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Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 07-20-2009, 02:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 609
Posted By Suki
You posted your question a year ago, but never...

You posted your question a year ago, but never added the answer. I just bought a Sportster5 and am wondering what all will I need to hardwire it to my car.
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 07-20-2009, 02:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 486
Posted By Suki
I am going to be putting a Sirius Sportster5 in...

I am going to be putting a Sirius Sportster5 in my E46 with the Business Radio soon, since I own several cars and several motorcycles and want the portability. Just need to figure out how I want to...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 07-20-2009, 02:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,380
Posted By Suki
BestBuy has the refurbished Garmin 765WT for $179...

BestBuy has the refurbished Garmin 765WT for $179 right now. It has the the features of the $450 765T, including Lifetime Traffic and Bluetooth, but only goes from Point A to B to C, instead of 10+...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 07-20-2009, 01:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,056
Posted By Suki
I just got the Sirius Sportster5 and am wondering...

I just got the Sirius Sportster5 and am wondering if anyone has any tips on installing it and hard-wiring it since I hate plugging into the Lighter and having extra cords right there. I have the CD...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 07-20-2009, 01:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,025
Posted By Suki
What about installing a removable Sportster 5...

What about installing a removable Sportster 5 Sirius receiver? What is the best place to mount it? How can that be integrated into a 2004 325i with the CD changer and Business radio?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-13-2009, 09:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,720
Posted By Suki
Taking the airbox and the fan out on a car with...

Taking the airbox and the fan out on a car with automatic is not that hard and gives you pleny of room and light to work from above. The fan nut needs a thin 1-1/4" or 32mm (same thing) wrench. An...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-13-2009, 09:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,493
Posted By Suki
BTW- having the correct torque is VERY important,...

BTW- having the correct torque is VERY important, in terms of minimizing bolts vibrating out, going into plastic failure (permanently stretching and weakening), fatigue (stress cracks), and then...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-13-2009, 09:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,493
Posted By Suki
Does the Bentley Manual have the torque specs for...

Does the Bentley Manual have the torque specs for the oil filter support bracket? Had to take mine off to get a couple broken tensioner bolts out. We put almost everything back at 18 ft-lbs, but a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-13-2009, 08:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,395
Posted By Suki
My son was driving the 323Ci this past Friday and...

My son was driving the 323Ci this past Friday and the tensioner snapped off a half-hour from home, breaking both belts at once and overheating the motor. He mostly noticed the immediate loss of the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-13-2009, 08:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,395
Posted By Suki
Take it to an independent mechanic, and he (or...

Take it to an independent mechanic, and he (or she) will be able to tell you what is wrong, and how much it would be to drop in a used or rebuilt engine, if that is what is needed.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-13-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,606
Posted By Suki
Leather doesn't smell like crayons, especially...

Leather doesn't smell like crayons, especially when there is no leather in the trunk, or even in the vinyl upholstered cars. Leather smells like: leather. If not, clean it with some saddle soap.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-27-2009, 12:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,638
Posted By Suki
There is the 'Storage Compartment Option', Part...

There is the 'Storage Compartment Option', Part #21 for $91, which = ? (Does anyone here have that option?)
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-26-2009, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 984
Posted By Suki
On the right side, in the innrer panel directly...

On the right side, in the innrer panel directly in front of the tire, is a thin round hockey-puck-like sensor. It goes to the heated wiper nozzles. If it isn't working, make sure you use washer...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-26-2009, 12:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,481
Posted By Suki
I just had a similar experience replacing a...

I just had a similar experience replacing a broken rear lower control arm on my E46. The inner bolt is 1cm shy of clearing the axle, so it takes about 5 hours of taking things apart (including...
Forum: Site Feedback / Questions / Suggestions 06-26-2009, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 377
Posted By Suki
Lightbulb Wiring diagrams?

Can we get a section devoted to the wiring diagrams for each main model (lighting, radio, etc.) and any available online manuals?

I did a search for 'E46 lighting diagram' since I need to find...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-26-2009, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,920
Posted By Suki
I assume the fog lights are run off a relay, and...

I assume the fog lights are run off a relay, and if so, can't they then be set up for a second trigger, much like people do with after-market angel-eyes when they hook 'em up to the footwell lights...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-20-2009, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By Suki
Where is a good place to put in an extra interior...

Where is a good place to put in an extra interior inline switch for the AE's? From what I could see, there is no 'good' spot that'll look 'factory' unless I get a $50-$80 OEM switch and use it for...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-20-2009, 09:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,109
Posted By Suki
AE Wiring: I am new to this, and am trying to...

AE Wiring: I am new to this, and am trying to wire my new CCFL AE's sometime this week, but have a few questions:
Why is a direct connect to the battery used? Since the AE power draw is so tiny,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-20-2009, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 740
Posted By Suki
The various installation guides for angel eyes on...

The various installation guides for angel eyes on jlevi's site require a password. :-(
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-20-2009, 08:34 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 46,566
Posted By Suki
You can always lengthen the cables that come in...

You can always lengthen the cables that come in the kit, which is made to go from the back of the in-dash radio to the left side of the glove box. If the jack is mounted where the DSC etc buttons...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-20-2009, 08:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,872
Posted By Suki
The smell is from the stale air sitting in the...

The smell is from the stale air sitting in the vents. Autozone and other parts stores have a vent cleaner spray for about $10 that you spray in where the microfilter goes under the hood, and in the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-20-2009, 08:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,876
Posted By Suki
Has anyone figured out a way to repair the...

Has anyone figured out a way to repair the sunroof panel's right side clips if the little spring arms have broken off? Using Legos or anything? Or is the only option to replace the whole panel? ...
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