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Old 02-28-2012, 09:52 AM
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1996 BMW Z3 Code Wait How To Fix

Many people may already know how to do this and I searched to find another HOW to on here. Maybe my search skillz are lacking so anyway I write a little Blog about the fixes I do to my 1996. This is my write up for recently fixing my "CODE WAIT" issue.


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Old 02-28-2012, 09:56 AM
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Z3 Stuck O2 Sensor Removal

oh how fat fingers and big tools can EFF up metal. Here is what to do if you run into a seized or Stuck "O2 Sensor".


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Old 03-10-2012, 07:02 AM
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Roadster owner's this is by far the best product to use for the rear plastic window, this is what was made for them by bmw
I have tried the mequires 2 step and this is by far easier and better then it is
simply rub it on and rub it off, that is it, 1 step and no mess
Note: I have not gotten it on the fabric so I do not know of any affects to it, but it was made for the bmw rear window by bmw so I assume there is no problem

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Dealer says this in no longer available.

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Old 08-26-2012, 07:12 PM
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Hello everyone!

First post on here.

Here's my z3 roadster DIY site:


Let me know how you like it!
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Old 08-31-2012, 04:23 AM
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MZ3 coupe was formally (ie: OE window sticker) called "M coupe"
MZ4 coupe is formally called "M Coupe"
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:22 PM
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Door Striker Replacement

Took me a while to work out why the alarm was not working correctly. It would go off for no reason for a while and then finally would not arm at all.

Thought it was the hood switch but that was OK. Finally noticed that the micro switch on the drivers door was worn and therefore not working when the door was closed.

Ordered a new part ( 51 21 8 399 245) - Real OEM shows left and right parts, can't see what would be different but you never know!

WARNING THE Plate that the Striker is bolted to is not attached to anything but the striker - Only remove one bolt at a time!!

Step 1 - Disconnect the cable.

Move the seat forward, remove the one screw holding the trim inside the door.

I was able to pull the trim out enough to get at the connector and do the job without to much issue - It was still hooked in at the bottom.

Disconnect the old cable and tie/tape a length of wire or string to the connector.

Pop the rubber grommet into the door post.

Step 2 - Remove the Striker.

Remove the top bolt and use a stiff wire with a bend on the end or a longer bolt to keep the plate in place.

Remove the lower bolt and ease the striker away from the panel and then replace the lower bolt.

Remove the wire or top bolt and replace the original bolt and you end up with this

Step 3 - Feed the new wire

You can pull the old cable (with the extra wire/string attached) out of the door jamb. the rubber grommet is a bit of a squeeze but makes it through.I used a hook and screw driver combo on it.

I did see another DIY where they did the opposite and cut the cable at the striker and pulled the wire backwards through the door jam.

Either way you end up with the temporary wire that you can attache the new cable to and pull it back through.

The new grommet was quiet a bit softer and was pulled through with no issue and popped into place on the inner bulkhead

Step 4 - Bolt the new striker in place.

Reverse of step 2.

Remove the top bolt - put wire or longer bolt in place.

Remove the bottom bolt. Put striker in place, replace bottom bolt.

Remove wire/temp bolt and put original top bolt back.

Tighten and adjust as required.

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Re: **Z3** How-tos (post links here)

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97 Z3...air bag light has come on recently....any idea why that would occurr...I did have the some work on the underside of the dash looking for a rattle..may this have caused something to occurr?
I have looked into this because I have the same problem.. I narrowed it down to a " seatbelt tensioner or weight sensor I'm the seat. As the most common culprit

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Z3 Roadster Replacing Compressor/Drier

Step by Step (with photos) on my DIY...when I replaced my A/C compressor/drier. You can see it here at....www.Bimmerfest.com/showthread.php?t=703747
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Old 08-23-2013, 03:46 PM
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Brake Switch Replacement

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Z3 Seat Bushing fix!

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1999 Z3 Roadster. My seats slide about a 1/2 an inch when accelerating an stopping. Especially the passenger seat. If I put the seat all the way back it doesn't do it. These are electric seats. Any fixes or advice.

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To keep in intent of this thread here is a site with most info regarding the fix.


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Information and DIY links on how to replace the antenna base unit and grommet.
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Subject: BMW option codes - updated 2001

Accompanying this Parts Information Bulletin is a Revised Option Code List for
2001. It contains all automotive options available to date.

Below are the most commonly used SA (Option) Codes for our vehicles
SA Code Description

100-198 Options for Police Vehicles

5 Automatic Transmission
6 Leather Upholstery
7 Metallic Paint
71 Super-Premium Audio System
72 Cold-Weather Package
97 First Aid Kit
133 Sport Package, 318ti
134 Rollover-Protection System
168 Exhaust Compensation EGII
169 Catalytic Converter for Diesel (E36)
199 Without Catalytic Converter (E36 Compact/Touring, 1994)
199 Without Catalytic Converter
200 Without Catalytic Converter

