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Forum: General E46 Forum 08-04-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 43,641
Views: 5,800,189
Posted By hodgkinsc330ci
Looks very nice! Definitely keep us updated if...

Looks very nice! Definitely keep us updated if the -29/-30 part # brake ducts fit alright.

I think black kidneys would complete the look. I have plasti-dipped grilles but gloss black is definitely...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-28-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,213
Posted By hodgkinsc330ci
So, today I attempted to troubleshoot the KBUS....

So, today I attempted to troubleshoot the KBUS. INPA shows some KBUS error, and I confirmed with my multimeter that the bus is being pulled low by something. It was sitting in between 5 and 7 volts,...
Forum: The Showroom 07-25-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,702
Posted By hodgkinsc330ci
Excellent! My parents picked up a G20 back in...

Excellent! My parents picked up a G20 back in March. Dad is in love with it. I don't care for it as much as my E46 but I do have to admit, it's very nice. They've stepped up their game from the F30....
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-19-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,213
Posted By hodgkinsc330ci
Sorry for the delayed response everyone. My job...

Sorry for the delayed response everyone. My job has been real busy recently and I haven't had much time to think about my car except for putting gas in it and getting to work.

I did a cluster test...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-05-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,474
Posted By hodgkinsc330ci
Came here to comment with what I thought the...

Came here to comment with what I thought the answer was until I did some more digging. When I did my own research on this about a month ago (also planning on an M-tech II replica install in the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-05-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,213
Posted By hodgkinsc330ci
Seems like everything else is working fine - all...

Seems like everything else is working fine - all gauges seem to be reading accurately, OBC functions are displaying and mileage is counting.

Things that aren't working on the cluster include:
-...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-04-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,213
Posted By hodgkinsc330ci
That makes sense. I'm more convinced that it's...

That makes sense. I'm more convinced that it's purely a cluster issue now that it's "come back to life" again. Also, it is daytime now, but cupping my hands around the gauges it doesn't seem that the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-04-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,213
Posted By hodgkinsc330ci
Thanks for the piece of mind Scott. I do have one...

Thanks for the piece of mind Scott. I do have one more question / update about the current status of the cluster. Everything seems to be working fine as it did last week when I received the cluster...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-04-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,213
Posted By hodgkinsc330ci
No, the backlight was working fine on the ZHP...

No, the backlight was working fine on the ZHP cluster when the rest of it worked fine. It was only after the cluster failed that the backlighting wasn't coming on, and that makes sense to me. Of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-03-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,340
Posted By hodgkinsc330ci
FWIW, I love my Bilstein B4's. They ride great...

FWIW, I love my Bilstein B4's. They ride great and they were installed by the PO, likely more than 5 years ago. Since they're equivalent in cost to the OE Sachs dampers (maybe even cheaper?) I'd...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-03-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,213
Posted By hodgkinsc330ci
I had something like that in mind but didn't...

I had something like that in mind but didn't really want to ask. (was thinking something along the lines of a warrantied repair, I'd just pay shipping if it failed again) Anyways, my only issue with...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-03-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,213
Posted By hodgkinsc330ci
Exactly. It's $55 and it might save me from...

Exactly. It's $55 and it might save me from future headaches, so I'm considering replacing the ignition switch anyways.

I do understand that the components have finite lifetimes, but with half the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-03-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,213
Posted By hodgkinsc330ci
Danke für das Video! Ich kann ein bisschen...

Danke für das Video! Ich kann ein bisschen Deutsch sprechen, also das war hilfreich.

I definitely can't understand every word but I'll use that as a good resource if I decide to take my cluster...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-01-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,213
Posted By hodgkinsc330ci
My mechanic just got back to me this morning and...

My mechanic just got back to me this morning and he suggested the same thing. He asked me to unplug the cluster for two hours, but I left it unplugged on Saturday night along with the battery to no...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-30-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,213
Posted By hodgkinsc330ci
That was pretty much my thoughts as well. Same...

That was pretty much my thoughts as well. Same with two clusters failing in the exact same way within such a short time frame.

Hopefully I'll be able to give more information soon when I can send...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-30-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,213
Posted By hodgkinsc330ci
Just saw this - I see now, so should these...

Just saw this - I see now, so should these components be checked for failure, or is it a possibility that they can be overloaded by a fault elsewhere? I'm a relative noob when it comes to E&M,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-30-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,213
Posted By hodgkinsc330ci
Is there any gauge cluster specific "voltage...

Is there any gauge cluster specific "voltage regulator" that might have failed, or something similar upstream I may need to check? Correct me if I'm wrong but I think my first step is going to be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-30-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,213
Posted By hodgkinsc330ci
Thanks everyone for the input. What I'm going to...

Thanks everyone for the input. What I'm going to try to do is have Paul from Fixels look at both of the clusters and see if we can find a common point of failure. If the failed component is the same,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-29-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 581
Posted By hodgkinsc330ci
This happens to me occasionally when I remove my...

This happens to me occasionally when I remove my steering wheel for cleaning (Alcantara wheel, have to clean it often and it's easier to do without sitting in a hot car) If you haven't already tried...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-29-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,213
Posted By hodgkinsc330ci
In your professional opinion, you don't believe a...

In your professional opinion, you don't believe a short somewhere can cause this to happen? I find it very hard to believe that a cluster I got with half the miles of my original, from a newer car...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-29-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,213
Posted By hodgkinsc330ci
Just tried playing with some fuses to double...

Just tried playing with some fuses to double check my original work back about a month ago. Fuses 10, 34 and 43 all check out fine. Another thread instructed me to remove the fuses, start the car,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-29-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,213
Posted By hodgkinsc330ci
I'm afraid that even if I get the original...

I'm afraid that even if I get the original cluster repaired, this issue will just repeat itself. My concern here is that two clusters have failed in the exact same way within a month. I'd be happy to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-29-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,382
Posted By hodgkinsc330ci
I have trouble sometimes even getting my...

I have trouble sometimes even getting my low-profile jack under there to lift from that point. I can't imagine how much of a PITA it is for those of us that are lowered at all.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-29-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,382
Posted By hodgkinsc330ci
+1 on lifting from the front jack point on the...

+1 on lifting from the front jack point on the subframe brace. That's how BMW specifies to lift the front of the vehicle and is the procedure outlined in the Bentley manual. Mine has a dent in it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-29-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,213
Posted By hodgkinsc330ci
One more quick thing I thought would be helpful...

One more quick thing I thought would be helpful to mention - I'm unsure if this is related to my cluster issues, but I didn't experience it until my first cluster failed. After fill-ups, and only...
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