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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 11-24-2012, 01:10 PM
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Please help me with the procedure to change the cabin air filter a d fuel filter. Thank you so much
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:05 PM
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This is the e36 forum and you have an e46. Please move too the e46 forum for help or just google it.

http://www.bmpdesign.com/technical/e...er_install.php
http://www.e46fanatics.com/pdf/E46-B...ter-Change.pdf
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:16 PM
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Seems to be some differences in the 323i. Some cabin filters are behind the glove box, but my '99 seems to be under the windshield similar to the 325's, but with 5-6 clips vs the 3 twist off caps.
Is there a reason they changes this?

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Old 04-18-2013, 08:36 PM
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^What is the exact model of your car?
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“We got about ten minutes before this entire county is up in flames. If you want to live, you’d better step on the gas! Oh wait is this a Tesla? Sh!t! Well, step on the prissy peddle, we're going to die!” – Cartman
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:40 PM
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:59 PM
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That explains it. You have a 323ic not a 323i. 1999 was the transition year between the e36 and e46. All 1999 3-series with two doors were e36’s all the ones with four doors were e46’s. The guide I posted before was for an e46, so here’s one for your car.DIY Cabin Air Filter
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“We got about ten minutes before this entire county is up in flames. If you want to live, you’d better step on the gas! Oh wait is this a Tesla? Sh!t! Well, step on the prissy peddle, we're going to die!” – Cartman
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:24 PM
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I called a service place down here earlier and they said the part number comes up as the rectangular-ish one that goes behind the glove box BUT the mechanics installation/instructions were to install approx 2ft longer version at the back of the engine area under the wipers. The one I ordered from NAPA came as the longer one as well. If it's not for that one, I'm curious to know what the compartment under the windshield is for?

Vehicle information
Type
Value
VIN WBABJ733XXEA18121
Type code BJ73
Type 323I (USA)
E series E36 (C)
Series 3
Type CABRIO
Steering LL
Doors 2
Engine M52
Displacement 2.50
Power 125
Drive HECK
Transmission MECH
Colour TITANSILBER METALLIC (354)
Upholstery LEDER SOFT/HELLGRAU (P8TH)
Prod.date 1998-10-31
Options
Code
Description (interface)
Description (EPC)
S243A AIRBAG FUER BEIFAHRER Airbag for front passenger
S260A SEITENAIRBAG FUER FAHRER/BEIFAHRER Side airbag for driver/passenger
S277A LM RAD/DOPPELSPEICHENSTYLING BMW LA wheel/double spoke
S341A STOSSFAENGER KOMPLETT IN WAGENFARBE Bumpers completely in body colour
S388A VERDECK SCHWARZ Softtop, black
S498A KOPFSTUETZEN IM FOND Headrests mechanically adjustable, rear
S520A NEBELSCHEINWERFER Fog lights
S534A KLIMAAUTOMATIK Automatic air conditioning
S540A GESCHWINDIGKEITSREGELUNG Cruise control
S676A HIFI LAUTSPRECHERSYSTEM HiFi speaker system
S692A CD WECHSLER I-BUS VORBEREITUNG Preparation, BMW 6-CD changer I-bus
S710A M LEDERLENKRAD M sports steering wheel, multifunction
S818A BATTERIEHAUPTSCHALTER Battery master switch
S925A VERSANDSCHUTZPAKET Dispatch protection pack
Standard equipment
Code
Description (interface)
Description (EPC)
S214A AUT.STABIL.-CONTROL+TRAKTION(ASC+T) Automatic stability control (ASC+T)
S354A GRUENKEIL-FRONTSCHEIBE Windscreen, green-tinted upper strip
S411A FENSTERHEBER,ELEKTRISCH VORN/HINTEN Window lifts,electric,front/rear
S441A RAUCHERPAKET Smoker package
S542A CHECK CONTROL Check Control
S556A AUSSENTEMPERATURANZEIGE Outdoor temperature indicator
S687A RADIOVORBEREITUNG Radio preparation
S850A ZUSAETZL. TANKFUELLUNG EXPORT Additional Export tank filling
S853A SPRACHVERSION ENGLISCH Language version, English
S961A SONDERMOTOR SPECIAL MOTOR
S992A STEUERUNG KENNZEICHENBEFESTIGUNG Control of number-plate attachment
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:38 PM
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You can’t trust places like NAPA to get you the right part. If you walked in there and said that you would like a cabin air filter for 1999 323i you would get an air filter for a e46, or if you said that you would like an air filter for 1999 323i convertible the guy behind the counter could easily select a 1999 323i instead of a 323ic for your car. This is the correct part number for your air filter 64119069895.
The compartment under the windshield on your car is for the blower motor.
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:56 PM
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and I was hoping to not have to dig into the glove box...hahaha. Probably not that big of a deal. Hopefully they'll take it back (hasn't been opened) and get me the right one, or I can just order it locally.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:11 PM
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You do not even have to touch the glovebox. In the guide I posted before for the e36, it shows you how to change the cabin air filter from underneath the glovebox without removing the glovebox. I have done this on my car before. It is not too hard, though, you may get a few footprints on the ceiling and some dead bugs in your face.
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:47 AM
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Going to give the underneath the glovebox method a shot tomorrow. The glovebox thing looks like a PITA. Hope it wasn't replaced just before I bought the car.
Will be good experience either way
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If you're young, thin, flexible, and can tolerate being upside down for 45 minutes or so, then by all means don't remove the glove box. For those of us that aren't the glove box only takes 5 minutes or so to pull out and you can sit comfortably in the passenger seat and work through the big open hole in the dash.
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:35 PM
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If you're young, thin, flexible, and can tolerate being upside down for 45 minutes or so, then by all means don't remove the glove box. For those of us that aren't the glove box only takes 5 minutes or so to pull out and you can sit comfortably in the passenger seat and work through the big open hole in the dash.
This ^ many times over. My back can't take being scrunched up under the dash (like I'd fit anyway! ) and the glove box route is SOOOOO much easier.
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:48 PM
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Hmmm, I just had lower disc surgery in January, so being upside down and twisted is the last thing I need. I like the idea of "sitting" in the passenger seat and working through a big open hole in the dash
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Took me about 15 mins without removing glove box and it was dark
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Hmmm, I just had lower disc surgery in January, so being upside down and twisted is the last thing I need. I like the idea of "sitting" in the passenger seat and working through a big open hole in the dash
We can help you out if you'd like. I can help you drink refreshments while we watch Jared install the new filter.

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Old 04-19-2013, 03:32 PM
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Sounds good to me Hate to say, but I hope I pull out a nasty old filter when all is said and done.
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