200 Inclement-Weather Package E36 (US)
201 Seed-Oil Methylester - Version RME
202 Steptronic
202 Inclement-Weather Package E34 (US)
203 Inclement-Weather Package E32 (US)
203 Long Rear Axle, Higher Ratio
203 4-Traction System
204 Shortened Rear Axle Transmissi on Ratio
205 Heat Package
205 Automatic Transmission
206 Sequential Manual Transmission
206 Color-keyed Aluminum Hard Top
207 6-Speed Manual Transmission
207 Leather Steering Wheel Series Styling
208 Active Package
208 Without DSC III
209 25% Limited Slip Differential
210 Dynamic Stability Control III
210 Anti-Blocker System (1994)
210 ABS (E36/5- E36/3 - 1995)
211 Dynamic Stability Control
212 Without Anti-lock Braking System
212 Trim Braking System Countries
213 Automatic Stability Control (ASC)
213 Hill Descent Control (HDC)
214 Automatic Stability Control + Traction (ASC+T), E36 Touring '94
214 ASC+T Automatic Stability Control
215 Power Steering, Variable Ratio
216 Servotronic Steering
217 Leather Steering Wheel in Series Styling
218 Sport Leather Steering Wheel II
219 Sport Steering Wheel, Leather
220 Self-leveling
221 2-Axle Level Control System
223 Electronic Damper Control III
225 Active Roll Stabilization (AWS)
226 Sport Suspension Settings
227 Sport Suspension Settings w/ Level Control System
228 Sport Suspension Settings Plus
228 Luxury Package
229 Dynamic Drive
230 Sport Suspension w/ Lower Placement
232 Electronic Damper Control
232 Light Alloy Wheel Styling 50 225/55R16 7JX16
233 Self-leveling (EDC)
234 Premium Package
234 Towing Hitch - Farmer System
235 Premium Package
235 Trailer Hitch w/ Ball (Euro)
236 Light Alloy Wheel Top-of-the-Line 92 / Tire Mix
237 Driving Dynamics System
237 Active Driving Dynamics System, RR Axle Kinematics (AHK)
238 Light Alloy Wheel Styling 93 245/50 R18 8JX18
239 Light Alloy Wheel Styling 94 245/50 R18 8JX18
240 Leather Steering Wheel w/ Ai rbag
241 Driver and Passenger Air Bag
242 Driver-Side Airbag w/ Series Rim
243 Passenger-Side Airbag
244 Steering Column Adjustment , Mechanical w/ He ight & Length Adjustment
245 Adjustable Steering Column, Electrical
246 Adjustable Steering Column, Mechanical
247 Steering Wheel Axial Adjustment, Mechanical
248 Leather Heated Steering Wheel
249 Multifunction Steering Wheel
250 Side Airbags for Rear Compa rtment Passengers
251 Tire Breakdown Displays
253 Multifunction Steering Wheel Wood
254 Wooden Steering Wheel R50
255 Sport Steering Wheel w/ Airbag
256 Sport Multifunction Steering Wheel / Cruise Control
257 Deactivation Side Airbag Rear
258 Tire w/ Emergency Running System
259 Without Side Airbag Dri ver/Front Passenger
260 Side Airbag - Driver/Front Passenger
261 Side Airbag for Rear Seat Passenger
262 Head Air Bag (ITS)
263 Light Alloy Wheel w/ Tire Mixing
264 Light Alloy Wheel Star Spoke 55
265 Tire Pressure Control (RDC)
266 Wheel, Radial Spoke Style 48 7J X 16 w/ 225/55 R16
267 Wheel, Star Spoke Style 49, 8J X 16 w/ 235/45 R17
268 Light Alloy Wheel w/ Tire Mixing
269 Radial Style Wheel 7J/16 (LM)m 225/50 R16
270 Wide Tires
270 Low-section (Offset) Tire Spare Tire Doughnut
271 Wheel, Z-Line 7J X 15 w/ 205/60
272 Wheel, Z-Star 7J X 16 w/ 225/50
273 Wheel, Star Spoke Style 43 7J X 16, 205/55 R16
274 Wheel, Flat Star Spoke Styling 6.5J X 15
274 Light Alloy Wheel - Double Spoke E53
275 Wheel, Z-Star, Chrome
276 Wheel, Style 18 7.;5J X17 w/ 225/45
276 Light Alloy Wheel Round Spoke Styling
277 Double-spoke Wheel 7JX16, 225/50 R16
278 Wheel, BMW Styling, 215/65 R16
278 Light Alloy Wheel w/ Tire Mixing
279 Wheel, Star Spoke Style 45 7J X 16, 205/55 R16
280 Wheel, Spoke Styling Style 33, 7J X 16 w/ 225/55 R16
281 Cross Spoke Alloy Wheel
281 Light Alloy Wheels / Chromed Round Spoke
282 Sport Spoke Wheel - 7JX16
282 Sport Spoke Style II 7J X 15, 205/60 R15 (E36/5, E36/3 1995)
283 Wheel Style II 7J X 15 w/ 225/60 R15
284 Wheel, BMW Styling, 235/60 R16
285 BMW Style Wheel 7J X 15
286 Wheel, Cast, Cross Spoke Styling 6J X 14, 195/65 R14 H
286 Light Alloy Wheel
287 Wheel, Cast, Style 13 7J X 15, 205/60 R15
287 Light Alloy Wheel / Star Spoke 64
288 Wheel, Cast, Cross Spoke Styling 7J X 15 (E30), 205/55 R15V
288 Wheel, Cast, Cross Spoke Styling 7J X 15 (E34T), 225/60 R15
288 Wheel, Cast, Cross-spoke Styling (E38) 5 8J X 16, 235/60 R16
288 Cross Spoke Styling Wheel 7J X 16
288 Light Alloy Wheel
289 Wheel, 7-Spoke Compound 8J X 17 w/ 235/45 R17
289 Wheel, BMW Styling (E34T) 7-1/2J X 16, 225/55 R16
290 Wheel, Star Spoke Style 44 8J X 17 w/ 235/45 R17
291 Wheel, Cross Spoke/2-part Style 5 8J X 17 w/ 235/45 R1 7
292 Wheel, Cross Spoke Style 29
293 Wheel, with Fail-safe Running Functions 6.5J X 15
293 Wheel, with Fail-safe Running Functions (E34T)
390 X 180 TD / TD 230/55 R390
293 Light Alloy Wheel / V-Spoke 54
294 Wheel, Smooth, Multi-Spoke Styling 4 -8J X 16 w/ 235/60 R16
295 Wheel, BMW Exclusive Styling 15 - 7.5J x 16 w/ 235/60 R16
296 Classic Wheel 7J X 16, Style 25
296 Classic Wheel Style 25 8J X 16 (E38), 245/55 R16
297 BMW Wheel 7J X 16
297 Light Alloy Wheel - Streamline
298 Forged Alloy Wheel
298 Wheel, Forged Alloy, Turbine Styling, 7-1/2J X 16, 235/50 R16
299 Wheel, Round Spoke Styling w/ tires: front: 7.5JX17 w/ 225/45 R17;
rear: 8.5JX17 w/ 245/40 R17
299 Wheel, Mixed (E38): front: 8J X 18, 235/50 R18;
rear: 9J X 18, 255/454 R18
299 Wheel, Cross Spoke Styling (E31): front 8J X 17, 235/45 R17;
rear 9J X 17, 265/40 R17

