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Ron Stygar 02-04-2012 08:42 PM

Removal of signal and trim on the front fenders
 
http://www.unofficialbmw.com/images/5113095631320.jpg

Ron Stygar 02-05-2012 10:27 AM

Main Groups
 
Main groups are in the TIS (repair) , EPC (parts), WDS (electrical) etc.

If you purchase the cover trim it starts with 51 13

If you purchase the Signal lamp it starts with 63 13

#3
http://www.penskeparts.com/DiagramsR...iagram=51_6112

#1
http://www.penskeparts.com/DiagramsR...iagram=63_0759




If you have the part number you can find the TIS.
Notice the 13 in the middle of the trim and signal trim.

http://www.unofficialbmw.com/images/maingroups-1.jpg

http://www.unofficialbmw.com/images/maingroups-2.jpg

Ron Stygar 02-22-2012 05:51 PM

Z4 Fuel Pump Bulletin
 
SI B 16 02 06 October 2006

01/10/06 up 09/08/06

Z4 M roadster LE89047 - LE89999
----------------LY52002 - LY52816

Z4 M coupe LL93008 - LL93334

Wiring harness may have been pinched.

Reroute away where it's pinched with tape.

Zuzax 03-24-2012 02:31 PM

Link to installation of Duralast Platinum H6-AGM battery in place of stock BMW 61 21 7 553 951 in 2007 M Roadster.

Ron Stygar 03-27-2012 03:30 PM

Pass Key
 
TCU






MitchSF 03-27-2012 05:27 PM

Triple blink for pre-facelift cars - Komfortblinker, http://www.jalt.de. I added one to an 02 330Ci, and it worked perfectly. It helps to speak German, but English instructions are available.

Ron Stygar 03-27-2012 06:40 PM

34 00 ... General Information
 
Part of 34 00 ...


JonM 08-31-2012 04:35 AM

FYI.

MZ3 coupe was formally (ie: OE window sticker) called "M coupe"
MZ4 coupe is formally called "M Coupe"

Not sure if roadster/Roadster is in the same boat or not.

tyz4 10-30-2012 07:51 PM

just made a video on how to change a xenon low beam light for 2006 bmw z4. not sure where to post the info but this spot seems like a good start.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=Ooh16mEY3hQ

RonRock 01-13-2013 12:00 PM

New member here. Good thread lots of good info.

Are the manufacture numbers correct in post #22? Those numbers seem very low to me.

Ron Stygar 01-13-2013 01:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RonRock (Post 7310437)
Are the manufacture numbers correct in post #22? Those numbers seem very low to me.

NA includes Canada.

Vladi 09-16-2013 09:42 AM

Z4 headlight polishing
 
Hi all,

Since the headlights are off the car now, decided to get rid of the extremely annoying "milky" look. Although it was nothing to worry about, it drove me nuts. Not very well seen on the picture, though:

http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/p...psa83f9717.jpg

So I started with sandpaper grit 600:

http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/p...ps7aef33f8.jpg

Then grit 1200:

http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/p...ps50cf3fa1.jpg

And, finally, grit 2000. Not sure it was absolutely necessary since I could see no difference between 1200 and 2000 but I did it nevertheless. After grit 2000, used an alumina-based commercial polishing product :

http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/p...ps44ea7050.jpg

After polishing, used the wax from the kit:

http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/p...ps08ecf36e.jpg

And the final result:

http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/p...ps19deab09.jpg

You should count not less than 10 minutes per grit. I worked by hand, maybe if you use a vibro-polisher it would take way les time. After every grit, wipe carefully the surface and check for deep scratches left from the previous stages. Remove them by further sanding. Remember: sanding is the most critical stage! Failing to do it properly will result in visible scratches even after polishing, so be meticulous!
For polishing I used a general-purpose drill with variable rpms. This stage takes a bit more than 2-3 minutes and is very easy, there are very few things that can go wrong there.
If you have deep scratches on your headlights, start from grit 240 or so and continue the same way as described.

