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Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 11-24-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By czarmar
You definitely want the round pin connector. All...

You definitely want the round pin connector. All e46 production AFAIK use the 17 round pin connector, only the later e39/e53/etc use the 40 flat pin connector. The small 2x5 pin connector you have...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-11-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 261
Posted By czarmar
Autohausaz.com has free shipping over $75, and I...

Autohausaz.com has free shipping over $75, and I can vouch for their prices, and most of all their customer service if/when something goes wrong with an order.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-03-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By czarmar
Take your time figuring out what wiring is...

Take your time figuring out what wiring is binding behind the head unit - don't force it. The harness wiring should fold up behind the connector.

Where did you route your aux cable? Make sure it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-29-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,085
Posted By czarmar
On the aux capable head units, can't you get to...

On the aux capable head units, can't you get to the TONE LIN menu item under the audio settings? I think that controls the level of the factory aux input.
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 10-28-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By czarmar
I recently noticed one of my ball joints was...

I recently noticed one of my ball joints was getting sloppy after 290K miles. Replaced with a Meyle HD control arm from Autohausaz.com for $140. I know that I won't have to replace that control arm...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 10-26-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By czarmar
I had the BMW ULF for a long time with my M5. I...

I had the BMW ULF for a long time with my M5. I don't really know why someone would be interested in that except for a strictly OEM handsfree. Even with the 13th generation hardware, it was clunky...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 10-26-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By czarmar
Lol, it should cost much less than that. I've...

Lol, it should cost much less than that. I've already built several modules, but it's not quite perfect yet. I actually designed my board to take advantage of those two signals I mentioned, but...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 10-25-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By czarmar
I've been working on something here. There's a...

I've been working on something here. There's a phone mute and telephone on signal in the 17 pin connector at the back of the radio. One is a pull high, and the other a pull low. By driving those,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-22-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By czarmar
Doubtful that the CD changer would have anything...

Doubtful that the CD changer would have anything to do with the DISABLED message on your CD player. The CD player doesn't need the changer, so if you want to verify this, take your CD changer out.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-21-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By czarmar
DISABLED shows up on the CD player when it cannot...

DISABLED shows up on the CD player when it cannot see an I Bus signal on the connector harness. Check pin 7 on the 17 pin connector. If your tape player works correctly and the CD player doesn't,...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 09-09-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By czarmar
Does the aftermarket head unit connect to the...

Does the aftermarket head unit connect to the Ibus? If you've got a 17 pin adapter to connect your head unit to the stock wiring, make sure that the ibus line (pin 7 on the stock wiring harness)...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-03-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By czarmar
Like I said, you'll need to pull the inner...

Like I said, you'll need to pull the inner taillight on the trunk lid to investigate. Pull the trim back from the trunk lid behind the taillight, remove the inner taillight, and you'll have access...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-02-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By czarmar
If you're hearing some mechanical noise from the...

If you're hearing some mechanical noise from the trunk lid when pressing the button, your problem is mechanical and not electrical. You'll have to pull off the inner taillight to investigate that...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 08-29-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By czarmar
The little circuit board has a resistor and two...

The little circuit board has a resistor and two capacitors. I believe that the stock head unit needs to see a load on those lines to select the aux input, and the capacitors do some input filtering....
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-22-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 805
Posted By czarmar
My car has nearly done 500k km, and generally it...

My car has nearly done 500k km, and generally it has been trouble free. I think you'll be fine. It's a rare e46 that hasn't done 160k km at this point.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-19-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,890
Posted By czarmar
That's too bad - It does look like a nice car,...

That's too bad - It does look like a nice car, whatever it ends up being worth. Having a 'maybe' seller takes away from an active seller that is ready to sell.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-18-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,890
Posted By czarmar
Haha.. Looks like the owner of this one is...

Haha.. Looks like the owner of this one is optimistic they can get more - he took it off Seattle CL, actually RAISED his asking price to $13K and put it on Autotrader. Good move not including the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-18-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,890
Posted By czarmar
You are competing with a number of ZHPs at or...

You are competing with a number of ZHPs at or under $11K on Autotrader.com. Based on that brief selection, cars nearly equivalent to yours are asking between $9-13K. I think you might be asking...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-16-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By czarmar
You're in the secret menu. If turning the car...

You're in the secret menu. If turning the car off and back on doesn't resolve it, it seems that your left cluster button is shorted.

I believe this would be the normal behavior if you held your...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-12-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 693
Posted By czarmar
The reason being is that these cars are finding...

The reason being is that these cars are finding their way into junk yards at ever increasing rates, the market value for used parts as well as the vehicle in general are falling.

I think I could...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-12-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 693
Posted By czarmar
Depends on the price you can get - TBH, you may...

Depends on the price you can get - TBH, you may be able to get away with a wheel, a used silver fender and blinker in a wrecking yard. I'm assuming airbags are intact. Looks like the headlight...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-11-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Posted By czarmar
My 323i isn't fast, but with the maintained stock...

My 323i isn't fast, but with the maintained stock sport suspension handles pretty good. Even though my car isn't fast, the power curve is pleasing. In some ways a lower powered car is more pleasing...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-09-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,890
Posted By czarmar
I dunno, call me a glutton for punishment, but...

I dunno, call me a glutton for punishment, but you could eat off my nearly 300K engine. I once entered my M5 in a concours event, and got used to making sure there wasn't any dust or dirt. Q tips in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-09-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,170
Posted By czarmar
It's always hard to diagnose via Youtube, but...

It's always hard to diagnose via Youtube, but before you write that car off, I think it's worth doing some preliminary investigations. To me, it doesn't sound mechanical.

Just because everything...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-09-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,890
Posted By czarmar
Here's another one for food for thought. More...

Here's another one for food for thought. More leather wear, and quite a dirty engine for an "enthusiast owned" - maybe they should have omitted the under hood shot. However, it seems to come from...
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