300 Space Saver Wheel
300 Central Interlocking, Ele ctrical
301 All-Terrain Tires
301 Anti-theft Alarm System
302 Theft Alarm with Remote Control
303 Light Alloy Wheel / Ellipsoid Styling 60
304 BMW Light Alloy Wheel Ellipsoid Styling 60
305 Remote Control for Central Locking
306 Remote Control for DWA Alarm
306 Light Alloy Wheel Imola / 15 Inch
307 BMW Light Alloy Wheel / Radial Spoke 61
308 BMW Light Alloy Wheel / Cross Spoke 42
309 BMW Light Alloy Wheel / Star Spoke Styling 57
310 BMW Light Alloy Wheel / Star Spoke Styling 58
311 BMW Light Alloy Wheel / Star Spoke 69 Brilliantine
312 BMW Light Alloy Wheel w/ Tire Mixing
313 Exterior Mirror Package
314 Heated Outside Mirror
314 Outside Mirror/Windshield Washer Nozzle Heated
315 Rear Window Wiper and Heated Washer Nozzles
316 Automatic Trunk Lid Control
317 Soft Close Trunk
317 Comfort Actuation for Doors
318 Double Sun Visors
319 Integrated Universal Remote Control
320 Script Name Plate
320 Without Script Name Plate (E34T, E38, E31)
321 Door Handles in Body Color
322 Comfort Access System
323 Soft Close Automatic Doors
324 Light Alloy Wheel E85
324 Front and Rear Spoiler
325 Spoiler, Rear, Wide-type
326 Without Rear Spoiler
327 White Engine Hood Stripes
328 Side Skirt
329 Black Hood Stripes
331 Light Alloy Wheel Styling B E85
332 Light Alloy Wheel Styling C E85
333 Light Alloy Wheel Styling D E85
334 Light Alloy Wheel Styling 71
335 M Technic Sport Package
336 M Technic Sport Package
337 Sport Package
338 M-Sport Package II
339 Shadowline
340 Partly-Painted Bumpers
340 Bumper Guards Black
341 (Fully) Painted Bumper Cover
342 Titan. Line Interior
343 Tech Interior Surface Chrome Dull
344 Aluminum Line Interior
345 Chromeline Interior
346 Chromeline Exterior
347 Titan. Line Exterior
348 Highlight Exterior
349 Highlight Interior
350 Tinted Glass Green
351 Light Alloy Wheel Star Spoke 89
352 Double-paned (Insulated) Side Window
353 Window, Green Band, Front/Rear
354 Anti-glare Windshield Strip
355 Laminated Safety Glass
356 Protected Mirror
356 Climate-Comfort Laminated Safety Glass
357 Protected (Burglar-Proof) Glazin g
358 Infrared Reflecting Windshield
359 Visibility Pack
360 Light Alloy Wheel Star Spoke 81
361 Light Alloy Wheel Parallel Spoke 82
362 Electric Rear Vent Window
363 Light Alloy Wheel / Radial Spoke 32
364 Light Alloy Wheel / SP 32 Safety Tire s
365 Light Alloy Wheel / SP 70 Safety Tire s
365 Laminated Safety Glass, Rear Window
366 BMW Light Alloy Wheel - Star Spoke 70
367 Light Alloy Wheel / 15 Inch
367 Heated Steering Wheel/Front Seats (E39/E38)
368 Light Alloy Wheel / 16 Inch
369 Light Alloy Wheel / 17 Inch
370 Soft Top, Black (Fabric, E30)
372 Soft Top, Dark Brown (Fabric, E30)
373 Soft Top, Dark Blue (Fabric, E30)
374 Light Alloy Wheel Radial Spoke 73
375 Light Alloy Wheel Double Spoke Styling 79
375 Soft Top, Electro-mechanical, Black (E30)
376 Light Alloy Wheel / Star Spoke 74
376 Soft Top, Electro-mechanical, Dark Brown (E30)
377 Light Alloy Wheel / Star Spoke 69 in Stand /Paint
377 Soft Top, Electro-mechanical, Dark Blue ( E30)
378 Light Alloy Compound Wheel / Styling 80 Compact Spare
379 Light Alloy Compound Wheel / Styling 80 Normal Spare
380 Hard Top Preparation
381 Roof in Car Column & Mirror Caps in Black
382 Roof and Mirror Caps in White
382 Premium Package (E39)
383 Roof and Mirror Caps in Black
384 Light Alloy Wheel White
385 Light Alloy Wheel Monza / 16 Inch
385 Long Rails for Roofrack System
386 Roof Railing
387 Wind Guard
388 Soft Top, Black
389 Soft Top, Dark Gray
390 Soft Top, Classic Red (E36/2 early)
391 Soft Top, Dark Blue
392 Soft Top, Dark Green
393 Soft Top, Turquoise
394 Soft Top, Dark Beige
395 Rollover Protection System
396 Safety Tire
397 Light Alloy Wheel Styling 83
398 Soft Top, Electro-mechanical Operation
399 Fully-Automatic Soft Top control

