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  1. One Click INPA install and upgrade to ISTA

    General E46 Forum
    Now tools like OBD Fusion and PA Soft might all be part of your arsenal for an e46 but there are times when neither of these will do the job. Good examples are Brake Module replacements, or Steering Angle Sensor calibrations. This is why every e46 owner needs a working copy of dealer level...
  2. Help - trying to install am 2xdin in nav equipped touring with original amp

    Mobile Electronics Forum
    Two problems: Battery got drained overnight. Not sure why and unit is connected in the way it should (tuner connection to harness). Thoughts? How do I best route the extension cable from the trunk to the back side rails? On coupes, verts, limos it can be done through the back seat - not...
  3. Anyone in DFW want to help me install coilovers and rear LCAs?

    ///M3 Forum
    Hi, I'm looking to pull the trigger on coilovers, camber plates, and rear LCAs for my '04 M3. The shop I've been using for most of my work (subframe reinforcement, etc.), K3S motorsports, is really fantastic, but I'd like to save some money and gain the experience and knowledge from doing it...
  4. Broken expansion tank bracket ?

    General E46 Forum
    So I currently have an issue whereby Iv broken the expansion tank mount where the ET top hangar is meant to hang on to. Could this be the reason why I can't seem to get the Expansion tank to seat no matter how hard I push down ?
  5. BMW Performance Shift Lever DIY Install

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    So this weekend my friend and I tackled installing the BMW Performance Shift Lever. After many forums searches, youtube videos, and google searched we thought we knew everything in order to successfully install the part. We thought wrong! NONE has mentioned the part of the install that...
  6. Reverse camera install PIC HEAVY!

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Here's the DIY for my reverse camera install in a 2002 330i sedan. Like my other ventures into e46 repair, my car has several manufacturing differences, so I hope this can help someone out who faced the same difficulties as I did. This is a long DIY, but I didn't want to miss a step along the...
  7. E46 fender removal

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    How to remove a fender on an E46 sedan.
  8. DIY:E46 Aux install

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    DIY video on how to install an aux port for a pre. 2003 e46 with CD button instead of MODE on the stereo. link:
  9. EOI: Air Suspension Install - Write up

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Hi all, Not sure if anyone has installed air suspension into their E46s and found it difficult to come across any guidance on the web. I have installed Airlift struts with Accuair elevel management and have a write up on it. Just wanted to know if anyone else was keen for it, or if it's not...
  10. Subwoofer Install w/ HK Premium Sound Package

    General E46 Forum
    Hi all. I'm brand new to the forums. I've been lurking around here for about a year now. I've owned 2 e46's First was a 2001 325i. After that one was rear ended by a driver on his cell phone, I picked up a 2003 325i. This one has a few upgrades, most notably the Harmon Kardon Sound System. Thing...
  11. 323 Audio Shops?

    Mobile Electronics Forum
    Ordering an aux/ipod thing for my accord, not super comfortable installing myself. Anyone know of a cheap(ish) place in the 323 around Los Feliz/Atwater? Can travel if worth doing so. TIA
  12. (How To) e46 Alternator Upgrade / Replacement without removing Fan

    DIY: Do It Yourself After upgrading all the pieces of my Bimmer's stereo and putting a 15" Kicker in the trunk running 1200 watts... I was having some amp cutouts at high volume. So, what do we do? Well, we have to upgrade the alternator you know! The stock alternator is...
  13. Accidental Double Post

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Trying to figure how to delete this
  14. Questions about aftermarket subwoofer/amp

    General E46 Forum
    I have an '02 330Ci Dinan3 with the HK stereo system. I've never been happy with the sound quality overall, but I've never been able to justify spending thousands to replace the whole system. Now the subwoofer has gone bad (I assume it's the sub's amp that is shot). Anyway, I have a 10"...
  15. BMW 330ZHP AA Stage 1 Build Thread

    Forced Induction Forum
    So Monday (9/23/13) I finally received my AA Stage 1 Supercharger Kit. After a year long debate I finally decided I wanted to go Forced Induction vs NA with this car and after a lot of research the AA kit seemed to fit my needs the best. I was able to speak with Viral at AA and he set me up...
  16. Any E46 FS: Radio support/HVAC controls bracket 51458196112

    Lighting & Mobile Electronics (I.C.E.)
    I am selling the Radio/HVAC Control support bracket from my 2003 M3. It should fit any E46 for those looking to revert to factory radio options. Part #: 51458196112 Offered for $30 OBO. Looking for local meet/pickup pref. Will ship if you pay that too. PM or email me. Thanks! _sl_ _sl_
  17. M-Tech Foglights.

    Lighting Forum
    Hey guys, I have a ZHP, which has the mtech bumper, and recently my led foglight went out :banghead:, I bought the car pre-installed with led foglights so I have no clue on how to install a new pair of LED fog-lights. Does anyone have any installation guides for my problem? Much appreciated!
  18. HSD coilovers: installation of rear springs?

    Suspension & Braking
    Hey, I bought an HSD coilover kit for my '02 325i from BavAuto. No installation instructions whatsoever in the boxes. I have found lots of posts, but no real installation details (the HSD website is a total waste of time with no product support!). My biggest sticking point is the rear spring...
  19. Alarm Install - Missing Part

    General E46 Forum
    So I'm installing the BMW alarm I picked up from another forum member into my '04 330i, and got all the way to the last step where I am supposed to mount the siren on the firewall and I looked and the little plastic clip that the supplied screw goes into isn't there on my car. In the DIY I...
  20. 2001 330Cic Subwoofer install wiring help

    General E46 Forum
    Hey everyone. I just removed the old Bazooka Bass tube Reference RS(2006 model) from my boat to out in the back of my 3 series and I have a few questions on how to successfully install it. 1. Are there any RCA inputs on the back of the HK business radio?(this is for an 01) 2. If not, could i...