posted By WestCDA
I've had my battery disconnected for weeks at a...

I've had my battery disconnected for weeks at a time, when doing things like changing the seats, doing multimedia wiring, etc. Never had a problem when reconnecting the battery - I reset the time...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-02-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By WestCDA
And while you are at it, make sure neither of the...

And while you are at it, make sure neither of the seatbelt pre-tensioners have fired on your 'new' seats. That is not uncommon, as a lot of seats make their way onto the market from accident cars. ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-02-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By WestCDA
You're getting the warning because the late model...

You're getting the warning because the late model seat sensor is not electrically compatible with your car. I don't think anything changed on the connectors. To confirm, look at your old seat -...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-30-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By WestCDA
It's always a good idea to disconnect the battery...

It's always a good idea to disconnect the battery when working on the electrical system, especially when messing with wiring.

Disconnecting either battery cable will work as it breaks the circuit,...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-27-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By WestCDA
The passenger seat squab is not normally broken...

The passenger seat squab is not normally broken down - if the seats are 'like for like' and this is just a cosmetic upgrade or color change, it could be a simple swap of the new bottom seat covering...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-27-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By WestCDA
The occupancy sensor in the passenger seat is...

The occupancy sensor in the passenger seat is different on the early cars, and the car wiring is not compatible with the sensor in the later seats. You can cannibalize your sensor from your existing...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-22-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,006
Posted By WestCDA
You'll find that the stubby antenna replacement...

You'll find that the stubby antenna replacement is one of the more popular mods, primarily for looks rather than fitting under a cover - I did it for both. After installing it, I have no problems...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-20-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By WestCDA
I don't think it's a common as you think - I've...

I don't think it's a common as you think - I've never heard of anyone tearing off their fuel door before.

From your picture you've lost not only the metal fuel door, but also the plastic fuel door...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-18-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By WestCDA
You didn't say what specifically was broken, but...

You didn't say what specifically was broken, but you can buy a new fuel door (P/N 51177012740) from any number of online suppliers.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-25-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By WestCDA
If it's real chrome, strip the chrome off the...

If it's real chrome, strip the chrome off the metal and powder coat it. If it's plasti-chrome, abrade the surface to provide adhesion and paint. Good luck ... :)
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-14-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 996
Posted By WestCDA
The recommendation is the same, but BMW has...

The recommendation is the same, but BMW has clarified what is meant by 'changed regularly'.

Z3, circa 1997:

However, since oil deteriorates over time regardless of use, even those who drive...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-13-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 996
Posted By WestCDA
From the maintenance section of the Z4 owner's...

From the maintenance section of the Z4 owner's manual, after explaining the 'time to service' mileage shown on the service interval display:

"Minimal use drivers, who drive fewer than about 6210...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-31-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Z4 Roadster (E85) Xenons won’t go off
Views: 536
Posted By WestCDA
Yes, every other Canuck has this setup - at least...

Yes, every other Canuck has this setup - at least on a Canadian spec car. The low beam Xenon is the DRL. The settings can be changed via coding, but the secondary 'Angel Eye' rings aren't bright...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-28-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Z4 Roadster (E85) Battery vent adapter
Views: 369
Posted By WestCDA
Check out the plastic hose fittings at a hardware...

Check out the plastic hose fittings at a hardware store - they've got all kinds of fittings, including right angle adaptors. I picked up plastic a male-to-male adapter to use for 1/4 vinyl tubing a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-27-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,498
Posted By WestCDA
After going through a Midget and two B's on the...

After going through a Midget and two B's on the wayward journey to my current car, I'd say that having driven any one of those marvels blessed with a Lucas electrical system grants you a lifetime...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-27-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 292
Posted By WestCDA
Not using the stock components. The Z4 Bluetooth...

Not using the stock components. The Z4 Bluetooth is telephony only - it does not support A2DP music streaming. You can add third party devices like a Mediabridge that will allow you to accomplish...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-27-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,498
Posted By WestCDA
Wow, it must be draining having to pick out the...

Wow, it must be draining having to pick out the 'M' cars in time, from the rest of the riff-raff in mere Z4s. You don't also have a Harley by any chance, do you? ;)
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-21-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,498
Posted By WestCDA
The 'motorcycle wave' is whatever people want to...

The 'motorcycle wave' is whatever people want to make it - some do a full on overhand wave, some just fan their hand out underneath the bars, some just lift a couple fingers. I don't think there are...
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