400 Sliding Lifting Roof Manual
401 Sliding Sunroof Electrical
401 Sliding, Lifting Roof Mechanical (E30)
401 Sliding, Lifting Roof Electrical (E36, E31)
402 Electric Panorama Roof
403 Glass Sunroof
403 Glass Sunroof, Electrical (E38)
404 Sunroof, Double-paned Electrical
405 Heated Front Seats
406 Roller Sun Roof
410 Front Electric Window Lifter Regulator
411 Electric Window Regulator Front/Rear
412 Pull-out Helping Box
413 Trunk Compartment Net
414 Solid Trunk Covering and Compartment Net
415 Sunshade for Package Shelf
415 Sunshade for Package Shelf, Electrical (E38)
416 Rear Window Sun Blind, Electrical and Side Window Sunblind,
Rear Door, Mechanical
416 Rear Window Sun Blind, Electrical (E31)
417 Side window Sun Blind, Rear Door, Mechanical
422 Wood Shell-Grained Maple Burgundy
423 Velour Floor Mats
423 Velour Floor Mats, High Pile (E31)
424 Floor Carpet Black (Preliminary Name)
425 Grid Galvanik Strip
426 Interior Strip Aluminum
427 Interior Surface Silver
428 Warning Triangle/First Aid Kit
429 Interior Surface Anthracite
430 Automatic Dimming Interior Rearview Mirror
431 Interior Mirror (phot o-sensitive)
432 Rain Sensor and Auto-dimming Interior Mirror
433 Interior Strips Graphite
434 Interior Strips Paint Metal lic
435 Real Wood Version
436 Real Wood Version
437 Real Wood Version
437 Instrument Panel, Black
438 Precious (real) Wood Equipment
438 Precious (real) Wood Equipment (Nussbaum [E38])
438 Precious (real) Wood Equipment (Vogelaugenahorn [E31])
439 Interior Polished Aluminum Strips
439 Interior Strips Dull Chrome
440 Non-smoker's Package
441 Smoker's Package
442 Beverage Holder
444 Mulltifunctional Center Armrest Rear
445 Rear-oriented Center Console
446 Rear-oriented Equipment
447 Rear Compartment Oriented Trim II
448 High-line Rear Equipment
450 Active Backrest Ventilation
451 Active Seat (Driver Only 9 CH)
451 Seat Height Adjustment, Mechanical, Passenger
452 Active Seat in Rear Compartment
453 Air Conditioned Seat Front
454 Air Conditioned Seat Rear
455 Active Seat for Driver and Passenger
455 Electrical Adjustable Seat, Driver Side
456 Electrical Adjustable Comfort Seats
457 Contour Seat, Electrical Adjustable
458 Electrical Seat Adjustment for Driver/Passenger
459 Electrical Adjustable Comfort Seats with Memory/Passenger
460 Seat Adjustment, Electric, for Rear Seats
461 Seat Back Adjustment in Rear Compartment, Electrical
462 Comfort Seats w/ Fold-down Table
464 Ski Sack
465 Through-loading System
467 Taxi Rear Seat in Black Flox Cloth
469 Integrated Child Seats in Rear Compartment
470 Isofix for Child Seat Mount
472 Center Armrest for Driver/Passenger
473 Front Armrest
474 Without Armrest Front
475 Center Armrest Front Including Steering Wheel Adjustment
481 Sport Seat - Driver/Passenger
482 Sport Seat + Sports Steering Wheel
488 Lumbar Support, Driver
488 Lumbar Support, Electrical, Driver/Passenger (E38)
489 Lumbar Support, Electric, Passenger
490 Seat Width Adjustment
492 Tray in Rear Center Armrest
493 Storage (Oddments) Package
494 Headed Seats Driver/Passenger
495 Third Three-pointed Rear Seat Belt
496 Seat Heating for Rear Seats
497 Rear Center Armrest
498 Mechanical Rear Headrest
498 Rear Headrest for All 3 S eat Positions (E34T)
498 Rear Headrest, Outer, Electrical (E38)
499 Headrest, Rear, Electrical Adjustable

