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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 07-05-2010, 10:30 PM
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how'd you get the accented e?
hold down the ALT. key and type in 0233

Like this: touché
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Old 07-05-2010, 10:48 PM
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hold down the ALT. key and type in 0233

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no...I have a feeling you WANT me to do that...
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Old 07-05-2010, 11:42 PM
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Hey Ed that alarm install link isn't right for all cars. Almost every year has a different plug layout. I'd just take some pictures of the Bently's electrical diagrams. Thats what I used for the alarm install. Just an FYI or you can just add a note to it.
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:18 AM
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http://www.frankies-bmw.com/3series/diy_index.php
here are some climate control computer tests
http://www.gbnetwork.co.uk/bmw/clima...rolrepair.html
Fan controller broken on later cars:
most people do this:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=143393
But should try this first:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=309399

and section IV dead pixels is actually the climate control computer fix
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:25 AM
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no...I have a feeling you WANT me to do that...
Chicken.

Seriously, it's the real shortcut for adding the accented e. From here:

http://www.starr.net/is/type/altnum.htm

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Old 07-13-2010, 01:25 PM
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Great posting!!! Well done man!! But then it came from Canada!! ( that's C A N A D A -- no "u")

small issue - cant get the Fault code link to work could you check it please?
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Old 07-13-2010, 11:31 PM
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Hey Ed that alarm install link isn't right for all cars. Almost every year has a different plug layout. I'd just take some pictures of the Bently's electrical diagrams. Thats what I used for the alarm install. Just an FYI or you can just add a note to it.
Thanks Clark.

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Great posting!!! Well done man!! But then it came from Canada!! ( that's C A N A D A -- no "u")

small issue - cant get the Fault code link to work could you check it please?
THank you Ian. We've definitely gotta set up a meet between you, Ju and I.
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Old 07-15-2010, 10:45 PM
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We've definitely gotta set up a meet between you, Ju and I.
Yep anytime Ed, Hit me up!
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Nice work Ed! (Never hurts to bump a good sticky)

I never felt like putting the effort into something like this since most of the people who don't know this stuff probably won't read it anyway. You're a better man than I.
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Can't edit the first post any longer.

Brake Light Failure Courtesy of JohnF.

Here also.
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Old 10-06-2010, 09:06 PM
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OBD I codes, how to pull 'em and how to clear 'em!

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OBD I codes, how to pull 'em and how to clear 'em!
Here are all the BMW OBD diagnostic trouble codes, including the computer-specific ones and, where you get the least expensive scanner in the world:
- How to identify all BMW computer-specific OBDII fault codes (1) & how to better understand the key EPA federal test procedure (FTP) concept of the BMW "drive cycle" (1) & how to diagnose a typical BMW E39 engine misfire (1) or a sporadic-temperature-change cold-engine intermittent misfire (1) obtaining the pending or diagnostic trouble code (DTC) using free or freeware scans (1) [except in California or Hawaii (1) (2)] or the cheapest ODII scanner in the world (1) (2) or a better overall scanner (1) or the best diagnostic tools (1) (2) (3)

These are good E36 alignment specs and procedures:
- The dozen BMW alignment specs for the E36 (1)

In addition, these two links are a GREAT reference for the cooling system overhaul decisions to make on the E36:

BMW Cooling System Failure Points, Part 1 (e36, e46, e34, e39):


BMW Cooling System Failure Points, Part 2 (e36, e46, e34, e39):

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Old 05-19-2011, 12:02 PM
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Linky to a FDM/aux fan install thread I made

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=542497

For whatever its worth...
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Old 06-09-2011, 12:00 AM
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Damn, what's a good site to find rims, headlights, and extra ports for the m3 98?
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Damn, what's a good site to find rims, headlights, and extra ports for the m3 98?
Damn, you didn't click on the thread below this one? Like, the one that has like 40 vendors in it?
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http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=556024

better add that. i worked hard on it
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Good information - Thanks!
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:43 AM
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I'm going to rewrite this with less sarcasm, and more to the point helpful descriptions. If anyone else has a DIY they've written used, or feel should be included for its usefulness please drop it here and I'll include it in the rewrite.
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Here is mine:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...ght=underpanel

Why are you taking out the sarcasm?
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I just found this. It's for a UK coupe but with some imagination it should be very helpful.
http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...-removal-guide
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amazing link!
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Here's one I didn't see listed yet:

Find out which (optional) extras were fitted to your BMW from the factory:
bmw.com/ETK



Click on electronic parts catalogue and input the following:
U: eu111111
P: bmwetk1

Input the last 7 digits of your vehicles VIN and click on the button ->>


Then click on "options" above:


Once you've clicked "options" a pop up is displayed with list of (optional) extras fitted to your vehicle:


Credits to Ivari from bmw-club.ee for the find
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:15 AM
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OBC information. good reads here.

http://www.bmwe36blog.com/2007/11/12...manual-part-1/

http://www.bmwe36blog.com/2007/11/13...manual-part-2/
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Here's one I didn't see listed yet:

...

Credits to Ivari from bmw-club.ee for the find

I have been looking for this for ever!!! This is fantastic! Thanks for the great linky
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