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Old 11-07-2007, 11:22 AM   #1
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The OFFICIAL Best of the Best DIY Thread


Exterior


Sedan Rear Bumper Removal/Installation
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=358017

CF Roof Install
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=483306

Fender Rolling
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=598528

Complete M3 OEM Mirror Retrofit DIY for the E46 Sedan
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=675377

E46 M3 mirrors retrofit onto E46 sedans/wagons instructions
http://www.rogueengineering.com/Merc..._Code=E46M3MIR

Aerocatch hood pins into a Carbon Fiber hood
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=815415

Side Mirrors Cover Repair
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=812472

OEM M3 Rear Conversion- Sedan
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=824352


Interior


Hard wire a Parrot CK3100 without a harness - for those with after-market amps
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1004809

Convertible Top Interior Trim Flap Repair
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=520323

Dash Removal / Replace
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=628898

OEM illuminated gear knob installation
http://www.argyrides.eu/bmw/accessor...knob/shift.htm

Cluster LCD replacement
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=670689

Shift Style alcantara Shift Boot / Ebrake Boot install
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=786558
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=751751


Suspension/Brakes/Drive train/Engine



Secondary Air Pump & Valve
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=788796

CCV, DISA, ICV, Oil Separator
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=643639

Brake Rotors and Pads
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=410638

Oil Level Sensor
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=366659

Front Control Arm Bushing (FCAB)
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=140066

Front Control Arms
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=421918

PowerFlex Rear Trailing Arm Bushing RTAB DIY
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=678004

Replacing Rear Differential Bushings Mounts
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=521636

5 to 6 Speed Swap
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=574363

neil1138's 5 Speed Swap - Great information on the parts and process of the swap
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=659314

Power Steering Pump
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=575499

UUC Under Drive Pulley Install
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=483472

EMP Stewart Water Pump + Expansion Tank + Deflector Pullies + Coolant Flush
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=634490

Differential Swap
http://bokchoys.com/differential/diy_diff.htm

02 Simulator install
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=654222

Installing Adjustable Lower Control Arms
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=675565

Intake boot replacement
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=754766


Lighting


Angle Eye Install
http://www.fastm.com/m3/angeleyes.html

Corner / Parking Light Delete
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=278132

Corner / Parking Light Delete - without risking damage
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=694015

Taking your headlight apart (excludes facelift coupes)
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=609558

Headlight removal for facelifted coupe
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=639475

Changing Xenon Bulbs on 04+ coupe
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...66#post8288566

Changing Xenon Bulbs on all e46 models (except 04-06 coupes)
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=609544

Gauge cluster led replacement
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=988690

Installing LED interior lights
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=640683

Head Light lens refinish
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=586338

Quad Bi-Xenon conversion
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=895209


Electronics/ICE/Stereo



Z8 Engine Start Button Install
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=754689

Parrot Bluetooth using Connects2
http://www.bokchoys.com/differential..._bluetooth.htm

OEM Navigation Retrofit Guide
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=203145

Build Your Own Paddle Shift Kit
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=56234

Build Your Own Paddle Shift Kit - For an X5
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=63211

BMW 16:9 Widescreen NAV Retrofit
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=121982

Carputer
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=409009


Maintenance


Inspection II walk through
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=109846

Valve Cover Gasket Replacement
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=886063

Spark Plug Replacement
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=886035

Fuel Filter
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=265683

Oil and Engine Service Light Reset for 99-00 e46 - OBD I
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=145270

Post-Cat O2 Sensors + Pre-Cat O2 Sensors
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=293116

Camshaft Sensor
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...ghlight=sensor
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...ghlight=sensor
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...sensor+exhaust

ATF Flush
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=438667

Coolant Flush
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...ht=coolant+DIY

Belt Replacement
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=522832

Blower fan
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=418987

Rear Wheel Bearing on the Cheap
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=581164

E46 Front Wheel Bearings
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=610725

Manual Transmission Fluid Change
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=491209

Oil Change
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=483444


General/Stuff that didn't fit into any other category


Window Regulators
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=104035
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=356847

Rim/Wheel Curb Rash Repair
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=556806

A bunch of DIYs
http://bimmerinfo.com/diy/

Airbag light - Seat Belt Pretensioner
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=565806

Final Stage Resistor
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpos...34&postcount=7

Lock Beep - hear a beep when you lock your E46 BMW without the alarm
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=687303



PM me links you think should be added to the thread (give me a couple days to reply to your PM - I'm slow).
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