500 Headlight Washer Position for Intensive Cleaning
502 Headlight Washing System
502 Headlight Washing System without Intensive Cleaning (E38)
505 Headlight Washing System
508 Park Distance Control
509 Laser Distance Meter (LAM)
510 Headlight Adjustment Low Beam Light
512 Without Headlight Adjustment
519 Auxiliary Headlights R50
520 Front Foglights
521 Rain Sensor
522 Xenon Headlights
523 Rear Air Conditioning System with Cold Box
524 Driving Lights Control
525 Refrigerator Box
526 Without Rear Heating/Air Co nditioning
527 Without Cooler Box and Bar Tray
528 Automatic Air Circulation (no A/C)
529 Microfilter
530 Air Conditioning
532 Air Conditioning ZG
533 Rear Compartment Air Blower
534 Automatic Air Conditioning
535 Electronic Temperature Controls
536 Park Heating
536 Park Heating w/ Digital Timer (E31)
537 Independent Ventilation Control (Park Ventilation)
538 Latent Heat Storage System
539 Remote Control for Park Heating
540 Multifunction Steering Wheel Include. Cruise Control
541 Active Cruise Control
542 Check Control
543 Boost Pressure Indicator R53
544 Individualization
545 Tachometer, km/h, Speedometer, Analog and Energy Control
546 Tachometer Analogue
548 Speedometer in Kilometers per Hour
549 Radio Clock
550 On-board Computer - Basis
551 On-board Computer II w/ Remote Control
553 On-board Computer IV w/ Remote Control
554 On-board Computer V
555 High-On-board Computer (Navigation System)
556 Ambient Temperature Sensor
560 Co-Pilots in Rear Compartment
562 Map Reading Light
563 Make-up Mirror Illuminated
564 Interior Light Package
570 High-voltage Power Supply
571 Reinforced Power Supply 140A Generator
575 12V Power Supply and 2 Battery in Rear
577 Rental Car Features/Preparations
581 Taxi Package

601 TV Function
602 On-board Monitor w/ TV and On-board Computer
603 Rear Compartment TV Set
604 Personal Travel Assistant Preparation
605 BTX / Telephone
606 Low Navigation System
606 Sport Suspension (E3 6)
607 Personal Computer (PC)
608 Navigation System Including On-board Computer
609 Navigation System w/ TV and On-board Computer
612 BMW Assist
613 BMW Assist On-line
619 Emergency Call System
621 BMW Telephone Keypad Handset, "C" Network, Front
622 Second Handset in Rear for BMW Telephone
623 BMW Telephone "D" Network
623 BMW Telephone "D" Network with Hands-free Operation (E31)
624 Complete Preparation BMW Cellphone (Siemens)
625 Telephone "D" Network Motorola (Portable)
626 Communications Package, Portable Telephone
627 Complete Preparation BMW Cellphone (Nokia)
627 Communications Package
628 Communications Package
629 Auto Telephone "D" Network w/ Front Map Reader
629 BMW Telephone "D" Network w/ Eject Box w/ Hands-free
Operation Capability (E34, E34T, E38)
630 Car Phone Siemens w/ Cordless Handset
631 Second Handset in Rear (Cordless)
632 Complete Preparation BMW Cellular Phone (Motorola)
633 Telephone Preparation Siemens Keypad Handset Front
634 Telephone Preparation "C" Network
635 Telephone Preparation "D" Network
636 Telephone Preparation Cell Phone "D" Network
637 Telephone Preparation Siemens "C" Network 3 Front Keypad Handset
640 Telephone Preparation
640 Telephone Preparation, US (E34T)
641 Telephone Preparation AMPS Network
642 Telephone Preparation BMW Complete
643 Telephone Preparation VDA
643 Telephone Preparation "D" Network for Axicon Phone
645 BMW US Radio
647 Becker Mexico Electronic II w/o TR/Frequency
647 Active Package 318ti
648 Grundig 3882 RDS
650 Radio, BMW Reverse
650 CD Drive Unit Allotment
651 Radio, BMW Reverse RDS
651 MDL Drive Unit Allotment
652 DVD Drive Unit
653 BMW Bavaria C Reverse II
654 DAB Receiver
654 Radio, BMW Bavaria C III
655 BMW Bavaria C Business
656 Car Radio Reverse
657 Car Radio Business
657 Radio, BMW Bavaria C Reverse III
658 Radio, BMW Business CD RDS
659 Radio, BMW Bavaria Electronic CD II
660 Radio, BMW Bavaria C Reverse RDS (E30)
660 Radio, BMW Reverse
661 Radio, BMW Bavaria C Business RDS (E30)
661 Radio, BMW Business
662 Radio, BMW Business CD
662 Radio, BMW Bavaria C Professional RDS (E34, E31)
663 Radio, BMW Professional
665 Radio, BMW Business RDS inc. CD 6
666 Radio, BMW Business CD RDS
668 Radio, BMW Reverse RDS
669 Radio, BMW Business RDS
669 Radio, BMW Business C RDS (E31)
670 Radio, BMW Professional RDS
670 Radio, BMW Professional C RDS (E31)
671 Radio, BMW Business RDS inc. CD 6 CD Changer & Hi Fi System
672 BMW 6-Disc CD Changer
673 Hi Fi System US
674 Hi Fi System, Harmon Kardon
675 Rear Compartment Audio System
675 BMW Sound System
676 Premium Audio System
677 Hi Fi System Professional DSP
678 Headphone System in Rear Compartment
679 Hi Fi Subwoofer System
680 Radio Antenna, Manual
681 Roof Antenna
682 Radio Antenna, Automatic
683 Telephone Antenna for "D" Network
684 Telephone Rear Window Antenna "D" Network
685 Telephone Antenna for "C" Network
686 Diversity Antenna
687 Radio Pre-wiring
689 In-car Video Preparation
690 Cassette Box
691 CD Storage
692 Pre-wiring for I-Bus 6-Disc CD Changer
693 Rear Speaker System
694 Pre-wiring for 6-Disc CD Changer
694 Preparation for Pioneer/Alpine CD Changer (E34, E34T)
694 Preparation for Pioneer CD Chan ge (E31)
695 CD Pioneer/Alpine Preparation
695 MD Changer
696 DVD Changer (6-Disk)
697 Automatic Telephone Antenna
698 Area Code 2 For DVD
699 Area Code 3 for DVD

