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Forum: General E46 Forum 05-05-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,398
Posted By whjeffs
Fixed

Same here. 3rd time was the charm. 1st alternator from Auto Zone was wrong one. It had the 3 pin rectangular connector and the air duct which my car did not have. After consulting this forum, I found...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-30-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,398
Posted By whjeffs
I tried the ground jumper last night, that made...

I tried the ground jumper last night, that made no difference. I understand the alternator could be bad but what doesn't make sense to me is when I hook the scan tool interface up using the Torque...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-29-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,398
Posted By whjeffs
Well disconnecting the battery for a while did...

Well disconnecting the battery for a while did not solve anything. Alternator still not charging. I read about 12.2 volts between the main terminal on the alternator and ground. Start the car, take...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-27-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,398
Posted By whjeffs
That seems to be what most auto parts stores...

That seems to be what most auto parts stores think as well, because they all show that style alternator for my car. I am the original owner of my car, it is a 2004 330Ci, production date of June...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-27-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,398
Posted By whjeffs
Yep, checked all of that. Large cable attached to...

Yep, checked all of that. Large cable attached to alt, small plug plugged in. Get battery voltage all the way to the post on the alternator but it never goes above that with engine running. Checked...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-27-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,398
Posted By whjeffs
New alternator not charging

I am having trouble getting my alternator to charge. It started a few days ago. Everything was fine, had been driving the car to run errands in the morning. On the way home the charging light came on...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-24-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,671
Posted By whjeffs
Anyone with a facelift coupe be aware that...

Anyone with a facelift coupe be aware that neither of the license plate LED panel kits that Bimmian sells ( WeissLicht LPL464WYY or LPLXX3WYY ) will fit correctly. I have found a solution though for...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 05-04-2011, 04:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,009
Posted By whjeffs
I think bolting the box in was reinforcement...

I think bolting the box in was reinforcement enough. I could have built the box a little simpler had I cut out that center section but I felt it needed that for support. Now that I think about it, I...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 05-02-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,009
Posted By whjeffs
I prefer the sound of a sealed box. Also free air...

I prefer the sound of a sealed box. Also free air set up limits power handling capability of the sub and I wanted to keep my JL 500/1 to power the subs. How do yours sound free air? What are you...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 05-02-2011, 05:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,009
Posted By whjeffs
I bought them from WoofersEtc which has an online...

I bought them from WoofersEtc which has an online store as well as an ebay store.
Initial impressions of them are they are punchier & have better midbass although some of this could be due to the...
Forum: Sponsor Press Releases & New Product Announcements 05-01-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 21,782
Posted By whjeffs
This was because he only put the LED bulbs on the...

This was because he only put the LED bulbs on the driver's side so the brightness & color could be compared. Halogen bulbs turn on & off slower than LEDs.
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 05-01-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,009
Posted By whjeffs
Thank you! Yes shape of box does not matter,...

Thank you! Yes shape of box does not matter, only the internal volume matters.

The box is bolted at each end with long 3/8" nuts & bolts thru the parts of the box that stick out on each end. Then...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 05-01-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,009
Posted By whjeffs
The only difference should be how everything...

The only difference should be how everything comes apart. Never worked on a sedan with non-folding seats so I'm not sure how much more or less work it would be. You should have about the same space...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 05-01-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,009
Posted By whjeffs
Video slideshow of my trunk rebuild: ...

Video slideshow of my trunk rebuild:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIQcrSwtZAU
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 04-26-2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,009
Posted By whjeffs
Getting some trunk space back (new system rebuild)

Just a teaser until I get a chance to post full pics & write up. I went from a JL 10W7 in a big sealed box that took up a lot of trunk space to 2 Image Dynamics 8" subs in the rear parcel shelf. I...
Forum: Lighting & Mobile Electronics (I.C.E.) 04-18-2011, 05:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,142
Posted By whjeffs
Everyhting is gone now. Thanks Ethan, enjoy the...

Everyhting is gone now. Thanks Ethan, enjoy the box.
Forum: Lighting & Mobile Electronics (I.C.E.) 04-17-2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,142
Posted By whjeffs
The sub is sold. Still have the box & trim panel,...

The sub is sold. Still have the box & trim panel, free to good home, you pick up. I am in Pasadena Maryland which is between Baltimore & Annapolis.
Forum: Lighting & Mobile Electronics (I.C.E.) 04-10-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,142
Posted By whjeffs
I pulled the sub out of the box today & repacked...

I pulled the sub out of the box today & repacked it for shipping. If anyone is interested in just the sub look here:


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120710435614

If anyone...
Forum: Lighting & Mobile Electronics (I.C.E.) 04-10-2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,142
Posted By whjeffs
Very soon I will be taking apart the trunk. At...

Very soon I will be taking apart the trunk. At that point I may decide to pull the sub out of the box and put it back in its heavy duty shipping box & list it on ebay. So if anyone within driving...
Forum: Lighting & Mobile Electronics (I.C.E.) 04-07-2011, 05:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,142
Posted By whjeffs
FS: JL Audio 10W7 w/box & custom trim/amp panel for E46 trunk $300

I am downsizing my system so I am ready to sell my JL Audio 10W7 subwoofer. It has been in my car for the past 6 years since new and has been protected with a steel grille in the trunk so the sub is...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 07-03-2005, 12:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 425
Posted By whjeffs
Chrome caps seized on Style 71 valve stems

I have a 2004 330Ci with style 71 18" wheels (OEM, not replicas). I have always had the BMW Roundel chrome valve stem caps on them. A couple days ago I went to check my tire pressure and all the caps...
Forum: The Showroom 11-16-2003, 04:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,860
Posted By whjeffs
The dealership is right, atleast for cars sold in...

The dealership is right, atleast for cars sold in the U.S. I went to BMWUSA.com and tried to build one on there and when you select Phoenix Yellow Metallic it will not let you choose Imola Red or...
Forum: The Showroom 11-08-2003, 06:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,237
Posted By whjeffs
Here's mine. Color varies a lot with lighting....

Here's mine. Color varies a lot with lighting. Just look at the difference front to back on mine. The pic above from the "Build your BMW" website is not a good example of the actual color.
...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 11-08-2003, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By whjeffs
I like the Pioneers better also. The past 2...

I like the Pioneers better also. The past 2 systems I built in past cars had Pioneer head units. What made me get the Alpine this time was how well the lights matched. I agree the settings are much...
Forum: The Showroom 11-04-2003, 06:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,198
Posted By whjeffs
Yours are black though. Black paint lets less...

Yours are black though. Black paint lets less light through. Think about the silver painted bulbs that still glow amber.
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