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Forum: Lighting Forum 07-30-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By bikergeek
Hey, I have a similar problem. I have DEPO P46...

Hey, I have a similar problem. I have DEPO P46 projectors with HIDs in them, the right side doesn't work. Did the side-to-side ballast swap and the problem stayed on the right side, so presumably...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-25-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 101,372
Posted By bikergeek
Sounds to me like something's wrong with it such...

Sounds to me like something's wrong with it such that it's shorting when it's raining and open when it's dry. I'd *likely* say it's the sensor itself, with an outside shot of it being the wiring. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-21-2010, 03:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,976
Posted By bikergeek
Wow, glad you're OK! What did the poison control...

Wow, glad you're OK! What did the poison control people tell you? Did they send you to the E.R.?
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-21-2010, 03:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,976
Posted By bikergeek
There's a persistent urban legend that dates to...

There's a persistent urban legend that dates to the gas crises of the 1970s about a guy who decides he's going to steal gasoline by siphoning it out of someone's parked RV. He unscrews the cap, puts...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-11-2010, 03:35 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 101,372
Posted By bikergeek
I've not been able to locate that part on RealOEM...

I've not been able to locate that part on RealOEM for my car ('02 330Ci) either, but the dealer certainly sold me the right part when I needed one some years ago, so it's definitely in the dealer's...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-16-2010, 04:47 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 101,372
Posted By bikergeek
The CWP is: Heated seats Headlamp...

The CWP is:

Heated seats
Headlamp washers
Heated windscreen washer nozzles
Heated mirrors
Ski bag

So the obvious outward signs that your car has the CWP are the heated seats and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-15-2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 101,372
Posted By bikergeek
The sensor on the right-hand side controls the...

The sensor on the right-hand side controls the heaters for the washer jets and the heated mirrors. IIRC it's only present on cars with the cold-weather package.
Forum: Lighting Forum 03-08-2010, 01:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,204
Posted By bikergeek
Thanks for the help and advice in this thread. I...

Thanks for the help and advice in this thread. I looked more closely--the ring in question works partially, it has a dim purplish-pink tint instead of a bright white color. Also, where are the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-08-2010, 01:40 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 111,704
Posted By bikergeek
You absolutely need to replace the 8 bolts that...

You absolutely need to replace the 8 bolts that hold the chassis stiffener plate. They're what's known as "torque-to-yield". Once you've torqued them the first time, their metallurgical properties...
Forum: Lighting Forum 02-20-2010, 02:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,204
Posted By bikergeek
Hi, and thanks for the help! But there's one...

Hi, and thanks for the help! But there's one ballast per side, right? If the ballast was bad, wouldn't *both* angel eyes on that one side be out, rather than just one?
Forum: Lighting Forum 02-18-2010, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,204
Posted By bikergeek
DEPO angel eye not working

I have a 2002 coupe. When I bought it four years ago, it had a set of DEPO Projector 46 HID headlamps installed. One of the four angel eyes (they look to be CCFLs) has stopped working. It's the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-29-2009, 11:39 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 191,346
Posted By bikergeek
The black plastic tray tucks under the grey inner...

The black plastic tray tucks under the grey inner trunk liner, so you have to disengage the two. It can be kinda tricky, but perservere and you will get it loose.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-15-2009, 12:37 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 101,372
Posted By bikergeek
Dang, Chewsyluvr, that looks like it'd be a...

Dang, Chewsyluvr, that looks like it'd be a really useful how-to if you were to trim the images down so they'd fit in my browser. I'm using a 24" monitor at 1920x1200 and they don't fit. :facepalm:...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-03-2009, 07:05 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 111,704
Posted By bikergeek
I assume you're talking about the chassis...

I assume you're talking about the chassis stiffener brace that's present on coupes (and maybe on convertibles too?). The Bentley manual specifically says not to drive without this piece installed...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 05-12-2009, 09:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 33,918
Posted By bikergeek
I'm going to be doing this in the not too distant...

I'm going to be doing this in the not too distant future. I have two questions:
1) how do I remove the clearcoat from the PCB?
2) What kind of soldering iron should I use to unsolder the relays?...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-20-2009, 04:02 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 191,346
Posted By bikergeek
For those of you who've installed the Duralast...

For those of you who've installed the Duralast 94R-DLG battery from Autozone...where's the vent fitting on that battery? I installed one today and couldn't find the vent fitting on the battery. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-24-2008, 11:21 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 119,496
Posted By bikergeek
Looks like my '02 330Ci is having the same set of...

Looks like my '02 330Ci is having the same set of problems.

Doors both lock fine from the remote.
Doors will not lock from the center console button.
Doors will not unlock from the remote,...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-03-2008, 04:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,871
Posted By bikergeek
This frequently happens after DIYers change the...

This frequently happens after DIYers change the thermostat and it's often due to trapped air in the cooling system. Did you bleed the cooling system when you were done?
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-22-2007, 10:59 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 111,704
Posted By bikergeek
Unless someone knows better, I would suspect...

Unless someone knows better, I would suspect they're identical to OEM.

It seems that one thing that often leads to failure is draining the oil with the key turned on. The sensor was not meant to...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-22-2007, 10:37 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 111,704
Posted By bikergeek
The sensor I bought came complete with a new...

The sensor I bought came complete with a new gasket, but I'd buy a new gasket if the sensor I bought didn't come with one.

www.realoem.com should have part numbers--not sure if they're different...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-21-2007, 12:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,408
Posted By bikergeek
Yup, that's definitely the water pump going bad. ...

Yup, that's definitely the water pump going bad. Good for you for catching the expansion tank, too, before that bursts.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-20-2007, 12:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,408
Posted By bikergeek
I'm not really sure what you mean by "a crackling...

I'm not really sure what you mean by "a crackling sound".

How do you tell a water pump is bad without removing it? Well, two things on just about any car, not just BMWs:

1. If it's leaking...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-12-2007, 01:09 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 111,704
Posted By bikergeek
Did it this afternoon. Combined it with an oil...

Did it this afternoon. Combined it with an oil and filter change. Put the car up on jackstands. And I'm pretty used to climbing around under cars--I have a grubby old pair of jeans and a...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-09-2007, 06:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,182
Posted By bikergeek
I'm confused too. Maybe you have a grey-market...

I'm confused too. Maybe you have a grey-market import? But why would you have a non-US "Check Engine" light on your panel, together with an MPH speedometer? The cluster swaps out as a unit. There...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-09-2007, 05:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,182
Posted By bikergeek
I think you may be right. The US-spec E46 shows...

I think you may be right. The US-spec E46 shows the words "SERVICE ENGINE SOON" for the MIL; the non-US cars show a picture of an engine block. Either the OP has a non-US car, a car with a non-US...
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