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Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 09-08-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 127
Posted By czarmar
Does the aftermarket head unit connect to the...

Does the aftermarket head unit connect to the Ibus? If you've got a 17 pin adapter to connect your head unit to the stock wiring, make sure that the ibus line (pin 7 on the stock wiring harness)...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-03-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 265
Posted By czarmar
Like I said, you'll need to pull the inner...

Like I said, you'll need to pull the inner taillight on the trunk lid to investigate. Pull the trim back from the trunk lid behind the taillight, remove the inner taillight, and you'll have access...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-02-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 265
Posted By czarmar
If you're hearing some mechanical noise from the...

If you're hearing some mechanical noise from the trunk lid when pressing the button, your problem is mechanical and not electrical. You'll have to pull off the inner taillight to investigate that...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 08-29-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By czarmar
The little circuit board has a resistor and two...

The little circuit board has a resistor and two capacitors. I believe that the stock head unit needs to see a load on those lines to select the aux input, and the capacitors do some input filtering....
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-22-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By czarmar
My car has nearly done 500k km, and generally it...

My car has nearly done 500k km, and generally it has been trouble free. I think you'll be fine. It's a rare e46 that hasn't done 160k km at this point.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-19-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,659
Posted By czarmar
That's too bad - It does look like a nice car,...

That's too bad - It does look like a nice car, whatever it ends up being worth. Having a 'maybe' seller takes away from an active seller that is ready to sell.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-18-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,659
Posted By czarmar
Haha.. Looks like the owner of this one is...

Haha.. Looks like the owner of this one is optimistic they can get more - he took it off Seattle CL, actually RAISED his asking price to $13K and put it on Autotrader. Good move not including the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-18-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,659
Posted By czarmar
You are competing with a number of ZHPs at or...

You are competing with a number of ZHPs at or under $11K on Autotrader.com. Based on that brief selection, cars nearly equivalent to yours are asking between $9-13K. I think you might be asking...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-16-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By czarmar
You're in the secret menu. If turning the car...

You're in the secret menu. If turning the car off and back on doesn't resolve it, it seems that your left cluster button is shorted.

I believe this would be the normal behavior if you held your...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-12-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 619
Posted By czarmar
The reason being is that these cars are finding...

The reason being is that these cars are finding their way into junk yards at ever increasing rates, the market value for used parts as well as the vehicle in general are falling.

I think I could...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-12-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 619
Posted By czarmar
Depends on the price you can get - TBH, you may...

Depends on the price you can get - TBH, you may be able to get away with a wheel, a used silver fender and blinker in a wrecking yard. I'm assuming airbags are intact. Looks like the headlight...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-11-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 488
Posted By czarmar
My 323i isn't fast, but with the maintained stock...

My 323i isn't fast, but with the maintained stock sport suspension handles pretty good. Even though my car isn't fast, the power curve is pleasing. In some ways a lower powered car is more pleasing...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-09-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,659
Posted By czarmar
I dunno, call me a glutton for punishment, but...

I dunno, call me a glutton for punishment, but you could eat off my nearly 300K engine. I once entered my M5 in a concours event, and got used to making sure there wasn't any dust or dirt. Q tips in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-09-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 972
Posted By czarmar
It's always hard to diagnose via Youtube, but...

It's always hard to diagnose via Youtube, but before you write that car off, I think it's worth doing some preliminary investigations. To me, it doesn't sound mechanical.

Just because everything...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-09-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,659
Posted By czarmar
Here's another one for food for thought. More...

Here's another one for food for thought. More leather wear, and quite a dirty engine for an "enthusiast owned" - maybe they should have omitted the under hood shot. However, it seems to come from...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-08-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,659
Posted By czarmar
I think they were rarer, as in numbers produced. ...

I think they were rarer, as in numbers produced. I was plenty happy with my M5, and didn't have a desire for the 540i.

For example, look at what the average price is for 3 series tourings. In...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-08-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,659
Posted By czarmar
I daresay that most well maintained ZHP cars are...

I daresay that most well maintained ZHP cars are in the hands of enthusiasts at this point, and in some ways, they might be rarer than an M3, which leads to some exclusivity that can nearly match the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-08-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,659
Posted By czarmar
Those two cars just aren't worth comparing. The...

Those two cars just aren't worth comparing. The cheaper car has double the miles, automatic, and a salvage title. If someone is looking for a pristine ZHP they would not even let the Sacramento car...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-07-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,659
Posted By czarmar
I think he's holding out for someone who wants...

I think he's holding out for someone who wants nearly *that* exact ZHP, i.e. BSM. It does look like a pristine example, and as long as the buyer is informed on the ZHP relative value and realizes...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-04-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 406
Posted By czarmar
Here's some other considerations: How much is...

Here's some other considerations: How much is your car worth, and how soon do you intend to replace it? Could you live with a repair that reduces the appearance of damage rather than makes it good...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-03-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,227
Posted By czarmar
He's lucky to not have been on the passenger...

He's lucky to not have been on the passenger side. I tend to think anyone sitting in the passenger seat would likely not survive. The E46 is a solid chassis, but not built to deal with the small...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-26-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By czarmar
All the wiring harnesses are in the trunk, so if...

All the wiring harnesses are in the trunk, so if you want to get something closer to the dash, you'll have to run cabling.

Some guys have figured out how to use the tape deck audio input to get...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-26-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By czarmar
Most upgrades are available for Nav head units,...

Most upgrades are available for Nav head units, but what you have there is just a display. The actual radio head unit is in the boot by the CD changer.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-25-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 29,813
Views: 2,254,815
Posted By czarmar
I replaced my headlight lenses for $80 and put in...

I replaced my headlight lenses for $80 and put in Phillips 85122+, along with new grilles that don't pop out when I close the hood.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-25-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By czarmar
That's definitely under market for a ZHP. For...

That's definitely under market for a ZHP. For $5K I'm not quibbling over the suspension, dents, etc. I'd do my best DD but given it's $5K for a freakin ZHP, it's not a lot to sweat over. I think...
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