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Forum: General E46 Forum 03-08-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 159
Posted By petik
Question Steering wheel controls failing intermittently

I'm having an electrical issue on my 04 M3 convertible. The steering wheel controls (both sides) occasionally quit working. I noticed that this doesn't seem to have any any relationship to steering...
Forum: E46 BMW Tools for sale or rent 05-25-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,117
Posted By petik
to the top

to the top
Forum: E46 BMW Tools for sale or rent 04-08-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,117
Posted By petik
yep

yep
Forum: E46 Convertible 03-16-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,686
Posted By petik
It has held up very well, and I've done half a...

It has held up very well, and I've done half a dozen track weekends in the seats as well as daily driving.

I still think an even better solution would be to replace the bushing with a solid one...
Forum: E46 BMW Tools for sale or rent 12-29-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,117
Posted By petik
ttt

ttt
Forum: E46 BMW Tools for sale or rent 12-16-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,117
Posted By petik
Forum: Miscellaneous BMW and E46 Parts 04-07-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,023
Posted By petik
What's shipping cost to 78735?

What's shipping cost to 78735?
Forum: E46 Convertible 04-04-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,686
Posted By petik
Exact same process on the other side. The bushing...

Exact same process on the other side. The bushing is also only on the side facing the door. This suggests that the bushing is there to give a little seat "flex" when getting in and out. I think it...
Forum: E46 Convertible 04-03-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,686
Posted By petik
Wow! I put the seat back together and could tell...

Wow! I put the seat back together and could tell right away there was much less play. Bolted it into the car, sat down...and just sat there for a while. The difference is almost unbelievable. The...
Forum: E46 Convertible 04-02-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,686
Posted By petik
Don't have picture, but I took the clamps off...

Don't have picture, but I took the clamps off today and it's holding in REALLY tight. Almost as tight as using poly bushings, definitely stronger/stiffer than rubber. I'm going to give it another day...
Forum: E46 Convertible 04-01-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,686
Posted By petik
Pretty much every auto parts store carries it. I...

Pretty much every auto parts store carries it. I picked it up at advance auto parts for $20. Unfortunately you end up throwing away the rest of the bottle. If it works well though, I'll pull the...
Forum: E46 Convertible 04-01-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,686
Posted By petik
I only took a little time to do this, so it's a...

I only took a little time to do this, so it's a little sloppy, but here goes:

I needed to offset the sleeve since it protrudes 1.5mm on either side. I used a piece of plywood. Little bit of RTV to...
Forum: E46 Convertible 04-01-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,686
Posted By petik
I'm going to give this a shot:...

I'm going to give this a shot: http://multimedia.3m.com/mws/mediawebserver?mwsId=SSSSSu7zK1fslxtU4xt1OY_9ev7qe17zHvTSevTSeSSSSSS--

It's a urethane adhesive that's moisture cured and becomes a...
Forum: E46 Convertible 04-01-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,686
Posted By petik
So there is no part from the dealer on this. They...

So there is no part from the dealer on this. They only sell the whole bottom frame as one piece and it runs just under $2k...clearly I'm not going to spend that.

I looked at machining this from...
Forum: E46 Convertible 03-31-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,686
Posted By petik
Found the problem!

OK, so I finally got fed up with this enough to pull the driver seat (the problem one). I unbolted all sorts of things until I found the problem. Here are pics of getting to the part that actually...
Forum: E46 Convertible 01-17-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,686
Posted By petik
No worries, I appreciate the collaboration. I am...

No worries, I appreciate the collaboration. I am a little surprised this isn't a common issue. Maybe the previous owner was a BIG guy :)
Forum: E46 Convertible 01-17-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,686
Posted By petik
Yeah, i saw that on realoem as well, but it...

Yeah, i saw that on realoem as well, but it really doesn't show where the cable from the lever hooks up. I have a bad feeling i'm going to have to pull the seat out and rip into it.
Forum: E46 Convertible 01-17-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,686
Posted By petik
OK, yeah. When I would lift the lever, the seat...

OK, yeah. When I would lift the lever, the seat would tilt and then slide forward mechanically/spring loaded. Pressing the buttons by the lever, the seat would slide electronically/by motor.
Forum: E46 Convertible 01-17-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,686
Posted By petik
OK, so locking pin it is...any idea on how to...

OK, so locking pin it is...any idea on how to service it? I'm really comfortable under the hood, but interior and body just aren't my thing..

For the "moving forward" question, it was most...
Forum: E46 Convertible 01-17-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,686
Posted By petik
1) good point on the pin. any idea on what the...

1) good point on the pin. any idea on what the assembly of that looks like? is there a pin on both sides of the hinge, because it feels like the right side of the seat tilts more than left
2) i have...
Forum: E46 Convertible 01-17-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,686
Posted By petik
To clarify the two items I posted: 1) This...

To clarify the two items I posted:

1) This isn't an issue with sliding forward, it is tilting. I'll take a video and post it later today.

2) I know for a fact this used to work on the passenger...
Forum: E46 Convertible 01-16-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,686
Posted By petik
Question Seat folding problems E46 M3 vert

I bought an E46 M3 vert a little over 6 months ago and love it, but just like with any other used car I've had to repair a number of items. I'm nearing the bottom of my list with little annoyances...
Forum: E46 Convertible 11-24-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By petik
I've been taking some uber-boring timelapse...

I've been taking some uber-boring timelapse videos of me working on it. Here's attaching the front grill. You can see the others based on my user on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKLEREsXgxc
Forum: E46 Convertible 11-24-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By petik
Found it, 4 hours of searching for a 10 dollar...

Found it, 4 hours of searching for a 10 dollar part: 51448233608

The thing in the back is an aerial atom knock-off kit (MEV rocket). It's how I kill my free time :)
Forum: E46 Convertible 11-23-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By petik
Top dome light rattle

My 04 m3 vert has had a rattle in the interior dome light (the main set above the rear-view mirror) ever since I bought it six months ago. Now that it's cooled off the rattle got so annoying I...
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