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  1. How urgent to replace leaking rear shock and possible cracked mount?

    General E46 Forum
    Friends, I know there are probable a million threads on this, but I am concerned about urgency, so please bear with me. I have a leaking rear shock and there is a sort of rattle noise coming from someplace near there. If I have a busted shock and a cracked mount, how urgent is it to replace...
  2. Input/Output transmission seal during clutch replacement?

    General E46 Forum
    Good Evening Bimmers ~ I'm preparing to replace the clutch (SAC) on my 2002 325ci and going through the procedure in my Bentley repair manual I see it is a "wise" time to replace the input and output transmission seals during this job. Does anyone have any experience or recommendations...
  3. Fog Light Lens Replacment

    Lighting Forum
    1999 328i are the fog lights lens replaceable? or do i have to replace the whole thing. also ive been searching to how to take off the fog lights but cant find anything. can someone point me to the right direction
  4. Crankshaft nightmare. Please help!!!

    General E46 Forum
    What's up guys, this is my first post and also the first BMW I have owned. I have a 2001 325i and it's been nothing but a nightmare. I have the code P0339 (crankshaft position sensor) I went ahead and replaced it with a autozone but it did nothing. So I returned it and ordered a OEM replacement...
  5. move the cruise control?

    General E46 Forum
    As the topic says, move the cruise control. Is it possible? Has anyone done it? Like moved the buttons for it Been thinking about getting a luisi steering wheel and will therefore not have the buttoncontrols on the steering wheel. The radio controls are no problem since you could just move your...
  6. Confirmation - 325 to 330 Engine swap

    General E46 Forum
    Hi All, I currently have a 2001 325CI with a dead engine, I am going to replace the engine with a 330 Saloon - Vert I already have the donor car (330 Vert ) and the job is being started on Tuesday, I have done lots of research and i cant forsee any major problems, My question is... Does...
  7. HELP!! How do I replace Factory HIDs with aftermarkets?

    Lighting Forum
    I had just purchased an 05 330i M and I'm looking to replace the OEM HIDs with aftermarket headlights but it seems I can fit regular projectors on the factory HIDs... How would I go about changing the headlights to fit an aftermarket? Thanks to anyone who can help.
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  9. 318i n42b20 oil sump help please

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Hey, anyone know if the sump on a 4cyl 2.0L N42 be changed without dropping the subframe? Spaghetti coder/TIS online suggests not but space looks tight to me, anyone actually done this on this engine? I have a rounded sump plug IN the sump, it...
  10. Dynavin Preparations

    Mobile Electronics Forum
    Hello. I own a 2003 330ci convertible, and I am looking to install the Dynavin E46 WinCE in my car. I have the HK system but stock head unit, no GPS, no satellite radio, and no Bluetooth. I have researched and know all about the plug and play for HK and all the features the Dynavin offers, but...
  11. How To.. Replace OSR Brake Pipe - E46 M54 2001

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    E46 2001 320ci M54 auto coupe' UK right hand drive 1/With the vehicle on hard level ground and chocks under the front wheels to prevent movement, raise the rear of the car up and use suitable stands to make the car safe. (Ideally, the rear suspension arms should be fully extended, this will...
  12. Is Your Leather Old, Cracked, Or Needing Repair ? - Read (Pics)

    General E46 Forum
    I have noticed a lot of threads coming up on people worried about leather wear and tear as the e46 chassis ages, and as I know a decent amount about it I thought I would consolidate my findings into one thread. If your leather is looking old, cracked, or needing replacement, do not worry. It can...
  13. Radiator Replacement e46 ci coupe step by step all info in 1 thead finally!!!

    General E46 Forum
    hey guys, so after the nightmare i had to go thru the past week and intence forum research i had to do; i have decided to post this thread so every one can save some time in the future :) : my ride 2000 323 CI coupe manual trans. short story: so i was selling my car and this old bastard came...
  14. rubber gasket around windshield is shot.

    General E46 Forum
    Does anybody know if it is possible to replace rubber gasket that goes AROUND the windshield without replacing the whole windshield. It appears to be the case for 5 series (there are numerous threads on bimmerfest). Texas sun has cooked mine and i I can literally peel away pieces of the rubber...
  15. Dead key on BMW 325? Try this first.

    General E46 Forum
    My key died, and naturally, I searched E-46 for advice. Instead of the $240 new key from BMW, the thread suggested opening the key and replacing the battery. (FWIW, I did this on my wife's Mazda with a battery from CVS, a screwdriver and DIY from the owner's manual) Kinda buried in the thread...
  16. E46 sedan or E39 side mirror: transplant to E46 coupe

    General E46 Forum
    I have been interested in replacing my side mirrors on my 2004 330Ci, and instead of going the M3 route, I would like to go back to my roots. I always loved the small square mirrors that were on my mother's E39 sedan, and when I purchased my E46, a transplant to at least the E46 sedan side...
  17. Falty rear pdc sensor

    General E46 Forum
    I have a falty rear pdc sonsor that I need to replace. Does anyone know how to replace it? Do I have to take off the hole rear fender? I have a E46 (facelift) 2004 mod with standard styling.
  18. Replacement Cooling System Hoses

    Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
    Hey guys, Does anyone know if there is an aftermarket manufacturer of cooling system hoses for E46's? I have looked at Samco, but it seems like they only make them for up to E36's. Also, does anyone know an online retailer that sells a complete cooling system replacement kit? AKA, new hoses...
  19. E46 Dash Removal / Replace - Detailed Pix

    Mobile Electronics Forum
    Hi all. Not sure if this is in the right place seems correct as I am also fitting Bluetooth Handsfree and iPod controller so makes sense in an A/V section. Okay. I needed to do this job and found little actual detailed knowledge on how to do it, just people saying it's easy etc but no...
  20. Changing E46 Dash

    General E46 Forum
    Easy? I have to do it. Any guides or tips? Or am I going to have find all those screws and clips alone. HELP!