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Forum: General E46 Forum 08-18-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,017
Posted By Erns
If you just remove the air filter box (which...

If you just remove the air filter box (which takes only a minute or so), you might be able to reach back and disconnect the connector. (Of course, you should first disconnect the battery, since you...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-18-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,017
Posted By Erns
I just don't see the point in changing the...

I just don't see the point in changing the voltage regulator. I would just get a replacement alternator that already includes the correct (oval) connector.

There appear to be several options for a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-18-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,017
Posted By Erns
It's because it's an unanticipated issue. Most...

It's because it's an unanticipated issue. Most of us go in to the parts store (or to an online catalog), and get whatever the book says is the correct one -- like we would probably do for just about...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-02-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By Erns
Lots of good info there. Thanks. True...

Lots of good info there. Thanks.



True 'nuf! :)
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-02-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By Erns
Yay! I win! Hey, wait a minute! I suspect...

Yay! I win!


Hey, wait a minute! I suspect maybe you didn't mean that I won, OR that I'm an expert?



Or, just be aware that there are instances where you might buy the wrong alternator...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-02-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By Erns
Actually, I'm pretty sure I got your point(s),...

Actually, I'm pretty sure I got your point(s), but I responded because it seemed pretty clear you had missed the entire purpose of my original post.

1. Go with new as opposed to rebuilt. I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-01-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By Erns
Nothing wrong with a preference for new versus...

Nothing wrong with a preference for new versus rebuilt. Core charge is really only a hassle if you buy by mail order (and thus have to ship them the core), or if you don't have your core with you...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-01-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,050
Posted By Erns
Replaced my 120 amp Bosch alternator with oval...

Replaced my 120 amp Bosch alternator with oval connector (no cooling duct) with the 150 amp alternator with oval connector also spec'd for the 2005 325i. I went into the parts store thinking I would...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-01-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,747
Posted By Erns
FYI, I recently replaced my alternator and posted...

FYI, I recently replaced my alternator and posted a summary of some of these issues here:

Alternator Replacement, Need to Remove Clutch Fan, Oval versus Rectangular Connector...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-01-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,017
Posted By Erns
FYI, I recently replaced my alternator and posted...

FYI, I recently replaced my alternator and posted a summary of some of these issues here:

Alternator Replacement, Need to Remove Clutch Fan, Oval versus Rectangular Connector...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-01-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By Erns
Some links: How to replace alternator on BMW...

Some links:

How to replace alternator on BMW 325i
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Smz7jOZIfpA

BMW E46 Cooling Fan Replacement (helpful pictures)...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-01-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By Erns
Alternator Replacement, Need to Remove Clutch Fan, Oval versus Rectangular Connector

Recently replaced the alternator on my 2005 325i and wanted to post a few comments, tips, etc. on issues I face and/or have seen others mention.

Important caveat: This is meant more of a summary...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-25-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 39,312
Posted By Erns
Neither. Use jack stand(s), and take off front...

Neither. Use jack stand(s), and take off front driver's side tire only.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 08-01-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 39,312
Posted By Erns
I was not able to just slide the new one...

I was not able to just slide the new one completely on by hand. For the bottom, once I got it started, I used my long screwdriver as sort of a reverse pry bar to push it down.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 08-01-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 39,312
Posted By Erns
My 2005 325i (90k miles) likes to wander a bit...

My 2005 325i (90k miles) likes to wander a bit and pull for the ruts/seams, etc. in the road (is this tramlining?). It has the sport suspension. The LCABs and tie rods were already replaced by a...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 03-26-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 881
Posted By Erns
As a further FYI, the passkey is often on the...

As a further FYI, the passkey is often on the underside of the ULF.
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 03-26-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,682
Posted By Erns
For $50 or less (much less if like me you have an...

For $50 or less (much less if like me you have an old iPod Nano hanging around), pick up something like a used 3rd gen iPod Nano (i.e., the iPod "fatty"). In other words, one that will charge...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 03-26-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,682
Posted By Erns
Out of curiosity, did you try the Bluetooth...

Out of curiosity, did you try the Bluetooth dongle in connection with the Scosche Charging Adapter?
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 03-26-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 881
Posted By Erns
If you plan to use it (sounds like you are not),...

If you plan to use it (sounds like you are not), the passkey can be found on the ULF in the trunk.
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 03-25-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 881
Posted By Erns
Is 39412 the last 5 of your VIN? If so, I expect...

Is 39412 the last 5 of your VIN? If so, I expect it is your car's OEM bluetooth.
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 03-23-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 642
Posted By Erns
I got mine figured out today. See post # 4 here:...

I got mine figured out today. See post # 4 here: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=976813&highlight=

In short, whoever installed the iPod adapter only did the necessary re-wiring for...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 03-23-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,374
Posted By Erns
Okay, I got it figured out and corrected. ...

Okay, I got it figured out and corrected. Whoever installed the iPod adapter (it is the BMW kit) only did the re-wiring for the 17 pin connector. They did not do the re-wiring for the 10 pin...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 03-20-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 642
Posted By Erns
I have the same problem (phone pairs fine, I can...

I have the same problem (phone pairs fine, I can receive or initiate calls, and they can hear me -- just no sound from speakers). But mine is a stock 2005 325i unit, with an iPod adaptor that was...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 03-20-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 622
Posted By Erns
I recently posted about a similar problem, only a...

I recently posted about a similar problem, only a little worse. (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=976813). With me, everything works through bluetooth on a call except that I just...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-20-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,028
Posted By Erns
I'm still in the middle of trying to fully solve...

I'm still in the middle of trying to fully solve my bluetooth problems. I recently posted about it (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=976813).

But early on in the process, I had a...
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