700 Area Code 4 for DVD
701 Area Code 5 for DVD
702 Area Code 6 for DVD
704 Sport Styling (body and suspension)
705 M Sport Suspension II
708 M Technic Leather Sport Steering Wheel II
709 M Sport Leather Steering Wheel
710 Multifunction Steering Wheel include. Cruise Control
710 M Style Leather Steering Wheel w/ Airbag (E34T)
713 Off-Road Package
715 M Aerodynamic Package
716 Aerodynamic Package
717 Comfort Edition
718 Exclusive Edition
719 Sport Edition
720 Edition ZD
721 Edition ZB
722 Edition ZF
723 High Line
724 Edition ZH
725 Edition ZE
726 Edition ZN
727 Edition ZO
728 Edition ZV
729 Edition Importers
731 Additional Edition Content
731 Executive Level II
738 Wooden Trim - Eibe Club
738 Real Wood Version
739 Wooden Trim - Birdeye Maple
739 Real Wood Version Birch
740 Executive ZD
741 Executive ZB
742 Executive ZF/ZG
743 Executive Special Market
744 Executive ZH
746 Executive ZE
747 Executive ZN
748 Executive ZO
749 Executive ZV
750 Executive Import/Z1
751 Video System in Rear Compartment (NTSC)
752 Individual Audio System
753 Young Line
754 M Deck Spoiler
755 Convertible Compact (California Roof)
755 Individual Open-air Folding Top
756 Open-air Compact, Soft Rear Window
756 Individual Light Alloy Wheel Round Spoke
757 Expanded Hi Fi System
757 Individual Sound Package
758 Luxury Package, Compact
759 Family Package
759 Individual Family
760 Pull-out Loading Help (E34T)
760 Individual High-gloss Shadowline
761 Tinted Side/Rear Windows
761 Individual Sun-Protection Glazing
763 Individual Series 80th Anniversary Japan
766 Individual Series "Avus" E36/2 (Euro)
766 "Individual Selection" Japan
767 "Individual Line" Avus
768 Individual Series "Club Sport"
769 Individual Series
770 Individual Series Classic
771 M Titan Line Interior
772 M Aluminum Line Anthracite
772 Luxury Equipment
773 Real Wood Version
773 Wooden Trim, Vogelaugenahorn (E34T Euro)
773 Wooden Trim, Eibe Club (E31)
773 Wooden Trim
775 Roofliner, Black
775 Individual Roof Headlining Anthracite
776 Individual Roof Headliner Alcantara Anthracite
777 Trunk Trim Panel Alcantara Black
778 Marking BMW Individual
778 Door Handle, BMW Individual
779 Door Handle, BMW Individual/Motorsport
779 Door Handle, BMW Motorsport (E31)
780 M Light Alloy Wheel Parallel Spoke
780 Wheel, Parallelspoke Styling
781 Wheel, M Contour II
782 M Light Alloy Wheel System II
782 Nuremberg Ring, Chassis Package
783 Forged Alloy Wheels
783 Wheel, Light Alloy, Double Spoke Styling, front: 7-1/2J X 17;
rear: 8-1/2J x 17, Wheel According to Series (E36/2 Euro)
783 M Forged Wheel w/ Double Spoke
784 Premium Package
784 M Style Outside Mirror (E34, M5)
784 M Outside Rearview Mirror including M Molding
785 Individual White Turn Signal Lights
786 17" Wheel Well
786 Rear Seat Enclosure (E34, M5)
787 Sport Package (E39)
787 M Light Alloy Wheel w/ Tire Mixing 19
788 M Light Alloy Wheel w/ Tire Mixing
789 M Light Alloy Wheel w/ Tire Mixing 18
789 Luxury Package
790 Auxiliary Tank Individual
791 M Servotronic
792 M Forged Alloy Wheel 19"
793 Sequential Manual Transmission
795 M Light Alloy Wheel 17"
798 Individual Fabric Soft Top Magenta
798 Soft Top, Magenta
799 E30 Individual Series

