E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.


Go Back   E46Fanatics > Search Forums

You searched for the keyword(s):
Your search results are listed below. If you did not find the answer you were looking for, please try searching again. Make sure that you are searching the entire site and not a specific forum. If you cannot find the answer to your question, create a new discussion topic in the appropriate BMW related or Off-Topic section.

Showing results 1 to 25 of 115
Search took 0.20 seconds.
Search: Keyword(s): ; Posts Made By: czarmar
Forum: BAVSOUND Mobile Electronics Forum 07-20-2016, 11:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 573
Posted By czarmar
It could be that the head unit wants to see the...

It could be that the head unit wants to see the source impedance of the headphone line driver. We know that the aux won't register when there's nothing connected, and perhaps we can test it:
1....
Forum: BAVSOUND Mobile Electronics Forum 07-14-2016, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 573
Posted By czarmar
I would add that the RC circuit is a high pass...

I would add that the RC circuit is a high pass filter, and the OEM aux may attenuate the bass response.
This doesn't do anything for ground isolation, as the signal ground at the HiZ input is...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-22-2016, 09:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,393
Posted By czarmar
I understand the appeal of a newer car. I parted...

I understand the appeal of a newer car. I parted ways with my '99 323i with almost 300K miles for the allure of the cheap lease deal for several reasons. When I first saw the i3, I was quite...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-20-2016, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By czarmar
Technically speaking, e46 only has the K-Bus,...

Technically speaking, e46 only has the K-Bus, where the e39 and others had both I & K Bus. The I-Bus moniker stuck more than the K-Bus, so it is often used in place of the term K-Bus.
Forum: BAVSOUND Mobile Electronics Forum 12-26-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 812
Posted By czarmar
E46 doesn't have a CAN bus, as far as I know. If...

E46 doesn't have a CAN bus, as far as I know. If the parrot is designed to integrate with an e46, then the CAN +/- shouldn't be necessary. Try leaving them disconnected and see if it works, my...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-15-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,367
Posted By czarmar
Do you have any aftermarket additions to the...

Do you have any aftermarket additions to the electrical system? I imagine that something is keeping the computer running while the car is supposed to be sleeping, whether it is an FSR, ignition,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-15-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 823
Posted By czarmar
It sounds like a faulty ignition. The ignition...

It sounds like a faulty ignition. The ignition is connected both to the EWS to start the car, as well as the K Bus - when an ignition switch fails it can create issues across the board. If you only...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 04-01-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 825
Posted By czarmar
When was your M3 built? If it was built after...

When was your M3 built? If it was built after 9/02, the OEM cable should work when there's a source present and playing - although sometimes it won't work if you have a charger on your phone. Make...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-29-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,016
Posted By czarmar
You're absolutely correct. I think the I-bus...

You're absolutely correct. I think the I-bus terminology is used in the general sense - for example you'll find a lot more chassis agnostic relevant articles referencing the I-bus rather than the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-29-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,016
Posted By czarmar
Make sure the iBus line isn't being held low. ...

Make sure the iBus line isn't being held low. You mentioned there was an aftermarket head unit installed previously. Did they install it right with an adapter, or cut the stereo harness to install?...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-12-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,011
Posted By czarmar
Nothing wrong with a 323i. I'm the 3rd owner of...

Nothing wrong with a 323i. I'm the 3rd owner of a '99 manual that almost has 300K - and on the original clutch I believe. No subframe cracks. Autocrossed last summer and expect to do it again this...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-15-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,917
Posted By czarmar
+1 on ordering via the website. The only time...

+1 on ordering via the website. The only time I've actually called them was to do a return which was taken care of very easily.
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 01-15-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By czarmar
While you're at it replacing the Control...

While you're at it replacing the Control arms/bushings, check the sway bar end links for play. They go out and they are fairly cheap and easy to replace.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-08-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By czarmar
The BMW radio sends out a poll every ~8 seconds...

The BMW radio sends out a poll every ~8 seconds to the CD changer (or whatever device is attached to the CD changer connections) that it must respond to. If the the BMW radio doesn't receive the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-08-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,410
Posted By czarmar
Things wear out, so if they've got a stack of...

Things wear out, so if they've got a stack of receipts for stuff like suspension and cooling system, plus standard maintenance, I'd be fine with 185K. I'm approaching 300K, and my car is solid. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 843
Posted By czarmar
I'm assuming you are talking about the valve...

I'm assuming you are talking about the valve cover gasket, rather than the head gasket.

Let me google that for you:
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-16-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,783
Posted By czarmar
One thing I'd mention is that the photos have too...

One thing I'd mention is that the photos have too much contrast boost. The pictures of the interior should be toned down a bit to show more detail - I understand boosting the contrast a bit with a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-14-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,170
Posted By czarmar
The problem is that a ZHP is an enthusiast car,...

The problem is that a ZHP is an enthusiast car, and to command the ZHP premium, I think the owner has to show respect to the car as an enthusiast would. My impression is that he doesn't spend a lot...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 12-11-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,446
Posted By czarmar
Good point, agreed. I didn't have the torx...

Good point, agreed. I didn't have the torx sockets as I don't run across them often, but it would be better to use the right tool for the job. In my case, like another poster mentioned, there...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 12-10-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,446
Posted By czarmar
The steering coupler is so easy to replace once...

The steering coupler is so easy to replace once you are under the car. An 8mm socket can get those star bolts off. I think I took 10 minutes including putting the car on jack stands.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-07-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,170
Posted By czarmar
Beautiful car, and I'd hold out for a good price....

Beautiful car, and I'd hold out for a good price. A one owner, late model ZHP coupe is going to be worth a premium. I'd expect near M3 money. There's a lot of people that would rather have your...
Forum: BAVSOUND Mobile Electronics Forum 11-24-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By czarmar
You definitely want the round pin connector. All...

You definitely want the round pin connector. All e46 production AFAIK use the 17 round pin connector, only the later e39/e53/etc use the 40 flat pin connector. The small 2x5 pin connector you have...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-11-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By czarmar
Autohausaz.com has free shipping over $75, and I...

Autohausaz.com has free shipping over $75, and I can vouch for their prices, and most of all their customer service if/when something goes wrong with an order.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-03-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By czarmar
Take your time figuring out what wiring is...

Take your time figuring out what wiring is binding behind the head unit - don't force it. The harness wiring should fold up behind the connector.

Where did you route your aux cable? Make sure it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-29-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,451
Posted By czarmar
On the aux capable head units, can't you get to...

On the aux capable head units, can't you get to the TONE LIN menu item under the audio settings? I think that controls the level of the factory aux input.
Showing results 1 to 25 of 115


 

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2016 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use