Good luck! :)

mini-me 01-10-2014 09:39 PM

1 Attachment(s)
Attached are the (v3) install instructions from the motion sensor alarm 65 73 0 309 944, have fun!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ron Stygar (Post 1990853)
Just installed the alarm retrofit kit (without interior protection).
Part # 65 73 0 302 424 $112r
Initially wasn't going to add it, but an experience in VA on the way to HC changed my mind.

Basically a under hood switch and a siren with built in tilt sensor.
The siren assembly gets installed underneath the car between the two mufflers.
Instructions say you have to remove the rear bumper cover to do that.
Having the car apart before, that didn't make sense.
Turns out that you just have to remove (8 screws and 2 plastic nuts) the black bottom diffuser
plastic piece cover which gives you the same access that removing the bumper does.













Non M part:







dc_wright 05-25-2014 12:11 PM

6 Attachment(s)
Ship Killer's top motor replacement guides, guide on replacing the lift cylinders, and my DIY on relocating the pump motor to the trunk..........

madurodave 05-27-2014 11:38 PM

**Z4** How-tos (post links here)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Brosenberg (Post 8269158)
Hi I have a BMW 2004 Z4 3.0 liter and I'm looking for the amplifier part number. My dealership is looking for $1200.00 and I'm trying to beat the price?


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See if your dealership accepts BMWCCA discounts. 20% off that price!

So net about $960.


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dc_wright 05-28-2014 04:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brosenberg (Post 8269158)
Hi I have a BMW 2004 Z4 3.0 liter and I'm looking for the amplifier part number. My dealership is looking for $1200.00 and I'm trying to beat the price?


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Look up part number on realoem.com or bmwfans.info and google search. BMW of South Atlanta looks like they'll sell it on line for $1K.

AndyM 07-13-2015 10:05 AM

All,

This thread is NOT for questions. This thread is to post DIY or How-To's. If you have a question about your car, please start a new thread. Do NOT post your question here. Your post will be deleted in the interest of keeping this thread on topic.

If you have a question about a DIY posted here, feel free to ask away here or int he original thread.

dc_wright 01-29-2016 08:28 AM

2 Attachment(s)
I've essentially done a "rebuild" on the soft top on my car and here are the DIYs I've created as part of that work. I also relocated the pump to the trunk while I was doing this.

DIYs created:

Relocate pump motor to the trunk - Status: Posted
Replace your lift cylinders - Status - Posted
Replace your top canvas and headliner - Status - Under Construction

impreza276 04-02-2016 01:12 PM

A dashcam installation for the E85:

https://youtu.be/Eb7FDycTQaM

impreza276 04-11-2016 03:46 PM

Uhaul trailer hitch installation

https://youtu.be/BULCvyEpWC8

impreza276 04-11-2016 03:46 PM

Cleaning the convertible drain holes

https://youtu.be/k5LwrafOLt4

impreza276 04-11-2016 03:47 PM

Sound generator mod

https://youtu.be/UVijH3_C1ZY

burlovgolf 08-11-2016 10:49 AM

Sticky Steering-Z4 2006 3.0si
 
I bought a complete steering column for a Z4 2008, 3.0si. After I received it I took it to a European Garage. They looked at the steering and said they couldn't satisfactorily install it since they did not put in"a Locking Key" before its removal. He told me to return it. My question is are they right that it can not be satisfactorily installed. Please advise

Bucko521 08-11-2016 12:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by burlovgolf (Post 9796196)
I bought a complete steering column for a Z4 2008, 3.0si. After I received it I took it to a European Garage. They looked at the steering and said they couldn't satisfactorily install it since they did not put in"a Locking Key" before its removal. He told me to return it. My question is are they right that it can not be satisfactorily installed. Please advise


Please start your own thread with this question. This entire section is ONLY for DIY items. Not questions.

This reply and you question will both be removed soon.

Rogerrpb 08-07-2017 01:18 PM

I think this what I need except I have an early 03.

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