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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 08-02-2007, 02:00 PM
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My brake light just came on yesterday when I put in new smoked tails.. I'm pissed.. Hopefully itll go away..
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Old 08-02-2007, 02:03 PM
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That check control is a godsend and a bloody PAIN IN THE ASS!!!
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Old 08-02-2007, 02:21 PM
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Lol.. right.. Should I just ignore it?
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Old 08-02-2007, 03:57 PM
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yeah, if they are working then just leave it..or create a loop somehow so it THINKS they are ok

But then you wont know when they actually do fail..........
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Old 08-02-2007, 10:01 PM
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The cooling system may require several bleed sessions to completely rid the system of air. The coolant low indication will appear on the OBC.
IS THIS WHAT IS CAUSING THAT HIGH PITCHED HISSING NOISE THAT IS -NOT- MY BRAKES, BUT SOUNDS LIKE IT?! I HAVE SEEN "CHANGE COOLANT" BEFORE!
I hope this is the answer to my long-wondered question!!!


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OBD2 cars cannot be 'chipped' there must be a software download, i.e. you have to send your ECU to have it programmed or have a "shark injector" to do this.
How do I know if my car is OBD2? I'm sure it's common knowledge, so don't laugh that I don't know (or do, lol)
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Your car is OBD2 its 96 and newer..
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Old 08-02-2007, 10:10 PM
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wow, 600 bannana's for a hose?
one banana is about 50 cents. So 600 bananas should be $300, if I have my numbers straight

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Your car is OBD2 its 96 and newer..
thanks man
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Old 08-13-2007, 04:31 AM
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Thermostat housing

In your posting your suggests that one should replace the standard thermostat housing with an aftermarket product.Can you elaborate as to why?

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Old 08-13-2007, 05:06 AM
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The stock plastic housing is prone to cracking buddy

An aluminium one will sort that right out
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Old 08-17-2007, 04:51 AM
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i need a new fcuking thermostat. My engine is always cold
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Old 08-17-2007, 04:53 AM
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Old 08-17-2007, 05:37 AM
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Old 08-28-2007, 02:53 PM
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If you press the temperature button in your car isnt suppose to give the temperature outside?

Well when I press mine it always says negative 35degress farenheit lol. How do i remedy that problem, and I also have aftermarket lights on my car, and it been saying brake light failire for the longest, and im guessing there is no way to reset my OBC to get rid of that either
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Old 08-28-2007, 02:55 PM
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Check the temperature sensor mate. It is in one of the brake ducts
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funny to some, but it helped my brake light circuit question
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Old 09-11-2007, 06:31 AM
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Better than stuck closed, any day of the week!
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Old 09-11-2007, 09:30 AM
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Great thread, Oddly ebough about 90% of that applies the E30

U'd think BMW would have solved these issues before releasing the E36?!?!?!

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Old 09-11-2007, 10:20 AM
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Old 09-15-2007, 12:33 PM
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can someone help me?

Hi everyone,
I am new here My boyfriend, being a boy and believing all buttons should be pushed and all levers pulled, pulled the rip-cord for my convertible roof. ARRGGHhh! Does anyone know what needs to be done to re-engage it? Or should I just bite the bullet and take it down to the nearest dealership to have it fixed? Any advice would be much appreciated!
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Old 10-04-2007, 09:50 PM
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I am new here My boyfriend, being a boy and believing all buttons should be pushed and all levers pulled, pulled the rip-cord for my convertible roof. ARRGGHhh! Does anyone know what needs to be done to re-engage it? Or should I just bite the bullet and take it down to the nearest dealership to have it fixed? Any advice would be much appreciated!
That's very true. They should be :-)

Haha, sounds like the kinda thing my g/f would say too. Basically, there is a procedure to reengage the motor, and its been discussed on here quite a bit. If you search it should come up pretty easily. Sorry, don't have a convertible so I don't have that problem, or the solution. But I hear its a somewhat involved, but definitely doable, procedure. Good luck, and welcome to the Fest!
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Old 10-20-2007, 01:12 AM
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That would be a good write up for someone to read that is looking to get into a BMW!
You pretty much got everything cover about e36 for future repairs.
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Old 11-25-2007, 10:36 AM
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Yes, red cars ARE faster


just re-read the post. why red cars faster, what change? or you kidding around?
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