800 Exhaust Pipe Complete, Non-US Use
800 Catalytic Converter System Countries
801 Order Control
801 Order Control ZD (E34T, E31)
802 Korean Export
803 Without Third Breaklight
804 Switzerland/Export
804 Switzerland/Austria Export (E36/2,E34T Euro)
805 Activated Carbon Canister (Container)
806 Third Breaklight, E36/2, E34 (Eu ro), E38
806 New Zealand Export
807 Japanese Export
808 Israel Export
809 Denmark Export
810 Australian Export
811 Belgian Export
812 England Export
813 France Export
814 Italy Export
815 Bad Road Package
815 Heavy-duty Package
816 East European Package (E36 Compact/Touring E34T, E38)
816 HC 1/2 Exhaust Technology
817 Engine Layout RON 91
818 Main Battery Switch
819 Spain Export
820 Latin America Export (E36/4)
820 Brazilian Export
821 Egyptian Export
822 (Persian) Gulf States Export
823 Tropical Countries Export
824 South Africa Export
825 Oceania Radio
826 Body Design Matching for Export
826 Suspension Export Settings
827 Scandinavian Export
829 Preparation for Cabrio Conversion
831 Without Option 662 (BMW Bavaria C Professional RDS Radio)
831 MID without Radio (E38)
832 Battery in Trunk
834 Without Option 690 ( Cassette Box w/lighting)
835 U.S. Tourist Version
836 Without Option 672 (BMW Bavaria 6CD Changer)
837 Without Option 676 (Active Hi-Fi Loud Speaker System)
837 Without Navigation System
838 Canadian Export
839 Pseudo Delivery Module for Without Options
840 Without Option 695 (Radio Preparation)
840 Without Remote Control for Radio
841 Control for Delivery of Options Package - Vehicle Specific
841 Option Package Pseudo Code Number
842 Without Option 508 (Park Distance Control)
842 Cold Climate Export
843 Option Engine Layout
845 Audible Seat Belt Warning Signal
846 Taiwan Export
847 2 Battery for "C" Network Telephone
847 Chassis/Safety Vehicle
848 Enlarged Cable Harness
850 Additional Fuel Tank
850 Additional Fuel Tank for Export Vehicle (E34T, E31)
850 Self-leveling Rear Suspension (E38)
851 Language Version German
852 Japanese Language Descriptions
853 English Language Descriptions
854 French Language Descriptions
855 Italian Language Descriptions
856 Spanish Language Descriptions
857 Preparation for Supplemental Automatic Climate Control Installation
857 Preparation for Air Conditioning
858 Low-compression Engine
859 Adjustment / Control IHKA
860 Turn Signal Lights, Front, Side
861 Change Coding Set
862 Cloth Seats Front for Taxi Package
863 European Dealer Directory
864 Overseas Dealer Director y
865 Oddsments Table/Footrests, Rear
866 Service Card Germany
867 Language Version Korean
868 Radio Preparations for ZF/ZI for ZG/ZZ
870 Salt
871 Pepper
872 Chili
875 Infrared Remote Control
875 Infrared Compact System (E38)
876 Radio Frequency 315Mhz
877 Without Functioning Upper Cross Bar
877 Without Cross-over Control
879 German Language Owner's Manual
880 Cold Weather Package (E38)
880 English Language Owner's Manual/Service Booklet
881 French Language Owner's Manual/Service Booklet
882 Credit for Initial Trim
883 Spanish Language Owner's Manual/Service Booklet
884 Italian Language Owner's Manual/Service Booklet
885 Swedish Language Owner's Manual/Service Booklet
886 Dutch Language Owner's Manual/Service Booklet
887 Arabic Language Owner's Manual/Service Booklet
888 Danish Language Owner's Manual/Service Booklet
889 Portuguese Language Owner's Manual/Service Booklet
890 Japanese Language Owner's Manual/Service Booklet
891 Russian Language Owner's Manual/Service Booklet
892 Chinese Language Owner's Manual/Service Booklet
896 Daytime Running Light Switch (Circuit)
897 Anti-theft Alarm System - Continuous Tone (Holland)
898 Complete Knockdown Kit [CKD] (Non-U.S.) [Components
built in one country; assembled in another.]
899 Visual Alarm Signal (DWA)
899 Export Vehicle

