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Forum: General E46 Forum 10-14-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By rawbar
You are correct! The convertible has different...

You are correct! The convertible has different seats!
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-14-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By rawbar
Didn't consider that. I'm not sure why a vert...

Didn't consider that. I'm not sure why a vert would need a different seat design but it's entirely possible.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-14-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By rawbar
Now that I looked at my seats, they are different...

Now that I looked at my seats, they are different from the one pictured in my original post. I did find that one on ebay, but apparently there are different seat options.
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Forum: General E46 Forum 10-14-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By rawbar
I just stole somebody else's pic, didn't notice...

I just stole somebody else's pic, didn't notice the rhd.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-14-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By rawbar
Looking for plastic seat back replacement part

Checked a bunch of parts sites and can't find it

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j21/stanbates/BMW%20Seat%20Backs/100_1968.jpg

I'm looking for the hard plastic section with the net.

Thanks...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-24-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,630
Posted By rawbar
Just as a final follow up to this, I discovered...

Just as a final follow up to this, I discovered the the battery clamp had been over tightened which bent the circle into a very very slight oval, reducing contact with the battery post. After...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-22-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,630
Posted By rawbar
Checked the connection today and without much...

Checked the connection today and without much effort I can rotate the cable around the post and the thing wouldn't really tighten any more. I loosened up the cable, took it off and reseated it and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-13-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,630
Posted By rawbar
So some new info.... everything was fine for...

So some new info.... everything was fine for about 6 weeks, then the problem started occurring again. When I hook up my portable jump starter, I usually connect negative first. Last night I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-22-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,035
Posted By rawbar
Thanks for all the info. It will be needed, my...

Thanks for all the info. It will be needed, my order for the flashlight adapter was cancelled due to part no longer being made :(
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-22-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,035
Posted By rawbar
I just ordered the OEM BMW adapter, didn't see...

I just ordered the OEM BMW adapter, didn't see any others. I thought it was a bit expensive at $23.50 with shipping, but then I read a lot of posts about it being hard to find for under $200 as it's...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-22-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,035
Posted By rawbar
Glove box... Ok, I'll investigate that. I don't...

Glove box... Ok, I'll investigate that. I don't think the wires would dangle down, I generally put everything toward the top of the windshield and would just get short wires. Personally I like the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-22-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,035
Posted By rawbar
Where else can I put it all and keep wires hidden...

Where else can I put it all and keep wires hidden and away from the shifter? They all serve necessary functions, with the possible exception of the go-pro.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-22-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,035
Posted By rawbar
USB at top of windshield

I hate wires all over the place, I have a V1 (ok so I need more than USB), my cell phone charger, a bluetooth>FM audio adapter and am considering a part-time go-pro. Is there something aftermarket...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-14-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,630
Posted By rawbar
Numba, I'm really thinking it is a battery...

Numba, I'm really thinking it is a battery terminal connection issue.... still so far so good. Those hidden functions are pretty neat Stinger, thanks for that. So far when running the voltage is...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-12-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,630
Posted By rawbar
Thanks Stinger, will check that out. Pretty sure...

Thanks Stinger, will check that out. Pretty sure it's not the battery is it's a brand new battery and the problem existed with the old battery as well.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-12-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,630
Posted By rawbar
Thanks, if it happens again, I will measure and...

Thanks, if it happens again, I will measure and update this post, I don't want to start messing with things now that things seem to be working :)
I still think there is a problem, but why poke it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-12-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,630
Posted By rawbar
I am measuring at the battery by connecting to...

I am measuring at the battery by connecting to the the two battery poles. The way you're describing it sounds like you want me to disconnect the battery and run all current through the DMM (ie wire...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-12-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,630
Posted By rawbar
I guess I didn't see there was a page 2 of...

I guess I didn't see there was a page 2 of responses. Cavi Mike, I think I've given plenty of background info that includes things that aren't related to the FSU. Stinger, I ordered an OBDII...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-11-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,630
Posted By rawbar
For logging purposes, the last time I had a...

For logging purposes, the last time I had a problem was May 1. Only thing I did since then was rotate the battery clamps perhaps 45 degrees and retighten them. I've done nothing but local hops...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-02-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,630
Posted By rawbar
That was a one time event and doesn't necessarily...

That was a one time event and doesn't necessarily explain everything else going on. What's the easiest way to test the alternator (short of pep boys/AAA type test, AAA already did that and said the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-02-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,630
Posted By rawbar
Well... that didn't last long. Yesterday it...

Well... that didn't last long. Yesterday it started fine, I drove 35 miles to work. When I left work it wouldn't start again. I connected the DMM and as soon as I closed the circuit I heard the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-29-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,630
Posted By rawbar
It was one of the cheaper Radio Shack models at...

It was one of the cheaper Radio Shack models at $40. Prices went up as high as a $100 unit (which was on sale for $70).
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-28-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,630
Posted By rawbar
So far so good since I reseated the battery...

So far so good since I reseated the battery terminals. Yesterday I also took a wire brush and white lithium to them. Hopefully I'm getting out of this one cheap! :D
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-26-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,630
Posted By rawbar
Took a quick measure tonight (it's still cold and...

Took a quick measure tonight (it's still cold and raining), voltage still looks good. I also found that you can measure current fused and unfused. I had been using the unfused setting which shows...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-26-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,630
Posted By rawbar
That's why I put a question in parenthesis, it...

That's why I put a question in parenthesis, it looked suspicious to me as well, but I could see the values change from .000A to .007A as I turned off the car, then back to .000 as I turned the car...
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