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Forum: General E46 Forum 02-10-2009, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By Scott
A couple of ounces of Stabil in the fuel tank...

A couple of ounces of Stabil in the fuel tank (fill it first); then drive it for a few miles to slosh it around. Inflate the tires to +2psi over the max. Some E46s have AGM (absorbed glass mat)...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-28-2007, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,201
Posted By Scott
Another option is a left handed drill bit; I own...

Another option is a left handed drill bit; I own several British cars and deal with this all the time. They are worth their weigh in gold; literally.
Forum: Lighting Forum 09-29-2007, 04:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,576
Posted By Scott
"He" is right here (I wrote the DIY). What is...

"He" is right here (I wrote the DIY). What is your question?
Forum: Lighting Forum 09-29-2007, 04:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,960
Posted By Scott
I'm sorry, but this is a hack.

I'm sorry, but this is a hack.
Forum: Lighting Forum 04-08-2007, 09:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,557
Posted By Scott
e.barr... Sorry, been away for a while. ...

e.barr... Sorry, been away for a while.

Where are you with this project and what, exactly, do you want to know?
Forum: Lighting Forum 04-08-2007, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By Scott
The xenon bulb offers no resistance. The LCM...

The xenon bulb offers no resistance. The LCM interprets this as a bad bulb and "helps" you be throwing a dash error. Get your car coded for xenons and all will be fine.

/rant on
Does anyone...
Forum: Lighting Forum 04-08-2007, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By Scott
Dont bother; far easier/cheaper to sell your...

Dont bother; far easier/cheaper to sell your xenon units and source OEM bixenons.
Forum: Lighting Forum 04-08-2007, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By Scott
It is possible, most dealers will refuse to do...

It is possible, most dealers will refuse to do it, as it requires mileage paperwork to be documented/a sworn mileage statement. Not worth the hassle/liability for them.
Forum: Lighting Forum 03-14-2007, 05:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,060
Posted By Scott
For the love of God, why don't people just have...

For the love of God, why don't people just have thier car coded? It's cheap, effective aand permanent.
Forum: Lighting Forum 03-13-2007, 06:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,425
Posted By Scott
Correct. If bixenon was the HID offering for...

Correct. If bixenon was the HID offering for your year, the halogen high beam function will stop working (push stalk forward) after the recoding; the halogen flash to pass will work fine (pull stalk...
Forum: Lighting Forum 03-12-2007, 04:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,060
Posted By Scott
Oh, it may work just fine. But good luck trying...

Oh, it may work just fine. But good luck trying to resell it. A dealer won't touch it, not will any knowleagable autoauction (Manheim, etc).

There are no less than 10 LCM part numbers for the...
Forum: Lighting Forum 03-12-2007, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By Scott
Well, a resistor pack is effectively just a dummy...

Well, a resistor pack is effectively just a dummy load. The current needs to go somewhere. It ends up as heat.

Do it the OEM way and get the LCM coded for xenons.
Forum: Lighting Forum 03-12-2007, 03:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,425
Posted By Scott
There is no such thing as "plain xenon flash" vs...

There is no such thing as "plain xenon flash" vs "bixenon" for the tech to select from. There is one retrofit path in the MODIC for xenon lights. The LCM takes it from there.
Forum: Lighting Forum 03-12-2007, 03:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,425
Posted By Scott
Yeah, tons of it. What do you want to know?

Yeah, tons of it. What do you want to know?
Forum: Lighting Forum 03-12-2007, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By Scott
Um, no. The halogen bulb has a FILAMENT...

Um, no.

The halogen bulb has a FILAMENT and offers resistance, which is what the LCM is looking for. The HID bulb has no filament and no measurable resistance. The LCM interprets the lack of...
Forum: Lighting Forum 03-12-2007, 03:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 37,313
Posted By Scott
Umm, no. Not even close.

Umm, no. Not even close.
Forum: Lighting Forum 03-12-2007, 03:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,060
Posted By Scott
Nope. A used LCM in a car other than your own ==...

Nope. A used LCM in a car other than your own == trash. Even if it were able to be modified, I defy you to find a dealer that would be willing to reset the mileage in the unit. Won' t happen.
Forum: Lighting Forum 03-12-2007, 03:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,060
Posted By Scott
The VIN and the mileage are both written to the...

The VIN and the mileage are both written to the LCM. A different cluster doesn't really care about the VIN in the LCM, it cares about the VIN *and* the mileage stored against it. That's what...
Forum: Lighting Forum 02-16-2007, 09:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,972
Posted By Scott
On what basis? Someone installing them...

On what basis? Someone installing them incorrectly? Dont be an idiot.
Forum: Lighting Forum 12-20-2006, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By Scott
BTDT, about 100 times. You have an 03, so you...

BTDT, about 100 times. You have an 03, so you want the "Original DIY".

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=421528
Forum: Lighting Forum 12-11-2006, 09:27 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 42,668
Posted By Scott
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: General Off-Topic 12-07-2006, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By Scott
All true. Don't forget the astronimical...

All true.

Don't forget the astronimical prices for parts. And the cam belts need changing frequently; the tensioning tool is about $300. The sunroofs never work and the motor is a fortune. ...
Forum: Lighting Forum 12-04-2006, 02:59 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 42,668
Posted By Scott
The relay and socket can be found at Parts...

The relay and socket can be found at Parts Express www.partsexpress.com for about $5:

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=330-070
...
Forum: Lighting Forum 12-04-2006, 12:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,596
Posted By Scott
No. There is one LCM coding option for "xenon"...

No. There is one LCM coding option for "xenon" lights. This option suppresses the RESISTANCE check on the bulbs which causes the error message. It has nothing to do with how much current is drawn....
Forum: Lighting Forum 11-22-2006, 12:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,603
Posted By Scott
There are at least 5 different LCMs for an E46. ...

There are at least 5 different LCMs for an E46. Some have the auto light control, some have the rear fog control. Some even have a thumbwheel for manually adjusting the height level of the lights. ...
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