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Old 01-16-2013, 04:43 AM
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Hi guys! I'm new to this forum. I'm happy that I can join you!
I just buy BMW E34 520i 24V and already got a question about it! Its really hard to move my gear shift from one shift to another. It's not the way it switches, the gears goes in very smooth, but the path between them ( I mean when you pass from one gear to another and you move the gear shift) it's real tight! What can be the problem? Ask if you got some vaguely I shall try to explain my problem more precise.
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:04 AM
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Sounds like a sloppy shifter. I would look into the linkage and make sure its all tight. Also be sure your bushings are in good shape. Replace if worn.

I have a question for you. Does the Z33 in your username have anyhing to do with the 350Z? If so, we just became best friends...

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Old 01-16-2013, 05:27 AM
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Thanks for the quick answer. I shall check this sleeves. This z33max come form zeemax. Type zeemax in Google cuz probably I'll be banned or warned If I post the link here. And btw I got Nissan Almera and Nissan Primera, great cars.
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:52 AM
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:00 AM
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Man... the only common thing between me and Zeemax is only the name ... I just like the name and I take it as my nickname. Generally my nickname is "zeemax" but this time I change it a little : ) There is a lot of pictures on zeemax web page. : ) Very soon I shall post pictures of my e34 : )
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:49 PM
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Hey again guys! Did someone knows how to fix this problem. Look the picture below. The devices (in red circles) didn't glow! Any idea how to remove them and change the lamps without break them?
P.S. This is not my car don't look the date.

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Old 01-17-2013, 01:50 PM
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Hey again guys! Did someone knows how to fix this problem. Look the picture below. The devices (in red circles) didn't glow! Any idea how to remove them and change the lamps without break them?
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:50 PM
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With the unit out you might be able to get similar leds from Dick Smith/Jaycar or who ever you get electronic components from.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:51 PM
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:30 AM
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Does anyone see the picture in my post above, cuz I can see it?
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:14 AM
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theres little LED lights behind it that are out
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:58 AM
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Hello again to everyone BMW maniacs! I got 2 very easy questions for you .... I got adjusting steering wheel but I CANT adjust it, also I don't know how to reset my daily odometer. I already try everything to pull and push my steering wheel ... but it does not move an inch! Also I try to reset my odometer by pressing it ..... and waiting ... but again nothing. Here are the pictures of my steering and my odo.


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Old 01-20-2013, 09:18 AM
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Thanks for the pics. Very helpful in answering your questions

First the steering wheel adjustment. Are you trying to tilt the steering wheel? If I'm not mistaken, the E34 only has the telescoping function on the steering wheel. So with the lever as shown in your second picture, pull the steering wheel straight out.

As to the odometer reset, it appears that the knob that you push has been broken off on yours. It is the button located between the fuel gauge and speedometer.

Hope this helps.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:29 AM
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(Sorry for the too big pictures IDK what's happened) For the wheel I tried everything to no avail; I even tried pulling the wheel together with a friend.
And for the odo. the knob is broken but I can push it with thin screwdriver ... may be I mus turn it left or right? For how long time I must press it if the pressing does the job?
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:33 AM
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(Sorry for the too big pictures IDK what's happened) For the wheel I tried everything to no avail; I even tried pulling the wheel together with a friend.
And for the odo. the knob is broken but I can push it with thin screwdriver ... may be I mus turn it left or right? For how long time I must press it if the pressing does the job?
The knob only has to be pushed. It may be that the force that broke the button may have disloged it from the end that connects to the instrument cluster
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1992 525i - Sold
1995 325is - Sold
2000 528i - Sold

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Old 01-21-2013, 03:45 AM
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Thanks a lot, I shall try again and again : ) Did some know how to accurate remove intake manifold, because somwhere under it there are probably torn hose. The engine take too much air from there and this mess up the regular engine work.
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:16 PM
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You will have to remove and take apart the cluster to find out whats wrong with it. Sounds like the rod that pushes the button on the circuit board is physically broken.

As for the wheel adjustment, look for this large gold colored nut near the pedals:


Get your friend again and a monkey wrench. PUt the monkey wrench on the nut and hold it in place while your friend turns the steering wheel. You want to loosen the nut enough so that the adjustment will work, but not too much that the steering will have too much play.

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