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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 08-28-2009, 11:52 PM
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The right DME for my 89 325is.

How do I know if the computer for my e30 is the correct one? Somebody could sell me one, not knowing himself.......and leaves me with a bigger electrical problem! How do I compare the ref# on the DME casing:
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Old 08-29-2009, 01:55 AM
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drop the driver kick panel or glove box depending on if the car is RHD or LHD respectively, and unclip the ECU and take out the 4 bolts. the number is printed on the top of it. im not sure which number is which though, but enter it into realoem.com and see if its the correct one. you will be able to find out what the number for the correct one is as well, should the one you have be wrong
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Old 08-29-2009, 06:19 AM
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Thank You "MASTER"

If I got a used DME, does it have to be coded for my car, or is it good to go. Thanks for your time and wisdom!
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Old 08-29-2009, 07:34 AM
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If I got a used DME, does it have to be coded for my car, or is it good to go. Thanks for your time and wisdom!
any e30 DME of the same number will work properly.
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Old 08-29-2009, 07:36 AM
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If I got a used DME, does it have to be coded for my car, or is it good to go. Thanks for your time and wisdom!
There is a wide variety of ecus for the e30 325i/s. 173, 153, 380, 525, 081, 351, 382, 524, 526, and probably more that I'm missing. All are interchangeable, all will work in your car. The only difference is the software version/revision. So to answer your question, no. They are all plug and play.
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Old 08-29-2009, 08:38 AM
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Thank God for you and aspirin! Is there anything you guys don't know?
T.E.A.M. = Together Everyone Achieves More. Corny much? remembered that from when i was 7
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Old 09-24-2009, 06:27 PM
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Lordofthewaters- I'm a little slow on the uptake due to nice drugs following heart surgery. I've PM'd you but I'm a neonate and thought maybe I should ask here... I've got a '90 325ic and a BMW tech told me that my 0 261 200 380 (1730575 001) is bad and I bought a replacement today from a wrecked '90 325i AUTO sedan. I got a 0 261 200 173 (1730575 001) and it still doesn't start. Should this ECU from an auto sedan work on my 5-spd 325ic coupe? I'm trying to figure out if I bought a bad ECU, the ECU is non-compatible, or the tech was wrong. The BMW, Bosch, and Motronic numbers are different and it's going from a auto sedan to a 5-spd coupe convertible. Should the replacement work?

There is a wide variety of ecus for the e30 325i/s. 173, 153, 380, 525, 081, 351, 382, 524, 526, and probably more that I'm missing. All are interchangeable, all will work in your car. The only difference is the software version/revision. So to answer your question, no. They are all plug and play.
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Old 09-24-2009, 07:17 PM
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Lordofthewaters- I'm a little slow on the uptake due to nice drugs following heart surgery. I've PM'd you but I'm a neonate and thought maybe I should ask here... I've got a '90 325ic and a BMW tech told me that my 0 261 200 380 (1730575 001) is bad and I bought a replacement today from a wrecked '90 325i AUTO sedan. I got a 0 261 200 173 (1730575 001) and it still doesn't start. Should this ECU from an auto sedan work on my 5-spd 325ic coupe? I'm trying to figure out if I bought a bad ECU, the ECU is non-compatible, or the tech was wrong. The BMW, Bosch, and Motronic numbers are different and it's going from a auto sedan to a 5-spd coupe convertible. Should the replacement work?

There is a wide variety of ecus for the e30 325i/s. 173, 153, 380, 525, 081, 351, 382, 524, 526, and probably more that I'm missing. All are interchangeable, all will work in your car. The only difference is the software version/revision. So to answer your question, no. They are all plug and play.
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