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Forum: Lighting Forum 02-24-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 16,523
Posted By mekaneck
I just had to fix my lights again, my original...

I just had to fix my lights again, my original fix didn't last even 6 months. This time instead of using a soldering iron to heat up the solder joints, I just used a heat gun aimed at the board, and...
Forum: Lighting Forum 07-02-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 16,523
Posted By mekaneck
I just repaired mine with the help of this...

I just repaired mine with the help of this thread, it was pretty simple. My left brake light wasn't working (but only when my headlights or parking lights were off) and both left and right blinkers...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-18-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 19,335
Posted By mekaneck
Look in the picture I posted above, I've pressed...

Look in the picture I posted above, I've pressed out the bushing out halfway using the ball joint tool. Why can't you press it out further? Because the bushing is now flush with the housing. There's...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-12-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,985
Posted By mekaneck
If the alternator you got fits, the cable plugs...

If the alternator you got fits, the cable plugs into OK, and the belt routs around it normally, it doesn't matter what brand it is. I've attached a pic of my Valeo alternator with the voltage...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-08-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 830
Posted By mekaneck
Not sure what the "outer door panels" are that...

Not sure what the "outer door panels" are that you're referring to. Typically you just buy the entire door from the junk yard and replace your door, transferring over everything (window glass,...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-30-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 97,307
Posted By mekaneck
I personally think it's ten times easier to just...

I personally think it's ten times easier to just remove the C-pillar liner with the light still attached to it. There are just two snaps near the top of it, so if you grab up near the top and pull...
Forum: Interior 03-25-2010, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 916
Posted By mekaneck
sold

sold
Forum: Interior 03-24-2010, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 916
Posted By mekaneck
pending sale

pending sale
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-23-2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,614
Posted By mekaneck
Looks nice! :thumbsup:

Looks nice! :thumbsup:
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-23-2010, 06:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 19,335
Posted By mekaneck
One more option: Press it out halfway and then...

One more option: Press it out halfway and then grind down the OD a bit (I used a bench grinder). Then press it the other way and it just falls out:
...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-21-2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,614
Posted By mekaneck
What springs did you go with? And 3/4" drop all...

What springs did you go with? And 3/4" drop all the way around on an XI, so I'm guessing now it looks about like a stock 330I w/ the sport suspension?

Good to hear someone did this, it opens up a...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-20-2010, 08:53 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,614
Posted By mekaneck
I'd really like to hear if anyone has put on...

I'd really like to hear if anyone has put on springs & shocks made for an "I" onto their XI. I think everything would install fine, except I'm not sure about the front swaybar connection location,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-17-2010, 07:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,014
Posted By mekaneck
Take a look at this diagram...

Take a look at this diagram (http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=EV53&mospid=47725&btnr=31_0408&hg=31&fg=10). Starting at the top of your strut, underneath the strut tower, you should have...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-16-2010, 06:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,014
Posted By mekaneck
You have something broken or installed wrong. The...

You have something broken or installed wrong. The entire strut, both springs, and the rod (which is part of the strut) should all turn with your steering wheel. That is the purpose of the strut...
Forum: Interior 03-16-2010, 07:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,529
Posted By mekaneck
Oh, and the one you show a picture of is actually...

Oh, and the one you show a picture of is actually the perforated leather version, which you'll never find in your price range. You'd get lucky if you could buy one for $750.
Forum: Interior 03-16-2010, 07:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,529
Posted By mekaneck
you should look around on ebay. I found mine for...

you should look around on ebay. I found mine for $100 plus $15 shipping, in mint condition. And look for E39 wheels too, the sport package and M5's came with the same wheel as the the M3 & ZHP's.
Forum: Interior 03-15-2010, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 916
Posted By mekaneck
bump

bump
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-11-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,262
Posted By mekaneck
did you find the parts yourself or did your local...

did you find the parts yourself or did your local shop have them?
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-11-2010, 07:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 20,298
Posted By mekaneck
I just grabbed the top & back of it, the side...

I just grabbed the top & back of it, the side next to the window but up by the headliner. There are two snap-in clips and they are both up in that area. And the clips aren't the christmas-tree style,...
Forum: Interior 03-10-2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 916
Posted By mekaneck
FS: Sport Steering Wheel, $100 shipped

Just installed an M5 wheel, so up for sale is my OEM sport steering wheel w/ multifunction buttons, but without airbag. (Comes with everything pictured.) It's in really good shape, just has a thin...
Forum: Exterior 03-09-2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By mekaneck
You can just get it from the dealer for like $10,...

You can just get it from the dealer for like $10, p/n 31312229458
Forum: Interior 03-09-2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,029
Posted By mekaneck
For future reference, if you find another wheel:...

For future reference, if you find another wheel: Find one of the many DIY's to remove the airbag & steering wheel. Once you have the wheel off the car, take off the two torx screws that are holding...
Forum: Interior 03-09-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By mekaneck
I'll take the knob, sent you a text.

I'll take the knob, sent you a text.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-08-2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,105
Posted By mekaneck
You can do it. I flew out to look at mine, 1400...

You can do it. I flew out to look at mine, 1400 miles away, then drove it back. I figured if I didn't like what I saw, I could always fly back, and be out about $500 for both one-way tickets. When...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-06-2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,362
Posted By mekaneck
Keep in mind there's two types of plastic -...

Keep in mind there's two types of plastic - thermoplastics and thermosetting plastics. Thermoplastics melt when enough heat is applied, so melting back together is a repair option. Thermosetting...
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