900 Acknowledged Vehicle Immobilization It.AZT/TUV
901 Simplified Special Controls - Press Car
902 Special Control - Press Car
903 Special Control - Exhibition Car
904 Special Control - Test Car
905 Special Control - Demo Car
906 Special Control - Photo Car
907 James Bond Edition
908 Diagnostic Box for Researc h Vehicles
910 Research Car with Special Controls without Prior Inspection
911 Research Car with Special Controls with Prior Inspection
915 Without Special Conservation Exterior
916 Without Paint Protection for Special Research Car
917 Overseas Preparation
918 Alpina B3 Internal
919 Alpina Doors
920 Alpina without Vehicle Title (Identification)
921 Alpina B8 Internal
922 Alpina Engine Oil Cooler
923 Narrow Kidney Grill
924 Foldable Bicycle
925 Shipping Protection Package
926 Full-size Spare
927 All-season Tires
928 Tire Routing (Control)
929 Wind Deflector Added
930 Price Dependence 314, 494, 520
931 Winter Tire for Car Rental
932 Winter Tire Set Additional
933 Wheel Cap for Winter Tire
934 Winter Tire on Light Alloy Wheel
936 BMW Cell Phone to be Requested upon Supply
937 Navigation CD ROM to be Requested upon Supply
938 ZS Individual Series
939 Consideration of Price Dependency
940 Special Request Trim
940 Specialty Equipment
941 Special Request Handling
942 Specialty Equipment Canceled
943 Special Request Motorsports Plant
944 Labor Conversion Internal Dept. ZS
945 Taking Price Struction into Consideration
946 Price Dependence 416 for Natural Leather
947 Price Structure, Series Seats
948 Standard Package
949 Premium Package
950 Latin America Package
951 Korea Package
952 China Package
955 Business Line
956 Middle East Package
957 Hong Kong Package
959 Luxury Package for Mexico
960 Limited Steering Angle
961 Special Motor
962 Country-specific Motor (Engine Mapping)
963 Thailand Engine 2.394cc
964 Pseudo-Incorporation for LA/SA
965 Coil Spring, Fitted, Front +25kg
966 Coil Spring, Fitted Front + 50kg
967 Coil Spring, Fitted Rear +25kg
968 Coil Spring, Fitted Rear +50kg
969 Coil Spring, Fitted Rear +75kg
970 Business Package
971 Exclusive Package
972 Comfort Package
973 Malaysia Package
975 Splashguard (Mudflap), Rear
978 Innovation Package
979 Business Package II
980 Exclusive Package
980 Hard Top, Black (E30)
982 Hard Top in Car Color
983 Hard Top, Dark Blue (E30)
983 Model Year Code for Export
984 Coding Maintenance Interval
985 Radio, US, Adapter Set
986 Deadline Check
987 Existence Check
988 Coding Maintenance Interval Stage 2
989 Distinguishing Model Revision
990 Coordination Launch Series
991 Coordination Pre-Series
991 Pre-Series Steering
992 Coordination License (Plate) Attachment
993 Model Year Code
994 Special Control
995 Change Ban
996 Order Control First Dealer Cars Old
997 Manufacturer's Export Documents
998 Steering Operation Requirements
999 Order Processing/Routing
999 Order Control First Dealer Cars

This is a pretty inclusive listing...hope you all enjoy it.
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Took me a while to work out why the alarm was not working correctly. It would go off for no reason for a while and .......
Tighten and adjust as required.
I have a door that needs a little kneeing (or thigh-eing really) to get it to open. This write up is handy-I know I will need it.
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Mein Auto: 1996 BMW Z3 Roadster
Business Radio Volume Control Fix - No parts required!

My first Z3 how-to. I'm so excited right now...

Problem: volume control on stock business radio works intermittently or not at all

Over time the volume control on my stock radio became unresponsive. I could turn it clockwise or counter-clockwise endlessly to no avail. Initially turning it a lot would eventually work, then I discovered putting side pressure on the switch while turning it would get a response. The side pressure would cause the contacts to connect. But this eventually wouldn't even help. I even tried telling it that it was a good switch, a pretty switch and eventually a POS switch, but no help there either.

Solution: I found several references where people replaced the POT (switch). None of the sources cited had them anymore. There is also a person who will fix it for you on eBay for under $100, but that requires mailing the whole radio unit to him and waiting for it to be mailed back.

The problem isn't with the switch itself, but with the contacts. Convertibles are inherently dirty and allow dust to circulate from all angles. The volume control isn't sealed very well and eventually this dust collects around the contacts and insulates them. The solution is to clean the contacts.

Procedure: It's been a few months now but essentially the process was, after disconnecting the negative cable from the car battery, to first remove the radio by opening the two screw covers on the outer edge of each side of the radio face. There is a small indentation that indicates where to pull. Might work with a finger nail but if not a small flat head screw driver will do the trick. The door is on a hinge and does not pop out, just swings open to reveal the hexagonal screws. Losten these and the radio will pull out far enough to reveal the wires in the back.

There is a wire cluster connector that took some finagling to get lose. Just a basic plastic harness that has plastic ear chatches you have to move enough to pull it off. I broke one of the ears in the process but the whole connector is so tight that I question the need for it in the first place. It's been three months since I fixed my volume control and it's still fine.

After removing all of the wire connections, remove the radio. You will have to open the metal cage to get to the switch and this requires twisting several metal T latches straight so they can be pulled back through. I took pictures of this and will add them later from my phone. The T ear connectors are also soldered so you have to first use a solder sucker before you can twist the T straight. I elected not to solder them when I reassembled everything in case a mere cleaning didn't suffice. I don't think solder is necessary either, but time will tell.

Once you open the cage, detach the POT from the main board by pulling the wire from the connector. No soldering is required here.

With the POT fully removed, get some contact cleaner solution, the kind that cleans corrosion on electric contacts, and flood the POT with the solution. I decided to fill a container with the solution and emerse the entire POT in it. I then placed the container in a jewelry cleaner of the sonic vibration variety and let it do its magic. My jewelry cleaner has a timer that maxes out at 480 seconds, so I ran it through several cycles. After this I removed everything, shook the switch over a paper towel, and then put it on top of clean paper towel and set it in the jewelry cleaner again to shake off any residual solution.

With the POT dry, reconnect the POT, button the cage back up with the T latches, reinstall the radio, reconnect the battery, enter the damned radio code, and rock and roll. Literally.

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