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Old 03-27-2012, 07:01 PM   #501
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Just tested the bulb and it was 3.7v. There are some flush mount female cigarette sockets for 10usd on ebay. I believe it should fit the hole except I'm not sure if I can access the new hole that easily with the hinge on the leftside.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:24 PM   #502
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It is a constant 12V with the key on or off (until the DME goes into sleep mode).

I tested it with a multimeter to see which prong was the positive lead. It's always at 12V. The light itself has resistors in it on the circuit board, so I am unsure of the bulb and / or battery voltage.

I just bought a flush mount female cigarette socket for 8 with ship. And a cigarette flashlight so we'll see how this turns out. I really don't like constant 12v even tho it's DME controlled, I prefer 12v acc. I'm sure I could find a 12v acc from the fusebox and use a fuse tapper
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:26 PM   #503
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This I know. But like I said, I didn't need a tiny flashlight and needed more power outlets. It works great for me and for what I need.

Arguing about a cheap mod on the internet. Your penis must be huge.
I have to admit, that made me laugh. thanks for brightening my day, sir.
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:21 AM   #504
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Just measured the hole and I think it should fit.
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:06 AM   #505
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I'm trying to find a cheap source for those Vitara or whatever they're called rechargeable cell batteries.

Already test fitted an LED in the flashlight. And I'll need to solder.. which I hate with a passion.
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:28 AM   #506
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just measured the hole and i think it should fit.
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:42 AM   #507
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NAME: DIY Flashlight Power Outlet
I like the idea and the DYI
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:22 AM   #508
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Great keep this going.

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Old 04-12-2012, 03:00 PM   #509
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Anyone in San Francisco that drives/owns an M3.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?p=12873334

I offer this service FREE! FREE PART AND LABOR!

I currently have the traditional color (light blue, dark blue, and red); (yellow, black and red); (White, black and gray).

Depending on your car's color such as BLUE M3, color scheme maybe (dark blue, medium blue and aqua blue)
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:59 AM   #510
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too lazy to read the whole thread but have you guys done all red tails mod?

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Its easily reversible too and looks oem!
+1 I would like to know more about this.
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:40 AM   #511
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Subscribed. Great thread! I'll be doing a couple of these this weekend, keep them coming! I might add a couple in later when I've got some time.
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:29 PM   #512
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We should keep this thread alive!! lots of good info! i will be getting my 330ci soon and i can't wait to do some of these mods! thanks for all the advice..
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:34 PM   #513
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Testors transparent candy red spray paint - then spray on some clear

Or dilute red paint with clear coat and spray professionally
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:42 PM   #514
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VHT make a red tint spray paint for like $6 at oreilly
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:42 PM   #515
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Less noise during low rpm. The 320 doesn't have the flap
Does the US spec 325i?
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:53 PM   #516
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Does the US spec 325i?
Yes. the 325 and the 330 have the same exhaust.

Just look into the right exhaust tube. You'll see the flap.
Above the tube, you'll see a vacuum hose, just cut that, and stick a golf tee (or whatever you have to block it off) so you don't have a vacuum leak and you'll be pleased.

I did it, and I like how much better I sound at low RPM
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:12 AM   #517
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:51 AM   #518
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:13 AM   #519
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:26 AM   #520
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My DIY Power Steering Vent Tube

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=965436

If you're tired of keeping your power steering reservoir clean all the time a solution is to change the gasket along the cap however that isn't the definitive answer. If you will examine, your PS reservoir has a vent hole which spews out power steering fluid vapor which in turn coats your reservoir with this black greasy grit. The solution, a quick vent tube that directs the vapors elsewhere.

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BMW Vacuum Hose P/N11727545323
1/8" to 1/8" male to male fitting


Directions
- Clean your messy reservoir
- Attach one end of the fitting to the hose
- Attach other end with attached cable to vent hole (You may need to trim the fitting to get it to fit since it is not exactly a 1/8" dia.)
- Route vacuum hose to your place of choice. I chose to vent the vapors to the pavement. The meter long vacuum hose is more than ample enough to reach.

Looks pretty original if you ask me and you will no longer have a dirty reservoir to clean anymore




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