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Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 08-01-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 277,548
Posted By LarryNH914
Is there a way to test the actuator?

My Passenger door actuator was unlocking VERY slowly, struggling actually, till it finally would not unlock any more.

So, I replaced the actuator..... But, I think I got a bad actuator (OK, Cheap...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-08-2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 685
Views: 280,314
Posted By LarryNH914
Went throug 3 Alternators, one WAS DOA. MOst...

Went throug 3 Alternators, one WAS DOA. MOst seemed to work, and charge the batter without an external charger...... Till around 200 miles.

I started having issues after returning an alternator...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-08-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 685
Views: 280,314
Posted By LarryNH914
My OEM battery did not do too well.

2002 330CI

Battery was dated as manufactured 2010, so not original. Car has under 75,000 miles. Probably not good that I do not drive it in winter, and did not put a battery tender on it, my bad....
Forum: E46 Convertible 06-12-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,836
Posted By LarryNH914
The only antenna connection that matters is the...

The only antenna connection that matters is the cream color one, connected to the connector on the TCU with the cream color stripe nearby.

Yes, this connection is needed and connects to the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-08-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,057
Posted By LarryNH914
Alternator fixed it.

So, it was just an alternator.

Seems my alternator "Idiot Light" is an idiot. It does not know how to light up when no voltage is charging the battery.

So, I have a car that can reliably tell...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-04-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,057
Posted By LarryNH914
Voltage less at battery when car running....

OK,

Finally got the Multimeter on.

Terminals did not look good at all, plenty of white corrosion on them.

Charged the battery, took to AutoZone for testing. (Tested fine, not original...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-03-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,057
Posted By LarryNH914
Rained heavily Sunday through Tuesday morning....

Rained heavily Sunday through Tuesday morning. Started Tuesday Afternoon on interstate after being driven 10 miles.
But, will definitely check fuesbox/wheelwell.

I think it is original battery...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-03-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,057
Posted By LarryNH914
Wild Multiple Electrical dash warnings on/off. What could it be?

Hi,

Yesterday, my dashboard lighted up like a christmas tree. Had battery warning, abs, brake, and a few others on. Then they turned off, except for a brake light warning.

Replaced a bad...
Forum: E46 Convertible 05-29-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,836
Posted By LarryNH914
So, I got a cheap unit off of ebay, a 06...

So, I got a cheap unit off of ebay, a


06 bmw x5 motorola tel blue control unit 84106963798 6963798 PK: XXXX OC0010

TELEMATICS CONTROL UNIT CDMA Sep-05 Apr-06 84106963798 Motorola TCU...
Forum: E46 Convertible 05-08-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,836
Posted By LarryNH914
OK, found it. I had to remove the rear seats, and...

OK, found it. I had to remove the rear seats, and a metal plate to see it. As I suspected...

I ran it into the trunk. The area it was run into was where the rollover protection devices are. If...
Forum: E46 Convertible 05-07-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,836
Posted By LarryNH914
2002 330CI Bluetooth/assist connector location?

Hi,

New owner of a 2002 e46 Convertible. Was looking to retrofit a bluetooth unit. Seems like it was possible with either a ULF or TCU of the right version from ebay (and BT antenna and...
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