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Forum: General E46 Forum 08-21-2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By scottjoh
charger for programming

Not sure you are familiar with the BMW GT1 w/yellow head. When doing programming the voltage on the cars battery is sampled and it will not let you continue until a minimum voltage is met. I tried...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-21-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By scottjoh
captured my keyfob signal

There is pseudo random rolling code which gets synced with the car when the sync procedure is performed. As long as the car hears a code within a 1000 rolls of the last time that key was heard it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-21-2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 56,062
Posted By scottjoh
Yeah, I know that schematic. Horribly drawn,...

Yeah, I know that schematic. Horribly drawn, missing values, several mistakes.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-21-2016, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By scottjoh
I captured the remote signal a long time ago. ...

I captured the remote signal a long time ago. You can see the received baseband signal by connecting a digital storage scope or logic analyzer to the signal coming out of the FZV receiver going to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-21-2016, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By scottjoh
If you are programming with GT1/SSS I use a 25A...

If you are programming with GT1/SSS I use a 25A power supply and still must disconnect the high beams (daytime running lights are on) and sometimes need to put another 12 Amp power supply on. I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-19-2016, 10:17 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 56,062
Posted By scottjoh
Diamond key dissection revisited

My remote has 270K resistors, not 210K. I don't think it matters as they are just pull ups. My key is 315MHz BTW. On the 433MHz remote are two capacitors coming off the emitter of the BFR182 a 1pF...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-14-2016, 09:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 751
Posted By scottjoh
Some of the aftermarket kits have wonky springs....

Some of the aftermarket kits have wonky springs. I really wish there was a kit as good as OEM.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-13-2016, 08:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 751
Posted By scottjoh
Some of those kits suck big time. I've done over...

Some of those kits suck big time. I've done over a hundred lock cylinder rebuilds and some require filing and sanding to get the parts to fit and turn smoothly. I don't have a problem with the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-13-2016, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By scottjoh
I've worked on a few mirrors and most come apart...

I've worked on a few mirrors and most come apart really easy without breaking any clips, but, one was insanely difficult. I think I broke all but two of the clips.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-08-2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By scottjoh
Did you read my earlier post? Not a motor...

Did you read my earlier post? Not a motor problem and it doesn't sound like a regulator problem. In the mean time take the door panel off, remove the three Torx screws holding the motor in, give it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-05-2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By scottjoh
Since the Windows doesn't go up at all and you...

Since the Windows doesn't go up at all and you didn't hear crunching it could be the switch in which case you would need to replace it (no alcohol will fix it) or the general module is bad. Read...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-18-2016, 12:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,663
Posted By scottjoh
You definitely sound like you know what you're...

You definitely sound like you know what you're talking about, but, I find it strange that my BMW remote and all the thousand plus BMW diamond remotes I've worked on use a rechargeable Panasonic...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-11-2016, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By scottjoh
Sounds like something in the remote is bad. A...

Sounds like something in the remote is bad. A bad push button switch, a cracked solder joint or broken component most likely.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-10-2016, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By scottjoh
Airbag light is on and alarm will not arm

They are not related. Get the fault codes read to find out why the airbag light is on. You probably have a bad remote for the keyless locking problem.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-06-2016, 01:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,567
Posted By scottjoh
Ouch. $350 is a lot!

Ouch. $350 is a lot!
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-04-2016, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By scottjoh
K-bus voltages are perfect. Check the back of...

K-bus voltages are perfect. Check the back of the fuse box for corrosion, give the wires a tug if it's corroded because the copper can get completely eaten away inside the insulation. I still think...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-04-2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 474
Posted By scottjoh
Drivers side Window not working - how to diagnose

General module is definitely bad. You need to get it repaired or replaced.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-04-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By scottjoh
2004 330i ZHP electrical problems

Sounds like a bad cluster (no lights/gauges except ABS, seat belt and gauges backlight). That's the standard failure I see coming in.

The nav/radio however is probably a separate problem. That...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-29-2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By scottjoh
The part number for the kit is 65739416520 You...

The part number for the kit is 65739416520
You can google that and find places that sell it like FCP Euro $247.99 and ECS Tuning $265.84.

This place had the part number and quantity of all the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-27-2016, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 853
Posted By scottjoh
The key sync procedure is in the owner's manual...

The key sync procedure is in the owner's manual of earlier E46's. It's in my car's manual. I have scanned it and posted it here along with some of my notes www.bmwgm5.com/key_recode.htm


Also...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-27-2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By scottjoh
You should always install brand new actuators. ...

You should always install brand new actuators. Don't use used parts. Before you do that you should find out if the general module is bad first. It is possible that all the problems could be caused...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-14-2016, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By scottjoh
You can use a VL2020, but, it will not recharge...

You can use a VL2020, but, it will not recharge in the ignition and battery life will be worse than it is now.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-10-2016, 11:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By scottjoh
There are diodes in the general modules that will...

There are diodes in the general modules that will blow when reverse biased. There is a fuse in series, but, it's a 30 Amp which means it can last up to 1/2 second passing 350% of rated current (105...
Forum: Lighting Forum 06-10-2016, 11:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By scottjoh
Yes. I am absolutely sure. I've replace several...

Yes. I am absolutely sure. I've replace several of the chips that controls the lights. On the wiring diagram look up X332-3 or the VA signal.
Forum: Lighting Forum 06-10-2016, 02:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By scottjoh
Dome lights won't turn off

What! The general modules DOES control the interior dome lights, footwell light, and trunk light!! The Light Control Module in the E46 (LSZ) has nothing to do with it. Do you have CCFL angel eyes...
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