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Forum: General E46 Forum 08-07-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,001
Posted By VECTOR
Newsflash back- BMW keys cannot be had other than...

Newsflash back- BMW keys cannot be had other than from the dealer unless things have changed just recently. I know because I wanted a spare and investigated this board.

As to you guys saying DIY,...
Forum: E46 Convertible 08-07-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By VECTOR
I did, but not sure how it is suppose to help...

I did, but not sure how it is suppose to help :hmm:
Forum: E46 Convertible 08-07-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By VECTOR
Angry Well I took it to a local BMW place with a good...

Well I took it to a local BMW place with a good reputation, and they just called me with the news. Both of my locks are broken(some plastic crap that commonly breaks), and they need to be replaced....
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-07-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,001
Posted By VECTOR
Angry I have been having my share of issues, and let me...

I have been having my share of issues, and let me tell you that BMW's are ridiculously expensive in the parts alone, not to mention labor if you cannot fix it yourself.
Let me give you two recent...
Forum: E46 Convertible 08-04-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By VECTOR
Thanks Assuming it is a broken rod, is it...

Thanks

Assuming it is a broken rod, is it something easy to fix, or does it need a mechanic? Also any idea as to how many man hours it is to fix it?
Forum: E46 Convertible 08-03-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By VECTOR
Thanks for the post. I am able to get the...

Thanks for the post.

I am able to get the left side to lock down by pushing down on the top when it is about to close, however the passenger side does not. When I've tried to do it manually with...
Forum: E46 Convertible 08-03-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By VECTOR
Question Probably a common problem but new to me

My top has worked like a charm until today. For some reason it is not going that extra bit to push itself down and lock into the top of the windshield pillar.

I've noticed that at the last stage...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-03-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By VECTOR
Well thanks for trying to help. Presumably...

Well thanks for trying to help.

Presumably there are a few E46 vert owners/mechanics that will know.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-03-2013, 01:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By VECTOR
Question Convertible top not sealing/locking

My top has worked like a charm until today. For some reason it is not going that extra bit to push itself down and lock into the top of the windshield pillar.

Any ideas why and how serious a...
Forum: Lighting Forum 07-21-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,880
Posted By VECTOR
Question I don't, but considering I've had two different...

I don't, but considering I've had two different places(one a BMW shop who has fixed this problem for others before)say it is beyond repair, I am dubious of it getting fixed at this point.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-08-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 18,217
Posted By VECTOR
Mine is a Florida car so clearly it was not...

Mine is a Florida car so clearly it was not needed. I believe all cars come with the preformed slot for the sensor, hence the reason the body shop ordered and put one in when my bumper was...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-08-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 18,217
Posted By VECTOR
I can probably find it in some older paperwork as...

I can probably find it in some older paperwork as it was replaced by the insurance company even though my car does not need it.
Are you sure you need yours as the other one on the drivers side is...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-14-2013, 02:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By VECTOR
Question ^Thanks for the suggestion. Anyone know...

^Thanks for the suggestion.

Anyone know about whether new bearings can be repacked, or if it does need an assembly replacement if the bearing are bad/going bad?
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-14-2013, 02:19 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 21,724
Posted By VECTOR
Question Is there an DIY or FYI on how to get all the old...

Is there an DIY or FYI on how to get all the old fluid out before adding new fluid?
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-13-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By VECTOR
Question Dipstick markings

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Assuming the above picture represents the proper oil level, why does the lower portion have...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-13-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By VECTOR
Question Best solution/vendor ?

I have been having some strange noises coming from my front end when turning the wheel. Tire Kingdom said I need new bearings, but they made it sound like they could not repack them and I needed a...
Forum: Lighting Forum 04-13-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,880
Posted By VECTOR
Question Still looking for a reasonably price alternate to...

Still looking for a reasonably price alternate to these frigging headlights. Don't get me wrong, they are bright and I like how they turn. However over $1k to replace one housing without the guts is...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-17-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By VECTOR
I wish you were closer as well. Want two 50 yard...

I wish you were closer as well. Want two 50 yard line tickets to the Dolphins vs. Seahawks game this coming Sunday in exchange for the repair?

I brought it to them specifically because they said...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-17-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By VECTOR
Question Anyone Experience Melted Headlight Wires?

My right front headlight went out some time ago. Originally I just figured it needed a replacement bulb, but the mechanic said the wires were fused/melted together to the point of needing a new...
Forum: Lighting Forum 11-16-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,880
Posted By VECTOR
First of all, to the best of my knowledge as a...

First of all, to the best of my knowledge as a second owner, it only has factory bulbs.
As to the wiring, I took it to a BMW specialty place that said they can typically fix the wires, but that...
Forum: Lighting Forum 11-16-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,880
Posted By VECTOR
Question NEW UPDATE Everywhere I turn I find more...

NEW UPDATE

Everywhere I turn I find more trouble without definitive answers as to what exactly caused the problem.

The wires, according to a BMW specialist repair shop, are melted together....
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-02-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 345
Posted By VECTOR
Maybe time for a new center console?

I am in the process of getting the car in good shape again after the bumper fiasco.For the most part the interior is in very good shape. However the center console has a few issues. Aside from the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-02-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 103,443
Posted By VECTOR
Reset it, and see if it repeats for starters.

Reset it, and see if it repeats for starters.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-02-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By VECTOR
Well it would appear I am not alone. So...

Well it would appear I am not alone.

So some of you out there must have come up with a fix, homemade/rigged or not. Fill us in.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-02-2012, 01:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By VECTOR
Question Door lock and hazard switch fell in

Both switches still are working, but seemed to have collapsed together into the center console. Is this common, and is there an easy/cheap fix?
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