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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 07-29-2007, 02:09 PM
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Thanks for the tremendous effort you invested in putting together this Wiki. Used the info to reprogram my key--worked perfectly the first time.
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Old 01-19-2009, 02:10 PM
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this is very cool! I already found A LOT of useful information here. BMW should pay you.
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Old 05-18-2009, 02:12 PM
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A ton of information here, with great links as well. THANKS! for all the work setting up and maintaining this site. It's a huge help to us DIY's.
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Old 07-09-2009, 09:08 AM
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Bump to the top for the noobs. Best thing since sliced bread!
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this is very cool! I already found A LOT of useful information here. BMW should pay you.
I am thinking BMW would try to have it shut down since it will save alot of us from taking the trip to the dealership and grabbing our ankles .
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Old 08-05-2009, 11:49 AM
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wheres the DIY part... I found it once, but can't now.
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Old 08-05-2009, 11:53 AM
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wheres the DIY part... I found it once, but can't now.
The entire thing... the wiki has links to DIYs ... pull up the wiki and use your browser's search function (Ctrl-F) to find something specific.
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Old 08-05-2009, 11:56 AM
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The entire thing... the wiki has links to DIYs ... pull up the wiki and use your browser's search function (Ctrl-F) to find something specific.
There was a list of DIY's before, oil changes, window regulators, brakes, ect. It was on a blue page, Ill try your advice.
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Old 10-26-2009, 08:23 AM
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The PDF docs listed at http://www.linquist.net/motorsports/bmw/service do not work anymore.
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Old 10-26-2009, 08:34 AM
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The PDF docs listed at http://www.linquist.net/motorsports/bmw/service do not work anymore.
I just clicked on em, they work fine for me.
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Old 12-13-2009, 12:18 PM
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Firs, thanks for the fantastic job.

*To discuss changes to the Wiki, post a message here.*

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4.3.16 Wiper Blades

Wiper Blades

The wiper blades are 22" (drivers side) and 19" (passenger side). The correct Bosch Icon pair are 422B and 419B. BMW dealers sell an insert at very low cost ($2.80 each) which allows one to simply replace the worn rubber element. BMW Part No. 61-61-0-154-440. Installation indications can be found at the end of this thread. Also note that the part numbers for the windshield wipers can be found at RealOEM under the "Vehicle electrical system," section.
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As of 10/01/09 I was told by my BMW dealership that they no longer carry nor sell the inserts for a 2001 330Ci - that the entire blade consisting of bracket and insert is now one fused unit that needs to be replaced entirely when worn out, I think it’s the Bosh Icon. This entry needs fact checking and revision.

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Old 12-13-2009, 12:21 PM
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As of 10/01/09 I was told by my BMW dealership that they no longer carry nor sell the inserts for a 2001 330Ci - that the entire blade consisting of bracket and insert is now one fused unit that needs to be replaced entirely when worn out, I think it’s the Bosh Icon. This entry needs fact checking and revision.

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Feel free to make this edit to the wiki (everyone on bimmerfest has the ability to edit it).
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Old 12-13-2009, 05:47 PM
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Whoops. Allow me to rephrase hehe
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This entry needs fact checking and revision.
should read "Such an edit by me needs fact checking and revision." (Sorry.)

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2.3.1 What should I look out for?

“The E46 doesn't have many significant problem areas; however these cars are VERY sensitive to maintenance. If you are going to buy a used E46, avoid cars without a good maintenance and repair history. Luckily, the E46 had free maintenance until 36,000 or 50,000 miles (depending on year), so most early maintenance was performed by BMW dealers. Any dealer should be able to provide the service history with just the last seven digits of the VIN.”


Nov. 2009 I was told by Daniels BMW in Allentown PA that a dealership can only give out information on maintenance that they themselves have performed. Other maintenance information from other dealerships is provided to them by BMW NA, who does not authorize release to the owner.

Am I getting "played" or what?

Comments?
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Old 12-28-2009, 01:34 PM
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hi all i have a e 46 330i sport, when i first turn on the heaters the speed goes up and down on its own,any ideas of the prob an dhow much to fix?
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hi all i have a e 46 330i sport, when i first turn on the heaters the speed goes up and down on its own,any ideas of the prob an dhow much to fix?
You posted this question in a thread about the wiki yet the answer to your question is IN the wiki, click on the link in the first post of this thread!!!
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At the very end of the E46 wiki there's a reference to buying brake parts from Rock Auto. Don't do it. I recently purchase caliper rebuild kits and found out they were the wrong diameter. Had lengthly discussions and requested they change their catalog entry because it was obviously incorrect. Their answer was that the manufacturer said the parts fit, so therefore I was wrong not them. I returned the parts, they restocked them and now another sucker or two will have to go through the same idiotic process that I did. Save a fellow 'Fester a big headache and delete the reference.
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Old 02-15-2010, 03:25 PM
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Brake Pad Light/ Sensor Question

Just had the light come on the other day for the brake pads, changed the brake pads, put in the sensor inside the pad, I did not however get a new sensor, I had no idea that a new one is required. I have been reading the forums and found multiple answers? If you change the brake pads can the sensor be reused? If not is that why I can not reset that light on the dashboard???

What's a good place to get that sensor?
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Old 02-15-2010, 03:27 PM
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Just had the light come on the other day for the brake pads, changed the brake pads, put in the sensor inside the pad, I did not however get a new sensor, I had no idea that a new one is required. I have been reading the forums and found multiple answers? If you change the brake pads can the sensor be reused? If not is that why I can not reset that light on the dashboard???

What's a good place to get that sensor?
Once the sensor goes off you need a new one. You should have read that all over the forum if you searched properly.

Check www.autohausaz.com or www.oembimmerparts.com for a sensor
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This does, in fact, work on my sedan. Always has. 03/2000 production 323i.
Mine, too! '01 325i
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Is there a different remote key re-initialization procedure for older style keys?
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Looks like BMW325i.net is no more. We've lost a few good DIY write-ups, to include manual and differential oil changes, for which we have no other write-ups linked.
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Looks like BMW325i.net is no more. We've lost a few good DIY write-ups, to include manual and differential oil changes, for which we have no other write-ups linked.
Fixed.
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:33 AM
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I love our e46 wiki! I wanted to thank everyone that contributed to the wiki and especially the people that drove the effort. I started doing some basic research last night on the the X3 and X5 (e53 and e83) to see if those models were as diy friendly as our cars. The wikis are lacking for those vehicles which made me realize how underappreciative I have been for our wiki.

You guys rock!

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Just had the light come on the other day for the brake pads, changed the brake pads, put in the sensor inside the pad, I did not however get a new sensor, I had no idea that a new one is required. I have been reading the forums and found multiple answers? If you change the brake pads can the sensor be reused? If not is that why I can not reset that light on the dashboard???

What's a good place to get that sensor?
I did all the sensors and tryed the 30sec key on. No luck. Anyone have other ideas to what is causing the yellow brake lamp to be on?
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